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Ricardo Almeida On BJJ Instructionals: “At The End Of The Day, You Still Need A Professor”

The rise of BJJ instructionals has given way to a lot of progress for many Jiu-Jitsu students worldwide, hobbyists and professional athletes alike. The world-class knowledge is now right there, one...

Draculino: “A Lot Of People Think That They Know The Basics, But They Really Don’t”

How good are your basics? Hmmm… Probably not as good as they could be, right? Working on your fundamentals in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a must for the sake of your improvement. And if...

Tom DeBlass: “I’ll Absolutely Mop My Floors”

Whose responsibility is it to mop the mats after a BJJ class is over? Well, there’s no “correct” answer to this question. Rather, it’s about what’s agreed upon between...

The One Thing Your BJJ Coach Can Never Give You…

The time, effort, and knowledge your BJJ coach invests in you – his student – is probably worth more than you realize at the moment. All of those years of training, competing, learning,...

“Khabib Doesn’t Know Tired” – Belal Muhammad On Being Coached By Khabib Nurmagomedov

Belal Muhammad defeated Sean Brady via TKO at UFC 280 prelims… And it’s been more than an earned win, as he has had to undergo a grueling training regime under coach Khabib...

Rener Gracie Reveals Why He Chose Teaching Jiu-Jitsu Rather Than Competing

There’s no denying the fact that Rener Gracie is one of the most influential and charismatic figures in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As well as one of the most successful ones. But why did Rener never...

Keenan Cornelius On Cross-Training: “Go Train Wherever You Want”

What should you, as a BJJ instructor and/or academy owner, do about your students’ cross-training? How should you go about their training in other Jiu-Jitsu gyms… Should you allow for it?...

The Easy Way To Start Your Own BJJ Gym (Really, It Isn’t That Difficult)

Be honest with us: has the thought of opening up your very own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym ever crossed your mind? Well, if it hasn’t yet, it most certainly will at some point in time. But starting...

Fabio Gurgel: “Promoting A Student To Blue Belt Is One Of The Coolest Feelings A Coach Can Experience”

Receiving your blue belt is one of the most important steps on your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey. For, it shows that you’ve managed to push through those initial obstacles and doubts… And...

Gordon Ryan: “John Danaher Is One Of A Kind”

John Danaher is widely considered to be among the best (if not the best) contemporary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches. His former Danaher Death Squad (DDS) has introduced a revolution into the sport...

How Can You Improve Your Takedowns When Training in a BJJ Academy?

If you are an owner and/or a coach in a BJJ academy, it might be the case that your students haven’t done a lot of takedown training up until now. Whatever the reason for that may be, it...

BJJ Instructors: Holding Back & Pushing Belt Promotions Is Detrimental For Your Students

Image Credits: Evolve MMA BJJ instructors, generally, want the best for their students. They want to make them feel welcomed and appreciated on the mats… All things considered, they want them...

How To Become Your Own BJJ Coach?

Ever wanted to become your very own BJJ coach? Yup, that is possible… But before you get excited, understand that your best bet is to have a trusted coach who’ll guide you through the...

The Simple Problem With Belt Tests in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Belt tests aren’t an often occurrence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but they aren’t a rare one either. And they can be a good asset to the BJJ academy in question; the students know when...

Robert Deggle Explains How To Teach Successful BJJ Seminars

There’s something fantastic when it comes to teaching seminars. Essentially, it’s the feeling of accomplishment: you now get to visit other BJJ academies (and maybe even travel!) to teach...

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...

Gordon Ryan Talks His Relationship with John Danaher: “I Am Forever In Debt To This Guy”

No one becomes successful just through their own merit, not even those who are the most successful in their field. Such is the case with Gordon Ryan as well who, despite what some may think of him,...

3 Tips For New BJJ Coaches: Here’s How To Improve Your Teaching Ability

Are you a new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach? If so, then you probably get a bit nervous before each class. And that’s alright, because you’re eager to provide the best possible value to your...

Andrew Wiltse: “The Point Of Rolling With Your Student Is Not To Beat Their A** In Training”

Having a good coach is extremely important for your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey and longevity. For, if your coach doesn’t know how to instruct, you’ll probably not only lose interest...

John Danaher: “I Owe Everything To My Students”

John Danaher is a phenomenal, perhaps even the best BJJ coach of today. And one of the things that make his coaching success particularly interesting is the fact that he has never competed himself....

Brian Glick: “My Relationship With My Teacher [John Danaher] Goes Beyond Words”

If you want to be good – in whatever you do – you need to have great mentors. You need people who have the experience, the knowledge, and the wisdom to endow upon you. And that’s no...

Fabio Gurgel on Opening a BJJ Gym at 18 Years Old: “First And Foremost, I Respected My Instructor”

Opening your own BJJ gym is never an easy thing to do… Especially when you’re a brown belt and just 18 years old; exactly the belt rank and age that Fabio Gurgel was when he ventured...

John Danaher’s Advice to Coaches: “Students Need Both Direction & Details In Training”

It’s not easy being a BJJ instructor. And it’s especially not easy when you want to put in the extra work, which will make it possible for your students to become the best that they can...

Tom DeBlass: “BJJ Academy Owners – Be Real With Yourself & Your Students”

There are a lot of words that get thrown around in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; lots of talking about values and how one should behave in a BJJ setting. One of those words is “loyalty” –...