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Andre Galvao’s Advice For Preventing Burnout: “Take Care Of Your Mind”

Burnout from training is a real threat to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students. Especially for those who are infatuated with the Gentle Art so much that they would like to train all day, every day. So, you...

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,...

Want To Become Great In BJJ? Learn To Create Dilemmas For Opponents

There’s a lot more to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu than it meets the eye. Even if you’ve been training for some time and can distinguish between different positions, transitions, defense and...

Garry Tonon: “Gordon Helped Me See That My Flaws Make Me Unique”

Everyone needs a good friend in life. And not just a friend who you always see eye-to-eye with… But, rather, a friend who is quite different from you. And who, through those differences, shows...

Jiu-Jitsu Is Supposed To Be Your Outlet – So Don’t Leave Training Stressed

Be honest with us… How many times have you been done with your Jiu-Jitsu class, only to feel frustrated and stressed out about it afterwards? Perhaps things weren’t going your way. Maybe...

Jocko Willink: “All Of Your Excuses Are Lies”

Do you, kind of, not feel like going to BJJ today? Maybe you’re too tired from work, maybe you don’t have time because of other obligations… What would it matter if you miss a...

Roger Gracie: “What Separated Me From The Other Guys Is My Mind”

Roger Gracie is, to say the least, a force to be reckoned with. A 10x IBJJF World Champion, he’s become notorious for his high-precision, submission-oriented game… That his opponents...

Josh Hinger: “Appreciate Yourself For The Progress You’ve Made”

It’s easy to beat yourself up after a bad training session. And it gets even easier when that one session turns into several of them; into a negative streak that sometimes lasts for weeks, even...

Jocko Willink Shares Black Belt Mindset: “I’ll Keep Training, I’ll Keep Trying To Learn”

Jocko Willink is one of those people who have been (and continue to be) an inspiration to many men who’re just starting out in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Through his experience, charisma...

Tom DeBlass: “Jiu-Jitsu Students, Lower Your Expectations”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is fun… But can sometimes be extraordinarily difficult on the mind, too. Especially when you get into the trap of comparing yourself to other, more skilled training...

PSA: Don’t Use BJJ As An “Escape” From Life’s Problems

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an amazing martial art. For, it’s not just that you’re getting healthier, fitter, more confident and happier… But you’re also strengthening your...

Kit Dale: “Do Jiu-Jitsu Professionally Only If You Love The Journey”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been experiencing exponential growth in the last couple of years; both on the amateur and professional scenes alike. So, it’s not just that a lot of people are rolling...

John Danaher Explains Why Observation Is Crucial During BJJ Training

Almost every BJJ student, no matter who they are and what they usually do, would like to train more. They’d like to drill and roll more, much more frequently, but they can’t. They...

Buchecha: “My Whole Life I’ve Been Passionate About Jiu-Jitsu And I Worked Hard”

What’s the secret ingredient to success? Well, there isn’t just one, but there are two ingredients: passion and hard work. In other words, you’ve got to be passionate about whatever...

Destroy Anxiety Before BJJ Competition With These 2 Mindset Shifts

So you’re on your way to your first, second, or a hundredth BJJ competition… Awesome! It’s going to be a great experience, no matter whether you win or lose the matches. However, as...

Kit Dale: “The Most Important Lesson Is That Perseverance Pays Off”

If there’s one thing that training and sticking to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will teach you… It’s that perseverance pays off. That, if you keep going – no matter how talented you...

This Is How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Can Teach You Gratitude

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu comes with so many benefits; and not just in regards to your health, but to your everyday life as well. Sure, you do become healthier, more confident, and happier while on the...

Gordon Ryan: “You Don’t Become The Best At Something By Thinking Like Everyone Else”

There can be many reasons for someone’s success, in BJJ and other areas of their life alike. Talent, background, knowledge, persistence and drive… However, what makes those who are truly...

Firas Zahabi on Developing a Powerful Mindset: “It All Comes Down To Narratives”

It isn’t enough to merely have the skills to do something well; but you also have to be superbly confident about going into the challenge – whatever kind of a challenge it may be. Be it...

John Danaher Explains The Importance of Having Passion for BJJ

If you want to become great at something, then you’ve got to have the endurance. “Endurance” in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu means to keep going despite the hard training sessions, the...

Travis Stevens on Self-Doubt: “You Have To Remember What The Real Goal Is”

It’s normal to experience self-doubt as you train and compete in grappling. However, how you handle and overcome self-doubt is extremely important; as it could make or break the rest of your...

Become More Disciplined in BJJ by Doing These Two Things

Do you sometimes feel as if you could be a bit more disciplined? Especially in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; whether it is your consistency in training, how focused you are in class, how many new techniques...

Here’s Why Everything That You’re Doing In BJJ is Wrong

Do you ever sit down and think to yourself: „DAMN! Is anything that I do in Jiu Jitsu ever going to work? Why do I fail in everything that I try to do?! I thought that I knew how to roll, that my...

Everyday Porrada – How Romulo Barral’s Philosophy Can Help Your BJJ

Everyday Porrada! If you train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, then you’ve heard this phrase before. Well, it’s more than just a phrase – it’s a philosophy and movement, with Romulo Barral...