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Juice For Jiu-Jitsu Success

The Role of Your Diet In Jiu-Jitsu Success by Ryan Young, Kama Jiu-Jitsu One thing that many of us who have been training in a Jiu-Jitsu school or MMA gym for any length of time can do, is we can train at a relatively high intensity level for extended periods of time. When others are…

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Traits Of A Successful Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner

Traits Of A Successful Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner by Ryan Young, Professor, Kama Jiu-Jitsu We all want to be successful in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. To give us a jump-start to being successful, are there any common “Traits of a Successful Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner” that all those who are successful in the art have? You bet there are…

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Training BJJ At Multiple Academies

“The Jiu-Jitsu you teach is different than the jiu-jitsu I’m learning at my academy. Can I come train with you?” That’s always a sticky question in my mind. There are a lot of people who do, or want to, train jiu-jitsu; many more people than there are academies that can comfortably meet their needs, so…

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Finding The Right Jiu-Jitsu Class For You

Finding The Right Jiu-Jitsu Class For You by Ryan Young, 1st Degree Professor, KJJ Dallas So you think Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ) is the martial art for you? Are you having trouble finding the right BJJ academy to call home? Keep reading, and you will see how we recommend you go about…

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BJJ As A Fighting Art

Learning BJJ As A Fighting Art by Ryan Young, Head Instructor (1st Degree Black Belt) Kama Jiu-Jitsu Dallas / BJJInDallas.com I’ve written about the fact that there is a difference between Sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ) on many occasions. Sometimes, I feel like I’m alone, yelling at the top of my lungs,…

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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu vs MMA

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu vs MMA – Which Is Better ? Gracie Jiu-Jitsu vs MMA, this question comes up among practitioners often, because in an environment when we all have limited time, we do have to make choices in life. When I was a kid, there were several people I knew with black belts in multiple martial…

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The Concept Of Honor In Jiu-Jitsu And Its Importance

The Concept Of Honor In Jiu-Jitsu And Its Importance If there’s one thing the martial arts stress, it’s honor. What exactly is “honor?” Here is the definition I got from Merriam-Webster, which seems appropriate for the purposes of this post. 1hon·or  noun \ˈä-nər\ : respect that is given to someone who is admired : good reputation…

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Learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and BJJ Sequentially

Learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and BJJ Sequentially | Kama Jiu-Jitsu Dallas | BJJInDallas.com by Ryan Young, Professor, Kama Jiu-Jitsu Unlike the typical BJJ school, a typical KJJ student (in Dallas or in Laguna Niguel) is not young, nor are they active in BJJ competitions. In fact, at either of our schools, you’ll find our students tend…

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Coming Full Circle In Jiu-Jitsu

Coming Full Circle In Jiu-Jitsu – Kama Jiu-Jitsu Dallas | BJJInDallas.com by Ryan Young, Professor, Kama Jiu-Jitsu We all have learned some Jiu-Jitsu from someone other than our regular professor. In fact, we have all learned from an online source (i.e. YouTube), or from a DVD. In my case, we’d obtain bootleg copies of VHS…

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Old School Jiu-Jitsu

  Old School Jiu-Jitsu | Kama Jiu-Jitsu Dallas | BJJInDallas.com Up until the mid ’90s, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was done primarily for self defense. Back in the Old School Jiu-Jitsu days, there were no competitions to speak of in the USA. The only “competition,” was when non-GJJ practitioners would come in to the jiu-jitsu school (Relson’s…

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