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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...

BJJ Black Belt vs. White Belt – Learn From These White Belt Mistakes

Does a white belt stand any chance against a black belt in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match? Hardly so, unless the black belt is severely injured and/or has both of his legs and arms tied up. However,...

Felipe Costa: “Even Without A Gold Medal Around My Neck, I Behaved Like A Champion”

Felipe Costa is a BJJ black belt under Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros, who won world titles across IBJJF, UAEJJF, and CBJJO federations. However, it’s taken him quite a while to reach...

Roger Gracie on Why You Need To Be Good at Just a Few Jiu-Jitsu Moves

More techniques  = more Jiu Jitsu success, right? Well, legendary Roger Gracie doesn’t think so. In his eyes, becoming a great jiujiteiro means becoming very good in a handful of techniques by...

Olympic Silver Medalist Judoka Discusses Vladimir Putin’s Black Belt in Judo

One of the most recent guests on the popular Lex Fridman Podcast was Travis Stevens. As an Olympic silver medalist judoka and a BJJ black belt under John Danaher, Stevens had a lot to say about...

Renzo Gracie: There’s No ‘Right’ Or ‘Wrong’ Side To Wear Your Stripes

Which side should you wear your stripes on? And which side should the red side of your black belt be, when you tie the belt? Renzo Gracie has a simple answer: it doesn’t matter as much as being...

UFC’s Erin Blanchfield Earns BJJ Black Belt From Karel “Silver Fox” Pravec

Erin Blanchfield is an UFC fighter and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete, who was just 18 years old – and a purple belt (!) – when she won the EBI 12 championship title! So it’s no...

The Story of Rafiel Torre – A Fake BJJ Black Belt and Murderer

Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, mixed martial arts (MMA) was still a sport almost no one knew about. It was a perfect period for someone like Rafiel Torre. He began bragging in the MMA community...

The Bitter Truth: You’ll Never Become A BJJ Black Belt

Want to become a BJJ black belt? Fair enough – but almost every Jiu-Jitsu athlete wants to become one. Therefore, the question shouldn’t be if you want to be a black belt, but it should be:...

Marvel’s Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is a BJJ Black Belt

It’s no secret that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been becoming increasingly popular lately. For instance, a lot of well-known actors have started training it, and some of them are climbing through...

The Most Important Things You’ll Learn As A BJJ Black Belt

The time you spend on the mats will, one day, culminate with a black belt. Of course, your mind is set to continue training after you become a black belt… But, what do you think are the most...

Was Bruce Lee Really a Black Belt in Judo?

Bruce Lee’s name is unanimous with excellence in martial arts. His philosophy of utilizing everything that is useful and rejecting everything that isn’t – it’s a wonderful,...

Here’s What Your BJJ Game Will Look Like At Each Belt Level

Your overarching goal in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu should always be to become better; to progress as much as you can, while enjoying your path with the experiences and friends you make along the way. So,...

BJJ Black Belt Demonstrates How Realistic the Grappling in the Movie ‘Redeemer’

If you’ve seen the movie „Redeemer“ (2014), starring Marko Zaror, you’ve probably seen a lot of action shots that involve grappling skills! But, how realistic is the grappling we see...

You Owe It To Yourself To Become a BJJ Black Belt

What would it mean for you to become a BJJ black belt? Not just in terms of your Jiu Jitsu journey, but for your life as well? Whatever your answer is, you need to be absolutely certain of one thing:...

Pan 2013: Big Names At Black Belt Set To Compete

The city of Irvine, Calif., prepares to host another edition of the traditional Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship, which is the second most important in the IBJJF calendar. The gym at the University of...