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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...

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,...

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...

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...

Who Should Be Cleaning The Mats In A BJJ School?

Having clean mats in a BJJ school is incredibly important. It lowers the chances of something like ringworm from happening in the first place… And when someone does get ringworm or similar, clean...

Jocko Willink Shares Similarities Between BJJ Athletes & Special Forces Operators

Jocko Willink is a BJJ black belt and a former Navy SEAL. As such, you can rest assured that he knows a thing or two about rolling and being on the battlefield. But, what are the similarities between...

[Watch] BJJ Black Belt Squares Off Against An Alligator & Takes His Back

Some days are weirder than others… But when you see a BJJ black belt square off against an alligator, well, that one is surely going to make it to the top of your “weird days” list....

How To Tell If A Martial Art Is FAKE Or REAL

With the world of martial arts constantly expanding, it’s sometimes hard to decide which one to start training. But, what may make this decision-making process easier for you is knowing which...

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...

NEVER Get Tapped Out Again In Jiu Jitsu By Using This Little Trick

Hey, you. Yes, you! Pssst, quiet, we have a secret to share with you… A top secret piece of advice, actually… Listen up: how would you like to know a very sneaky trick that will give you...

3 Benefits Of Travelling The World To Compete In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Competing in Jiu-Jitsu is a natural step when seeking evolution and growth within the sport. It frees you from the safe confines of your local gym, pits you against new and challenging foes, and...

Is Sacrificing Your Free Time For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Really Worth It?

Truth be told, Jiu Jitsu takes a lot of time. It’s not just about the training; but there’s the getting ready part, travelling to the academy part, showering after training part, driving...

Tom Hardy: “Training BJJ Has Been Key To A Deeper Sense Of Calm For Me”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just about your physical health. Rather (and, perhaps, even more so), it’s about your mental health, too – which benefits a lot from the Gentle...

Why Is John Danaher Fascinated With Knives?

It’s common knowledge that Professor John Danaher, when promoting a student to the new belt rank, also gifts him/her a knife. For example, Nathalia Santoro was recently promoted to brown belt...

Robert Drysdale Explains What He Doesn’t Like About Modern BJJ Culture: “This New Set Of Values…”

When you take a look at what BJJ used to be back in the day and how it looks like today – which of the two “versions” do you like more? And no, not just in regards to the techniques...

Olympic Medalist Boxer Tries BJJ For 30 Days – Here Are His Thoughts

Tony Jeffries is an Olympic bronze medalist boxer who recently took it upon himself to try out Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 30 days… And to see just how good he could get at the end of that 30-day...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Reveals That He’s The Person Who Coined The Term “Headquarters” In BJJ

The Headquarters in Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most often utilized ones, and for good reason – it’s a dominant one and fantastic for guard passing. But did you know that it was actually...

“Jiu-Jitsu Is Not An Easy Lifestyle, It’s A Difficult Lifestyle” – Caio Terra On Success In BJJ

No matter how much you love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, if you want to succeed in it as a competitor… It’s not going to be an easy path. Far from it. Caio Terra knows that well. As a 12-time...

Riley Hawk – Tony Hawk’s Son – Shares How BJJ Impacted His Skateboarding Journey

Riley Hawk, a professional skateboarder following in the footsteps of his legendary father, Tony Hawk, is also a BJJ blue belt! And, well, he has found many similarities between Jiu-Jitsu and...

Former Teammate Shares Insights About Khabib’s Humility: “Mopping The Mats…”

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s name often stands out not just for his unparalleled success inside the UFC octagon – but also for his remarkable humility outside of it. Jake Shields, a former...

Osamah Almarwai Reflects On Facing Mikey Musumeci: “You Got To Learn”

Osamah Almarwai, the IBJJF No-Gi World Champion, recently shared his thoughts about the impact of his encounter with Mikey Musumeci during ONE Fight Night 10 in May 2023. Despite facing a setback...

[WATCH] Sean Strickland Grapples Fan While Skateboarding – Chokes Him Out

Sean Strickland, one of the UFC’s most vocal and often controversial figures, recently found himself in a grappling match on a snowy mountain! Just days after his narrow defeat to Dricus Du...

Zoltan Bathory: “I Hired BJJ Black Belts For Band Security So I Could Train On The Road”

How dedicated are you really to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… Especially when things like work get in the way of everyday training? Well, Zoltan Bathory – founder and rhythm guitarist of...

Josh Hinger: “Belt Ranks, Degrees, And Competition Wins Don’t Accurately Measure BJJ Success”

Josh Hinger is one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes today… And he has recently received yet another acknowledgement for his successes – a promotion to the rank of a 3rd degree...