How to lose 3 pounds with Pati Fontes

So you sign up for a competition and the night before you decide to check your weight one last time. You see you still have a few pounds to go and you’re worried. You think to yourself, “How do I do it?”. “How can I drop these last few pounds before tomorrows weigh in?” As we all know, there are safe ways one can cut …

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BJJ GIRL OF THE MONTH -Josie “The Sweet Heart” Nancarrow

Josie “The Sweet Heart” Nancarrow I’m 23 years old and I train at BJJ TAS in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. www.bjjtaz.com.au I started my BJJ journey somewhat reluctantly. I’ve never been a violent person or someone that’s into combat sports or martial arts, and the thought of being that close to another human freaked me out. I was finally convinced by my brother and his wife to give …

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Battle of the Bulge: Fit for BJJ

There I was, walking away with a few wins at a local competition, feeling great. I had kept a consistent fighting weight at middle, not my goal weight but better than where I had been. With over a year and a half of daily grinding on the mat and watching what I ate, I wanted a break. My body needed it, not to mention that I …

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BJJ GIRL OF THE MONTH: KAY FURY

I’m excited to announce my newest BJJ Girl of the Month, Kay Fury! This BJJ Girl has been training for nearly a year, and has fallen in love with training. She is dedicated and an example that motivation breeds results. A few questions with Kay Fury Why did you start training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Kay Fury: I started BJJ, because I work in a field, where the …

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Ronda Rousey: Too Much For Walmart

ronda rousey book

Being such a big Ronda Rousey fan, I felt the need to draw some attention to a recent issue that has come along with Ronda releasing her first book, My Fight / Your Fight.  The book goes on sale May 12, and details her story about achieving greatness as an Olympian and Fighter. Walmart, one of the largest companies in the entire world, has decided to refuse …

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BJJ Girl: Meet Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida

Special Thanks to Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida for the terrific seminar and agreeing to let me interview him! Also to Lance Emery and Joey Fink for getting some great shots of the action. It was an awesome experience. Holding double-gold world-championships for 2012, 2013 and 2014, along with a number of other Jiu-Jitsu honors and titles, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is on every BJJ Girl’s watch-list during a competition.  As …

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Pan Ams 2015: The Best of BJJ

Not Competing, and Missing the First Day of Pan Ams 2015 🙁 Sitting at work on the first day of the Pan Ams, I could not help but stew in bitterness. While happy for my teammates and friends that competed and placed, I was wishing that I was on that mat giving it my all alongside them. Instead, I have spent weeks now babying an injury. This …

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Jiu-Jitsu Burnout and How to Handle it While Training

With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu becoming more popular than ever, more and more people are coming to train and develop their ground-fighting skills. This inevitably means that more and more are also leaving their schools, contracts and teammates behind, as they give up in the pursuit that they may have been so passionate about before. But why? Jiu-Jitsu burnout is a real state of physical and mental …

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BJJ Girl of the Month: Anaya

bjj girl of the month - anaya

Following up with December’s BJJ Girl of the Month: Amy Alonso, I am excited to highlight another inspirational young lady that is kicking some serious butt in the world of Kids’ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This month, I would like to honor Anaya, a 9 year old phenom that is blowing through the competition in her brackets, and setting the stage for some serious success in …

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Dating a BJJ Girl: 5 Tips to Get You Started

Dating A BJJ Girl

Most of us know what it is like to look for love in all the wrong places. We are only human: we tend to want what we want, when we want it, and sometimes have trouble keeping perspective. This is especially true in today’s dating scene, where everybody has a friend (if they aren’t the friend) that is so obviously with someone that they should …