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Why is Your Spine So Important in Jiu Jitsu?
Why is Your Spine So Important in Jiu Jitsu?

Hey all!  Happy March, Bots! Can you believe we’re already in the third month of the year? Where does the time go? Since the New Year we’ve talked a bit about the fundamental concepts of Jiu Jitsu, namely fixed points and slack. Our resolution was (is) to go through as many of…

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The Importance of Routine Maintenance
The Importance of Routine Maintenance

Everyone who drives a car knows that it needs to be regularly maintained for it to function properly and get you where you need to go. You change the oil every 3-5000 miles, you replace and rotate your tires, and you may even need to have the transmission replaced. It…

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Advanced Posture in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Advanced Posture in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Good Posture Means a Stable Spine Last week, we went over Part 1 of the Introduction to Posture.  If you haven't read the first part yet, read through it before starting on the second part.  Part 1 is a basic primer to understanding posture while Part 2 discusses practical knowledge…

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Posture in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Posture in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Introduction to Posture: For the next few weeks I would like to discuss some of the core elements of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Whether it's bracing and anchoring or creating torque during guard passes / sweeps, there are several broad ideas that can guide our understanding of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques.…

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