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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Why Does It Take Around 10 Years To Get A Black Belt In BJJ?

Why does it take so many years (for the average practitioner) to get a black belt? This is quite complicated but let’s consider a few factors. The average time it takes someone to reach black...

John Danaher Facing Major Surgery; May Never Train Jiu-Jitsu Again

Photo: Jason Perec Instagram: @jaythearkitec John Danaher is universally known one of the best kept secrets in Jiu-Jitsu. The New Zealand born, BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie has been praised by...

Carlson Gracie Jr. Outlines Carlson Gracie Gym’s Graduation System

    Getting promoted is no easy feat in bjj, and it used to be even harder. You can read many interesting stories of old times around the web, times when even a blue belt would be a rarity...

ONE Championship Announces Garry Tonon vs Shinya Aoki for May

    Back in October BJJEE learned that Shinya Aoki had a dream matchup in mind – a grappling superfight against Garry Tonon. Would you like to compete in grappling competitions again?...

Jacare: ‘I’d Make As Much Money Teaching BJJ As I Do Fighting in the UFC’

BJJ world champion and UFC contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza discusses his upcoming UFC fight against Robert Whittaker, why he’s not fighting Luke Rockhold or Yoel Romero. Souza...

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour London: Junior beats Arges to jump ahead in the ranking; Xande, Luiza, Nathiely, Hiago, others crowned; more results

  The 2016/2017 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour came to an end with another event for the books, this time in London, UK. Big names in the black belt division travelled...

Zagreb International Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship: 51 Travel Packages to Tokyo & London Grand Slam

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

Dana White Comments On The Rise of Mackenzie Dern in MMA

BJJ world champion Mackenzie Dern is in a notorious mood given her newly acquired record of going 3-0 in mma. Over the weekend Dern got the chance to try her hand at striking and sparred over 3...

How To Know If Your BJJ Instructor is ‘Legit’

Guest post by Uros Culic from Serbia, a BJJ black belt under Ricardo Vieira and FILA Grappling World Champion who has been training, teaching and competing for the last 10 years. Uros is one of the...

Lessons From Rickson Gracie: Connection, ‘Tighten The Rope’

  Guest post by Brandon Hetzler  who is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black bet under Rickson & Kron Gracie, 7 and creator of Jugoshin Ryu JuJutsu.   “Tighten the rope”. This was...

How to Know When You SHOULDN’T Compete in Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Uros Culic from Serbia, a BJJ black belt under Ricardo Vieira and FILA Grappling World Champion who has been training, teaching and competing for the last 10 years. Uros is one of the...

Controversial BJJ Champion Dillon Danis Signs With Bellator MMA

  BJJ champion Dillon Danis will be making his much awaited MMA debut at Bellator MMA.  Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports was the first to break the news. Danis had an eventful past few months, he...

Mackenzie Dern: I’ll Try To Follow In Conor McGregor’s Footsteps!

    Mackenzie Dern is in a notorious mood given her newly acquired record of going 3-0 in mma. Over the weekend Dern got the chance to try her hand at striking and sparred over 3 rounds...

Lucas Leite On His Secret For Beating Bigger & Heavier Opponents

Lucas Leite is a multi-time world champion with first place finishes at the Gi, Nogi, and Grapplers Quest world championships. Leite started training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu when he was 12 years old...

Bernardo Faria’s Analogy on Using Strength in BJJ Will Change Your Mind

  If Jiu Jitsu was a test of strength, we could just have a set of weights at the door – and a contest as you come in to see who is strongest, and then go home having never touched the mats....

Carlos Machado: We Want To Watch Awesome BJJ, Not A Contest Of Who Stalls Better

    Outcomes of IBJJF style Jiu-Jitsu  competitions are largely shaped by different points strategies the high level competitors employ. It’s not really a game of who is better as...

Mackenzie Dern On What Would Happen If She Rolled w/ Ronda Rousey

BJJ world champion Mackenzie Dern talks about what would happen if she rolled with Ronda Rousey… 2 years ago, when Ronda Rousey was at her peek in MMA, she said that she wanted to be a world...

How to Breakdown Jiu Jitsu Techniques to Make It as Efficient as Possible

  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...

‘Modern’ BJJ Guards Used in Kosen Judo Tournaments From 1952

Kosen judo (高專柔道 Kōsen jūdō) was a refinement of Kodokan judo that was developed and flourished at the Kōtō senmon gakkō(高等専門学校) (Kōsen (高專)) technical colleges in...

Vinny Magalhaes: Rickson’s 400-0 Record is Like Renato Laranja’s 27 World Titles

Earlier this, Rickson Gracie shared his thoughts on the evolution of Jiu-Jitsu and he made a claim that nowadays when he goes to teach BJJ seminars to sport BJJ schools, it reminds him of the times...

How To Play Spider Guard Without Destroying Your Fingers

Finger pain is one of the realities Jiu Jitsu and most grappling practitioners face sooner or later, especially the ones that involve a kimono and thus the gripping aspect. It is that gripping that...

Setting Up Takedowns vs Low Stances & Guard Pullers in BJJ

  Guest post by Daniel Vaughan, BJJ black belt and instructor at M3Fight Academy. Today we will look at the foot sweep, a takedown that works well against opponents in a low stance and guard...

Rickson: Modern BJJ Black Belts Remind Me of Karate Practitioners Clueless of Jiu-Jitsu

  Every martial art begins with real-life combat effectiveness as its top priority. As civilizations evolve and safety concerns diminish, the survival emphasis is replaced by sportive practice,...

Watch: Justin Bieber Showing Off His Jiu-Jitsu Skills

    Looks like that beef with the Diaz brothers had one positive impact on teen sensation Justin Bieber  – he was caught practicing some bjj in the latest instagram video.   Tap...