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5 Tips For Finding & Developing Your Own BJJ Game

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gets really enjoyable once you start figuring out your own game. It’s almost like you’re creating an identity for yourself on the mats; as your BJJ game is what will...

Elaine Wynn Is 73 Years Old & A BJJ Blue Belt

Elaine Wynn Beiersdoerfer is a 73 year-old woman who trains BJJ 3 times per week at Gracie Barra Pelham (Birmingham, Alabama) – and is a competitive blue belt. She started training when she was...

BJJ Fanatics Starts Donation Campaign for Leandro Lo’s Family

Difficult times often bring out the best in people. Today is no different; as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community mourns the loss of Leandro Lo, the athletes and students of the Gentle Art worldwide...

Jocko Willink Believes Training Jiu-Jitsu Would Reduce Bullying In Schools

Bullying is, sadly, a frequent occurrence in schools worldwide. And if you are a parent of a child that’s a bullying victim, you’ve probably been tempted to “jump in” and protect them....

John Carmack, CTO at Oculus VR, Trained BJJ & Judo

John Carmack is a consulting CTO at Oculus VR, and is generally known as a semi-famous American computer programmer and video game developer. He co-founded the video company “id Software”...

Paulo Miyao’s Emotional Letter To His Brother, Joao: “For The Silence That Now My Soul Makes, I Love You”

Paulo and Joao Miyao are not only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champions in their own right, but they’re also twin brothers – very tightly knit, with that. The Miyao brothers have been a big support...

Mica Galvao: “I Was 13 When My Dad Dropped Me Out Of School So I Could Do Full-Time Jiu-Jitsu”

Mica Galvao is one of the fastest-rising stars of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He’s already defeated a number of elite champions, such as Leandro Lo and Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa, despite being just 18...

BJJ Term “Spaz” Declared As A Slur By Woke Culture – Because Of Beyoncé

Image Credits: Beyoncé Instagram The term “spaz” in BJJ often refers to beginners who try to escape a position through lack of coordination and technique – with frantic,...

Jocko Willink: “I Was 19 Years Old When I First Trained BJJ…”

How old were you when you first found out about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? And how old were you when you went for your first training session? Jocko Willink was just 19 years old when he rolled for the...

Nick “Chewy” Albin: “On The Mats, We Become Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable”

If you want to achieve anything “worthwhile” – whatever that word means for you – in life, then there’s no denying the fact that you’ll feel uncomfortable on the...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Reflects On His Career: „You Train Hard For Weeks And Months…“

Winning doesn’t come easy. It takes a lot of work, effort, and sweat – especially if you want to become successful in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’ll have to train hard for weeks on end....

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...

Mike Bates – BJJ Black Belt & Royal Marine – Raises Over $200K for Pediatric Hospital

Mike Bates is one of the most interesting people you’ll hear about in your life. He is a BJJ black belt and a head instructor at Gracie Barra Roundhay Leeds (United Kingdom), as well as a Royal...

Rafael Lovato Jr.: “Jiu-Jitsu Taught Me How To Stay Positive”

Image Credits: GrappleCulture To start winning – both in BJJ and life alike – it won’t be enough to learn the moves and the techniques. Rather, you’ll need to develop a positive, go-get-it...

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...

Braulio Estima: “I Never Felt Like I Was Wasting My Time With Jiu-Jitsu”

To become the best at what you do, you have to love it. And not just the end destination, but you also have to love the process… For, if you feel as if you’re wasting time, you won’t keep going...

Royce Gracie Excited About Conor McGregor’s Return To The Octagon

Royce Gracie, widely considered to be one of the most influential figures in BJJ and MMA, is anticipating the return of Conor McGregor to the octagon. McGregor is expected to make his return sometime...

BJJ Instructors: Holding Back & Pushing Belt Promotions Is Detrimental For Your Students

Image Credits: Evolve MMA BJJ instructors, generally, want the best for their students. They want to make them feel welcomed and appreciated on the mats… All things considered, they want them...

Garry Tonon: “I Am Forever Grateful For The Things I Learned From Tom DeBlass”

It was Tom DeBlass’ birthday a few weeks ago. And one of the best presents he could’ve received was the one from Garry Tonon – who wrote an emotional Instagram post about Tom and how grateful...

Joe Rogan’s Advice for Young People: “Find The Thing You Like”

It’s easy for young people to get confused about what to do in life, especially in today’s day and age… And it’s not impossible for them to get lost in the mist, to become sad and anxious...

Garry Tonon: “Self Improvement Demands Sacrifice & Suffering”

If you’re someone who’s looking to improve themselves in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or life in general… Then you already know how difficult that can be. It’s not simple, to say the least, and it...

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...