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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...