Are you a Jiu Jitsu Coach, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Yogi, Psychologist, Nutritionist, Physical Therapist or just a Jiujiteira with a story to share? Can your expertise improve the lives of others? Do you want to establish a presence within the Jiu Jitsu community? If so, we want to hear from you!
Elevate Jiu Jitsu Mag is a free media site for women covering everything from Jiu Jitsu techniques nutrition, strength and conditioning, weightlifting, overall mental & physical fitness, motivation and much more.
Anyone familiar with the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle knows the lifestyle doesn’t end when a Jiujiteira leaves the mat. Join us in Empowering, Educating and Elevating passionate women in Jiu Jitsu while branding yourself within this growing community. Check out the submission details below to learn more!
Article Length: 250 – 1000 words
Topics: Nutrition and Recipes, Physiology, Injury Prevention, Recovery, Targeted Advice for Success Stories, Motivational Pieces, Trending Topics,Upcoming Events, Fundraisers
Published articles are informative,educational, technical or motivational.
To submit, send your article to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject Line: New Article Submission
To increase chances of publication, include original photos or graphics related to your article. Include your contact information, plus a 3- to 10-line bio and photo. Articles may include writer’s bio and photo.
Please do not send formatted documents. Our content management system (CMS) requires that all formatting is stripped before text entry, so all of your work to make it look nice will be discarded anyways.
Stick to these basic formatting rules:
- Submit an approved file format. These include .doc, .docx, and .rtf for text submissions. Video, photo, and other submissions may be of any standard file type (see below for more details).
- Name your document with the title of your submission.
- Ensure paragraph settings include “single line spacing” and “do not add spaces between paragraphs.”
- Include all photos/illustrations/videos separately, do not embed them in the document
- Do not indent paragraphs.
- Use one space at the end of each sentence.
- Do not use bullet points or numbered lists. Just write out the list and our editors will format it properly.
- If you have formatting notes or URLs you would like us to include, use the comments function in Word, or include them parenthetically.
- If you cite research, use primary sources and include a list of references with your article.
Our expectation is that anything you submit should be ready to publish with minimal editorial interference. Be sure to give your submission several rounds of proofreading and editing before submitting. It is helpful to have someone else give you feedback in the editing process to ensure you didn’t miss anything.
Be sure to edit for clarity, structure, logical consistency, and succinctness, as well as for grammar and punctuation. Articles that are poorly constructed or insufficiently polished won’t be considered.
Photos and Videos
All visual media should be produced in landscape orientation. Visual media should be of you, by you, or supplied with full use rights and appropriate attribution. Supply original files, not links. Photos should be at least 1800px wide and high quality. Video should be 720p or better.
Photo Requirements: Images should be 300 dpi (dots per inch) or at least 1 mb file size in jpeg format.
All Video Requirements:
File Type: MOV File
Quality: Clear Images & Audio
Background Noise: Make sure there is minimal to no background noise in your film area. You want to be heard clearly on camera.
Audio: Make sure that your camera’s mic will pick up your voice well.
Jiu Jitsu Technique Video Requirements:
Belt Requirements: Purple, Brown and Black Belts
Views and Angles: You will want to think of the most important viewpoints that you are explaining in the technique.
*State who you are, and the technique that you are showing.
*State the City and School that you represent.
*Technique should be demonstrated slow and explained step by step with clear instruction. If the technique has multiple angles, be sure to include the different angles in the video.
*Make sure to include a “Real Time” demonstration of the technique.
*Gender: We ask that the person explaining the technique be female. Males can be included as your technique partner.
*Gi Jacket & Pants should match (same colors).
*Each person in video has a different color gi from each other.
*Uniform color should not match the mats. The contrast is better if the uniforms are different colors from the mats.
*Must Wear a shirt underneath uniform.
*No Gi Clothing: No Gi Shorts, Shorts, Spats, Gi pants, Rash Guards or T-shirt.
*Not approved: Sports Bra, Booty Shorts / compression shorts, please do not show us your cleavage.
*Try to avoid super baggy clothes.
*Length: Full video Length is best, no longer than 5 min. It is better to record several small clips and then put them together on a video editor than trying to film a full 5 min video without any mistakes.
*Lighting: Play with the light first to make sure that the camera is in the best direction. Lighting is key when filming. Light should be behind the person filming.
Include in writing with your video submission:
*Technique you are showing.
*Your complete name, belt rank and position at the gym.
*If you are an athlete or student that will be your position at the gym.
*Please include all social media handles available for you, gym, affiliation and technique partner included.
*Photos and video submissions that are not in the following formats will not utilized in our database.
*** Videos will be posted at our discretion.