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John Danaher Explains How To NOT Get Smashed By Younger Athletes

Are you an older BJJ student? Perhaps you’ve just started out and are wondering how you should go about it. Or maybe you’re someone who has some experience in training already, but are...

How To Compete With Younger Athletes In Jiu-Jitsu? John Danaher Explains

Do you find yourself as an older Jiu-Jitsu student? Perhaps you’ve just begun your journey and have some questions. Or possibly, you have a bit of experience already but aren’t certain...

Bernardo Faria Shares Lifelong BJJ Training Advice: “Even If It’s Not Your Main Focus…”

It could be argued that a vast majority of BJJ practitioners would like to keep practicing the Gentle Art for as long as possible. To keep training for a long time. But how are you supposed to go...

Caio Terra’s Advice For White Belts: “Don’t Focus Too Much On Trying To Get Better”

You’re a BJJ white belt, in the search for advice from experienced athletes… So why not listen to the advice from Caio Terra, a 12x world champion? Terra emphasizes that white belts...

You Should Use Your Head For A Change In BJJ (No, Really)

Yes, that’s right… You should start using your head a little bit more when it comes to your training and competition. And no, we’re not suggesting that you should be...

#1 Advice To Start Using Your Legs The PROPER Way In Jiu-Jitsu

What do you use your legs for, when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and competition? Yeah, for guard retention and guard passing, as well as for setting up submissions such as the various...

Why Making A Choice – Any Choice – Is Better Than Doing Nothing In Jiu-Jitsu

Sometimes, when you roll and/or compete, you get into a position… And you don’t know what to do from there. Be it a defensive or an offensive position, you’re not sure what the...

John Danaher’s Great Hand Fighting Advice: “Don’t Forget…”

Hand fighting is one of the most important parts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as it will often determine who has the more dominant grips. However, contrary to as to how it may sound, hand fighting...

Tom DeBlass: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Hard, But It’s One Of The Most Rewarding Things In The World”

If you’ve been training for a while… Can you remember all of the people that started training, only to fall off the wagon along the way? Some of them trained with you for quite some time...

Here’s Why You Should Play The Exhaustion Game In Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu isn’t exactly… Easy. And even though a lot (the majority) of your success on the mats will come from the technique you have, a lot of your success will come down to how fresh...

Why Is It So Intimidating For Some People To Transition From No-Gi To Gi In BJJ?

In Jiu-Jitsu, you rarely see Gi practitioners who refuse to train No Gi, but the large majority of “NoGi only” practitioners literally hate the Gi and never train in it. Why is that?...

How Should You Roll With An Overly Aggressive White Belt?

Every BJJ academy has one, if at least from time to time – that overly aggressive white belt, whose life’s mission seems to be to go ultra-hard with everyone, 110% of the time. Sure,...

John Danaher On Wasted Time: “Television, Computer Games…”

John Danaher is known not just for the outstanding legacy he’s leaving on the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, through the insights, details, and coaching he offers… But he is also known as...

John Danaher Reveals Two Choices On How You Can Beat An Opponent

Sure, there is a number of ways you can beat your opponent… But there’s a way to narrow it down to two ways. And no, it’s not about tapping them out and winning on points. John...

Travel & Compete: Competing At AJP Events Is Your Window To The World

So you’d like to compete more, right? That’s great, but why not step out of your comfort zone even further… And start traveling a bit around the world – and compete in...

John Danaher Explains The Best Way To Drill Techniques: “Most People Drill For Numbers…”

When you drill techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, how do you (usually) go about it? Do you aim for a specific number of repetitions? If that’s the case, then two things are true… First,...

Doing SOMETHING Is Far More Important Than Doing “Everything” In Jiu-Jitsu…

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could improve just about anything you’d like in Jiu-Jitsu, as fast as you’d like? If you could do it all at once, in big chunks, and make huge leaps in...

Draculino: “A Lot Of People Think That They Know The Basics, But They Really Don’t”

How confident do you feel about your knowledge of the BJJ basics… Confident? Very confident? Extremely confident? Well, Vinicius „Draculino“ Magalhães thinks that a lot of people...

BJJ Chokes Are MUCH Better Than Any Other Submission Technique… Here’s Why

If you had to choose… And pick only one set of submission techniques over any other, to learn and use until the rest of your BJJ life… Which one would you use? Which one would you opt...

BJJ Advice: Use Their Grips To Read Their Intentions

Wouldn’t it be great if you could read other people’s minds? Not just in Jiu-Jitsu, but in everyday life as well… It would grant you so many advantages to choose from! Sadly enough,...

How To Do The Perfect Armbar In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

The Armbar is one of those techniques that you learn in the very beginning of your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey… But that will take a lifetime to perfect. And you should take as much time as...

Wanna Know How NOT To Get Smashed By Younger Practitioners In BJJ?

So you’re a bit of an older BJJ practitioner, right? You don’t even have to be old to feel old on the mats. You can be as young as 30, and yet feel old because there’re those...

BJJ Advice: Don’t Sacrifice Top Position Willingly

Sure, playing guard is cool and it might be very beneficial for your style and game… But here’s the thing: you should probably stop willingly sacrificing top position. John Danaher...

Injured? Don’t Miss Training – Watch & Learn From Your Training Partners’ Rolls

So you’ve gotten injured for one reason or another… And now you can’t roll. Heck, you might not even be able to drill any techniques either – and so you’re thinking...