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Todays problems with BJJ referees

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Todays problems with BJJ referees

(Revised 3OCT17) 2128hrs. Over the course of what???, here in America, 20+ years or so now, give or take, has there been a need for sports BJJ referees? Maybe the amount of time is more or less, but that’s not the purpose of this release. What is a BJJ Referee? What are the flaws of […]

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What makes a black belt?

| July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
What makes a black belt?

    Enson Inoue’s Journey Continues Recently retired MMA fighter, and BJJ black belt Enson Inoue caused some controversy by demoting himself from black belt to purple belt. While this alone may or may not seem a bit odd, the controversy seemed to erupt online reaching a tipping point of criticism from one of the […]

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GI Review, Crash Kimonos “The Big Wu” Jay Mansfield limited edition!

| April 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
GI Review, Crash Kimonos “The Big Wu” Jay Mansfield limited edition!

Big Wu has arrived! This long awaited gi designed by Jay Mansfield himself features a Hawaiian print full rashguard liner and 10 oz ripstop pants along with Crash Kimonos famous fit and high quality materials. Guarantee your size by pre-ordering today and receive 25% off and FREE SHIPPING. Pre orders are available until APRIL 11th, […]

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The practitioners guide to understanding the Portugese opponent.

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
The practitioners guide to understanding the Portugese opponent.

      As American practitioners make the attempt at dominance of that in which is called “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu”, lets not forget its origins are both that of Japanese and Brazilian or Portugese decent.   Como os americanos se deleitam com sua chamado dominancia de que, no que e chamado de “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu”, […]

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Darwin BJJ’s 24 hour open mat for Crohn’s Diease a success!

| February 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Darwin BJJ’s 24 hour open mat for Crohn’s Diease a success!

Below, is a heartfelt thank you from Darwin BJJ owner and head instructor Joey Carta. How do I say thank you to everyone that braved the snow to come out and support myself and my team on Jan 23rd?  Well thank you everyone.  We raised a total of $1,174 between online donations and donations dropped […]

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AMMO 1 2016 Grappling Championship & No-GI Rumble

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
AMMO 1 2016 Grappling Championship & No-GI Rumble

2016 AMMO Fight League kicks off it’s season….. New England’s premier Grappling Championship & Super Fight tournament promotion. On Sunday February 28th, 2016 AMMO returns for AMMO 1 Grappling & Super Fight Tournament, Venue: Nomads Adventure Quest  located at 100 Bidwell Rd South Windsor, Connecticut Besides holding the regular grappling tournament AMMO will also be holding the “No-GI […]

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BJJ Performance Characteristics Part 2 of 2, The Training Aspects!

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
BJJ Performance Characteristics Part 2 of 2, The Training Aspects!

WHAT THE FOUR FACTORS MEAN FOR TRAINING 1.) Technique Training is NEVER to be Undervalued The first and most obvious conclusion we can make about the training process from our high value of technique is that technical training is never to be undervalued. And yeah, sure, we’ve all heard it a million times before: Technique […]

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BJJ Perfomance Characteristics Part 1 of 2.

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
BJJ Perfomance Characteristics Part 1 of 2.

  Jiu Jitsu, more particularly the combative and competitive branch of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), has become increasingly popular in the U.S. and around the world. While there are many associations, gyms, clubs, coaches, and athletes in this sport, we all have at least one common goal: figuring out the best ways to get better. […]

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Grappling cancer for a 2nd time, Dan Dion needs New Englands help!

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Grappling cancer for a 2nd time, Dan Dion needs New Englands help!

  First and foremost, let’s get this out in the open. The BJJ world is full of borders of who can train where and when, and that’s only with the permission of other people who are higher ranked then you. This is a massive reach out to ALL PRACTITIONERS OUT THERE from New England to […]

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JITscienZe: The science inside the Rear Naked Choke.

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
JITscienZe: The science inside the Rear Naked Choke.

  Hello again, and welcome to the first edition of JITscienZe: The internal world of how your body reacts to submissions and chokes you’ve been put into or have applied to someone. Knowing what happens to someone is very important in the sport. Simply knowing that pressure is applied to a joint simply isn’t enough […]

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Darwin BJJ opens its doors to help find a cure for Crohns. UPDATE 1/15!!!

| January 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Darwin BJJ opens its doors to help find a cure for Crohns. UPDATE 1/15!!!

   Darwin BJJ, owned and operated by Professor Joey Carta. Here’s his story. “Well where to begin.  It was a nice day in June 2012, or at least it was nice outside.  From my vantage point it was hot, smelly, loud and just nasty.  See my name is Joseph Carta.  I have been working for […]

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World Championship Grappling: 2/13/16

| December 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
World Championship Grappling: 2/13/16

Today I had the great opportunity to quickly talk with a very busy man in Josh Saper, to touch base with him about his upcoming WCG promotion making its way to New England early in 2016. Saper, owner of World Championship Grappling, a Mid-Atlantic promotion making its way to the great northeast by storm. After […]

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BJJ Team Mentality

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
BJJ Team Mentality

Receiving a lot of feedback from a lot of fellow practitioners that I have some sort of uncanny ability to explain the mental aspects of our sport. I think the easier way to put it is in one single word: Philosophy. Concepts that are used to study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially […]

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Practitioner Personalities #12-27

| November 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Practitioner Personalities #12-27

  Continuing the epic saga that is the practitioner personalities of Jiu Jitsu, although, i’m noticing that most readers are sending me messages saying that they find these personalities in other sports as well and they are spot on! SO without further adieu, 12-27….. enjoy. Obrigado.     12 Mr. Excuses – This guy has to […]

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Practitioner Personalities #1-11!

| November 19, 2015 | 19 Comments
Practitioner Personalities #1-11!

Before we get started, let’s get one thing out in the open. These are simply personalities that I’ve seen over the 18 years I’ve been on the tatami’s, zebra’s, puzzle mats, and swains. Some of these you will find humorous, which is the point in this particular 4 part article and some you’ll feel as […]

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