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BJJ tips for beginners and black belts alike. This category covers all tips related to BJJ training, etiquette, and more.

The art of Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ), is applicable and beneficial in a surprising number of arenas, some of which could even be life or death scenarios. It is easy to forget or lose sight of the fact that BJJ was never intended as a method to initiate or engage violence. BJJ...
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If you have trained BJJ for any length of time, you are probably familiar with the fact that people quit BJJ constantly.  There are many reasons for people quitting BJJ.  Realistically, all of us grapplers will face one or several of the hurdles that cause many to fall off...
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If you’ve ever rolled with a brand-new athletic guy in BJJ, you likely had the ‘spazzy white belt’ experience.  People of all belt levels, in particular, more experienced white belts and blue belts, often complain about ‘spazzy white belts.’  New BJJ people who use a lot of strength and...
Here's the 5 Reasons Why You're Going To Be Painfully Stuck At BJJ White Belt
So, you’ve tried BJJ and you’re sold on it.  Regardless of whatever sparked you to start training, you are likely wondering what it takes to learn and level up in BJJ to earn your blue belt.   Most people aren’t training to be stuck at a BJJ white belt forever. Nevertheless,...
Anyone who's spent time on the mats knows the struggle of figuring out what to eat for their BJJ goals. If you socialize before or after BJJ class, you’ve likely heard someone discuss the Paleo diet for jiu jitsu. Although it is not the first diet of its kind, the Paleo...
Supplements aren't anything new. Fitness seekers, athletes and competitors in nearly every sport have used supplements at some point to get bigger, stronger and better. In fact, the world of health and fitness supplements has never been bigger and there is seemingly a supplement for everything. One report cited some impressive statistics...
wash bjj belt
Pretty much every martial art is chalk-full of superstitious traditions.  Perhaps one of the most gut-churning pieces of “traditional wisdom” is the notion that you shouldn’t wash your BJJ belt, ever. The “don’t wash your BJJ belt” belief stems from the idea that the skills and knowledge are contained in...
track progress in bjj
Tracking progress in BJJ can be a daunting task. While there is no single best method to track progress in BJJ, there are a few things you can do to help gauge your overall growth in Jiu Jitsu. You are probably aware that BJJ takes years to get good and...
bjj toe hold
If you keep up with the BJJ metagame, you know that BJJ leg locks are ‘in’ and here to stay.  Particularly in no gi BJJ, leg locks are a prominent technique in both points rules, submission only, and MMA.  Originally, leglocks were frowned upon in mainstream BJJ competition.  However,...
Distraction and misdirection are underrated concepts in BJJ. But if you go back and watch the old Gracie In Action videos, you'll see that guile has always been a part of the game. The Gracies were big on feigning front kicks to set up takedowns, or slaps to the...