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Carlos Machado’s Secret Way to Add Pressure Before You Pass Their Guard

It’s no wonder that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is always compared to chess! It offers so many options and possibilities for going forward with your game… That the quantity of combinations cannot...

Can You Improve In BJJ With Just 2-3 Training Days Per Week?

We get it – you’re a busy person. You have your family, your friends, your work… But you still want to train more often than you’re training right now. As a matter of fact,...

Demian Maia: “Intermediate BJJ Students Need To Do These 4 Things”

It’s not easy to sustain progress on the mats once you become a more intermediate BJJ student. Rather, you now have to put in extra effort into your training, rather than just show up…...

Reduce Your Recovery Time & Counterattack Quickly – Marcelo Garcia Shows How

What’s the first thing you should do when an opponent attacks you – when they go to establish a dominant position, sweep, or submit you? Well yes, you should seek out how to defend…...

BJJ Hobbyists Should NOT Make The Mistake of Strength Training Like Professional Athletes

Training for BJJ athletes depends, in large part, upon their goals. Meaning, it’s obvious that someone who trains Jiu Jitsu as a hobbyist doesn’t need to train twice per day, 6 days per...

Kit Dale: “The Most Important Lesson Is That Perseverance Pays Off”

If there’s one thing that training and sticking to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will teach you… It’s that perseverance pays off. That, if you keep going – no matter how talented you...

Marcelo Garcia Shows An Easy Guillotine Setup From Butterfly Guard

Hey… Can we share a small piece of advice with you? Yes? Well, here it is: simplify your BJJ game. You’re making it way too complicated, and that’s the reason why you’re not...

Should Kids and Teens Train Jiu-Jitsu – Considering The Likelihood of Injuries?

If you’re a parent who loves training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then you’ll probably be tempted to try and get your kids involved into training as well. Your kids might be very young or they...

If You Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Learn How To Protect Yourself From Punches

A lot of people say that “all Jiu-Jitsu is the same”. That no matter which “type” of our martial art you train – be it the self defense or the sport type – that...

Should Cauliflower Ear Be A Badge Of Honor – Or Not?

The cauliflower ear… If you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (or almost any other martial art), you know what it is – and you know that a lot of athletes wear it with pride. However, at the same...

Felipe Costa: “To Roll With Someone For The First Time Is Always An Opportunity To Learn”

You know the feeling… It’s an open mat session and you’re looking forward to it. You change your clothes, put on your gear, and step on the mats. You warm up thoroughly and are now...

Felipe Costa On Becoming Good In BJJ: “Be The First To Arrive & Last To Leave”

Felipe Costa is one of those BJJ competitors and coaches that almost everyone in the Jiu-Jitsu community has a good word to say about. And for good reason; his demeanor towards others is filled with...

This Is How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Can Teach You Gratitude

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu comes with so many benefits; and not just in regards to your health, but to your everyday life as well. Sure, you do become healthier, more confident, and happier while on the...

Nick “Chewy” Albin Explains How He Helps His Students Learn Techniques Faster

There’s not a single Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student who wouldn’t like to learn techniques at a faster pace and, thus, make better progress. However, the quality and speed of learning moves...

BJJ Intensive Camp in Italy: Your Full BJJ Lifestyle Experience

Can it get better than training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with a number of awesome people… Under the warm Italian sun? We can already see the excitement in your eyes – you’ve guessed it,...

Kit Dale: “There’s No Right Or Wrong Technique, Just A Right And Wrong Time To Execute It”

Sooner or later on your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey, you’ll come to realize that merely knowing how to do a technique isn’t enough… But that you also have to know when to do it. And...

Robert Drysdale: “Going To The Gym Was As Natural As Sleeping”

Almost everyone who continues training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after the first couple of months (and years) has come to, in one way or another, fall in love with Arte Suave. If you’re one of those...

What To Do When Your Student Opens Up A New BJJ Academy… And Steals Your Students?

You’re a BJJ instructor, coach, or maybe even a professor. You put your heart and soul into teaching your students, into making them grow as athletes (and, in the process, as people) –...

Joining A New BJJ Academy? Make Sure To Follow These 2 Rules

So you’ve been training for a while in your “home academy”… But, for one reason or another, you’ve decided to change things up a bit – and start training in...

Make Your Mount Intimidating By Restricting The Opponent’s Breathing

The Mount is a powerful position in mixed martial arts. Once your opponent is stuck underneath it, you can usually rain down a number of punches and wait for them to expose their arms and/or back as...

Want More Progress In BJJ? Start Stretching Your Personal Boundaries

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut – both in life and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alike. After a while, sure, you do continue training as you really enjoy the Gentle Art… But it starts to feel...

Brian Glick: “Prioritize High-Impact Work In Your BJJ Training”

There are a lot of techniques you could work on in your BJJ skillset. And there are a LOT of things you could focus on during training – so many of them, in fact, that you’ll never be...

Avoid Injuries In Training & Win More Competitions By Rolling This Way

It’s easy to fall in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In the feeling that just stepping onto the mats gives you, the laughter with your training partners and friends, and the immersion of doing...

Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian Supermodel, Trains BJJ with Valente Brothers

Image Credits: Numéro Magazine Gisele Bündchen is a famous Brazilian fashion model – and has been one of the highest-paid supermodels in the world since 2001. However, what a lot of people...