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Author Archive: BJJEE

Travis Stevens To Face ADCC Champion in Jiu-Jitsu Sub Only Match

MARKUS SCHREIBER/ASSOCIATED PRESS Travis Stevens will be competing again in a BJJ superfight and this time against a BJJ world and ADCC champion: Yuri Simoes. FloGrappling broke the news first: 2016...

How To Roll With Higher Belts That Make You feel Powerless

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ brown belt from Japan who has been travelling the world,...

How To Know If Your BJJ Instructor is ‘Legit’

Guest post by Uros Culic from Serbia, a BJJ black belt under Ricardo Vieira and FILA Grappling World Champion who has been training, teaching and competing for the last 10 years. Uros is one of the...

‘Play’: What Differentiates Jiu-Jitsu from Other Martial Arts

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia   The author of the Combat Codes, Alexander Darwin, recently wrote an interesting article on the...

Are you ready for the 2017 SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship?

Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF) is the international governing body of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu founded in 2013 with the mission of organizing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in order to take the...

Rigan Machado: ‘Train Systema, It Will Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu’

  Systema (Система, literally meaning The System) is a Russian martial art. Training includes, but is not limited to: hand-to-hand combat, grappling, knife fighting, and firearms...

Invisible Jiu-Jitsu: What is It & Does It Really Make a Difference?

In their 200th episode, the best BJJ podcast Grappling central interviewed the man who many consider to be the greatest BJJ Black Belt of all time: Grandmaster Rickson Gracie talks about controlling...

16 Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners That Were Promoted Straight to Black Belt

  The BJJ black belt is a very prized possession in the martial arts community. It is arguably the most difficult belt to achieve in martial arts. The road to a black belt is usually a long and...

Which Brazilian & American States Have The Most BJJ World Champions?

In 2015, Brazilian BJJ website BJJ Forum conducted a study of all IBJJF Jiu Jitsu World Championships since 1996, seeking to identify which states have made the most male black belt world...

Jose Aldo Returns To Jiu-Jitsu Competition At Rio Masters Open

Former UFC champion and BJJ black belt Jose Aldo is finally going to back to his roots: competing in Jiu-Jitsu! Aldo has a rich BJJ background. He trained under the legendary coach André Pederneiras...

Jose Aldo: ‘MMA Fighters Who Haven’t Trained in The Gi Should Not Be Promoted to BJJ Black Belt’

    Former UFC champion and BJJ black belt Jose Aldo is firmly against BJJ instructors promoting MMA fighters without prior experience in Jiu-Jitsu and without having trained in the Gi,...

Setting Up Takedowns With Strikes

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 Afford The Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle

  Written by Brearin Land, BJJ Black Belt and instructor at Gracie Barra HQ in Irvine. He is also the CEO of  a wealth management firm Irvine Wealth, and is specialised in Retirement Income...

It’s A Way of Life: 9 Aspects Of “The Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle”

  By Guillaume (Gile) Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Academy in Belgrade, Serbia.   The Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle Living the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle is a term that we hear a lot...

How To Do Alexandre Vieira’s Standing Loop Choke

Grand Slam Tokyo was quite interesting to watch. Among memorable moments was Alexander Vieira putting his opponent to sleep with an undeniable loop choke. Take a look: Vieira here shows how he sets...

Cute Marriage Proposal During Jiu-Jitsu Class

Check out this marriage proposal that happened at Ribeiro Jiu Jtsu academy. Jose proposed to Kristen Puhl during her roll and she said YES! We wish them all the best in their life together. Kristen...

Beach Bodyweight Workout For Grapplers

Guest post from BJJ and MMA athlete Andy Tiet who goes through an awesome BJJ and MMA beach workout. Training in the sand or at the beach can hep improve agility, balance, power, muscle gains and...

3 Easy Ways to Tie Your BJJ Belt

  There are countless ways to tie your belt from the superlock (never comes undone) to the standard to the old school Gracie way (below). Secrets to tying the belt..Here’s 3 easy ways: You...

Rolling With Someone Half Your Age and Twice As Strong

Rolling With Someone – Half Your Age and Twice As Strong…well this is just a fact of life for me…I’m a 150lbs and lightly framed. But that does not have to be the end of the...

Josh Barnett: ‘Starting Your Rolls On The Knees is a Waste Of Time’

UFC heavyweight and Metamoris heavyweight champion Josh Barnett posted on his facebook his opinion on grapplers who start their rolls (training) on the knees. Barnett argues that it’s a waste...

When Is The Right Time To Start Competing in MMA?

Guest post by Mark Lajhner founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy  and of mmacoach.net. Mark is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), Wrestler, BJJ purple belt, MMA coach...

Purple Belt Impresses Bernardo Faria With Creative Lapel Choke

Jiu-Jitsu is limitless. There are always new techniques that come up and anybody can develop new techniques! 5x world champion Bernardo was recently conducting a seminar in Louisiana and as he always...

How To Effectively Use The Wrestling Cradle in BJJ

The cradle is a basic technique in amateur wrestling. Its name refers to the move’s similarity to the way a person holds an infant in their arms. The wrestler performs the cradle by grabbing...

Possibly The Most Impressive MMA/BJJ Gym in The World

Mjolnir MMA gym is located in Reykjavik, Iceland and is home to UFC fighter Gunnar Nelson. The gym, which was formerly a theatre, is a 1,600 square metres complex with three different halls. It’s a...