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Five Ways to Get Better at BJJ

By Andrew Smith / November 25, 2011

This is something that concerns every student of BJJ!  Whether you’re just now starting out, or you’ve hit a wall in your training, here are five things to do in order to improve your jiu jitsu. 5.  Learn to flow. Jiu jitsu is the “gentle art.”  What does this mean? In a nutshell, it means […]


Submission Only VII

By Andrew Smith / February 9, 2010

Preregistration is open for US Grappling’s first Submission Only tournament in Savannah, Georgia on Saturday, February 13th, 2010 at the Supergoose Sports Facility. This venue is very convenient to I-95 and I-16. $500 cash prize for the men’s no-gi advanced absolute! Fastest submission! The competitor with the fastest submission of the entire tournament will win […]


Bud Cup Quick Report

By Andrew Smith / January 22, 2007

Bear in mind that much of this is written hastily, as a play-by-play. I was running around a little in the beginning, and tried to keep up with the frenetic pace of some of the matches as the action was happening. I also know a lot of the guys in the division, so I go […]


WKA East Coast Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships IV

By Andrew Smith / November 1, 2006

No-gi submission grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (with the gi) divisions for men, women, children, and masters (over 30). Half-price for women and kids. Open weight (absolute) divisions available for all adult competitors. $45 if you pre-register (additional divisions just $10 more!). Pre-registration is now open:http://www.combatsportschallenge.com/registration2.php 10 minutes from downtown RichmondThe Showplace3000 Mechanicsville TurnpikeRichmond, VA […]