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December 30, 2015

The Ego, Your Annoying Friend

In Jiu Jitsu we often hear about how we have to kill our ego or let go of it somehow, but sometimes this is easier said than done. You see the ego isn’t one to go down without a fight. Its not like you can just decide that you won’t have an ego one day … Continue reading The Ego, Your Annoying Friend



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December 15, 2015

The D’arce And The Names That Come With It

  There are a lot of techniques in Jiu Jitsu that are known by different names in different parts of the world or in different eras of time. The D’arce choke is one such technique. This can be confusing especially for people starting out that don’t realize when one person refers to the no D’arce choke … Continue reading The D’arce And The Names That Come With It



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December 14, 2015

CBJJ Downtown Women’s Center Charity Drive

  During this year’s holiday season Cobrinha BJJ family will be helping out the women of the Downtown Women’s Center by donating bath towels and journals to the organization. The Downtown Women’s Center is an organization focused on helping out the homeless women of the area by providing affordable housing as well as medical and … Continue reading CBJJ Downtown Women’s Center Charity Drive



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November 24, 2015

Kids World Championship/ Campeonato Mundial de crianças

This past weekend a team of Lil’ Cobras competed in the SJJIF World Championships, and brought back quite a big collection of hardware to the academy. It truly is remarkable how much professionalism these kids show at every tournament they are in. We here at Cobrinha BJJ are always proud of this and the sportsmanship … Continue reading Kids World Championship/ Campeonato Mundial de crianças



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November 11, 2015

2015 No-Gi Worlds Recap ~ 2015 Mundial NoGi

This past weekend was the weekend that 13 competitors here at Cobrinha BJJ have been looking forward to for some time. Hours of mat time, dieting, and game planning all leading up to the event on November 7th and 8th, the 2015 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships. Since this was the last major IBJJF tournament of … Continue reading 2015 No-Gi Worlds Recap ~ 2015 Mundial NoGi



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November 3, 2015

History of the Butterfly Guard

The butterfly guard, or hooks guard, is not used as much lately in BJJ due to advancements in other guard techniques, but is still a very effective way to play guard. By hooking your feet under the thighs of your opponent it allows for you to lift, off balance, and sweep them, often in beautiful … Continue reading History of the Butterfly Guard



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October 27, 2015

Zen Jiu-Jitsu

When I was younger, around 18, I became interested in meditation and what it could do for my peace of mind. See, my brain has always gone a mile a minute and sometimes that’s a great thing but at other times it can be very stressful, so I thought that maybe meditation could be the … Continue reading Zen Jiu-Jitsu



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October 14, 2015

Don’t Miss Whats Happening On Cobrinha’s YouTube Page ~ Não perch o que está acontecendo na página do Cobrinha no YouTube

Over the past couple of months the Cobrinha YouTube channel has been making an effort to provide fans of Cobrinha with more content. One of the ways we have been doing this is with technique videos made based on requests from followers. People post their requests on the comments section of the videos or on … Continue reading Don’t Miss Whats Happening On Cobrinha’s YouTube Page ~ Não perch o que está acontecendo na página do Cobrinha no YouTube



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October 6, 2015

History of the Omoplata in BJJ ~ A História da Omoplata no BJJ

Last week on the YouTube channel we posted an omoplata instructional, so to keep that thread going we are going to look at some history about the move in this post. The omoplata (Portuguese for shoulder blade) is an attack that mainly puts pressure on the shoulder joint but also puts some pressure on the … Continue reading History of the Omoplata in BJJ ~ A História da Omoplata no BJJ



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September 29, 2015

Cobrinha BJJ Las Vegas Head Instructor Wins Masters Worlds ~ O Instrutor da academia Cobrinha BJJ Las Vegas vence o Mundial de Master

Not everyone in Jiu Jitsu can say that they have opened their own academy or that they’ve won a world championship. Well, Hector Vasquez, a brown belt under Cobrinha, has done both in just a month’s time. In a year that he has already taken gold at both the Pan Am and National tournaments he … Continue reading Cobrinha BJJ Las Vegas Head Instructor Wins Masters Worlds ~ O Instrutor da academia Cobrinha BJJ Las Vegas vence o Mundial de Master



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