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John Danaher Explains Why Strangles Are Better Than Joint Locks In BJJ

If you had to choose between strangles (i.e. chokes) and joint locks in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… Which one of the two would you pick? Well, strangles would be the smartest choice. Why? John...

Gordon Ryan Criticizes BJJ Practitioners For Being Too Focused On Just “Training Hard”

How do you usually feel after training Jiu-Jitsu? Probably exhausted – physically… But what are you thinking about after? More so, what do you think about during training itself?...

“Make Them As Uncomfortable As Possible” – Bernardo Faria Explains His BJJ Philosophy

Ah, pressure… The good ol’ and tested way for making people uncomfortable and open to submission attacks in Jiu-Jitsu. Think quick: what are some of the things that you are not doing right now...

2x ADCC Champ JT Torres: “Those Who Train Both Gi & No-Gi Have An Advantage”

To gi or not to gi… That is the question. Though the answer could be pretty obvious – as it might be best to train both. For, even if you’re competing exclusively in either,...

John Danaher Shows A Double Leg Setup from Half Guard

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza Shows Best Takedown Drills And Grips For Jiu-Jitsu

Your takedowns could use some work, couldn’t they? Yup, it’s time to start improving them – and there’s no better way to do that than to focus on your grips and drills!...

The Nastiest Armbar You’ve Ever Seen: The “Canto Armbar”

Armbars can be both basic and complex techniques in BJJ – just depends on how good you are and which variation(s) you want to execute. For example, the Canto Armbar is one of the nastiest...

Shoulder Of Justice: 3x The 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 training...

Here’s How To Do The Triangle Choke Against Combat Base

Whenever you’re playing Open Guard, it’s often thought that you should, well, remain there. That you should remain on the mats and engage your opponents from that spot. However, the reality is...

Do Women Face A Hurdle When Starting Jiu-Jitsu? Jocko Willink Weighs In

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a gift… That will not just give you better physical fitness, but it will also grant you better self-confidence, self-respect, new friendships and experiences,...

Gable Steveson Teaches A Super Simple Double Leg Setup

Double leg takedown is probably the most utilized and high percentage takedown in MMA. And it is not only used in that sport, but also in many others like freestyle wrestling, BJJ, grappling, sambo,...

Inside Nicky Rodriguez’s Home Gym: “This Builds Mental Fortitude”

Nicky Rodriguez, the B-Team Jiu-Jitsu standout, recently opened the doors of his private home gym – offering an exclusive look into the training tools he uses to further reinforce his success...

Wellington “Megaton” Dias Explains How He Maintains A High BJJ Technical Level For Decades

In the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, few names resonate as profoundly as the celebrated Wellington “Megaton” Dias. He’s been a top competitor for years – and has maintained...

John Danaher Explains How To NOT Get Smashed By Younger Athletes

Are you an older BJJ student? Perhaps you’ve just started out and are wondering how you should go about it. Or maybe you’re someone who has some experience in training already, but are...

How To Compete With Younger Athletes In Jiu-Jitsu? John Danaher Explains

Do you find yourself as an older Jiu-Jitsu student? Perhaps you’ve just begun your journey and have some questions. Or possibly, you have a bit of experience already but aren’t certain...

Bernardo Faria Shares Lifelong BJJ Training Advice: “Even If It’s Not Your Main Focus…”

It could be argued that a vast majority of BJJ practitioners would like to keep practicing the Gentle Art for as long as possible. To keep training for a long time. But how are you supposed to go...

You Should Use Your Head For A Change In BJJ (No, Really)

Yes, that’s right… You should start using your head a little bit more when it comes to your training and competition. And no, we’re not suggesting that you should be...

#1 Advice To Start Using Your Legs The PROPER Way In Jiu-Jitsu

What do you use your legs for, when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and competition? Yeah, for guard retention and guard passing, as well as for setting up submissions such as the various...

The Situation Khabib Nurmagomedov Doesn’t Want To See: “Go Home If Controlled Like This”

Known for his unparalleled skills in the octagon, Khabib Nurmagomedov has become a well-respected figure in the coaching realm as well. And, well, a recent social media clip highlighted his unique...

What Do You Do If Your BJJ Instructor is Terrible?

So, you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for a while and you slowly, but surely, came to a realization: „My BJJ instructor is not that perfect after all!“ Well, of course he isn’t...

Why Making A Choice – Any Choice – Is Better Than Doing Nothing In Jiu-Jitsu

Sometimes, when you roll and/or compete, you get into a position… And you don’t know what to do from there. Be it a defensive or an offensive position, you’re not sure what the...

John Danaher’s Great Hand Fighting Advice: “Don’t Forget…”

Hand fighting is one of the most important parts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as it will often determine who has the more dominant grips. However, contrary to as to how it may sound, hand fighting...

Here’s Why You Should Play The Exhaustion Game In Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu isn’t exactly… Easy. And even though a lot (the majority) of your success on the mats will come from the technique you have, a lot of your success will come down to how fresh...

Why Is It So Intimidating For Some People To Transition From No-Gi To Gi In BJJ?

In Jiu-Jitsu, you rarely see Gi practitioners who refuse to train No Gi, but the large majority of “NoGi only” practitioners literally hate the Gi and never train in it. Why is that?...