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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...

BJJ Instructors: Holding Back & Pushing Belt Promotions Is Detrimental For Your Students

Image Credits: Evolve MMA BJJ instructors, generally, want the best for their students. They want to make them feel welcomed and appreciated on the mats… All things considered, they want them...

John Danaher: “BJJ’s Greatest Gift Is The Idea Of Solving Problems Under Stress”

What’s the greatest gift you’ve received from Jiu-Jitsu? Is it the friendships? The health? Or the reward of feeling better after a stressful day at work? John Danaher believes that the greatest...

Opinion: BJJ White Belts Shouldn’t Have Their Own “Style”

Being a BJJ white belt is a stressful period in one’s Jiu-Jitsu life. It’s full of failures, doubts about whether or not you’re really “cut out” for this martial...

Are IBJJF Tournaments Tougher Than Local BJJ Competitions Are?

Perhaps you’ve competed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu before… In smaller, local tournaments. And perhaps you’ve done well at them – or, maybe, you haven’t done well at all. But...

The Simple Problem With Belt Tests in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Belt tests aren’t an often occurrence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but they aren’t a rare one either. And they can be a good asset to the BJJ academy in question; the students know when...