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Tom DeBlass Featured by Forbes Magazine: „As Long As You’re Resilient, You Can Do It“

Effort, persistence, discipline and resilience pay off – just ask Tom DeBlass. Years ago, he opened up his first BJJ school as a brown belt (and after quitting his teaching job), charging $20,000...

John Danaher Explains Why He Never Competed In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Image Credits: BJJ Fanatics Despite being one of the best BJJ coaches in the world, John Danaher has never competed in Jiu-Jitsu himself. But why? Surely, given all his knowledge, he would’ve...

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Work Ethic: “I Sacrificed Everything I Have”

These days, it seems that everybody wants to become “great” at something. And no wonder, as achieving greatness often stands shoulder-to-shoulder with having lots of money, attention,...

Andrew Wiltse’s Advice For Learning BJJ: “Look For Information Yourself”

There will always be stuff to improve in your Jiu-Jitsu. And not just in terms of technique, but also in terms of how you approach learning new things. The change to your approach doesn’t have...

Romulo Barral: “If You Don’t Want To Train Hard, You Won’t Be A Champion”

How excited are you about the prospect of training hard… Really hard – just in order to become very good in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? And what about training extremely hard, day in and day...

BJJ Practitioners: Start Taking Responsibility & You’ll Improve A Lot

If there’s one thing that’s always on a BJJ practitioner’s mind, it’s the one of improvement. Everyone wants to get better and almost everyone who’s been training for a...

Ffion Davies: “Many Times I’ve Wondered Will I Be OK If I Don’t Become A World Champion”

Ffion Davies is among the most elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world… And last weekend, she proved her worth yet again – this time by winning her very first IBJJF lightweight...

Melqui Galvão: “I’m Just A Father Who Admires His Son, Mica Galvão”

Mica Galvão is a brand new IBJJF lightweight world champion! He steamrolled through his bracket, facing and beating the all-powerful Tye Ruotolo in the finals. With him being just 18 years old and...

John Danaher: “The Outcome Of A Match Is Settled Before Athletes Step On The Mat”

There’s a lot that comes into play when a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match starts… There are a lot of factors that will dictate who will win, and luck is certainly one of them. However, as...

Lucas Lepri Gets Inducted Into IBJJF Hall Of Fame

Lucas Lepri is one of the most decorated Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world and a 9x World Champion. Yesterday, he received yet another recognition for his successes; this time by the IBJJF itself, who...

Jocko Willink: “All Of Your Excuses Are Lies”

Do you, kind of, not feel like going to BJJ today? Maybe you’re too tired from work, maybe you don’t have time because of other obligations… What would it matter if you miss a...

Lucas Lepri Talks Steroids: “Which Is More Important – A Title Or Your Mental Health?”

Lucas Lepri is a multiple time IBJJF world champion, who won every world lightweight title from 2014 to 2019. Today, he is proud of these accomplishments – even more so because he never took...

Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship Chairman & BJJ Brown Belt: “Happiness Stems From Living An Authentic Life”

It’s easy to compare your journey to the journeys of others… To gauge how well you’re doing in comparison to them. And to, in the process, get sad about how “little”...

Gordon Ryan Shares A Powerful Sentence That John Danaher Told Him When He Was 17 Years Old

There are a lot of components to becoming successful; most of which are to be found in simply being consistent with whatever it is that you’re doing. However, some of those things happen only...

Fabio Gurgel: “I Was 15 Years Old When I Understood I Wanted To Live Off Jiu-Jitsu”

Not many people can claim that they’ve found their life purpose when they were teenagers. However, Fabio Gurgel is one of them. Now a CEO and head coach of the Alliance Jiu Jitsu Team, Gurgel...

Do You Follow These 10 Jiu-Jitsu Commandments?

If you want to be (at least reasonably) successful at anything that you do, then it’s a good idea to follow through a set number of rules which will make your success more easily attained. And...

Andrew Wiltse Starts A Business: “This Is A Passion Project & It’s Going To Succeed”

Andrew Wiltse is one of those athletes whom you can’t help but enjoy watching compete. His unique, “buzzsaw” game has earned him many grappling fans around the world; but it’s...

Roberto Aguilar, 76 Years Old, Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Romulo Barral

You know what they say: it’s never too late to become who you’re meant to be. And it’s never too late to start doing what you love; so, if you haven’t started training...

Kit Dale: “Do Jiu-Jitsu Professionally Only If You Love The Journey”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been experiencing exponential growth in the last couple of years; both on the amateur and professional scenes alike. So, it’s not just that a lot of people are rolling...

Buchecha: “My Whole Life I’ve Been Passionate About Jiu-Jitsu And I Worked Hard”

What’s the secret ingredient to success? Well, there isn’t just one, but there are two ingredients: passion and hard work. In other words, you’ve got to be passionate about whatever...

Destroy Anxiety Before BJJ Competition With These 2 Mindset Shifts

So you’re on your way to your first, second, or a hundredth BJJ competition… Awesome! It’s going to be a great experience, no matter whether you win or lose the matches. However, as...

John Danaher Explains The Importance Of Asking The Right Questions In BJJ

There are many roads to progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and all of them are paved with training. With giving it your all and being focused to the max while on the mats. However, there are many other...

Felipe Costa On Becoming Good In BJJ: “Be The First To Arrive & Last To Leave”

Felipe Costa is one of those BJJ competitors and coaches that almost everyone in the Jiu-Jitsu community has a good word to say about. And for good reason; his demeanor towards others is filled with...

Robert Drysdale: “Going To The Gym Was As Natural As Sleeping”

Almost everyone who continues training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after the first couple of months (and years) has come to, in one way or another, fall in love with Arte Suave. If you’re one of those...