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The Story Of Carlos Alvarez – The First Blind Hispanic BJJ Black Belt

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just a martial art… For many, it’s also a way of life. And for some, it’s even more than that – such as for Carlos Alvarez. Carlos Alvarez is...

John Danaher Speaks About Giancarlo Bodoni: “Never Let People Underestimate What You Can Become”

Not matter how dissatisfied with your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey you may be so far, there’s always going to be room for progress. For becoming better… And even for completely reinventing...

Investment Expert Explains How Success In Business & Martial Arts is Really Similar

An investment expert in the field of cryptocurrencies, businessman, and digital influencer Antônio Neto Ais recently had an opportunity to train with the legendary Rogério Minotouro. Being...

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...

Garry Tonon: “Self Improvement Demands Sacrifice & Suffering”

If you’re someone who’s looking to improve themselves in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or life in general… Then you already know how difficult that can be. It’s not simple, to say the least, and it...

What To Do If You Don’t Feel Motivated To Train BJJ Today?

The days of low or non-existent motivation happen to everyone. Even to the most dedicated of athletes, yes. But, what separates those who become better from those who stay behind is how they handle...

TeQuan Monte Has Cerebral Palsy, But Trains Hard – And Has Been Promoted To BJJ Blue Belt

Inspiration in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu comes in all sorts of ways. But if you’re looking for something – for someone – who’s going to make you both smile and want to keep training, then look no...

Teddy Atlas’s Boxing Motivation For BJJ Athletes: “On One Given Night…”

The world’s unfair – that’s a given. But you still have a choice: to either become bitter about it – or do something that could put you ahead of the curve. It’s the same thing in life and...

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,...

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...

Gunner Felmlee is a 12 Year-Old BJJ Athlete with a Rare Heart Condition

Image Credits: Sanabul Gunner Felmlee is a true BJJ champion! Born with an extremely rare heart condition, called “unicuspid aortic valve”, Gunner has had his first heart surgery when he...

Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship Chairman & BJJ Brown Belt: “Happiness Stems From Living An Authentic Life”

It’s easy to compare your journey to the journeys of others… To gauge how well you’re doing in comparison to them. And to, in the process, get sad about how “little”...

The Power Of Jiu-Jitsu: How Kyle, BJJ Brown Belt, Pressure-Tapped a 260lbs Bodybuilder

There’s no denying it… Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be a true superpower once you get good at it. It makes you tougher and better able to overcome hardships, both in training and life in...

Andrew Wiltse Starts A Business: “This Is A Passion Project & It’s Going To Succeed”

Andrew Wiltse is one of those athletes whom you can’t help but enjoy watching compete. His unique, “buzzsaw” game has earned him many grappling fans around the world; but it’s...

Roberto Aguilar, 76 Years Old, Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Romulo Barral

You know what they say: it’s never too late to become who you’re meant to be. And it’s never too late to start doing what you love; so, if you haven’t started training...

Gilbert Burns Helps BJJ Student Return to Training After Brain Surgery

Gilbert Burns is both a great athlete and a fantastic human being. Namely, after his UFC 273 fight with Khamzat Chimaev – during which he challenged Chimaev as none other athlete did in the UFC...

Robert Drysdale: “Going To The Gym Was As Natural As Sleeping”

Almost everyone who continues training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after the first couple of months (and years) has come to, in one way or another, fall in love with Arte Suave. If you’re one of those...

Harley Flanagan, Cro-Mags Frontman & BJJ Black Belt: “You Have No Choice But To Keep Going”

Harley Flanagan is a legendary punk pioneer who, by the early 1980’s, had founded and become a frontman of the well-known Cro-Mags band. Dave Grohl himself has said that, without the Cro-Mags,...

Soldier Blinded By Explosion Becomes BJJ Champion: “Jiu-Jitsu Is My Coping Mechanism”

Robert Long is a BJJ purple belt and former British soldier, who served in the Lance Bombardier’s 4/73 Special Observation Battery. On his last patrol in Afghanistan, his vehicle triggered an...

Tom DeBlass: “When I Was 23, My Girlfriend Laughed at My Dream To Open a BJJ School”

As you climb towards success – in BJJ and everything else in life – you’re going to encounter some obstacles. Unfortunately, those obstacles will sometimes be the people you deeply...

BJJ Is Like A Relationship – You Need Discipline To Make It Work

Whether you’ve been training BJJ for quite a while or started out with it just recently, one thing is for certain: after some time, you’ll see your motivation for Jiu Jitsu dwindling...

Roger Gracie on Why You Need To Be Good at Just a Few Jiu-Jitsu Moves

More techniques  = more Jiu Jitsu success, right? Well, legendary Roger Gracie doesn’t think so. In his eyes, becoming a great jiujiteiro means becoming very good in a handful of techniques by...

Travis Stevens Gives Advice to Young People: “Put Your Happiness First”

Travis Stevens is an Olympic silver medalist Judoka, as well as a BJJ black belt under John Danaher. His focus, determination, mental and physical endurance are just some of the things that make him...