Category Archives: Tournaments

Women and Jiu Jitsu – Part 1

BJJ is a male-dominated sport.  At almost any academy you go to, you’ll find that the vast majority of practitioners are men.  In tournaments, there are usually fewer women’s brackets than men’s, and within each bracket there are usually fewer … Continue reading

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Improvements

In day-to-day life, it’s easy to become complacent when we can choose whether or not to challenge ourselves.  We tend to surround ourselves with people who agree with us, and rarely search for dissenting opinions.  Why should we walk to … Continue reading

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ADCC 2011 Highlights

ADCC 2011 was one of the most exciting grappling events (from a fan’s perspective) to come along in quite some time.  In addition to the huge names present and stacked divisions, the updated rules allowed competitors to open up their … Continue reading

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Tournament Matches

This weekend we had a friendly tournament against another local school.  Normally I’m super nervous before matches, but this time I was just excited.  Everyone was really cool, the atmosphere was friendly, and I treated my matches as an opportunity … Continue reading

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Losses

Losing sucks.  There’s no getting around it.  Whether it’s a tournament match or a fight, when you train hard for something and come up short, it can be hard to deal with.  In jiu jitsu, it’s kind of a strange … Continue reading

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