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The Gratitude of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The Gratitude of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Michael Friedman presents a fascinating view into the philosophy, culture and camaraderie of Jiu Jitsu. I'm certain his findings resonate with many fellow practitioners.   "In its most colloquial meaning, gratitude is a basic process by which we are thankful. We...

The surprising physics behind Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The surprising physics behind Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  In this film, journalist Zakee Kuduro explores the science of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and why an understanding of the fundamentals of physics and knowing the levers of the body can help you to fight with intelligence. Video by Zakee Kuduro Commissioning Editor:...

【丹羽兄弟】Niwa Brothers Part 2: Black Belt

【丹羽兄弟】Niwa Brothers Part 2: Black Belt

Introduction: Reon and Hiryuu Niwa are two young competitors who formerly trained at their father's gym, Axis Jiu Jitsu Yokohama. They both made the move to Costa Mesa, California in order to study under the Mendes Brothers at the world renowned Art of Jiu-Jitsu. The...

Andy Wang TUF5 and Beyond

Andy Wang TUF5 and Beyond

Most people know about Andy Wang from his stint in TUF 5 with Nate Diaz, BJ Penn and Jens Pulver. But he is also a teacher. Like, a real, actual school teacher. He has degrees in both history and political science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Originally...

BJJ Asia Interview #1 | Jack Brown

BJJ Asia Interview #1 | Jack Brown

Jack Brown is a Scottish Black Belt under Renowned competitor and Coach Marcos Nardini (MNBJJ). Specialising in No-gi Jack is well known in the European circruit as an incredible competitor and coach. Jack has been traveling for the last 3 years and settled in Bangkok...

Bjjasia Interview #3 | Jayson Holechek

Bjjasia Interview #3 | Jayson Holechek

Jayson Holechek is an entrepreneur based in Asia who boasts brands such as Iron BJJ (https://ironjiujitsu.com) and Lucha SEA (https://www.instagram.com/lucha.us). With his college wrestling background, he has made himself a reputation as a solid coach and is now part...

BJJASIA Interview #2 | Jason “Sparkplug” Burnworth

BJJASIA Interview #2 | Jason “Sparkplug” Burnworth

Sparky is a BJJ Black Belt, former coach of Fairtex Training Center, and noteable for building the BJJ Scene in Chiang Mai under Team Quest Thailand. In this interview, we discuss his recent life, his accident, and being brought up under the late Mauricio Zingano. We...

New IBJJF uniform requirements have been issued

New IBJJF uniform requirements have been issued

IBJJF UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS GI MATERIAL GIs should be tailored using cotton or cotton-like fabric only. The fabric should not be so thick or hard as to impede an opponent from gripping it. For juvenile, adult, master and senior divisions, a GI fashioned from woven...

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