A lot of cool BJJ magazines have come and gone in the market. Below is a list of our top 5 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu magazines, including some old favorites.
Jiu Jitsu Magazine is a pretty cool magazine that is pretty comprehensive in terms a great overall BJJ magazine. It has articles on strength and conditioning, techniques, events, and interviews.
Jiu Jitsu Style Magazine really shines when it comes to interviews and articles you might not see anywhere else. They've written articles about ‘How to start a BJJ Blog' (SHHH.. its a secret!), and how to cut weight. They also feature articles by BJJ Gi Guru Seymour Yang (aka Meerkatsu). They offer an exceptionally unique take on what a BJJ Magazine should cover and really seem to have a finger on the pulse of the younger BJJ community.
Gracie Magazine, now in its 175th issue (WOW!) is one of the oldest and most comprehensive BJJ magazines out. They offer heavily researched articles and really don't have any filler articles that we've found. Every single article is unique and very high quality. There's a reason they're still in business. They started it.
4. BJJ Spirits
BJJ Spirits is a really cool magazine + DVD from Japan. Even though it is completely in Japanese, they offer some really cool techniques and the best part is that they come with a DVD. I've never seen so much event and technique coverage on a DVD. There are full tournaments, techniques taught in English, and more. Definitely worth the price for the DVD alone.
5. Submission Spirits
Submission Spirits is yet another offering from Japan. It offers the same type of content as BJJ Spirits, but tends to include more nogi. If anything, it's just an excuse to have twice as many AMAZING DVDs and the picture within are really cool as well. We just wish we could read Japanese. With that said, we own every copy of both Submission Spirits and BJJ Spirits and feel like it was money well spent.
What else would you add in our list?
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED OCTOBER 26, 2011