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!