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Zero Talent For Jiu-Jitsu? This Is How To Become Really Good Anyway

Talent is important, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Often, it will make the difference between winning and losing, as well as making more versus making less progress in training. So, if...

Effective Ways To Really Push Yourself In BJJ 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...

How Can You Know For Sure If You 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...

The 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...

Keenan Cornelius On Cross-Training: “Go Train Wherever You Want”

What should you, as a BJJ instructor and/or academy owner, do about your students’ cross-training? How should you go about their training in other Jiu-Jitsu gyms… Should you allow for it?...

The Easy Way To Start Your Own BJJ Gym (Really, It Isn’t That Difficult)

Be honest with us: has the thought of opening up your very own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym ever crossed your mind? Well, if it hasn’t yet, it most certainly will at some point in time. But starting...

Thinking About Quitting BJJ? Consider The 3-Month Rule

Are you thinking of quitting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? You’ve only just begun training and it seems that you aren’t really gifted for all of this “Arte Suave” stuff… Maybe...

John Danaher: “Gordon Has Supreme Confidence – That’s Why People Like Him”

When it comes to Gordon Ryan, the people in the BJJ community tend to either like him… Or hate him. But whichever of the two sides you’re on, you’ll probably agree that Gordon is...

Keenan Cornelius: “Size Matters – Also With Grappling Gyms”

If you’re someone who wants to open your very own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/grappling academy, one of the problems you’re probably facing is the facility you’d hold your classes in. For...

John Danaher: “Even If You Pull Guard, You Need To Learn Takedowns”

No matter what some may tell you, there’s no shame in being a guard puller. It’s a legit move and tactic to use in training and competition alike; so, as far as sports Jiu-Jitsu is...

Tom DeBlass: “It Really Grinds My Gears When Dudes Don’t Know How To Train Properly With Females”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone. For young and old, male and female, injured and not-injured-just-yet… It’s a fantastic martial art. But, it still requires you to learn how to handle...

Fabio Gurgel: “Promoting A Student To Blue Belt Is One Of The Coolest Feelings A Coach Can Experience”

Receiving your blue belt is one of the most important steps on your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey. For, it shows that you’ve managed to push through those initial obstacles and doubts… And...

Gordon Ryan: “John Danaher Is One Of A Kind”

John Danaher is widely considered to be among the best (if not the best) contemporary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches. His former Danaher Death Squad (DDS) has introduced a revolution into the sport...

BJJ Techniques & Friends: When Push Comes To Shove, You Can Rely Only On A Handful Of Them

Sure, you may know a lot of people… But how many of them can you really call your friends? The type of friends that will come to your aid whenever you need something, that will pick you up...

Keenan Cornelius: “Do Something – Doing More Wins More In BJJ”

How many times in BJJ have you found yourself doing… Nothing? As in – you’re just sitting/laying/standing there, without doing anything and without a plan to do something....

Kit Dale: “One Of The Biggest BJJ Myths Is Progression=Mat Time”

Mat time… It’s incredibly important in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; because, after all, if you aren’t training – then how can you expect to make progress? However, what are you...

7 Tips For Getting Your BJJ Purple Belt Promotion

Going from blue to the purple belt is not an easy task. Sure, you could’ve received your blue belt just on the basis of consistency, but if your purple belt is going to be worth anything…...

John Danaher’s Advice For Using Athletic Tape (For Grapplers)

Ah, athletic tape… The quiet hero of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes worldwide. It plays a similar role in the grappler’s life as duct tape plays for the blue collar workers –...

The Lightbulb Moment: How To Reach It In BJJ?

You know that feeling when, after a long and difficult “battle” with a problem, you finally come up with a solution to it? This solution often comes out of nowhere – but it stays...

The Real Reason Why Belt Rank Doesn’t Matter In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Yeah, you’ve probably heard others say it time and time again… That belt rank doesn’t matter in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And yet, no matter how many times they say it, you still...

Why Do Some Become BJJ Black Belts In 10-15 Years… And Some In Just 4-5?

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students who become black belts will achieve that in 10-15 years of training… But there are some exceptions to that “rule”; people who get promoted to the...

What’s The Right Mindset When Rolling With A (Much) Better BJJ Athlete?

We know how it feels. Your next sparring partner is a BJJ purple, brown, or black belt… And boy, are they better than you. They can tap you out and they can do it whenever they want. Almost...

Are You Making These 5 Beginner BJJ Mistakes?

Here’s the deal: everyone makes mistakes from time to time. And that’s fine, especially in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – because how else are you going to learn? However, if...

This Is How To Build Instincts In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Have you ever rolled with someone who seems like they have… Good instincts for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? On the flipside, you don’t have them, do you? So – how are you supposed to build...