How Do Belt Promotions Work?

Student Question: I'm not sure if you've written it already, but one topic is how do promotions work? Or how should they work? Is...

Coach Won’t Let Me Pull Guard!

Question: Whenever we're rolling in my gym we're lucky enough to have the space to start from standing. The way my body is built I...

Jiu-Jitsu Times Reader Question: How To Stay Relaxed And Calm At...

At the Jiu-Jitsu Times, reader questions help us remain useful to the community that supports us.  If you ever have a question, feel free...

What Can I Teach My Friend To Show How Awesome Jiu-Jitsu...

Reader Question: I convinced a friend to come check out BJJ. What should I teach them to show how awesome jiu-jitsu is?" Jiu-Jitsu Times: For sure...

Reader Question: I Don’t Remember Anything While Rolling

Reader Question: Should I be remembering more techniques when rolling? I'm a white belt in my 2nd year and go in about 3x a...

Jiu-Jitsu Times Reader Question: How do you deal with the adrenaline...

Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of competitive grappling is the fact that our bodies react substantially different to the experience than they...

Jiu-Jitsu Times Reader Question: What Makes An Instructor Great/Successful?

Reader questions are a fantastic opportunity for the writers at the Jiu-Jitsu Times to give back to the community that we serve.  If you or...

Are My Coaches Holding Me Back?

Recently, a Jiu-Jitsu Times reader contacted me with the following question: I train at a good gym but my coaches are not consistently around and...

Jiu-Jitsu Times Reader Question: 50-Year-Old Man With Knee Injury, Too Late...

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Reader Question: How do you know if you’re qualified to teach?

At the Jiu-Jitsu Times, we are given immense reach within the jiu-jitsu community. For this reason, anytime I am given a question that hasn’t yet...