I Was Almost Raped. I Learned Self-Defense. I Am Still Scared.

My jiu-jitsu origin story is that I was almost raped by a taxi driver, managed to escape before anything truly bad happened, and signed...

OPINION: Dana White And The UFC Need To Own The Monster...

Let's talk about the events of UFC 229. Let's go back before the unfortunate brawl that capped it off. Let's talk about how Derrick...

Get Excited, Nerds — A Science Podcast Just Featured A Cool...

Jiu-jitsu is known for being a sport that creates "nerd assassins," and Australian Konner Blunt is proof of that. Blunt, a blue belt and...

Why All Competitors Should Train For Both Points And Submissions

Historically, jiu-jitsu has always been victimized by dividing philosophical approaches to training. Most of these divisions can be traced back to the early days...

You Need To Be A Self Learner

After rolling, many ideas and stories about BJJ are exchanged between instructor and training partners. This is one of the best parts of our...

Should An “Upper Belt” Always Be Able To Tap A “Lower...

The topic of BJJ came up in a social situation and a friend who was not training BJJ asked a not uncommon question: "Shouldn't...

Is Your Body Type Stopping Jiu-Jitsu From Working For You?

You're not the first person who's watched someone teach a technique and thought, "That would never work for someone who's built like me." But...

Why Every Jiu-Jitsu Athlete Should Be Studying 10th Planet Technique

Whether it be through competition or cross-training, inevitably every jiu-jitsu practitioner is forced to adapt their skill set to opponents of different styles. Regardless...

My Purple Belt Is My “I Didn’t Quit” Belt

I loved being a blue belt for about a day. Then I hated it. I stayed a blue belt for two years. Even now, when...

Vagner Rocha Wants Jiu-Jitsu To Quit Being Soft Before It Ruins...

Vagner Rocha has long been a controversial figure concerning his hard-nose style of jiu-jitsu. There are many competitors and fans that would even say...