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BJJ Private Lessons or Group Classes… Which One’s Better?

Sooner or later on your BJJ journey, you’re going to come to a point where you’ll ask yourself the following question: “Should I take private lessons?” And it’s going to...

Felipe Costa: “People Who Never Compete Tend To Make The Gym Their Competition”

What do you focus on the most in training… Do you focus on trying out the newly taught techniques, even though you’re aware that they won’t work immediately? Or do you resort to...

John Danaher: “I Spent 12-14 Hours On The Mats Every Day”

Everyone who’s become great at something has spent a lot of time honing their craft. They’ve experienced quite a bit of trial and error in the process of becoming remarkable in their...

Actor Mario Lopez On How Jiu-Jitsu Makes Him Jacked & Energized at Age 48

Do you remember the “Saved by the Bell” TV show? If you’re in your thirties or over, you probably do – as well as Mario Lopez and his iconic character A.C. Slater. Two decades...

NFL’s Will Gholston Talks Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu During Offseason

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can work wonders when introduced as an additional training tool in other sports. For example, Will Gholston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end – decided to take up...

Jon Bernthal, Main Actor of “The Punisher”, Trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Jon Bernthal is an actor best known for his role as Shane on “The Walking Dead”; as well as for his main role in “The Punisher”. He’s also worked on “The Wolf of Wall...

Why BJJ Doesn’t Make You Happy.. And How To Change That

When you first started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, everything was so great! The novelty of the sport, the challenging techniques and the exhilaration when you’d learn them, the great people...

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...

Chimaev’s BJJ Coach: “Every Day Is Like A Jiu-Jitsu World Championship For Him”

Khamzat Chimaev put on quite a show at UFC 267. In his main card match against Li Jingliang, he completely controlled the pace of the fight and managed to submit his opponent with a Rear Naked Choke....

BJJ Is Like A Relationship – You Need Discipline To Make It Work

Whether you’ve been training BJJ for quite a while or started out with it just recently, one thing is for certain: after some time, you’ll see your motivation for Jiu Jitsu dwindling...

Watch: Josh Hinger Breaks Finger While Rolling with Cat Zingano

Sooner or later, injuries happen. You can implement as many precautionary measures as you’d wish, but the nature of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that it’s a martial art – and that,...

“Cleveland Browns” Offensive Lineman Training Includes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Scott Peters has been an Offensive Lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles NFL team from 2002 until 2006. During his time there, he came to a realization that his bodyweight (300 pounds) was often...

Craig Jones’ B-Team Now Allows Drop-Ins: Purple Belts And Up

What matters most on your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey are the skills you acquire on the mats and the relationships you make. That is, the techniques you learn (and how well you learn them); as well...

Watch: Craig Jones Rolls With Entire 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Gym

Craig Jones has been travelling a lot lately, as a part of his seminar tour. And recently, a footage from 10th Planet Austin emerged of him rolling with everyone in the gym! Throughout the entire...

“Saved By The Bell” Actor Mario Lopez Talks BJJ: “It’s Like Physical Chess”

If you are in your thirties and over, you may remember the cult TV show from the 90’s’ Saved by the Bell’ and the A.C Slater character; played by Mario Lopez. Well, Lopez has been training...

How BJJ Can Help You In Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One

Losing a loved one is always devastating. And it’s not easy to come to terms with it, especially if it was someone really close to you. It can take months and even years before you, at least...

These Yoga Poses Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be really difficult on the body. The stiffness, aches and pain… Can sometime make you wonder if it is all “worth it”. And that, exactly, is the...

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...