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Ego-less Sparring 22 Jun

Ego-less Sparring

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Gracie Combatives is a program designed for adults who are new to jiu-jitsu. It teaches the essential techniques of jiu-jitsu through careful instruction, allowing students to develop their reflexes and learn how to incorporate moves while in a real-world fight scenario. What may come as a surprise is that students often take classes for months or even up to a year before they begin sparring.

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Powerful Principles 14 Jun

Powerful Principles

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Learning to be a student of principles starts with reading between the lines when you’re learning moves and technique. It means that you’re not just following the steps for each move like you’re putting together a piece of furniture. 

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The Four Elements of Jiu Jitsu 07 Jun

The Four Elements of Jiu Jitsu

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The core objective of jiu-jitsu is survival. More than beating your opponent or learning proper technique, jiu-jitsu is a form of self-defense that teaches practitioners how to survive a fight, whether it is during an MMA match or a street fight.

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The Marietta Miracle 31 May

The Marietta Miracle

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There has been a lot of discussion about what kind of role police should play in society.

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How do Jiu Jitsu Belts Work? 05 May

How do Jiu Jitsu Belts Work?

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Even before starting jiu-jitsu, just about everyone has a general idea of how the belt system works. In the most basic terms, belts symbolize skill level and rank. White belts represent those who are new to jiu-jitsu. As they develop as fighters and demonstrate their increased skill level on the mat, they are awarded new belts.

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Jiu Jitsu is a Language 19 Oct

Jiu Jitsu is a Language

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One of the more interesting ways to think about learning Jiu-Jitsu is to think of it as learning a language.

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The Gracie Approach to teaching Jiu Jitsu (PART 2 of 2): The Curriculum and a New Way of Sparring 17 Aug

The Gracie Approach to teaching Jiu Jitsu (PART 2 of 2): The Curriculum and a New Way of Sparring

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Most educational programs are made up of different levels or grades. You begin at a low level, demonstrate your knowledge of certain material, and then move up (or graduate) to the next level. Jiu-jitsu is no different.

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The Gracie Approach to teaching Jiu Jitsu (PART 1 of 2): ‘Sink or Swim’ vs. Gracie Training Philosophy 17 Aug

The Gracie Approach to teaching Jiu Jitsu (PART 1 of 2): ‘Sink or Swim’ vs. Gracie Training Philosophy

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Most people who go to their first jiu-jitsu class are nervous. It’s difficult to walk into any situation wearing your inexperience on your sleeve, especially when this inexperience concerns your ability to defend yourself physically.

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Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Works 08 May

Why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Works

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There is no doubt that the growing popularity of jiu-jitsu, especially Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Apart from it becoming more common among mixed martial arts fighters, it’s also gaining a following among normal people who merely want to learn how to defend themselves.

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Sport Jiu Jitsu in a Street Fight (Part 2 of 2) 07 May

Sport Jiu Jitsu in a Street Fight (Part 2 of 2)

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On part 1 of this article we examined the two approaches to training Jiu Jitsu in NYC – the Sport focused and Street Self-defense focused approach.  It’s not a question of which approach is better, but more so a question of which suits the individual’s needs.

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Sport Jiu Jitsu in a Street Fight (Part 1 of 2) 07 May

Sport Jiu Jitsu in a Street Fight (Part 1 of 2)

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For people who are just starting to learn jiu-jitsu, it is important to recognize that not all gyms are the same. Though all jiu-jitsu classes will teach the principles of the fighting style, there are significant differences in how some gyms choose to convert these principles into practice. The distinction is especially important if your objective is to learn self-defense.

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The 5 Most Common Injuries in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 14 Apr

The 5 Most Common Injuries in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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We’ve taken a very informative 50-minute video where Rener Gracie and Alex Ueda explains the most common injuries when training in Jiu Jitsu and broke it down into two parts.

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Surviving the First 6 Months of Sparring 07 Apr

Surviving the First 6 Months of Sparring

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Sparring, also known as rolling, is what makes Jiu-Jitsu the most dynamic and effective martial art around the globe. Furthermore, it offers the opportunity for limitless growth. In other words, Jiu-Jitsu promotes constant sparring, which enhances one’s skills. Unfortunately, most people quit before they hit the 6-month mark in the academy because of sparring. 

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Jiu – Jitsu Over 40 (5 Rules to Roll till 95) 26 Mar

Jiu – Jitsu Over 40 (5 Rules to Roll till 95)

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Rener and Ryron Gracie have been head instructors at Gracie University since the age of 18 and 20, respectively.  Having managed all aspects of Jiu-Jitsu training and program development.  They have personally observed the rates at which people are quitting their Jiu-Jitsu journey especially, those above 40 years old tend to have a higher rate of quitting while those just approaching 40 are considering quitting soon.

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BJJ in NYC: How to use Internet Resources 08 Nov

BJJ in NYC: How to use Internet Resources

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The internet is a great resource for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Submission Grappling in general. It connects players who are practicing and rolling from Denmark to Japan, from Rio to right here in Manhattan.

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