Ending Referee's Decisions: It's Time for the IBJJF Rules to Change

No one is happy when the outcome of a close match is left up to a referee's decision. How can the IBJJF update its rules to give us clear winners? Nelson shares his recommendations in his latest blog post.
Nelson Puentes
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The Transtheoretical Model of Change

Don’t be intimidated by Val’s latest blog. In addition to her real PhD, she has an unofficial PhD in making deep insights accessible to jiu-jiteiros.
Valerie Worthington
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Doh! How Mistakes Define Your Jiu-Jitsu

In the latest blog post, Matt lays out how you can gauge your progress through BJJ based on one key factor: MISTAKES. Give it a ready today!
Matt Kirtley
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5 Lessons and 11 Years of Jiu-Jitsu Writing Later

What do you learn from more than a decade of working behind the scenes in BJJ? Marshal has a top five.
Marshal Carper
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How to Refuse a Dance Partner

Val Worthington’s Ask a Panda series is back! In this installment: How do you decline someone’s request to roll?
Valerie Worthington
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A Jiu-Jiteiro Amongst Mixed Martial Artists

A few months ago, Marshal picked up a head instructor role at an MMA gym in Pittsburgh. How has training a mix of fighters and sport jiu-jiteiros influenced his teaching style?
Marshal Carper
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The Self-Taught Dimension of BJJ

Is going online to learn jiu-jitsu mandatory at this point? Almost. Marshal has more in his new article.
Marshal Carper
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Tips for Teaching Jiu-Jitsu

Interested in learning to teach? Marshal has some advice for newbie instructors, whether you’re officially covering a class or just helping a new student with a question after class.
Marshal Carper
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Accelerate Your Learning by Turning Drills into Games

Matt is back this week with how you can improve your drilling practice using the research on motor learning and the value of games.
Matt Kirtley
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Personality shifts and changes and clashes in BJJ

Do you “shift gears” when you train? In his new blog post, Marshal writes about how his goals and responsibilities for a training session change his approach.
Marshal Carper
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Get More Gains Out of Open Mat

I’m going to make a bold assumption: You want to get better at BJJ. (I must be a mind reader.) Open mat can be a secret weapon in your training if you use it right. These tips will help make sure you do.
Matt Kirtley
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What I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know about Jiu-Jitsu

Val has put a lot of miles on her jiu-jitsu wheels, and here are some unexpected lessons she has learned along the way.
Valerie Worthington
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