Plant-Based Diet Basics for Vegan Grapplers

Plant-Based Diet Basics for Vegan Grapplers
Several years ago, I became interested in a vegan diet for ethical and environmental reasons, but at the time, I did not know anyone else in BJJ who was vegan or eating a plant-based diet, so I was not sure it was pos...
Matt Kirtley
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The Strange Challenge of Jiu-Jitsu Confidence

Jiu-jitsu confidence can be fragile and complicated. Marshal’s new blog post dives into the process of building an effective jiu-jitsu mindset.
Marshal Carper
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The Right Approach to Earning Your Blue Belt

For many white belts, earning a blue belt can seem like the ultimate prize, but it can also be the source of so much anxiety. This guide will show you the right way to approach setting goals around belt ranks.
Matt Kirtley
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Meet the Pandas – The Panda from Paris – Claire-France Thévenon

In Meet the Pandas we explore what drives the many members of the Panda Nation. In the previous episode we introduced Javier Palomo: walking encyclopedia of the grappling arts, host of the Grapper Union Podcast and co...
Daniel Bertina
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Jiu-Jitsu Strategy: The Persistent Threat Concept

Marshal’s new blog discusses the strategic concept of establishing a persistent threat in every position. Learn more in his new blog!
Marshal Carper
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Ten Exercises for Guard Players

Upgrade the power of your guard with these 10 exercises from Panda Nation’s Alexander Sterner.
Alex Sterner
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The Unimportance of Competition

Marshal has a competition-neutral stance with his students, leaving it up to them to decide if competition is a path they want to take. In this article, he breaks down that philosophy, its benefits, and its challenges.
Marshal Carper
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Concept-Based Learning in BJJ

Learning to see the concepts behind techniques accelerates your learning by leaps and bounds. In his latest blog post, Matt talks about how to shift into this concept-based mindset.
Matt Kirtley
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From Athlete to Coach: 10 Years of International SAMBO Competition [Part 2]

From Athlete to Coach: 10 Years of International SAMBO Competition [Part 2]
You can read Part 1 of Reilly's journey by clicking here. A few years before moving from New Orleans to California, I made another attempt at the USA Sambo Championships. I won a silver medal as the only American-born...
Reilly Bodycomb
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The Revenge of the Plateau, Episode 75

The dreaded training plateau. Marshal talks about this longest plateau ever and how he beat it.
Marshal Carper
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7 Days of Panda Christmas

7 Days of Panda Christmas
Gifts and Deals for Panda Nation Panda Nation has given us so much support over the years, and we are beyond grateful for what you have done for our family and for the jiu-jitsu community. Every Black Friday season, w...
Nelson Puentes
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Smaller Circles

When my mom tells me the story of my time in kindergarten, first there’s the mandatory prelude of the battle to get me into the building. As soon as we parked, I would turn into a spider monkey and get a hold of anyth...
Nelson Puentes
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