A Tip For Rolling With Higher Belts

If you're a white or blue belt, you will more often be the proverbial "nail" rather than the "hammer." Is your best strategy to give...

How To Tire An Opponent Out

In my previous article for the Jiu-jitsu Times we looked at some of the factors that fatigue a fighter. Today let's look at some strategies BJJ guys...

How Hard Should You Roll?

How hard should you roll? This is a complicated question because obviously it depends on whom you're rolling against and where you're rolling against this...
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Gassing Out In A Fight

One of Grandmaster Helio Gracie's fight strategies was to play a tight defense and allow the opponent to tire himself out. Once fatigued, the...

Rickson Gracie On Breathing

Have you seen the Rickson Gracie Seminar video where he gives his philosophy of the importance of proper breathing? Here are some excerpts from the...

Quit The Gi And Do 10th Planet?

This week, 2nd-degree black belt Nick "Chewy" Albin got a question from a viewer about quitting gi BJJ and going to 10th Planet. The...

Older Grapplers, You Have Every Right To Pick And Choose Whom...

Recently, BJJ black belt Steven Grossi received a question from a 53-year-old purple belt. The purple belt said that he tends to avoid the...

Things To Do Outside The Dojo

Those truly afflicted with the BJJ addiction are thinking of all things BJJ all of the time. The instructor has to kick these diehards...

Should Competitors Be Allowed To Compete In Higher Belt Divisions?

The first time I competed against a purple belt, I was about four months from receiving my blue belt.  This tournament was in a...

Sorting Through The BJJ Baloney

by Josh Stockman The longer I train jiu-jitsu, the deeper I fall in love with its intricacies and its dedicated practitioners. Our art is one...