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The biggest event on the BJJ calendar this side of the world championships, the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Pan-American Championship, took place this weekend in Kissimmee, Fla., though arguably with a slight drop off in competition due to the pandemic. Nonetheless, some divisions still managed to shine through, the highlight perhaps coming in the men's absolute class where 100 kg category winner Fellipe Andrew met 94 kg champion Gustavo Batista in the finals.
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How technically sound Jiu-Jitsu can significantly reduce the size and strength self-defense deficit for women in an actual real life/death scenario

Everyone has a female in their lives, that's certain. A mother, daughter, wife, girlfriend, or co-worker. Everyone also should have the resolve to be as confident as possible that the females in their lives remain as physically safe as can be.
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Valentin Salja

A blog series analyzing the parallels between Jiu-Jitsu and Mental Health

You don't have to look very hard to find the "surface level" benefits Jiu-Jitsu can have on your mental health. It can improve your fitness, increase your confidence, help you build a friendship group, test your brain, release endorphins and serotonin, and probably lots of other things that are really hard to spell. But while these are all irrefutable facts, it's nothing we haven't heard a million times before about almost every form of exercise.
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There is quite possibly, no family name more famous, in all of martial arts than Gracie.

The Gracie family has made famous nine letters that have come to define modern martial arts in the public consciousness: BJJ, MMA, and UFC. Known as being creators and innovators, it is no surprise then to find out that the Gracie organization was the best prepared for what was to come.

Rener Gracie is the Co-Owner and Head Instructor at the Gracie University of Jiu-Jitsu Headquartered in Torrance, California. There are 196 school locations around the world. However, even with such a large physical presence, their digital reach has made them a true standout from any competition. Rener Gracie spoke to me about the challenges of the pandemic and why Gracie University was ready for anything.

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