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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:...

Garry Tonon: “Gordon Helped Me See That My Flaws Make Me Unique”

Everyone needs a good friend in life. And not just a friend who you always see eye-to-eye with… But, rather, a friend who is quite different from you. And who, through those differences, shows...

Staying Loyal To One BJJ Gym vs. Cross-Training: What’s The Right Choice?

Let’s say you’re tight with time and that the training sessions your BJJ gym offers don’t always suit your schedule… Perhaps you’re working at those hours, perhaps you...

Nick Rodriguez on the DDS Split: “It Was A Lot Healthier For Us To Split Off”

Nick Rodriguez is a part of the new generation of exciting Jiu-Jitsu athletes, who command respect with their extremely explosive, no holds barred style. He was a part of the Danaher Death Squad...

Buchecha: “I Don’t Like The Rulesets For Gi Competition”

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida doesn’t need too much of an introduction. He is a 13x world champion and a 2x ADCC gold medal winner; now also a successful mixed martial arts fighter...

Tom DeBlass’s Advice for Young BJJ Athletes: “Competing Doesn’t Pay The Bills”

So you’re a young BJJ athlete who wants to make a name for himself in the sport? More importantly, you want to make a living off of Jiu-Jitsu – and you’re highly motivated to make...

Fabio Gurgel: “I Was 15 Years Old When I Understood I Wanted To Live Off Jiu-Jitsu”

Not many people can claim that they’ve found their life purpose when they were teenagers. However, Fabio Gurgel is one of them. Now a CEO and head coach of the Alliance Jiu Jitsu Team, Gurgel...

Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin: “Each Scar [From BJJ] Is A Souvenir For Following My Heart”

Cauliflower ears, fatty knuckles, a scar or two across your face… They’re probably not something a majority of people in your vicinity – your friends and family – like to see....

Andrew Wiltse Starts A Business: “This Is A Passion Project & It’s Going To Succeed”

Andrew Wiltse is one of those athletes whom you can’t help but enjoy watching compete. His unique, “buzzsaw” game has earned him many grappling fans around the world; but it’s...

Jiutopia BJJ Camp in Greece: Your Perfect Jiu-Jitsu Vacation

It’s a warm day in August and you’re enjoying the refreshing summer breeze, as you lay down on the mats… You’ve just done your first training session in Greece and you...

Gilbert Burns Helps BJJ Student Return to Training After Brain Surgery

Gilbert Burns is both a great athlete and a fantastic human being. Namely, after his UFC 273 fight with Khamzat Chimaev – during which he challenged Chimaev as none other athlete did in the UFC...

Rickson Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu Never Stops Evolving”

If you’re looking for inspiration when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then look no further from Rickson Gracie. He’s one of the true legends and pioneers of the Gentle Art… Who...

John Danaher: “I Give Almost Zero Moral Advice To My Athletes”

John Danaher is known as an elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach with quite a tranquil demeanor. Some of his athletes, however, are to be found on the other side of the coin. Perhaps most notably, Gordon...

Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin: “Get Away From Your Phone – And Structure Your Life”

Nick “Chewy” Albin is a well-known Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor, who uses his YouTube channel to be of immense help to a number of BJJ students worldwide. And one of the defining...

PSA: Don’t Use BJJ As An “Escape” From Life’s Problems

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an amazing martial art. For, it’s not just that you’re getting healthier, fitter, more confident and happier… But you’re also strengthening your...

Which Hobby Should You Choose As A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Practitioner?

Oh, the love you feel for BJJ! You can barely grasp it, right? You think about it all the time, and there’s no place you’d rather be than on the mats. Truth be told – you’re the...

Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida: “It’s Not About Being A World Champion”

When all is said and done… When you’ve passed through your life, the titles and accomplishments you’ve earned along the way won’t matter much. Sure, they’ll...

Samantha Cook, BJJ Black Belt from the UK, Diagnosed with Lymphoma

Samantha Cook, a UK-based BJJ black belt and 2019 European Championships title winner, has recently shared the news that she’s been diagnosed with cancer. More specifically, with lymphoma; a...

Dean Lister: “All Those Difficulties In Life? It’s All Just A Test”

Dean Lister is one of the most admired and respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time. A 2x ADCC Champion and one of the early pioneers in versatile Leg Lock use, he is one of the names that...

Jiutopia Camp: Train with Rafael Lovato Jr., Romulo Barral, Michelle Nicolini, & Marco Canha

Picture this… You’ve just arrived to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a place you’ve never seen before. Actually, it’s a place that is different from all other BJJ gyms...

Actor Mario Lopez On How Jiu-Jitsu Makes Him Jacked & Energized at Age 48

Do you remember the “Saved by the Bell” TV show? If you’re in your thirties or over, you probably do – as well as Mario Lopez and his iconic character A.C. Slater. Two decades...

Nicholas Meregali: “No Matter What Happens, My Story Will Continue To Be Written”

Nicholas Meregali is a BJJ black belt under Mario Reis and Jefferson Adan – and one of the most successful athletes of his generation. But despite of that, he has had his fair share of doubt...

The Story of Arrhichion, Olympic Champion Who Won While Being Fatally Strangled

A lot of times, what inspires us to train are stories about great athletes. Athletes, who’ve gone to great lengths in order to win – and such is the story of Arrhichion, the Olympic...

Tom DeBlass Opens Up for CNN: “I Was Sexually Abused As A Child”

One of the most well-known and appreciated BJJ athletes and coaches, Tom DeBlass, recently published his very own autobiography! “How You Bear It: Triumph And Resilience In Life” reached #1 on...