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4 Tips For The New BJJ Purple Belt: This Is How To Keep Improving

So you’re a freshly-minted BJJ purple belt, congratulations! It’s a fantastic achievement and you’re now one of the most dangerous people on the mats. That deserves a ton of...

“Shifting Gears”: The Key To Not Gassing Out In Jiu-Jitsu

If you’re gassing out too fast in BJJ, it might very well be the case that you should improve your cardio. However, if you’ve been training for a while (and been consistent), it’s...

How To Become More Offensive In BJJ & Have More Success With Submissions?

Are you too defensive in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Sure, having a solid defense is of great importance, as you will not be able (nor brave enough) to go for an attack if your defensive skills are weak....

Opinion: BJJ White Belts Shouldn’t Have Their Own “Style”

Being a BJJ white belt is a stressful period in one’s Jiu-Jitsu life. It’s full of failures, doubts about whether or not you’re really “cut out” for this martial...

Can’t Transition To Mount? Here’s The Solution: Get Double Underhooks

The Mount is the second-most dominant position you could get to in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But it can also be extremely difficult to transition into. Namely, when you get to Side Control or Half Guard,...

This Is The Simplest Single Leg Variation You’ll Learn – And You’ll Love It

Ah, the Single Leg… We know, we know. You actually do like this takedown technique, even though you suck at it. But you’d still prefer to not be so bad at it, although it is – for...

Want To Get Better In Jiu-Jitsu? Start Understanding Gravity

Pssst, here’s a little-known secret for you, straight from John Danaher… Did you know that one of the keys to becoming better in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is understanding gravity? Now, now,...

How To Become Your Own BJJ Coach?

Ever wanted to become your very own BJJ coach? Yup, that is possible… But before you get excited, understand that your best bet is to have a trusted coach who’ll guide you through the...

BJJ Advice: Don’t Think Twice & Second-Guess Your Technique

One of the worst things you could do during a BJJ roll or a BJJ match is to second-guess your technique. To think twice about your next move; this will only stop you in your tracks and render you...

Jon Thomas: “Jiu-Jitsu Is An Individual Sport, But…”

Everyone who trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu knows that it is a sport where you have the final say on whether you succeed in it or not. It’s on you whether you’ll learn the techniques and at which...

Fabio Gurgel: “It’s Much More Important To Become A Good Person Than To Become A Great Champion”

No matter what you accomplish (or not) on your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey, you’ll still leave an impact on the people you’ve trained with and competed against. One way or another, you’ll have...

This Buggy Choke Defense Is So Simple You’ll Giggle

Ah, the Buggy Choke… It’s so frustrating to be on the receiving end of it. You think that you finally have the Side Control, that you’ll finally be able to get your offense going and then –...

Want To Be Creative In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? This Is How

Jiu-Jitsu is fun! Yeah, it can be (and is) tough at times, but it sure is fun to do. And it can be even more fun when you start being creative with it. But how do you become creative in BJJ if you...

BJJ Pro Advice: Break Their Posture First

There isn’t a lot of advice in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that can be used in the vast majority of positions and techniques. However, some advice is like that – for example, if you want just...

Do You Tap From Pressure? These 2 Things Will Solve Your Problem

Be honest with us: do you sometimes tap from pressure? There’s no shame to it, especially if you’re (relatively) new to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or if your training partners are a lot heavier than you...

Can’t Remember All Of The BJJ Techniques? Here’s Some Advice For You

It isn’t difficult to get discouraged in Jiu-Jitsu – there are plenty of reasons and opportunities to do so. And one of them is the problem of “not being able to remember” all...

So You’re A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt… Now What?

You’ve just been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt, haven’t you? Congratulations! That’s a big stepping stone towards not just the black belt, but also...

Advice: Start Watching BJJ With More Focus & Intent

Ever been so tired from rolling that you had to rest for a round or two… And just sit on the sidelines, watching others roll? This doesn’t need to be wasted time. Here’s the thing: watching...

Jocko Willink: “The Best Way To Convince People That BJJ Works Is To Have Them Spar In It”

You probably have that one friend that you’d really like to get into Jiu-Jitsu. After all, he/she’s a good friend of yours – and you want to get them involved into something that...

Opinion: “Just Show Up” Isn’t Good Advice for BJJ Progress

You were probably given the “just show up” advice more than once in your training lifetime. And for sure; whenever you feel bad, unmotivated, or similar – just showing up on the...

Important Question for BJJ Practitioners: Why Are You Doing What You’re Doing?

If you’re serious about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then there’s a really important question that you need to ask yourself from time to time… And it’s a question of: are you doing...

Keenan Cornelius Shows His Late Guard Recovery Trick (Against Knee Cut Pass)

You know the saying: „Guard recovery – you can never be too good at it.“ Well okay, okay. It isn’t exactly a saying… But it should be, because your guard recovery will determine a...

Distance: The Most Important Factor When Using BJJ For Self-Defense

Ah, using BJJ for self-defense… The ever-present topic among Jiu-Jitsu students, especially among freshly minted first-stripe white belts and new blue belts. Here’s the thing. You should...

BJJ Advice: Always Expect That Your First Move Will Fail

It would be great if all that you did in BJJ worked the first time you went for it, right? For example, if the first move of the match went exactly as you wanted it to – heck, it could be...