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Advantages Women have in Jiu Jitsu

Advantages Women have in Jiu Jitsu

After my article about Male Privilege in Jiu Jitsu, some folks said they’d wished I’d “balanced” it by presenting ways in which women had privilege. An aside about the term “privilege.” It’s not the “normal” meaning, just as “shrimp” and “roll” have very different meanings in jiu jitsu. Privilege is what people would call “normal.” […]

Women and BJJ: Periods

Women and BJJ: Periods

Let’s talk periods. Whether you call it your period, menstrual cycle, menstruation, your “time of the month,” Aunt Flo is in town, Shark Week, riding the crimson tide, or your dot, this article addresses concerns about rolling during that time of the month, or for men who are concerned about rolling with women on their […]

A Very Jiu Jitsu Halloween

A Very Jiu Jitsu Halloween

Huge thanks to SharkGirl for pointing out this first video to me! Jean Machado shows how you can protect your Halloween candy using Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_mda8L2uDA] There’s something we should discuss – and that’s Halloween costumes. While it may be tempting to go out dressed in your gi, I’m sorry to break this to […]