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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,...

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?...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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” –...

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...

Keith Owen, 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt, Passes Away At 52

Keith Owen, a 3rd degree BJJ black belt under Pedro Sauer, has passed away at age of 52 while attending Sauer’s camp in Brazil. He was also a former Sheriff’s deputy and a firearm...

Pay Attention To These 2 Things In A BJJ Academy

Do you want to start training… Or have you already been a part of a BJJ academy for some time now, but are considering whether or not it has what you need? As in – you’re thinking...

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...

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...