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Tom DeBlass: “I Take TRT – It Can Greatly Benefit Thousands Of Men”

There’s quite a bit of commotion about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in the world of both professional and amateur athletes, as well as everyday folk. And while some say that...

Garry Tonon: “I Am Forever Grateful For The Things I Learned From Tom DeBlass”

It was Tom DeBlass’ birthday a few weeks ago. And one of the best presents he could’ve received was the one from Garry Tonon – who wrote an emotional Instagram post about Tom and how grateful...

Tom DeBlass Featured by Forbes Magazine: „As Long As You’re Resilient, You Can Do It“

Effort, persistence, discipline and resilience pay off – just ask Tom DeBlass. Years ago, he opened up his first BJJ school as a brown belt (and after quitting his teaching job), charging $20,000...

Tom DeBlass: “A Couple Times Training A Week Is More Than Enough”

So you’ve started training later in life and you’re not a professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete… But you want to train almost as if you were one. And the reason? It’s...

Tom DeBlass’s Advice for Young BJJ Athletes: “Competing Doesn’t Pay The Bills”

So you’re a young BJJ athlete who wants to make a name for himself in the sport? More importantly, you want to make a living off of Jiu-Jitsu – and you’re highly motivated to make...

Tom DeBlass: “Jiu-Jitsu Students, Lower Your Expectations”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is fun… But can sometimes be extraordinarily difficult on the mind, too. Especially when you get into the trap of comparing yourself to other, more skilled training...

Tom DeBlass: “BJJ Academy Owners – Be Real With Yourself & Your Students”

There are a lot of words that get thrown around in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; lots of talking about values and how one should behave in a BJJ setting. One of those words is “loyalty” –...

Tom DeBlass: “When I Was 23, My Girlfriend Laughed at My Dream To Open a BJJ School”

As you climb towards success – in BJJ and everything else in life – you’re going to encounter some obstacles. Unfortunately, those obstacles will sometimes be the people you deeply...

Tom DeBlass Opens Up for CNN: “I Was Sexually Abused As A Child”

One of the most well-known and appreciated BJJ athletes and coaches, Tom DeBlass, recently published his very own autobiography! “How You Bear It: Triumph And Resilience In Life” reached #1 on...

Tom DeBlass Autobiography Reaches #1 Bestseller on Amazon

Tom DeBlass is one of the most well-known Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes and coaches. He is a black belt under Ricardo Almeida, and is a successful BJJ and MMA athlete. However, at the moment, he is...

Tom DeBlass Publishes Autobiography: “How You Bear It: Triumph And Resilience In Life”

Tom DeBlass is one of the best-known and most appreciated individuals in the BJJ community. A BJJ black belt under Ricardo Almeida, he has had a successful winning spree in both grappling and MMA;...

Bouncer Who Choked Out Dillon Danis Has First Training Session with Tom DeBlass

It’s no secret that Tom DeBlass – like many other Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes – doesn’t have the highest opinion of Dillon Danis. He called out Danis multiple times on his...

Bouncer Who Choked Out Dillon Danis to Start Training BJJ with Tom DeBlass

A few days ago, Dillon Danis became the focal point of the grappling and MMA community yet again – this time for getting choked out by a bouncer at a nightclub and then getting arrested....

Small Changes That Will Improve Your Omoplata with Tom DeBlass

Getting submissions from Closed Guard without gi can be difficult. Since everything is slippery and the grip we usually enjoy in the Gi is missing, our choice becomes different. This does not mean...

Finish More People Using the Omoplata with Tom DeBlass

The Omoplata position is very strong, but have you are actually submitting anybody with the Omoplata? Omoplata is one of the most famous and powerful submission attacks in BJJ and submission...

Deceive Your Opponent with a Back Step, Then Immediately Enter a Knee Slice Pass with Tom DeBlass

Do you often get stuck in your opponent’s knee shield half guard? The knee shield is a very effective guard that keeps the bottom player relatively safe from pressure and attacks and can also give...

Sneaky Calf Slicer From Half Guard Lockdown by Tom DeBlass

Created by prominent flat-earth proponent Mr. Eddie Bravo, the Lockdown system is an IBJJF legal half-guard series of techniques that offers multiple defensive and offensive options from the guard....

Never Tap Again From Straight Ankle Lock- Tom Deblass

Tom DeBlass is a former Bellator and UFC fighter with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jisu under Ricardo Almeida. DeBlass runs his own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Ocean County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His...

Tom DeBlass On Why He Doesn’t Believe in Testing For BJJ Belt Promotions

Photo: Garden State Photography- Mark Ward Brazilian jiu-jitsu has had an informal approach to belt promotions, in which one or more instructors subjectively agree that a given student is ready for...

You Need This Half Butterfly Triangle By Tom DeBlass

Most of us get caught up using our half guard to try to control the weight and pressure our opponents are able to inflict on us, while we are desperately trying not to let them pass our guards. Last...

Tom DeBlass Reacts to Video of BJJ instructor’s Beatdown of Big Muscle Guy who Challenged Him

“If we fight for money I’ll stop when you ask. If we fight for pride I’ll stop when I want.” ~Rickson In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu history there has been a legacy of the Gracie...

Counter Their Berimbolo With Leg Locks with Tom DeBlass

You may not like it and may not do it, but the Berimbolo when done correctly by someone who is specialized in it(for ex: Gianni Grippo, Mendes & Miyao bros) You will get swept or submitted. For...

Kron Gracie & Tom DeBlass Brown Belt Match at 2008 Pans

Here is a rare match that has just been released by the IBJJF. Kron Gracie, son of legend, Rickson Gracie, facing Tom DeBlass in the absolute of the 2018 Pan Championships. Both DeBlass and Gracie...

Tom Deblass On Why So Many Quit Before Getting A BJJ Black Belt

Photo: Garden State Photography- Mark Ward   Tom DeBlass is a former Bellator and UFC fighter with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jisu under Ricardo Almeida. Tom was a County Champion Long...