Spotlight on: Dustin Shelhamer

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu continually serves as a unique outlet in transforming lives. The BJJ Effect is exhibited through many compelling stories ranging from an individual reaching their athletic goals to one’s…

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Chronically Positive

“Chronically Positive” is a collection of essays for dealing with everyday issues. Whether those issues are as big as chronic kidney disease or as minuscule as a nagging honey do…

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The Moldova Project (Part II)

The Beginning Back in 2012, I wrote a story for BJJ Legends magazine about promoting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Moldova. (Brazilian Jiu-Jitus in Burlacu Moldova) At the time I was trying…

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The Jiu-Jitsu Pastor

Imagine for a second checking your bracket at some local tournament, Pans or Worlds and you see your pastor’s name. Awkward would be an understatement, a rare occurrence would be…

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Michelle Nicolini: Up Close & Personal

      BJJL: First, I want to get started with your crazy weight classes. You have been super-feather, light-feather, medium-heavy, feather-feather, medium-heavy, feather, light-feather. I have a list from 2007…

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