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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...

Leandro Lo: “To Keep Evolving In BJJ, You Have To Train With The New Generation”

Older Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners often have a hard time making progress. They, in a way, stop evolving; but despite that, they still keep training with their older, trusted training partners....

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...

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...

BJJ Students: Make It A Habit To Work On Your Weaknesses

Here’s the deal: everyone likes working on their strengths. Be it in work, everyday life, or in training – everyone enjoys becoming better at what they’re already reasonably good...

Andrew Wiltse’s Advice For Learning BJJ: “Look For Information Yourself”

There will always be stuff to improve in your Jiu-Jitsu. And not just in terms of technique, but also in terms of how you approach learning new things. The change to your approach doesn’t have...

If You Want To Become An Expert In BJJ, Learn How To Vary Speed & Intensity

You know how those new white belts have just one gear when it comes to training – fast and furious? Yeah, well, that’s because they’re inexperienced and don’t know any better....

Simple Concept for Improvement in BJJ: “Tie ‘Em Up With Your Legs & Attack With Your Arms”

It’s the simple stuff that will, ultimately, lend you the most progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The simple insights from your coach, the simple corrections in technique that have never crossed...

BJJ Practitioners: Start Taking Responsibility & You’ll Improve A Lot

If there’s one thing that’s always on a BJJ practitioner’s mind, it’s the one of improvement. Everyone wants to get better and almost everyone who’s been training for a...

What’s The Correct Way To Learn Jiu-Jitsu?

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is fun! Especially the rolling part, when you can clash heads with your training partners, sweat your heart out, and just feel great overall. On the flip side, however,...

These 12 Solo Drills Will Dramatically Improve Your BJJ Skills

Image Credits: Evolve MMA It ain’t easy improving your BJJ skills after you’ve been training for a while. However, there are many things that you can do to further improve… Such as...

Jocko Willink: “When Implementing New Things In BJJ, You’re Going To Get Worse At First”

Ever had that feeling that you’re getting worse in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as time flies by? As in, even though you’re trying out new things and attempting techniques, it seems that your BJJ...

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?...

The #1 Reason Why You Should Roll With Brand New, Spazzy BJJ White Belts

Rolling with brand new, spazzy white belts is something that most seasoned BJJ athletes avoid. They think of it as a waste of time; after all, why should you spar against someone who literally has no...

John Danaher: “Skills Aren’t Enough – You Have To Be Able To See Opportunities”

Skills – the techniques you’re able to use properly and with precision – are vital to your success as a BJJ athlete. After all, you won’t be able to do anything in Jiu-Jitsu...

Robert Degle Shares 2 Tips For Remembering BJJ Moves More Easily

Remembering moves in Jiu-Jitsu can be surprisingly difficult. You learn something new every class and, often times (especially if your BJJ academy doesn’t have a curriculum), there isn’t...

Rener Gracie Explains The “Clock Principle” in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Most of the techniques can be used only in specific situations in Jiu-Jitsu… But some of the principles can be used in whichever situation and position you find yourself in. Such as the...

Are You A New BJJ Blue Belt? Don’t Make This Mistake

So you were promoted to a BJJ blue belt… Congratulations! It took a lot of effort, sweat, and consistency to get where you’re at right now. Give yourself a pat on the back – you...

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...

Jocko Willink: “When You’re Good At Jiu-Jitsu, You Can See The Future”

Ever rolled with someone who was so good… That it seemed as if they could read your mind? Like, no matter what you did, it was almost as if they knew what you wanted to do way before you did?...

Want To Become Great In BJJ? Learn To Create Dilemmas For Opponents

There’s a lot more to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu than it meets the eye. Even if you’ve been training for some time and can distinguish between different positions, transitions, defense and...

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

Have you recently hit a plateau in Jiu-Jitsu? Does it seem that, no matter how much you’re trying to learn and apply new techniques, you just can’t seem to improve? You might be tempted...

Your Only 2 Options in BJJ: Do What You’re Good At, Or Get Good At What You Want To Do

If you want to become great, or even just good, at Jiu-Jitsu – then there’s no going around the fact… That you’ll need to put in the work. The sweat, the frustrations which...