BJJ Fundamentals: Understanding The Standing Game

This article is the latest in a series on BJJ Fundamentals, delving into the standing game. For the rest of the series, click here. *in this discussion “wrestling” is an umbrella term for all styles such folkstyle or Greco-Roman etc. Enough With The Butt-Scooting The latest in our multi-sectional study

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BJJ Fundamentals: Don’t Build A House On Sand

In any art, whether ballet, cooking, drawing/painting, carving, BJJ or any martial arts (just to name a few), proof of knowledge of the basics, and the learning of fundamentals is paramount before a student can be considered for entry into deeper levels of the art. This is different than a

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Gracie Barra’s Golden Boy: An Interview With Lucas Valente

Lucas Valente is not only a rising star in Gracie Barra, he is already counted among the elite at such a young age. His most recent accomplishment is bagging silver at the 2019 IBJJF Worlds, only yielding gold in a hotly debated match with the bemedaled veteran Lucas Lepri. We go over his evolution in the sport, training at such a young age, his mindset, goals, and long-term plans.

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