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Why You Shouldn’t You Feel Bad About Tapping Someone in Training

By Moses Marasco / September 20, 2016

Tapping in training is important. No one should be hesitant to tap in training. Not every exercise needs to be a struggle for victory and if you’re spending your energy on trying to win instead of trying to learn then you need to step back and reexamine your approach to training. When your partner taps […]

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What Makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training So Hard? (And Fun)

By Moses Marasco / September 13, 2016

Why is jiu jitsu so hard? Here is what I think makes the art so difficult (and incredibly fun) (or better yet Challenging). Real feedback every night. Every class is typically ended with a live rolling session. This is usually several rounds of grappling with various opponents including everyone from the lowest white belt to blacks belts. If […]

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Gumby’s Column: The Ways Jiu Jitsu has changed my life

By Gumby / September 6, 2016

I’m writing this on my 20th anniversary of my own appearance on a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu mat, and on the eve of a new Fundamentals cycle at my gym Heroes Martial Arts preparing for an influx of new students and I am reflecting on all the ways that Jiu Jitsu has changed my life and […]

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Judo Throws: Which One Work For BJJ & Which Ones Might Cause Problems

By Moses Marasco / September 6, 2016

So, for judo in BJJ, there are some throws that may or may not “work/transfer over”… Sumi gaeshi being probably the closest possible thing to a “perfect” throw for Jiu Jitsu. Given the sometimes overly defensive BJJ posture of bent at the waist, that is used by some BJJ practitioners… This throw is sometimes quite easy to […]

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Osoto Gari: The Most Effective Judo Sweep & Why

By Moses Marasco / September 3, 2016

O-Soto-Gari. It’s different if you have perfect circumstances with momentum and positioning to effortlessly perform a hip throw or different sweep, but all else being equal, I’d say O-Soto-Gari. O-Soto-Gari (“Large Outer Reaping”) gives you maximum leverage and allows an easy synergy between upper and lower body, coordinating all your strength without requiring perfect timing, […]

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Do You Like Jiu Jitsu & Want A Couple Thousand Bucks?

By Moses Marasco / August 25, 2016

2016 SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Black Belt Gi & No Gi Prizes The SJJIF will be awarding up to $40,000.00 USD Prize to its Black Belts champions as follows: Bracket with 12 or more competitors Bracket with 8 to 11 competitors  Brackets with 4 to 7 competitors Black Belt Male Adult Gi Divisions: Rooster $1,000 […]

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7 things I learned at UFC Fight Night 92

By Moses Marasco / August 11, 2016

7 things I learned at UFC Fight Night 92 Original Article 1) Cub Swanson is still on the short list at 145lbs After coming through a really challenging period last year, Cub Swanson has once again pieced together a winning run. His latest came on the UFC Fight Pass portion of the show when he won […]

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Cub Swanson: Title Shots & Recent Wins

By Moses Marasco / August 9, 2016

“It’s really hard to explain,” said Swanson of the challenges of having the championship carrot dangled in front of you, always out of reach. “You want something so bad and it may come and it may not, you can go crazy doing all of that. “The reality of it is that you’ve just got to […]

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