I’ve been seeing this link all over the place.
When I’m looking for great new content to include on this site, I first look to Facebook – I’ve “liked” so many Jitsu content sources and have added them to my feed. Finding good stuff to write about here oftentimes needn’t be searched further than there. But, what I’m discovering is that popular sources many times do all the work. We’ve got Grapplearts (Facebook) (Site), BJJ Eastern Europe (Facebook) (Site) and BJJ Legends Magazine (Facebook) (Site) to name a few. But what about the rest? Where are the people like you and me? Where are the personal experiences?
Like I said above, I’ve been seeing this link all over the place. I first found it on Georgette’s Jiu Jitsu World and then clicked through to a list of really great Jitsu blogs. The problem is, the site the list is on is called, “Human Resources Degree” or something like that. Which leads me to believe it’s either taken from another source or is some sort of spam. I’m not going to link to it.
But what I am going to do is create my own list of favorite blogs in this post. I’ll record the blogs I like to browse through – the ones that give me the best news and updates, the best personal experiences and the best insight into the sport. I’ll also keep this post updated regularly and maintain it as kind of a rolling list.
Note: If you have (or can suggest) a blog and would like to see it listed here, simply leave the link in the comment section below. I’ll review it and if worthy, I’ll list it.
Top 50 Jiu-Jitsu Blogs
My Own Jiu-Jitsu Category – You really need to read some of my posts. As of this moment, I’ve written 177 of them. I cover all sorts of topics, including a massive amount of video instruction on various techniques, triangle setup and defense (my favorite), some theory as well as a good deal of rambling about the industry and what I’ve discovered through the years on my way to a two stripe purple belt. Give it a read.
The Jiu Jitsu Blues – Probably one of the most uniquely laid out BJJ blogs I’ve seen. Actually, I’ve never seen another site like it. 40 year old guy who started out in 2003. Check him out.
Inner BJJ – Funny guys. I really like their “real” approach. Watch of few of their vids and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.
The Jiu-Jitsu Fighter – This is a good blog that’s updated fairly regularly. Lots of good posts on more of the personal side.
Ryno Tuff Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blog – A good blog. This one isn’t updated as much as I’d like to see, but the author is just getting into some pretty good home grown jitsu technique videos.
BJJ Globetrotter – If I had a 5 year goal for my own blog (the one you’re reading), BJJ Globetrotter would most likely be its inspiration. Fun, nice looking layout and exciting content makes this one a win.
The Bat Blog – I have friends who would like this blog. Very cerebral, very thoughtful and ultimately very “each and every one of us.” I like the way he writes – and thinks.
From The Ground Up by Keith Owen – A big name like Keith Owen is a must on this list. Keith offers well written post on a variety of topics. Not only Jiu-Jitsu technique, but good all around Jitsu lifestyle.
Georgette’s Jiu Jitsu World – Another blog written from a female perspective. Georgette trains at Gracie Humaita Austin and received her blue belt in January of 2009.
The Jiu Jitsu Laboratory – This is probably one of my favorite blogs because David writes about what I’m interested in. Strategies, drilling, technique and so on. He also talks about big names, such as the Mendes Bros. If you’re interested in more Jiu-Jitsu blogs, you can check out this guy’s sidebar. It’s got a nice long list.
The Jiu-Jitsu Vortex – If you’re looking for a blog that’s kind of different, this may be the one for you. Jeff Chan writes about the side not often seen in the game. Read a few of his posts and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.
Logan Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blog – I like this blog because it’s written from a blue belt’s perspective. We spend so much time as blue belts, it’s nice to keep updated on the vibe out there.
Eli’s BJJ Blog – Written by Royce Gracie Black Belt, Eli Knight, this blog has some very insightful posts. Great perspective from a black belt. If you’re on the journey as I am, check out his “Faixa Preta” post for some true motivation.
Aesopian BJJ – If you’ve been on Facebook this decade, you most likely have seen something put out by Aesopian BJJ. Blog written by black belt instructor at Gracie Barra Clearwater, it’s a must see.
Tangled Triangle – I really, really like this blog. The posts are so well written and include detail that’s a rarity. I love getting a glimpse of the inside of someone’s head like this.
Slideyfoot – By far, the most comprehensively written BJJ blogs online (that I’ve read anyway). Can Sönmez writes like I would like to write. If you’re into really in depth (and I mean, “really” in depth) reviews and analysis, this is your blog.
Allie the Clear Belt – I would love it if this blog were updated more, but for now, I’ll take what she’s willing to give. Great perspective on training, competition and suffering through Jiu-Jitsu overall.
The Fighting Photographer – I like this blog because there’s a strong focus on class recaps, training venues and personalities. I love learning about new places to train.
Martin Aedma Blog – Great blog authored by Martin Aedma in Tartu, Estonia. High level player with tons of competition video. Nice job.
Meerkatsu BJJ Blog – Good site that’s more commercial in nature. Lots of reviews on t-shirts, BJJ gear, gis, apps and seminars.
Roy Dean Academy Blog – Very well written and introspective blog by none other than Roy Dean himself. Articles about his academy, travel and affiliate schools.
Dig Deep Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – I continue to be impressed by the intellect of the BJJ world. You’ll find some posts written on the deeper side on this site, so if you’re into thinking, check this one out.
The Gentle Art – Blog written with nice long posts. I like these types of blogs because it’s obvious that the author cares and takes his time with writing. And in this one, it shows.
BJJ Grrl – I absolutely love, love, love BJJ blogs that are updated every day (or almost every day). This blog is like that. The author is VERY active in the BJJ lifestyle and has TONS of good links. If you’re into this stuff as much as she is (probably not), you’ll really enjoy this blog.