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Not Improving In BJJ? Training Harder Isn’t The Answer

Reaching a plateau in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be frustrating. You might be putting in countless hours on the mat, rolling and drilling, but see no significant improvements. This common scenario leads...

Lachlan Giles Reveals How To Improve In BJJ With Limited Time

Wouldn’t it be great if all you could do during the day is train, think, and watch stuff about Jiu-Jitsu? Well, there’s other stuff that needs attending to. Such as your family, your...

Learning Few vs. Many Techniques In BJJ – Which Is Better?

Here’s the thing. There is a billion techniques in Jiu-Jitsu… Okay, maybe not a billion, but there are so many techniques that there’s no chance that you’ll be able to learn...

How To Be More Aggressive At The Start of a BJJ Match?

Do you start rolls at a slow pace? As in, you slap and bump with your training partner, and then you start out by rolling really slowly… Only to be down on points (or submissions) really quickly?...

Dean Lister’s Leg Lock Advice: “You Have To Do Much More Of This…”

Know that saying: “Why would you ignore 50% of the human body?” It was made popular by John Danaher… But it was actually Dean Lister that Danaher heard it from first. So, it’s...

Why Are You A BJJ Blue Belt For Such A Long Time?

It might’ve been a while since you were promoted to a BJJ blue belt… And it’s, kind of, getting on your nerves. More than anything, you’re confused; even though you’re...

How To Be “Faster” In Jiu-Jitsu As An Older Grappler?

As an older grappler, you’ve probably had an experience or two of rolling against younger athletes… When you were thinking to yourself how awesome it would be to be just a little bit...

John Danaher’s 2 Tips For When You Can’t Train BJJ

Everyone who rolls has, at time or another, come to a situation when they can’t train BJJ. Be it because of an injury, obligations, or just “life” – sometimes you simply...

7 Tips For Getting Your BJJ Purple Belt Promotion

Going from blue to the purple belt is not an easy task. Sure, you could’ve received your blue belt just on the basis of consistency, but if your purple belt is going to be worth anything…...

BJJ Pro Tip: Use Your Feet Like Hands

One of the most important things you could (and should) learn in Jiu-Jitsu is to use everything you have available. But, when you’re used to just using your hands, it can be difficult figuring...

Improvement In BJJ Has A Price… Are You Willing To Pay For It?

So you want to become better in Jiu-Jitsu, right… But are you willing to pay the price for it? No, not the price of training, sweat, and hard work. It’s obvious that you’re already...

Fancy Moves Or Foundational Techniques? John Danaher Offers A Different Perspective

When it comes to training rolls and competition, it’s normal that you’d like to hit that fancy move… To “wow” the crowd (or even just your coach). However, even though...

Gordon Ryan Criticizes BJJ Practitioners For Being Too Focused On Just “Training Hard”

How do you usually feel after training Jiu-Jitsu? Probably exhausted – physically… But what are you thinking about after? More so, what do you think about during training itself?...

2x ADCC Champ JT Torres: “Those Who Train Both Gi & No-Gi Have An Advantage”

To gi or not to gi… That is the question. Though the answer could be pretty obvious – as it might be best to train both. For, even if you’re competing exclusively in either,...

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...

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...

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...

Jozef Chen Reveals How He Became An Elite BJJ Athlete In Just 5 Years Of Training

Jozef Chen, just 19 years old and a brown belt in no-gi BJJ, has already carved a niche for himself in the grappling world. His meteoric rise to the top recently culminated in a victory at the ADCC...

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,...

John Danaher: “You Don’t Have To Be Heavy To Use Your Weight To Advantage Against An Opponent”

Shucks… It would be so good if you weighed just a little bit more, so that you could use more pressure and make your training partners suffer that way, right? Well, sure. If you want to gain...

Kit Dale Shares Best Way To Learn BJJ: “Doing Hip Escapes Is Unrealistic…”

What do your warm ups look like at the moment? Lots of running, Hip Escapes, and loads of front rolls? Well, if that’s the case… Kit Dale thinks that what you’re doing is sort of...

No, You Don’t Need To Be Excellent At Everything In Jiu-Jitsu (To Become Successful)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners often think that they need to be excellent at everything in order to become successful on the mats. That they need to excel at as many positions, techniques,...