5 Important Things To Expect When You First Start Jiu-Jitsu

Whether the idea popped into your head as a potentially fun way to get fit or was forced upon you by your...

You’re Not The Only One Who Forgets Techniques Five Seconds After...

Forgetting jiu-jitsu techniques is like peeing in the shower: you think you're the only one who does it, but really, everyone does...

Why You Should Push Yourself Over The “Hump” Of Exhaustion In...

We've all been there --- you're mid-roll, and all of a sudden, your mind tells you to quit. You're too tired, too...

Reminder: If You Can Smell Yourself A Little, Your Teammates Can...

Human bodies are beautiful and disgusting. For all the amazing things we can do with the mystical meat cages our souls inhabit,...

What To Consider When Deciding If You’re Ready To Compete For...

Not everyone who practices jiu-jitsu will eventually want to compete, but many practitioners eventually decide they want to test what they've learned...

How Getting Promoted In Jiu-Jitsu Can Help Build A Child’s Character

Getting your child involved in virtually any sport can have an amazing impact on their physical and mental health while developing important...

Don’t Expect To Beat All The Lower Belts Just Because You...

Getting promoted is never the result of a sudden, dramatic improvement in your jiu-jitsu. By the time you reach your next belt level,...

How To Channel Anxiety Constructively In Jiu-Jitsu

Anxiety is an accumulation of fear in our body that forces us to see the world through a lens of survival. It...

This Is Why Jumping Guard Is Illegal At So Many BJJ...

If you're a white belt who competes, you've probably seen "jumping guard" under the "not allowed" section of the permitted techniques and...

Are You Guilty Of Doing “Jiu-Jitsu Math” To Determine Your Skill...

In everyday logic, it makes sense that if A is better than B and C is better than A, then C must...