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“The More You Think, The More Nervous You Get” – Roger Gracie On The Moments Before The Fight

How do you feel before a BJJ match? Nervous, anxious… Emotional and stressed out? If that’s the case, then you’re probably thinking way too much. And you should start learning how...

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...

Nicholas Meregali Lived In A BJJ Academy For 5 Years: “No Structure, No Privacy”

If you want to succeed at something, you’ll often have to give it your all. And that means not just what you’re used to giving – but even more than that. You’ll do whatever...

Gordon Ryan Criticizes BJJ Practitioners For Being Too Focused On Just “Training Hard”

How do you usually feel after training Jiu-Jitsu? Probably exhausted – physically… But what are you thinking about after? More so, what do you think about during training itself?...

Romulo Barral: “When I Have A Competition, My Personality Changes”

For anyone who trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, they understand how important it is to be on the mats. They understand that training is a vital component of a great day. And it’s no different for...

Enson Inoue Explains Why He Demoted Himself To Purple Belt: “There’s No Humility In This”

MMA legend Enson Inoue has recently revealed why he chose to demote himself from BJJ black belt to purple belt back in 2016… And no, it doesn’t have anything to do with...

Alexandre ‘Soca’ Freitas: “It Doesn’t Matter How Good We Are In Jiu-Jitsu…”

With a career spanning over three decades, Alexandre “Soca” Freitas has become a legend in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – not just for his competitive achievements, but also for...

Dean Lister’s Advice To Young BJJ Practitioners: “Be Careful Who You Choose As Your Girlfriend Or Boyfriend”

Whenever you want to accomplish something – be it on the mats, in your career, or life in general – it’s not just important what you do and how you do it… It’s also...

Tom DeBlass: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Hard, But It’s One Of The Most Rewarding Things In The World”

If you’ve been training for a while… Can you remember all of the people that started training, only to fall off the wagon along the way? Some of them trained with you for quite some time...

Why Is It So Intimidating For Some People To Transition From No-Gi To Gi In BJJ?

In Jiu-Jitsu, you rarely see Gi practitioners who refuse to train No Gi, but the large majority of “NoGi only” practitioners literally hate the Gi and never train in it. Why is that?...

Gordon Ryan: “Motivation Can, But Discipline Should Never Be An Issue”

Gordon Ryan, arguably the greatest no-gi BJJ athlete of all time, recently shared his wisdom on navigating the challenges of training – in a podcast episode with illusionist Chris Angel. Ryan...

Andre Galvao Explains The Worst Way To Lose In Jiu-Jitsu

What’s the worst way to lose in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match? Is it in the opening seconds? Is it by a submission that’s so low percentage that you’d rather never compete than be...

Rickson Gracie: “My Curiosity Always Overpowered My Fear”

Rickson Gracie is, arguably, the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner of all time… And the most legendary one. But not “just” because of his successes as an athlete. Rather,...

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Mindset: “If You Sacrifice, Success Is Going To Come”

Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t “just” one of the greatest mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes of all time. He is also an epitome of hard work and relentless work ethic to everyone who...

Competence, Not Perfection Is The Goal In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

You’re really hyped up about training, aren’t you? And you’d like to get every single detail of every single technique right, to surpass all of your training partners in all aspects...

Caio Terra: “When I First Came To America, I Lived In The Gym”

Rarely any success story is an “easy-peasy” one. Usually, it involves a lot of sacrifice, work, determination, and relentlessness… All of which are vital ingredients for anyone who...

Challenges Through Jiu-Jitsu: A Tool For Self-Improvement

One of the most beautiful things about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the stress relief you receive from it. No matter how stressful your day was – no matter what happened at work, at home, or wherever...

Nicholas Meregali: ” I Often Question If The Way I’m Living My Life Is The Right Way”

Nicholas Meregali is, arguably, the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi competitor today. He’s been beating everyone, left and right, for some time now… But it appears that Meregali is...

John Danaher’s Advice: “Live A Life Dominated By Routine”

Here’s the truth: if you want to become successful in anything – including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – then that’s going to take some sacrifice. Sacrifice, not just in terms of the...

Nicholas Meregali Shares Wholesome Advice: “Bet On Yourself”

If you want to succeed, in whichever area of your life – be it on the Jiu-Jitsu mats, your career, family… Whatever – then there is one important thing you have to do. And that...

BJJ Advice: Define The Goal & You’ve Won Half The Battle

Okay, stop doing whatever you’re doing for a second. And think about your last training session. Think: what were you trying to accomplish during your rolls? What was your goal? If your answer...

Nicholas Meregali: “It’s Not About Money – Skills Come First & They Will Last Forever”

So you want to create a name for yourself, right? Be it in grappling or some other field… You want to be known as that guy/woman. As someone who is respected and, in a way, maybe even feared by...

Andre Galvao Explains Why You Need To Compete In BJJ Before Feeling Ready

So you’re thinking about signing up for that Jiu-Jitsu tournament… But doubt is starting to set in. You’re not sure if you’re ready. You’re not sure if you’ll...

Mikey Musumeci: “Being Uncomfortable Makes Us Grow”

Mikey Musumeci often felt like the odd one out – moving between schools and Jiu-Jitsu academies as a kid and teenager… Looking back, though, he understands how those experiences shaped...