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Author Archive: BJJEE

5 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss The Mendes Brothers Seminar

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

Tricks and Tips for Making the Transition from Gi to No Gi

Gi and No Gi are the 2 forms of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Gi Jiu Jitsu is grappling with the use of a traditional Gi, which allows you to grab the clothing of your opponent. No Gi is grappling without the...

When You Start Training BJJ, These 5 Things Will Happen

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

How To Adapt Judo for BJJ

  Judo training will vastly improve your Jiu-Jitsu and vice versa. However, both sports have their own set of rules and have different goals. For example, in Judo the match is won by ippon when...

Pioneers: The First Foreigners To Compete At The 1996 Mundials in Rio

The first ever Jiu-Jitsu World Championship was held in 1996 at the Tijuca Tennis Club gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil . It has since then grown tremendously and moved to USA in 2007. The 1996...

Why Grappling is the Perfect Martial Art For Kids

What is grappling? By grappling I mean all combat sports that don’t allow striking, where you win by taking your opponent to the ground and either immobilize them or apply a submission hold such as...

Caio Terra On Being Weak in Lifting Weights But Strong in BJJ

If Jiu Jitsu was a test of strength, we could just have a set of weights at the door – and a contest as you come in to see who is strongest, and then go home having never touched the mats. Now...

What Does The Way You Roll Say About Your Personality

Written by Iva Djokovic, Psychology major and BJJ practitioner at Kimura Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Belgrade, Serbia Can you determine someone’s personality by the way they roll in class? And if not,...

4 Things You Must Know About Leg Locks

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

8 Tips For MMA Beginners

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia   Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade,...

Rickson Gracie: Rule Number One for BJJ Practitioners

Rickson Gracie advises on how to train and roll. He emphasizes the fact that Jiu-Jitsu practitioners should focus on the thecnical side first without using their physical assets. In the words of...

How to Deal With Periods of Doubt & Plateaus in Jiu-Jitsu

Written by Cesar Oliver Olleres who trains at Silver Fox BJJ in New Jersey under Karel Pravec, who is one of Renzo Gracie’s 1st U.S. students.   First of all, I am honored and yet...

Travis Stevens on How a BJJ Gi Should Fit

So you want to buy your first Gi? It’s the first serious decision after you start training Bjj. When I started training there was only a submission wrestling class in my town. Then I moved to a...

How To Become Stronger For Grappling When You Have Limited Time

How will you love to describe yourself? As a grappler? or as a strength trainer? If you contrive to be successful on the mat you better figure it out here fairly promptly. There are lots of basic...

Travis Stevens Blasts Gofundme Beggars: ‘Get a Job’

Crowdfunding or Gofundme Crowdfunding is the collection of finance to sustain an initiative from a large pool of backers—the “crowd”—usually made online by means of a web platform. With...

How Many Times Can Jake Shields Tap Out a Part Time Grappler in 2 mins?

The difference between a recreational grappler and a pro is huge. In this video, an average grappler, Josh Hayes wanted to see how many times MMA great Jake Shields could submit him in 2...

How Can CBD (Non Intoxicating Cannabis) Help BJJ Athletes?

Cannabidiol (abbreviated as: CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD...

Should I Quit Gi BJJ and Do 10th Planet ? (Frustrated with Grips)

Do you ever get frustrated with the Gi in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu ? I’m sure you probably do, and if you don’t, give it time. For me with my wrestling background and my incessant desire to...

5 Submissions From Butterfly Guard That You’re Missing From Your Arsenal (Videos)

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

Stevens: ‘Top Judoka Would Be More Successful in BJJ Than Top BJJ Player in Judo’

The USA’s Travis Stevens, probably the hardest working judoka around, has taken home a silver medal in the 2016 Olympic games. Travis Stevens when asked why he focuses on the Ground Game (Newaza),...

Impassable Guard: How to Granby Roll vs Pressure Pass

The Granby roll is a wrestling reversal named for Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia, where it was popularized by teacher and hall of fame wrestling coach Billy Martin. A Granby roll is...

Top 5 Foods to Get Enough Protein on a Budget

  Guest post by Andrew Lewis of blackmetalbarbellstrength.com    Eating enough protein and calories to recover during weightlifting programs can be a difficult proposition if your budget...

Double Leg Takedown: 6 Most Common Mistakes

  Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt and multiple...

How To Actively Recover From An Injury

  Unfortunately, for athletes, injuries are inevitabilities and this is true also for people training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When a major injury like an Achilles Tendon Rupture strikes, it may...