Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blogs of 2006

by Caleb on January 12, 2007

One last post before closing out the year. I thought it would be good to let folks know about BJJ blogs I’ve found useful, entertaining, and informative. Or just cool. So, here we go, in no particular order:

  • Aesopian’s Totally Awesome Journal
    Probably my favorite of the new offerings this year, as much for the emphasis on the demonstration of techniques as how whiz-bang cool he’s rigged things for sharing the content on social media sites like Digg and Technorati. I will be watching this one closely in 2007.
  • BJJ Vision Quest 2006
    Valerie is one of the coolest females you could find out there. She’s quit her job in favor of driving around the United States to train Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Not only is she addicted to BJJ, but she shares the stories of her travels, her training, her highs and lows and more. Again, good work on the photos.
  • Gumby’s Blog
    No, I’m not just putting this here because The FightWorks Podcast is aligned with On The Mat. I think if anyone were to put this list together, it’d include Gumby’s blog. Having been around the game so long, and as far as I know, being the only black belt among those of us regularly writing and creating BJJ content out there, his blog deserves a spot.
  • It’s Not Ballet
    Written by Southern California brown belt Andreh Anderson, this one hasn’t been around very long but I like reading about other’s training experiences. Thank you Andreh.
  • Got Jits?
    Jason Stoll started this blog as a white belt and has been writing about his newfound addiction with Brazilian jiu-jitsu since the beginning. He recently received his blue belt (congrats!), and I look forward to reading how things go for him in 2007. The one bit of constructive criticism for Jason is I think his site needs an RSS feed.
  • Gracie Barra BH Marbella
    Though this blog doesn’t update as regularly as my curiosity would like, this one hit me with two of my real passions, Spain (I used to live there) and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, so it made the list. It’s always cool to see how BJJ is spreading outside Brazil and North America.

Okay, there you have it – my favorite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blogs of 2006. If you’ve got any that you really like watching out there, be sure to let other know by adding it in the comments below!

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Rob Whitney December 10, 2007 at 5:05 pm

Not sure if it is too late for another 2007 blog, if so, then maybe next year for 2008.

John Will has a great blog that he updates on a regular basis.

Brian November 1, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Please check out our Academy’s blog at

Roy Dean, at also has an incredible blog.

JiuJitsuOCGuy July 21, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Not very many good blogs around let me know if you find any.

Oz Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt September 12, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Yeah I would like to know all the good BJJ blogs. BJJ is the truth. Make sure and post more BJJ blogs if you find them.

Roger July 18, 2011 at 3:54 am

Hi, looking for anyone interested in teaching brazilian jiu jitsu in South Africa.
Must be quailfied to teach, and have be a black belt with the right certification.

If you do then email me on

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