Here’s How To Ask The Right Questions In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Asking questions is important in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. If you're simply going through the motions without understanding them, your skillset is going to suffer. But asking...

Should You Get Promoted If You Only Train No-Gi In Brazilian...

The topic of stripe and belt promotions in BJJ has its fans and detractors on both sides of the topic. "Belts don't matter! I don't...

This Is How A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Really Helps You Improve

Traveling to teach at some BJJ schools that do not have access to a black belt instructor, I notice a few common patterns. While...

Purple Belt — Not Blue Belt — Is The Hardest Rank...

Many grapplers talk about blue belt being the toughest rank in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Blue belt is supposedly the rank where many people feel like...

Here Are Some Tips For First Time Competitors In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu is one of the fastest ways to increase your technique in the art. Constantly testing your skills in a live...

Rener Gracie On Brian Ortega: He Has An ‘Undominable’ Spirit That...

Undefeated UFC Featherweight Brian Ortega has an "" spirit, according to his Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor Rener Gracie. "It's no surprise he is where he is,"...

Does Your BJJ School Divide Classes Based On Experience Level?

Different BJJ schools approach class formats differently. Some schools will offer Beginner or Fundamentals classes seperate from Advanced classes. Other schools just group everyone into...

The Quicker You Mess Up, The Quicker You Succeed In Brazilian...

The learning curve in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and any other endeavour for that matter, is quicker if you make your mistakes sooner. This doesn't mean...

A Chat About Jiu-Jitsu (And Jordan Peterson) With Ricardo Almeida Black...

Ricardo Almeida black belt Chris Matakas was on the Way of the Truth Warrior podcast with David Whitehead to talk about the philosophy of...

Yes, You Need Position Before Submission

Teaching a BJJ class in another city that did not have frequent access to a black belt instructor, I noticed a few patterns with...