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Overtraining and being stressed out can harm your passion and desire to keep learning martial arts. The problem is that many fighters and athletes don’t know how to utilize the philosophy of flow to their advantage. In this article, I am going to show you why being in the state of flow can dramatically increase your enjoyment while training and help you improve faster at Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA or any other combat sport you are pursuing. 
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I think that you would agree with me when I say that martial arts can have a profound and effective benefit for practitioners all around the world. The problem with this is that there aren't any regulations for gym owners and instructors to follow legitimate practices. In this article, we interview Rob from McdojoLife to discuss the dangers of these practices. 
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In this collaboration article with Articulate BJJ, we dive deep into the parallels of philosophy and jiu-jitsu. Explore subjects such as critical thinking, exchanging ideas, ego, and much more. Learn about how these lessons can help you both on and off the mats. Are you a martial artist with a quest for knowledge? Read more and find out!

Renzo Gracie was once quoted as saying “There is more philosophy on the jiu-jitsu mats than any Ivy League school in America.”

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The origin of jiu-jitsu is unknown to many modern day practitioners. From being a peaceful art to a savage sport, jiu-jitsu has evolved in many ways with new moves being added and old techniques being ineffective. The transition from traditional Gi to Nogi competition has opened the door for even more opportunity to be creative and improve upon the already deadly art. It has now been widely accepted as an intelligent self-defence and effective style thanks to the exposure from MMA. Today we are going to take a look at where it all started. The Samurai Code of Jiu Jitsu and what it means to be a modern day warrior. 
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