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3 Tips For Dealing With Heavy Pressure In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Being on the receiving end of heavy pressure in BJJ is not fun. You have trouble breathing and thinking… And, particularly if it’s the case of going against someone a lot heavier than...

“Don’t Use Your Strength” Is Among The Worst Advice In BJJ

Ok, so… If you’re a big, strong guy, how many times were you told to “not use your strength”? Probably a lot. But here’s the thing: “don’t use your...

Josh Hinger: “You’ll Always Have Competition Nerves”

How do you get rid of competition nerves? How do you neutralize them, so that you can roll in competition with the same light-heartedness as you do in training? Well, sorry to break it to you…...

Not Improving In BJJ? Training Harder Isn’t The Answer

Have you recently hit a plateau in Jiu-Jitsu? Does it seem that, no matter how much you’re trying to learn and apply new techniques, you just can’t seem to improve? You might be tempted...

Your Only 2 Options in BJJ: Do What You’re Good At, Or Get Good At What You Want To Do

If you want to become great, or even just good, at Jiu-Jitsu – then there’s no going around the fact… That you’ll need to put in the work. The sweat, the frustrations which...

John Danaher: “Gym Culture Is The #2 Source Of Injury In BJJ”

The gym culture of the place you train BJJ in isn’t just important because it has a big impact on your love for the martial art. Rather, it’s incredibly important for your training...

Want More Success With Sweeps In BJJ? Go For A Takedown

Are you having a hard time scoring sweeps in training or in competition? It’s like every time you go to sweep your opponent, they stumble a bit… But then they regain their posture and...

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...

BJJ Black Belt vs. Judo Brown Belt: Here’s What You Can Learn

Standing up with Judokas is never easy for BJJ athletes – even for excellent black belts. Throwing people around is a Judoka’s specialty and you have to take that into account when you...

How Should You Drop In At a BJJ School While Travelling?

We know, we know. You think about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu all the time, even while travelling. Be it a business trip or a vacation you’re on, the matter of the fact is: you’d love to get in a...

Feeling Exhausted After A Roll? Here’s A Simple Solution

There’s no denying it: lots of times, you’ll feel obliterated after a sparring session in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Especially as you rack up the number of rolls, against tough training...

These Highly Effective Habits Will Supercharge Your Jiu-Jitsu

Image Credits: Evolve MMA If you want to improve in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the best of your ability, then just training day in and day out isn’t going to cut it. Instead, you’ll need to...

Josh Hinger: “Appreciate Yourself For The Progress You’ve Made”

It’s easy to beat yourself up after a bad training session. And it gets even easier when that one session turns into several of them; into a negative streak that sometimes lasts for weeks, even...

Top 5 Reasons To Start Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Oh, so you’ve bitten the bug… And you’re seriously thinking about starting with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Well, let us tell you – the time to stop thinking and to start training is...

“What If I Can’t Afford A BJJ Gym Membership?” Jocko Willink Answers

Let’s be real: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t a cheap hobby. You’ve got to buy gi and no-gi equipment, which can be quite expensive (and it’s a good idea to have at least two pairs...

Use This Simple Principle to Build a Strong Defense in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you want to build a solid submission game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If so, then that means that you need to have a strong defense first. For, how are you supposed to feel confident in your...

6 Essential Things Every BJJ Practitioner Needs in Their Gym Bag

Are you new to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If that’s the case – congratulations! You’re in for a ride that you’ll enjoy a lot. However, before you start this ride, you need to get...

“Just Show Up” Mentality Won’t Take You Far in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

You know that advice that’s often given to BJJ athletes? “Just show up and train”, they tell you, “and you’ll get better.” This is good advice. You absolutely...

So You’re A BJJ Brown Belt Now… What To Do From Here?

You’ve made it this far… After a lot of effort, innumerable mat hours, and so much frustration – you’re now a BJJ brown belt! Congratulations. However, what are you supposed...

Improve Your BJJ Immediately With These 5 Tips

So you want to improve your BJJ as fast as possible, eh? Well, the most important thing you can do for your Jiu-Jitsu progress is, arguably, to harbor patience; as consistency and proper focus will...

John Danaher: “No One Cares If You Got A Black Belt”

What does it take to earn a black belt Brazilian in Jiu-Jitsu? Well, it takes a lot of effort, focus, and a lot of overcoming of failure… But, the truth is, that you’ll probably get your...

BJJ Progress Advice: Don’t Be Afraid Of Discovery, Even If It Means Failing

How often have you Googled for advice on improving in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Probably a lot. And how much advice have you found that worked for you long-term? Chances are, not a lot. Therefore,...

Guard Passing: Improve It With This Simple Tip from John Danaher

Guard passing will never be easy, no matter how good you get at it… And no matter how skilled you become, there’s no saying that you will often be under threat by the guard player; in...

Should You Wear a Cup for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a combat sport. And, even though it’s often called “the Gentle Art”, injuries do happen… And not just injuries, but nasty hits as well – for...