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Paulo Miyao Replaces Missing Tooth: “It’s Never Too Late To Learn How To Smile”

Paulo Miyao is one of the greatest light featherweight BJJ competitors of all time. A black belt under Cicero Costha, he has – together with his twin brother João – won all major titles in the...

John Danaher: “BJJ’s Greatest Gift Is The Idea Of Solving Problems Under Stress”

What’s the greatest gift you’ve received from Jiu-Jitsu? Is it the friendships? The health? Or the reward of feeling better after a stressful day at work? John Danaher believes that the greatest...

Opinion: BJJ White Belts Shouldn’t Have Their Own “Style”

Being a BJJ white belt is a stressful period in one’s Jiu-Jitsu life. It’s full of failures, doubts about whether or not you’re really “cut out” for this martial...

Jon Thomas: “Jiu-Jitsu Is An Individual Sport, But…”

Everyone who trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu knows that it is a sport where you have the final say on whether you succeed in it or not. It’s on you whether you’ll learn the techniques and at which...

Fabio Gurgel: “It’s Much More Important To Become A Good Person Than To Become A Great Champion”

No matter what you accomplish (or not) on your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey, you’ll still leave an impact on the people you’ve trained with and competed against. One way or another, you’ll have...

TeQuan Monte Has Cerebral Palsy, But Trains Hard – And Has Been Promoted To BJJ Blue Belt

Inspiration in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu comes in all sorts of ways. But if you’re looking for something – for someone – who’s going to make you both smile and want to keep training, then look no...

Learning Jiu-Jitsu Is Like Learning A Language: You Need Complete Immersion

If you’ve ever been learning a foreign language, you’ll know how difficult it can be to actually learn it. Especially if you do it via some online courses, in the classroom or similar… And...

Jocko Willink: “The Best Way To Convince People That BJJ Works Is To Have Them Spar In It”

You probably have that one friend that you’d really like to get into Jiu-Jitsu. After all, he/she’s a good friend of yours – and you want to get them involved into something that...

Tom DeBlass Featured by Forbes Magazine: „As Long As You’re Resilient, You Can Do It“

Effort, persistence, discipline and resilience pay off – just ask Tom DeBlass. Years ago, he opened up his first BJJ school as a brown belt (and after quitting his teaching job), charging $20,000...

BJJ Camp in Munich, Germany: Your Unique Summer Vacation Opportunity

The summer has only just begun – and it’s safe to say that you’re already enjoying it! But, it’s not just about the warmth of the sun, about the beaches you can now go to and...

[Watch] 3rd-Degree Gracie Black Belt Detains Man Before Police’s Arrest

Idriz Redžović is a 3rd-degree Gracie Black Belt who recently had an opportunity to put his BJJ skills to the test in a “live” setting. Namely, he took down a man who allegedly...

Skiing, Risk Mitigation & Jiu-Jitsu: Which Sacrifices Are You Making?

You know how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t exactly the safest thing to do? There is always the risk of injuries, even the ones which could put you out of training for months on end… But other than...

Jocko Willink’s Advice For Disabled Athletes: “Jiu-Jitsu Is For Everybody”

If you’re a person with a certain physical disability and you’re considering starting out Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… It’s time to stop thinking about it – and start training....

Fabio Gurgel: “Through Jiu-Jitsu, We Build Better People For The World”

Fabio Gurgel’s “Alliance Jiu-Jitsu” team has been in existence for 30 years now and has accomplished a number of achievements along the way; among them, winning half of the 26...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Talks Retirement from IBJJF Competition: “I Feel Like I Have So Much To Say”

Rafael Lovato Jr. has retired from IBJJF competition at the last, 2022 World Championships. Some days have passed since, before Lovato decided to voice his thoughts and emotions about the...

Melqui Galvão: “I’m Just A Father Who Admires His Son, Mica Galvão”

Mica Galvão is a brand new IBJJF lightweight world champion! He steamrolled through his bracket, facing and beating the all-powerful Tye Ruotolo in the finals. With him being just 18 years old and...

Gordon Ryan Applauds Roger Gracie: “He’s The Greatest Of All Time”

Gordon Ryan is best-known for two things: for being arguably the most elite grappler of today… And for his trash-talking skills. So, it’s not often that you’ll find him showering...

Rafael Lovato Jr. & Xande Ribeiro Retire From IBJJF Competition

The 2022 IBJJF World Championships have been emotional, and not just because of the results. Rather, it’s also because two legends decided to retire from IBJJF, gi-oriented competition –...

Chatri Sityodtong: “Renzo Gracie Has The Biggest Heart Of Gold”

Everyone who’s been training Jiu-Jitsu for a while has heard of Renzo Gracie. And they haven’t heard only about his perfected BJJ; but, moreover, they’ve also heard how great of a...

Renzo Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Everything”

There’s no denying it. As soon as you started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you were hooked. And now – weeks, months, and years after that first class – not much has changed. Except...

Jiu-Jitsu & Mental Health: “BJJ Makes You Feel Like Nothing Can Beat You”

Image Credits: Evolve MMA Anyone who’s spent any time training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has noticed the tremendous benefits it carries… And not just in regards to physical health; but,...

Dean Lister: “Don’t Tell Your Dreams To People That You Don’t Care About”

You have dreams, right? It might be to become an elite grappler one day – or perhaps you’re dreaming of something else, outside of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu realm. Nevertheless, whatever...

John Danaher Receives Driver’s License, Gets Stuck In Traffic: “Hopefully There Aren’t Too Many More Mornings Like This!”

Image Credits: FloGrappling Anyone who drives understands the frustration, stress, and an inexplicable urge to swear while stuck in traffic. Especially when it’s the case of a huge traffic jam;...

Romulo Barral: “I’ve Never Gone To A Competition To Have Fun”

If you’re someone who is relatively new to competition (and even if you’ve competed plenty already), then there’s a good chance that you’ve heard the following advice:...