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Csw/Erik Paulson's gym

Does anyone know how often Erik teaches, what the average no gi class is like and how much they charge a month? Did training there help your takedowns and improve your bjj?


A couple of my matches from Kakuto Challenge

Hey guys. Here are two of my matches from Kakuto summer open. I did advanced masters NoGi and Gi as well as absolutes. Feel free to critique comment or question. O🐍🐍


NoGi part 1:



GI: Part 1

Part 2


Stiffness in fingers after training?

Hi, I'm in my second week of Jiu Jitsu and have done about 14 hours in total but over the weekend I've experienced my fingers being really stiff. Is that from the my grips. It's definitely not muscle fatigue. I'm only 21 so could it be early arthritis. Thanks


The pleasure of drowning - Sam Harris ( No-Gi Jiu Jitsu highlights )


Suggestions for recruiting members

The owner of my BJJ & boxing school has these periodic freakouts whenever membership takes a dip. I just got off the phone with him, when I suggested things like joining the local business development association, picking the brain of a new member who has owned karate schools(!), and asking members to bring in friends.

I've also done stuff for him like dropped off flyers at all the local police and fire/rescue departments and a military armory (to whom discounted memberships are offered) and spearheaded getting a booth at a community fair (where kids could punch a heavy bag, make their own "belts" out of white ribbon, and pick up gift certificates for free lessons). I also taught an 8-week self defense class at my kids' school, which I concluded with participation certificates and gift certificates, all branded with our name.

We're in a small town of 20,000 residents, competing against a karate school and a TKD school. Despite all these efforts, it's hard to compete. None of us do this full time.

So that's our story. Do you have any suggestions? What do you do to recruit members?


DVD/Digital instructionals: How do you consume them and incorporate the content?

Hey guys. I was just curious, when it comes to watching BJJ instructionals (rather they be DVD or digital) what do you guys do to incorporate the technique?

For example, let's say you purchase a DVD off BJJ Fanatics or you have a streaming membership to one of the many BJJ streaming sites out there. Do you

A: Simply watch the technique and then try to remember everything and practice it while rolling?

B: Have a buddy from the academy come over to your house and watch the content with him and then practice with each other while it is going?

C: Something else?

I am just curious as to what you guys do because most of the streaming sites are are 25+ bucks a month and some of the DVD's on BJJ Fanatics are 75-100 or so bucks so if I was to ever invest that kind of money into digital BJJ technique I would for sure want someone to practice with right then and there instead of just watching and trying to remember everything and then trying to incorporate it into my rolling. Thanks for the input!


Best Traditional BJJ Gym in Guadalajara, Mexico?

Going to move to Guadalajara, Mexico, and looking for the best (self-defense focused) BJJ studio there.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated :)


What is waiter guard?

I follow Tomoyuki Hashimoto and he was mentioning a waiter guard seminar. I know the waiter sweep but what is waiter guard?


First Competition, got stomped

Hey guys, first tournament today as a no stripe, 8 month white belt, no gi and gi - not unexpectedly, I got smashed and submitted in about 2 minutes each time. I'm not too disappointed, but it stings a little, especially since no one apart from my coach medalled and I didn't really get a chance to play my game, any words of encouragement? I'm definitely glad I did it, it's been a great learning experience, just feeling a bit down!


Does your gym have a class where people strike?

I saw a video of a Gracie academy and the students were wearing super padded mma style gloves. They were striking, going for take downs, and doing ground and pounds. This looks so amazing and seems to be so much more useful in a street fight.

Does your bjj gym have a class specifically for this? Even mma gyms I've been to don't seem to have a class specifically for striking and grappling. They just have either a striking or grappling class and then ppl would do actual mma during open mat on their own time.


What's the best hold to restrain someone?

Say I was able to get a rnc and have a combatant pass out. What position should I put him in right away so that when he wakes up I have complete control until the police arrive?

Edit: Being mindful that the dude is completely passed out and you would have to use a hold that doesn't require much body positioning on his part.


Is there etiquette for handling this type of behavior or is etiquette to ignore it?

This is a young man who trains at my gym. He has been training for a few months and has his first stripe on his white belt. We are proud that someone so young (17-18) is coming to the gym but a friend recently sent me this. The account reportedly has dozens of similar posts.

I am all for self improvement and positive thinking, but I feel annoyed that he is referring to our training partners and fellow gym members like that.

Griping begins He is an aggressive roller, which is okay, but he often goes for leg locks though he has only been shown them once or twice. I have asked him not to do this, but he will still aggressively try to jerk my foot (while I am standing over him), claiming he has 'knee control'. Maybe knee control is something I will learn later. Anyways,
End griping

How would you recommend I approach this?

Thank you in advance for your feedback.


Doctor told me to shower less and stop using anti-bacterial soap after every training to prevent staph infections

He told me I was also washing away the good bacteria and therefore lowering my immune system. Is there any truth to this?


Finishers/Show the Art - Superfight List - EBI, Polaris, Sapateiro, Kasai Vets

  1. John Battle vs Ashley Williams

  2. Junny Ocasio vs Rey De Leon

  3. Frank Rosenthal vs Jordan Holy

  4. Eric Sherman vs Eric Medina

  5. Joey Haus vs Brian Demuro

  6. John “Thor” Blank vs Keith Patterson

  7. Merlin Ramos vs D-Boy Massington

  8. Alex Nemeth vs Adam Collarie

  9. Tom Clare vs Alec Hooben

  10. Francis St-Armour vs Michael Kastroba

  11. Sam Micale vs Jack Stapleton

  12. Cory Guitard vs Anthony McGlynn

  13. Fabian Ramirez vs Robert Parish

155 Pro Bracket - Competitor List Coming Soon! 


Lucas Lepri vs Davi Ramos ACB JJ 14 Match Highlights


Bjj for kids

Can someone tell me what's the best online platform to help kids learn bjj?

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