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...

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...

How To Tell If That Video Is A Bullsh*t Technique

Every second week or so, a BJJ student will come to to the gym all excited holding their phone. "Did you see this?!?!" they will...

Keenan Cornelius Isn’t A Fan Of All The Smack-Talk In Jiu-Jitsu

Even though Keenan Cornelius was recently the target of some light-hearted smack talk from his Polaris 8 opponent Craig Jones, he's not about to...

Supporting Women’s Competitive Jiu-Jitsu Is A Team Effort

Like many (or even most) sports, jiu-jitsu is heavily dominated by men. Although the number of female participants is steadily growing, any tournament or class...

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...

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...

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...

For The Love Of Jiu-Jitsu, Let Your Students Cross-Train

It blows my mind that there are still jiu-jitsu academies out there that either don't let their students cross-train or heavily restrict...

BBC Compiles Worst Ever Guide to Female “Self Defense”

Women are given a lot of advice about how to stay safe in a dangerous world: Brandish your car keys like a weapon, carry...