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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...

The Secret For Getting Better In BJJ: Training Is For Learning, Not “Winning”

Everyone who trains BJJ wants to get better faster, looking for a “secret recipe” to quicker improvement. Well, here’s one secret that actually works, as shared by Nick...

3 Tips For Bigger Guys & Bigger Girls In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Big guys and big girls can have tremendous success in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But, it can sometimes be difficult navigating the BJJ landscape with all those lighter, smaller people who keep moving...

Gordon Ryan Shows A Simple BJJ Body Triangle Escape

The Body Triangle in Jiu-Jitsu is one of the absolute worst positions you could end up in. Not only is your back taken, but you’re experiencing this tremendous pressure across your...

5 Tips To Avoid A Bad Situation On The Street

Sooner or later, you’ll find yourself in a potentially bad situation on the street. When that happens, you need to be prepared to evade – or confront – the situation. Professor Ryan Young, from...

John Carmack, CTO at Oculus VR, Trained BJJ & Judo

John Carmack is a consulting CTO at Oculus VR, and is generally known as a semi-famous American computer programmer and video game developer. He co-founded the video company “id Software”...

Traditional Training Is Holding Back Your BJJ Progress

Do you feel that your BJJ progress has been stagnant for way too long? That you aren’t improving as much as you’d like to? If that’s the case, then it might be the case that your progress in...

Mica Galvao: “I Was 13 When My Dad Dropped Me Out Of School So I Could Do Full-Time Jiu-Jitsu”

Mica Galvao is one of the fastest-rising stars of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He’s already defeated a number of elite champions, such as Leandro Lo and Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa, despite being just 18...

Jocko Willink: “I Was 19 Years Old When I First Trained BJJ…”

How old were you when you first found out about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? And how old were you when you went for your first training session? Jocko Willink was just 19 years old when he rolled for the...

The 3 Stages of Guard Retention in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is never easy (although it’s almost always fun). To make it easier, you’ll have to start learning about the systems of movement, both in attacks and defense alike....

How To Start In Self-Defense If You’re A Non-Fighter?

Let’s say that you’ve never fought in your life. That you don’t have any sort of a martial arts background… But that, nevertheless, you’re interested in learning self-defense. How are you,...

PSA: Stop Trying To Learn All Of The BJJ Techniques

Yes, you’re obsessed about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And yes, we know that you want to become the best you can possibly be in it… But you won’t become the best by trying to learn all of the...