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Darryn Melerine and Myron Gaudet, 5th and 4th degree black belts in Minami Ryu Jujitsu respectively, host a live seminar to share their knowledge of Tai Sabaki. Tune in for an exciting seminar from one of the most popular instructors on our Facebook page!

Saturday saw the first ever all-female pro grappling event take place in Miami, Florida. Staged by the Fight 2 Win promotion, the show featured only female referees, judges, commentators and more than 40 adult women grapplers competing in individual matches.

The main event had Rafaela Guedes, a black belt for only six months, continue her hot streak defeating three-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Ana Carolina Vieira by decision in a no-gi match. The show also saw a battle of former ADCC world champions as Luanna Alzuguir won a very close split decision over 41-year-old BJJ legend Hannette Staack in another no-gi battle.


Black Belt Hall of Fame member George Kirby drives home the importance of commitment, follow-through and spontaneous modification of your techniques because real fights don't include second chances.

Your jujitsu training should consist of commitment and the realization that the techniques you use won't always work. These concepts are interrelated. On the street, there are no second chances. If you realize you did a technique wrong and it's not working, you can't ask the attacker to stop and start over again. So, on one hand, you have to commit to defending yourself and finishing the technique if it's workable. This goes back to training in your dojo.You don't practice hitting a target — you practice hitting through the target.

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"What do I do if the guy has me in this hold?""What do I do if the guy knows jujitsu?""What do I do if the guy is a good wrestler?"

Those of us who teach the combat arts field such questions all the time. The inquiry usually has a simple formulation with the interrogator not quite aware that because of inexperience, he or she has made a vast open-ended query.

Of course, the questioner is not at fault. The problem doesn't begin until the person replying opens with, "Well, all you have to do is. …

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