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...

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...