Coach & Student At Center Of Controversial Lockdown Video Give Their...

Last week, a video clip that showed Professor Fernando Di Pierro appearing to hurt a student while demonstrating a lockdown defense caused...

In Defense Of Participation Awards In BJJ

Participation awards have a bad rap in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, as they do in our culture in general. Critics claim that they discourage...

Keenan Cornelius On Switching Gyms: “You’re Paying Them. If There’s Something...

Many jiu-jitsu practitioners have asked themselves the question "Should I stay or should I go?" when it comes to their gyms. It's...

3 Business Practices That Don’t Benefit Students, No Matter How You...

Jiu-jitsu schools are allowed to make money. They shouldn't just be scraping by on charity. I'll take it a step further: I...

The Importance Of Communication & Consent Between BJJ People & Untrained...

A thread in the r/relationship_advice subreddit has jiu-jitsu's corner of the internet abuzz. The whole story can be read here, but the...

Joe Rogan Recommends Jiu-Jitsu For Self-Defense To Comedian Michael Yo

Joe Rogan is perhaps one of jiu-jitsu's most vocal celebrity practitioners. A BJJ black belt himself, the UFC commentator and stand-up comedian...

Do Competitors Have a Responsibility to Protect Each Other?

Recently there was a video floating around on Instagram of a competitor cranking a heel hook on an opponent in competition. The...

Why Do Successful Female Grapplers Make Some People So Angry?

“Yeah. These are disturbing,” says Chris, a BJJ purple belt and psychologist who works with male addicts in low-income areas.

Bruno Bastos Talks About His Pick For BJJ’s GOAT

Bruno Bastos has been an active competitor at a high level since the '90s. During that span, he has not only witnessed...

A Black Belt Is Not A Symbol Of Infinite Wisdom

While there are those who fake or underqualified out there, you can generally assume that BJJ black belts are really, really good...