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5 Essential Principles for Earning Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt: Stay Focused

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Staying focused sounds simple enough, but it’s something a lot of  Brazilian jiu-jitsu students struggle with.

Every aspect of training is valuable, but people often focus on the parts they enjoy most. It is important to arrive on time and participate in every part of the class: from warm-ups to drills and finally free training (sparring).
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Posted in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Grappling, Jean Jacques Machado.

B.J. Penn’s First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lesson

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

B.J. Penn is a friend of mine. I gave him his very first Brazilian jiu-jitsu lessons, and for a year we trained together two to three days a week. Whenever B.J. Penn tells the story of how he got started in the martial arts, he’s always kind enough to mention me, which is great. The
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Posted in B.J. Penn, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA Fighters, Mixed Martial Arts, Traditional Martial Artists, Ultimate Fighting Championship.