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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” –...

Nick “Chewy” Albin Explains How He Helps His Students Learn Techniques Faster

There’s not a single Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student who wouldn’t like to learn techniques at a faster pace and, thus, make better progress. However, the quality and speed of learning moves...

Are You A BJJ Coach And… Kind Of Burned Out? These 2 Tips Will Help

As someone who’s been training for quite a while and accumulated tons of experience, you finally became a coach… And that was, actually, quite a while ago in and of itself; months and...

Gordon Ryan: “Teaching Is Something I Love Doing More Than Anything”

You’ve been training hard, paying a lot of attention to how to perform techniques properly, and have been trying to improve at each and every training session with maximum focus…...

Instructors: Students Shouldn’t Have “Undying Loyalty” To You & Your Academy

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is more than just a martial art. Those mats are more than just a space where you’ll learn new techniques and become healthier; rather, they’re also a place where...

Fabio Gurgel: “There’s No Big Secret – You Have To Work Hard, Be Loyal And Honest”

If you’re a BJJ coach/instructor/professor, then you’re probably on the lookout for ways to become better in your job. So, it would be wise to listen to the “tips” from the...

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...

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...