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How to Roll with a Female (Continued)
Back in December 2017, we posted a blog about how to roll with a female. Given the circumstances that I[...]
Demotions in Jiu-Jitsu
Recently, I was speaking to a friend who is a black belt and head instructor at a Jiu-Jitsu academy. They[...]
Submission Progression at Each Belt Level
In a previous blog, we discussed the natural progressions at each belt level. While we spent a lot of time[...]
5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Show Up Late to Class
Most academies have a strict policy that they adhere to when people show up late to class without notice. This[...]
Entitlement in Jiu-Jitsu
en·ti·tle·ment -noun the fact of having a right to something. "full entitlement to fees and maintenance should be offered" synonyms:[...]
Know Your Roll: Rolling With A…
Day One White Belt: Don’t. Day one white belts shouldn’t be thrown into the shark tank right off the bat[...]
The Unfortunate Price of Cross Training
Recently a friend told me that someone in their community that they knew got kicked out of their academy for[...]
BJJ Etiquette: Asking Higher Belts To Roll
When we start Jiu-Jitsu, one of the very first things that we learn when sparring is whether it’s appropriate to[...]
Visiting Open Mat Etiquette
Like the saying goes, “Sometimes common sense isn’t so common…” totally applies to Jiu-Jitsu and etiquette. This goes not just[...]
Passive Aggressive Behavior in Jiu-Jitsu
In a previous blog, we discussed the different types of personalities that we encounter on the mat. Along the same[...]
Humility VS Humiliating: The Case of Constructive Criticism in BJJ
As an instructor, you want to see all of your students succeed – which includes doing the technique of the[...]
Etiquette Awkwardness: The Bow Out
Jiu-Jitsu is a great tool to address anxiety; but can also create some in its own right as well. It[...]
The Top Pet Peeves in BJJ
A recent post by ATOS black belt, Josh Hinger, about his number one pet peeve in BJJ has started the[...]
Rivalry in BJJ
Rivalry in competition is completely normal, especially in Jiu-Jitsu where competition often spans multiple teams and affiliations. As the saying[...]
The White Belt “Coach”
As higher belts, we see this ALL the time – white belts coaching other white belts from the sidelines. Maybe[...]
The Do’s and Don’ts of Dating Within Your Academy
It happens ALL the time. A single girl joins a gym to learn self-defense or get into shape. The ratio[...]
Sponsorships in Jiu-Jitsu /// By: Vincent Inoncillo
How does Jiu-Jitsu spread across the world? Not only has the number of people that train increased, but the number[...]
Helicopter Parents in Jiu-Jitsu /// By: Vincent Inoncillo
All parents love their children and want them to succeed in all their endeavors. From academics to playing an instrument[...]
Jiu-Jitsu Hygiene Etiquette: Don’t Stink
If you’ve trained long enough, you must have encountered some unsavory characters on the mat – not just stinky training[...]