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What Does “Making Soup” Mean In Combat Jiu-Jitsu? Tim Kennedy Explains

There’s a world of difference between sports BJJ and combat BJJ… With one being fantastic for use in training and the other for real-life scenarios. Tim Kennedy – a BJJ black belt,...

Joe Rogan: “Gordon Ryan’s Opponents Realize He’s That Good, So They’re Scared”

Joe Rogan is a big supporter of Gordon Ryan, and not just in terms of having been one of his sponsors for the 2022 ADCC tournament. Rather, he’s a fan as well – as he expressed in a...

Chael Sonnen: “What Gordon Does Is Unique To Him & His Team”

Gordon Ryan has made ADCC history over the last weekend, having won his (+99kg) division and the superfight against Andre Galvao. And, well, people all over the submission grappling and MMA scene are...

Top 6 Reasons To Date A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Guy

So you’re considering whether or not to date that guy… Who also happens to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Well, it’s time that you stop considering and reconsidering it. Here are the...

Gordon Ryan on ADCC 2022: “This Weekend Will Not Be Close”

ADCC 2022 is just a couple of hours away – and so is the highly expected superfight between Gordon Ryan and Andre Galvao! And, as per usual, Ryan is more than certain of his success; both in...

Braulio Estima: “The Real Peak In BJJ Is At 35 Years Old”

Time waits for no man… No, not even for you nor for the other people who love training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, it’s not necessarily the case that your performance has to drop after...

Caio Terra: “I Age Like Everyone Else… But Once I Hit 80, Things Started To Hurt A Little More”

Caio Terra is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in history. He earned his BJJ black belt in just 3 years of training and is a 12x world champion; as well as one of the most appreciated...

Joe Rogan on Andrew Tate: “He Fuc*ed Up With The Misogynistic Stuff”

Andrew Tate, a world champion kickboxer and an (in)famous social media influencer, has recently been deplatformed from the majority of social media. Some people side with this decision, whereas...

Keenan Cornelius On Cross-Training: “Go Train Wherever You Want”

What should you, as a BJJ instructor and/or academy owner, do about your students’ cross-training? How should you go about their training in other Jiu-Jitsu gyms… Should you allow for it?...

Joe Rogan on Sumo Wrestling: “It’s A Very Strange Sport”

Sumo is a Japanese style of wrestling and a Japanese national sport. It originated as a performance in ancient times, whose purpose was to entertain the so-called “Shinto deities“. Today...

Tom DeBlass: “It Really Grinds My Gears When Dudes Don’t Know How To Train Properly With Females”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone. For young and old, male and female, injured and not-injured-just-yet… It’s a fantastic martial art. But, it still requires you to learn how to handle...

Kit Dale: “One Of The Biggest BJJ Myths Is Progression=Mat Time”

Mat time… It’s incredibly important in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; because, after all, if you aren’t training – then how can you expect to make progress? However, what are you...

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....

Khabib Nurmagomedov: “Gambling Is More Dangerous Than Alcohol”

A lot of promotions in the MMA scene (such as the UFC) have partnerships with betting sites. However, Khabib Nurmagomedov says that his promotion, Eagle FC, will never establish gambling...

The Real Reason Why Belt Rank Doesn’t Matter In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Yeah, you’ve probably heard others say it time and time again… That belt rank doesn’t matter in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And yet, no matter how many times they say it, you still...

Why Do Some Become BJJ Black Belts In 10-15 Years… And Some In Just 4-5?

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students who become black belts will achieve that in 10-15 years of training… But there are some exceptions to that “rule”; people who get promoted to the...

Opinion: Every Kid Deserves Access To Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

When you’re a kid, there’s not a whole lot that you have under your control. Everyone around you is making decisions on your behalf and, for the most part, you’re growing up in an...

Is There A Better Way To Structure Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes?

Image Credits: Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes usually consist out of: warm ups (with things like front rolls, shrimps, etc.), technique demonstration and drilling (usually with 3-4...

Guy Spends $1000 On Gordon Ryan’s Instructionals – Was It Worth It?

If you’re after faster progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then watching instructionals is one of the best things you can do! Of course, just merely watching won’t be enough; you have to try...

Traditional Training Is Holding Back Your BJJ Progress

Do you feel that your BJJ progress has been stagnant for way too long? That you aren’t improving as much as you’d like to? If that’s the case, then it might be the case that your progress in...

Mica Galvao: “I Was 13 When My Dad Dropped Me Out Of School So I Could Do Full-Time Jiu-Jitsu”

Mica Galvao is one of the fastest-rising stars of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He’s already defeated a number of elite champions, such as Leandro Lo and Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa, despite being just 18...

BJJ Term “Spaz” Declared As A Slur By Woke Culture – Because Of Beyoncé

Image Credits: Beyoncé Instagram The term “spaz” in BJJ often refers to beginners who try to escape a position through lack of coordination and technique – with frantic,...

Opinion: No Time Limit BJJ Matches Are Bad For The Sport

The most recent Who’s Number One (WNO) tournament saw a main event between Kyle Chambers and Izaak Michell; a no time limit, submission-only match… That went on for more than two hours. Michell...

Who Should Be Cleaning The Mats In A BJJ School?

Having clean mats in a BJJ school is incredibly important. It lowers the chances of something like ringworm from happening in the first place… And when someone does get ringworm or similar, clean...