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Navy SEAL & BJJ Black Belt: “You Become A Target Just By The Way You Walk”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu comes with many benefits, including learning how to defend yourself properly. However, proper self-defense doesn’t start when things already go haywire; rather, it...

The Real Reason Why Belt Rank Doesn’t Matter In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Yeah, you’ve probably heard others say it time and time again… That belt rank doesn’t matter in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And yet, no matter how many times they say it, you still...

Why Do Some Become BJJ Black Belts In 10-15 Years… And Some In Just 4-5?

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students who become black belts will achieve that in 10-15 years of training… But there are some exceptions to that “rule”; people who get promoted to the...

BJJ Black Belt Champion, Giovanna Eburneo, Joins WWE As Pro Wrestler

Giovanna Eburneo is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt champion. The 25 year-old Brazil native has won both the European and Pan-American Championships; she trains, coaches, competes, and also works as...

BJJ Black Belt Takes Down Suspect Wanted for Attacks on NYC Sidewalks

It was just a normal day for Ro Malabanan, a New York City resident who was heading to work on Wednesday. But then, he saw a man sucker-punch a construction worker, in a supposed random act of...

Is It Possible For You To Become A BJJ Black Belt?

Everyone who starts training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has one dream in common… To become a BJJ black belt. But even though all would like to earn it, can everyone actually do it? More importantly, can...

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...

Elder Cruz Gets Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Lucas Leite

Elder Cruz is one of the most successful athletes to have come from the Checkmat team in the recent years. This year, 2022, has been an amazing as well… And now it became even better, as he was...

Than Le Promoted To BJJ Black Belt By Ryan Hall

Than Le is primarily known for his meticulous and relentless striking ability, which he used to become a ONE FC Featherweight champion. However, he’s also a skilled Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete,...

Do You Have To Compete To Be A Legit BJJ Black Belt?

So you’re not much of a competitor, are you? You sure like training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and you enjoy hitting the mats as often as possible… But the matter of the fact is – you...

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...

How To Train in a BJJ Academy with Multiple Black Belt Instructors?

If you’re a lower-ranked belt, then your first thought of training in a BJJ academy that has multiple black belt instructors is, probably: “Wow, that’s awesome! I have to train...

Jocko Willink Shares Black Belt Mindset: “I’ll Keep Training, I’ll Keep Trying To Learn”

Jocko Willink is one of those people who have been (and continue to be) an inspiration to many men who’re just starting out in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Through his experience, charisma...

Roberto Aguilar, 76 Years Old, Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Romulo Barral

You know what they say: it’s never too late to become who you’re meant to be. And it’s never too late to start doing what you love; so, if you haven’t started training...

What Does It Take To Earn A BJJ Black Belt?

Almost everyone who starts training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wants to get their black belt. However, “getting it” actually isn’t the proper expression… As you don’t get your...

What Are You Supposed To Do After Receiving Your BJJ Black Belt?

It’s quite easy to set big goals as you climb through the ranks of colored belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s simple to do, actually; for, one of your biggest objectives will always be...

Caio Terra Reveals How He Earned a BJJ Black Belt in 3 Years of Training

Caio Terra is one of the best roosterweight Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world. He is a 12x BJJ black belt world champion who has earned his black belt in… Wait for it… Three...

UFC Champion Alexander Volkanovski Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Alexander Volkanovski, UFC’s Featherweight Champion, has been promoted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! The promotion took place under Joe Lopez, at Freestyle MMA:   View this post on...

Kade and Tye Ruotolo Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Kade and Tye Ruotolo, the famous “Ruotolo Brothers”, are now Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts! The two were promoted by Andre Galvao, who is more than proud of them and their achievements:...

Brianna Ste-Marie, ADCC East Coast Trials Winner, Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Brianna Ste-Marie is having a great year! After winning the ADCC East Coast Trials, she was promoted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt over the last weekend; by Brazilian Top Team Canada’s head...

Gilbert Burns Awards BJJ Black Belt to Bellator Heavyweight Steve Mowry

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is never easy… But it could be a little easier if you have the proper physical prerequisites for it. For example, if you’re tall. Or really tall – like...

It’s Never Too Late For BJJ: Betty Broadhurst Earns Black Belt at 65 Years Old

It’s been a big day for Betty Broadhurst this last weekend. She started her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey 11 years ago, back when she was 54 years old; and now – after competing at and...

Watch: High Level BJJ Black Belt vs. High Level Striker

“Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or striking in a fight… Which is better?” The age-old question that is a source of many discussions in martial arts circles, as well as many verbal fights. So,...

EBI Champion Erin Blanchfield to Face Maycee Barber at UFC 269

Erin Blanchfield is an UFC fighter and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete, who was just 18 years old – and a purple belt – when she won the EBI 12 championship title! Four years after winning that...