Monthly Archives: October 2011

Joe Rogan talking BJJ

For those who don’t know, Joe Rogan (yeah, the Fear Factor guy) is a legitimate martial artist.  He was a national Taekwondo champion, and is currently a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  As he tells it, he quit training … Continue reading

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Tapping Out

“Getting the tap” is often the goal of applying submission holds.  Essentially, a tap out signals a successful application of a technique, and a recognition that continued pressure could result in serious injury or loss of consciousness. Of all of the … Continue reading

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Online Belts

For the low-low price of $144 (plus additional belt testing fees), you can purchase a DVD set of 36 introductory BJJ lessons, practice them in your garage, film yourself repeating them, and earn yourself a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt.  … Continue reading

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Martial Arts are “Bullshit!”

According to the famous illusionist duo Penn and Teller, martial arts are “bullshit.”  In each episode of their television show Penn and Teller: Bullshit!, they discuss their skeptical stance regarding a particular myth in pop culture, and expose the silliness … Continue reading

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Toquinho Hates Legs

If you didn’t catch ADCC 2011, you missed a spectacular weekend of matches.  One of the most talked-about matches of the weekend was the following showdown between UFC fighter Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares and ADCC veteran David Avellan. Rousimar’s strangeness during … Continue reading

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