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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...

BJJ Private Lessons or Group Classes… Which One’s Better?

Sooner or later on your BJJ journey, you’re going to come to a point where you’ll ask yourself the following question: “Should I take private lessons?” And it’s going to...

How Could BJJ Matches Be Made More Interesting To Watch?

Alright, be honest with us for a second… Even though you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – maybe you are even infatuated by it and can’t wait for the next training session – how...

Should You Date Someone From The Same BJJ Academy You Train At?

As you fall in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll begin to like the people you train with even more than before. You’re training the same sport, going through the same hardships,...

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...

Why Doesn’t BJJ Have The Same Rules Across All Tournaments?

If you’ve just started competing or watching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions, you might notice something strange about them. Something different from the other sports, especially if...

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...

BJJ Game Changer: Focus More On CONCEPTS – Less On TECHNIQUES

Getting good in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t always as effortless as it may seem. When looking at it from the sidelines, it seems as easy as: „Watch a technique, learn it, and then use it during...

Junny Ocasio: “The Mikey Lock Submission Is Bull*hit”

It’s not every day that you see a new submission in BJJ… But that’s exactly what Mikey Musumeci did at the latest Who’s Number One (WNO) tournament! He used a Leg Lock...

Matt Serra: “You Need To Be Dangerous In Both Gi & No Gi”

Matt Serra is not only a former UFC welterweight champion, but also one of the America’s first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts under Renzo Gracie and an ADCC silver medalist. Known for his...

Daniel Cormier: “UFC’s Greatest Submission Artist in History is Royce Gracie”

Who’s the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete in the UFC’s history? There are a lot of answers to this question, but Daniel Cormier – former UFC’s heavyweight and...

Sean O’Malley Talks Transgender MMA Fighter Alana McLaughlin: “I Just Don’t Think That’s Okay”

UFC fighter and BJJ brown belt Sean O’Malley is the latest of MMA fighters who have voiced their thoughts and criticisms of Alana McLaughlin – the transgender fighter who had her MMA...

Demian Maia Against Fights Involving Transgender Athletes in MMA: “I Think It’s Absurd”

On September 10, transgender MMA fighter Alana McLaughlin won her MMA debut against Celine Provost. She won in the second round by submitting Provost by a rear naked choke. McLaughlin, in her past,...

Andrew Wiltse on Sexual Misconduct in BJJ: “Fight Sports’ Situation Is Pretty Inexcusable”

Andrew Wiltse, other than being a superbly exciting athlete, is also known for his vocal and cut-to-the-chase demeanor. In the light of the recent sexual assault allegations scandals in the BJJ...

Rodrigo Cavaca: “We Must Learn From Our Mistakes In Jiu-Jitsu, In Order To Enrich Our Future Victories”

Rodrigo Cavaca is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a coach of many BJJ champions. Back in the day, he made spectacular improvements on his Straight Ankle Lock (back during his win-it-all 2010...

Alistair Overeem: “Professional Wrestling Is Lame & Stupid, It Makes No Sense”

Alistair Overeem’s first opponent in the UFC was Brock Lesnar, a great opponent who was one of the biggest stars of professional wrestling. Overeem beat him decisively on that day in 2011,...

Should You Use The DE LA RIVA GUARD In MMA?

Let’s say that you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a while, and that you’ve decided to take a step into mixed martial arts now. You’re working on your striking and...

Which One’s Right For You: Old School or New School BJJ?

Anyways… Which direction is your Jiu-Jitsu taking right now? Do you want to drift it more to an „old school“ style – or the „new school“ one? Which one would better fit you? No matter...

Dangers of Being Too Obsessed About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Being driven is most often a good thing. If you’re highly motivated and wish to continue improving every day, being a tad obsessed about Jiu-Jitsu is going to get you extremely far. However,...

These Things Matter More Than Tapping Out Your Training Partners

Tapping people out is, you could argue, the very essence of BJJ. After all, you’re here to learn how to control and submit as many training partners as possible, right? So, getting those taps...

Opinion: BJJ Is Not Enough If You Want To Learn Self Defense

Everyone has different reasons for starting Jiu Jitsu. Some want to lose weight and become healthier, others were persuaded by their friends, and some were recommended a video (thanks, Youtube...

Is It Ever Okay To Go For The Points In BJJ – And Not For The Finish?

Hmmm… If you’re competing in a BJJ match – and if the rules allow for it – is it ever okay to go for points in order to win? Or should you always aim towards the finish? A large part...

Drowning On Dry Land: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Jiu-Jitsu

“Where there’s discomfort, there’s fear. In these very tough positions, you’re in a little piece of hell. And through this daily suffering, you learn to survive in these situations. You have...