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“I’m a BJJ White Belt… Why Don’t They Want to Roll With Me?”

So you’ve just begun training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’re a BJJ white belt and you’re so eager to train, to learn, and to meet both the coach(es) and your training partners in the...

Advice for White Belts: Don’t Stress About What Your Coach Thinks of You

If you’re a white belt (or even a blue belt), you might find yourself wanting to impress your higher-ranked training partners as you roll. You might want to do this even against your coach, by...

How Could BJJ Matches Be Made More Interesting To Watch?

Alright, be honest with us for a second… Even though you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – maybe you are even infatuated by it and can’t wait for the next training session – how...

Should You Date Someone From The Same BJJ Academy You Train At?

As you fall in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll begin to like the people you train with even more than before. You’re training the same sport, going through the same hardships,...

Do You Struggle with Breaking Closed Guard? These Tips Will Help

Breaking Closed Guard is one of those things that a lot of BJJ athletes – especially white and blue belts – have quite a bit of trouble with. Especially when they’re going against...

Become More Disciplined in BJJ by Doing These Two Things

Do you sometimes feel as if you could be a bit more disciplined? Especially in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; whether it is your consistency in training, how focused you are in class, how many new techniques...

Why Doesn’t BJJ Have The Same Rules Across All Tournaments?

If you’ve just started competing or watching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions, you might notice something strange about them. Something different from the other sports, especially if...

Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Worth All The Injuries?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is simply amazing, isn’t it? You make so many friends while training, you become a stronger version of yourself in all aspects of life, and you fall in love with the sport....

Improve Your Side Control Defense With The “Iron Squirrel” Principle

Are you someone who tends to start panicking when people pass your guard and get you into Side Control… And kinda don’t know how to successfully defend and escape from the position? If...

Can’t Escape Mount Against Bigger People in BJJ? Try This Technique

No matter what anyone says, don’t let ’em lie to you – escaping Mount ain’t easy. It might get easier as you get better, but guess what? Your training partners and opponents...

Can’t Hold Back Mount? Then You Should Do This

Passing the opponent’s guard and taking their back is hard enough. But maintaining that newly established back control can be even tougher; especially for those BJJ athletes who don’t...

Finally Escape Side Control By Using This Simple Technique

Uhhh… Stuck in Side Control again? Yeah, we hear you – it’s not fun. And it’s even less fun if you’re stuck under a heavier opponent. Especially if your Side Control...

Try These 5 INSANELY Effective Collar Chokes From The Back

The name of the game in Jiu-Jitsu is resourcefulness. You’ve got to learn how to set up various techniques in all sorts of situations and adapt them to the changing circumstances. If you manage...

Experiencing Pain In Your Forearms? These BJJ-Specific Exercises Will Help

Grips! So important, yet so rarely given the proper focus. However, you already know that, so you’ve been practicing your grip fighting skills as often as you can and you’re gripping the...

Tap Anyone From Inside Their Closed Guard

Being inside somebody’s closed guard can often be a nightmare because of the constant necessity to open and pass it, as well as because of the constant danger of being swept and...