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Want To Be Creative In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? This Is How

Jiu-Jitsu is fun! Yeah, it can be (and is) tough at times, but it sure is fun to do. And it can be even more fun when you start being creative with it. But how do you become creative in BJJ if you...

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...

Learning Jiu-Jitsu Is Like Learning A Language: You Need Complete Immersion

If you’ve ever been learning a foreign language, you’ll know how difficult it can be to actually learn it. Especially if you do it via some online courses, in the classroom or similar… And...

Can’t Remember All Of The BJJ Techniques? Here’s Some Advice For You

It isn’t difficult to get discouraged in Jiu-Jitsu – there are plenty of reasons and opportunities to do so. And one of them is the problem of “not being able to remember” all...

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...

Advice: Start Watching BJJ With More Focus & Intent

Ever been so tired from rolling that you had to rest for a round or two… And just sit on the sidelines, watching others roll? This doesn’t need to be wasted time. Here’s the thing: watching...

Jocko Willink: “The Best Way To Convince People That BJJ Works Is To Have Them Spar In It”

You probably have that one friend that you’d really like to get into Jiu-Jitsu. After all, he/she’s a good friend of yours – and you want to get them involved into something that...

Opinion: “Just Show Up” Isn’t Good Advice for BJJ Progress

You were probably given the “just show up” advice more than once in your training lifetime. And for sure; whenever you feel bad, unmotivated, or similar – just showing up on the...

Important Question for BJJ Practitioners: Why Are You Doing What You’re Doing?

If you’re serious about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then there’s a really important question that you need to ask yourself from time to time… And it’s a question of: are you doing...

Distance: The Most Important Factor When Using BJJ For Self-Defense

Ah, using BJJ for self-defense… The ever-present topic among Jiu-Jitsu students, especially among freshly minted first-stripe white belts and new blue belts. Here’s the thing. You should...

BJJ Advice: Always Expect That Your First Move Will Fail

It would be great if all that you did in BJJ worked the first time you went for it, right? For example, if the first move of the match went exactly as you wanted it to – heck, it could be...

Opinion: Should You Break Someone’s Arm at a (Local) BJJ Competition?

In training, you’re supposed to take care of the people you roll with. Whenever you apply a submission (or perform any technique for that matter), you should take into consideration that this...

Are You Too Predictable In BJJ? Here’s How To Change That

Do you think that you’re, sort of, predictable in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? As in, your training partners and opponents seem to know what your next move will be and are always one step ahead of you?...

4 Reasons Why You Should Train BJJ If You’re Over 40 Years Old

If you’re over 40 years old and you’re second-guessing whether you should start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – stop. You should train BJJ and there are no reasons why you shouldn’t sign up...

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...

Opinion: Stop Rolling With Bigger & Stronger Training Partners (For Now)

If you were to ask just about anyone for advice about rolling with bigger and stronger training partners, you’d probably hear something along the lines of: “Just try to use your agility...

John Danaher’s Open Guard Advice: “Attack Them With Your Legs”

Are you looking to improve your Open Guard game? Yes? Fantastic! But yeah, we know how frustrating playing it can get; you seem to have less attacking options than you do when playing from top and...

BJJ Advice: Treat Rolling With BJJ White Belts Like It’s A Fight

Ever had that feeling that, when you’re rolling with a (brand new) BJJ white belt, it’s almost as if it’s a life-or-death situation for them? Like, they’re going full force,...

BJJ Advice: Become An Expert In A Few Moves, Rather Than Mediocre In Many

Image credits: Evolve Vacation There are so many moves in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. So many techniques, so many transitions, so many things that you can get into nitty-gritty details with… That it...

Robert Deggle Explains How To Teach Successful BJJ Seminars

There’s something fantastic when it comes to teaching seminars. Essentially, it’s the feeling of accomplishment: you now get to visit other BJJ academies (and maybe even travel!) to teach...

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...

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...

Skiing, Risk Mitigation & Jiu-Jitsu: Which Sacrifices Are You Making?

You know how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t exactly the safest thing to do? There is always the risk of injuries, even the ones which could put you out of training for months on end… But other than...

Budget & Jiu-Jitsu Are The Same: Assume That You’ll Need More Than Expected

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and life have a lot of things in common. However, what may surprise you is that money – more specifically, your budget – has lots to do with BJJ as well. Professor...