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Biggest Mistakes Competitors Make at a BJJ Tournament

Now that you are all signed up for your first tournament and your training is underway, you should be aware of a few common mistakes that many new competitors make at their first competition. Avoiding these mistakes can help you be successful at your tournament and make the experience one you'll want to remember, regardless…
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How to Train Properly for an Upcoming BJJ Competition

Once you have registered for a Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament the hard work begins. All of the hours of extra training that lay ahead of you, the changes to your diet, and ensuring that you get adequate rest are all part of the preparations for your competition. However, knowing where to start and what the right…
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How to Cut off the Ring in MMA

If you have ever been up against a tough quick opponent in the ring, you know that their fighting style can be impossible to pin down and frustrating. The faster you chase them throughout the ring, the faster they run away. Some of these opponents are probably landing punches on you as you are chasing…
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What Is the Spider Guard in BJJ?

If you are a BJJ practitioner, learning new techniques is a must, especially when these techniques offer you the ability to gain control of your opponent from the open guard position. While the spider guard may look simple, executing the move is complex and requires you to stay moving. You'll also need to learn how…
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Tips for Your First Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Now that you're registered to compete in your first jiu-jitsu tournament, you're probably busy training and wondering what the experience will be like. While it's normal to be nervous, excited, and a little stressed in the weeks and days leading up to the competition, it is important to remember why you are competing in the…
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Guide for White Belts Prepping for Their First Tournament

Before you decide to enroll in your first tournament as a white belt, there are numerous things to take into consideration. Proper timing for your first competition may not be the same for all white belts. An honest evaluation of your skills and a talk with your coach can help you determine if now is…
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Are You Ready to Compete in a Jiu-Jitsu Tournament?

If you find yourself trying to decide if you're ready for your first jiu-jitsu tournament, read on. Making the decision to compete is both exhilarating and nerve wracking. Competitions are a great way to test your skills. Whether you win or lose, you can learn a lot about yourself, your fighting style, and where you…
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Should You Compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournaments?

Many Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighters wonder if they are ready to compete or if they should compete in tournaments at all. Regardless of your experience level, many coaches and more advanced practitioners of the sport will tell you that you should absolutely participate in competitions. While you may not be successful your first few times out,…
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