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Destroy Anxiety Before BJJ Competition With These 2 Mindset Shifts

So you’re on your way to your first, second, or a hundredth BJJ competition… Awesome! It’s going to be a great experience, no matter whether you win or lose the matches. However, as...

How To Keep Your Motivation In BJJ If You’re Getting Manhandled All The Time?

If you’re a smaller BJJ student, it’s often easy to get discouraged. Your training partners are bigger (and, therefore, oftentimes stronger) than you are and are using that to their full...

John Danaher: “No One Cares If You Got A Black Belt”

What does it take to earn a black belt Brazilian in Jiu-Jitsu? Well, it takes a lot of effort, focus, and a lot of overcoming of failure… But, the truth is, that you’ll probably get your...

Not Improving In BJJ? Training Harder Isn’t The Answer

Reaching a plateau in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be frustrating. You might be putting in countless hours on the mat, rolling and drilling, but see no significant improvements. This common scenario leads...

Should You Wear a Cup for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a combat sport. And, even though it’s often called “the Gentle Art”, injuries do happen… And not just injuries, but nasty hits as well – for...

My EYESIGHT is Bad & I Wear Glasses – How Am I Going To Train BJJ?

Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is tough as it already is, but what if your vision is bad? What if, in order to function in your day-to-day life, you need to wear glasses? A lot of people have poor...

Confidence To Be Wrong: A Must In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

There are a lot of types of confidence in Jiu-Jitsu. The confidence to go for a submission that doesn’t seem fully set up. The confidence to try an escape, even though you’re not sure of...

Andrew Wiltse: “Rolling Isn’t Enough For Conditioning”

How good is your conditioning on the mats? Do you find yourself gassing out too quickly… Or do you think that you still haven’t reached your peak when it comes to cardio? If that’s...

Tom DeBlass’s Advice for Young BJJ Athletes: “Competing Doesn’t Pay The Bills”

So you’re a young BJJ athlete who wants to make a name for himself in the sport? More importantly, you want to make a living off of Jiu-Jitsu – and you’re highly motivated to make...

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...

John Danaher: “The Outcome Of A Match Is Settled Before Athletes Step On The Mat”

There’s a lot that comes into play when a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match starts… There are a lot of factors that will dictate who will win, and luck is certainly one of them. However, as...

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...

How To Be More Aggressive At The Start of a BJJ Match?

Do you start rolls at a slow pace? As in, you slap and bump with your training partner, and then you start out by rolling really slowly… Only to be down on points (or submissions) really quickly?...

Stop Jiu-Jitsu From Destroying Your Body

Written by Kieren Lefevre. Jiu Jitsu is destroying your body. You must pay a fee every time you step onto the mats. No, I’m not talking about your gym membership fees but the cost to your body....

John Danaher Reveals How To Deal With Scary Situations In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

What are some of the scariest situations you’ve found yourself in, when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Well, no matter what your answer may be, John Danaher has the solution: knowledge....

Kit Dale: “Not Being Good At Takedowns Comes With Many Problems”

Yeah, we get it – you’re not that good with takedowns. You never were and you, kind of, believe that takedowns just aren’t your “thing”. But here’s the problem: if...

Are IBJJF Tournaments Tougher Than Local BJJ Competitions Are?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, whether local or international, each present their unique challenges and opportunities. As you prepare to transition from local tournaments to your first IBJJF...

Rodrigo Cavaca Shares A Winning BJJ Habit (That He’s Used Since Blue Belt)

Rodrigo Cavaca is one of the best BJJ athletes to have ever step foot on the mats. He’s won the IBJJF World Championship title (2010), the IBJJF European Championship title (in 2009 and 2010), and...

Jocko Willink’s Self-Defense Tips: “You May Look Like An Easy Target & Not Know It”

Image credits: Jocko Willink YouTube channel Self defense isn’t always about defending yourself in a bad situation. Rather, most of the time it needs to be about staying away from the bad...

Renowned Doctor Reveals BJJ Tips Given To Him By Gabi Garcia: “Once You Start…”

Paulo Muzy – a widely popular doctor in Brazil, recognized for his expertise in bodybuilding and nutrition – is also a BJJ purple belt… And has received some awesome advice from...

Tim Kennedy: “You Should Be At Least A BJJ Blue Belt, Before Transitioning To MMA”

Some Jiu-Jitsu students don’t want to keep “rolling” all their lives. They want to make a transition to the octagon as well; to start with mixed martial arts and they want to do it...

BJJ Pro Tip: Use Your Head (Literally)

You know the expression “use your head”? It’s most often used to point out that you should try and use your brain, but in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu it can have a totally different…...

Jocko Willink: “Don’t Use BJJ In Street Fights & When Outnumbered – Just Run Away”

We know. We know that you had the following question pop up in your head once or twice: “Jeez, I’m actually getting good at this Jiu-Jitsu thing. But I wonder, how well would I do in a street...