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Confidence To Be Wrong: A Must In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

There are a lot of types of confidence in Jiu-Jitsu. The confidence to go for a submission that doesn’t seem fully set up. The confidence to try an escape, even though you’re not sure of...

Tom DeBlass’s Advice for Young BJJ Athletes: “Competing Doesn’t Pay The Bills”

So you’re a young BJJ athlete who wants to make a name for himself in the sport? More importantly, you want to make a living off of Jiu-Jitsu – and you’re highly motivated to make...

Caio Terra’s Precious Advice For Those Worried About Getting Promoted

Sure, we get it. You want to be promoted to the next belt level – heck, you might even feel that you’re ready for it. But the promotion isn’t coming and you’re kind of...

Lachlan Giles Reveals How To Improve In BJJ With Limited Time

Wouldn’t it be great if all you could do during the day is train, think, and watch stuff about Jiu-Jitsu? Well, there’s other stuff that needs attending to. Such as your family, your...

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...

Buchecha Shares His Secret To Success: “Doesn’t Matter If It’s In Your Sport, In Your Personal Life…”

With 13 BJJ black belt world titles and 2 ADCC championship titles to his name, as well as being one of the top ranked ONE Championship MMA fighters, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is among...

Stop Jiu-Jitsu From Destroying Your Body

Written by Kieren Lefevre. Jiu Jitsu is destroying your body. You must pay a fee every time you step onto the mats. No, I’m not talking about your gym membership fees but the cost to your body....

John Danaher Reveals How To Deal With Scary Situations In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

What are some of the scariest situations you’ve found yourself in, when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Well, no matter what your answer may be, John Danaher has the solution: knowledge....

Kit Dale: “Not Being Good At Takedowns Comes With Many Problems”

Yeah, we get it – you’re not that good with takedowns. You never were and you, kind of, believe that takedowns just aren’t your “thing”. But here’s the problem: if...

Are IBJJF Tournaments Tougher Than Local BJJ Competitions Are?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, whether local or international, each present their unique challenges and opportunities. As you prepare to transition from local tournaments to your first IBJJF...

Rodrigo Cavaca Shares A Winning BJJ Habit (That He’s Used Since Blue Belt)

Rodrigo Cavaca is one of the best BJJ athletes to have ever step foot on the mats. He’s won the IBJJF World Championship title (2010), the IBJJF European Championship title (in 2009 and 2010), and...

Jocko Willink’s Self-Defense Tips: “You May Look Like An Easy Target & Not Know It”

Image credits: Jocko Willink YouTube channel Self defense isn’t always about defending yourself in a bad situation. Rather, most of the time it needs to be about staying away from the bad...

Renowned Doctor Reveals BJJ Tips Given To Him By Gabi Garcia: “Once You Start…”

Paulo Muzy – a widely popular doctor in Brazil, recognized for his expertise in bodybuilding and nutrition – is also a BJJ purple belt… And has received some awesome advice from...

Tim Kennedy: “You Should Be At Least A BJJ Blue Belt, Before Transitioning To MMA”

Some Jiu-Jitsu students don’t want to keep “rolling” all their lives. They want to make a transition to the octagon as well; to start with mixed martial arts and they want to do it...

BJJ Pro Tip: Use Your Head (Literally)

You know the expression “use your head”? It’s most often used to point out that you should try and use your brain, but in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu it can have a totally different…...

Jocko Willink: “Don’t Use BJJ In Street Fights & When Outnumbered – Just Run Away”

We know. We know that you had the following question pop up in your head once or twice: “Jeez, I’m actually getting good at this Jiu-Jitsu thing. But I wonder, how well would I do in a street...

Should You Break Someone’s Arm at a (Local) BJJ Competition If They Don’t Tap?

In training, you’re supposed to take care of the people you roll with. Whenever you apply a submission (or perform any technique for that matter), you should take into consideration that this...

The Simple Problem With Belt Tests in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Belt tests in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu straddle a delicate balance between tradition, discipline, and practicality. While not as common as in some other martial arts, they do occur and serve a purpose in...

Dean Lister’s Leg Lock Advice: “You Have To Do Much More Of This…”

Know that saying: “Why would you ignore 50% of the human body?” It was made popular by John Danaher… But it was actually Dean Lister that Danaher heard it from first. So, it’s...

Why Are You A BJJ Blue Belt For Such A Long Time?

It might’ve been a while since you were promoted to a BJJ blue belt… And it’s, kind of, getting on your nerves. More than anything, you’re confused; even though you’re...

What To Do If You Don’t Feel Motivated To Train BJJ Today?

The days of low or non-existent motivation happen to everyone. Even to the most dedicated of athletes, yes. But, what separates those who become better from those who stay behind is how they handle...

Opinion: BJJ White Belts Shouldn’t Have Their Own “Style”

Being a BJJ white belt is a stressful period in one’s Jiu-Jitsu life. It’s full of failures, doubts about whether or not you’re really “cut out” for this martial...

How To Be “Faster” In Jiu-Jitsu As An Older Grappler?

As an older grappler, you’ve probably had an experience or two of rolling against younger athletes… When you were thinking to yourself how awesome it would be to be just a little bit...

John Danaher’s 2 Tips For When You Can’t Train BJJ

Everyone who rolls has, at time or another, come to a situation when they can’t train BJJ. Be it because of an injury, obligations, or just “life” – sometimes you simply...