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Archive for September, 2009

Jiu-Jitsu In Liquid Form, Drink It In!

For those of you who would if you could sleep, eat, and drink BJJ I have a mug that shows you are making the first steps towards it.  Click HERE or on the picture to see it in 3D.  The Jiu-Jitsu Triangle Mug is a great gift idea also for that MMA or grappler addict in your life too!

The Eight Stages of Recovery After Being Choked Out

We practice choking someone out all the time in BJJ but no one ever tells you what happens when you get in a real world situation and what it will be like.  Here is what I have gathered from sources that have choked some one out in real street fights.  This is step by step what happens from what I’ve gathered.

  1. The person being choked starts to be sluggish.

Five Early Warning Signs of Jiu-Jitsu Addiction

  1. You can’t go to sleep at night because you keep thinking about your last roll and how you could have dominated if only you had . . .
  2. Your shirts are all something related to or about Jiu Jitsu.
  3. You have a gi or kimono for every day of the week, not to mention your lucky one for tournaments.
  4. Your Facebook or blog would be blank if you removed

How To Use The Rear Naked Choke

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rear Naked Choke in Action

Watch as the security officer puts a beautiful Rear Naked Choke on the man and then puts his hooks in.  This truly is the Gentle Art of Jiu Jitsu put into action.  In the end neither the man or the officer are hurt.  The man… Continue reading | 5 Comments

Don’t Make These Six Common Mistakes When You Begin Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  1. Don’t pick the first school you see.  Not all Jiu Jitsu schools are created equal, shop around. Visit the schools that look interesting.  Most schools offer a free class or two.  Take them up on it before you sign up.
  2. Don’t start with a gi or kimono that doesn’t fit. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gis or kimonos are cut for Jiu Jitsu not Karate or Judo.  You first kimono can

Going For the Submission

In BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) submission is king!  To win the mental and physical game of chess is everyone’s goal.  Every newbie to the mat starts out with only one thought “MAK’EM TAP OUT”.  I include my self in that statement.  I didn’t think about cunning and technique to start out.  I only wanted my first Arm Bar or Triangle Choke.  I focused everything on it.  Now that I have my… Continue reading

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Techniques – The Triangle Choke

I’ve been studying the Triangle Choke in order to improve my success ratio with it.  By teaching you retain and learn better yourself.  I hope by sharing with you what I found out we both benefit.

To start with I reviewed the Triangle Choke in four different books and two different videos along with instruction I received in class.  The books I used… Continue reading | 6 Comments

Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Freak Injuries

As in any sport or rigorous activity injuries happen.  With BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) it seems that they are the strangest, freakish, or weird.  For example, while rolling I attempted to do a escape and some how caught my upper lip with my thumb.  I scrapped my gum with my finger nail and had to struggle to untangle my hand from my mouth.  My instructor told me of a time where… Continue reading | 1 Comment

Flip Ultra Digital Camcorder Review – The Perfect Blogging Tool

I’ve been wanting one of these handy little digital camcorders.  They look like they would be great for posting video on my blog.  When I saw a refurbished 30 minute on Buy.com for 70% less then new, I jumped on it.   It has turned out to be a great way to quickly capture video during every day circumstances.  I can’t wait to take it to my… Continue reading

Jiu-Jitsu Insomnia – A Love-Hate, Relationship

Its 2:00am and I can’t sleep.  Why?  Well, Jiu-Jitsu of course!  I was awaked for another reason but when I tried to go back to sleep I started thinking of my passion, Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  The next thing I know I am tensing up.  I keep thinking of things I could do or would like to try out.  To make matters worse I missed my last two classes due… Continue reading | 2 Comments