The Secret Subversive Power of BJJ

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by Valerie Worthington, Emily Kwok, and Lola Newsom Groundswell Grappling Concepts We have a hypothesis about some women who grapple. We may be projecting, but our wholly unscientific data collection and analysis supports it. Namely, Brazilian jiu jitsu affords women who are looking for such things a mechanism for subversion. … [Read more...]

Podcast EP09: Ryan Hall Interview and Transcript

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Stephan's note: This is the transcript of an interview I did with noted Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, über-competitor and teacher Ryan Hall.    You can either read the interview below or listen/download the audio by doing one of the following: Use the player at the bottom of this list, and/or Right click on this link and select ‘save as’ to download this mp3 file … [Read more...]

Confidence in Grappling

An article by Jason Scully "Kill the snake of doubt in your soul, crush the worms of fear in your heart, and mountains will move out of your way" ~ Kate Seredy Yesterday I was rolling with one of my students in class who has about 3 years experience and when we were rolling I noticed something, and I realized that this is actually an issue with many grapplers out there. … [Read more...]

18 Tips To Help You In BJJ & Grappling Competition (and Why Competitions Are a Good Idea)

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by Jason Scully Jason Scully (in the green shirt) is a teacher and competitor with more than 12 years of grappling experience. He is a BJJ brown belt and owns The Grapplers Guide Academy in Central New Jersey and also operates The Grapplers Guide. … [Read more...]

Podcast EP10: The First-Ever Grapplearts Q & A Podcast!

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Hey guys! Here's something different: in November of 2011 I answered questions from my newsletter readers (sign up for free here) on the first ever Grapplearts Q & A Podcast. Find out how how to taper for competition, what to do when you're getting crushed all the time, what to do when your wrestling coach wants you to stop doing BJJ, and how to remember all these bloody … [Read more...]

Podcast EP9: Best Interview Ever? Ryan Hall Speaks his Mind

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The Ryan Hall interview is ready, and it might be my best interrogation ever! With more than 200 tournaments, countless superfights, and solid performances in the Mundials and ADCC Ryan is one of North America's most successful and prolific grapplers. As such he's uniquely positioned to give a ton insight into the world of BJJ and submission grappling. In this 58 minute interview Ryan … [Read more...]

How to Defeat the Bigger Stronger Opponent NOW AVAILABLE

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It's here! The How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent DVD set is in stock, and ready to ship right now. Emily Kwok and I have been crafting this 5 DVD set for a long time, and it's one of the best instructional sets I have ever seen. … [Read more...]