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Not Improving In BJJ? Training Harder Isn’t The Answer

Have you recently hit a plateau in Jiu-Jitsu? Does it seem that, no matter how much you’re trying to learn and apply new techniques, you just can’t seem to improve? You might be tempted...

Your Only 2 Options in BJJ: Do What You’re Good At, Or Get Good At What You Want To Do

If you want to become great, or even just good, at Jiu-Jitsu – then there’s no going around the fact… That you’ll need to put in the work. The sweat, the frustrations which...

These Highly Effective Habits Will Supercharge Your Jiu-Jitsu

Image Credits: Evolve MMA If you want to improve in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the best of your ability, then just training day in and day out isn’t going to cut it. Instead, you’ll need to...

“Just Show Up” Mentality Won’t Take You Far in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

You know that advice that’s often given to BJJ athletes? “Just show up and train”, they tell you, “and you’ll get better.” This is good advice. You absolutely...

So You’re A BJJ Brown Belt Now… What To Do From Here?

You’ve made it this far… After a lot of effort, innumerable mat hours, and so much frustration – you’re now a BJJ brown belt! Congratulations. However, what are you supposed...

Improve Your BJJ Immediately With These 5 Tips

So you want to improve your BJJ as fast as possible, eh? Well, the most important thing you can do for your Jiu-Jitsu progress is, arguably, to harbor patience; as consistency and proper focus will...

John Danaher: “No One Cares If You Got A Black Belt”

What does it take to earn a black belt Brazilian in Jiu-Jitsu? Well, it takes a lot of effort, focus, and a lot of overcoming of failure… But, the truth is, that you’ll probably get your...

BJJ Progress Advice: Don’t Be Afraid Of Discovery, Even If It Means Failing

How often have you Googled for advice on improving in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Probably a lot. And how much advice have you found that worked for you long-term? Chances are, not a lot. Therefore,...

Keep Getting Better in BJJ – By Limiting Your Choices & Building Habits

There’s no “one best way” to improve in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… And there are no sure-fire ways to blast through plateaus as they pop up. However, there are efficient things that...

Are You An Older BJJ Student? Start With These 3 Fundamental Concepts

Are you an older BJJ student? Perhaps you’ve just started out and are wondering how you should go about it. Or maybe you’re someone who has some experience in training already, but are...

Do You Follow These 10 Jiu-Jitsu Commandments?

If you want to be (at least reasonably) successful at anything that you do, then it’s a good idea to follow through a set number of rules which will make your success more easily attained. And...

Caio Terra’s Key To Success: “I Studied Jiu-Jitsu, Instead Of Just Drilling It”

Caio Terra is one of the best roosterweight Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in history. He is a 12x world champion who earned his black belt in just three years of training. But how did he accomplish...

John Danaher Explains What To Do When You Fail Doing A Move During A Match

You’ll fail much more often than succeed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. That’s just the way of the game; you’ll fail to execute a technique a number of times, especially in...

Demian Maia Shares The Best Training Method For Improving in BJJ

There’s a lot of things that you could do to improve your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… In fact, there is so many of them, that it’s easy to get lost. And that’s why it’s so...

Why Low Expectations Could Be The Key To Your BJJ Success

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be a real rollercoaster of emotions. A couple of days you feel great about your progress and then you feel bad about it later. This, it must be emphasized, is...

Can You Become Good At BJJ Without Competing In It?

Ah, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… There’re scarcely any things that are better than it, right? It’s an opportunity to combine hanging out with like-minded, awesome people, with becoming...

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

If you’re a smaller BJJ student, it’s often easy to get discouraged. Your training partners are bigger (and, therefore, oftentimes stronger) than you are and are using that to their full...

How To Deal With Information Overload In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Ugh… There’s just so much to learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! So many techniques, setups, variations, transitions – so much information! In fact, there’s so much of it, that...

Can You Improve In BJJ With Just 2-3 Training Days Per Week?

We get it – you’re a busy person. You have your family, your friends, your work… But you still want to train more often than you’re training right now. As a matter of fact,...

Reduce Your Recovery Time & Counterattack Quickly – Marcelo Garcia Shows How

What’s the first thing you should do when an opponent attacks you – when they go to establish a dominant position, sweep, or submit you? Well yes, you should seek out how to defend…...

This Simple 1 Minute Drill Will Significantly Improve Your Competition Success

Don’t tell us, we know what it’s about… There’s been this competition. And you were doing really well in the first match – surprisingly well, actually. You were hitting...

Draculino: “There’s No Magic Formula In Jiu-Jitsu”

Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães needs little introduction. A sixth-degree BJJ black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr., Magalhães has trained with legends such as Roberto Gordo, Tinguinha,...

John Danaher Explains The Importance Of Asking The Right Questions In BJJ

There are many roads to progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and all of them are paved with training. With giving it your all and being focused to the max while on the mats. However, there are many other...

Felipe Costa: “To Roll With Someone For The First Time Is Always An Opportunity To Learn”

You know the feeling… It’s an open mat session and you’re looking forward to it. You change your clothes, put on your gear, and step on the mats. You warm up thoroughly and are now...