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Best BJJ & MMA Cups and Groin Guards 2020

In combat sports, there are few things worse than taking a shot to the groin in training or competition.  Every combat sport poses a serious risk of injury due to the very nature of the activity. Proper protective gear is vital for ensuring the long-term safety of your own body.   When it comes to protecting […]

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Best Vale Tudo Shorts For MMA And BJJ 2020

The MMA and BJJ market is stacked with quite a variety of shorts to train in. Particularly Vale Tudo shorts. For some that don’t know you may be wondering, what are Vale Tudo shorts? Vale Tudo shorts are the shortcut compression shorts worn by fighters. They were popularized in the 80s/90s by Brazilian Vale Tudo […]

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Cauliflower Ear BJJ: How To Avoid And Treat Jiu Jitsu Ears

When you first started out in Jiu Jitsu, you may have noticed some of the more seasoned competitor’s ears. Some of these intimidating individuals seem to have severely mangled their ears and you wonder what happened? Well they got cauliflower ears. For those that aren’t familiar with this injury may be wondering, what is a […]

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BJJ Gi Patches: What Are They and Where Can You Get One?

BJJ is a form of martial arts that is different from others. You can usually spot the BJJ grapplers by what they wear, their traditional Gi outfit is usually adorned with multiple patches. Other martial arts groups, like karate or Judo, are only allowed 1-2 patches. BJJ grapplers also wear colored belts to show their […]

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Best Women’s Jiu Jitsu Gis for 2020

Just like with any equipment in sports, what you wear while you train Brazilian jiu jitsu is pretty important. While it might not be your main point of focus as a beginner, what you wear when you train will play a significant role in your BJJ success as time goes on. What designs do you […]

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BJJ For Street Fighting: The Best Martial Art A Real Street Fight?

When it comes to learning martial arts, many participants want to find the right fit for their needs. For many, real-life application of the martial art type is important—including use in real fights if the need arises.  The best martial art for real fights?  Jiu-jitsu, sometimes called Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu due to its origin, is considered […]

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How to Deal with Finger Pain in BJJ: A Complete Guide

If you enjoy grappling, then you’ve probably received a finger injury or two over the years. Unfortunately, for those that love BJJ, the movements involved with this activity can take a toll on your joints over time, including your knees, elbows, and fingers. However, the primary joint pain issue that most grapplers struggle with in […]

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The History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art specializing in grappling (ground fighting.) Most MMA fighters who participate in contests like UFC are trained and highly competent in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. However, few people are privy to the origins of Jiu Jitsu and where and how the martial art was formed.  So what is the history […]

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What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

While there are a lot of options for martial arts, what makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu special is that it helps smaller, weaker opponents defend themselves against larger, stronger opponents. If you are looking to get into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it is essential to have a better understanding of what this form of martial arts entails. […]

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Vale Tudo: Origin, History and Influence

Well before MMA, there was a style of competitive fighting that would help inspire its creation. This fight style was known as Vale Tudo and started in Brazil decades before organized MMA bouts. Without Vale Tudo, MMA would look a lot different today and might not even exist. What is Vale Tudo? Vale Tudo is […]