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A Closer Look at The Differences Between Taekwondo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Some martial artists embark on a lifelong journey through a variety of styles. For many, in the United States in particular, that journey begins with Tae Kwon Do. Parents used to enroll their children primarily for purposes of self-defense, but over the years, more and more value has been attached to the character-building aspect of […]

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Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is Perfect for Military Veterans

Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is Perfect for Military Veterans

Veterans of war have never had it easy when it comes to reacclimating to civilian life. There are many organizations and services that exist to assist them with this, but martial arts are rarely mentioned in that conversation. Brazilian jiu-jitsu, in particular, seems to have numerous benefits for our returning heroes. The transition from the arena […]

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How Does Japanese Jujitsu Differ from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

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Despite sharing the word ‘jiu-jitsu’, the Japanese and Brazilian versions of the martial art are dissimilar from one another. There are key distinctions between the two styles, in origin and application. Practitioners of both would most certainly appreciate the distinction being made, so let us get started. Japanese jujitsu, like other martial arts, is believed to […]

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Everything You Need to Know About BJJ Finger Tape

BJJ Finger Tape

Boxers wrap their hands with tape primarily for protection, but practitioners of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu rely on them for another reason: gripping. To sweep or escape/attempt submissions, BJJ grapplers need to grab their opponent’s gi. When their opponent aggressively attempts to pry their fingers from said grip, their finger ligaments can end up damaged or sprained. Often, […]

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Debates That Define the Past and Shape the Future of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Debates That Define the Past and Shape the Future of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Diehard BJJ devotees have been known to apply their competitive spirit to verbal combat when they are off the mat. Their passion carries over to debates about the same topics year after year. There are no wrong or right answers, just opportunities for afficionados to chat about their favorite subject. So, what are the most common […]

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