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BJJ White Belts Should Work On Defense More Than On Submissions

Hey, we get it! You’ve recently become a part of the BJJ white belts tribe and you’re so eager about learning and applying submissions! But, hear us out: for now, you’re going to be much better...

Opinion: BJJ White Belts Shouldn’t Have Their Own “Style”

Being a BJJ white belt is a stressful period in one’s Jiu-Jitsu life. It’s full of failures, doubts about whether or not you’re really “cut out” for this martial...

BJJ Advice: Treat Rolling With BJJ White Belts Like It’s A Fight

Ever had that feeling that, when you’re rolling with a (brand new) BJJ white belt, it’s almost as if it’s a life-or-death situation for them? Like, they’re going full force,...

BJJ Instructors: Don’t Let White Belt Students “Coach” Others During Class

If you’re a BJJ instructor, you’ve probably seen the following behavior. There’s a white belt in your class that sometimes takes the liberty of showing techniques to other students. He gives...

6 Mistakes BJJ White Belts Make – That Everyone Hates

If you’re a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu white belt, then it’s only normal that you’ll be making mistakes. You have to start from somewhere, after all… However, some of these mistakes are a big no-no...

Why Do So Many White Belts Quit Jiu-Jitsu? Simple – It’s The Mindset

If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a while, you’ve probably met a lot of people on the mats. And, along the way, you’ve also seen a lot of people leave as well; some...

The #1 Reason Why You Should Roll With Brand New, Spazzy BJJ White Belts

Rolling with brand new, spazzy white belts is something that most seasoned BJJ athletes avoid. They think of it as a waste of time; after all, why should you spar against someone who literally has no...

High Level BJJ Black Belt Goes Undercover as White Belt

Arthur is an extremely talented and technical BJJ black belt but on this day he poses as Rahan, a brand new white belt who only knows BJJ through watching youtube. Watch the face of the students when...

You’re An Out Of Shape BJJ White Belt? Do These 2 Things

Starting with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is tough. You get to the class and everyone else is better than you are… Heck, even those other white belts who’ve been training for just 2 or 3 months...

White Belt Attacks Referee at BJJ Competition

At a recent IBJJF competition in the white belt division, we saw a lethal baseball choke trap applied. It was set up from bottom side control and continued as the opponent climbed to mount. The...

BJJ White Belts: This’s How To Make Your Armbar More Efficient From Top Positions

Don’t tell us, we know it happened to you like a million times… You’ve finally gained top position – either a Mount or Side Mount and you’ve isolated the training...

Disturbing: BJJ White Belt Taps Out, Gets Put To Sleep by Upper Belts Regardless

When you start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it’s incredibly important that the academy you’re training in is a welcoming one. That your coach knows how to explain things in a proper way...

The Most Important CONCEPT for BJJ White Belts to 10X Their Results

So you’ve taken the first step and tied (or attempted to tie….don’t worry, we’ll help you learn) a white belt around your waist. The white belt phase of your journey is difficult to describe...

BJJ White Belts: Understand This About Attacking From Closed Guard

Closed Guard is one of those positions from which it can get notoriously frustrating to submit people. Sure, you’re in a more dominant position than your opponent; but submitting them or even...

This Simple Kimura Grip Break Works Great for BJJ White Belts

Setting up a submission can be one of the toughest tasks in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You first have to go through the opponent’s guard, establish control, isolate the limb which you want to...

Rickson Gracie: “It’s Important To Teach BJJ Strategy To White Belts”

If you’re a white belt, then learning “BJJ strategy” – the concepts and the principles that are a part of our sport – can seem something that’s far off in the...

Funny: The White Belt That Bows Too Much

Lining up and bowing These traditions are a way to demonstrate respect for your academy and instructor(s). Most of it was inherited from Judo, as we all know many Japanese arts give a big focus on...

BJJ White Belts: Focus on These Open Guard Passing Concepts

When you’re a BJJ white belt, it’s easy to get confused by the sheer number of techniques and possibilities in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And Open Guard passing is no different; how...

Watch: BJJ White Belt Submits Brown Belt in Competition

When a BJJ white belt faces a brown belt in training, he’ll lose 99% of the time… And if he, by any chance, faces him in competition, winning is less probable than winning the lottery....

Watch: BJJ White Belt Uses His MMA Training to Stand Up to Bully

What’s the best thing you can do in a street fight? Yup, that’s right – it’s to not get into one in the first place. Because, you never know who you’re going against;...

“I’m a BJJ White Belt… Why Don’t They Want to Roll With Me?”

So you’ve just begun training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’re a BJJ white belt and you’re so eager to train, to learn, and to meet both the coach(es) and your training partners in the...

Advice for White Belts: Don’t Stress About What Your Coach Thinks of You

If you’re a white belt (or even a blue belt), you might find yourself wanting to impress your higher-ranked training partners as you roll. You might want to do this even against your coach, by...

BJJ Black Belt vs. White Belt – Learn From These White Belt Mistakes

Does a white belt stand any chance against a black belt in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match? Hardly so, unless the black belt is severely injured and/or has both of his legs and arms tied up. However,...

BJJ White Belt Puts Pickpocketer in Weird Head-and-Arm Choke On Vacation in Mexico

A 49-year old American BJJ white belt was in Mexico with his wife on vacation when they were confronted by a group of pickpocketers. He used the little jiu-jitsu that he knew and put one of the...