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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...

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...