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BJJ, concepts, fundamentals, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Travis Stevens -

Learning BJJ with all of the positions and techniques can be overwhelming.  And there are always going to be more positions to learn and try to master.  With experience, you may begin to notice some fundamental concepts that seem to lie below the surface of multiple techniques and positions.  But this realization can take years and hundreds of hours on the mats to begin to understand. Knowing these concepts and fundamental principles that lie behind the techniques will help you link your knowledge of many techniques and can supercharge your BJJ development.  In the video below, Judo Olympic medalist and...

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BJJ, Diet, Fitness, Health, New Years, New Years Resolutions, Tom DeBlass, Travis Stevens, Weight Loss -

With less than a week to go in 2017, it's a great time to look back on your year and reflect upon the the goals achieved, the goals missed, and the goals not yet set.  There seem to be always be a million different reasons why goals do not get achieved or even set, but at the end of the day, the common denominator in this process is you and it's important to recognize your role and mindset to make sure future goals are met. What are my goals for 2018? There are some simple questions you should be asking...

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Coach, Grappling, grappling hacks, Jimmy Pedro, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Olympics, Travis Stevens -

Time is running out on the BJJ Fanatics Gift Guides for 2017.  The pressure is on for you to take down the best gift possible for those special grapplers in your life.  Whether they are your friends, coaches, or even someone you'd like to see start BJJ in 2018, nothing is as valuable as the gift of knowledge.  And who better to learn from and defeat the last minute holiday gift seeking pressure, then BJJ black belt and Judo Olympic Silver Medalist Travis Stevens. Travis Stevens is widely considered to be one of the hardest working athletes in competitive grappling...

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BJJ, grappling, Jimmy Pedro, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Judo Takedowns, Kayla Harrison, Olympics, Travis Stevens -

In this installment of the BJJ Fanatics Gift Guide is focused on helping inject your training with some much needed standing and takedown techniques.  These areas are often ignored by many jiu jitsu practitioners and academies, the majority of training starting and happening "from the knees." What better gift to give that special jiu jiteiro in your life than the ability to effectively control their opponents on the feet and when the opportunity presents itself to take the action to the ground.  A decent working knowledge of judo can really go a long way to helping both your competitive jiu jitsu...

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BJJ, black belt, Jamico Elder, Jiu Jitsu, Submission, Travis Stevens, Wrist Lock, Wrist Locks -

The longer you train BJJ and the more techniques you become exposed to, you begin to build a base of knowledge of techniques.  Some techniques might tend to come easier to you, so you will naturally gravitate towards those favored techniques that you are inclined to and most likely avoid those techniques that don't come to you easily.  This is human nature and entirely normal, but as you continue to train and move up the ranks, it's important to take an objective look at your grappling game and see if you can improve areas where you are weak and make...

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