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Opinion: Stop Rolling With Bigger & Stronger Training Partners (For Now)

If you were to ask just about anyone for advice about rolling with bigger and stronger training partners, you’d probably hear something along the lines of: “Just try to use your agility...

Jonathan Satava Talks PEDs In BJJ: „Punishments Need To Be Harsher“

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, just like any other sport, has athletes that use steroids and other performance-enducing drugs (PEDs). However, what makes BJJ different from a lot of other sports is that there...

Is It Possible For You To Become A BJJ Black Belt?

Everyone who starts training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has one dream in common… To become a BJJ black belt. But even though all would like to earn it, can everyone actually do it? More importantly, can...

John Danaher: “Not All (Street) Confrontations Are Of Equal Intensity”

Street confrontations are something that you should evade by all means. However, when the push does come to shove, you want to be prepared. Which is one of the reasons why Jiu-Jitsu is so great....

Andrew Wiltse: “The Point Of Rolling With Your Student Is Not To Beat Their A** In Training”

Having a good coach is extremely important for your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey and longevity. For, if your coach doesn’t know how to instruct, you’ll probably not only lose interest...

Gordon Ryan Applauds Roger Gracie: “He’s The Greatest Of All Time”

Gordon Ryan is best-known for two things: for being arguably the most elite grappler of today… And for his trash-talking skills. So, it’s not often that you’ll find him showering...

Do You Have To Compete To Be A Legit BJJ Black Belt?

So you’re not much of a competitor, are you? You sure like training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and you enjoy hitting the mats as often as possible… But the matter of the fact is – you...

Garry Tonon: “No ‘Self Defense’ Art Is Useful Without Near 100% Resistance Sparring”

You know those people who train “self defense” with moves at around 10% of full speed? Yeah, you know at least one person like that – and doesn’t it get on your nerves that...

Focusing Too Much On Details Can Hinder Your BJJ Progress

When you start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you first learn the most simple of moves and principles. But as you move up the ladder – as you progress and become better – simplicity tends...

John Danaher Explains The Problem He Has With Wristlocks

The Wristlocks are one of those cool submissions that BJJ blue and purple belts tend to try out a lot in rolling sessions… But are they effective in their attempts? That is to say – do...

Jiu-Jitsu & Mental Health: “BJJ Makes You Feel Like Nothing Can Beat You”

Image Credits: Evolve MMA Anyone who’s spent any time training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has noticed the tremendous benefits it carries… And not just in regards to physical health; but,...

Chael Sonnen: “I Don’t Think Sambo Is Real”

Who’d win: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or sambo? Well, Chael Sonnen offered an answer in one of his latest YouTube videos… And it’s the one you probably didn’t expect. Namely, while...

Tim Kennedy: “If They Can Touch Your Face When You’re Grappling, You’re Doing It Wrong”

Tim Kennedy is a Strikeforce and UFC veteran, a Green Beret and Special Forces Ranger; but also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. He’s also big on criticizing the “sport” aspect of...

Learning Few vs. Many Techniques In BJJ – Which Is Better?

Here’s the thing. There is a billion techniques in Jiu-Jitsu… Okay, maybe not a billion, but there are so many techniques that there’s no chance that you’ll be able to learn...

Jocko Willink: “When You’re Good At Jiu-Jitsu, You Can See The Future”

Ever rolled with someone who was so good… That it seemed as if they could read your mind? Like, no matter what you did, it was almost as if they knew what you wanted to do way before you did?...

Romulo Barral: “I’ve Never Gone To A Competition To Have Fun”

If you’re someone who is relatively new to competition (and even if you’ve competed plenty already), then there’s a good chance that you’ve heard the following advice:...

“Don’t Use Your Strength” Is Among The Worst Advice In BJJ

Ok, so… If you’re a big, strong guy, how many times were you told to “not use your strength”? Probably a lot. But here’s the thing: “don’t use your...

Ricardo Almeida Explains Why The Arm-In Guillotine Is His Favorite Submission

What’s your favorite submission? Sure, you may have a ton of submissions that you like to go for, but if you had to pick just one… Which one would it be? Well, for Ricardo Almeida...

Buchecha: “I Don’t Like The Rulesets For Gi Competition”

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida doesn’t need too much of an introduction. He is a 13x world champion and a 2x ADCC gold medal winner; now also a successful mixed martial arts fighter...

Striker vs. Grappler – Who Wins? Jocko Willink Shares His Opinion

Ah, the age-old dilemma: if a striker and a grappler got into a fight – who would have the most chances to win? Of course, the answer depends on a myriad of factors, but generally...

Lucas Lepri Talks Steroids: “Which Is More Important – A Title Or Your Mental Health?”

Lucas Lepri is a multiple time IBJJF world champion, who won every world lightweight title from 2014 to 2019. Today, he is proud of these accomplishments – even more so because he never took...

Should You Wear a Cup for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a combat sport. And, even though it’s often called “the Gentle Art”, injuries do happen… And not just injuries, but nasty hits as well – for...

Tim Kennedy: “Making A Distinction Between Real Jiu-Jitsu & Sport Jiu-Jitsu Scares Me”

Tim Kennedy is what most people would call a “true savage”. He is a BJJ black belt, a Strikeforce and UFC veteran; but also a Green Beret and Special Forces Ranger. He is known as a...

Gordon Ryan on Felipe Pena’s BJJ Stars 8 Performance: “Retire Now, Bro”

BJJ Stars, one of the biggest professional Jiu-Jitsu shows in Brazil, held its 8th event last Saturday – a Middleweight Grand Prix. It was full of spectacular matches, with Mica Galvao emerging...