Top Jiu Jitsu Blogs – 2018

Jiu Jitsu BlogsI spend a fair amount of time surfing the web for jiu jitsu related content. I’m always looking for jiu jitsu blogs that are informative, funny and entertaining. There’s no shortage of jiu jitsu related material on the internet, but I’ve found myself going to the same resources time and time again. As this blog ( serves as a place for me to list resources that I plan on re-visiting in the future, I thought I would compile a list of jiu jitsu blogs that I like to read so that I can quickly reference them when I need to.

Since I’m always looking out for good jiu jitsu content, I’ll update this list as I find new stuff. If you have any suggestions about jiu jitsu blogs not listed  here let me know in the comments so can check them out.

  • Jiu Jitsu Times
    This blog is a great mix of posting up-to-date jiu jitsu news, and funny jiu jitsu videos. I recommend following them on Facebook if you want to keep your feed interesting.
  • BJJ After 40
    This is the jiu jitsu blog of Mike Bidwell, a jiu jitsu black belt who spent 13 years at brown belt, and uses his story of going through that grind as an inspiration to the rest of us who are struggling through jiu  jitsu. He often has interesting, creative moves to share as well.
  • On The Mat
    This blog hosts a robust listing of articles and videos. I can browse around here for hours.
  • Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood
    This is the blog of Nic Gregoriades, author of The Black Belt Blueprint, creator of a variety of DVDs, and perhaps the most mellow personality in jiu jitsu. Always insightful to hear what he has to say on jiu jitsu and yoga.
  • Chewjitsu
    I really enjoy this blog. It’s run by Nick “Chewy” Albin, and he’s probably one of the most positive jiu jitsu content creators on the web. He has a lot of good inspirational material for people coming up through the ranks of jiu jitsu.
  • Bishop BJJ
    This one is probably a little more serious and literary than the other blogs listed here. Good to dive into this blog when you’re looking for a little more of a deep read.
  • BJJ Globetrotters
    Basically what it sounds like. Globetrotting jiu jitsu practitioners.  Be sure to check out their “Story” page to read up on what these guys are all about.
  • Grapplearts
    Stephan Kesting was one of the first people I discovered online when I began jiu jitsu. I signed up for his newsletters, subscribed to his YouTube channel and followed him on Facebook. Lots of good material here.
  • Submission Shark – The community portion of this site shares stories of jiu jitsu practitioners and how jiu jitsu has improved their lives. Very inspiring to read.

Like I was saying before, I’m always on the hunt for more jiu jitsu related content, so if you know of anything really great I’d appreciate hearing about it in the comments.

21 thoughts on “Top Jiu Jitsu Blogs – 2018”

  1. Nice list! Some on here that I haven’t seen or heard before, I’ll be sure to visit! Thanks for sharing

    I particularly like Chewjitsu and Grapple Arts – both have excellent content and a really good YouTube following. I also enjoyed Jiu Jitsu Times’ stuff, great articles and content altogether.

    Here’s some other blogs I really enjoyed too:
    BJJ Heroes
    Attack The Back

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  3. Hey, thanks for sharing those links. I’ll be sure to check them out. I think it’s really cool that you have a philosophy section as well. I just started mine not too long ago either and I’m excited to post more articles there as well. You asked for some recommendations and If you are interested, check out this link where I share some interviews/articles from other practitioners. We go through varies topics and how BJJ has helped them get through it. Topics range from Domestic Abuse, Alcoholism & Addiction, heartbreaks, weight loss, depression and more! There’s many stories to come as well and they all relate to how jiu-jitsu has helped them get through some difficult times. If you like what you see, feel free to add it to your list! I hope it can reach/help someone that needs to see it.

  4. This blog is very informative for me. Jiu jitsu blogs that are informative, funny and entertaining. There’s no shortage of jiu jitsu related material on the internet, but I’ve found myself going to the same resources time and time again.

  5. Hi
    My seven year old grandson takes Jiu Jitsu at Straight Blast gym in Buford, Georgia. He has class on Tues. Thurs. and Sat. The coaches suggest that the students in that age range 7-8-9 practice at home the techniques they’ve learned in class . I can tell the difference between the kids who practice at home and the ones who don’t. My grandson usually doesn’t and as a result, he keeps making the same mistakes over and over again. Simple things like not trapping the foot on an umpa escape. When I (grandpa) train with him I make it fun but still get in the needed reviews and repetitions. I’m also conscious of “burnout” but that is not (doesn’t seem to be) an issue. If my grandson and I do get in a few practices here and there at home, I can see the rewards in class. I can see the practice paying off. How important is it to at least review with the kids what they’ve learned in class?
    Mick Hughes

    1. My son trains as well, I do try and get some extra drilling in with him at home, but I find that it’s a real balance between getting extra work in and keeping his enthusiasm going for the sport. I try to read how he’s feeling and use that to determine how much extra drilling to do. I do notice that the kids in the kids classes who have siblings that also train seem to spar/train at home and it shows on the mats for sure.

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