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Gordon Ryan Explains How To Build Confidence: “Positive Results Over Time, In The Gym”

So you want to build confidence on the mats (and maybe in life in general)… But how should you go about it? Well, first of all, it’s important to understand that whenever you try...

Gordon Ryan: „I Don’t Really Have Any Rivals“

Reaching the top is hard enough, but staying there… Could be even more difficult. However, at least for the time being, that doesn’t seem to be a problem for Gordon Ryan. Arguably the...

Gordon Ryan: “I Always Perform Better Under Pressure”

Gordon Ryan has recently signed a 7-figure contract with FloGrappling – the first of its kind in submission grappling history. However, the 27-year old athlete has had to work for a long time...

Dean Lister’s Advice For Young Grapplers: “Relax And Don’t Give Up”

So you’d like to become a professional submission grappling athlete? That’s a great goal. And, as it is the case with any great goal, it’s a good idea to listen to the advice of...

Danielle Kelly: “I Didn’t Have Much Support Coming Up”

Success doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years of diligent work, discipline, and willingness to believe in oneself – even when no one else believes in you. And yes, it can sometimes be...

Georges St-Pierre: “You Need To Face Adversity At A Young Age”

How do you become strong and resilient, both in Jiu-Jitsu and life alike? It’s simple, really: by facing adversity. And the earlier you face it in life, the better off you will be. Georges...

Paulo Miyao: “The Most Important Thing Is To Learn To Live Every Day”

Paulo Miyao is one of the best BJJ light featherweight competitors of all time… Who even won a gold medal in the open weight division of the IBJJF World Championships back in 2013, when he was...

Mikey Musumeci: “Just Because You Won A World Title Doesn’t Make You Above Anyone Else”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fans love Mikey Musumeci not just because of his extraordinary skills… But also because he’s known as one of the humblest and kindest people in the sport. And he...

Jocko Willink & Dean Lister: “100 Start Training BJJ, 40 Get The Blue Belt, <1 Get The Black Belt"

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is becoming increasingly popular and more and more people start training it with each passing year… But that isn’t to say that lots of people will be able to keep...

Danielle Kelly Thinks Back To The Time When She Had To Stand Up For Her BJJ Dreams

If you have a goal, a dream even, that you want to accomplish… You will encounter some obstacles along the way. That’s a given and there’s no going around it. Sometimes, your own...

BJJ Advice: Take An Honest Look & Recognize That Things Aren’t Working

Making continuous improvements in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is no easy task… Especially after you’ve been training for a while. After several months and years, growth becomes a problem that...

Gordon Ryan’s New Year’s Resolution: “I’ll Bring Myself Back To The Old Days, When I Had Nothing”

2023 is just around the corner and many people are forming New Year’s resolutions… And, in a way, Gordon Ryan is one of them. Except from the fact that his goals are a bit different. He...

Mikey Musumeci: “Jiu-Jitsu Helped Me Through My Depression”

Mikey Musumeci is one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes today. However, he had to push through a lot of obstacles along the way to get here; including depression. Mikey shared a...

Rodolfo Vieira: “It’s Difficult To Say Who’s The GOAT – It’s Between Gordon And Roger”

Who’s the greatest of all time (the GOAT) in grappling? Rodolfo Vieira isn’t sure of the answer either, as he sees Gordon Ryan and Roger Gracie being neck-to-neck for the title. Vieira...

Danielle Kelly’s Inspirational Message: “I Kept My Head Up And Worked Hard”

Today, Danielle Kelly is one of the most accomplished competitors in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as a successful ONE Championship atomweight submission grappling athlete. However, it wasn’t...

BJJ Advice: Fix Your Errors As Soon As Possible

If you’d like to improve as much as possible in Jiu-Jitsu, then it might be a good idea to start working on your mistakes… You know, the ones you keep making over and over – so much...

BJJ Advice: One Move Will Never Guarantee You A Victory

Oh, if only there was a move, a technique, or a setup that would guarantee you a victory in (almost) every BJJ roll or match… That would be great, wouldn’t it? Well, the bad news is that...

Gordon Ryan’s Confidence Advice: “Have A Strong Defensive Game”

What’s the key to self-confidence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, especially if you haven’t competed (nor won) a lot? Gordon Ryan has two pieces of advice that will be of great help to every BJJ...

Danielle Kelly On Time She Worked As A Ring Girl: “A Weird Time In My Life”

Danielle Kelly is one of the most recognizable faces of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as one of the most successful submission grappling athletes today. However, before she reached this level of...

David Goggins: “The Gracie Family Had A Passion, An Obsession”

The Gracie family is one of the most influential families in combat sports. Without them, nothing would be the same in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA)… And even people who don’t...

Khabib Nurmagomedov: “I Treat My Mother Like A Queen”

Khabib Nurmagomedov remains resolute in his decision to stay retired – mainly because it’s been a promise that he’s made to his mother. At a recent “Class A Events”...

Lachlan Giles On Becoming A Successful Competitor: “A Problem Solving Approach Played A Large Part”

How do you become a successful competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Sure, there are many facets to success; such as training hard, being consistent, resting properly, and so on. However, a lot of it...

Stop Trying To Make Your BJJ “Perfect” – Here’s A Better Alternative

Are you someone who would (if they could) train 2x per day, every day of the week? You’d like to make your Jiu-Jitsu as perfect as possible… And when you fail at it, it tends to make you...

John Danaher: “An Athlete Must See Through The Illusion Of Competition”

Do you get nervous before competition? That’s to be expected – after all, you want to put on a good performance and for the hard work you’ve invested to pay off. But what if...