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Tommy Langaker Talks Jiu-Jitsu Money Problems: “There’s Very Little Income”

A lot of elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes have had to go through earning next to nothing in their early years of training and competition. Even the best of the best. It wasn’t any different...

Kade Ruotolo Inspired By Bob Marley: “The Ability Of A Man To Affect Those Around Him Positively”

Are the Ruotolo brothers enjoying the fruits of their labor and the fame that goes along with it? Well, Kade Ruotolo is not afraid to admit the truth. He shared it in a recent ONE Championship...

Nicholas Meregali: “I Was Dealing With Depression & Anxiety”

Nicholas Meregali is one of the most elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in history – and is one of the most confident ones as well. However, it may come as a surprise that Meregali didn’t...

Dean Lister: “I Never Lost Focus On What I Needed To Do”

One of the most notable character traits of champions – both on the mats and in life alike – is the fact that they’re focused. Their focus is so strong that they won’t allow...

Draculino Reveals The Reality Of BJJ Business Success: “There Isn’t A Day That I’m Not Working”

Being a successful BJJ business owner is all about training, coaching, seminars, and enjoying the BJJ lifestyle… Right? Well, not quite. As in all things business-related, being successful in...

Andre Galvao: “I’ve Been Training Like Hell Since I Was A White Belt”

There are many roads to success, but all of them have one thing in common: hard work. There’s no going around the fact. If you want to succeed, then you’ve got to put in the work and act...

Sean O’Malley On Competing In BJJ: “It’s Important To Feel Those Nerves”

Do you compete? Sure, you might not have aspirations to become a professional BJJ athlete… But competing could greatly improve not just the quality of your Jiu-Jitsu, but also of your mindset....

Fabio Gurgel’s Success Advice: “When You Make A Mistake…”

When you make a mistake, do you blame others for it… And when you succeed at something, do you take all the credit every time? Well, if that’s the case, then you should reconsider your...

Ricardo Almeida: “I Fell In Love With How Cerebral Jiu-Jitsu Is”

Why did you fall in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Chances are, there wasn’t just one reason – but quite a bit of them. The same is true for Ricardo Almeida. Before he became the first...

Dave Camarillo: “Mark Zuckerberg Is One Of The Best Students I Ever Had”

Mark Zuckerberg isn’t “just” a multibillionaire entrepreneur who changed the world with Facebook… But he’s also an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner – who...

Caio Terra: “When I First Started Training Jiu-Jitsu, I Was Forced To Do It By My Mother”

Remember that activity that you didn’t really want to do when you were a kid, but your parents forced you to do it… And then, eventually, you grew to enjoy it? Well, such was the case...

Every Successful Jiu-Jitsu Student Has These Two Skills

If you want to become successful in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – whether that means on the international stage or “just” to become the best you can – then there are two skills that...

Tye Ruotolo: “We’re Opening Our Gym In About A Month”

Tye and Kade Ruotolo have been working on building their new gym in Costa Rica for some time now. And it seems that the opening day is now just around the corner! Tye revealed that the gym will be...

JT Torres Remembers The Difficult Beginnings: “I Didn’t Come From Money”

Success takes a lot of sacrifice. Lots of time, overcoming of obstacles, and – more than anything else – perseverance. JT Torres knows that well. His own beginnings were difficult and he...

Buchecha: “Work Hard, Put Your 100%, And You’re Going To Get There”

Are you feeling a bit discouraged lately? Be it on the mats, in your career, or whatever else… It seems like you’re not “getting there”? Well, take it from the legendary BJJ...

Ana Carolina Schmitt: “You Must Learn How To Deal With Defeat”

If you want to become successful in Jiu-Jitsu (or in anything in life, for that matter), you’ve got to realize that you will lose a lot. Defeat will come your way. That’s the fact. And...

Actor Tom Hardy Wins Gold At “All Stars BJJ Europeans” Tournament

World-famous actor Tom Hardy seems to be a phenomenal BJJ blue belt competitor… For he won yet another gold medal yesterday! Hardy regularly competes at BJJ tournaments across the United...

Leo Vieira Reveals How Jiu-Jitsu Helped Him As A Kid

Becoming a two-time ADCC and an IBJJF world champion, as well as a world-class coach and academy owner isn’t easy – but Leo Vieira has done it. He also “used” Jiu-Jitsu to...

Craig Jones, Nicky Rod & Nicky Ryan Share Advice For BJJ Hobbyists

So you’re serious about improving in Jiu-Jitsu, but you still consider yourself as a hobbyist… What are some of the things you could do to ensure that you’re making lots of...

Astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi Becomes First BJJ Practitioner In Space

One small step for man… One giant leap for Jiu-Jitsu? Astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi, native of United Arab Emirates (UAE), has took off to his country’s first long duration space mission. Al...

Georges St-Pierre: “A Champion Has The Capacity To Be Good When It Matters”

What makes a champion… Champion? How is it that some people, who are extraordinary in training, crumble when they compete? Georges St-Pierre understands that well. Here’s what makes the...

John Danaher Explains Why He Has A Name For Every Move In Grappling

John Danaher is one of the greatest BJJ coaches of all time… And one of the many things he’s known for is that he has a name for every single technique and position. Why is this so?...

Felipe Pena’s Advice For Success: “You Need To Pay The Price”

Felipe Pena needs little introduction. He is one of the greatest BJJ athletes of all time, who won first place at almost every prestigious tournament – more than once, at some of them....

John Danaher Reveals The Most Valuable Skill All Successful BJJ Athletes Have

What’s the most important, most valuable skill that a BJJ athlete can have? No, it’s not any sort of a submission technique chain nor a guard pass… It isn’t even being...