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Black Belt Apathy – What is it and what can be done to avoid it?

Black Belt Apathy – What is it and what can be done to avoid it?

The quest to achieve a black belt is one of the strongest motivators for a hard training student. That light at the end of the tunnel keeps them grinding day after day and year after year. [...]

Beat The Best: Marcelo Garcia vs. Andre Galvao

Beat The Best: Marcelo Garcia vs. Andre Galvao

Marcelo Garcia & Andre Galvao have met a few times in their careers, with Marcelo winning all of the matches.  There is a method to his approach that can be super effective when competing against someone [...]

Matt Arroyo Discusses What Every Beginner In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Should Focus On

Matt Arroyo Discusses What Every Beginner In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Should Focus On

The road to obtaining a black belt can be long and arduous.  A lot of time and effort must be logged in order to become the best grappler that you can possibly be. Often ambitious, many [...]

Take Your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training To The Next Level With iGrapple!

Take Your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training To The Next Level With iGrapple!

The year of 2014 is right around the corner, and I couldn’t be more excited!  Every time the New Year rolls around, it’s like someone hands you a clean slate and says, “Here you go, make [...]

How The iGrapple App Can Change the Way You Train For Good!

The beauty about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is while it has been around for ages in terms of its history, it is still a relatively young sport in a sense. Sure, for years it dwelled down in [...]

The iGrapple Aims To Change The Way You View Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training!

The iGrapple Aims To Change The Way You View Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training!

While some fear an impending robot takeover given the advancement in technology, I personally sit back and enjoy the fruits of these steps and benefit from them. Over the past few years we have seen an [...]

The Trickle Down Effect In Martial Arts And How NAGA Keeps The Wheels Spinning

Once you hit a certain level in your respected field of study or work, you quickly realize just how tightly woven the community you are now a part of truly is. The “degrees of separation” theory [...]

NAGA & It’s Pursuit To Promote Competitive BJJ Worldwide

In the 1990’s, tucked away in the wonderful world of New England, a man had a vision for the sport that seemed to be b lack listed. The sport, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, was tied to that [...]

Watch your back!

Watch your back!

If you want to be a “back hunter” in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu you need to know how to get behind your opponent in multiple ways and from a variety of positions. Here are three of my tried [...]

5 Reasons Good Grapplers Lose in Competition

5 Reasons Good Grapplers Lose in Competition

This is an article written by my most active competitor Jamey Bazes.  Jamey is a brown belt and for a long time would find himself in the finals of tournaments wracking up victories, but often falling [...]