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PSA: Stop Trying To Learn All Of The BJJ Techniques

Yes, you’re obsessed about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And yes, we know that you want to become the best you can possibly be in it… But you won’t become the best by trying to learn all of the...

Nick “Chewy” Albin: “On The Mats, We Become Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable”

If you want to achieve anything “worthwhile” – whatever that word means for you – in life, then there’s no denying the fact that you’ll feel uncomfortable on the...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Reflects On His Career: „You Train Hard For Weeks And Months…“

Winning doesn’t come easy. It takes a lot of work, effort, and sweat – especially if you want to become successful in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’ll have to train hard for weeks on end....

Gordon Ryan: „When I Was Younger, I Dreamed Of Having Tons Of Stuff“

When you grow up wanting to become the best at something, that usually comes with a lot of hard work and sacrifice. And then, when all that effort and sweat start to pay off, you’re extremely...

Mikey Musumeci: „My Goal In Jiu-Jitsu Isn’t About The Titles“

Mikey Musumeci is not just one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in history, but he’s also one of the most beloved ones. Fans have embraced him for his honest and good-natured...

Mike Bates – BJJ Black Belt & Royal Marine – Raises Over $200K for Pediatric Hospital

Mike Bates is one of the most interesting people you’ll hear about in your life. He is a BJJ black belt and a head instructor at Gracie Barra Roundhay Leeds (United Kingdom), as well as a Royal...

Why Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Jocko Willink Answers

Why should you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? There are a million answers to this question and all of them are correct. Training BJJ will get you into a better physical and mental shape, make you more...

Rafael Lovato Jr.: “Jiu-Jitsu Taught Me How To Stay Positive”

Image Credits: GrappleCulture To start winning – both in BJJ and life alike – it won’t be enough to learn the moves and the techniques. Rather, you’ll need to develop a positive, go-get-it...

Rafael Lovato Jr.: “As Long As You Keep Showing Up, You Can Do Anything”

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Sure, there are many lessons out there that can (and will) be learned as you walk along, but what is the greatest...

Gianni Grippo: “The Mind Of A Competitor Is Never Truly Satisfied”

If you’re truly eager to achieve a goal… If you’re constantly thinking about acquiring something… Then you know how difficult it can be to focus on anything else other than that; and even...

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Work Ethic: “I Sacrificed Everything I Have”

These days, it seems that everybody wants to become “great” at something. And no wonder, as achieving greatness often stands shoulder-to-shoulder with having lots of money, attention,...

Romulo Barral: “If You Don’t Want To Train Hard, You Won’t Be A Champion”

How excited are you about the prospect of training hard… Really hard – just in order to become very good in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? And what about training extremely hard, day in and day...

BJJ Practitioners: Start Taking Responsibility & You’ll Improve A Lot

If there’s one thing that’s always on a BJJ practitioner’s mind, it’s the one of improvement. Everyone wants to get better and almost everyone who’s been training for a...

Jocko Willink: “When Implementing New Things In BJJ, You’re Going To Get Worse At First”

Ever had that feeling that you’re getting worse in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as time flies by? As in, even though you’re trying out new things and attempting techniques, it seems that your BJJ...

Fabio Gurgel: “Through Jiu-Jitsu, We Build Better People For The World”

Fabio Gurgel’s “Alliance Jiu-Jitsu” team has been in existence for 30 years now and has accomplished a number of achievements along the way; among them, winning half of the 26...

Not Feeling Motivated To Train? Do This – And Trick Your Brain

If you’ve been training for long enough, you’ll have experienced the end of the so-called “honeymoon phase” of Jiu-Jitsu… When you stop feeling motivated to train all the time and, what’s...

Renzo Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Everything”

There’s no denying it. As soon as you started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you were hooked. And now – weeks, months, and years after that first class – not much has changed. Except...

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...

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...