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Author Archive: BJJEE

Yair Rodriguez: ‘I’m A White Belt. BJJ Belts Don’t Matter in MMA’

  Yair Rodríguez is a Mexican mixed martial artist and Taekwondo black belt currently competing in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is ranked #7 in...

Summer Camp With Geo & Richie Martinez (10th Planet) in Cyprus

The BJJ & Beach Camp is a top class seminar that combines world class jiu-jitsu instructors with the excellent weather and beaches of the Mediterranean in a package deal that makes it possible to...

Funky Way Of Attacking The Turtle: The Merkle by David Avellan

  You are not the only one that studies techniques online… High level BJJ black belt and ADCC bronze medalist David Avellan also does and here shows an interesting way of reversing the...

Wiz Khalifa Trains in Rigan Machado’s “Flow Jiu-Jitsu” System

The latest big time celebrity to train Jiu-Jitsu is Wiz Khalifa! He is training with the most Hollywood of all BJJ instructors: Rigan Machado in the system that Rigan specially made for celebrities...

Trailer For Kit Dale’s Hollywood Movie “Iron Sky The Coming Race”

  Australian BJJ black belt Kit Dale has been recovering from a serious knee injury that has kept him away from high level Jiu-Jitsu competition for close to 2 years. He finally got surgery on...

How To Defend the Rolling Baseball Choke from Bottom

  BJJ black belt Jeremy Arel of Great Grappling shows a very efficient defense to the notorious rolling baseball choke from that was made famous by Magid Hage who put many top competitors to...

Tabata Intervals – The Most Efficient Cardio for Combat Sports

“If you are tired you’re not strong, if you are tired you’re not fast, if you’re tired you don’t have good technique, and if you’re tired you’re not even smart” Dan Inosanto. In...

Rener & Ryron Gracie Fly In Bullied Teen, Teach Her Self Defense & Self Confidence

Back Story: In July 2015, 14-year-old Naomi Johnson was brutally assaulted and knocked unconscious by 5 girls who were considered her “friends.” The attackers shared the video on social...

How Training With Heavyweights Will Benefit Your Jiu-Jitsu

  “If you are not comfortable fighting someone 50 pounds heavier than you, there is something wrong with your Jiu Jitsu. – Rickson Gracie   Written by Jason Bright for BJJEE...

Actor Mickey Rourke is a Blue Belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu

World famous actor Mickey Rourke has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the past few years under the tutelage of Scott “Einstein” Epstein, a black belt under Eddie Bravo of 10th Planet...

Here’s How To Increase Your Grip Strength For 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...

Henry Akins On Escaping Bad Positions, & Using Your Opponent’s Grips Against Them

Henry Akins is 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 head...

How To Do Daniel Cormier’s 4 Single Leg Takedown Finishes

Daniel Cormier is one of the best wrestlers to fight in the UFC. His single leg takedown is very hard to defend. Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy  and of...

Filmmaker & BJJ Black Belt Guy Ritchie Talking BJJ with Joe Rogan

The British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, 47, a long time practitioner of Jiu-Jitsu became a black belt under Renzo Gracie back in 2015. Ritchie is the director of movies such as Snatch, Sherlock Holmes,...

John Danaher On Leg Locks Conquering The Jiu-Jitsu World

  Footlocks in Jiu-Jitsu seem (still) to get a bad rap. In other similar grappling arts like Sambo or Catch Wrestling, they occupy an important place. In recent years a new school of Jiu-Jitsu...

Why do You Pay for Jiu Jitsu?

Photo by Tino Konino,  Frota Academy in Zurich, Switzerland.   Guest post by Renato Migliaccio a BJJ black belt under Ryan Gracie and a Judo black belt. He is a former European and Pan...

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris training together

In this video,  we can see the two martial arts and hollywood stars Chuck Norris and Jean Claude Van Damme training together for a German TV program in 1984. In the footage, Van Damme is holding...

Replace Jealousy with Excitement After Belt Promotions

written by Nick Chewy Albin of  chewjitsu.net Have you ever been jealous after a BJJ belt promotion? Maybe one of your friends got a stripe or belt promotion and you were upset it wasn’t you....

One Simple Exercise To Improve Posture and Decrease Injuries For BJJ

This technique is one that can be performed anywhere. Its simple, quick, and if done correctly can help balance out the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back to improve posture and muscle...

Aikido vs MMA – Finally REAL SPARRING

  Aikido once used to be a famous Martial Art, respected by all martial artists. Yet these days it is losing it’s popularity fast, while being compared to other modern martial arts. Yet what...

Here’s How To Build A Game Plan For Your First BJJ Competition

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...

3 Fundamental Core Exercises You Need In Your BJJ Strength Program

Development of core is an essential part of the physical attribute for every MMA and BJJ practitioner. Though, the unfortunate thing is that core training is often overlooked by most of the combat...

How I Got My Black Belt From Rickson & Kron Gracie in Less Than 8 years

Photo: Rickson Gracie promoting Brandon Hetzler to black belt after he submitted all of his opponents at the 2010 Jiujitsu Pan Ams. The road to a black belt is usually a long and hard one full of ups...

Crazy Match: Leandro Lo Defeats Erberth Santos in Brasileiro Open Weight Finals

Photo: BJJ Forum In a spectacular performance by both athletes, Leandro Lo wins the Open Class division against Erberth Santos by two points and takes double gold in the Brazilian Nationals 2017 !...