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BJJ Advice: Above All, Learn To Be Patient

Sure, you can know how to execute a technique nearly perfectly, but if you don’t get the timing right – you’re probably going to fail it. And what’s one of the most common...

Felipe Pena: “I Was A Little Chubby 15 Year Old Boy… I Did Not Like Sports At All”

Everyone’s got to start somewhere… Even the biggest of champions had to, such as Felipe Pena – who, self-admittedly, didn’t really like sports before he started training BJJ....

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?...

Falling Out Of Love With BJJ? Dedicate To It Even More

You can love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with your whole heart, but the reality is… Sometimes, you won’t feel like you want to keep training. You’ll feel disappointed by the results...

John Danaher: “An Athlete Must See Through The Illusion Of Competition”

Do you get nervous before competition? That’s to be expected – after all, you want to put on a good performance and for the hard work you’ve invested to pay off. But what if...

Danielle Kelly: “I’m Just Socially Awkward”

Danielle Kelly is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the BJJ world… And that newly-found popularity has been a unique challenge for her. She revealed why that’s been...

Mental Tip: A BJJ Competition Is Just Like Going Training At Another Academy

„Well, I just hope that I don’t fall asleep from waiting, rather than from being choked out“, says one jiujiteiro to another as he waits – for the fourth consecutive hour – to hear his...

Felipe Pena: “Being An Athlete, Especially In Brazil, Is Very Hard”

Almost every successful person has a come-up story that was full of obstacles and doubters… And it’s no different for the vast majority of BJJ competitors – including Felipe Pena....

John Danaher: “Self-Confidence Doesn’t Come From Words…”

How do you develop self-confidence when, for example, preparing for a BJJ competition? Is there any sort of a “mental preparation” that you can do, any sort of mental training? Well,...

Mikey Musumeci On Dealing With Competition Fear: “It’s A Blessing”

If you’ve ever competed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (or in anything else, for that matter), then you know how the nerves can kick in. How the fear of losing can come rushing in… And it’s...

Khabib Nurmagomedov: “Nobody Cares If You’re Tired”

If you want to reach your potential – both in life and BJJ alike – then you’ve got to push yourself to the limits. And that also means spending time with those who push themselves...

Khabib Reveals Harsh Training Conditions: “No Wi-Fi And No Showers”

There’s no success without sacrifice. And Khabib Nurmagomedov understands that all too well – because he has had to go through some harsh training conditions in order to become the...

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...

Mikey Musumeci Explains His Mindset: “I’m Attacking Every Second”

Image Credits: ONE Championship Your mindset is probably the most important thing for success, both in life and on the BJJ mats alike. For, if you’re mentally tough and if you keep going...

John Danaher Speaks About Giancarlo Bodoni: “Never Let People Underestimate What You Can Become”

Not matter how dissatisfied with your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey you may be so far, there’s always going to be room for progress. For becoming better… And even for completely reinventing...

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...

Joe Rogan: “Gordon Ryan’s Opponents Realize He’s That Good, So They’re Scared”

Joe Rogan is a big supporter of Gordon Ryan, and not just in terms of having been one of his sponsors for the 2022 ADCC tournament. Rather, he’s a fan as well – as he expressed in a...

How Can You Know For Sure If You Deserve Your BJJ Belt Promotion?

You’ve had your belt promotion recently – congratulations! But, don’t tell us… Doubts are creeping in, aren’t they? You’re questioning yourself: „Ok, but did I...

Gordon Ryan’s Book Reaches #1 New Release On Amazon (On Preorder)

Gordon Ryan, arguably the best no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete of all time, recently announced that he’s writing a book. The “Young & Successful: Practices, Principles, And Lessons...

What’s The Right Mindset When Rolling With A (Much) Better BJJ Athlete?

We know how it feels. Your next sparring partner is a BJJ purple, brown, or black belt… And boy, are they better than you. They can tap you out and they can do it whenever they want. Almost...

Brandon Mccaghren: “Enjoy Doing Jiu-Jitsu – Then It Doesn’t Feel Like Hard Work”

It’s really popular today to talk about “grinding it out”. About putting in the hard work in order to achieve the goals you’ve set… But here’s the thing: this sort...

Gordon Ryan Announces Book About His Mindset & Secrets To Success

Gordon Ryan is arguably the best no-gi BJJ athlete of today. His grappling is spotless… But his mindset is outstanding as well. Well, those who want to learn more about Ryan’s way of...

The BJJ Belt Promotion Mindset All Best Students Have

Let’s face it: every Jiu-Jitsu student looks forward to their next belt promotion. If they say that they aren’t… They’re probably lying. However, there’s a difference between being excited...

Gordon Ryan: “Winning & Being The Best In The World Is Easy, But…”

Getting to the top is extremely difficult, but staying there is even tougher… And, in the world of no-gi BJJ, Gordon Ryan understands that fact best. In his words, winning can actually be easy –...