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4 Tips To Make Friends FAST In A New BJJ Academy

So you just came to your new BJJ academy! Perhaps it’s your first training session ever, or you made a transfer from another academy to this one; or you may be travelling and decided to get in...

This Is How To Train BJJ TWICE Per Day, Thrive, And Survive

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Jiu-Jitsu, twice per day? Sure, why not! If you have the time (and the work ethic), then you should definitely go for it – with more mat...

This UNSTOPPABLE Sweep by Mike Fowler Works Like A Charm!

No matter how much you know, you’ll never know everything in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. No matter the amount of techniques you can do and no matter the number of details to executing them that you...

Here Are The 4 Basic Reasons Why Your Open Guard SUCKS

Watching someone with a fantastic Open Guard roll is so amazing! Looking at their ability to impose control, sweeps, to defend against guard passes, and to even go for submissions directly…...

What Should You EAT BEFORE Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training?

Having a proper diet is essential not just to your health and life in general, but to how good you’ll perform in your BJJ training as well. In other words: what you eat before Jiu-Jitsu class...

Why The Focus On GRIPS Could Actually Be Hindering Your Jiu-Jitsu

Grips are important in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as they often determine who is on the defensive and who is on the offensive side of the match. However, as important as they are, focusing too much on them...

What The Way You TAP OUT In Jiu Jitsu Says About You

Do you know what’s the number one thing you’ll do at training; the most frequent one, that is? No, it’s not Hip Escapes, not any sort of a drill, nor any submission or escape that...

This Is Why You DON’T Feel Great After Jiu-Jitsu Training

You’d expect to feel fantastic after your Jiu-Jitsu training, right? To feel elated, walking home with a huge smile on your face. And, truth be told, this will often happen – as BJJ truly...

“Be One With The Floor” – The Secret To Marcelo Garcia’s Butterfly Guard

The game of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is all about constantly improving yourself. You should always be on the hunt to make better, faster, more efficient progress… So that you’re always one...

Can A BJJ Guy With No Wrestling Experience Be Good At Takedowns?

So you’ve been training BJJ for some time now, and you came to a frightening conclusion – your takedowns suck! But, luckily enough, you aren’t willing to let it remain that way…...

Punish Your Friends From Side Control – 10x Your Crossface Pressure

Pressure is the name of the game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you can utilize it more than others can, and if you can do it in an efficient way… You’re well on your way to making your...

Effective Ways To Really Push Yourself In Jiu-Jitsu Training Sessions

So you’d like to really push yourself in training, eh? Awesome! That means that you’re really motivated to improve your Jiu-Jitsu, to make the most out of your potential. Fantastic! Here...

When Is It Too Late To Start Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Perhaps you’re in your mid to late 20s. Or in your 30s, maybe in your 40s. Heck, you might be in your 50s – or 60s even! Whatever your...

What Should You Do If Your BJJ Instructor Doesn’t Like You?

Not everything will be sunshine and rainbows in your BJJ journey. Your progress will stagnate, you’ll lose matches in competition, there’ll be injuries, you’ll have feuds with your...

Body Squeezes And Pressure – Use Them To Get The TAP

There are some techniques and details in BJJ that are borderline… Just plain harsh. Using pressure and body squeezes to get the tap certainly falls into this category. Let’s take a brief...

Human Growth Hormone – How It Works And How To Increase It Naturally

Ah, yes. HGH – the Human Growth Hormone. Often called a „fountain of youth“ by men, especially those who are up-to-date with the rise of podcasts in the recent times. But… What is HGH,...

How To Train (And Teach) BJJ With Your Kid At Home

So you’d like to train BJJ with your kid at home? Fantastic! This is a great opportunity for your child to start learning Jiu-Jitsu and fall in love with it, as well as for you to become a...

This Is How To Start Your Own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Garage

So you’ve been training BJJ for a while, and you came to a wild idea… That you would like to start your own „BJJ garage“ – a place to drill techniques and roll with your BJJ...

How Should You Roll With An Overly Aggressive White Belt?

Every BJJ academy has one, if at least from time to time – that overly aggressive white belt, whose life’s mission seems to be to go ultra-hard with everyone, 110% of the time. Sure,...

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 To Do If You’re Actually Getting WORSE In Jiu Jitsu?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. There comes a time period in every Jiujiteiro’s life when they start to actually get WORSE in BJJ. This moment doesn’t come by just...

For These Reasons Most People Quit Brazilian Jiu Jitsu As A Blue Belt

Did you know that there’s a high probability of you quitting Jiu Jitsu as a blue belt? Yep, that’s right – the so-called „blue beltitis“ gets ahold of many Jiujiteiros… But...

A Simple Guide For Resolving 4 Most Common BJJ Aches And Pains

With great power in BJJ comes… Quite a bit of aches and pains, actually. It’s no secret, and every Jiujiteiro knows it: sooner or later, as you train Jiu Jitsu, you will encounter pain....

Oxygen Deficiency Training – How It Can Improve Your BJJ Conditioning

The COVID pandemic has changed a lot of things in everyday life, among them being the fact that you have to wear a mask wherever you go. This is true even for some of the BJJ academies in the world,...