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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...

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...

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...

This Is How Your Instructor Decides Who To Promote

It’s a fact: you’ve been training consistently and you’re always in class on time. You don’t skip warm-ups and you give your absolute best every time you drill, roll and...

Is It WRONG To Submit 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...

Fabio Gurgel: “A Coach Shouldn’t Feed The Athlete’s Ego”

What makes for a good Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach? Well, Fabio Gurgel believes that there is no “big secret”. You have to invest time and effort into your craft, plus provide opportunities...

Craig Jones: “Running a BJJ Gym is Horrible, Dealing with New People is Fu*king Horrible”

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...

BJJ Legend Ricardo Almeida Says BJJ Instructionals Aren’t Enough: “You Still Need A Professor”

It seems like there’s no limit to what you can learn today – all because of the power of the Internet. And that’s no different when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. YouTube...

What Do You Do If Your BJJ Instructor is Terrible?

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...

Draculino On The Secret To Being A Great Coach: “The Training Regimen”

What’s the key to becoming a great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach? That’s the question we’ve asked world-class coach Vinicius „Draculino“ Magalhães a while back. And, well,...

Nicholas Meregali On Teaching BJJ: “It’s One Of The Things I Enjoy Most About My Day”

Nicholas Meregali is one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in history… And he appears to be on the road to becoming an equally great coach as well! Meregali teaches gi classes...

[Watch] Video Surfaces Of Incident Where Instructor Left BJJ White Belt Paralyzed

The tragic accident that left Jack Greener, a BJJ white belt, quadriplegic has made a shock wave in the Jiu-Jitsu world. It was reported that during one of the classes, Greener’s coach placed...

BJJ White Belt, Left Paralyzed By Coach During Class, Awarded $46 Million By The Jury

Jack Greener enrolled into the “Del Mar Jiu-Jitsu Club” back in 2018. During one of the classes, the BJJ white belt was pinned to the mat by a coach, who placed his entire bodyweight on...

Fabio Gurgel: “Coaches Make The Mistake Of Focusing Too Much On Competition”

What’s one of the most common mistakes that BJJ coaches and academy owners make? Well, Fabio Gurgel talks from immense experience when he says that one such mistake is focusing too much on...

John Danaher Shares Two Demands That All Successful Coaches Have To Satisfy

So you want to become a successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach? Well, if that is the case, then you should definitely be taking notes from one of the most successful BJJ coaches of all time –...

Nick Ortiz Quits B Team: “I’ve Taught My Last Class This Morning”

Nick Ortiz has been known as one of the student’s favorite, most analytical and best instructors at B Team Jiu Jitsu… However, his time at the Team has come to an end – as he...

A Better Way To Teach BJJ – Without Teaching Techniques?

What if we told you that there’s a different way to teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to students… One, that doesn’t necessarily involve teaching them techniques? Greg Souders, a BJJ black...

Danielle Kelly: “I Teach The Kids’ Classes… I Was A Shy Kid”

Danielle Kelly isn’t just a superb competitor and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion, but she’s also aspiring to become one of the best BJJ coaches out there. As a matter of fact, it seems that...

“He Lives Through Jiu-Jitsu” – Roger Gracie On John Danaher’s Dedication To Coaching

If you want to become great at something, then you’ll have to become laser-focused on it… And if you want to become the best at something – well, then chances are that almost...

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,...

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?...

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...