Why Would An Upper Belt Only Roll With Lower Belts?

Reader Question: Hello I have a question, I'm a one stripe blue belt, what do you do about people who ONLY, rolls with lower...

Why Did I Get A Stripe And My Training Partners Didn’t?

Reader Question: "I received my first stripe a couple of weeks ago and I was over the moon. I also noticed that there were...

If The Knee Bar Is Illegal In A Tournament, Why Should...

This week at BJJ class we are working on the knee bar. One white belt student with over a year's worth of experience asked a...
Belt Promotions

Is It Okay To Ask Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor When You...

Reader Question: What do I do if my school only stripes at promotions or seminars? I work on the weekend when these go on...

Left Town? Looking For A New BJJ Gym? Here’s What You...

Reader Question: Hello Jiu Jitsu Times, I had previously written my question here and you guys were awesome with the answer so I have another...

Now That I’m A Blue Belt, Should I Train Any Different...

Reader Question: Now that I've got my blue belt, should I train any different techniques? Jiu-Jitsu Times: A new blue belt was asking more specifically about...

Help, My Grips Are Weak!

Reader Question: "I didn't realize until now how weak my grips are. Any advice on how to help fix that?" The Jiu-Jitsu Times: Grips are...

Let’s Talk About Breathing In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu…And Yes, It’s Important!

Reader Question: Hi! My name is Gilberto and i am a runner but a huge fan of BJJ and the family Gracie. As a...

Where To Start… How Does One Begin Learning Jiu-Jitsu?

If you’ve read my articles and casually view Reddit’s R/BJJ section you know I’m on there, often trolling, but every now and again drawing...

How Do You Stay Motivated?

At the Jiu-Jitsu Times, reader questions are special to us writers because they give us an opportunity to give back to the community that...