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bigger opponents in bjj

Here’s at __ tips for rolling with larger opponents as provided by the awesome fans and friends of Ok! Kimonos.

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jiu jitsu STARTER KIT

Jiu Jitsu Starter Kit…

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THE FOUR best REASONS

You or your friends may have been considering starting BJJ for a while. There is a lot of publicity around the sport, even without it’s UFC connections. The size of events, the star athletes and the overall lifestyle are making it increasingly popular. If you are looking for even more justification I have come up with what I think are the 4 best reasons for starting BJJ.

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excuses bjj

I want  to talk about a very important issue.

Many people live their life day after day and year after year making the same mistakes without even noticing it and as we move deeper into 2015 I want to raise awareness about these self-destructive excuses people make in order to justify the way they live and deal with their life.

Many times we don’t even realize the psychological aspect of the excuses we make and how we use our excuses a safety blankets to protect us from our fears and insecurities.

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womens only bjj classes

When I started out in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu over four years ago, I was the only female training in my academy.

Fast forward to now, I instruct a women’s only class where there are plenty of ladies on the mats.

Overall, there has been some serious growth and amazing strides in women’s jiu jitsu all over the world, but we are still the minority.

So, here are a few reasons how women’s only classes can be beneficial, as well as women’s only seminars and open mats. It’s a gateway, promotes growth, and provides girl time.

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etiquette in brazilian jiu jitsu

There are all sorts of things we can do to make our training partners crazy. We all have quirks, pet peeves, etc. that get on our nerves. We all do things that get on our training partner’s nerves and under their skin.

On the mat and in the, there are things that I feel are completely unacceptable breaches of etiquette.

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spouse train bjj

I know it is something that a lot of people who train would like to happen. Their partners gets the BJJ bug and starts training too.

How much easier would that make things?

I thought I would provide a few balanced insights from a man who’s wife also trains.

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SEMINARS IN BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

Over the weekend I had the chance to learn some awesome new techniques that I will be adding to my arsenal over the next years. I did not learn them from my instructor. I did not learn them from youtube, I did not learn them from an instructional. I learned them at a seminar. This got me thinking about what a great thing BJJ seminars are and how they are vital in improving your own understanding of the art. In my own opinion these are one of the least used and yet most helpful tools in BJJ.

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WHAT IT TAKES TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN BJJ

What does it truly take to be successful in the BJJ world?

This is a question many wonder but find it very difficult to answer. Truth be told there can be many different answers to this question based on you as a person.

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jumping off bridges in brazilian jiu jitsu (1)

JNCO Jeans, chain wallets and flannel shirts. When I was in middle school these were the signs of someone who was with it. These were the sign of someone who was awesome and knew what was cool. If your wallet chain didn’t hit your knee, and the bottom of your jeans didn’t completely cover your foot, you just didn’t get it.

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