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...

What Makes A Seminar Worthwhile

For grapplers from smaller jiu-jitsu scenes, seminars by elite athletes can be valuable resources that can help any aspiring practitioner grow leaps and bounds. But...

What Should You Be Working On After One, Five, And Ten...

Anyone with a few years (or honestly, even a few months) of experience in jiu-jitsu can tell you that as you evolve, so do...

Open Guard Translated: 6 Principles That Will Take Your Bottom Game...

A common misperception in the art of learning that beginners routinely make is the desire to focus on every intricate detail of a technique...

Do Nerves Affect Your Competition Performance? You’re Not Alone

Just about everyone deals with feeling nervous before a bit competition, but those nerves affect different people in different ways. Some competitors thrive on...

Sometimes You Have To Grow Into Your New Belt… And That’s...

We recently received this question from one of our readers: “After being a white belt for so long is it normal to kind of almost...

You May Have Trained For A Competition, But Are You Packed...

The day is here. You've trained hard for months, you have your pump-up music, and you're ready to dominate everyone in your division. You...

How The Teachings Of Stoicism Can Make You A Better Grappler

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not a gentle art. This misnomer is unavoidable in grappling --- white belts and black belts alike repeat the rhetoric like...