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White Belts Woes: 5 Tips For Stepping Onto The Mats

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So, you decided to catch the latest Joe Rogan podcast or stayed up late for the UFC and thought rolling on the ground choking someone unconscious looked fun. You were right. But joking aside, Brazilian...

Mica Galvao Delivers Career Best Performance at BJJ Stars 8

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BJJ Stars returned to Sao Paulo, Brazil for its 8th event. Their middleweight grand prix included some of the best modern day jiu jitsu champions, including Leandro Lo and Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa. While fans were...

Five Reasons Why Competing is Good For Your Jiu Jitsu

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Competing in any athletic endeavor is challenging, especially when it’s a one on one sport like jiu jitsu. Not only will you be facing someone who’s hungry to win, you’ll likely be doing so in...

How To Stay Motivated in Jiu Jitsu

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The jiu-jitsu journey is a never ending one, as no matter how much you practice it is impossible to master every area of the game. While there are life-long practitioners of the art, there are...

Training in Brazil – Progress Mark spends 2 months in Sao Paulo, what tips does he have?

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During the first 2 months of 2022 I travelled to Sao Paulo, Brazil to train at the legendary Barbosa Jiu Jitsu Academy under the tutelage of Marco Barbosa, a blackbelt for over 20 years. If...