BJJ Gameplanning: Why Some Techniques Work Better with Others

If we maximize the connections between techniques, we can solve big problems in our jiu-jitsu and streamline the efficiency of how we roll.
Marshal Carper
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Meet the Pandas – The Language of Jiu-Jitsu – Charles Brissette

Being a cerebral guy with an interest in statistics and analytical thought, Charles Brissette is not your typical BJJ meathead.
Daniel Bertina
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Holiday Sale Breakdown (Deals + Freebies)

When sales get this big, we often get a lot of questions. This post aims to simplify your shopping experience.
Nelson Puentes
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Black Belts and Board Games Episode 1: Reaps and Gi vs. No-Gi

Nelson and Matt sit down for a game of Commander and talk about reaping rules and the technical merits of gi and no-gi training.
Nelson Puentes
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The Danger of Gurus

How much should you trust the advice of your instructor? In his new article, Marshal writes about the temptation to guru-fy jiu-jitsu coaches and how to stay grounded.
Marshal Carper
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Embracing the Crazy Jiu-Jitsu Professor Lifestyle

In his newest blog, Marshal talks about how every long-time jiu-jiteiro is doomed to face crazy professor syndrome.
Marshal Carper
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A note to our fans (about big changes)

A note to our fans (about big changes)
We just rebooted our inventory and made a bunch of behind the scenes changes to make things better for Panda Nation.
Nelson Puentes
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Big Panda Swinging

I started my BJJ career at 190 pounds, and I put weight on over the years, moving from middle heavy, to heavy, to super heavy, and now back down to middle heavy. I have always been on the big side of the room when it ...
Nelson Puentes
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My Cup Runneth Over

Do you wear a cup? Marshal used to until one tragic day…
Marshal Carper
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Challenging the Traditional Logic on Teaching

When I was first learning how to teach, certain “best practices” were common knowledge. These were the “right” ways to be a good teacher, run a good class, and design a good curriculum. You see these in the teaching g...
Matt Kirtley
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Evicting Ring Girls (and Other Cage-Side Thoughts)

Sometimes you have to kick a ring girl out of her seat, and other insights from working the corner in MMA fights.
Marshal Carper
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The Four BJJ Archetypes - Which Are You?

Over my years in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I’ve come up with a theory of four archetypes for like-minded jiu-jiteiros that I call The Competitor, The Scholar, The Hobbyist, and The Traditionalist. Let me describe these arc...
Matt Kirtley
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