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These Breathing Tips Will Help You In Your Next BJJ Competition

If you’re looking to push yourself to your maximum in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it’s often not enough to focus solely on techniques. Nor on your game plan… But, even more so, on some of...

Samantha Cook, BJJ Black Belt from the UK, Diagnosed with Lymphoma

Samantha Cook, a UK-based BJJ black belt and 2019 European Championships title winner, has recently shared the news that she’s been diagnosed with cancer. More specifically, with lymphoma; a...

Ethan Crelinsten Talks Lessons from Danaher: “Consistency & Discipline”

Ethan Crelinsten, one of the top competitors that first formed their names through training in the Renzo Gracie’s Academy in New York, is now a part of the B-Team. However, prior to joining...

Harley Flanagan, Cro-Mags Frontman & BJJ Black Belt: “You Have No Choice But To Keep Going”

Harley Flanagan is a legendary punk pioneer who, by the early 1980’s, had founded and become a frontman of the well-known Cro-Mags band. Dave Grohl himself has said that, without the Cro-Mags,...

Jiu-Jitsu Lessons From Theodore Roosevelt’s Personal Coach

Theodore Roosevelt was an incredibly interesting person, who was – among other things and being the President of United States – was a keen martial artist. He trained boxing in his youth...

Jiutopia Camp: Train with Rafael Lovato Jr., Romulo Barral, Michelle Nicolini, & Marco Canha

Picture this… You’ve just arrived to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a place you’ve never seen before. Actually, it’s a place that is different from all other BJJ gyms...

Should You Face Crank Your BJJ Training Partners?

The Face Crank… It’s legal in a lot of competitions and tournaments worldwide – and it’s effective, to say the least. Anytime your opponent defends their neck by tucking their...

Should You Be Able to Earn a BJJ Black Belt Without Wearing a Gi?

There’s not a lot of things that get BJJ students as fired up as “belts”. That is, the color of the belts they wear, as well as the progress towards their next promotion. And, while...

Are Warm-Ups (Hip Escapes, Running, Pushups…) Useless in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Warm-ups… You’ve probably done them hundreds and thousands of times. The running, the forward and backward rolls, the Hip Escapes, the pushups and squats; the list goes on and on....

Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin: “Claiming That You Don’t Have Enough Time Is Just An Excuse”

Let us guess – you would love to improve better in BJJ, but you simply don’t have enough time? Sure enough, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t “everything” in your life; you have...

BJJ Private Lessons or Group Classes… Which One’s Better?

Sooner or later on your BJJ journey, you’re going to come to a point where you’ll ask yourself the following question: “Should I take private lessons?” And it’s going to...

Felipe Costa: “People Who Never Compete Tend To Make The Gym Their Competition”

What do you focus on the most in training… Do you focus on trying out the newly taught techniques, even though you’re aware that they won’t work immediately? Or do you resort to...

John Danaher: “I Spent 12-14 Hours On The Mats Every Day”

Everyone who’s become great at something has spent a lot of time honing their craft. They’ve experienced quite a bit of trial and error in the process of becoming remarkable in their...

Actor Mario Lopez On How Jiu-Jitsu Makes Him Jacked & Energized at Age 48

Do you remember the “Saved by the Bell” TV show? If you’re in your thirties or over, you probably do – as well as Mario Lopez and his iconic character A.C. Slater. Two decades...

NFL’s Will Gholston Talks Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu During Offseason

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can work wonders when introduced as an additional training tool in other sports. For example, Will Gholston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end – decided to take up...

Jon Bernthal, Main Actor of “The Punisher”, Trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Jon Bernthal is an actor best known for his role as Shane on “The Walking Dead”; as well as for his main role in “The Punisher”. He’s also worked on “The Wolf of Wall...

Why BJJ Doesn’t Make You Happy.. And How To Change That

When you first started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, everything was so great! The novelty of the sport, the challenging techniques and the exhilaration when you’d learn them, the great people...

4 Things John Danaher Can Teach You With His Analytical Approach

John Danaher is the most known about and, arguably, the most knowledgeable BJJ Professor today. The successes of his students are the testament to his success as a coach; whereas his mind-blowing...

Chimaev’s BJJ Coach: “Every Day Is Like A Jiu-Jitsu World Championship For Him”

Khamzat Chimaev put on quite a show at UFC 267. In his main card match against Li Jingliang, he completely controlled the pace of the fight and managed to submit his opponent with a Rear Naked Choke....

BJJ Is Like A Relationship – You Need Discipline To Make It Work

Whether you’ve been training BJJ for quite a while or started out with it just recently, one thing is for certain: after some time, you’ll see your motivation for Jiu Jitsu dwindling...

Watch: Josh Hinger Breaks Finger While Rolling with Cat Zingano

Sooner or later, injuries happen. You can implement as many precautionary measures as you’d wish, but the nature of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that it’s a martial art – and that,...

“Cleveland Browns” Offensive Lineman Training Includes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Scott Peters has been an Offensive Lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles NFL team from 2002 until 2006. During his time there, he came to a realization that his bodyweight (300 pounds) was often...

Craig Jones’ B-Team Now Allows Drop-Ins: Purple Belts And Up

What matters most on your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey are the skills you acquire on the mats and the relationships you make. That is, the techniques you learn (and how well you learn them); as well...

Watch: Craig Jones Rolls With Entire 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Gym

Craig Jones has been travelling a lot lately, as a part of his seminar tour. And recently, a footage from 10th Planet Austin emerged of him rolling with everyone in the gym! Throughout the entire...