Never Assume On The Mat.

I will roll with just about anyone. The reality is that, when I compete, I can get a bewildering variety of possible “looks,” styles,...

The Lessons From Tournaments

For days after a BJJ tournament, many competitors reflect about their matches. They reflect on what did they do well and what didn't go...

No Substitute For Mat Time

Today, the Jiu-jitsu Times is featuring a video by Keenan Cornelius giving some training advice on how to get better at jiu-jitsu. For those...

BJJ Tournament Rules Are Dictating On How You Are Training

Have you ever thought how the competition rules may be the largest determining factor in how jiu-jitsu is taught? The origin of most forms of...

BJJ 101: ‘It’s All So Confusing’

At a seminar I recently taught, two of the white belt students said that, while they loved training jiu-jitsu, they felt overwhelmed at times. With...

BJJ 101: ‘I Always Forget My Moves’

As a first-year student, a common challenge is remembering all of those awesome moves. That guard pass may have been the answer to your passing...

What Is Your Emphasis In BJJ?

One of the must-see Youtube channels on BJJ is GracieBreakdown with the Gracie brothers, Ryron and Rener, who are among the very best teachers of jiu-jitsu...

Pick Their Brains

There is a commonly heard phrase in BJJ: "Learn from everyone". There are two ideas here: 1) One must always keep an open mind in jiu-jitsu. 2)...

Drillers Are Killers

Effective drilling just might be the most neglected part of most BJJ students' training programs. Many students would prefer to skip drilling and head straight...

Three Types Of Students Instructors Can’t Stand

There are a lot of different personality types in the world, and many of them are on full display in the BJJ academy. The vast...
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