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Rafael Lovato Jr. Reflects On His Career: „You Train Hard For Weeks And Months…“

Winning doesn’t come easy. It takes a lot of work, effort, and sweat – especially if you want to become successful in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’ll have to train hard for weeks on end....

Low-Risk Way To Become More Offensive In BJJ: Get Past Opponent’s Elbows

Do you sometimes struggle to find attacking ideas in BJJ? As in, you’d like to be more offensive during a roll, but just can’t figure out how to go about it? Well, here’s a neat (secret) tip...

Are You Getting Good At The „Right Things“ In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Sure, you’re training hard and you want to get good at this Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu thing… But are you focused on the „right things“? Or on the stuff you’ll never use nor find any...

Injured Because Of BJJ? Jocko Willink Has Some Advice For You

Oh no, not the injuries (again)! Perhaps it was a really close roll or a thing you wanted to try out while drilling techniques… But no matter what the cause is, the end result is the same:...

BJJ Advice: Don’t Stop Mid-Sweep… Establish Top Position

If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at any length of time and are finally starting to understand it a bit, then you’ve probably heard your coach say something along the lines of:...

„Am I… Am I The Rest Round In My Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School?“

Don’t tell us… The other people in your BJJ school have started crushing you, haven’t they? In particular, there are some of those higher belts that seem to be tapping you out over...

Craig Jones Explains Efficient Heel Hook Defense Concepts

Ah, the Heel Hook… Every submission grappler’s dream and nightmare at the same time – it just depends whether you’re on the giving or the receiving end of it. However, if your Heel Hook...

The “Dragon Sleeper” Is The Most Dangerous Submission In BJJ… Here’s How To Do It

“The Dragon Sleeper”… Even the name sounds scary. And, well, the technique is scarier than its name is; it’s a neck crank submission that has its roots in catch wrestling...

BJJ Advice: Stop, Breathe – And Plot Your Next Move

It’s so, so easy to get accustomed to the “pedal to the metal” pace in Jiu-Jitsu. To roll to the point of exhaustion every time you have an opportunity and to just go from move to...

You Don’t Need To Train “More” – Focus Is More Important In BJJ

We completely understand you. You’re so eager to become better in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! And you’re willing to put in both the time and the effort in order to improve to the best of your...

Paulo Miyao: “Try To Prepare More And Execute Less In Jiu-Jitsu”

A lot in Jiu-Jitsu is about being patient. About not going for the move immediately, but to take time to prepare for it – and that’s where a lot of lower-ranked belts make mistakes. Paulo Miyao...

BJJ White Belts Should Work On Defense More Than On Submissions

Hey, we get it! You’ve recently become a part of the BJJ white belts tribe and you’re so eager about learning and applying submissions! But, hear us out: for now, you’re going to be much better...

Why Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Jocko Willink Answers

Why should you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? There are a million answers to this question and all of them are correct. Training BJJ will get you into a better physical and mental shape, make you more...

Rafael Lovato Jr.: “Jiu-Jitsu Taught Me How To Stay Positive”

Image Credits: GrappleCulture To start winning – both in BJJ and life alike – it won’t be enough to learn the moves and the techniques. Rather, you’ll need to develop a positive, go-get-it...

BJJ Advice: Don’t Ignore High Percentage Techniques (Because Of Flashy Moves)

Sooner or later, you’ll want to figure out what your favorite BJJ technique is going to be. The one you’ll use as often as possible, that you’ll become “known” for. But how are you supposed...

Who Should Be Cleaning The Mats In A BJJ School?

Having clean mats in a BJJ school is incredibly important. It lowers the chances of something like ringworm from happening in the first place… And when someone does get ringworm or similar, clean...

Braulio Estima: “I Never Felt Like I Was Wasting My Time With Jiu-Jitsu”

To become the best at what you do, you have to love it. And not just the end destination, but you also have to love the process… For, if you feel as if you’re wasting time, you won’t keep going...

Ben Kunzle Suffered A Spinal Cord Injury In BJJ Training – And He Needs Your Help

Ben Kunzle is a BJJ brown belt under Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu, who has been preparing for the World Championships back in May this year. However, during training, he suffered a severe spinal cord...

How To Be “Faster” In Jiu-Jitsu As An Older Grappler?

As an older grappler, you’ve probably had an experience or two of rolling against younger athletes… When you were thinking to yourself how awesome it would be to be just a little bit...

When Will Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Finally Start “Clicking” For Me?

You know how it is… You’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for more than a while, but are still wondering when it will start “clicking” for you. Still trying to figure out...

John Danaher’s Advice: Control The Head & Shoulders

Be honest with us. How many times have you thought to yourself: “Man, it would be really great if there were some tricks that would make me better on the mats immediately.” Probably...

BJJ Instructors: Holding Back & Pushing Belt Promotions Is Detrimental For Your Students

Image Credits: Evolve MMA BJJ instructors, generally, want the best for their students. They want to make them feel welcomed and appreciated on the mats… All things considered, they want them...

These Details Will Make Your Triangle Choke More Effective

If you’re a tall person or you just have lanky legs… The Triangle Choke could be your submission of choice in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, the key word is could; for, even if you do...

BJJ Advice: Focus On What’s Necessary, Not On What Would Be “Nice”

Oh, there are so many moves and techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that would be “nice” to learn… But, realistically speaking, which one of them are necessary for you to learn...