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Pre-Bed STRETCHING ROUTINE To Keep You Limber For BJJ

Yeah, we know. Stretching is so booooring. The last thing you want to do after an intense rolling session, or/and during a busy day, is to spend some of your time stretching. It seems like you could...

The Most Important Things You’ll Learn As A BJJ Black Belt

The time you spend on the mats will, one day, culminate with a black belt. Of course, your mind is set to continue training after you become a black belt… But, what do you think are the most...

Collect Experiences, Not Taps: What Really Matters In BJJ

Winning is important. It’s important both in life and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alike. Performing your technique with precision, and getting the tap with it… It’s such a marvelous...

You Should Be Asking Your BJJ Instructor These Things During Training

You know what your BJJ instructor really likes? Heck, even more than seeing you perform a technique incredibly well, more than you winning an entire division with zero points lost? Can you guess? If...

The Blueprint To Getting BETTER In BJJ At A FASTER Speed

Getting better in BJJ, at a faster speed, is no rocket science. You just have to give 100% effort (or as close to it as you can on a given day) in several different areas… And possibly change...

How To Stay Motivated During Long Periods Of Sucking In BJJ?

Having a one bad day at training is no big deal. Having a week or even a month is no big deal either… But what if you’ve been sucking at BJJ for a long time – how do you deal with that?...

This Is How To Train MORE Without Getting Injured

So you wish to train even MORE than you’ve been training up until now? You’re really in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! You know what they say: „He who really wants to do something, will...

Should You SKIP Jiu-Jitsu Training To See Your Friends?

Every now and then, you’ll come to ask yourself if you should skip Jiu-Jitsu – in order to see your friends. But should you do it? Should you skip training in order to spend some time with...

Getting Your Next Belt In Jiu Jitsu IS Important

Getting your next belt IS NOT the most important thing in the world. If the belt promotion is the only thing you’re focused on while you’re on your BJJ journey, then you can bet that this...

The Best Advice For Women Starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Starting with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be an unusual experience for everyone, men and women alike. But the „online world“ tends to share much more advice for men than it does for women, simply due...

These Things You Should Know After ONE MONTH Of Jiu-Jitsu

eginOne month of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t a lot. As a matter of fact, if you’ve been training only for one month, then you shouldn’t expect too much from yourself… But still,...

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...

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...

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...