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Hello Everyone! I'm excited to announce that we have reached the Half Guard Chapter.  From Today May 15th til July 1 (six weeks, because there is a lot of material to cover), we will be focusing on developing the Half Guard transitions, controls, sweeps, submissions, passes...

Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Action 2 This amazing video showcases a number of other martial arts vs Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is the only martial art that effectively addresses ground grappling in self defence situations.  The most important yet most neglected part of any real...

Gracie Jiu Jitsu In Action This amazing video showcases a number of other martial arts vs Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Gracie Jiu Jitsu is the only martial art that effectively addresses ground grappling.  The most important yet most neglected part of any real attack. Beware of the many styles...

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Hello Everyone!  This year's summer Gracie BullyProof Camp will be full.  Book your spot early.  This year's camp will be the most engaging ever.  Will be Educational, Fun, Safe and Energetic.  See you on the mats! NVBJJ_BULLYPROOF_CAMP_FLYER...

Hello my people!  Some of our friends have been suffering due to the 7.8 magnitute Ecuadorian Earthquake.  Please follow the link and consider donating!  It's an important cause and we can help. Ecuador Earthquake Relief Fund...

"There are some things that can beat smartness and foresight? Awkwardness and stupidity can. The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who...

Here is a blog post from Mark Hopkins on his first couple of experiences trying Jiu Jitsu.  Enjoy!   "The instructor breaks my finger in the first three minutes. It's my first private Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lesson and we're not even training yet, he's just showing me...