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Author Archive: BJJEE

Don’t Fear Foot Locks: How To Strengthen & Improve Mobility for Ankles

  Having strong ankles is important for any athlete as it’s the base that will help you have balance. Every time you are attempting a takedown, passing someone’s guard or bridging,...

Tom Davey: ‘How I Gained 20Lbs Of Lean Body Mass In 2 months’

Guest post by Tom Davey Hi, guys – this is a BJJ related topic. I am talking about strength and conditioning. My conditioning has been really good – I’ve never been overly concerned...

Rare Footage: Rickson Gracie Seminar at MAIA Supershow 2017

It’s very rare to see footage of a Rickson Gracie showing a BJJ technique or a Seminar. Here is some footage from Rickson’s recent seminar at the MAIA Supershow 2017. The event cost 200$/...

Keys To Success In BJJ From 8x BJJ World Champion Michelle Nicolini

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...

Dillon Danis Tells His Side of The Break Up with Marcelo Garcia

Dillon Danis is preparing hard for his Polaris bout with Garry Tonon and the ADCC. Following a non starter performance at Worlds Danis has opted to change up the camps a bit and has been training at...

Split International Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Croatia August 26th

It is with great pleasure that we announce the second UAEJJF event of the 2017/2018 season: SPLIT INTERNATIONAL PRO JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP in Split, Croatia, organized by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu...

Embrace The Grind: Always Do What You Don’t Feel Like Doing

For serious competitors: Everyday will not be a great day or even a good day. Your love of Jiu Jitsu has to give you the strength to find a way to train when you don’t want to. Tom DeBlass Guest...

Two Examples of BJJ Principles Applied in Weapon Based Sparring Matches

BJJ black belt and Kung Fu master Thomas „Gong Fu“ Holtmann loves to use his grappling skills when he has weapon based sparring matches within the Dog Brothers organisations which he is an active...

Feel The Power: Knee On Neck Choke Options

  The knee on neck/throat choke is a controversial choke in BJJ as you are basically putting your knee on your opponent’s neck which can seem quite brutal. Nevertheless, it is a very...

Dealing with “Small” Injuries- Travis Stevens

Most people will let fatigue, exhaustion, and or being out of shape take them out before they ever deal with any kind of real pain caused by a minor or serious injury. Chronic pain from a bad lower...

The Different Belt Systems Used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

In BJJ, few published guidelines or standards determine when a practitioner is ready for promotion; the criterion is generally determined by individual instructors and/or academies. There are actual...

What To Do When A New Black Belt Wants to Leave & Start Their Own Team

  When we form and promote a black belt, the excitement is great. These are special moments in the life of every instructor. The long-awaited black belt goes on the waist of a promoted...

Training Report: Rhodes Knights BJJ, Rhodes, Greece

Guest post by Christian Wighus, a blue belt under Eduardo ”Teta” Rios at Frontline Academy in Oslo, Norway. You can read a training report done about Frontline Academy here, and please come...

Book review: ‘On Jiu Jitsu’ by Chris Matakas

In his most recent book, On Jiu Jitsu, BJJ Black Belt, gym owner, blogger (Build the Fire), and author  Chris Matakas illustrates how learning the art of Jiu Jitsu develops character and elevates...

Some Exercises to Improve Your Takedowns and Top Game

  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and an intensely physically challenging combat sport that combines techniques used in judo and Japanese jujutsu. It is a combination of standup and...

Updated List of BJJ Red Belts: There are Much More than You Think!

    The 9th degree red belt is the highest rank awarded to any currently living practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. According to Renzo & Royler Gracie, in Brazilian jiu-jitsu the red...

The Most Important Thing For Getting Your BJJ Black Belt

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia   Why does it take so many years (for the average practitioner) to get a black belt? This is quite...

Ryron Gracie on Main Reasons Why People Quit Jiu-Jitsu

  Professor Ryron Gracie makes a strong case for what he believes is the number one reason that make students quit Jiu-Jitsu. He explains that after reaching blue belt some students set...

BJJ Blue Belt Scam in India Led by “7th Degree Black belt in MMA”

BJJ in India is growing at a steady rate with a small but tight knit community of legit practitioners that have learned the art from abroad,and are now promoting the art, but at the same time being...

What’s The Difference Between a BJJ Black Belt & Black Belts From Other Martial Arts

Jiu-Jitsu is effective because you can’t be a fake and train in this sport/martial art. The long hours spent live rolling means that you can openly test the effectiveness of your skills against a...

These Are The Most Effective BJJ Moves For A Street Fight

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...

Rickson Gracie’s Principle On Improving Weaknesses in Your Jiu-Jitsu Game

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

The Insane Scorpion Triangle Choke

  The Brazilian judoka Moacir Mendes Júnior competed recently and put on an amazing display of Newaza (Judo ground game) which he crowned with a never before seen submission: The Scorpion...

BJJ Girls Camp Feat. Mackenzie Dern & Gezary Matuda Was Amazing

Photo: Joshua Halvatzis, Goliveco Frota Academy has recently helped organize another prestigious camp in cooperation with BJJ Private Camps. This time the Guest teachers were none other than...