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BJJ: Reflections on 5 years in Jiu-Jitsu

BJJ: Reflections on 5 years in Jiu-Jitsu

This summer I hit my 5-year BJJ anniversary. Hitting five years into something is a lot different than a 1-year anniversary, in that there is more to reflect on. Things I am proud of: 1. My coach believes in me. He had enough faith in me that he let me start teaching beginners! How cool […]

BJJ: Ralek Digs a Fifteen Minute Hole Explaining “Not Sexist, Out of Context”

BJJ: Ralek Digs a Fifteen Minute Hole Explaining “Not Sexist, Out of Context”

Ralek has released a 15 minute video explaining his sexist comments about women and Metamoris. [youtube=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRpIRS6nIiY”] Fifteen minutes, not a single apology. A ton of “This was taken out of context,” “Read the original article,” “We actually WANT women at Metamoris,” and “That was not my intention,” but not a single “sorry.” My favorite was […]

Women in BJJ Guest Post: I’m Not Sorry

Women in BJJ Guest Post: I’m Not Sorry

Moderator’s note: I am on vacation in America for the summer. I’ll be in Washington until July 7, and then I’ll be in Virginia! While this article is not specifically about jiu jitsu, after I read it I immediately saw the implications for women in jiu jitsu. How many new women have apologized for having […]

BJJ: One Up-manship

BJJ: One Up-manship

Sylvie from 8limbs.us, my favorite non-BJJ blogger, wrote a great article called Brain Science: Why Sparring Gets Out of Control – Neurology and Muay Thai. The article is about mis-perception of contact strength. The idea is that we underestimate how much force and strength we are actually using, and when we attempt to match the […]