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
Read more

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
Read more

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
Read more

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
Read more

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
Read more

My Cup Runneth Over

Do you wear a cup? Marshal used to until one tragic day…
Marshal Carper
Read more

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
Read more

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
Read more

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
Read more

Meet the Pandas – Magic On The Mat – Raphaël Levy

Meet the Pandas sheds light on the faces of Panda Nation. Last episode we introduced brown belt medal chaser Pat Hemenway of Pellegrino MMA. Now, we focus on Raphaël Levy of association Aranha: A professional Magic: T...
Daniel Bertina
Read more

Why Lower Belts Make Great Instructors

Did you just show up to class to discover a blue or purple belt covering? Never fear. Here’s why taking classes with blues and purples is good for you and for the team.
Marshal Carper
Read more

How to Return to BJJ After a Long Break

Sometimes life gets in the way of BJJ. Accidents and injuries will knock you out of training. When you are sidelined with an injury, illness, or even a blessing like a new baby or a job promotion, it’s easy to go stir...
Matt Kirtley
Read more
322 results
Left Continue shopping
Your Order

You have no items in your cart