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Caleb McAllister demonstrates a fun, brutal, old-school lockdown counter -- the deathlock!

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What Equipment Do I need to Train Jiu-Jitsu? You are thinking about training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)? Assuming you researched which BJJ gym you want to try and you have contacted them. Most gyms will tell you to wear a t-shirt and a pair of board shorts, shorts with no metal rivets or buttons. Surprisingly, you do not really need much equipment or protective gear when first trying it out, other than what I just mentioned. A groin protector is not required but may be recommended, for obvious reasons; you may need or want a mouthguard. I know many people...

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FIRST TOURNAMENT JOURNEY..Oh. Ok. I remember the moment I told my husband that I wanted to compete in a Jiu-Jitsu tournament with extreme and vivid accuracy. You know one of those memories that appear in HD versus standard definition when you think about it? That is one of those moments for me. Why? I can only guess that I feel it is some pivotal point in my life and the BJJ journey. I believe it has (or will) affect me greatly. Whether it is the circumstances that led me to blurt out “I think I just need to compete!”, or the...

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What GI should I get? Whether you have just started your BJJ journey or have been training since before it became the mainstream form of self-defense it is today... at some point, you will be in the market for a Gi. Obviously, the only exception to this is the exclusively No-Gi grappler (rash guards and rubber guard club - love you guys). But, if any of you decide to cross over to the Gi side, I hope this breakdown can help you navigate the endless sea of Gi brands, weaves, and styles. Terms like lightweight, pearl weave, hemp, and women’s cut (which...

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