Author: graciegoldsboro

December 13, 2016 graciegoldsboro No comments exist

One thing that differentiates Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from other forms of martial arts is the belt system. Most eastern martial arts have some form of ranking system and these ranks are usually represented in the form of belts. These belts range in color from simple white and black to pink to camouflage. Jiu-Jitsu…

December 12, 2016 graciegoldsboro 2 comments

    My name is Jake Whitfield and I have a problem. I proudly represent Royce and Helio Gracie Jiu-Jitsu everywhere that I go, only I don’t. My problem and my biggest struggle is nutrition. The 753 philosophy of Jiu-Jitsu is the guiding code that has been passed to me by Royce and by Grandmaster…

December 12, 2016 graciegoldsboro 2 comments

  A friend of mine sent me this post and asked for my opinion on it. Several of my other friends have also shared this post so I thought rather than replying privately, I would make a blog post for all to see.   First of all, let me be clear about something: I agree with everything…

December 12, 2016 graciegoldsboro No comments exist

  It’s very common to hear people talk about “the white belt mentality.” The concept is that a white belt has an open mind, willing to learn anything from anyone. I don’t necessarily agree with this concept. The amount of information available today is staggering. That is true about any subject, but right now I’m…

December 12, 2016 graciegoldsboro No comments exist

  Today, the term “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu” or “BJJ” has become the ubiquitous term for a particular grappling art that is sometimes used in Mixed Martial Arts. I do not use this term. I usually use the term “Gracie Jiu-Jitsu” or just plain “Jiu-Jitsu”, but why? To start with, let’s look at the definition of jiu-jitsu. Merriam…