March Catch-Up Part 1

Whilst I love writing articles for my readers sometimes other people say things just a little bit better than me! Or at least are better placed to say them! So here’s my round-up of the blog, stories and articles you might have missed of the last couple of weeks or I just think you might find useful!

Articles
BJJ and The Coronavirus: Tips For Rolling Safe – Grappling Insider– you can’t avoid hearing about this in the news so BJJ media isn’t any different (hint: it’s about good hygiene and not training when ill!). The New York Times also did a similar article about gyms more generally.

The Pros and Cons of BJJ Video Instructionals – SMA Bloggers – A blog looking at the pros and cons of learning BJJ by video and how you can get better at BJJ with instructionals.

Royce Gracie Interview – The Independent – It also good to share articles in the mainstream media linked to BJJ. This article covered the evolution of MMA and a little bit about Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

Facing down my fear of failure: 5 life lessons I learnt from a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition – Dee Duffy, PhD vi linkedin.com – An individuals experience and learning from BJJ competition both on and off the mats

6 Ways to Break Out of Your BJJ Slump – Princeton BJJ – The latest blog from Emily Kwok about dragging yourself out of a BJJ slump.

The Jiu-Jitsu Community Mourns The Loss Of Black Belt & Open Mat Radio Host Paul Moran – Jiu-Jitsu Times – I only briefly met Paul Moran at an event in Vegas and some brief conversations on social media but he was warm, friendly and so generous with time and energy. This article says a lot more than I could.

Reviews
Review: Reverse Kimura System (closed guard series) by Drew Weatherhead – Meerkatsu Blog – A review of the Reverse Kimura instructional created by black belt Drew Weatherhead, owner of the very popular BJJ humor Instagram site Because_Jitsu.

Progress M6 Mark 4 Gi Review – Fightersmarket.eu– a review of the fourth edition of this popular gi from Progress JJ

Elite Sports Ultra Light Gi Review – Gentlemen Badass Podcast– A gi review from an arguably less well known American brand of gi.

Technical Takeaway
The other week Sergio Rios dropped by training at Stealth BJJ so this week’s technical takeaway is a little gem from him…

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