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BJJ Instructors: Don’t Let White Belt Students “Coach” Others During Class

If you’re a BJJ instructor, you’ve probably seen the following behavior. There’s a white belt in your class that sometimes takes the liberty of showing techniques to other students. He gives...

The True Advantage Of Rolling With Lower Belts: Becoming Innovative

Ever had a training session where there weren’t any higher belts present, but just a couple of students at your belt level – and a whole bunch of lower belts? It felt amazing, didn’t it? But...

Skiing, Risk Mitigation & Jiu-Jitsu: Which Sacrifices Are You Making?

You know how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t exactly the safest thing to do? There is always the risk of injuries, even the ones which could put you out of training for months on end… But other than...

Budget & Jiu-Jitsu Are The Same: Assume That You’ll Need More Than Expected

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and life have a lot of things in common. However, what may surprise you is that money – more specifically, your budget – has lots to do with BJJ as well. Professor...

7 Things You Need To Know Before Joining A BJJ Academy

If you’re thinking about joining a (new) BJJ academy, then there are some things you should take into account before you take the leap… That can show whether or not the academy is the...

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…...

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 Students: Make It A Habit To Work On Your Weaknesses

Here’s the deal: everyone likes working on their strengths. Be it in work, everyday life, or in training – everyone enjoys becoming better at what they’re already reasonably good...

6 Mistakes BJJ White Belts Make – That Everyone Hates

If you’re a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu white belt, then it’s only normal that you’ll be making mistakes. You have to start from somewhere, after all… However, some of these mistakes are a big no-no...

If You Want To Become An Expert In BJJ, Learn How To Vary Speed & Intensity

You know how those new white belts have just one gear when it comes to training – fast and furious? Yeah, well, that’s because they’re inexperienced and don’t know any better....

Why Do So Many White Belts Quit Jiu-Jitsu? Simple – It’s The Mindset

If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a while, you’ve probably met a lot of people on the mats. And, along the way, you’ve also seen a lot of people leave as well; some...

Simple Concept for Improvement in BJJ: “Tie ‘Em Up With Your Legs & Attack With Your Arms”

It’s the simple stuff that will, ultimately, lend you the most progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The simple insights from your coach, the simple corrections in technique that have never crossed...

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...

BJJ Practitioners: Start Taking Responsibility & You’ll Improve A Lot

If there’s one thing that’s always on a BJJ practitioner’s mind, it’s the one of improvement. Everyone wants to get better and almost everyone who’s been training for a...

3 Tips To Safely Cut Weight Before BJJ Competition

If you have a competition coming up, but you’ve registered for a weight class that isn’t quite yours to begin with… You’ll probably be looking to cut weight. However, the way...

3 Tips For New BJJ Coaches: Here’s How To Improve Your Teaching Ability

Are you a new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach? If so, then you probably get a bit nervous before each class. And that’s alright, because you’re eager to provide the best possible value to your...

Kit Dale Shares A Secret Recipe For Sweeping Everyone, Anytime

Does sweeping people in Jiu-Jitsu feel… Awkward to you? As in – out of all things in BJJ, sweeps tend to be the toughest ones for you to execute? Kit Dale has had a similar “sweeping issue”:...

Not Feeling Motivated To Train? Do This – And Trick Your Brain

If you’ve been training for long enough, you’ll have experienced the end of the so-called “honeymoon phase” of Jiu-Jitsu… When you stop feeling motivated to train all the time and, what’s...

Improve Your BJJ & Life: “Get To” vs. “Got To” Mindset

You don’t like warm-ups. We get it – you only do them because you have to (and because it makes you feel less stiff, but that’s beside the point). Plus, there are some drills that...

John Danaher’s “Parable Of The Plank” Will Make You Less Scared Of Competition

Do you tend to get nervous, even scared a bit, before competition? You’ve put in the effort prior to it – you trained as much as you could and you became much better than you used to...

Focusing Too Much On Details Can Hinder Your BJJ Progress

When you start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you first learn the most simple of moves and principles. But as you move up the ladder – as you progress and become better – simplicity tends...

John Danaher: “The Pathway To Attack Is Through Confidence In Your Defense”

So you want to build a strong attacking game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? That’s neat: it means that you won’t turn into one of those BJJ athletes that stall in order to win a match. That wait...

Robert Degle Shares 2 Tips For Remembering BJJ Moves More Easily

Remembering moves in Jiu-Jitsu can be surprisingly difficult. You learn something new every class and, often times (especially if your BJJ academy doesn’t have a curriculum), there isn’t...

Tom DeBlass: “A Couple Times Training A Week Is More Than Enough”

So you’ve started training later in life and you’re not a professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete… But you want to train almost as if you were one. And the reason? It’s...