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Author Archive: BJJEE

How To Do a No Gi Uchi Mata with Mark Lajhner

David Avellan asked Mark Lajhner founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy  and of mmacoach.net. , to show us how to do an Uchi Mata in a No Gi environment. Mark is a Judo black belt...

Applying The Wim Hof Method To BJJ/Grappling

Written by Christophe ‘Pank’ Levy, BJJ and Luta Livre black belt and head instructor of Raca Luta Academy in Paris, France. You may have already heard of this breathing method that many people...

Jiu-jitsu Rehab Series: Knee Injuries

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   Jiu jitsu rehab series: Knee injuries...

Dr Bryan Ales Develops Permanent Solution for Curing Cauliflower Ear

Auricular hematoma/ “Cauliflower ear”. If you are a grappler, there is always a risk of getting Cauliflower ear or Auricular hematoma. This is an injury to the ear that results from trauma to the...

How Would An Average BJJ Practitioner Fare Against an NFL Lineman

In American Football, Linemen are usually the largest players on the field in both height and weight, since their positions usually require less running and more strength than skill positions. They...

The Mermaid Sweep- Rodrigo Comprido Medeiros

  BJJ world champion Rodrigo Comprido Medeiros shows an awesome sweep from closed where he triangles his legs and hooking them, blocking his opponent’s legs make him into a mermaid!  

Renzo Gracie’s Sneaky Americana Set Up “Answering The Phone”

As a part of Renzo Gracie “Mastering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu” online course, Renzo shows some game changing set up for the Americana. He calls it “Answering the phone”. The Americana, top...

Joe Rogan On How Conor McGregor Could Beat Mayweather in Boxing Match

The ultimate challenge match between disciplines has been agreed upon. Following long and extensive negotiations Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor will be happening August 26th! On the Floyd...

How To Defend The Big Overhand Strike

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...

According To World Champions, Here’s How To Stay Calm Before A 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...

Judo Olympian On Keeping Fit After Lifetime of Overtraining

  Guest post by Neil Adams MBE, an English judoka who won numerous Olympic and World Championship medals in judo representing Great Britain. Adams was the first British male to win a World...

5 Leg Locks To Do When Passing The 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...

Judo Oympian Travis Stevens: ‘In An IBJJF Match I would Pull Guard’

Pulling guard is a controversial topic in BJJ. Those that are in favour of it say that nowadays you can win BJJ tournaments without using takedowns. They are right in a sense because under IBJJF...

Why You Should Always Strive To Be On Top When Grappling

Guest post by Belgian BJJ black belt Wim Deputter, head instructor at Brasa Team Belgium.  https://www.instagram.com/wimdeputterbjj/ Photo: BJJ Freaks. Always strive to be On Top I don’t...

Should Beginners & Advanced Train In The Same Class?

  In many smaller academies BJJ instructors mix beginners and advanced students in the same class. This is mostly due to lack of available classes and instructors. The problem with running multi...

Neiman Gracie To Gracie Family: ‘Stop Teaching So Much, Come Fight’

Neiman Gracie is just honing his name in the mma community in spite of being a member of the Gracie family. His father is coral belt Marcio Stambowsky (Rolls Gracie black belt) who married a...

Five Back Attacks Everyone 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...

Financial & Emotional Sacrifices You’ll Make To Get Your Black Belt in BJJ

    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...

8 Ways To Avoid Getting Injured in Jiu-Jitsu

Photo credit: Kim Hovgaard of Aalborg BJJ   Injuries are always going to happen if you train in Jiu-Jitsu. It’s part of the journey. How does BJJ stack up with other martial arts in terms...

Four Ways To Make Your Opponent Make a Mistake in Grappling

Don’t react to your opponent. Make your opponent react to you. Reactions can be predicted, and taken advantage of. Guest post by Belgian BJJ black belt Wim Deputter, head instructor at Brasa...

Technique vs Strength In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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...

KatagaRenzo: Game Changing Adjustments For Katagatame From Renzo Gracie feat Demian Maia

  Kata-Gatame/ Head and arm choke/ Arm Traingle choke is used as a hold down in Judo, and it is mostly used as a choke in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts. There are many schools of...

What is The Ideal Weight For Jiu-Jitsu?

If you’ve already competed three or four times, chances are you’ve already given thought to weight classes and where you should keep your bodyweight at for optimal performance. The truth is there...

Berkut Terminates AJ Agazarm’s Contract, AJ Issues Statement

ACB Berkut is becoming a big player in the Pro BJJ scene. They have had two big pro events in 2017, one in Los Angeles and the other in Warsaw, Poland. The events featured all the biggest stars in...