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Ana Carolina Schmitt: “Always Seek To See The Positive”

The path of Jiu-Jitsu, albeit exciting, is rarely an easy one. Fatigue creeps up on you, injuries surprise you when they’re least expected, and the motivation for training often fades in...

Fabio Gurgel: “There’s No Big Secret – You Have To Work Hard, Be Loyal And Honest”

If you’re a BJJ coach/instructor/professor, then you’re probably on the lookout for ways to become better in your job. So, it would be wise to listen to the “tips” from the...

Ethan Crelinsten Talks Lessons from Danaher: “Consistency & Discipline”

Ethan Crelinsten, one of the top competitors that first formed their names through training in the Renzo Gracie’s Academy in New York, is now a part of the B-Team. However, prior to joining...

How To Become More Aggressive In BJJ (If You’ve Never Been Aggressive To Begin With)

A lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students, when they first start out, have to learn how to “turn it down” a bit. That is, they have to learn how not to go too hard against their newly found...

Lachlan Giles: “People Who Improve The Fastest Have A Goal In Mind & Take The Time To Drill”

Lachlan Giles is one of those BJJ athletes that you just can’t help but to appreciate and respect. Not just for all of his successes on the competition scene, but also because of his general...

Dean Lister: “All Those Difficulties In Life? It’s All Just A Test”

Dean Lister is one of the most admired and respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time. A 2x ADCC Champion and one of the early pioneers in versatile Leg Lock use, he is one of the names that...

Firas Zahabi on Developing a Powerful Mindset: “It All Comes Down To Narratives”

It isn’t enough to merely have the skills to do something well; but you also have to be superbly confident about going into the challenge – whatever kind of a challenge it may be. Be it...

John Danaher: “You Need To Establish A Daily Routine If You Want To Be Successful”

If you want to be successful at something, you’ve got to build the skills that are going to distinguish you from everyone else. And the best way to build those skills is through establishing a...

BJJ White Belts: Understand This About Attacking From Closed Guard

Closed Guard is one of those positions from which it can get notoriously frustrating to submit people. Sure, you’re in a more dominant position than your opponent; but submitting them or even...

John Danaher’s Advice for Young People: “You’re Not Special”

If you’re a young person who’s just starting to make his/her way in the world, getting good advice can be worth more than gold. And if you’re someone who trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,...

Cole Abate: “I Was 8 When I Really Started Committing Myself To Jiu-Jitsu”

Not a lot of people can say that they knew what they wanted to do back in their teenage days… Heck, a lot of us even today don’t know what we want to do! Let alone back when we were 15 or...

BJJ Black Belt Shares Armbar Advice He Wishes He Received Earlier

Doesn’t it get frustrating when you’re so near that submission finish, and the opponent escapes it? As in – all you had to do is finish the choke or extend the arm or the leg, but...

John Danaher Explains The Importance of Having Passion for BJJ

If you want to become great at something, then you’ve got to have the endurance. “Endurance” in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu means to keep going despite the hard training sessions, the...

John Danaher On Confidence: “My Job Is To Prepare People With Their Physical Skills”

John Danaher, Gordon Ryan, and Georges St-Pierre were guests on a recent Lex Fridman Podcast episode. The three shared their knowledge, experiences, and opinions on a multitude of topics – one...

How to Beat Bigger and Stronger Opponents in BJJ?

Are you considering competing in an absolute division? Or you simply have some heavy training partners in your BJJ academy? Whatever the case may be, the bottom line is: you’re going against...

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...

Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin: “Claiming That You Don’t Have Enough Time Is Just An Excuse”

Let us guess – you would love to improve better in BJJ, but you simply don’t have enough time? Sure enough, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t “everything” in your life; you have...

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...