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How to Win at Your First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition

In your first competition, winning should not be your primary goal. Rather than focusing on the outcome, you should focus on having fun and learning something new. Nevertheless, everyone wants to...

Is It Rude To Refuse Rolling With Women In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu means that you’ll often be in a close proximity to other people; to your training partners, to be exact. And it’ll be done in a way that doesn’t really...

Advice For Dating In BJJ: Move Very Slowly & Respect The Situation

If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for long enough, then a thought or two of dating someone from your gym has probably crossed your mind. However, should you go for it? Should you...

Thinking About Quitting BJJ? Consider The 3-Month Rule

Are you thinking of quitting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? You’ve only just begun training and it seems that you aren’t really gifted for all of this “Arte Suave” stuff… Maybe...

How To Get Back To Training After A Traumatic Injury?

No matter how much you love training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, chances are that you’ll get injured at one point in time. And there’s a considerable probability that one of these injuries will...

3 Ways To Get New Students Into Your BJJ Academy

If you’re a coach or/and a BJJ academy owner, then getting new students is something you’re constantly worrying about. And no wonder – because that’s where the money for your...

Nick “Chewy” Albin: “On The Mats, We Become Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable”

If you want to achieve anything “worthwhile” – whatever that word means for you – in life, then there’s no denying the fact that you’ll feel uncomfortable on the...

Opinion: No Time Limit BJJ Matches Are Bad For The Sport

The most recent Who’s Number One (WNO) tournament saw a main event between Kyle Chambers and Izaak Michell; a no time limit, submission-only match… That went on for more than two hours. Michell...

Everything You Need To Know About The Brabo Choke

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Want To Be Creative In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? This Is How

Jiu-Jitsu is fun! Yeah, it can be (and is) tough at times, but it sure is fun to do. And it can be even more fun when you start being creative with it. But how do you become creative in BJJ if you...

Can’t Remember All Of The BJJ Techniques? Here’s Some Advice For You

It isn’t difficult to get discouraged in Jiu-Jitsu – there are plenty of reasons and opportunities to do so. And one of them is the problem of “not being able to remember” all...

Not Feeling Motivated To Train? Do This – And Trick Your Brain

If you’ve been training for long enough, you’ll have experienced the end of the so-called “honeymoon phase” of Jiu-Jitsu… When you stop feeling motivated to train all the time and, what’s...

Do You Have To Compete To Be A Legit BJJ Black Belt?

So you’re not much of a competitor, are you? You sure like training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and you enjoy hitting the mats as often as possible… But the matter of the fact is – you...

Should You Master Both Sides in Jiu-Jitsu or Just Focus On The Dominant One?

Should you be drilling, or training the non-dominant side? Or should you focus entirely on the dominant one? Although many instructors have different opinions, this article explores a couple of...

Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin: “Each Scar [From BJJ] Is A Souvenir For Following My Heart”

Cauliflower ears, fatty knuckles, a scar or two across your face… They’re probably not something a majority of people in your vicinity – your friends and family – like to see....

Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin: “Get Away From Your Phone – And Structure Your Life”

Nick “Chewy” Albin is a well-known Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor, who uses his YouTube channel to be of immense help to a number of BJJ students worldwide. And one of the defining...

How To Chain Your BJJ Guards: Open Guards

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin: “Claiming That You Don’t Have Enough Time Is Just An Excuse”

Let us guess – you would love to improve better in BJJ, but you simply don’t have enough time? Sure enough, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t “everything” in your life; you have...

How To Maintain Dominant Side Control In BJJ

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Want To Listen To A BJJ PODCAST? Here Are The 6 BEST ONES

Investing additional time into (positional) rolls, drills, watching Youtube videos and instructionals, asking your coach to help you, going for private training sessions… Lifting weights, doing...

Master Ken Explains What Are The Biggest Problems With BJJ

The honorable Master Ken from ‘Enter the Dojo’ was recently on the Chewjitsu podcast, and the guys asked him a direct question: What’s his problem with BJJ? Master Ken has a long...

Why Do So Many Top BJJ Competitors Avoid Going To MMA ?

Have you ever wondered why you don’t see too many of today’s BJJ world champions in professional MMA nowadays? Of course, there are great Jiu-Jitsu coaches who support their players by...

What is The Difference in Skill Between a White-Blue Belt & Brown-Black Belt in BJJ?

  Have you ever wondered what is the difference in skill gap between a white and a blue belt in BJJ? Certainly many people who train BJJ have thought about it. Receiving a blue belt is an...

Use The Hip Bump Sweep To Set Up These 3 Attacks

You’ve probably been introduced to the Hip Bump Sweep way back in the day, and you’re probably seeing it work much less frequently than it was the case before. The reason for this,...