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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...

MMA Fighter C.B. Dollaway Awarded Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

C.B. Dollaway is a mixed martial artist with fights in the UFC and Rizin championship alike. He has a 17-10 professional MMA record and, although his last fight has been on December 31, 2019, his...

Bellator Champion Ryan Bader Awarded BJJ Black Belt

Ryan Bader is the current Bellator heavyweight champion with a record of 28-6 in his professional MMA career. Now, he has earned yet another great achievement to his already successful fighting...

BJJ Black Belt & Former UFC Champion Jessica Andrade: “I Paid Off My Car And Rent With OnlyFans Money”

Jessica Andrade is a former UFC Strawweight champion, with a pro MMA record of 21-9. She’s also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt – which proves a lot, since she’s earned 7 of these...

UFC Welterweight Vicente Luque Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Vicente Luque is one of the most skillful submission artists in the UFC. The welterweight contender now has “proof” for that skill, too; earlier this week, he was awarded his black belt...

10th Planet Black Belt Zack Edwards Tragically Passes Away Due To Brain Cancer

On Monday, September 30, the BJJ community has lost Zack Edwards to brain cancer. He was a black belt competitor under JM Holland and Zach Maslany. Prior to his diagnosis, Edwards has been...

Robert Degle Is Now Officially a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Robert Degle – a long-time student of John Danaher – was promoted to black belt yesterday! The new belt around his waist was tied by Brandon Bennett, Renzo Gracie’s black belt....

Mica Galvao Earns His Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt at Age 17

The 17 year-old BJJ phenom Mica Galvao has just earned his black belt. He’s long been establishing himself as one of the rapidly rising stars of Jiu-Jitsu, and he took to sharing the good news...

Should You Ask A Black Belt To Roll? A Primer On Respect In BJJ

„Should I ask a black belt to roll with me?“ A question that seems to be unnecessary at first, but then again – isn’t it disrespectful to ask someone who’s a higher rank than you...

“The Korean Zombie” Promoted To BJJ Black Belt After UFC Vegas 29 Win

The UFC Vegas 29 event last night was a stacked one, with the Featherweight main event being between Chan Sung Jung (“The Korean Zombie”) and Dan Ige. The fight went the distance, with...

The Most Important Things You’ll Learn As A BJJ Black Belt

The time you spend on the mats will, one day, culminate with a black belt. Of course, your mind is set to continue training after you become a black belt… But, what do you think are the most...