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Author Archive: BJJEE

Why Your Guard Sucks And What To Do About It

Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ brown belt from Japan who has been travelling the world, training, competing and working as a translator. ‘Masa’ is known for having a very good guard,...

Can You Improve in Martial Arts if You Can Only Train Once a Week?

Photo: Joshua Halvatzis, Goliveco at Frota Academy in Zurich, Switzerland. A lot of people have this misconception that you can’t improve on only 2 – 3 days a week of BJJ training.  And these...

Video: Garry Tonon vs Shinya Aoki Countdown

It goes without saying that a grappling match between two of the most exciting submission artists in MMA and BJJ is something special. Actually, it’s much more than that for BJJ and MMA fans –...

Jiu-Jitsu Heaven: Valente Bros Amazing New Academy in Miami

Jiu-Jitsu heaven… Imagine nice mats, great facilities, a nice location, great sparring partners. The Valente Brothers have taken it one step further and have just moved into an amazing, state of...

5 Reasons Why Shinya Aoki vs Garry Tonon Is A Mouthwatering, Adrenaline-Pumping, MUST-SEE Grappling Super Fight!

  It goes without saying that a grappling match between two of the most exciting submission artists in MMA and BJJ is something special. Actually, it’s much more than that for BJJ and MMA fans...

Rafael Mendes: Modified Kimura from Side Control

Rafael Mendes shows a reallly cool and unusual set for a Kimura Variation from Side Control. Notice the different grip he uses. @mendesbros @artofjiujitsu www.artofjiujitsu.com  

MMA Fighter Cheap Shot KO’s Opponent 2 secs Into Fight

Canadian MMA fighter Blair Oster ignored his opponent Cory Chambers’ call to touch gloves and landed an overhand right that knocked him out after just 2 sexonds. The event happened at Saturday...

Drilling For BJJ 101

If you’ve been practicing BJJ for awhile, you’ve probably heard/used the phrase: “Drillers are killers”. Indeed, drilling for BJJ has been found to be effective by many students, especially...

King of the Beach: Europe’s Biggest Outdoor Grappling Tournament; Netherlands 8-9th July

King of the Beach, Europe’s biggest outdoor grappling event, will celebrate its 8th edition this year and it will be a 2 day event! Grapplers attendance has steadily been rising up to 285...

Grappling Central Podcast Becomes #1 Ranked Podcast on iTunes Amateur Sports Category

The very popular Grappling Central podcast has been the #1 ranked podcast in the Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling category on iTunes for a while now, but last week the show became the #1 ranked podcast in the...

BJJ World Champion Vitor ‘Shaolin’ Does Self Defense Course with Valente Bros

Over the past 2 years Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro has been working towards the Self-Defense Specialization Course and Fighting Foundations Instructors Courses Levels I and II. Vitor is a...

Bjj Blue Belt (135 lbs) vs 6th Degree Hapkido Black Belt (175 lbs)

Nikolas Collier a 17 Year Old (135 lbs.) Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under 7 x IBJJF World Champion Samuel Braga / Brown Belt in The Collier Method of Judo faces a 30 Year Old (175 lbs.) 6th...

4 Easy Ways to Celebrate A BJJ Victory

Here are 4 easy ways to celebrate after your BJJ victory! Special thanks to @jpcampisi for his amazing acting skills and to @halsey174 and @slickrick_588. Also, thank you to @joglatt23 for your help...

BJJ Instructor Saves San Francisco Police Officer From Attack

Flashback to 2011: A San Francisco cop was roughed up by a suspect and was fortunate that the attack happened in front of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy. BJJ black belt instructor instructor Pedro...

Kimura Trap Defense with BJJ World Champion Tarsis Humphreys

  The kimura trap is one of the most effective systems in BJJ. Some practitioners such as David Avellan base their whole game around them and even have a DVD series on the system.  Used as a...

These Foods Will Speed Up Your Metabolism & Weight Loss

We all know that there is no one-night miracle to lose those extra pounds in our body and immediately have sexy, slim body goals to be proud of. Achieving your body goals require a lot of time,...

Simple Ways To Counter a Guard Pull/ Guard Jump

  Written by BJJ black belt Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin of chewjitsu.net Our buddy Ricardo from Chile recently sent in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu related message asking about Guard Pull counters. He said...

Ralek Gracie Releases Bizarre New Rap Video

Ralek Gracie has had a tortured relationship with the community. After initiating the sports bjj scene and pivoting it into a new ear he’s been plagued by debts, bad business decisions and...

BJJ Lifestyle & Party Lifestyle. Can They Go Together?

A lot of times you hear Jiu Jitsu practitioners say that they enjoy “The Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle”. But how is a lifestyle based around a sport, better than a party lifestyle for example? How could...

Breath Control in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  Breath control in BJJ, Judo and Grappling. Breath control is a majorly overlooked component. Breath control in function of short- and long-term recovery, lactic acid tolerance, pain...

The Diving Kimura is Superior To The Rolling Kimura

Guest post by David Avellan, an ADCC bronze medalist. Avellan has defeated many of the world’s best grapplers, such as BJJ Black Belt World Champions Rafael Lovato Jr., Tarsis Humphries, Amaury...

Henry Akins: The Biggest Lesson I Learned From Rickson Gracie

  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...

Dojo vs Street: Jiu-Jitsu Half Guard: BJJ Self-Defense

The Jiu-Jitsu Half Guard is one of the most common BJJ Guards for training Jiu-Jitsu and Sport BJJ – but it also is a great “Combat BJJ Guard” that can be used in a Self-Defense...

Frank Mir To Face Chael Sonnen in ADCC 2017 Superfight

Last month ADCC Finland lost one of the most hyped superfights. Due to injury American Top Team leader Ricardo Liborio had to drop out of his grappling superfight with Bellator light heavyweight...