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Submissions Drying Up? Here’s Why

An experienced blue belt and I were chatting following the end of rolling. He had a problem that was arising. His submissions were drying...

Where To Focus Most Of Your Energy When You Start BJJ

We've had an influx of new students at my gym over the last several months, and it's AWESOME! New students means new training partners,...

Is ‘Creonte’ Culture Becoming Extinct?

Is "Creonte" BJJ culture slowly becoming extinct? As the art and sport of BJJ spread throughout the world, the culture of jiu-jitsu and academies...

Tired Of Feeling Like A Pancake? These Side Control Escapes Are...

We are working on side control this week in our academy. By far, the biggest challenge for new students is getting caught underneath side...

The Most “Dangerous” People On The Mat Are Often The Safest...

If you walk into a jiu-jitsu gym, who are the most dangerous people in the room?  The upper belts, of course. The higher you...

Is Your Instructor Teaching For His Students Or Himself?

Does your instructor teach for themselves? I can't resist visiting Brazilian jiu-jitsu schools wherever I am traveling. I just love being around gyms and love...

Working BJJ In To Your MMA Training Schedule: How Much Is...

Many believe that Joe Rogan is one of the most influential figures in the world of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. While Rogan is a legitimate BJJ...

Psoriasis & BJJ: My Battle With Being Accepted On The Mat

"Is that what I think it is?" If I had a dollar for every time I heard that, I’d actually be able to afford one...

Rivalry At Your Gym? Here’s Why You Should Nurture It

One of the most important things that keeps us training month in and out in Brazilian jiu-jitsu is the friendly rivalries that we have...

Is It Blue Belt Blues Or Should I Quit BJJ Entirely?

As Brazilian jiu-jitsu continues to expand, new schools form all the time. While this is an exciting time for the BJJ community as a...