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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...

The Power of Principles: Why The Danaher Leglock DVD Is Worth...

The path towards jiu-jitsu development isn’t rocket science. Attend class, listen to the instructors, buy into the culture, and be a safe, technical training...

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...

Quit Using “Women’s Self Defense” As A BS Marketing Tactic

A lot of gym owners and instructors advertising their female-centric seminars and women's BJJ programs as "women's self-defense" really need to stop doing that. It's...

Does Sport Jiu-Jitsu Help Or Hurt Self-Defense?

The question of whether or not training jiu-jitsu for sport has a real impact on your ability to defend yourself has been debated for...

Should Raquel Pennington’s Corner Have Thrown In The Towel? I’m Not...

Raquel Pennington had a disfigured nose and repeated over and over again that she was "done." Her corner's response: "Let's power through this. Let's believe....