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“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...

Message To The White Belt Who Just Started Training 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...

How To Avoid Injuries When Rolling with Spazzy White Belts?

Learning how to deal with those new spazzy white belts in BJJ… Can be a rather difficult task. Although you should have the patience for them (we were all beginners once, weren’t we?),...

Male BJJ White Belt Submits Female Brown Belt Then All Hell Breaks Loose

If you’re a higher level BJJ belt, it is likely the case that you often go easy on the lower belts. And probably for a good reason – you don’t want to get their spirits crushed and discourage...

White Belt Explains Why He Quit Jiu-Jitsu After Just 4 Weeks of Training

To train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not an easy task. It takes a lot of determination, grit, and the desire to become the best that you can in the martial art. However, it also takes a bit of cooperation...

Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez’s Advice for White Belts: “Become a Good Teammate”

The world of Jiu-Jitsu can indeed be a confusing place when you’re a white belt. There’s just so much information out there, so many techniques that you don’t know how to use…...

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...

Watch: BJJ White Belt Wins NAGA Expert Division

Most people are average when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They make average progress and put in average training effort. Which is great – as most people don’t have any grandiose goals...

4 Closed Guard Sweeps Every BJJ White Belt Needs To Know

If you’re a BJJ white belt, then you should focus on learning the basics first. That is: if you focus on learning a couple of techniques reasonably well from every major position, you’re...

Gui Mendes Explains Crucial Guard Passing Principle for BJJ White Belts

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a truly a never-ending journey. There will always be something new to learn… But you’ve got to start somewhere. You have to start from the white belt level –...

Try This Snatch Single Leg Takedown: Even a White Belt Can Do It

Are you a white belt without a grappling background… Or you simply haven’t given much time nor attention to learning takedowns? Whatever the case may be, it’s vital that you start...

Mikey Musumeci Explains the Most Important Concepts and Position for White Belts

Mikey Musumeci is among the best BJJ competitors in the world. He holds four IBJJF World Championship gold medals and is undefeated in the submission-only and ADCC ruleset this year. He has achieved...

Every BJJ White Belt Has To Know These Takedowns & Throws

There are some techniques that you simply have to know how to do in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And those aren’t limited just to Hip Escapes, Armbars, Rear Naked Chokes and similar – but...

Two Women BJJ Practitioners Take on 180 kg Male White Belt in Grappling Challenge

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been proven to be an effective self dense system, however many of its detractors bring up the case of multiple attackers. In reality, there is no perfect martial art against...

Should You Help Out A White Belt… If You’re A White Belt, Too?

Let’s say that you’re a white belt, drilling a move or in the midst of rolling with someone… And you see an another white belt struggling with a technique – be it your own...

What To Do If You’re a BJJ Blue Belt – And You Get Destroyed by a White Belt?

First of all, well done – you’re a blue belt and you’re still training! You haven’t quit, and that’s a huge achievement in and of itself… But what if, just a couple of...

Should We Really Be Nicer To BJJ White Belts or just Constantly 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...

Sandbagging Anyone? What Should We Do about a European Sambo Champion Competing in a BJJ White Belt Division?

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...

What Should BJJ White Belts Focus On… If They’re Terrible In Jiu-Jitsu?

Your BJJ journey might not get off to a good start. Unless you’ve been involved in some other form of grappling (such as Wrestling or Judo) and if you aren’t extremely talented, then your...

How Should You Roll With An Overly Aggressive White Belt?

Every BJJ academy has one, if at least from time to time – that overly aggressive white belt, whose life’s mission seems to be to go ultra-hard with everyone, 110% of the time. Sure,...

Which Techniques Should You Learn FIRST As A BJJ White Belt?

It’s so easy to get confused as a white belt in BJJ! There are a lot of techniques out there, and you’re excited about ALL of them. Choosing which ones to learn first… Can be a...