Best Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Forums

First, the list of top jiu jitsu forums, then some philosophizing by me. If I’m missing a good one or the order is “wrong”, let me know.

  1. Sherdog Grappling Forum
  2. Underground Atama BJJ Forum
  3. Jiu Jitsu Forums
  4. Lockflow BJJ and Submission Forums

Other promising new non-forum forums:

Also, in case you’re interested in judo, hands down (as far as I know) the best forum for judo is JudoForum.com.

Forums are the oldest form of communication known to man. A bunch of people sign up under a real or fake identity, and can say (almost) whatever they want. There are two defining characteristics of a forum:

  1. Everyone’s comment has equal value. Meaning, you can’t up-vote a good comment or down-vote a bad comment.
  2. The design and navigation of the forum has to have the look and feel of a website that was create in the mid 90’s.

internet-tough-guyMiraculously, such flat structure produces some remarkably valuable content amid a sea of unremarkable chatter. The bits of good advice and commentary is extracted by Google for posterity. Say you’re looking for “cutting weight for BJJ competition”. Google is your friend. Type that into the search box and you’ll get some blogs and some forum links. Both will be full of advice from white belt to black belt in a one sentence or multi-paragraph form. It might be from a post made in 2003 or 2013, and either way you’ll probably get some good food for thought.

I try to avoid forums precisely because of point #1 above. It’s easy to get pulled into comments that fuel drama and never get to the comments that have good thought-provoking advice. But still, I think it’s important to regularly go to the forums to get ideas on how to improve your game and also to stay in touch with the jiu jitsu community.

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  1. Ami niv

    Ami Niv is the only selected pupil of Imi Lichtenfeld, the founder of Krav Maga. Ami Niv carried on Imi Lichtenfeld’s way in form of Krav Maga School named “Aiki Krav Maga”. Ami Niv started with training on judo and jiu-jitsu until he resivd black belt. At the age of 16 , he took up training in Krav Maga style popular in Israel among youth, army and special detachments. Ami Niv is Master of Krav Maga (10 dan), Aikido (4 dan), Jujitsu (6 dan).

    During his service in Israel defense army, Ami Niv was the head of department of Krav Maga training and simultaneously – acting specialist in field of Israel security and antiterrorism.

    Ami Niv carries out seminars on Krav Maga and international terrorism on a regular basis both in Israel and abroad. He has many pupils and followers all over the world. Ami Niv trains in Krav Maga martial art and various fight techniques. He also carries out seminars and consultations on struggle against international terrorism, trains elite subdivisions of army and police, and provides consultations to various offices of state, antiterrorist organizations and security organizations. Ami Niv is lecturer of leading international Universities on terrorism counteraction and security as well as coordinator of special detachments on struggle against terrorism.

    Ami Niv the Head and the Founder of Aiki Krav Maga Federation (AKMF).
    Senior instructor and international consultant in anti-terrorism.
    Direct follower / Senior instructor of Imi Lichtenfeld.
    KRAV MAGA dan 10 / JIU-JITSU dan 6 / AIKIDO dan 4
    AMI NIV ACADEMIC DEGREE

    Master’s degree/М. А. of University of Leicester in England on sociology and sport management.
    Graduate of coach department of Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sports in Israel.
    Master of Laws (L.L.M Law) of Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

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