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4 Tips For The New BJJ Purple Belt: This Is How To Keep Improving

So you’re a freshly-minted BJJ purple belt, congratulations! It’s a fantastic achievement and you’re now one of the most dangerous people on the mats. That deserves a ton of...

So You’re A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt… Now What?

You’ve just been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt, haven’t you? Congratulations! That’s a big stepping stone towards not just the black belt, but also...

The True Advantage Of Rolling With Lower Belts: Becoming Innovative

Ever had a training session where there weren’t any higher belts present, but just a couple of students at your belt level – and a whole bunch of lower belts? It felt amazing, didn’t it? But...

Gordon Ryan Gets “Promoted” To BJJ Purple Belt by Nicholas Meregali

Gordon Ryan is a world-class grappler and a well-established BJJ black belt. Nevertheless, he doesn’t train in the gi nowhere as often as he does in no-gi; and he has a great sense of humor...

Cole Abate Set to Make Adult Division Debut at 2022 IBJJF Pan Championships

Cole Abate is a world-class grappler. Now a purple belt, he has made an introductory remark to his name in 2021 by first beating Geo Martinez at Who’s Number One. Then, a couple of weeks later,...

Cole Abate (16 Year Old ADCC Trials Winner) Earns BJJ Purple Belt

Things just keep getting better and better for Cole Abate. After winning the ADCC East Coast Trials, the 16 year old has now earned his BJJ purple belt! He was promoted by none other than the Art of...

Russel Brand Promoted to Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become sort of “mainstream” among celebrities these days. However, many of them train BJJ in a private classes setting, without a desire to truly spar with other...

Purple Belt World Champion Returns To Training 2 Years After Suffering Stroke

It’s always tragic when a serious injury or health issue occurs to someone from the BJJ community… And it’s even more tragic when it happens to someone who is young. Ronaldo Silva,...

Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. Promoted to BJJ Purple Belt

Freddie Prinze Jr. is one of the biggest movie stars of the 90s. But what a lot of people don’t know about him is that he has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time! As a matter of...

What’s The Difference Between Blue And Purple Belt In BJJ?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Ever wondered what’s the difference between a blue and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Well, the simple answer is that there is a...

Are You Capable Enough To Be a Jiu Jitsu Instructor As A PURPLE BELT?

So you’re a purple belt now? Congratulations! You already fell so deep into the BJJ rabbit hole that you probably won’t ever be pulled back out; in other words, your love for Jiu Jitsu is...

Passing Guard to the “Wrong” Side

I strongly believe competitions teach you great lessons, as long as you are open to critically analyze your performance and make improvements. Here is something that happened to me and I am sure I am...