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Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin: “Claiming That You Don’t Have Enough Time Is Just An Excuse”

Let us guess – you would love to improve better in BJJ, but you simply don’t have enough time? Sure enough, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t “everything” in your life; you have...

“I’m a BJJ White Belt… Why Don’t They Want to Roll With Me?”

So you’ve just begun training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’re a BJJ white belt and you’re so eager to train, to learn, and to meet both the coach(es) and your training partners in the...

John Danaher: “Never Give Up An Easy Win To An Opponent”

No matter how good you are, nor how good you get in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… You’ll find yourself in trouble from time to time. Be it because you made a mistake or because your opponent is...

Andrew Wiltse: “The IBJJF Time Requirements Should Be Abolished”

If there are just two things that can be said with absolute certainty about Andrew Wiltse, it’s that he’ll always bring on exciting, fast-paced matches – and that he isn’t...

Draculino: “The Technical Level of Today’s Jiu-Jitsu is Way Higher Than It Used To Be”

Vinicius „Draculino“ Magalhães is a world-class coach who developed athletes such as Romulo Barral and Samuel Braga; and is known as a first person to open a Gracie Barra academy outside of Rio...

Rener Gracie: “Overreacting Is a Front for Not Knowing How to Fight”

Ever seen a person overreacting over something that could’ve been solved in a much more productive way? Of course you did – situations such as that one happen much more often than they...

Travis Stevens on Self-Doubt: “You Have To Remember What The Real Goal Is”

It’s normal to experience self-doubt as you train and compete in grappling. However, how you handle and overcome self-doubt is extremely important; as it could make or break the rest of your...

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...