Looking To Compete At A High Level In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Here’s...

With the IBJJF Worlds approaching, serious competitors in academies all over the world are preparing for their challenge to be named a World Champion...

Here’s Some Advice For Young Jiu-Jitsu Girls From Another Young Jiu-Jitsu...

Being a girl or a woman in jiu-jitsu comes with a host of unique challenges. Young girls have a lot to gain from having...

Weight Cutting: Here’s Why To Avoid It In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Weight cutting sucks! There. I said it. You can't enjoy any of your favorite foods, you're miserable because your starving, and you barely have the...

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Buying Your First Gi

Starting jiu-jitsu is an exciting, but potentially overwhelming experience. Not only are you being thrown into a world with strange techniques and lingo and...
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BJJ White Belt Has Some Simple But Excellent Advice For Anyone...

Crystal R. Nadeau --- BJJ white belt and host of the podcast "REALIZE LIFE" --- has some excellent advice for anyone struggling in Brazilian...

When Is It Ok To Ask Your Training Partner To ‘Roll...

"Does your gym think it is ok for you to ask people to mellow out in a roll or decline a roll if you...
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What’s The Difference Between Critiquing And Correcting A Student?

Not all coaching methods are created equal, and if you handle a situation wrong with a student or teammate, you risk making them more...

How Do I Know If I’m Training Hard Enough?

We recently received a message about one white belt's inner dialogue. He writes, "Why do I feel like I don't train as hard as...

Tom DeBlass On Why It’s Silly To Hate Your Opponents

Ocean County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu owner and Ricardo Almeida black belt, Tom DeBlass, is a fount of good advice. As an avid BJJ competitor and...

How To Make Sure You’re Friends Aren’t Tricked By A McDojo

I frequently look to reddit for inspiration, and recently came across an interesting post about helping someone select a gym that’s not a McDojo. The...