Why You Shouldn’t Shame Your Teammates For “Wall Sitting”

One of the most intriguing and fascinating parts about the sport of jiu-jitsu is that you can walk into any gym...

Gracie University Instructor Zac Cunningham Speaks Out On The Erberth Santos...

Erberth Santos’ recent fight versus Felipe Pena drew widespread and highly publicized coverage for all the wrong reasons. What was supposed to...

Claudia Do Val & Maybelline Masuda Represent The Beauty And Struggle...

Claudia do Val stirred up admiration and controversy over the weekend when she scored 91 points against Maybelline Masuda at the Manila...

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...

Sharing Technique: What Is “Stealing” In Jiu-Jitsu?

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest" -Benjamin Franklin In today's internet-heavy world, many jiu-jitsu practitioners are turning to "Professor" YouTube in order to...

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...

Seth Daniels Is (Mostly) Cool With His Opponent Attacking His Broken...

Seth Daniels is one tough dude, and that is a fact. A couple of weeks ago, the Fight 2 Win CEO had...

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...

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...

Why Do Competitive Results Not Necessarily Reflect Rank And Skill Level?

Every now and again, the Jiu-Jitsu Times posts a piece about a spectacular lower belt who is able to overcome the odds...