Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fake Black Belts

Getting a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is really, really hard.  It takes an average of about 10 years of dedicated training, but sometimes as many as 15.  A black belt in BJJ represents serious dedication to the art … Continue reading

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Genki Sudo is Amazing

Yesterday I stumbled across an amazing music video by Genki Sudo and his musical group WORLD ORDER.  Coincidentally, I found the video only a few days after reading a list of the most spectacular ring entrances in MMA history.  For … Continue reading

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Unwashed Belt Powers

Superstition plagues almost every sport in some way or another.  Baseball players have a certain way they have to get set (my girlfriend told me about a girl on her team who would rub her hand in the dirt and … Continue reading

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Helicopter Arm Bar

The blue belts at my jiu jitsu club have been working our way through Pedro Sauer’s blue-to-purple belt curriculum, and last week we practiced one of the flashiest submissions on the list – the helicopter arm bar.  You can watch … Continue reading

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Training While High

It is one of the most controversial topics in BJJ today.  High level practitioners have come down on both sides of the issue, resulting in highly publicized verbal clashes.  Is smoking marijuana a boon or a liability for jiu jitsu … Continue reading

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