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Gui Mendes on Being a BJJ Coach: “Put So Much Work Into It That You See Results”

Gui Mendes is not just one of the most successful BJJ athletes of all time – who won 4 IBJJF World Championships – but he’s also one of the world’s best contemporary coaches;...

“I’m a BJJ White Belt… Why Don’t They Want to Roll With Me?”

So you’ve just begun training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’re a BJJ white belt and you’re so eager to train, to learn, and to meet both the coach(es) and your training partners in the...

John Danaher: “Never Give Up An Easy Win To An Opponent”

No matter how good you are, nor how good you get in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… You’ll find yourself in trouble from time to time. Be it because you made a mistake or because your opponent is...

Advice for White Belts: Don’t Stress About What Your Coach Thinks of You

If you’re a white belt (or even a blue belt), you might find yourself wanting to impress your higher-ranked training partners as you roll. You might want to do this even against your coach, by...

Rickson Gracie Explains How To Flow Roll: “Educate Your Reflexes”

Flow rolling doesn’t come easily to a lot of BJJ athletes, especially those who’ve just begun training. However, this type of sparring is crucial if you want to develop the feel and the...

BJJ Black Belt vs. White Belt – Learn From These White Belt Mistakes

Does a white belt stand any chance against a black belt in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match? Hardly so, unless the black belt is severely injured and/or has both of his legs and arms tied up. However,...

Travis Stevens on Self-Doubt: “You Have To Remember What The Real Goal Is”

It’s normal to experience self-doubt as you train and compete in grappling. However, how you handle and overcome self-doubt is extremely important; as it could make or break the rest of your...

Gui Mendes: “People Are BJJ World Champions And Are Not Doing Well (Financially)”

Guilherme (Gui) Mendes is a 4x IBJJF world champion who, back in 2012 and alongside his brother Rafael, opened up the “Art of Jiu Jitsu” academy. Through the years, the academy has...

BJJ Private Lessons or Group Classes… Which One’s Better?

Sooner or later on your BJJ journey, you’re going to come to a point where you’ll ask yourself the following question: “Should I take private lessons?” And it’s going to...

Eddie Bravo’s Advice for Developing a Lethal Rear Naked Choke Squeeze

The Rear Naked Choke is the most powerful submission in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, as powerful as it may be, you still need to develop great technique and good squeeze strength if you want to...

Lachlan Giles: “There Are Many Facets To Being A Good Coach”

You’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time, haven’t you? You’ve invested years into it and, actually, you became quite good… So much so that you’re now a...

Should You Date Someone From The Same BJJ Academy You Train At?

As you fall in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll begin to like the people you train with even more than before. You’re training the same sport, going through the same hardships,...

Dean Lister Shares Leg Lock Advice: “Don’t Focus Specifically On Heel Hooks”

As per the most recent news shared by the ADCC, Dean Lister has been inducted into the ADCC Hall Of Fame! And no wonder; he’s a 3x champion and an athlete with the highest submission rate in...

Ana Carolina Schmitt’s Advice for Women Starting BJJ: “Do It For Yourself”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is difficult. No matter how excited you are about it as a beginner, you will soon find out that not everything is sunshine and rainbows. And, in those moments, it’s...

John Danaher’s New Years Challenge: “Do This Every Month For A Year”

New Year – new you! 2022 has started off with a bang for many BJJ athletes, who are more than keen to make it into the best they can. However, if you truly want to make 2022 into your best year...

Felipe Costa: “People Who Never Compete Tend To Make The Gym Their Competition”

What do you focus on the most in training… Do you focus on trying out the newly taught techniques, even though you’re aware that they won’t work immediately? Or do you resort to...

Become More Disciplined in BJJ by Doing These Two Things

Do you sometimes feel as if you could be a bit more disciplined? Especially in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; whether it is your consistency in training, how focused you are in class, how many new techniques...

Kit Dale: “BJJ Is A Lot More Simple Than People Tend To Think It Is”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes often have a tendency to complicate things way too much. Learning 10-move setups that won’t work if one thing goes wrong… Unsurprisingly isn’t the...

Tom DeBlass: “When I Was 23, My Girlfriend Laughed at My Dream To Open a BJJ School”

As you climb towards success – in BJJ and everything else in life – you’re going to encounter some obstacles. Unfortunately, those obstacles will sometimes be the people you deeply...

Donald Cerrone Shares Invaluable Advice with Young Fighters: “You Have To Keep Elevating Everything”

If you’re a young BJJ athlete or/and a mixed martial arts fighter, it’s a good idea to listen to those who’ve been in the game longer than you have… And to pick up on their,...

Robert Drysdale: “Why Do You Do BJJ And What Does It Mean For You?”

Robert Drysdale is one of the top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of his generation and one of the rare competitors that have managed to beat the legendary Marcelo Garcia. A black belt under Leonardo...

Perfection Is Important… But Improvement Matters More In BJJ

You really want to become the best that you can in BJJ, eh? To learn all the techniques, setups, transitions and details… Just about EVERYTHING that you can, so that you can reach perfection on...

Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Worth All The Injuries?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is simply amazing, isn’t it? You make so many friends while training, you become a stronger version of yourself in all aspects of life, and you fall in love with the sport....

Mica Galvao Explains How To Get Better and Learn Faster in Jiu-Jitsu

Every Jiu-Jitsu practitioner wants to get better in BJJ as fast as possible, right? Yup, we know that’s true for you as well. And so… How are you supposed to go about it? How are you...