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Focusing Too Much On Details Can Hinder Your BJJ Progress

When you start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you first learn the most simple of moves and principles. But as you move up the ladder – as you progress and become better – simplicity tends...

John Danaher Explains The Problem He Has With Wristlocks

The Wristlocks are one of those cool submissions that BJJ blue and purple belts tend to try out a lot in rolling sessions… But are they effective in their attempts? That is to say – do...

John Danaher: “The Pathway To Attack Is Through Confidence In Your Defense”

So you want to build a strong attacking game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? That’s neat: it means that you won’t turn into one of those BJJ athletes that stall in order to win a match. That wait...

Andre Galvao’s Advice For Preventing Burnout: “Take Care Of Your Mind”

Burnout from training is a real threat to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students. Especially for those who are infatuated with the Gentle Art so much that they would like to train all day, every day. So, you...

Khamzat Chimaev Spars with Chechen Warlord Ramzan Kadyrov

Khamzat Chimaev, one of the UFC’s top welterweight contenders, has been recorded sparring with Ramzan Kadyrov – a Chechen warlord who has been accused of numerous human right violations...

LA Police Officer Dies After Suffering A “Catastrophic Injury” During Grappling Training

According to the ABC7 Eyewitness News report, a Los Angeles police officer has tragically passed away after suffering serious injuries during grappling training. The incident took place at the...

Jiu-Jitsu & Mental Health: “BJJ Makes You Feel Like Nothing Can Beat You”

Image Credits: Evolve MMA Anyone who’s spent any time training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has noticed the tremendous benefits it carries… And not just in regards to physical health; but,...

Robert Degle Shares 2 Tips For Remembering BJJ Moves More Easily

Remembering moves in Jiu-Jitsu can be surprisingly difficult. You learn something new every class and, often times (especially if your BJJ academy doesn’t have a curriculum), there isn’t...

Tom DeBlass: “A Couple Times Training A Week Is More Than Enough”

So you’ve started training later in life and you’re not a professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete… But you want to train almost as if you were one. And the reason? It’s...

Rener Gracie Explains The “Clock Principle” in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Most of the techniques can be used only in specific situations in Jiu-Jitsu… But some of the principles can be used in whichever situation and position you find yourself in. Such as the...

Are You A New BJJ Blue Belt? Don’t Make This Mistake

So you were promoted to a BJJ blue belt… Congratulations! It took a lot of effort, sweat, and consistency to get where you’re at right now. Give yourself a pat on the back – you...

Learning Few vs. Many Techniques In BJJ – Which Is Better?

Here’s the thing. There is a billion techniques in Jiu-Jitsu… Okay, maybe not a billion, but there are so many techniques that there’s no chance that you’ll be able to learn...

This No-Gi Kouchi Gari Variation Is An Easy Takedown Option

You know what they say: the simplest of solutions are often the best of solutions. Be it in life or on the mats. So, if you are having some life or grappling related problems, perhaps it’s time...

Kit Dale Shares His Secret Guard Passing Concepts & Insights

Guard passing can be incredibly difficult, especially when you’re rolling against a talented opponent whose guard retention skills are off the charts. That’s why it’s vital to learn...

Body Lock Passing: The Importance of Timing, by Nicky Rodriguez

Body Lock passing can be a great addition to your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skillset. Especially if you haven’t experimented with this passing style before; when you learn the proper setups and...

Want To Become Great In BJJ? Learn To Create Dilemmas For Opponents

There’s a lot more to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu than it meets the eye. Even if you’ve been training for some time and can distinguish between different positions, transitions, defense and...

3 Tips For Dealing With Heavy Pressure In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Being on the receiving end of heavy pressure in BJJ is not fun. You have trouble breathing and thinking… And, particularly if it’s the case of going against someone a lot heavier than...

“Don’t Use Your Strength” Is Among The Worst Advice In BJJ

Ok, so… If you’re a big, strong guy, how many times were you told to “not use your strength”? Probably a lot. But here’s the thing: “don’t use your...

Staying Loyal To One BJJ Gym vs. Cross-Training: What’s The Right Choice?

Let’s say you’re tight with time and that the training sessions your BJJ gym offers don’t always suit your schedule… Perhaps you’re working at those hours, perhaps you...

Rener Gracie Explains The All-Important “Tension Principle” in Jiu-Jitsu

If you tend to get overwhelmed by all the techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then it’s high time to start learning about principles. The principles, which are applicable throughout the vast...

These 3 Tips For Grappling After 30 Work Wonders

Are you a 30 year-old BJJ practitioner? Or are you a bit older than that… Or just a tad younger? Be it as it may, you’re around 30 years old and you’re in love with Jiu-Jitsu and...

Jiu-Jitsu Is Supposed To Be Your Outlet – So Don’t Leave Training Stressed

Be honest with us… How many times have you been done with your Jiu-Jitsu class, only to feel frustrated and stressed out about it afterwards? Perhaps things weren’t going your way. Maybe...

John Danaher Explains 2 Simple Safety Rules That No One Talks About

No matter how much you try to evade them, injuries are bound to happen in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. That’s just the way it is; as it’s a martial art, you’ll see some tweaks (and...

Not Improving In BJJ? Training Harder Isn’t The Answer

Have you recently hit a plateau in Jiu-Jitsu? Does it seem that, no matter how much you’re trying to learn and apply new techniques, you just can’t seem to improve? You might be tempted...