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Ben Askren: “Most Athletes End Up Poor”

One of the biggest problems that professional athletes, including MMA fighters, come to face when they retire is – financial stability. But why? Shouldn’t the fighters, especially the...

How Much Money Will There Be In BJJ In 10-15 Years? Gordon Ryan Shares His Opinion

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at a rapid rate among hobbyist athletes, and it seems that it will continue growing at that rate for some time… But the question is: how big will it grow when it...

How To Build A Social Media Following & Earn Money As A Grappler?

You Do Not Need to Be a World Champion or Black Belt to Make More Money in Jiu-Jitsu. In fact being one could be a hindrance. All too often you see top competitors open a gym and forget that they are...

Gordon Ryan: “I Make More Money Than Most UFC Champions”

Gordon Ryan recently appeared on the MMA Hour With Ariel Helwani show, where him and Helwani discussed many things related to BJJ and MMA; including Ryan’s possible crossover. However, Gordon...

Matheus Gabriel On His First Sponsorship: “I Used It To Help My Family”

Image Credits: Matheus Gabriel Instagram Matheus Gabriel, a 2x IBJJF World Champion (at black belt), will compete against Kade Ruotolo for the ONE Championship lightweight submission grappling world...

Gordon Ryan: “My Goal For BJJ Is To Get Athletes Paid & Make The Sport Mainstream”

Gordon Ryan made history over the previous weekend, having won his division and the superfight at the 2022 ADCC World Championships. And he’s made a lot of money along the way, too: This ADCC,...

How To Attract New Members Into Your BJJ Gym?

If you’re a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy owner, then you’re well-aware of the stress that acquiring new members can bring. For, if you aren’t successful in getting new people to...

Keenan Cornelius: “Size Matters – Also With Grappling Gyms”

If you’re someone who wants to open your very own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/grappling academy, one of the problems you’re probably facing is the facility you’d hold your classes in. For...

Keenan Cornelius: “The Only Way To Thrive In BJJ Is To Operate A BJJ Academy”

A lot of people who train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu would, at least in part, like to earn money from the Gentle Art. And while that is possible, not a lot of BJJ students get to make a living from it....

Budget & Jiu-Jitsu Are The Same: Assume That You’ll Need More Than Expected

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and life have a lot of things in common. However, what may surprise you is that money – more specifically, your budget – has lots to do with BJJ as well. Professor...

Tom DeBlass’s Advice for Young BJJ Athletes: “Competing Doesn’t Pay The Bills”

So you’re a young BJJ athlete who wants to make a name for himself in the sport? More importantly, you want to make a living off of Jiu-Jitsu – and you’re highly motivated to make...

“What If I Can’t Afford A BJJ Gym Membership?” Jocko Willink Answers

Let’s be real: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t a cheap hobby. You’ve got to buy gi and no-gi equipment, which can be quite expensive (and it’s a good idea to have at least two pairs...

Fabio Gurgel: “I Was 15 Years Old When I Understood I Wanted To Live Off Jiu-Jitsu”

Not many people can claim that they’ve found their life purpose when they were teenagers. However, Fabio Gurgel is one of them. Now a CEO and head coach of the Alliance Jiu Jitsu Team, Gurgel...

Joe Rogan to Officially Sponsor Gordon Ryan for ADCC 2022

Just when you’d think that things couldn’t get more exciting for the upcoming ADCC 2022, the reality smacks you in the face to prove – that you’re wrong! Namely, Gordon Ryan...

You’re Young & Want To Turn BJJ Into A Full-Time Career? Read This

When you’re young and just starting out in the world, it can be tempting to think about turning BJJ into a full-time career. And not just in regards to becoming a professional competitor; but,...

Andrew Wiltse Now Officially Sponsored By Panda Express

If there’s one thing that you need to know about Andrew Wiltse, except from the fact that he’s one of the most superb and exciting-to-watch grapplers today… It’s that...

Gordon Ryan Gets Additional $100,000 Sponsorship Deal Ahead of ADCC 2022

Just a couple of years ago, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling in general was considered to be a sport which will never bring a lot of money to its practitioners… Today, things have...

Gordon Ryan Reveals How Much Money He Would Have Made Competing More In 2021

Gordon Ryan managed to compete for a total of only three times in 2021. He submitted Roberto Jimenez and Vagner Rocha at Who’s Number One (WNO); but then had to stay on the sidelines for much...

Gui Mendes: “People Are BJJ World Champions And Are Not Doing Well (Financially)”

Guilherme (Gui) Mendes is a 4x IBJJF world champion who, back in 2012 and alongside his brother Rafael, opened up the “Art of Jiu Jitsu” academy. Through the years, the academy has...

Kaynan Duarte Unsure If He’ll Compete at IBJJF Worlds 2022: “I Want To Be Better Paid”

Since he received his black belt in 2018, Kaynan Duarte has won just about everything there’s to win in BJJ, with most of his biggest titles coming in the gi. However, in a recent interview for...

Floyd Mayweather Gives Advice To Young Fighters: “F*ck The Money”

Floyd Mayweather is one of the most polarizing figures in boxing and martial arts in general. But no one can deny that he’s one of the best boxers in history – as well as among the...

Fabio Gurgel: “More Money In BJJ Is A Good Thing, But…”

As a general rule, there should be more money in BJJ. Why? Well, because more money equals bigger paychecks for the athletes; and bigger paychecks mean that the sport will rise in popularity and...

Gordon Ryan Shows Off New $1 Million House in Austin, Texas

Earlier this year, in September, Gordon Ryan and John Danaher announced that they would be leaving Puerto Rico for good – as a result of many things, one of them being unable to find their own...

Inspired by Jiu-Jitsu, Entrepreneur Promotes Social Action to Motivate Low-Income Families

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a driving force for many, no matter their background. It pushes you to be a better person, not just because of yourself – but also because of the people around you. The...