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Sean Strickland’s BJJ Teammate Speaks Out On Him Throwing his Black Belt in the Trash

UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland’s recent decision to throw his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in the garbage can has generated significant discussion across various online platforms....

Why This Top Black Belt Quit Competing in Jiu-Jitsu

If you are (or were) a BJJ competitor then this is for you For many competitive athletes just the idea of being able to compete is one of the biggest motivating factors behind playing sports along...

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...

No Gi BJJ Blue Belt Has a Painful Experience Rolling with a Luta Livre Black Belt

Many BJJ practitioners believe that Luta Livre is just a No Gi version of BJJ but that can’t be further from the truth. Any BJJ grappler that has had he chance to train in a legit Luta Livre...

WATCH: Navy Seal Takes on BJJ Black Belt UFC Vet in Jiu-Jitsu Match

In a unique matchup at the High Rollers: Cops vs Stonerz Jiu-Jitsu tournament, MMA veteran Jake Shields faced off against former Navy SEAL Mitch Aguiar. This tournament is known for its distinctive...

Craig Jones On Why It Took Him So Long To Promote 5 Year Black Belt Nicky Rod

2x ADCC silver medalist Nick Rodriguez has just been promoted to black belt in BJJ after training in BJJ for a little over 5 years. He was promoted by Craig Jones, Nicky Ryan and Ethan Crelinsten....

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Maynard James Keenan – an American progressive metal singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning American progressive...

Ben Kunzle, Paralyzed BJJ Athlete, Promoted To Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Ben Kunzle, a paralyzed Jiu-Jitsu athlete, has been promoted to the rank of black belt by his coach Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu! This achievement marks a significant milestone in Kunzle’s life,...

I Just Tapped a BJJ Black Belt. Should I Tell People About it or Keep it Low Key?

Gossip can really damage the positive environment we try to cultivate in our BJJ gym. A little comment here and there can blow up into a big thing. This is supposed to be a place of mutual learning...

Blind BJJ Black Belt Grapples with Blindfolded BJJ Black Belt

Nicolas Plessis should be an example for all of us. This French BJJ black belt is a frequent competitor who has competed in his native France, at Europeans, and in Brazil. Nothing out of the ordinary...

BJJ Black Belt Competes At Local Tournament Blindfolded

Daniel O’Brien is a bjj competitor known to a wider audience as a competitor at EBI. He’s also a black belt under Johnny Lee Smith and competes for Triad MA! Of course he’s got...

BJJ Blue Belt Submits BJJ Black Belt in Tournament, Casually Shakes it Off

In a BJJ competition, anything can happen. You will often see surprises, especially in the No Gi divisions where some competition mix the belt levels. It’s not uncommon to see a blue belt face a...

Black Belt Roosterweight Submits an Ultra Heavyweight in Competition

Jiu jitsu is all about the little guy defeating the big guy but nobody can turn away when a 300 lbs powerlifting ex-con starts training in the academy… In the past, there have been many instances...

Which Martial Arts Black Belt Takes the Longest Time to Achieve?

Jiu-Jitsu is effective because you can’t be a fake and train in this sport/martial art. The long hours spent live rolling means that you can openly test the effectiveness of your skills against a...

140lbs Purple Belt Subbed 300lbs Black Belt In Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Something quite spectacular happened in Holland at a local tournament just now. A 65kg purple belt managed to outdo a black belt twice his size. As per video description “Dutch Open absolute...

Why Do Some BJJ Black Belts Quit Training Jiu-Jitsu?

It goes without saying that the majority of people who train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) quit before reaching the highest rank: black belt. This can be seen particularly when observing blue belt...

What’s More Difficult: Getting A Black Belt In BJJ or Becoming A Doctor? 

Photo: Dr Vuk Aleksic, BJJ black belt and surgeon . Jiu-Jitsu is effective because you can’t be a fake and train in this sport. The long hours spent live rolling means that you can openly test the...

The Difference Between a BJJ Black Belt & Black Belts From Other Martial Arts

Jiu-Jitsu is effective because you can’t be a fake and train in this sport/martial art. The long hours spent live rolling means that you can openly test the effectiveness of your skills against a...

Charles do Bronx Promoted To Black Belt In Another Martial Art: “Today Was A Very Special Day”

Charles do Bronx, the former UFC lightweight champion, has added a new stepping stone to his successful career… Already a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, do Bronx has now been awarded a...

‘Saved by the Bell’ Star Hoping To Get His BJJ Black Belt after 15 Years of Training

Actor Mark Paul Gosselaar has been training bjj for 15 years! Gosselaar, is known for his role as Zack Morris in ‘Saved by the Bell’. The 49-year-old actor, also recognized for his...

Nick Rodriguez Promoted to Black Belt in BJJ After Training for 5 years

2x ADCC silver medalist Nick Rodriguez has just been promoted to black belt in BJJ after training in BJJ for a little over 5 years. He was promoted by Craig Jones, Nicky Ryan and Ethan Crelinsten....

UFC Champ Sean Strickland Throws His BJJ Black Belt in Trash: ‘BJJ is Bulls*it, It Doesn’t Work’

UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland’s recent decision to throw his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in the garbage can has generated significant discussion across various online platforms....

Sean Strickland Throws His BJJ Black Belt in the Trash: ‘Wasted 10 years of My Life Wanting a Piece of Fabric’

UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland’s recent decision to throw his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in the garbage can has generated significant discussion across various online platforms....

How Can You Earn Your Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Faster Than Average?

If you are hoping for a simple or magical solution to accelerate your progress toward a black belt, we regret to inform you that this article does not offer such an approach. For most Jiu Jitsu...