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How to Retain More BJJ? Take Notes.

In my 8 years of training, I only recently began utilizing my own Jiu-Jitsu notebook. I have tried just about everything from white belt including online apps, online instructionals, and purchasing DVDs. While all of these things were good (and also expensive), it didn’t really help me retain as much information as I wanted. Perhaps […]

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Music and Jiu-Jitsu

Over the last two decades, advancements in technology have allowed sports psychologists to better understand and correlate music with performance amongst athletes. Let’s think of it this way: music has a powerful effect on human beings. It influences mood, affect, emotion, attitudes, cognition, and behavior. In Jiu-Jitsu, music helps get us pumped up, motivated, or […]

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The Controversy Over Belt Stripes

There’s no real documentation of when stripes were formally introduced into the belt ranking system in Jiu-Jitsu. Many academies award stripes as a form of intra-belt recognition of progress and skill. Stripes are not used in every academy, nor are they always applied consistently. I’ve heard of academies that award stripes, don’t award stripes, or […]

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