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Confidence To Be Wrong: A Must In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

There are a lot of types of confidence in Jiu-Jitsu. The confidence to go for a submission that doesn’t seem fully set up. The confidence to try an escape, even though you’re not sure of...

Jiu-Jitsu & Mental Health: “BJJ Makes You Feel Like Nothing Can Beat You”

Image Credits: Evolve MMA Anyone who’s spent any time training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has noticed the tremendous benefits it carries… And not just in regards to physical health; but,...

How To Be More Aggressive At The Start of a BJJ Match?

Do you start rolls at a slow pace? As in, you slap and bump with your training partner, and then you start out by rolling really slowly… Only to be down on points (or submissions) really quickly?...

John Danaher Reveals How To Deal With Scary Situations In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

What are some of the scariest situations you’ve found yourself in, when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Well, no matter what your answer may be, John Danaher has the solution: knowledge....

„Am I… Am I The Rest Round In My Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School?“

Don’t tell us… The other people in your BJJ school have started crushing you, haven’t they? In particular, there are some of those higher belts that seem to be tapping you out over...

Rodrigo Cavaca Shares A Winning BJJ Habit (That He’s Used Since Blue Belt)

Rodrigo Cavaca is one of the best BJJ athletes to have ever step foot on the mats. He’s won the IBJJF World Championship title (2010), the IBJJF European Championship title (in 2009 and 2010), and...

What To Do If You Don’t Feel Motivated To Train BJJ Today?

The days of low or non-existent motivation happen to everyone. Even to the most dedicated of athletes, yes. But, what separates those who become better from those who stay behind is how they handle...

What’s The Right Mindset When Rolling With A (Much) Better BJJ Athlete?

We know how it feels. Your next sparring partner is a BJJ purple, brown, or black belt… And boy, are they better than you. They can tap you out and they can do it whenever they want. Almost...

John Danaher: “BJJ’s Greatest Gift Is The Idea Of Solving Problems Under Stress”

What’s the greatest gift you’ve received from Jiu-Jitsu? Is it the friendships? The health? Or the reward of feeling better after a stressful day at work? John Danaher believes that the greatest...

Tom Hardy: “Training BJJ Has Been Key To A Deeper Sense Of Calm For Me”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just about your physical health. Rather (and, perhaps, even more so), it’s about your mental health, too – which benefits a lot from the Gentle...

BJJ & Judo Black Belt Brian Glick’s Advice On Making Excuses: “You’re In Trouble…”

Alright, be honest with us (and yourself) for a second, and ask yourself… How often do you make excuses – on the Jiu-Jitsu mats and life alike? Well, if you really want to improve and...

Why Is John Danaher Fascinated With Knives?

It’s common knowledge that Professor John Danaher, when promoting a student to the new belt rank, also gifts him/her a knife. For example, Nathalia Santoro was recently promoted to brown belt...

Roger Gracie On Biggest Difference Between MMA & BJJ: “It’s The Speed”

What’s the biggest difference between mixed martial arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)? There are a lot of possible answers for this question. For Roger Gracie, the number one answer is...

Nicholas Meregali Not Satisfied With The RNC Finish Against Matheus Diniz: “I Didn’t Want That”

Nicholas Meregali continued his impressive win streak last weekend, at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational 6 in Las Vegas (USA). In a highly anticipated matchup, Meregali faced off against 2019 ADCC...

Nicholas Meregali Says He Likes To Make His Opponents “Suffer”

When you train and compete, what’s your approach like towards your training partners and opponents? Do you want to get the win and get it over with… Or do you take special pride and...

“The More You Think, The More Nervous You Get” – Roger Gracie On The Moments Before The Fight

How do you feel before a BJJ match? Nervous, anxious… Emotional and stressed out? If that’s the case, then you’re probably thinking way too much. And you should start learning how...

Josh Hinger: “Belt Ranks, Degrees, And Competition Wins Don’t Accurately Measure BJJ Success”

Josh Hinger is one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes today… And he has recently received yet another acknowledgement for his successes – a promotion to the rank of a 3rd degree...

Romulo Barral: “When I Have A Competition, My Personality Changes”

For anyone who trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, they understand how important it is to be on the mats. They understand that training is a vital component of a great day. And it’s no different for...

Alexandre ‘Soca’ Freitas: “It Doesn’t Matter How Good We Are In Jiu-Jitsu…”

With a career spanning over three decades, Alexandre “Soca” Freitas has become a legend in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – not just for his competitive achievements, but also for...

Why Is It So Intimidating For Some People To Transition From No-Gi To Gi In BJJ?

In Jiu-Jitsu, you rarely see Gi practitioners who refuse to train No Gi, but the large majority of “NoGi only” practitioners literally hate the Gi and never train in it. Why is that?...

Gordon Ryan: “Motivation Can, But Discipline Should Never Be An Issue”

Gordon Ryan, arguably the greatest no-gi BJJ athlete of all time, recently shared his wisdom on navigating the challenges of training – in a podcast episode with illusionist Chris Angel. Ryan...

Andre Galvao Explains The Worst Way To Lose In Jiu-Jitsu

What’s the worst way to lose in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match? Is it in the opening seconds? Is it by a submission that’s so low percentage that you’d rather never compete than be...

Rickson Gracie: “My Curiosity Always Overpowered My Fear”

Rickson Gracie is, arguably, the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner of all time… And the most legendary one. But not “just” because of his successes as an athlete. Rather,...

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Mindset: “If You Sacrifice, Success Is Going To Come”

Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t “just” one of the greatest mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes of all time. He is also an epitome of hard work and relentless work ethic to everyone who...