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November 2017

Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Real Fighting?

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You have probably heard that training BJJ is not real fighting and wont work on the street.  As much as I would not want to believe that statement, there is SOME validity to it. If you had someone trying to mug you on the street, would you pull guard and do the berimbolo?  Nope! There are a lot of positions in BJJ that would not make sense in the street.  However that does not mean BJJ is not useful.  Keep in mind BJJ was meant to be self defense.  Rickson and Ryron Gracie are probably the most notable Jiu Jitsu…

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Fight to Win 56 in Los Angeles

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If you live in Southern California, come out December 1st to Muscle Pharm’s new headquarters in Burbank, CA for Fight to Win 56! Should be a lot of fun matches!  Also, I’m lucky to train with 2 guys competing.  Go Street Sports!!! Here’s a link to the event:  http://f2wbjj.com/events/f2w-pro-56/ And if you are asked to select a fighter and you don’t already have one, please support Antonio Sanchez and Mike Cody! See you folks there!

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Wrestling with Demons Event

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Most people I have met in BJJ have been really awesome people.  They have shared their testimony on how much BJJ has affected their life.  From building self confidence, relieving stress, building friendships, and countless other positive results.  However, most folks get into BJJ not for those exact reasons.  BJJ is commonly joined because of self defense. Also, people have heard about BJJ on the UFC. This is why it’s pretty dope to hear about an intentional event about BJJ helping people heal psychologically. If you’re in Cincinnati, Ohio, help support Wrestling with Demons.  A BJJ event to help battle…

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Gi Vs No Gi

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Is practicing one of them better than the other?  Depends. I have heard practicing gi makes a person extremely technical.  I have also heard, practicing in gi is not realistic to street fights and MMA.  To me, both comments are valid. I suggest practicing both. Depending on what you’re looking for doing nogi makes sense.  In nogi, you do not have as many grips for control or submission.  Grips become more slippery also as you are grabbing sweaty limbs instead of gi collars or cuffs. If your plan is to get into MMA or learn more self defense, definitely do…

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