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Result for: white belt

Flashback: A White Belt BJ Penn Defeating 2 Judo Black Belts in a Judo Tournament

This happened in 1997. BJ back then just started BJJ and he was still a white belt. As a white belt he absolutely dominated these black belt judoka in Judo rules. His nickname prodigy  was very...

Joe Rogan Was a White Belt Under Vitor Belfort at Carlson Gracie BJJ Gym in Los Angeles

As revealed in a recent episode of the JAXXON Podcast, an insightful revelation came out about Joe Rogan, a name synonymous with comedy, podcasting, and UFC commentary. Vitor Belfort, an MMA legen,...

The Great BJJ Switcheroo: High Level Black Belt Poses as White Belt, Chaos Ensues

When a Black Belt turns White Belt for a Day In the intriguing world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, where belts symbolize mastery and experience, imagine the chaos when a high-level black belt decides to...

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 Black Belt Visitor Fakes as a White Belt & Ruins Blue Belt’s Day

In a surprising and somewhat humorous twist at Bristol Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy, a black belt from out of town named Dave decided to pose as a complete novice. His ruse? Presenting himself as a...

How to tame and neutralize spazzy BJJ white belts that can injure you when rolling

You know him. Jumping around even if it doesn’t quite make sense to do so. Accidentally punching you in the face from time to time. Rolling as if it’s a matter of life and death. He’s not a bad...

How are bad days different as a BJJ black belt and a BJJ white belt?

Bad days in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can feel significantly different between white belts and black belts, especially in areas like rolling, handling being dominated (“getting smashed”),...

Was it the Biggest BJJ White Belt Tournament in the World?

Last weekend in Paris, the French Federation CFJJB, known for helping host the IBJJF European Championship in 2023 and 2024, organized a tournament just for white belts. Over 2000 athletes competed...

How Can You Get Really Good at Jiu-Jitsu When Only Training with White Belts?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. What happens when a purple belt has to roll with a white belt? What can the purple belt, or any other higher belt ranker, possibly get out of...

Why Do BJJ World Champions Still Win with White Belt Techniques?

The phenomenon of BJJ World Champions winning with what are considered white belt techniques – such as armbars, kimuras, triangles, and rear naked chokes – is a testament to the depth and...

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...

Should You Take it Easy When Rolling with Cocky BJJ White Belts or Mercilessly Smash Them?

When you start to read this article, you’re probably expecting to read a feminist thesis on anti-white descrimination…This voluntarily polemical title seeks only to speak of a subject that is...

Bernardo Faria’s Advice on What White Belts Should Focus on In The First 12 Months In Jiu-Jitsu

Embarking on the journey of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  as a white belt is a transformative experience marked by challenges, triumphs, and an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Bernardo Faria, a very...

Giancarlo Bodoni Says White Belts Should Learn Heel Hooks: “Not More Dangerous Than A Kimura”

While some traditionalists caution against early adoption of Heel Hooks in BJJ practitioner’s practice, ADCC medalist Giancarlo Bodoni says that even white belts should be taught them....

Why Did Khabib Nurmagomedov Ask to Wear a White Belt in a BJJ Academy?

Khabib Nurmagomedov, known for his humility and respect for martial arts traditions, wore a white belt at a Jiu-Jitsu academy in Dubai, despite being a UFC champion, world champion in Sambo and a...

Rickson Gracie on the two Types of White Belts Most Likely to Quit Jiu-Jitsu

The Two Main Types of White Belts Likely to Discontinue Jiu-Jitsu Training Jiu-jitsu is a highly effective martial art that can transform individuals in profound ways. For those who feel physically...

Rickson Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu White Belts Should Not Spar Hard in the First Year”

As a new practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, it is important to learn how to avoid common injuries that white belts often face. Proper technique, training partners, and adjusting intensity levels...

BJJ Guy Performs Funny & Viral Social Experiment: “White Belts Are People Too”

Would you fist bump a random guy on the street? Well, it appears that you would if he had a black belt wrapped around his waist… But if he were to have a white belt, well, you’d probably...

Sandbagger At 2024 IBJJF Europeans: Blue Belt Competes As White Belt & Wins Gold

Sandbagging is a term used in martial arts to denote a practitioner who competes at a skill-bracket deemed less rigorous than their actual level of competitive ability. The term is adopted similarly...

The Ultimate Guide To Surviving & Succeeding As a Jiu-Jitsu White Belt

Written by Ryan Kellar, BJJ black belt instructor at Team Ronin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu . I’ll begin by stating that not all schools of Jiu-Jitsu will agree with my ideas, and that’s fine. Dawn...

Tiny Female Judo Black Belt Olympian Grapples White Belt Male

Dojo storming is all the rage today but it’s quite special to see someone ready to take on a huge challenge and keep an open mind. Such was the case with Norwegian judoka – the first ever...

Caio Terra’s Advice For White Belts: “Don’t Focus Too Much On Trying To Get Better”

You’re a BJJ white belt, in the search for advice from experienced athletes… So why not listen to the advice from Caio Terra, a 12x world champion? Terra emphasizes that white belts...

White Belt Cop Attempts To Armbar Woman; She Counters with a Reversal

The potential for jiu jitsu to enable police officers to be better at their job is enormous. We often observe videos like trips and perfect stand up technique enabling men in nasty situations to...

Mauricio Motta Gomes Was a White Belt in Jiu-Jitsu for 17 Years

Mauricio Motta Gomes is a bjj veteran and a father of jiu-jitsu in the United Kingdom. Gomes had been doing bjj since he was about 5, as his own father was a fan of the martial art. But perhaps one...