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Dana White Urges Parents To Sign Their Kids Up For BJJ: “It’ll Change Their Lives”

UFC CEO Dana White has always been known for being vocal with his opinions – including the ones about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And, in a recent podcast episode with Sebastian Maniscalco, he urged...

Slovakia Will Introduce MMA As A Physical Education Option In Schools

Image Credits: IMMAF Slovakia is set to change the landscape of physical education for school youth… As the Slovakian Mixed Martial Arts Association (SZMMA) recently announced that MMA will be...

[WATCH] Parent Attacks BJJ Referee During Tournament

Parents are often times very passionate about their children’s activities, including sports. And yes, including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… Where, sometimes, they tend to go over the board....

Jeremy, 6-Year-Old BJJ Student, Is Fighting For His Life After Vicious Attack

The Team Rabadi Georgetown team has shared tragic news a couple days back… When one of their kids students, Jeremy – a 6-year-old BJJ grey/white belt – was attacked and left with...

Dana White: “The Only Thing I Care About Is How My Kids Remember Me”

UFC CEO Dana White shared quite a bit of his personal story, in a recent interview with Piers Morgan. Aside from discussing the recent passing of his parents, June and Dana White Sr., he emphasized...

Rafael Lovato Jr.: “Best Education Is The Martial Arts Education”

Rafael Lovato Jr. believes that there is nothing that can surpass the education a child receives in martial arts. He shared why that’s the case in a recent interview with Guardian Gym: I...

Popular Podcaster Patrick Bet David: “My Boys Do BJJ 3-4 Times A Week”

Patrick Bet David is known for his YouTube channel “Valuetainment” – where he publishes educational and motivational content alike. He is also a known podcaster, motivational...

Andre Galvao: “It’s Important To Guide Our Children Into Sports”

Do you plan on getting your children (whether or not you already have or want to have them) into sports? Yeah, chances are you do, given that you train Jiu-Jitsu. And you’d probably be looking...

ADCC Kids World Championship In The Making? Mo Jassim Reveals

Mo Jassim, ADCC head organizer, has intentions of organizing an ADCC World Championship in 2024 – for kids! The idea to organize the tournament came to Jassim after he was told about the...

Nicky Ryan Shares A Funny Story Of Getting Introduced To Jiu-Jitsu – In Daycare

How was Nicky Ryan introduced to Jiu-Jitsu? Well, the story might surprise you – because he had his first “rolls” in a daycare center! Yup, that’s right. Both Nicky and his...

Former UFC Fighter Sets Up GoFundMe To Collect £100,000 For Daughter’s Brain Surgery

Former UFC fighter, Steven Ray, has set up a GoFundMe campaign – with the goal of reaching £100,000 to fund his daughter’s brain surgery. Ray has been competing in MMA since 2010 and...

Josh Hinger: “Kids & Teens Shouldn’t Cut Weight For BJJ Competitions”

Professional BJJ competitors often have to cut weight in order to make their fights happen… But what’s the case with kids and teenagers who do the same? Should they be cutting weight? Or...

United Kingdom: BJJ Can Now Be Offered As Part Of School Curriculum

After Slovakia recently introduced MMA as a physical education (PE) option in schools, it seems that the United Kingdom is following a similar path – but with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Namely, BJJ...

[Watch] 8-Year-Old Boy Submits Opponent With Perfect Kimura at UFC Fight Pass MMA League

Did you know that there is a UK-based mixed martial arts promotion, called MMA League, which features kids’ MMA matches? Yup, that’s right. And one of those matches has recently gone...

Jocko Willink Explains How To Encourage Kids To Start BJJ: “Make It Fun”

You’d like your kid(s) to start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Awesome! However, it’s not as easy as just “throwing them onto the mats”. Jocko Willink knows this well, as...

BJJ Kids Protect Their Deaf Teammate From Bullying (Peru)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is so much more than “just” a martial art… It’s a way of life that builds character – especially for the young ones. One such, bright example, comes...

Khabib On Raising His Kids: “Their Father Is Rich, But My Father Was Very Poor”

It’s tough to raise kids – even for those who are extremely successful in other areas of their lives. Even for someone like Khabib Nurmagomedov. In an interview for the Wahed Podcast, he...

Ukrainian Nuclear Bunker Hosts A Martial Arts Tournament For Children

Image Credits: France 24 The town of Kryvyi Rih, located in the south of Ukraine, is trying to bring a sense of normality for children amid the ongoing war. Namely, they have organized a martial arts...

Opinion: Every Kid Deserves Access To Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

When you’re a kid, there’s not a whole lot that you have under your control. Everyone around you is making decisions on your behalf and, for the most part, you’re growing up in an...

Robert Drysdale: “I’m Not A Believer In Pushing Kids Into Competitive BJJ At A Young Age”

Getting your kids into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the best things you could do for their future. It will build up their sense of self-confidence, their ability to defend themselves, and it will...

How Can Parents Support Their Kids In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

If you’re a parent and you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (or if you’ve merely been exposed to how awesome it is), then you’ve probably been thinking about getting your...

Should Kids and Teens Train Jiu-Jitsu – Considering The Likelihood of Injuries?

If you’re a parent who loves training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then you’ll probably be tempted to try and get your kids involved into training as well. Your kids might be very young or they...

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…...

How To Train (And Teach) BJJ With Your Kid At Home

So you’d like to train BJJ with your kid at home? Fantastic! This is a great opportunity for your child to start learning Jiu-Jitsu and fall in love with it, as well as for you to become a...