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...

Maybe Jiu-Jitsu Really Isn’t For Everyone, Would That Be So Bad?

As I clock another year in on the mats, watching students come and go, I can't help but think that jiu-jitsu really ISN'T for everyone. And that's okay. If anything, it's why I love it.

Coaches, Give Your Lower Belts The Support They Need When They...

I don't remember my first tournament. I mean, I remember being there. I remember being scared out of my...

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...

Video Game Designer Analyzes What Exactly Makes BJJ So Addictive

Jiu-jitsu is known for attracting all sorts of people, from the former high-school jocks to the nerdiest of the nerds. Its technical,...

Rener & Ryron Gracie Discuss The Importance Of Being Able To...

A few days ago, a disturbing video circulated of a white belt being choked unconscious and then submitted multiple times by an...

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...

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...

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...

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...