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This Month's Expert: Ailson "Jucão" Brites
This week Professor Jucao shows BJJ Weekly a fancy sweep and a smooth way to take the back from guard.

Ailson Jucao Brites

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
- Muhammad Ali

Reviews That Matter

White beltFirst off, I’m calling you out. You’ve struggled with keeping control of some new white belt in class. It’s OK to admit it! Just because someone hasn’t trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu before doesn’t mean that they're not tougher than a bag of hammers!

You should make it a point to include rolling with white belts as part of your training. As we progress in BJJ sometimes we find ourselves rolling with the same guys. You get used to a certain pace, maybe a certain body type, and sometimes it’s just too comfortable to roll with the same people day in and day out. You know each others game, you flow and react without thinking too much. This is especially true when you outrank many of your team members and you get to pick and choose who you want to roll with.

But the raw white belt can present some unique challenges. They don’t move like your training partners move, and they do unexpected things. Many times they are explosive and difficult to hang on to. Rolling with a true athlete who doesn’t yet know BJJ is a lot different than rolling with someone from your school who has been training for a long time. I’m not talking about rolling with every spaztastic new guy off the street who doesn’t have control of his own limbs, but how about athletes from other sports, former wrestlers, or guys who have trained in Judo or other grappling arts?... MORE >

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We have another new segment for the newsletter this week. Our new "Power Play" segment will feature quick tips and concepts in less than a minute.... WATCH >

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We believe this is a great idea and are reposting Hillary's blog post her with her permission in the hopes that it will generate some gi donations from our readers.

by Hillary Williams on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 4:05pm
On every Jiu Jitsu forum I’ve been on, once every other month (or so) a thread pops up with “how many gis do you have?” People (myself, unfortunately, included) boast about having 8, 10, and 12 gis. Twelve gis? Really? I train hours and hours a week, but let’s be honest. I probably don’t need more than four gis, much less 12... MORE>

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