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please stop saying this about brazilian jiu jitsu misconceptions

Do you remember some of the misconceptions you had about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when you first started? [continue reading…]

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Training Diary of an Older Beginner

Hi, I’m Art Good. A few weeks ago I floated the idea to do some blog posts that would serve as a training diary for the year, and give insight into the life of an older, beginning BJJ player.

Over the course of 2017 I hope to do at least one post each month detailing my progress in BJJ, any difficulties or challenges I am facing, and also, hopefully, my results as I compete for the first time.

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Save Money with a Flexible Spending Account for BJJ costs

using a flexible spending account for bjj to save money

Do you want a universal 10%-25% off coupon for things like elastic tape, band-aids, and cold packs? This post is going to be a little weird for this blog. But, it might save you money. It’s also only useful for the USA readers in the crowd.

It’s not a pyramid scheme. In fact, it’s an account that the government lets you use to pay for medical expenses. It saves you money because you use pre-tax dollars to fund it. [continue reading…]

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Five Jiu-Jitsu Goals for 2017

five jiu jitsu goals for 2017

2016 is over, and 2017 is here. How time flies! True, you may not have accomplished everything you wanted to in 2016, but with a new year you can try again! It’s time for reflection and time to set new Jiu-Jitsu goals for the year.

Most BJJ practitioners goals for themselves every year.  While some are more realistic than others, they do provide a great opportunity to better ourselves in 2017.

Here are some Jiu Jitsu New Year’s resolutions to consider for 2017. [continue reading…]

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5 SMART Tips for Goal Setting in BJJ

bjj-goalsDo you want to learn quicker and have more satisfaction in your progress in BJJ?

As human beings we have a natural inclination to try and better our selves.  We are always seeking more and trying to see if the grass is truly greener on the other side. One common way to try and achieve these changes is through goal setting.

It seems so simple, right?

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Wow it’s already Thanksgiving time! And with that, Black Friday and all the deals that come along with it!

We have a great sale going on right now. Why is it great? Here’s three reasons:

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4 Times to Let Your Guard Down in Jiu Jitsu

Letting your guard down in BJJTo quote Wikipedia:  The guard is a ground grappling position in which one combatant has their back to the ground while attempting to control the other combatant using their legs.  Under most circumstances the goal is to keep our guard closed [continue reading…]

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The Beginning of My BJJ Journey


My name is Art Good, and I’m hooked on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

I’m a 43 year old pastor who has followed the BJJ world for several years.

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How Important is Your Jiu Jitsu to Your spouse?

How important is jiu jitsu to your spouse?

You’ve tied the knot, and you’ve tied your belt. Let’s talk about both.

I vaguely remember the first time I mentioned taking Jiu Jitsu classes to my spouse. If I remember correctly, and I think I do, her initial response was, “Don’t hurt yourself.

Since then, my spouse’s reaction to Jiu Jitsu has been different.  It is important to her because it is important to me.

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Frankenstein Fighter Profile

Frankestein Fighter Profile

Full Name: Frankenstein.

Nicknames: “My friends called me Monster, or Wretch. I’ve heard myself talked about as, ‘the Adam of your labors’, though.”

Takedowns can be tough if you’re fighting in the street.

Lineage: Multiple lineages, made from multiple fighters.

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