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The First of Many – BJJ Girl of the Month: Amy Alonso

Amy BJJ Girl of the Month

BJJ Girl of the Month I have been thinking for a while now that I wanted to really showcase the heart and soul of human-beings out on the mat, grinding out their lives while they march toward their Jiu-Jitsu goals. Training is hard work, and while we can’t get enough of it, the physical demands that it puts on our bodies, both male and female, …

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Gabi Garcia Vs Marcelo Garcia: Video

I just came across an awesome roll session between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu superstars Marcelo Garcia and Gabi Garcia. Both are master technicians on the mat, but the battle shows a lot of the aspects of how a matchup consisting of a larger opponent versus a smaller does not equal a strength versus weakness situation. While there are times where Marcelo simply must retreat from Gabi’s power, …

Freddie Prinze Jr. “Learnin to walk again is like learning Jiu-Jitsu”

This morning I came across a story about Freddie Prinze Jr. who recently underwent spinal surgery. As I was reading about his recovery, I found that he was tweeting about his recovery and commenting about how his recovery relates to Jiu-Jitsu, hashtagging Graciejiujitsu. Wait…Freddie Prinze Jr. trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?? How cool is that?! He is doing a great job of keeping his fans up to date …

First Official Shirts and Hoodies!

I'm very excited to announce that the design I have been working on is finally done, and BJJ Girl hoodies and t-shirts are now available for sale via Teespring! I appreciate all of the encouragement and assistance from those around me lending a hand. I could not take this big step without you. BJJ Girl: California Rollin' Hoodie Tee Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone, and ...
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Metamoris 5 Shocker: Brown Belt Will Grapple for $10K

Metamoris Featured

In an a very interesting turn of events, the voice of the BJJ social media world has spoken, and Matheus Diniz of Marcelo Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy in New York, will be facing off against Vinny Magalhaes for a grand prize of $10,000. The real crazy thing about this decision though, is that Matheus is actually a brown belt. I have nothing against Matheus, and I …

Progress is Progress

For those out there that are struggling with your weight, this post is for you. I have tried for many years to lose fat, but it’s been a constant struggle I have lived with for many years. I am not only a BJJ practitioner, but a mother as well, ever since I had my son I have had a very difficult time getting back to …

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My Journey to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

First, let me say that writing about why I actually started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has always, until now, been something that I wanted to keep private. I first stepped on the mat in January of 2010 in Temecula, California. I tried an all women’s nogi class which I loved, however, two weeks into the sport I tore two ligaments in my ankle due to an …

American Nationals 2014

Well it has been quite a while since I last blogged, these past couple of months has been really busy on and off the mat for me. In August I attended the 2014 beer bloggers conference in San Diego where I met Benjamin Moore, a jiu jitsu practitioner and beer blogger.  It’s amazing how such a sport can unite people in such different aspects of life. …