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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...

Competence, Not Perfection Is The Goal In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

You’re really hyped up about training, aren’t you? And you’d like to get every single detail of every single technique right, to surpass all of your training partners in all aspects...

Caio Terra: “When I First Came To America, I Lived In The Gym”

Rarely any success story is an “easy-peasy” one. Usually, it involves a lot of sacrifice, work, determination, and relentlessness… All of which are vital ingredients for anyone who...

Challenges Through Jiu-Jitsu: A Tool For Self-Improvement

One of the most beautiful things about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the stress relief you receive from it. No matter how stressful your day was – no matter what happened at work, at home, or wherever...

Nicholas Meregali: ” I Often Question If The Way I’m Living My Life Is The Right Way”

Nicholas Meregali is, arguably, the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi competitor today. He’s been beating everyone, left and right, for some time now… But it appears that Meregali is...

John Danaher’s Advice: “Live A Life Dominated By Routine”

Here’s the truth: if you want to become successful in anything – including Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – then that’s going to take some sacrifice. Sacrifice, not just in terms of the...

Nicholas Meregali Shares Wholesome Advice: “Bet On Yourself”

If you want to succeed, in whichever area of your life – be it on the Jiu-Jitsu mats, your career, family… Whatever – then there is one important thing you have to do. And that...

BJJ Advice: Define The Goal & You’ve Won Half The Battle

Okay, stop doing whatever you’re doing for a second. And think about your last training session. Think: what were you trying to accomplish during your rolls? What was your goal? If your answer...

Nicholas Meregali: “It’s Not About Money – Skills Come First & They Will Last Forever”

So you want to create a name for yourself, right? Be it in grappling or some other field… You want to be known as that guy/woman. As someone who is respected and, in a way, maybe even feared by...

Andre Galvao Explains Why You Need To Compete In BJJ Before Feeling Ready

So you’re thinking about signing up for that Jiu-Jitsu tournament… But doubt is starting to set in. You’re not sure if you’re ready. You’re not sure if you’ll...

Mikey Musumeci: “Being Uncomfortable Makes Us Grow”

Mikey Musumeci often felt like the odd one out – moving between schools and Jiu-Jitsu academies as a kid and teenager… Looking back, though, he understands how those experiences shaped...

Gordon Ryan’s Precious Advice: “Mental Work Is The Hardest Work”

How do you approach your Jiu-Jitsu training sessions? Yeah, you probably don’t have anything against giving it your all on the mats, feeling exhausted after training and wanting nothing else...

JT Torres: “If You Don’t Put In The Work, You Can’t Expect The Results”

So you want to compete and win that gold, right? No matter if it’s your first or your 100th tournament, you’ve set to not just “go out there” but to actually win… What...

John Danaher’s Competition Advice: “You Step On The Mat Alone”

So that tournament is rapidly approaching and your training partners have all sorts of advice they want to share with you… But you have your own game, your own idea of how you’d like to...

Nicholas Meregali: “Winning Is Everything”

What’s one of the things that differentiates a lot of successful people from the rest of the population? Yup, that’s right – it’s their relentless drive to win. To earn that...

Andre Galvao: “It’s Important To Take The Responsibility For Defeat”

When you lose a match, when you experience defeat… How do you feel? And, more importantly, what do you do? Do you take responsibility for the loss? Or do you shift the blame to something else,...

Mikey Musumeci: “I Wanna Show What Jiu-Jitsu Stands For – Being Able To Defeat Someone Bigger Than You”

Mikey Musumeci will be taking on Shinya Aoki on October 6, in an openweight submission grappling match… In which he’ll be giving up more than 30lbs in size! Aoki will be Musumeci’s...

Tim Kennedy: “BJJ Is A Blend Of Awkwardness & Enlightenment, Mixed With Violence”

Why do you like Jiu-Jitsu? There are probably plenty of reasons for it, ranging from the stress release to the friends you’ve made on the mats. And it’s exactly like that for Tim...

The Key To Jiu-Jitsu Improvement: Learn To Layer Skills

There so many techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that it can often feel overwhelming to learn them all. But that’s the key, actually. You shouldn’t be trying to learn them all....

Buchecha Reveals Key To Competition Success: “I Have To Risk Everything In The Gym”

How important is it for you to tap your training partners out? Is it more important than attempting new techniques and approaches to the game? Well, if it is more important… Then you’re...

Josh Hinger Talks Rest Days & Mental Health: “It Takes A Toll On My Mind”

Rest days are incredibly important. They are an opportunity for your body to recover from hard training and get ready for the upcoming training sessions as well. However, they often don’t come...

Rayron Gracie Shares Personal Approach & Insights About BJJ Success

What’s the most important, most valuable skill that a BJJ athlete can have? No, it’s not any sort of a submission technique chain nor a guard pass… It isn’t even being courageous nor being...