A Comforting Reminder To White Belts Who Can’t Remember Techniques

Being able to remember jiu-jitsu techniques is something that even experienced practitioners struggle with, so it's no wonder that this is one...

Dear White Belt: That New Technique Will Make A Lot More...

Unless you're naturally athletic or have been training for a long time, learning techniques in jiu-jitsu is hard. We have to force...

Honestly, Ditch The Resolution And Come To Jiu-Jitsu Just Because You’ll...

Being friends with jiu-jitsu people when you don't train has to be exhausting. Truly, I get it --- it's all we talk...

Chael Sonnen Shares His Philosophy On An Attack-Focused Guard Passing Strategy

If you're stuck in someone's guard, you need to pass it in order to do, well, just about anything. A lot of...

Dear White Belt: Your Only Mission Is To Survive

If you're a white belt who's good at jiu-jitsu, you shouldn't be a white belt. And yet, there are so many BJJ...

With A Great Promotion Comes Great Responsibility

It's the end of the year, which means you've either been bombarded with social media posts from your friends receiving stripes and new belts,...

No Submission November: A Tool For Improving Your Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-jitsu is a series of peaks and valleys. When we’re on a peak we don’t always realize it, but when we are in a...

Don’t Feel Obligated To Roll With Dangerous Teammates

There are two types of "dangerous" grapplers: the kind who can really hurt you if they want to, and the kind who will likely...

What Are The Guidelines To Ethically Outing A Suspected “Fake” Black...

On Monday morning I received a bunch of very upsetting messages from my friend Bill Jones. Bill is a legitimate black belt who owns...

In A Hurry To Get Promoted? Watch This

Getting promoted up to the next rank is an exciting time no matter what stage you're at in your BJJ career, but when you're...