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WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR A BJJ BLACK BELT

I was asked what I would be willing to do for a Black Belt in BJJ.

Of course, the first answer that came to mind was “ANYTHING!!!”  I mean, who wouldn’t? Who doesn’t want to see years and years of “blood, sweat and tears” manifest into something so tangible and rare?

And although I feel that the goal of achieving the rank of Black Belt in BJJ is an awesome idea, I also think that sometimes we miss out on what is really important here….

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HOW BJJ IS GOOD FOR YOUR MIND PART 1

It’s common knowledge that playing regular sport and exercise is beneficial to your physical health, however, the lesser know fact is that physical exercise can have a positive effect on mental well-being too. Extensive research has shown that participating in regular sporting activities have reduced levels of anxiety and improved mood. Having said that exercise is good for you, the question is how is BJJ good for your mind?

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HOW TO OVERCOME THE BJJ INJURY BLUES

I’m writing this a week after having surgery to repair an umbilical (belly button) hernia (ripped or torn muscle that creates a hole). For the first few days I was unable to sit, cough, laugh, sneeze or make any basic movement due to the incisions they made in my abdomen. For three days I was a cloud of pain medication and general misery.

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mom of 3 trains bjj 10 times per week

My whole life is time management.

Kendall is a mom of 3 and trains 4-5 days per week, often twice per day.  When I heard about her story, I couldn’t help but share it.  I do a lot, running 3 websites, a BJJ brand, and about to launch a podcast on top of working full time and being the best dad and husband I can be.  But, her time management skills put me to shame.  Without further, ado, let me introduce you to Kendall. – Brendan

I train 4-5 days a week ,sometimes twice a day now that I have decided to compete in the Pan Ams. I also have three children ages 1, 3 and 7.

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jose aldo bjj black belt

Not too long ago, I wrote about how Xande Ribeiro criticized certain instructors for giving away BJJ black belts to MMA fighters who never (or rarely) train or compete in the gi.

Now UFC Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, is speaking out as well.

In a recent interview with Tatame, Aldo said the following (translated):

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5 tips stronger

It’s totally understandable that most BJJ athletes want to stay at a weight that they feel comfortable.  The problem arises at the lower weight classes where the athletes have less to cut and can’t afford to add on extra muscle weight and get pushed up to the next weight class.

Additionally, more muscle means more oxygen is needed so as you’re trying to improve your strength, you also have to try to keep your endurance up, which is complicated.

Luckily, we’ve known for a long time that if you want to get stronger and put on minimal amounts of muscle, there’s a few tricks that’ll help:

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why should women train brazilian jiu jitsu

When this video first came out, there was a lot of discussion (read: keyboard wars) over the validity of it with a lot of people saying she was using BJJ inappropriately.

Lots of arguments took place on forums that she was using her jiu jitsu aggressively.

Here’s a fun challenge if you’re not sure if she went a bit overboard in the video above.

First, watch the video.

Still feel that she went a bit too far?

Watch it again. But, this time, watch the man in the background

See what happens?

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xande

Xande Ribeiro is one of my favorite grapplers ever.

Confession: I still have a sweep in my arsenal called the ‘Xande Sweep’ and that’s how I teach it.  It was a sweep he used against Marcelo Garcia and it’s a-mazing.

In an interview with Tatame, Ribeiro had some pretty strong words for MMA fighters who receive a black belt without ever training (or competing), in the gi.  Common examples of this thrown around in forums are Rashad Evans, Wanderlei Silva, and Daniel Cormier.

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keenan cornelius

Keenan Cornelius was recently at the BJJ globetrotters seminar in Copenhagen, Denmark and rolled non stop with 7 black belts.

The Black Belts are:
Daniel Bertina (Carlson Gracie Team)
Christian Graugart (BJJ Globetrotters)
Lorenzo Fraquelli (Roger Gracie)
Daniel Márquez (Alliance)
David George – aka Nogidavid (De La Riva)
Oli Geddes (Roger Gracie)
Kari Gunnarsson (BJJ Globetrotters)

Here’s the video:

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