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Author Archive: grappler z

How Many Days a Week Should I Train as a White Belt?

Photo: Zoran Milic “How many times a week, as a white belt, should I train to make sure I’m making the most effective use of my time, without overtraining and breaking myself down?” “How many...

20 Things Jiu-Jitsu Teaches Us About Business & Entrepreneurial Success

In 2013, Forbes magazine published an article entitled, “Why You Should Fill Your Company With ‘Athletes.’” The post reached such popularity that it was viewed by nearly 410,000 people. So...

What’s better: Group Classes or Private Lessons?

If you’ve been training for a month, or even a few years, you may have questioned whether you should participate in group or private lessons. The quick answer to that question would ideally be...

How To Handle Unsolicited Advice From Training Partners With Minimal Stress

As with so many other pursuits, the more knowledge one acquires in BJJ, the more it strengthens your expertise in the “gentle art.” However, if you find yourself in the position of giving out...

Best Stretches for Grappling Flexibility

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a whole body sport, and for this reason the entire body deserves to be stretched. The most important areas to be stretched for optimal flexibility, smoother moves, and better...

Saying “I do” to the Right BJJ School

Photo by Zoran Milic Picking the right BJJ school is like finding your significant other (yes, seriously). You have to try it, love it and then remain faithful. Your BJJ school can either make or...