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How To Train BJJ If You Can’t Afford To Pay For an Academy

So, you want to train Jiu Jitsu… And, whether you want to continue training or just get started on your BJJ journey, the problem is the same – you don’t have the money for it! Look, we...

Tom DeBlass: “I’ll Absolutely Mop My Floors”

Whose responsibility is it to mop the mats after a BJJ class is over? Well, there’s no “correct” answer to this question. Rather, it’s about what’s agreed upon between...

Ruotolo Brothers Are Building Their “Dream Gym” In Costa Rica

2022 has been nothing less than exceptional for the Ruotolo Brothers, who are slowly taking over the BJJ scene. Even though they’re just 19 years old, their dominance on the mats has already...

Advice For Dating In BJJ: Move Very Slowly & Respect The Situation

If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for long enough, then a thought or two of dating someone from your gym has probably crossed your mind. However, should you go for it? Should you...

How To Attract New Members Into Your BJJ Gym?

If you’re a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy owner, then you’re well-aware of the stress that acquiring new members can bring. For, if you aren’t successful in getting new people to...

Keenan Cornelius On Cross-Training: “Go Train Wherever You Want”

What should you, as a BJJ instructor and/or academy owner, do about your students’ cross-training? How should you go about their training in other Jiu-Jitsu gyms… Should you allow for it?...

The Easy Way To Start Your Own BJJ Gym (Really, It Isn’t That Difficult)

Be honest with us: has the thought of opening up your very own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym ever crossed your mind? Well, if it hasn’t yet, it most certainly will at some point in time. But starting...

Keenan Cornelius: “Size Matters – Also With Grappling Gyms”

If you’re someone who wants to open your very own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/grappling academy, one of the problems you’re probably facing is the facility you’d hold your classes in. For...

Keenan Cornelius: “The Only Way To Thrive In BJJ Is To Operate A BJJ Academy”

A lot of people who train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu would, at least in part, like to earn money from the Gentle Art. And while that is possible, not a lot of BJJ students get to make a living from it....

Tom DeBlass Shares Advice For BJJ Instructors: “Give Equal Attention To People”

BJJ instructors don’t have it easy. They have to take care of the training curriculum, of class itself, of how students perform in training and in competition… As well as if they’re...

Is There A Better Way To Structure Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes?

Image Credits: Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes usually consist out of: warm ups (with things like front rolls, shrimps, etc.), technique demonstration and drilling (usually with 3-4...

3 Ways To Get New Students Into Your BJJ Academy

If you’re a coach or/and a BJJ academy owner, then getting new students is something you’re constantly worrying about. And no wonder – because that’s where the money for your...

Who Should Be Cleaning The Mats In A BJJ School?

Having clean mats in a BJJ school is incredibly important. It lowers the chances of something like ringworm from happening in the first place… And when someone does get ringworm or similar, clean...

The Simple Problem With Belt Tests in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Belt tests aren’t an often occurrence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but they aren’t a rare one either. And they can be a good asset to the BJJ academy in question; the students know when...

BJJ Instructors: Don’t Let White Belt Students “Coach” Others During Class

If you’re a BJJ instructor, you’ve probably seen the following behavior. There’s a white belt in your class that sometimes takes the liberty of showing techniques to other students. He gives...

7 Things You Need To Know Before Joining A BJJ Academy

If you’re thinking about joining a (new) BJJ academy, then there are some things you should take into account before you take the leap… That can show whether or not the academy is the...

ATOS Ukraine’s Gym Destroyed by Rocket Attack in Nikolaev

The ongoing war in Ukraine is taking more and more casualties as the days go by. And not even the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community is safe anymore, as the most recent example from the city of Nikolaev...

Staying Loyal To One BJJ Gym vs. Cross-Training: What’s The Right Choice?

Let’s say you’re tight with time and that the training sessions your BJJ gym offers don’t always suit your schedule… Perhaps you’re working at those hours, perhaps you...

Brian Glick: “My Relationship With My Teacher [John Danaher] Goes Beyond Words”

If you want to be good – in whatever you do – you need to have great mentors. You need people who have the experience, the knowledge, and the wisdom to endow upon you. And that’s no...

This Is Why BJJ Academies Need A Successful Methodology

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is on the rise! If you’ve been training for a while, you’ve surely noticed how there are more and more people enrolling into BJJ academies and how there is a growth in...

Tom DeBlass: “BJJ Academy Owners – Be Real With Yourself & Your Students”

There are a lot of words that get thrown around in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; lots of talking about values and how one should behave in a BJJ setting. One of those words is “loyalty” –...

What To Do When Your Student Opens Up A New BJJ Academy… And Steals Your Students?

You’re a BJJ instructor, coach, or maybe even a professor. You put your heart and soul into teaching your students, into making them grow as athletes (and, in the process, as people) –...

Joining A New BJJ Academy? Make Sure To Follow These 2 Rules

So you’ve been training for a while in your “home academy”… But, for one reason or another, you’ve decided to change things up a bit – and start training in...

Pay Attention To These 2 Things In A BJJ Academy

Do you want to start training… Or have you already been a part of a BJJ academy for some time now, but are considering whether or not it has what you need? As in – you’re thinking...