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Brandon Mccaghren: “Enjoy Doing Jiu-Jitsu – Then It Doesn’t Feel Like Hard Work”

It’s really popular today to talk about “grinding it out”. About putting in the hard work in order to achieve the goals you’ve set… But here’s the thing: this sort...

This Is The #1 Reason Why Your Guard Retention Sucks

Yeah, having your guard passed all the time isn’t fun. Knee Slices, Toreando Passes, Body Lock passes… The technique your training partners and opponents use doesn’t matter –...

How To Get Back To Training After A Traumatic Injury?

No matter how much you love training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, chances are that you’ll get injured at one point in time. And there’s a considerable probability that one of these injuries will...

John Danaher: “Renzo Had A Dynamic Game – He Moved Beautifully”

Every fantastic BJJ athlete has a great coach behind them. But, even their coaches have had amazing people coaching them; for instance, John Danaher‘s first and only instructor was Renzo...

BJJ Advice: Focus On Being Able To Hyperextend The Joint

The basic idea behind BJJ is submitting people through the use of various submissions. And, with the exception of chokes, all submissions involve attacking the other person’s joint. But how are you...

The Body Lock Takedown Is The Easiest Takedown For Self Defense – Here’s How To Do It

If you’re interested in self defense, then there’ll rarely ever be the need for you to learn “complicated” takedown setups. Keeping it simple will work for the most part; and the Body Lock...

[Watch] BJJ Black Belt Squares Off Against An Alligator & Takes His Back

Some days are weirder than others… But when you see a BJJ black belt square off against an alligator, well, that one is surely going to make it to the top of your “weird days” list....

Opinion: Every Kid Deserves Access To Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

When you’re a kid, there’s not a whole lot that you have under your control. Everyone around you is making decisions on your behalf and, for the most part, you’re growing up in an...

5 Tips For Finding & Developing Your Own BJJ Game

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gets really enjoyable once you start figuring out your own game. It’s almost like you’re creating an identity for yourself on the mats; as your BJJ game is what will...

Getting Better In BJJ Is Like Leveling Up In Video Games

Everyone will, at some point in time (and more than once), find themselves stuck in a rut when it comes to getting better in BJJ. You’ll be consistent, try your best, watch instructionals...

Constantly Sore Muscles After Jiu-Jitsu? Here’s What You Can Do

So, your muscles hurt, don’t they? Of course they’re sore, after you decided to put into action that 3 and a half hours per day, 6 days per week BJJ training schedule… Even though...

These Are The First 3 Submissions Every Grappler Has To Learn

Everyone has to start somewhere, right? Even the most successful of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes have had to learn their first techniques… But which ones? Here are the first 3 submissions every...

Is There A Better Way To Structure Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes?

Image Credits: Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes usually consist out of: warm ups (with things like front rolls, shrimps, etc.), technique demonstration and drilling (usually with 3-4...

John Danaher: “You Can Reinvent Your BJJ In 5 Years”

So you’re not satisfied with your Jiu-Jitsu? It feels almost as if you’re… Mediocre? Well, if you want to go from mediocre to exceptional, it’s going to take some time; but...

Be “Loose” – A Crucial BJJ Mount Concept

If you want to develop a dangerous Mount position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then just learning the technical aspects won’t be enough… You can have your hips low, you can have your hooks in,...

Stay Healthy On The Mats After 50 – This Is How

So you want to keep training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time… Even after you turn 50? Or maybe you’re already 50+ years old and are wondering how to keep rolling into older age? If...

John Danaher’s 2 Tips For When You Can’t Train BJJ

Everyone who rolls has, at time or another, come to a situation when they can’t train BJJ. Be it because of an injury, obligations, or just “life” – sometimes you simply...

“Trying To Look Good In Training” Is Your Worst BJJ Mistake

Making a mistake here and there is a given in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You have to make mistakes, because that’s how you actually learn and improve. However, a lot of BJJ students become...

5 Things Not To Do In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training

Some things are great, some are okay… But some are just a big no-no in training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They should not be tolerated for one simple reason: if they’re allowed for, they will...

Risk, Fear, Worry: 3 Things To Keep In Mind for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is as much about mindset as it is about your physical skills. It’s as much about your way of thinking, as it’s about how good your technique is. For instance, here are...

Elaine Wynn Is 73 Years Old & A BJJ Blue Belt

Elaine Wynn Beiersdoerfer is a 73 year-old woman who trains BJJ 3 times per week at Gracie Barra Pelham (Birmingham, Alabama) – and is a competitive blue belt. She started training when she was...

The Key To Excellence In BJJ: Combining Submission Attacks

What’s the key to becoming excellent in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Sure, training hard and being consistent are one part of the equation… But there are many other parts to it as well. One part...

3 Ways To Get New Students Into Your BJJ Academy

If you’re a coach or/and a BJJ academy owner, then getting new students is something you’re constantly worrying about. And no wonder – because that’s where the money for your...

Take It Easy – Not Everything Can Be “Diamonds” On Your BJJ Journey

Yeah, we know. We know how easy it is to be harsh on yourself because of lack of progress, despite the efforts you’ve been putting into your BJJ training. But listen up: they can’t all...