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BJJ in Quarantine: A List of Resources

BJJ in Quarantine: A List of Resources

  This has been a very tough time for all us BJJ practitioners. Most of us have never been away from the mats this long. But that doesn’t mean you have to completely give up on your BJJ training! There has been quite a bit of ingenuity and generosity coming...
How To Prepare for a BJJ Tournament if Competing Terrifies You

How To Prepare for a BJJ Tournament if Competing Terrifies You

I try to find comfort in the fact that many sports legends fear the sport they’re actually good at (not to imply that I’m any good). Bill Russell, Boston Celtics legend, used to throw up before every single game. So does Olympic skier Mikaela Shiffrin. Yet they still...
How to Raise $700 in a Single Day of Fundraising

How to Raise $700 in a Single Day of Fundraising

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not great at asking people for things. Whether it’s asking my wife for more of the covers or asking friends to donate to my online fundraising efforts, it’s always a bit awkward. I’d almost prefer to do (or try) everything myself than...
23 Days In – A New Black Belt’s Journey

23 Days In – A New Black Belt’s Journey

How competing as a new black belt taught me more about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu than I’ve ever learned before (author Vin Canabarro on right vs JT Satava, left) When people set off on their journey in BJJ, many have a single goal in mind: getting their black belt. So what...
2016 Philadelphia BJJ Open Wrapup

2016 Philadelphia BJJ Open Wrapup

103 Fundraisers – 900 Donors – $62,000+ Raised!!!! On October 22nd, 2016, we traveled to United Sports in Downingtown, PA, for our first Philadelphia BJJ Open in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The PA/NJ/MD area welcomed us with open arms...