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Bodybuilding & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Can They Go Together?

So you want to do bodybuilding and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the same time. Sure, you may not want to take the „bodybuilding“ word too seriously, but the matter of fact stays the same: you want to...

Opinion: Should You Rank Older People and Women Differently in BJJ?

Do you think that older people and women should be rank promoted differently than other people on the mats? Do you think that there should be some special criteria, that will set them apart from...

Watch: POWERFUL Jiu-Jitsu HAKA Performed by New Zealanders

Almost everyone gets the chills when they watch the “Haka” being performed: a traditional war cry, dance, and Maori challenge that comes from New Zealand. It’s performed not just by...

Watch: Rapper Action Bronson Rolls with ADCC Champion Orlando Sanchez

Rapper Action Bronson (real name Ariyan Arslani), is an award winning American rapper, chef, and television presenter. In mid-2020, prompted by having reached 400 pounds, and having a health...

So There’s That ONE GUY You Absolutely CAN’T Stand in Your Academy?

Being and training in your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy is awesome for the most part. You get to hang out with the people you love and feel comfortable with, and you get to choke them out in the...

Taking Notes: The Game Changer to Skyrocket your Jiu-Jitsu

No, no, no. You don’t need to write notes about your training into your BJJ journal. It isn’t something that’s absolutely necessary. Because, truth be told, writing notes can take...

Should You Ask A Black Belt To Roll? A Primer On Respect In BJJ

„Should I ask a black belt to roll with me?“ A question that seems to be unnecessary at first, but then again – isn’t it disrespectful to ask someone who’s a higher rank than you...

Why Is Micael Galvao So Good – And What Is It Like To Grapple With Him?

Micael Galvao – one of the most exciting prospects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu today – competed against some of the world’s best black belts at the “Evolve Ur Game 2”...

8 Most Common (And Ridiculous) Excuses For Skipping A Jiu-Jitsu Class

Excuses, excuses… There are so many of them, and everyone falls prey to some of them – from time to time. But what’s important isn’t that you fail occasionally; instead, it is...

Fernando Terere Speaks Out: “This Was The Biggest Victory Of My Life”

Fernando Terere is one of the greatest legends of Jiu-Jitsu history. He won plethora of titles, including the two gold medals at the IBJJF World Championships… However, Tererê has also led a...

Former NYPD Detective: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training for Police Should be Mandatory

Since the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the protests and riots that followed it, police reform has been a widespread topic in the United States. Suggestions on how to...

The Bitter Truth: You’ll Never Become A BJJ Black Belt

Want to become a BJJ black belt? Fair enough – but almost every Jiu-Jitsu athlete wants to become one. Therefore, the question shouldn’t be if you want to be a black belt, but it should be:...

How To Stand Out From Others at Your Jiu-Jitsu Academy

How would you like to be a bit more special… To stand out from other training partners in your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy? To make a name for yourself and to, simultaneously, become a force to...

Joe Rogan Shares Picture Of Blue Belt Days – Training Under Jean Jacques Machado

Everyone starts somewhere. You can’t be a black belt level Jiu-Jitsu athlete immediately from the get-go, but you’ve got to put a lot of effort into training. You have to possess the...

Cardio And Conditioning For Jiu-Jitsu… Are NOT The Same Thing

Do you often find yourself struggling for air when you roll? If so, then you might’ve thought to yourself: „Jeez, it’s about time that I start working on my cardio a bit more!“ But,...

Is It WRONG To Tap Out Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. After you’ve been training for quite some time, there will come a moment or two when you’ll – to your surprise – have an...

Pre-Bed STRETCHING ROUTINE To Keep You Limber For BJJ

Yeah, we know. Stretching is so booooring. The last thing you want to do after an intense rolling session, or/and during a busy day, is to spend some of your time stretching. It seems like you could...

The Most Important Things You’ll Learn As A BJJ Black Belt

The time you spend on the mats will, one day, culminate with a black belt. Of course, your mind is set to continue training after you become a black belt… But, what do you think are the most...

Collect Experiences, Not Taps: What Really Matters In BJJ

Winning is important. It’s important both in life and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alike. Performing your technique with precision, and getting the tap with it… It’s such a marvelous...

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...

You Should Be Asking Your BJJ Instructor These Things During Training

You know what your BJJ instructor really likes? Heck, even more than seeing you perform a technique incredibly well, more than you winning an entire division with zero points lost? Can you guess? If...

The Blueprint To Getting BETTER In BJJ At A FASTER Speed

Getting better in BJJ, at a faster speed, is no rocket science. You just have to give 100% effort (or as close to it as you can on a given day) in several different areas… And possibly change...

How To Stay Motivated During Long Periods Of Sucking In BJJ?

Having a one bad day at training is no big deal. Having a week or even a month is no big deal either… But what if you’ve been sucking at BJJ for a long time – how do you deal with that?...

This Is How To Train MORE Without Getting Injured

So you wish to train even MORE than you’ve been training up until now? You’re really in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! You know what they say: „He who really wants to do something, will...