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Skill Versus Technique Proficiency: The Heart of Jiu Jitsu Ranking

In the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), progressing from a white belt to a black belt is a journey that is both personal and steeped in technical learning. This journey involves extensive practice, sparring, and continuous improvement. Among practitioners, there’s an ongoing guardianship about what primarily influences promotion and rank: skill or technique proficiency? …

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Social Media Sabbatical

In more than 25 years of my life as a martial artist, a new chapter unfolds, marked by a sense of departure from the norms of social media. For years, using social media was akin to many—scrolling, liking, commenting, and occasionally sharing. Yet, as I approach 47 this year, a profound realization gives me a …

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