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Author Archive: BJJEE

Preventing Cauliflower Ear with Caulicure

Guest post by DR. Bryan Ales There are two unique absolutes in the world of contact sports. First, they are extremely challenging, highly rewarding and very addicting. Second, the potential for ear...

DeBlass Debunks Famous BJJ Quote: “No Losing, Either Win or Learn”

Jiu-Jitsu has it’s fair collection of powerful quotes from some of its leaders. These quotes are a source of inspiration for the BJJ community. One of the most famous quotes in BJJ, comes from...

5 Essential Rules For A Killer Half Guard

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...

Pop Star Demi Lovato Promoted to Blue Belt in BJJ

Demi Lovato has been quite outspoken about her affection for jiu-jitsu among other things. The young pop star has taken a liking to a variety of mixed martial arts and can be seen around the...

How To Make Your BJJ & Yourself Calm like Roger Gracie

Recently, Roger Gracie claimed the title of the best to ever step on the mats. He defeated Buchecha in the much expected rematch and he has done so by submission in a very short time, after he took...

What is the Meaning of Tying Your Belt?

Photo: Joshua Halvatzis, Goliveco at Frota Academy in Zurich, Switzerland. Guest post by Brandon Hetzler  who is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black bet under Rickson & Kron Gracie, and creator...

World Judo Championship Budapest 2017 Preview

The World Judo Championships will be held from 28th of August to the 4th of September 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. 800 athletes from 134 different nations are going to be competing for the world...

5 Submissions From Closed Guard You Should Master

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...

Complete Guide To Knee Injury Prevention For Grapplers

Guest post by Ben Whybrow Bsc (Physiotherapy), MCSP, ACPSEM. Ben is a Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist living and working in Cambridgeshire, graduating from the University of...

3 Ways To Use Your Head As A Fifth Limb When Grappling

Photo: William Burkhardt BJJ Pix Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is an instructor...

How to Counterpunch Like Conor McGregor

  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, MMA coach and...

5 Things Nobody Tells You When You Start Training BJJ

  Although BJJ is great there are some inconveniences you need to be prepared for. Here are some things I wish someone had told me when I was the new guy at the academy. Some beginnings are very...

BJJ is Too Expensive? Why Training BJJ is Actually The Best Investment

Guest post by Renato Migliaccio, a BJJ black belt under Ryan Gracie and a Judo black belt. He is a former European and Pan American Champion in BJJ, and has also competed in MMA amassing a 6-1...

Here Are Some Of The Best Pressure Passers In BJJ

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 Successfully Transition From BJJ to MMA

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, MMA coach and undefeated...

How Not To Be A ‘Spazz’ in Jiu-Jitsu

  Photo credit: Kim Hovgaard, Jiu-Jitsu Aalborg   Spaz: Someone who is hyperactive, or overly energetic. Freaking out, twitching, temporary loss of control of mind and body. An...

Marcelo Garcia is the Exception: Why 99% Of Top BJJ Athletes Strength Train

  Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes...

6 Things Older Grapplers Should Know

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...

Hard Times: When to Expel a Student from a BJJ Academy

  The life of a Jiu-Jitsu instructor has many ups and downs,just like in all professions. Being the leader of a team and to guide a group of fighters sometimes will put you on tough situations,...

“Let’s Roll Light”: The ‘P*ss*fication’ of Jiu-Jitsu and How to Counter It

    ‘Jiu-Jitsu Transforms Cowards into Men, Chickens into Stallions’ Carlos Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at an amazing rate worldwide. More people are training in all corners...

8 Reasons To Enroll Your Kids to Jiu-Jitsu

Photo: Nya Rutolo By Gabriel Necula  So you’re trying to think of reasons to enroll your kid to BJJ classes? We can give you plenty ! Read further down to find out more about them !  ...

The Unforgetable Renzo Gracie Seminar That Almost Didn’t Happen

Guest post by Eddie Edmunds, BJJ instructor at Fusion Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah. No one would have asked Renzo Gracie to drive 15 hours from his home state of New York to a scheduled seminar...

Should You Train While Sick?

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...

Never Make The Mistake of Asking Your Instructor About Your Next Belt

This is a sentiment most everyone has felt at one time or another throughout their jiu jitsu journey. Their hard work and sacrifice has been causally overlooked by their instructor, the person with...