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John Danaher On Confidence: “My Job Is To Prepare People With Their Physical Skills”

John Danaher, Gordon Ryan, and Georges St-Pierre were guests on a recent Lex Fridman Podcast episode. The three shared their knowledge, experiences, and opinions on a multitude of topics – one...

Old School Mindset in BJJ: 4 Reasons Why It Needs To Change

You’ll often hear Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners refer to some techniques as “old school” and “new school”. That is, the techniques which are a bit older in nature...

Robert Drysdale: “Why Do You Do BJJ And What Does It Mean For You?”

Robert Drysdale is one of the top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of his generation and one of the rare competitors that have managed to beat the legendary Marcelo Garcia. A black belt under Leonardo...

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...

Here’s Why Everything That You’re Doing In BJJ is Wrong

Do you ever sit down and think to yourself: „DAMN! Is anything that I do in Jiu Jitsu ever going to work? Why do I fail in everything that I try to do?! I thought that I knew how to roll, that my...

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...

When Everything Else Turns For Worse, You Can Always Return To BJJ

Life isn’t passive, but it’s in a state of constant change. Sometimes, this change is good and welcome. But sometimes, it transforms everything around you into an almost uncontrollable...

Rickson Gracie: “Breath Control Can Change Your Life”

You can’t control everything on the mats, nor in your life alike. You can control some of the moves, but you can never fully predict what your “opponent” will do… Or how...

Khabib Nurmagomedov & Mike Tyson Talk Mental Toughness, Conor McGregor, Street Fights & More

One of the best conversations in the world just happened! Khabib Nurmagomedov was a guest of Mike Tyson’s “Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson” podcast, where they – alongside...

Nicholas Meregali: “What I’m Going Through I Wouldn’t Wish On My Worst Enemy”

Being on top isn’t easy. Most ordinary people underestimate the mental strength required to persist, which is often met with more than plenty of stress. Nicholas Meregali seems to understand...

This Is How DAVID GOGGINS Can Help Your Jiu-Jitsu

Have you heard of David Goggins? He’s a retired United States Navy SEAL and a former United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member, but also an exquisite ultramarathon runner,...

So… How Can You Know If You Really 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...

Your BJJ Will Never Be Great… If You Don’t Get Your MINDSET Right!

If you truly wish not just to „improve“ your Jiu Jitsu – but to make it the best that you can, then there are a LOT of things that you need to take into consideration, and take care of. The...

This Is How To Eliminate HESITATION In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

You know that feeling when you’re supposed to do something, perhaps something scary… You know that you should go for it, but you just can’t seem to take the leap? Yup, that feeling...

These Things Matter More Than Tapping Out Your Training Partners

Tapping people out is, you could argue, the very essence of BJJ. After all, you’re here to learn how to control and submit as many training partners as possible, right? So, getting those taps...

So You Have ZERO TALENT For BJJ? Don’t Despair – But Do This

You’ve been training Jiu Jitsu for a while and you truly enjoy learning techniques and rolling, as well as the overall atmosphere in the academy. But, alas, to your horror… You figured...

What Does Your Favorite BJJ Submission Say About You?

Everyone has a favorite submission – and so do you! That’s just a natural way of life for every Jiujiteiro; experimenting with various submissions until you find the one you enjoy locking in...

Every Grappler Has The Following NEGATIVE Thoughts

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Every once in a while, during your Jiu Jitsu journey, you’ll encounter negative thoughts… Thoughts, that will make it difficult for...

Just Stick With It – PERSISTENCE Will Solve All Of Your BJJ Woes

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Impatient to finally get better at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, eh? Yeah, we totally get it; sometimes, it just seems as if you’re not making any...

The Right MINDSET And APPROACH When Rolling With Better Training Partners

So, your coach matched you with that terrifying blue belt (again) for your next roll. He’s bigger, stronger, faster, and much more technically sound than you are. In short: he’s way...

7 Signs That You’ve Fallen In LOVE With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Ah, love… Not a better feeling in the world! To be walking on that cloud nine for days, weeks, months and years – nothing could ever come close to it. Right? Well, perhaps not, but what if...

Being BAD At Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Is The First Step To Being GOOD At It

It’s completely natural to encounter ups and downs throughout your BJJ journey. There will be a lot of great days, during which you’ll enjoy every step – every drill, every roll, every...

BJJ Black Belt Jeff Glover Shares How You Can Be A Successful Light Weight Grappler

If you are a fan of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, then chances are you have heard the name Jeff Glover once or twice in your time as a fan. A true talent on the mat, Glover is equally talented when it comes...