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Vinicius Draculino: “The Mindset Makes The Difference”

Vinicius „Draculino“ Magalhães is a fifth-degree black belt under the legendary founder of Gracie Barra, Carlos Gracie Jr. A part of the „golden generation“ of BJJ, he has trained with other...

Make Your Guard Difficult To Pass by Using These Tips

Your offense will be only as good as your defense is. In that way, your ability to impose attacks from the bottom… Will be only as good as your ability to prevent the opponent from passing your...

Here’s Why Everything That You’re Doing In BJJ is Wrong

Do you ever sit down and think to yourself: „DAMN! Is anything that I do in Jiu Jitsu ever going to work? Why do I fail in everything that I try to do?! I thought that I knew how to roll, that my...

Want To Travel The World And Train BJJ? Consider These 4 Things

Ever felt that desire to just leave the place that you’re living in for a short while, so as to simply toss yourself into the world; travelling it, meeting different cultures and people, and...

This Is Why Video Recording Your Rolls Will Help You Excel In BJJ

Everyone wants to find out the secret to becoming good in BJJ! They want to figure out that „one little detail“ or that „one small change“ in their game, which would give them an edge over...

BJJ Is Like A Relationship – You Need Discipline To Make It Work

Whether you’ve been training BJJ for quite a while or started out with it just recently, one thing is for certain: after some time, you’ll see your motivation for Jiu Jitsu dwindling...

Wrestling World Champ J’Den Cox Explains Biggest Takedown Mistakes That BJJ Athletes Make

Be honest with us… Do you feel as if your takedowns somewhat suck? That no matter how good your ground game is, that it isn’t enough to foreshadow your lack of wrestling skills? If the...

What Makes A Great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor?

Are you a BJJ instructor – or do you want to become one? Are you looking to become the BEST instructor possible? That’s fantastic! No doubt you’ll be a great one. Here are the qualities...

When You Can’t Stop Yourself From Letting Everyone Know You Train BJJ

Yeah, we know. You train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and you’re cool because of that! But it’s easy for us to know, as well as your training partners and other fellow Jiujiteiros; for we train it...

Opinion: Chasing Stripes On Your Belt In BJJ Is Wrong

So you’ve just earned your first stripe? Congratulations! Be it the first stripe on your white belt or on your brown belt, that’s a huge accomplishment, and you should feel proud of it....

The Blueprint To Getting BETTER In BJJ At A FASTER Speed

Getting better in BJJ, at a faster speed, is no rocket science. You just have to give 100% effort (or as close to it as you can on a given day) in several different areas… And possibly change...

How To Stay Motivated During Long Periods Of Sucking In BJJ?

Having a one bad day at training is no big deal. Having a week or even a month is no big deal either… But what if you’ve been sucking at BJJ for a long time – how do you deal with that?...

This Is How To Train MORE Without Getting Injured

So you wish to train even MORE than you’ve been training up until now? You’re really in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! You know what they say: „He who really wants to do something, will...

Extremely Successful BJJ Competitors Have These 5 Habits

Do you want to compete regularly and bring medals home? If so, then you need to get your training and overall approach to BJJ in check – you need to start thinking about the broader picture, as...

Should You SKIP Jiu-Jitsu Training To See Your Friends?

Every now and then, you’ll come to ask yourself if you should skip Jiu-Jitsu – in order to see your friends. But should you do it? Should you skip training in order to spend some time with...

The Best Advice For Women Starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Starting with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be an unusual experience for everyone, men and women alike. But the „online world“ tends to share much more advice for men than it does for women, simply due...

These Things You Should Know After ONE MONTH Of Jiu-Jitsu

eginOne month of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t a lot. As a matter of fact, if you’ve been training only for one month, then you shouldn’t expect too much from yourself… But still,...

4 Tips To Make Friends FAST In A New BJJ Academy

So you just came to your new BJJ academy! Perhaps it’s your first training session ever, or you made a transfer from another academy to this one; or you may be travelling and decided to get in...

This Is How To Become A Triangle Choke EXPERT

The Triangle Choke will always be cool! However, the truth is, it can sometimes be really difficult to set it up and finish properly. This is because the Triangle – as almost every other submission...

Having Trouble With Setting Up A Strong De La Riva Hook? Do This

After quite some time spent at being infatuated with the No Gi game, it seems that you have finally understood that it’s not about „one or the other“; but that Jiu Jitsu is meant to be...

Not Satisfied With Your BJJ Progress? Take A Step Back – Appreciate How Far You Came

How do you feel about your current Jiu Jitsu progress? Are you really satisfied about it? Perhaps borderline satisfied… Or not satisfied at all? Training BJJ can sometimes be a real...

The Importance Of Proper TIMING In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Not everything is about techniques in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sure, technique is most important – for, if you don’t have it, what will you...

5 Easy To Use Tips For A FASTER FINISH FROM THE BACK In BJJ

Taking the opponent’s back is the ultimate position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but getting there is no easy business. It takes a lot of sweat and change-of-tactics to outsmart and outpace your...

NEVER Get Tapped Out Again In Jiu Jitsu By Using This Little Trick

Hey, you. Yes, you! Pssst, quiet, we have a secret to share with you… A top secret piece of advice, actually… Listen up: how would you like to know a very sneaky trick that will give you...