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Category Archive: Articles, Interview

Caio Terra’s Precious Advice For Those Worried About Getting Promoted

Sure, we get it. You want to be promoted to the next belt level – heck, you might even feel that you’re ready for it. But the promotion isn’t coming and you’re kind of...

Lachlan Giles Reveals How To Improve In BJJ With Limited Time

Wouldn’t it be great if all you could do during the day is train, think, and watch stuff about Jiu-Jitsu? Well, there’s other stuff that needs attending to. Such as your family, your...

Buchecha Shares His Secret To Success: “Doesn’t Matter If It’s In Your Sport, In Your Personal Life…”

With 13 BJJ black belt world titles and 2 ADCC championship titles to his name, as well as being one of the top ranked ONE Championship MMA fighters, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is among...

Jeff Glover Shares Advice For Young Grapplers: “Don’t Be A Beta”

Jeff Glover is one of the best and most exciting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes to ever do it. His style and outspoken nature have turned him into a fan-favorite for many – and he’s got...

Felipe Pena Reveals That People Didn’t Believe In His Success: “Being An Athlete Is Very Hard”

Achieving your goals is never an easy task. And it only gets harder the bigger your dreams become – especially if the people around you don’t believe in you. And, well, it was the same...

How Did Caio Terra Receive His BJJ Black Belt In Just 3 Years Of Training?

Did you know that Caio Terra – a 12x black belt world champion and one of the best roosterweights in the sport – has been promoted to BJJ black belt… After just 3 years of training?...

Vinicius „Draculino“ Magalhães Explains Why BJJ Is Better Today Than It Used To Be

What do you think about the state of the present-day Jiu-Jitsu evolution? Is it better or worse than what took place a few years or even decades ago? Well, the legendary Vinicius „Draculino“...

Robert Drysdale Explains What He Doesn’t Like About Modern BJJ Culture: “This New Set Of Values…”

When you take a look at what BJJ used to be back in the day and how it looks like today – which of the two “versions” do you like more? And no, not just in regards to the techniques...

Keenan Cornelius Explains Why He Prefers Slow Lifting to Olympic Lifts For BJJ

Getting the most out of your BJJ workouts involves making some decisions. Problem is, when making decisions it’s very easy to choose the wrong path or maybe the longer path to where you want to be....

“Jiu-Jitsu Is Not An Easy Lifestyle, It’s A Difficult Lifestyle” – Caio Terra On Success In BJJ

No matter how much you love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, if you want to succeed in it as a competitor… It’s not going to be an easy path. Far from it. Caio Terra knows that well. As a 12-time...

Zoltan Bathory: “I Hired BJJ Black Belts For Band Security So I Could Train On The Road”

How dedicated are you really to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… Especially when things like work get in the way of everyday training? Well, Zoltan Bathory – founder and rhythm guitarist of...

Ricardo Almeida: “Don’t Be Lazy – Try To Work Around An Injury”

If you’ve ever been injured in BJJ, you know how frustrating it can be – because it inhibits your ability to train properly. However, something strange happens sometimes as a result of...

Fabio Gurgel: “A Coach Shouldn’t Feed The Athlete’s Ego”

What makes for a good Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach? Well, Fabio Gurgel believes that there is no “big secret”. You have to invest time and effort into your craft, plus provide opportunities...

BJJ Legend Ricardo Almeida Says BJJ Instructionals Aren’t Enough: “You Still Need A Professor”

It seems like there’s no limit to what you can learn today – all because of the power of the Internet. And that’s no different when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. YouTube...

The Crazy Life of Slavko Ilic, Rickson Gracie Black Belt: From War Zones to Hollywood

If you have been training Jiu-Jitsu for 20+ years, you have probably heard of Slavko Ilic. He is as old school as it gets. Slavko’s life is like an action movie, full of twists and turns and...

Bjj World Champ Delipe Costa: “I Lost So Many Times & In All Kinds Of Different Situations”

Felipe Costa is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors of his generation… However, before he reached this level of success, he had to push through a lot of failure. In fact, Costa...

2x ADCC Champ JT Torres: “Those Who Train Both Gi & No-Gi Have An Advantage”

To gi or not to gi… That is the question. Though the answer could be pretty obvious – as it might be best to train both. For, even if you’re competing exclusively in either,...

Royler Gracie: “You Can’t Train MMA Forever, But You Can Train Jiu-Jitsu All Your Life.”

Royler Gracie  had an interview at Kings MMA. Among the subjects discussed Royler said:   “Jiu-Jitsu in my opinion is never going to stop to grow,” said Royler as transcribed by Kelsey...

Carlos Gracie Jr: ‘Sport Jiu-Jitsu is a Perfected Form of Self Defense Jiu-Jitsu’

Carlos “Carlinhos” Gracie, Jr. is a 7th degree Red and Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), founder of the Gracie Barra Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and is head of the Gracie...

Dean Lister’s Advice To Young BJJ Practitioners: “Be Careful Who You Choose As Your Girlfriend Or Boyfriend”

Whenever you want to accomplish something – be it on the mats, in your career, or life in general – it’s not just important what you do and how you do it… It’s also...

Fabio Gurgel Says That Coaches Make The Mistake Of Focusing Too Much On Competition

There are a lot of things that BJJ coaches around the world could be doing better. You’re probably aware of one or two of them yourself. But Fabio Gurgel, one of the most influential people in...

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...

Kit Dale Reveals The Biggest Mistake BJJ Coaches Make

Being a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach is no easy task – especially if you want to be a great one. And, while making mistakes along the way is a given, there are still some things you should take...

Felipe Pena Reveals How He Got His Nickname: “I Definitely Didn’t Like It”

Felipe Pena is one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time – and his matches never fail to entertain! But how, then, is it possible that his nickname is...