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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...

Tom DeBlass: “I Take TRT – It Can Greatly Benefit Thousands Of Men”

There’s quite a bit of commotion about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in the world of both professional and amateur athletes, as well as everyday folk. And while some say that...

BJJ Advice: You Need To Become Less Reliant On Moving In A Straight Line

It would be wonderful if everything worked out on your very first attempt in BJJ, wouldn’t it? If the very first technique, the very first submission went your way. That would be awesome! Sadly (or...

John Danaher: “Have Faith That You’re Improving – Even If It’s Not Very Apparent Among Your Peers”

One of the reasons why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is such an amazing sport is that you perform it as an individual… But you train it with a group of like-minded people. But, as great as training with your...

Should You Get In Shape Before Starting With BJJ?

So you’re thinking about training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, eh? That’s fantastic! But, are we hearing that correctly… You’re stalling and putting off your very first class? We get it. You’re...

Roger Gracie’s Details For A Perfect Head & Arm Choke

If you’re someone who enjoys taking the Mount and submitting people from there… Then you’re probably a fan of the Head & Arm Choke! However, you’ve also probably noticed that...

Andre Galvao’s 2 Tips For Memorizing BJJ Techniques

Image Credits: AndreGalvao.com Is memorizing BJJ techniques tough for you? There’s no shame to it; as a matter of fact, memorizing Jiu-Jitsu moves is difficult for the vast majority of people –...

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....

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...

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...

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...