Lachlan Giles recently released Submeta, a new online learning platform for BJJ. I’m very excited about this. Lachlan Giles is my favorite instructor in BJJ
North south can be a frustrating stalling position in BJJ. On the bottom it’s hard to escape north south, but on top you can’t always
Side control can be a frustrating position in BJJ. On the bottom, you may feel completely stuck, while on top you can feel like you
BJJ belt requirements are mysterious to those that are new to Brazilian jiu jitsu. This can be incredibly frustrating, because you want to get better
There are a few Brazilian jiu-jitsu GI companies and brands that are the best on the market, while other brands deliver poor quality. When you’re
Can I use a karate gi for BJJ? No, you can’t. Every martial art has its own equipment, and there’s good reasons for that. There’s
Recently I stumbled upon the most expensive BJJ gi I ever saw. It’s a Black A2 Shoyoroll Beast and it’s available at a whopping $1,000.
I train both gi and no gi BJJ and I love them both. And so I often get the question: should I do gi or
André Galvão signed a deal with ONE Championship for multiple MMA fights. This will constitute his return to MMA. The BJJ community will wait in
Kosen Judo and BJJ share similar origins, techniques and philosophy. Both martial arts have a distinct focus on ground grappling techniques. These similarities lead some
The heel hook is the most infamous submission in BJJ and MMA. Many people fear the heel hook, but fear for heel hooks only makes
Are you looking to start in a new martial art? If you’re looking for a gentle art you might be choosing between Hapkido or jiu
BJJ is an immensely popular sport and martial art, which leads some people to wonder whether BJJ is an olympic sport. In this post I
Do you want to learn how to defend yourself? Then it’s good that you’re comparing Brazilian jiu jitsu and Krav Maga. Both are great self
João Miyao is one of the legendary Miyao brothers. He is a master of the berimbolo. He is also known for his ultra-submission style. In
Vale Tudo influenced modern fighting more than perhaps any other fighting style, But, nowadays many people don’t know exactly what Vale Tudo is anymore. Understanding
Nicky Ryan is a famous BJJ competitor and athlete. He’s famous by association with his older brother, Gordon Ryan, but also in his own right.
Leg locks are fearsome and infamous weapons. If applied well, they are among the most effective submissions in grappling and BJJ. But if applied poorly,
Many people are familiar with the more mainstream form of wrestling, but submission wrestling is on the rise. It can be very physically demanding, but
A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belt is a sign of achievement for a practitioner that’s worn around the gi. To optimally signal your rank in the
Aside from the normal BJJ belts, white, blue, purple, brown and black belts, there’s also a pink belt in BJJ. It’s a belt that the
Finding the perfect gi for BJJ can be tricky. With so many options on the market, it can be hard to know where to start.
BJJ is amazing but can be rough on the skin. There’s heat and sweating, the roughness of the gi, mat burn and potential partners with
In this article I will tell you about the most common BJJ skin infections, how to recognize a BJJ skin infection, how to avoid skin
Mat burn is a common injury that many people who practice grappling may face. This article will introduce the different types of mat burns, discuss
Nobody wants to get ringworm, but unfortunately ringworm is a common skin infection in Brazilian jiu jitsu. In this ringworm BJJ guide you read how
Elite sports This is the best lightweight BJJ gi that’s cheap. It’s not the strongest, but if you just want a light gi for comfort
Grip strength is the most important strength for BJJ, but most people don’t actively try to increase it. That’s a shame. So in this article
There is a ton of discussion about taping fingers in BJJ. In this article you will find out if and when it makes sense to
Finger pain and finger injuries are very common in Brazilian jiu-jitsu – I certainly had my fair share of them. In this post I will
What tape should you use for BJJ? In this article I will be discussing what tape is the best for taping your fingers and other
BJJ vs Muay Thai: which is better? I trained both and in this post I compare Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and tell you
How often should you train BJJ? It depends on your goals and lifestyle. In this article I explain how often you should train BJJ to
If you are reading this guide, you are probably interested in learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You may be a beginner or have been training for
How BJJ belts work can be confusing to people who are new to Brazilian jiu jitsu. In this guide I explain what belts there are
BJJ Vs Judo: which is better for grappling, MMA, and self defense? In this post I explain the differences between Judo and BJJ and who
It’s no secret: most people that start doing BJJ quit. It’s why the BJJ black belt is the hardest black belt to get. In this
Yes, you can get a black belt in BJJ without competing, and there are pros and cons to this. In this post I’ll talk about
Did you just start doing BJJ as a white belt, and do you want some tips to point you in the right direction? Look no
BJJ belts mean a lot to us – but what do they mean exactly? What’s really the difference between a white belt, blue belt and
The black belt is the highest belt in many martial arts. It signifies a person who has mastered the art. But it doesn’t take equally
White belt can be the hardest belt in BJJ if you don’t know what techniques to focus on. So here’s a cheat sheet for moves
Which is better: BJJ or wrestling? In this post I break it down. I discuss the similarities and differences between wrestling and BJJ, their application
What do children need out of their BJJ gi? I explain it here, and give my selection of the best kids BJJ gis.
How many head and arm chokes are there, how do they work and how do you finish them?
What kind of arm bars are there in Brazilian jiu jitsu and how do they work?
How do Americana’s work? And what other Americana variations are there? Here’s a systematic overview.
How the Kimura, Omoplata and other shoulder locks work, and how to discover new shoulder lock submission in Brazilian jiu jitsu.
Stretching can positively impact your BJJ in many ways. In this article I break down the different benefits of stretching for BJJ and the best stretching routine and exercises for BJJ. I also try to answer some questions you might have, such as when you should stretch, how long you should stretch, whether you should stretch statically or dynamically and whether you can stretch too much.