Posts Tagged ‘Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’

BJJ RESUME

Lately I have been on the job search. Thus, I have been updating my resume, creating cover letters, etc. During this time it’s given me a chance to reflect on my past work experience, extracurricular history, etc. and I’ve realized that the last four years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has made a substantial impact on my life in many ways, even professionally. In this post I want to show you that BJJ is not only an amazing life enhancing martial art but also a career boosting activity. Below are the reasons I think recruiters should pay extra attention to practitioners of BJJ.

Humble

Nothing is more humbling than Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The mats are a place where egos are crushed and reality is faced every day. The humble culture of BJJ is a result of this and it is one of the most prevalent traits of the art. Being humble translates directly into the workplace and is extremely beneficial when working on a team.

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Washing Machine BJJ

Properly taking care of your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi is essential to training. The gi is a big piece of the puzzle of BJJ and washing, shrinking, as well as caring for your gi is important. Let’s face it, if you don’t keep proper hygiene, you won’t be training very long. I have always been a little skeptical at people’s opinions and blog posts for these gi care topics so I wanted to create a solid step by step guide for each of these processes based off what I have had work for me, my dad, and other training partners.

When you first buy your gi

It’s pretty important to wash your gi before it’s first use (especially if it’s colored) to set the dye in the fabric. Here are the steps:

  1. Remove from packaging
  2. Punch into washer
  3. Add 1 cup of vinegar
  4. Wash with cold water
  5. Hang to dry

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Combat Skin Rashguard and Shorts Review

When I was asked to review some No Gi gear from Combat Skin I was extremely excited because I had been recently eying up their new stuff. I have never been the guy to buy rash guards or fight shorts – mostly because I am in college and in debt – but after using the gear for No Gi training and having the rashguard on under my gi, I don’t think I could live without them.

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Why you should compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments are getting much more popular, and are popping up everywhere from small local tournaments to large regional championships. I personally think that tournaments are a great experience and everyone should compete for a lot of beneficial reasons. The key to tournaments isn’t only to focus on the outcome of how you perform but rather to grow and develop as a fighter on the journey of preparing for the tournament. These are my three reasons why you should register and compete within the next month.

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3 Reasons You Should Go to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminars

I have only been to a few seminars since I started training in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This was because I had never really grasped the importance of them until recently. Last weekend I had the opportunity to be part of a seminar with the legendary Rickson Gracie and it was a life changing experience. After reflecting on how mind opening and amazing the seminar was, I think I finally understand the importance of seminars. These are my three reasons why you need to embrace every seminar opportunity you can get.

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3 Steps to Progress Your BJJ Game

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has a very steep initial learning curve. There are multiple moves from multiple positions, with essentially unlimited possibilities. The moves a BJJ player uses often and proficiently are considered to be that individual’s, “game.” Follow these three steps to start progressing your game now!

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The BJJ Resource Guide

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most intricate and complicated fighting styles in the world. Due to the thousands of possible moves available learn and many intricacies, unlimited resources have been made to help the BJJ community master the system. This is a quick guide to some resources I have personally found helpful the last few years when developing my game in BJJ.

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