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Security Guard Uses Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to Subdue Confrontational Man

Knowing even just a little bit of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can take you a long way in dealing with threatening situations. While it’s good to mix BJJ with other (striking) martial arts if you want...

What You Should Know Before Starting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Congratulations! You stopped overthinking and you took a leap of faith – you’re going to have your first Jiu Jitsu class tonight! Awesome, well done! However, there are some rules that you...

Should You Help Out A White Belt… If You’re A White Belt, Too?

Let’s say that you’re a white belt, drilling a move or in the midst of rolling with someone… And you see an another white belt struggling with a technique – be it your own...

What To Do If You’re a BJJ Blue Belt – And You Get Destroyed by a White Belt?

First of all, well done – you’re a blue belt and you’re still training! You haven’t quit, and that’s a huge achievement in and of itself… But what if, just a couple of...

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,...

When Is It Too Late To Start Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Perhaps you’re in your mid to late 20s. Or in your 30s, maybe in your 40s. Heck, you might be in your 50s – or 60s even! Whatever your...

What Should BJJ White Belts Focus On… If They’re Terrible In Jiu-Jitsu?

Your BJJ journey might not get off to a good start. Unless you’ve been involved in some other form of grappling (such as Wrestling or Judo) and if you aren’t extremely talented, then your...

It’s Your Obligation to Smash Lower Belts in Jiu-Jitsu

If you’re a higher level BJJ belt, it is likely the case that you often go easy on the lower belts. And probably for a good reason – you don’t want to get their spirits crushed and...

How Should You Roll With An Overly Aggressive White Belt?

Every BJJ academy has one, if at least from time to time – that overly aggressive white belt, whose life’s mission seems to be to go ultra-hard with everyone, 110% of the time. Sure,...

Which Techniques Should You Learn FIRST As A BJJ White Belt?

It’s so easy to get confused as a white belt in BJJ! There are a lot of techniques out there, and you’re excited about ALL of them. Choosing which ones to learn first… Can be a...

10 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Your Blue Belt

So you would like to get your blue belt in BJJ, eh? That’s fantastic! But… Are you aware of the things that you should know first – before you get promoted? Here are 10 things that you...

The Number One Rule Every New BJJ White Belt Has To Follow

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. You’ve just begun training BJJ, haven’t you? We’re certain that you’re simply amazed by all of the creativity and...

A Simple Takedown Plan For BJJ White Belts That Works GREAT!

When you’re a BJJ white belt, there are a lot of unknowns! How are you supposed to transition from one position to another, what are you supposed to do when you pass the guard, how to solidify...

“I’m A White Belt And I Submitted That Black Belt!” Well, No… You Didn’t

Ah, the first Jiu Jitsu classes… Remember them? You started out innocently enough and went through a whole deal of strange bruising occurrences, as well as aches and pains that you’ve...

A New White Belt Just Tapped Me Out… What’s Happening?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Let’s say that you’ve been training BJJ for quite a while already, maybe somewhere in-between one and four years. And you’re...

This Is How Your Instructor Decides Who To Promote

It’s a fact: you’ve been training consistently and you’re always in class on time. You don’t skip warm-ups and you give your absolute best every time you drill, roll and...

Want To Start With Jiu Jitsu? Accept These 4 Hard Truths First

Hooray, you just made a decision to start training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! BJJ will introduce great things to your life, such as: better health, stronger self-confidence, awesome friendships, the...

Get Promoted To Blue Belt Faster – 6 Tips For Faster Progress in BJJ

If you’re a white belt – whether you’re fresh out of your second class or if you’ve already spent some time on the mats – chances are that you can’t wait to get your blue...

Sweaty & Hairy Guys, Smelly Gis: Struggles of a Female White Belt

Sweaty guys, hairy chests, smelly Gis, and close spaces. Your academy certainly has the perfect ingredients to scare away every woman in town. That’s right! Jiu-Jitsu can certainly be intimidating...

Precious Advice That Nobody Gives You When You Train BJJ

If you grapple long enough, you can’t help sounding like a know-it-all from time to time. When Prof. Martin Guggi invited me to share some words of wisdom, I thought long and hard on what to write...

Weekly White Belt Advice: Closed Guard Sweeps

In the previous article of our Weekly White Belt Advice series, we’ve talked about the very basics of the closed guard – what it is, its defensive and offensive purpose and the body...

Weekly White Belt Advice: Closed Guard Basics and Breaking The Posture

The closed guard is often times the first position a beginner Jiu Jitsu practitioner learns about and starts practicing. Therefore, in the next couple of White Belt Advice articles, we’ll take...

Weekly White Belt Advice: An Introduction to The Series!

Being a BJJ white belt is far from easy. The surroundings are new, the pressure – not just the psychological one, but the one from being inside your training partner’s side control as well...