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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...

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...

Are You Too Predictable In BJJ? Here’s How To Change That

Do you think that you’re, sort of, predictable in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? As in, your training partners and opponents seem to know what your next move will be and are always one step ahead of you?...

This Mount Escape Works Great For Strong BJJ Athletes

If you’re a strong BJJ athlete, you’ve probably received your fair share of “you’re so strong” compliments. But joke’s on them; it’s much better to have...

4 Reasons Why You Should Train BJJ If You’re Over 40 Years Old

If you’re over 40 years old and you’re second-guessing whether you should start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – stop. You should train BJJ and there are no reasons why you shouldn’t sign up...

Opinion: Stop Rolling With Bigger & Stronger Training Partners (For Now)

If you were to ask just about anyone for advice about rolling with bigger and stronger training partners, you’d probably hear something along the lines of: “Just try to use your agility...

John Danaher’s Open Guard Advice: “Attack Them With Your Legs”

Are you looking to improve your Open Guard game? Yes? Fantastic! But yeah, we know how frustrating playing it can get; you seem to have less attacking options than you do when playing from top and...

Leandro Lo: “To Keep Evolving In BJJ, You Have To Train With The New Generation”

Older Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners often have a hard time making progress. They, in a way, stop evolving; but despite that, they still keep training with their older, trusted training partners....

BJJ Advice: Treat Rolling With BJJ White Belts Like It’s A Fight

Ever had that feeling that, when you’re rolling with a (brand new) BJJ white belt, it’s almost as if it’s a life-or-death situation for them? Like, they’re going full force,...

Joao Miyao Promoted To Luta Livre Black Belt

Joao Miyao is a well-known Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt competitor who, together with his brother Paulo, has stacked a number of medals in just about every important BJJ tournament in the world. He...

BJJ Camp in Munich, Germany: Your Unique Summer Vacation Opportunity

The summer has only just begun – and it’s safe to say that you’re already enjoying it! But, it’s not just about the warmth of the sun, about the beaches you can now go to and...

BJJ Advice: Become An Expert In A Few Moves, Rather Than Mediocre In Many

Image credits: Evolve Vacation There are so many moves in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. So many techniques, so many transitions, so many things that you can get into nitty-gritty details with… That it...

BJJ Instructors: Don’t Let White Belt Students “Coach” Others During Class

If you’re a BJJ instructor, you’ve probably seen the following behavior. There’s a white belt in your class that sometimes takes the liberty of showing techniques to other students. He gives...

Skiing, Risk Mitigation & Jiu-Jitsu: Which Sacrifices Are You Making?

You know how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t exactly the safest thing to do? There is always the risk of injuries, even the ones which could put you out of training for months on end… But other than...

Budget & Jiu-Jitsu Are The Same: Assume That You’ll Need More Than Expected

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and life have a lot of things in common. However, what may surprise you is that money – more specifically, your budget – has lots to do with BJJ as well. Professor...

7 Things You Need To Know Before Joining A BJJ Academy

If you’re thinking about joining a (new) BJJ academy, then there are some things you should take into account before you take the leap… That can show whether or not the academy is the...

ATOS Ukraine’s Gym Destroyed by Rocket Attack in Nikolaev

The ongoing war in Ukraine is taking more and more casualties as the days go by. And not even the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community is safe anymore, as the most recent example from the city of Nikolaev...

Gordon Ryan Teaches BJJ To British Royal Marines

There are many amazing things about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – from the health benefits it carries with itself to the self confidence it makes you feel… However, perhaps the greatest thing you...

BJJ Students: Make It A Habit To Work On Your Weaknesses

Here’s the deal: everyone likes working on their strengths. Be it in work, everyday life, or in training – everyone enjoys becoming better at what they’re already reasonably good...

If You Want To Become An Expert In BJJ, Learn How To Vary Speed & Intensity

You know how those new white belts have just one gear when it comes to training – fast and furious? Yeah, well, that’s because they’re inexperienced and don’t know any better....

Why Do So Many White Belts Quit Jiu-Jitsu? Simple – It’s The Mindset

If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a while, you’ve probably met a lot of people on the mats. And, along the way, you’ve also seen a lot of people leave as well; some...

Simple Concept for Improvement in BJJ: “Tie ‘Em Up With Your Legs & Attack With Your Arms”

It’s the simple stuff that will, ultimately, lend you the most progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The simple insights from your coach, the simple corrections in technique that have never crossed...