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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 […]

BJJ: THE Best Reason to do Jiu Jitsu

BJJ: THE Best Reason to do Jiu Jitsu

Have you ever heard people judge someone for doing BJJ for “the wrong reasons” or heard “that’s not why you should do BJJ?” Here is the absolute BEST reason to do jiu jitsu – the one that trumps them all. This is not specific to jiu jitsu – it’s about ANY healthy endeavor in life […]

BJJ and Women: The Importance of SAFE Minority Spaces

BJJ and Women: The Importance of SAFE Minority Spaces

When I started doing BJJ, I lucked out in finding jiujitsuforums.com. It’s literally the only forum I know where a “Hot Girls in BJJ” thread was immediately shot down by a man saying “I strongly dislike the idea of this thread. Females in our sport have a hard enough time without being further sexualized by […]