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BJJ: Advice for a Panicked but Excited Beginner

BJJ: Advice for a Panicked but Excited Beginner

Dear Jiu Jiu, I just started doing BJJ. Basically, I don’t know anything about anything, and I’m wondering if I made the right choice as far as a school goes. I don’t know anyone here on a personal level that can give me advice and honest opinions about starting BJJ. I don’t want to ask […]

JiuJiu on other Social Media

JiuJiu on other Social Media

Hey, just a heads up about social media stuffs I’m currently doing: https://www.facebook.com/juliaabigalejohansen For jiu jitsu news, rape culture, links. http://instagram.com/jiujiubjj For photos of BJJ and Korea in general. https://twitter.com/jiujiubjj For general jiu jitsu, puns, and life. http://www.pinterest.com/jiujiubjj/ I post a lot of BJJ fashion, hairstyles, camels, etc. https://lift.do/ My name is Julia Johansen. I’m working on adding positive daily […]

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.” […]

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 […]