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...

Do I Need To Train Both Sides?

Reader Question: Is it important for me to learn how to do every technique on both the left and right sides? Jiu-Jitsu Times: This is...

What Effect Has Social Media Had On Jiu-Jitsu’s Culture?

Chances are, if you’re reading this blog post you found it as a result of a social media post, either by the Jiu-Jitsu Times...

Old School, New School, And Universal BJJ: A Reader Question

Reader Question: I'd like to suggest your editorial board address the issue of "Old School/Traditional JJ" as contrasted to the more advanced "Universal JJ"...

Why Are Some People Held At The Same Belt For A...

An opponent turned friend, Sam Lemin, mused in a recent conversation about belt promotions. He specifically talked about how some people will be one...

Reader Question: I Don’t Think Working From Turtle Is The...

Reader Question: That seems very risky, like going from one bad position to a worse position. I am obviously not an expert, but...

What Should I Do To Remember Techniques?

Reader Question: What should we do to remember the techniques? Jiu-Jitsu Times: This is a surprisingly common problem in first-year students of BJJ. Since there are...

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...