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Nicholas Meregali: “Winning Without Taking Risks Is Easy”

Nicholas Meregali is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time. And it’s not just his skill that differentiates him from others, but also his relentless mindset. For example,...

Rickson Gracie: “Every Moment In Life Is A Unique Opportunity”

Rickson Gracie is perhaps the most legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete of all time. And not just because of his rich competition (and family) history… But also because of his mindset, which...

Josh Hinger: “Don’t Go To Competitions With Doubts Or Regrets”

So you want to compete, right? And you’re feeling excited about it? That’s awesome! But there’s one thing you should take seriously beforehand: preparation. You need to train...

Chatri Sityodtong: “The Biggest Misconception About Martial Arts Is That It Is About Violence”

Chatri Sityodtong is a founder and CEO of ONE Championship – and he is a martial artist himself. Sityodtong has been training Muay Thai since he was a kid and is also a BJJ brown belt…...

The Value Of Patience In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

If you want to learn, if you want to truly improve in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then it’s paramount that you develop patience. It doesn’t matter how fast (or how slow) you go. Patience will...

Tom DeBlass: “Just Because You Got Tapped By A Lower Belt Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Deserve Your Belt”

So you’re a blue, purple, brown, or a black belt… And you got submitted by a lower belt? Maybe even by someone who is two belt ranks below yours? You shouldn’t be feeling down on...

Mikey Musumeci Credits Jarred Brooks For His Performance: “He Went Out Of His Comfort Zone”

Image credits: ONE Championship Mikey Musumeci recently beat Jarred Brooks – MMA strawweight champion of the world – in their submission grappling match at ONE Championship. And he has a...

Tom DeBlass: “Don’t Take Away The Joy You Should Be Having In Jiu-Jitsu”

Are you feeling stressed out because you’re not improving as fast as you would like in Jiu-Jitsu? Is it making you unhappy? Well, even though that is normal, you should still seek to not lose...

Tom DeBlass’ Advice For Non-Competitors: “Don’t Hold Yourself At The Same Standards”

Do you often find yourself comparing with those “monsters” on the mat… Who, even though they are on the same belt level as you are, can tap you out 9 times out of 10? (With that 1...

Garry Tonon Shares Great Advice Given By Tom DeBlass: “Who Gives A F*ck About You?”

Today, Garry Tonon is one of the most elite submission grapplers in the world. But even he had to start somewhere. Even Tonon was, once upon a time, a purple belt teaching at his coach’s...

Rickson Gracie: “Money Can’t Buy The Most Important Things In Life”

Rickson Gracie is regarded by many as the greatest BJJ practitioner of all time. But, even despite his numerous successes, Rickson came to understand that the most important things in life cannot be...

Mikey Musumeci Talks Dealing With Pressure: “I Use It As Fuel”

Mikey Musumeci feels a lot of responsibility to elevate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s popularity to new heights. And, as emphasized in a recent interview, he sees ONE Championship as an outstanding...

Rickson Gracie: “Fear Is Not The Enemy”

If you’re looking for someone whom you’d like to take inspiration from, then Rickson Gracie is probably one of the best out there. And not just when it comes to training… But,...

Rickson Gracie’s Mindset: “I Needed To Feel Frustration On A Daily Basis”

What’s the key to continuous improvement? Well, there are many answers to that question. But among them is a sure-fire one: always pushing yourself to the limit. Rickson Gracie knows that...

JT Torres: “My Father Has Always Been My #1 Fan”

Having a strong support system around yourself is extremely important. Both in everyday life and for when you’re trying to create something big. Jonathan “JT” Torres understands...

Garry Tonon Talks Fight With Shamil Gasanov: “It Felt Really Good To Have A Tough Time”

Image Credits: Garry Tonon Instagram Garry Tonon tapped out previously undefeated Shamil Gasanov with a Kneebar, in their ONE Fight Night 12 match. As he shared in an interview for ONE Championship,...

Mikey Musumeci Celebrates 27th Birthday: “Lots Of Ups & Downs”

Mikey Musumeci, one of the top-ranking BJJ athletes in the world, has celebrated his 27th birthday several days ago! Mikey had a turbulent last year, full of ups and downs. But he remains grateful...

Nicholas Meregali: “How I Win Counts More Than Anything Else For Me”

Nicholas Meregali isn’t known “just” for being one of the top-ranking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time. He is also well-known for having one of the most competitive mindsets...

Shelby Murphey Explains Why Everybody Should Compete In BJJ At Least Once

Shelby Murphey is a top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor. She recently won the brown belt roosterweight title at the 2023 IBJJF World Championship – and has been promoted to black belt on the...

Key Mindset For Jiu-Jitsu: Taking It Step By Step

Getting from the beginning of the round in Jiu-Jitsu to the submission can seem like a long road to take. Especially when rolling against someone who is on the same (or higher) skill level as you...

BJJ Advice: Be Focused On Winning Tomorrow, Not Today

Here’s a quick question: do you often find yourself stuck in the same old routine when you train? As in, you always go for the same moves, you stick to the same techniques and setups…...

Rafael Lovato Jr.: “Becoming A Father Motivated Me In A Different Way”

Rafael Lovato Jr. has done it all. He is a legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor, as well as a successful MMA athlete – who’s been a Bellator middleweight world champion. Now almost 40...

Tommy Langaker Reveals He Doesn’t Study His Opponents’ Games A Lot: “I Focus On Myself”

Tommy Langaker is facing Kade Ruotolo this Friday, June 9, at ONE Fight Night 11! The Norwegian is very excited about his upcoming match, even though he is considered to be an underdog by many. But...

Nicholas Meregali: “I Was Dealing With Depression & Anxiety”

Nicholas Meregali is one of the most elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in history – and is one of the most confident ones as well. However, it may come as a surprise that Meregali didn’t...