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Robson Moura


This Week's Expert: Ryron Gracie
ISSUE #030 TECHNIQUE
Ryron shows us one of his favorite techniques, the arm lock from side control. This technique is really nice when your opponent has his elbows in tight and is playing defensive.

Ryron Gracie

Jiu Jitsu is life
A journey like no other
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- Wayne Tenshun


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THE PURPLE BELT BLUES
Issue #004

SaxMost people who start training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu never make it to purple belt. It takes a long time and a lot of dedication to get here. But there is a secret that many newly promoted purple belts don't know and aren't prepared to deal with. The secret is the Purple Belt Blues.

You've finally made it! You've been training for years and, although you tried not to focus on it, you really wanted that purple belt. It symbolizes graduation from the ranks of Jiu-Jitsu beginner. But that new belt comes with a hidden price, and you will face some new trials and tribulations in your BJJ journey now that you are wearing it.

Lower ranked belts might start to see you as a target, rather than just another training partner. Their desire to prove their game or get respect might make them a little more eager to tap you, and so they may roll more aggressively with you. You may get tapped by a blue belt, or even a white belt! This can make you question your own game and wonder if you really deserve the rank... MORE >

Rolling Reflections

PETE VS. JUCAO
Issue #011

This week Pete takes on Carlo Gracie Jr. 5th degree black belt, Professor Ailson “Jucão” Henrique Brites... WATCH >
Pete vs Jucao

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Sun TzuMASTER DEFENSE TO ACHIEVE VICTORY
Issue #002

In the classic Chinese strategy guide The Art of War, Master Sun explains that we control our own defense, but the opportunity for offense is provided by our opponent. We cannot force our opponent to make a mistake, and we cannot force a move on an opponent who is properly defending against it... MORE >


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3 SIMPLE IDEAS TO IMPROVE
YOUR GAME IN RECORD TIME
Issue #010

run fastThe more time you spend on the mat, the better you get. But if you spend your time wisely, you can improve two or even three times as fast by following a few simple ideas.

Work with lower level training partners, not on them. When rolling with someone less skilled than you, take the time to show them how to correct their mistakes. Instead of seeing every roll as an opportunity to choke someone out, view it as an opportunity to help your partner improve. You’ll be amazed at how much better your game becomes when you start helping others improve theirs. You become aware of the little things that you are doing right, as well as some of the bad habits that you have probably developed. .... MORE >



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