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Gui Mendes on Being a BJJ Coach: “Put So Much Work Into It That You See Results”

Gui Mendes is not just one of the most successful BJJ athletes of all time – who won 4 IBJJF World Championships – but he’s also one of the world’s best contemporary coaches;...

Lachlan Giles: “There Are Many Facets To Being A Good Coach”

You’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time, haven’t you? You’ve invested years into it and, actually, you became quite good… So much so that you’re now a...

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...

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....

Are You A BJJ Kids Coach? Here’s How To Be A Great One

Image Credits: Evolve MMA So you just got „promoted“ into a kids coach at your BJJ academy? Congratulations! Being a kids coach is no easy business, it will get REALLY challenging at times…...

What Makes A Great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor?

Are you a BJJ instructor – or do you want to become one? Are you looking to become the BEST instructor possible? That’s fantastic! No doubt you’ll be a great one. Here are the qualities...

Here’s How To Kiss Your Instructor’s A** And Get Promoted To Next Belt

Are you tired of that belt around your waist? Don’t you think that it’s about time you get promoted, even though you’re putting minimal effort into training and skipping class...

Is It WRONG To Tap Out Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. After you’ve been training for quite some time, there will come a moment or two when you’ll – to your surprise – have an...

You Should Be Asking Your BJJ Instructor These Things During Training

You know what your BJJ instructor really likes? Heck, even more than seeing you perform a technique incredibly well, more than you winning an entire division with zero points lost? Can you guess? If...

What Should You Do If Your BJJ Instructor Doesn’t Like You?

Not everything will be sunshine and rainbows in your BJJ journey. Your progress will stagnate, you’ll lose matches in competition, there’ll be injuries, you’ll have feuds with your...

Are You Capable Enough To Be a Jiu Jitsu Instructor As A PURPLE BELT?

So you’re a purple belt now? Congratulations! You already fell so deep into the BJJ rabbit hole that you probably won’t ever be pulled back out; in other words, your love for Jiu Jitsu is...

BJJ Doesn’t Get You Motivated Anymore? Do This To Get Back On Track

Jiu Jitsu, just like everything else in life, has its highs and lows. And sometimes, those lows hit much harder than they ever did, lasting for much longer periods of time than we’d want to....

Want To Open Up Your Own BJJ Academy? Consider These 6 Things First

So you’ve been training BJJ for a couple of years already. You’re one of the best Jiujiteiros in your team and you’ve gained some experience in teaching others… What’s...

I Think My Coach Doesn’t Like Me… What Should I Do?

Training Jiu Jitsu is supposed to be an extraordinary experience for you in all regards. Just spending time on the mats should infuse you with confidence, but it should also serve as a place where...

How Do I Add More Takedown Training To My BJJ Class?

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...

What Do You Do If Your BJJ Instructor Sucks?

So, you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for a while and you slowly, but surely, came to a realization: „My BJJ instructor is not that perfect after all!“ Well, of course he isn’t...

Rickson Embarrassing Students When Teaching? You Better Check Your Ego

A few weeks ago, we had published an article that pointed out a certainly unique teaching style of Rickson Gracie, putting up for discussion on whether or not his coaching approach is something that...