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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...

Tammi Musumeci On Balancing Office Work & Professional BJJ: “I Kind Of Like It That Way”

Tammi Musumeci isn’t just an elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete who competes in ONE Championship… But she also works an office job as a law clerk. And, even though she has an upcoming...

John Danaher Talks BJJ Black Belt & UFC Veteran Tim Kennedy: “A Character Like No Other I’ve Met”

Tim Kennedy is a BJJ black belt and UFC veteran, as well as a Green Beret and Special Forces Ranger. And he appears to have a colorful skillset in all sorts of things! John Danaher stands witness to...

John Danaher Reveals He Used To Spar Every Day, “7 Days A Week”

John Danaher is one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches of all time. He has played – and continues to play – a substantial role in the development of a number of...

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...

Kade Ruotolo: “I Don’t Think I Would’ve Won The ADCC Without Tye”

Whenever you succeed, whenever you accomplish a goal, especially a lofty one… It’s almost never the case that you’ve done it alone. You’ve had people help you along the way,...

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Offers Help To UFC Athlete Who Had Only $7 In Bank Account

Themba Gorimbo is a UFC athlete with a unique story. He traveled all the way from Zimbabwe to Miami (USA), in order to train at the MMA Masters training camp, so that he could prepare for his second...

Andre Galvao Shares Valuable Life Lesson: “Surrender Or Continue?”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can teach us many valuable life lessons… One of them being to keep going. Andre Galvao has learned that lesson well throughout his lengthy and extremely successful career...

Top BJJ Prospect Shelby Murphey Promoted To Black Belt

Shelby Murphey, one of the Jiu-Jitsu world’s top prospects, has just won the brown belt roosterweight title at the IBJJF World Championship 2023… And has been promoted to the rank of a...

Fabio Gurgel: “I Was Lucky To Find Purpose In Jiu-Jitsu”

The question of purpose is, arguably, one of the life’s most important questions. Because, as many claim, if you find your purpose and then start following it – you’ll be much more...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Shares 11 Success Tips For BJJ Competitors

What does it take to become a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion? Well, it takes a lot of things – not “just” training hard. Rafael Lovato Jr., one of the most decorated BJJ...

Tommy Langaker Talks Jiu-Jitsu Money Problems: “There’s Very Little Income”

A lot of elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes have had to go through earning next to nothing in their early years of training and competition. Even the best of the best. It wasn’t any different...

Kade Ruotolo Inspired By Bob Marley: “The Ability Of A Man To Affect Those Around Him Positively”

Are the Ruotolo brothers enjoying the fruits of their labor and the fame that goes along with it? Well, Kade Ruotolo is not afraid to admit the truth. He shared it in a recent ONE Championship...

Dean Lister: “I Never Lost Focus On What I Needed To Do”

One of the most notable character traits of champions – both on the mats and in life alike – is the fact that they’re focused. Their focus is so strong that they won’t allow...

Caio Terra’s Emotional Black Belt Promotion Story: “I Was In The Second Place…”

Earning your black belt in BJJ is the first step on a new journey. The exciting beginning of a new, lifelong beginning. However, Caio Terra wasn’t too ecstatic about his black belt promotion....

Andre Galvao: “I’ve Been Training Like Hell Since I Was A White Belt”

There are many roads to success, but all of them have one thing in common: hard work. There’s no going around the fact. If you want to succeed, then you’ve got to put in the work and act...

Sean O’Malley On Competing In BJJ: “It’s Important To Feel Those Nerves”

Do you compete? Sure, you might not have aspirations to become a professional BJJ athlete… But competing could greatly improve not just the quality of your Jiu-Jitsu, but also of your mindset....

Ricardo Almeida: “I Fell In Love With How Cerebral Jiu-Jitsu Is”

Why did you fall in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Chances are, there wasn’t just one reason – but quite a bit of them. The same is true for Ricardo Almeida. Before he became the first...

Kit Dale: “I Was Always A Shy And Insecure Kid”

Kit Dale is one of the world’s most entertaining Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu personalities. His funny social media videos and likable character have made him a fan favorite in the BJJ community:  ...

Claudio França: “Mark Zuckerberg Has A Good Level Of Jiu-Jitsu”

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, surprised the Jiu-Jitsu world a few days ago – when he competed on the BJJ Tour stage, an event led by Claudio França. Zuckerberg, a white belt and...

Caio Terra: “When I First Started Training Jiu-Jitsu, I Was Forced To Do It By My Mother”

Remember that activity that you didn’t really want to do when you were a kid, but your parents forced you to do it… And then, eventually, you grew to enjoy it? Well, such was the case...

Tye Ruotolo: “We’re Opening Our Gym In About A Month”

Tye and Kade Ruotolo have been working on building their new gym in Costa Rica for some time now. And it seems that the opening day is now just around the corner! Tye revealed that the gym will be...

JT Torres Remembers The Difficult Beginnings: “I Didn’t Come From Money”

Success takes a lot of sacrifice. Lots of time, overcoming of obstacles, and – more than anything else – perseverance. JT Torres knows that well. His own beginnings were difficult and he...

Mikey Musumeci On Living With Pressure: “I Feel Like It’s A Responsibility”

What is it like for Mikey Musumeci to be known as one of the top-ranking submission grapplers in the world? To have other people expect from him to always be winning matches, to always be on top of...