mindset

  • 5 Mindset Lessons World Champion Mackenzie Dern Can Teach You

    Mackenzie Dern won it all. Practically born on the mats, the 24-year-old has made her transition to MMA after insanely active and successful run in BJJ. Two-time world champion as a black belt, ADCC champion and WPJJC open class champion, Mackenzie has a lot to teach for those who...
  • 5 Lessons You Should Learn From 4X Black Belt World Champion Dominyka Obelenyte

    Dominyka Obelenyte rose to the top of the women’s black belt division like a rocket in the past two years. Now a 4X world champion, including back to back titles in the absolute division, the Lithuanian-American is still 21 years old. After her flawless campaign at the 2015 Worlds,...
  • How to Relax for More Effective Jiu-Jitsu

    Being calm and relaxed is one of the most challenging aspects of learning and practicing jiu-jitsu. For the majority of the population, jiu-jitsu is a great way to alleviate the stresses of everyday life, getting good exercise, and learning something new in the process. Another way that some people...
  • Little champions: 5 benefits kids will get from training Jiu-Jitsu

    You have probably read many times the famous Kelly Slater quote on memes all over the internet. The 11X surfing world champion who’s also a BJJ blue belt famously said: “Put your kids in Jiu-Jitsu before any other sport.” With the 2017 IBJJF Pan Kids scheduled for this Saturday,...
  • Three mindset tips you should learn from Rafael Mendes

    Rafael Mendes won it all. Six times black belt featherweight champion and two times ADCC 66kg champion, the youngest of the Mendes brothers is still not done. In almost a decade competing as a black belt, Rafael was able to  fight some of the most respectful opponents you can...
  • 5 Lessons You Should Learn From Cobrinha’s Incredible Jiu-Jitsu Career

    Rubens Cobrinha is synonymous with excellence, hard work and great results. At 37 years old, he’s been competing (and winning) at the highest level since 2006. It’s not easy to stay on top of the game for 11 years, but Cobrinha seems to have a lot of gas to...
  • Five Lessons You Should Learn From Marcelo Garcia’s Approach to Jiu-Jitsu

    For many people, he’s the Greatest of All Times, GOAT for short. Marcelo Garcia is celebrating another birthday this Tuesday, January 17. The 4X ADCC champion and 5X black belt middleweight world champion is virtually retired from competitions for some time now (the last time he stepped on the...
  • Make 2017 Better Than Ever With Advice from these 5 Superstars!

    The new year is hours away. It’s time to evaluate what we’ve done in the past 12 months, but also start planing for what comes ahead. During 2016, we brought you tips and advice from some of the best Jiu-Jitsu competitors in the world. On the last Friday of the...
  • Find Your Nemesis

    In Guy Ritchie’s 2000 film Snatch, a gangster named Brick Top offers up his definition of nemesis. He says that nemesis means “a righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent.” Even though I loved the film, I never quite understood that part. It wasn’t until I started...
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