Jiu-Jitsu Depression

Jiu-jitsu always makes us feel great, right? While this may be true to an extent, we all have some bad days in the academy. Many...

5 Self-Defense Moves Everyone Should Know

So, jiu-jitsu is great for self-defense, and we all know this. Anyone with a few years under his or her belt is more than...

Does your coach want to teach you his or her game,...

I’ve been doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for quite a while now, and I’ve found that there are two kinds of coaches out there: The...

Reader Question: Should I Quit Jiu Jitsu?

The title of this post is a bit misleading. Obviously Jiu-Jitsu Times will never recommend that someone quit jiu-jitsu, and no one in their...

This Is Why We Need To Put Aside Our Differences And...

If there are words to describe the way I’ve felt every time the word “killed” and “police” have come up in the headlines over...

Knees Or Feet? Where Do You Start?

When you train, where do you start? Most schools either start their training on the knees or on the feet. In competition, of course, we start...

Can Jiu-Jitsu Help With Mental Illness? According To One Expert, The...

When you live with mental illness, your greatest opponent on the mat isn’t the person you’re rolling with. Instead, you find yourself grappling with...

Watch Henry Akins Talk About How He Started Training with Rickson...

Stuart Cooper Films profiled Rickson Gracie black belt Henry Akins, who discussed how he discovered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through the Gracie in Action video tapes. Akins...

5 Ways You Gained Self-Confidence Through BJJ

During your earliest days training in BJJ, you likely had a bit of anxiety stepping onto a mat full of tough looking guys and...

Give A White Belt Your Back

We have all seen those new white belts who walk through the door and are confident and ready to change their lives . ....