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BJJ Instructors: Holding Back & Pushing Belt Promotions Is Detrimental For Your Students

Image Credits: Evolve MMA BJJ instructors, generally, want the best for their students. They want to make them feel welcomed and appreciated on the mats… All things considered, they want them...

Why Are You A BJJ Blue Belt For Such A Long Time?

It might’ve been a while since you were promoted to a BJJ blue belt… And it’s, kind of, getting on your nerves. More than anything, you’re confused; even though you’re...

4 Tips For The New BJJ Purple Belt: This Is How To Keep Improving

So you’re a freshly-minted BJJ purple belt, congratulations! It’s a fantastic achievement and you’re now one of the most dangerous people on the mats. That deserves a ton of...

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...

So You’re A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt… Now What?

You’ve just been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt, haven’t you? Congratulations! That’s a big stepping stone towards not just the black belt, but also...

Rodolfo Vieira: “I’m Feeling Like A Blue Belt In MMA”

Rodolfo Vieira is a legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete and competitor. However, he is still (relatively) new to the world of professional mixed martial arts (MMA). At the moment, he sports a 3-1...

The True Advantage Of Rolling With Lower Belts: Becoming Innovative

Ever had a training session where there weren’t any higher belts present, but just a couple of students at your belt level – and a whole bunch of lower belts? It felt amazing, didn’t it? But...

Wellington “Megaton” Dias Gets Promoted to BJJ Coral Belt

Wellington “Megaton” Dias is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend. He has been one of the most frequent competitors in the older age brackets, and has once been a top competitor in the adult...

MMA Fighter C.B. Dollaway Awarded Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

C.B. Dollaway is a mixed martial artist with fights in the UFC and Rizin championship alike. He has a 17-10 professional MMA record and, although his last fight has been on December 31, 2019, his...

Bellator Champion Ryan Bader Awarded BJJ Black Belt

Ryan Bader is the current Bellator heavyweight champion with a record of 28-6 in his professional MMA career. Now, he has earned yet another great achievement to his already successful fighting...

Renzo Gracie: There’s No ‘Right’ Or ‘Wrong’ Side To Wear Your Stripes

Which side should you wear your stripes on? And which side should the red side of your black belt be, when you tie the belt? Renzo Gracie has a simple answer: it doesn’t matter as much as being...

Here’s How To Kiss Your Instructor’s A** And Get Promoted To Next Belt

Are you tired of that belt around your waist? Don’t you think that it’s about time you get promoted, even though you’re putting minimal effort into training and skipping class...

The Bitter Truth: You’ll Never Become A BJJ Black Belt

Want to become a BJJ black belt? Fair enough – but almost every Jiu-Jitsu athlete wants to become one. Therefore, the question shouldn’t be if you want to be a black belt, but it should be:...

What’s The Difference Between Blue And Purple Belt In BJJ?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Ever wondered what’s the difference between a blue and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Well, the simple answer is that there is a...

So… How Can You Know If You Really Deserve Your BJJ Belt Promotion?

You’ve had your belt promotion recently – congratulations! But, don’t tell us… Doubts are creeping in, aren’t they? You’re questioning yourself: „Ok, but did I...

Opinion: Chasing Stripes On Your Belt In BJJ Is Wrong

So you’ve just earned your first stripe? Congratulations! Be it the first stripe on your white belt or on your brown belt, that’s a huge accomplishment, and you should feel proud of it....

Getting Your Next Belt In Jiu Jitsu IS Important

Getting your next belt IS NOT the most important thing in the world. If the belt promotion is the only thing you’re focused on while you’re on your BJJ journey, then you can bet that this...

Are You Capable Enough To Be a Jiu Jitsu Instructor As A PURPLE BELT?

So you’re a purple belt now? Congratulations! You already fell so deep into the BJJ rabbit hole that you probably won’t ever be pulled back out; in other words, your love for Jiu Jitsu is...