grappling

I started BJJ to learn self defense. Everyone comes to it for different reasons. But what we all get out of it is similar and hugely beneficial to our entire lives.
I recently discovered that not much has been written on how to get women into BJJ, so I did some research and talked to women I know who practice the art. Here's what they had to share on the topic.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: grappling, CrossFit, Tough Mudder training, peppermint, and more!
Given the complexity of BJJ relationships, I’ve put a stake in the ground as to the ones I believe every grappler should enjoy. See if you agree with my five undeniable rights of the grappler.
The question, "Which fighter wins?" is one that will likely never die. It's the question that spawned the UFC itself. What have we learned from the sport as it evolved? Is there a dominant art?
The Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship is going strong. I see blue belts doing things I could never do as a blue belt. Seeing these competitors makes me think on what drives the evolution of the sport.
If you train in a sport where you weight matters - MMA, BJJ, or kickboxing - you want to get stronger, without adding an extra mass. Here is simple 3-day/week program you can easily integrate.
Emily Kwok, Seymour Yang, Braulio Estima, the Miyao Brothers, Mackenzie Dern, and Alan Belcher give advice to beginner BJJ students. They share what they would have done differently in their training.
We’re facing some difficulties and doubts lately, and I wanted to reaffirm my belief in you and your power for good. And even though I probably don’t say it enough, I’m in it for the long haul.
What’s your grappling soundtrack? Here's my top ten songs for grappling. If you don't like my choices, feel free to comment. Turns out music is one of those topics that inspires lots of emotion!
I find it freeing that jiu jitsu allows me to express my masculine side. As women, we need to realize the way we've been socialize and our feminine behavior may not be appropriate in the gym.
If you're a man, imagine how your perspective on the world might differ if you were concerned for your physical safety pretty much all the time - and how it might affect your orientation to jiu jitsu.
While we deserve to have our priorities respected, we also need to have limits to our passions and respect others. Here are 3 ways to respect others while still being obsessed with your training.
An increase in the influence women bring to BJJ doesn’t have to be negative, and it doesn’t have to result in watered-down practices. Let me explain what we at WGC want to do for EVERYone.
This beautiful footage is a compilation of moments, amazing techniques, submissions, and celebrations from the planet's best grapplers at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship of 2012.
Getting started in BJJ is hard enough, but chances are you're also a bit of a social pariah around your academy. There's a reason for this, and there are also better and worse ways to get through it.
After 8 weeks of tournament preparation, I finally competed at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship in Montreal, Quebec. Here's the photos, videos, and how it all went down.