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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...

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...

Private Lesson with Rickson Gracie: “Where My Energy Goes, You Can Take Advantage”

Not everyone gets to have a private training lesson with the legendary Rickson Gracie… But those who do, all say one thing: that the way Rickson teaches and what he teaches are two equally...

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...

So You Have A Crush On A Jiu-Jitsu Teammate? You Should Keep This in Mind

Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not only a great way for getting into shape, learning cool techniques and for falling in love with the martial art altogether. It’s also a fantastic way to meet...

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...

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academies, Where Race And Nationality Don’t Matter

The world can be a wacky place. People tend to downplay certain things and inflate their focus on other ones, making them much, much more important than they really are. And two of those things are...

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...

Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian Supermodel, Trains BJJ with Valente Brothers

Image Credits: Numéro Magazine Gisele Bündchen is a famous Brazilian fashion model – and has been one of the highest-paid supermodels in the world since 2001. However, what a lot of people...

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...

Perfection Is Important… But Improvement Matters More In BJJ

You really want to become the best that you can in BJJ, eh? To learn all the techniques, setups, transitions and details… Just about EVERYTHING that you can, so that you can reach perfection on...

Does Jiu Jitsu Inflate Your Ego?

You constantly hear people saying how „Brazilian Jiu Jitsu destroys the ego“ and how it „makes them into a better person“. However, is it really true that BJJ makes you less...

Why BJJ Doesn’t Make You Happy.. And How To Change That

When you first started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, everything was so great! The novelty of the sport, the challenging techniques and the exhilaration when you’d learn them, the great people...

4 Things John Danaher Can Teach You With His Analytical Approach

John Danaher is the most known about and, arguably, the most knowledgeable BJJ Professor today. The successes of his students are the testament to his success as a coach; whereas his mind-blowing...

Everyday Porrada – How Romulo Barral’s Philosophy Can Help Your BJJ

Everyday Porrada! If you train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, then you’ve heard this phrase before. Well, it’s more than just a phrase – it’s a philosophy and movement, with Romulo Barral...