How The Pandemic Can Improve Your BJJ

COVID-19 forced many of us to own our BJJ education. With guided instruction limited by a virus that thrives off of proximity, improving our skills became not just something we outsource, but something we must instiga...
Joseph Hannan
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Inverting Gear: How our Rashguards are Designed

Inverting Gear: How our Rashguards are Designed
Nelson goes back and shares the history and thought process behind each Inverted Gear rashguard design.
Nelson Puentes
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Inverting Gear: How Our Gis are Designed

when the Affliction/Tapout era was at its peak, we went the opposite direction and made the original panda gi. While we were at it, we tried to solve some problems that had bothered me for years.
Nelson Puentes
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What It's Been Like Running a Jiu-Jitsu Business Right Now

2020 has been quite the year for all businesses. Our industry in specific was hit quite hard. 
Nelson Puentes
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Why You Need to Edit Your Jiu-Jitsu, And How to Do It

In writing, like in jiu-jitsu, editing is where half of the learning takes place.
Joseph Hannan
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Tripped Up By Training Takedowns

As I progress through my jiu-jitsu journey, the only thing I learn is how little I know. This is a sentiment I’ve noticed nearly everyone grows to adopt. Jiu-jitsu is one of the world’s great, humbling endeavors.
Nick C
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Reasons to be Your Teammates’ Biggest Fan

Jiu-jitsu is a competitive sport. The essence of every roll is to tap or positionally dominate your opponent. Inevitably that breeds a sense of rivalry with your teammates, but it doesn't have to be that way!
Tom Wortman
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Some Differences Between Training at a Big Name Academy vs.a Local Academy

Picking a jiu-jitsu academy is difficult. Almost every city offers a whole range of schools. Do you want to train under a legend and roll with a fleet of world champions? Or do you prefer a more intimate school where ...
Tom Wortman
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How to Boost Your BJJ Learning Ability

Jiu-Jitsu is the ideal martial art for learning addicts. It’s a game that alluringly combines skill and luck. I’ve heard many compare it to chess. But to borrow an idea from Annie Duke’s book, Thinking in Bets, jiu-ji...
Joseph Hannan
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Coming to Terms with Being a BJJ Nomad

In nearly a decade of practicing jiu-jitsu, I have been a member of at least seven different academies. I have never received more than one promotion from the same instructor. 
Corey Stockton
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The Excitement of Training With New Partners

It’s completely obvious and understandable why some people would forgo training currently. I honestly expected a few less partners than previous times. However, something which I didn’t expect was an influx of new fac...
Nick C
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Lessons from Breaking an Arm

The process of breaking my arm and then coming back to jiu-jitsu taught me some life lessons. Here are three...
Tom Wortman
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