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...

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...