How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Helped Black Belt Mike Radell Beat a Heart Attack

"76-year-old, Mike Radell is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and a very wise man. In this episode, Mike explains how his strenuous training and dedication to BJJ helped him overcome the effects of a heart attack. He teaches the importance of [...]

“What makes a purple belt?” – What should a blue belt concentrate on to become a purple belt?

"A lot of people consider the belt system in jiu-jitsu as an indication of technique or time spent on the mat. And to be sure, there are definitely some standards that everyone could agree on: you shouldn’t be a blue belt if [...]

Before You Get Your Blue Belt, Throw These White Belt Mistakes In The Garbage

"A lot of people consider the belt system in jiu-jitsu as an indication of technique or time spent on the mat. And to be sure, there are definitely some standards that everyone could agree on: you shouldn’t be a blue belt if [...]

If You’re Breathing Through Your Mouth During A Roll You’re Using Too Much Strength

"There are many different schools of thought when it comes to how intense you should be rolling day in and out. Intensity often gets misinterpreted as strength. One bjj great is of the opinion that you should be using your rolls to [...]

Garry Tonon: ‘You need to have two mindsets when you train: an improving mindset and a winning mindset’

"In all his years as a competitor, Tonon has always believed that to be successful, one must have two different mindsets when they train a sport. According to Tonon, the improving mindset involves being open to learning new techniques and slowly applying [...]