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UFC Veteran Chad Mendes Urges Youth To Train Wrestling: “Everything Is Easy Afterwards”

Mixed martial arts and UFC veteran Chad Mendes is serious when it comes to recommending martial arts training to the youth… Especially when it comes to wrestling – but even so as far as...

John Danaher Explains The Difference Between A Fighter & Martial Artist

The words “fighter” and “martial artist” are often used interchangeably… However, John Danaher doesn’t think they mean the same thing. For Danaher, there is a big...

Destroy Anxiety Before BJJ Competition With These 2 Mindset Shifts

Dealing with pre-competition anxiety in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) or any sport can indeed be challenging, but the two mindset shifts you outlined can be very effective. Here’s how to implement and...

How To Keep Your Motivation In BJJ If You’re Getting Manhandled All The Time?

Maintaining motivation in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, especially when you find yourself frequently overpowered by larger opponents, can indeed be challenging. However, with the right mindset and approach,...

Confidence To Be Wrong: A Must In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

There are a lot of types of confidence in Jiu-Jitsu. The confidence to go for a submission that doesn’t seem fully set up. The confidence to try an escape, even though you’re not sure of...

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,...

How To Be More Aggressive At The Start of a BJJ Match?

Do you start rolls at a slow pace? As in, you slap and bump with your training partner, and then you start out by rolling really slowly… Only to be down on points (or submissions) really quickly?...

„Am I… Am I The Rest Round In My Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School?“

Don’t tell us… The other people in your BJJ school have started crushing you, haven’t they? In particular, there are some of those higher belts that seem to be tapping you out over...

Rodrigo Cavaca Shares A Winning BJJ Habit (That He’s Used Since Blue Belt)

Rodrigo Cavaca is one of the best BJJ athletes to have ever step foot on the mats. He’s won the IBJJF World Championship title (2010), the IBJJF European Championship title (in 2009 and 2010), and...

What To Do If You Don’t Feel Motivated To Train BJJ Today?

The days of low or non-existent motivation happen to everyone. Even to the most dedicated of athletes, yes. But, what separates those who become better from those who stay behind is how they handle...

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...

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...

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...

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...

BJJ & Judo Black Belt Brian Glick’s Advice On Making Excuses: “You’re In Trouble…”

Alright, be honest with us (and yourself) for a second, and ask yourself… How often do you make excuses – on the Jiu-Jitsu mats and life alike? Well, if you really want to improve and...

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...

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...

Roger Gracie On Biggest Difference Between MMA & BJJ: “It’s The Speed”

What’s the biggest difference between mixed martial arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)? There are a lot of possible answers for this question. For Roger Gracie, the number one answer is...

Nicholas Meregali Not Satisfied With The RNC Finish Against Matheus Diniz: “I Didn’t Want That”

Nicholas Meregali continued his impressive win streak last weekend, at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational 6 in Las Vegas (USA). In a highly anticipated matchup, Meregali faced off against 2019 ADCC...

Nicholas Meregali Says He Likes To Make His Opponents “Suffer”

When you train and compete, what’s your approach like towards your training partners and opponents? Do you want to get the win and get it over with… Or do you take special pride and...

“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?...