Posts Tagged ‘BJJ’

Why EVERY Police Officer Should Be A Good Martial Artist

Ask any martial artist worth his or her salt, and they’ll tell you that it’s imperative for police officers to learn and regularly practice a solid martial art. This isn’t due to bias and preference; it’s due to the simple nature of what happens when a suspect resists arrest and, quite simply, puts you in […]

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Making Sharp Techniques Sharper: 12/5 Tournament Results

Last Saturday, I coached my teammate Rubin Pushpangathan at The Good Fight’s Winter BJJ Open submissions-only tournament. He took 2nd place in white belt gi – a division I love to watch due to its elimination of avant-garde leg-lock games that are typically used to stall. Anyway, with two submission wins, a grueling back-and-forth in […]

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The Difference (Or Lack of Difference) Between Tournament and Academy Jiu-Jitsu – A Breakdown of Two NJU Competitors During Last Saturday’s NAGA Tournament

The 16th century Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi was the Dan Gable of his day. I’d wager that he was history’s best sports psychologist as well. He relentlessly studied the parallels and symbiotic relationship between martial arts, politics, the arts, and day-to-day life. He’s also the originator of the often-reiterated “Today is victory over yourself of […]

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 101, 9/6/15

Today, we had a solid turnout of 20 students on the mat! We continued our theme-of-the-week (guillotine escape to Von Flue choke, and headlock-escapes from standing), but we also mixed things up a bit. It’s wise to keep your self-defense basics sharp, so we did a few drills in which our training partners were at […]

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 101, 9/3/15

Tonight, we had a great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 101 class in which we drilled some self-defense headlock escapes based on your opponent’s positioning. Remember that it’s essential to have backup escapes; after all, there’s no one escape that’ll enable you to escape everything! Always obey the philosophy of “Right time, right technique, right opponent.” We also […]

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Rousimar Palhares: A Troublesome Cautionary Tale

Fighters and politicians are so different that I probably use different brain cells just to think about either of them. However, their one commonality is that they’re both often masterful excuse-makers. Sure, plenty of them aren’t (Randy Couture, Matt Hughes, etc.). However, plenty of them are, and I’ll admit that if I sacrificed all of […]

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How to Counter-Troll Internet MMA Trolls with Superior Trolljitsu

There’s no shortage of internet videos detailing the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. There’s also no shortage of internet trolls (i.e. pranksters and agitators) who make excuses for punks who get choked out and twisted into pretzel-shapes. Sometimes these trolls are simply in it for the lulz (for their own amusement), but many others actually believe […]

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Self-Defense Technique | NJ United MMA

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is much more than the fancy Berimbolos and De la Riva guard sweeps that you see in the competition scene (although I love competition). It’s more than the slick guard passing and submissions that you see in the UFC and in other Mixed Martial Arts settings. In order to earn a Black […]

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Royce Gracie

Since man began participating in combat sports people have argued who would win in a fight between karate and tae kwon do, wrestling and boxing, and “street fighting” and kickboxing… For decades Hollywood movies have clouded our perception of what “real fighting” is with fancy, jumping spin kicks and moves better suited for video games. […]

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NJ Jiu Jitsu | 30 Day FREE Trial

NJ Jiu Jitsu for an entire month FREE??? That’s right, you can train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at NJ United Mixed Martial Arts in Totowa, NJ for an entire month absolutely FREE! NJ United MMA is the premier martial arts academy in the NJ Jiu Jitsu scene. No matter what goals you are looking to get […]

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