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Tom DeBlass’s Advice for BJJ Beginners: “Keep Jiu-Jitsu A Game, Keep It Fun”

Are you interested in starting out with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Or have you already begun training… But somewhat feel overwhelmed by the entire ordeal? Tom DeBlass understands what you’re...

Are You Making These 5 Beginner BJJ Mistakes?

Here’s the deal: everyone makes mistakes from time to time. And that’s fine, especially in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – because how else are you going to learn? However, if...

BJJ Term “Spaz” Declared As A Slur By Woke Culture – Because Of Beyoncé

Image Credits: Beyoncé Instagram The term “spaz” in BJJ often refers to beginners who try to escape a position through lack of coordination and technique – with frantic,...

Jocko Willink: “I Was 19 Years Old When I First Trained BJJ…”

How old were you when you first found out about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? And how old were you when you went for your first training session? Jocko Willink was just 19 years old when he rolled for the...

BJJ White Belts Should Work On Defense More Than On Submissions

Hey, we get it! You’ve recently become a part of the BJJ white belts tribe and you’re so eager about learning and applying submissions! But, hear us out: for now, you’re going to be much better...

BJJ Advice: Treat Rolling With BJJ White Belts Like It’s A Fight

Ever had that feeling that, when you’re rolling with a (brand new) BJJ white belt, it’s almost as if it’s a life-or-death situation for them? Like, they’re going full force,...

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...

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...

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...

You’re An Out Of Shape BJJ White Belt? Do These 2 Things

Starting with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is tough. You get to the class and everyone else is better than you are… Heck, even those other white belts who’ve been training for just 2 or 3 months...

Caio Terra: “When I First Started BJJ, I Was Forced To Do It By My Mother”

Every Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu student has a different story so as to why they’ve started training. And the same is true for elite-level BJJ athletes; such as Caio Terra, who is a 12x world champion...

Disturbing: BJJ White Belt Taps Out, Gets Put To Sleep by Upper Belts Regardless

When you start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it’s incredibly important that the academy you’re training in is a welcoming one. That your coach knows how to explain things in a proper way...

Draculino: “Lots Of People Think They Know The Basics, But They Really Don’t”

Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães is a 6th degree BJJ black belt under the legendary Carlos Gracie Jr., and the first person to open a Gracie Barra academy outside of Rio de Janeiro. He is...

Watch: BJJ White Belt Submits Brown Belt in Competition

When a BJJ white belt faces a brown belt in training, he’ll lose 99% of the time… And if he, by any chance, faces him in competition, winning is less probable than winning the lottery....

“I’m a BJJ White Belt… Why Don’t They Want to Roll With Me?”

So you’ve just begun training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’re a BJJ white belt and you’re so eager to train, to learn, and to meet both the coach(es) and your training partners in the...

Advice for White Belts: Don’t Stress About What Your Coach Thinks of You

If you’re a white belt (or even a blue belt), you might find yourself wanting to impress your higher-ranked training partners as you roll. You might want to do this even against your coach, by...

BJJ Black Belt vs. White Belt – Learn From These White Belt Mistakes

Does a white belt stand any chance against a black belt in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match? Hardly so, unless the black belt is severely injured and/or has both of his legs and arms tied up. However,...

Ana Carolina Schmitt’s Advice for Women Starting BJJ: “Do It For Yourself”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is difficult. No matter how excited you are about it as a beginner, you will soon find out that not everything is sunshine and rainbows. And, in those moments, it’s...

Fabio Gurgel: “BJJ Beginners Should Be Taught Self-Defense Before Anything Else”

Imagine going to your first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class, being clueless so as to what BJJ actually looks like. You kind of have an idea that you’ll learn things that have to do with being able to...

How To Avoid Injuries When Rolling with Spazzy White Belts?

Learning how to deal with those new spazzy white belts in BJJ… Can be a rather difficult task. Although you should have the patience for them (we were all beginners once, weren’t we?),...

Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez’s Advice for White Belts: “Become a Good Teammate”

The world of Jiu-Jitsu can indeed be a confusing place when you’re a white belt. There’s just so much information out there, so many techniques that you don’t know how to use…...

Watch: BJJ White Belt Wins NAGA Expert Division

Most people are average when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They make average progress and put in average training effort. Which is great – as most people don’t have any grandiose goals...

Caio Terra: “Have Fun – With Time, Everyone Gets Promoted”

Being focused on the journey rather than the destination is one of those sayings that are more than true in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Especially when you’re not seeing the results you wanted to...

4 Closed Guard Sweeps Every BJJ White Belt Needs To Know

If you’re a BJJ white belt, then you should focus on learning the basics first. That is: if you focus on learning a couple of techniques reasonably well from every major position, you’re...