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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...

Your Only 2 Options in BJJ: Do What You’re Good At, Or Get Good At What You Want To Do

If you want to become great, or even just good, at Jiu-Jitsu – then there’s no going around the fact… That you’ll need to put in the work. The sweat, the frustrations which...

John Danaher: “Gym Culture Is The #2 Source Of Injury In BJJ”

The gym culture of the place you train BJJ in isn’t just important because it has a big impact on your love for the martial art. Rather, it’s incredibly important for your training...

Roger Gracie: “What Separated Me From The Other Guys Is My Mind”

Roger Gracie is, to say the least, a force to be reckoned with. A 10x IBJJF World Champion, he’s become notorious for his high-precision, submission-oriented game… That his opponents...

Ricardo Almeida: “Some Days Are More Painful Than Others… But Get Back To Work & Get Used To The Pain”

As great Jiu-Jitsu is for your body… It can also wreck havoc on it, especially if you’re not training in a smart way. For that reason, you need to approach training from a longevity...

Roger Gracie Shows How To Do A Perfect Cross Choke from Mount

Roger Gracie is often regarded as the “GOAT” – the greatest of all time in BJJ. And for good reason: he’s won 10 IBJJF World Championship titles, committing to the...

Want More Success With Sweeps In BJJ? Go For A Takedown

Are you having a hard time scoring sweeps in training or in competition? It’s like every time you go to sweep your opponent, they stumble a bit… But then they regain their posture and...

BJJ Black Belt vs. Judo Brown Belt: Here’s What You Can Learn

Standing up with Judokas is never easy for BJJ athletes – even for excellent black belts. Throwing people around is a Judoka’s specialty and you have to take that into account when you...

How Should You Drop In At a BJJ School While Travelling?

We know, we know. You think about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu all the time, even while travelling. Be it a business trip or a vacation you’re on, the matter of the fact is: you’d love to get in a...

Feeling Exhausted After A Roll? Here’s A Simple Solution

There’s no denying it: lots of times, you’ll feel obliterated after a sparring session in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Especially as you rack up the number of rolls, against tough training...

These Highly Effective Habits Will Supercharge Your Jiu-Jitsu

Image Credits: Evolve MMA If you want to improve in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the best of your ability, then just training day in and day out isn’t going to cut it. Instead, you’ll need to...

Josh Hinger: “Appreciate Yourself For The Progress You’ve Made”

It’s easy to beat yourself up after a bad training session. And it gets even easier when that one session turns into several of them; into a negative streak that sometimes lasts for weeks, even...

Top 5 Reasons To Start Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Oh, so you’ve bitten the bug… And you’re seriously thinking about starting with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Well, let us tell you – the time to stop thinking and to start training is...

“What If I Can’t Afford A BJJ Gym Membership?” Jocko Willink Answers

Let’s be real: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t a cheap hobby. You’ve got to buy gi and no-gi equipment, which can be quite expensive (and it’s a good idea to have at least two pairs...

Use This Simple Principle to Build a Strong Defense in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you want to build a solid submission game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If so, then that means that you need to have a strong defense first. For, how are you supposed to feel confident in your...

This Guillotine to Triangle Choke Setup Is Great for Beginners in BJJ

When you’re a beginner in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, things can get quite confusing. And they can sometimes get mildly frustrating, as it appears that all that you’re doing is defense…...