The purple belt is given to someone who is dedicated to practice and is well-versed in a specific game. This belt is the middle ground to becoming a black belt and is arguably the toughest level to get in to and get out of. Enjoy this article by Vincent Inoncillo for ALLDAYBJJ.COM
We are very proud of all of you who put their skills to the test at the 2017 Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship. You are the small percentage of the Jiu Jitsu world that showed up last week. Thank you to all the friends & families that supported our fighters leading up to Pans, we know that a lot is sacrificed when preparing for an event and we're grateful for the support. Thank you to everyone that helped with the travel & accommodations, and keeping the positive vibe during the trip. Thank you to everyone at Shoyoroll/AP/ALLDAYBJJ, you guys are the best! Back to work, lets keep the vibe, train hard, next up Worlds.
Some encouragement for the jiu jitsu journeyman by alldaybjj.com
Interesting take on using strength and technique by multiple world champion Bernardo Faria.
Some info on recovery from hard training by alldaybjj.com
We all have good days and bad days and the same goes for jiu jitsu training. Here's a nice article by Jiu Jitsu Times on tapping, learning and moving on.
A nice guide by Flograplling on traveler's etiquette, pros and cons of visiting academies during tournaments.
Never assume someone's skill by belt, size or cauliflowers. A good read from Jiu Jitsu times a blog by practitioners.
Good insight from one of the best Jiu Jitsu players on the competition scene.