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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Remembering the Day that Foot Locks Became Acceptable in Jiu-Jitsu

  Footlocks in Jiu-Jitsu seem to get a bad rap. In other similar grappling arts like Sambo or Catch Wrestling, they occupy an important place. In Jiu-Jitsu some people see them as cheap, low...

The 10 Types Of Grapplers That You Meet At The Academy

  You will surely recognise yourself or your training partners in this funny video by Jean Machado!    

Prankster Challenges BJJ Instructor in Front Of Whole Class

  Barone, a famous Brazilian Youtube prankster went to BJJ legend Marco Barbosa’s academy in Sao Paulo and challenged him during a belt promotion. Barbosa has over 30 years as a black belt...

3 Easy Ways to Tie Your BJJ Belt

  There are countless ways to tie your belt from the superlock (never comes undone) to the standard to the old school Gracie way (below). Secrets to tying the belt..Here’s 3 easy ways: You...

Masahiko Kimura Shows A Nice Rolling Kimura Set Up

  Kimura (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), chicken wing/double wrist lock (catch wrestling), or reverse keylock are terms used to specify a medial keylock known in judo as gyaku ude-garami (reverse arm...

Feel The Power: Knee On Neck Choke Options

  The knee on neck/throat choke is a controversial choke in BJJ as you are basically putting your knee on your opponent’s neck which can seem quite brutal. Nevertheless, it is a very...

Ryron Gracie on Main Reasons Why People Quit Jiu-Jitsu

  Professor Ryron Gracie makes a strong case for what he believes is the number one reason that make students quit Jiu-Jitsu. He explains that after reaching blue belt some students set...

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...

Askren: ‘For Your Son To Be a Man, No To Soccer, Yes To Wrestling’

  One FC champion Ben Askren commented on football/soccer and he was not impressed by the attitude of some soccer players:   “It was really the first time I watched soccer all year. I...

How To Set Up an Outside Trip Off The Cage

Nowadays most MMA organizations are using a cage or octagon rather than a boxing ring so it’s very important to know how to use the cage to your advantage when setting up your takedowns. In...

How To Set Up the Guillotine Choke in the Gi w/ Claudio Calasans, ADCC & World BJJ Champion

    2015 ADCC and IBJJF world champion Claudio Calasans, shows his favourite set ups for the guillotine choke in the GI. The guillotine is harder to place with the Gi because of the collar...

Watch: Gabi Garcia Rolling with Wanderlei Silva & Marcelo Garcia

    Most dominating women’s BJJ champion of all time, Gabi Garcia rolling with Wanderlei Silva and the other cast members, during her guest appearance in TUF Brazil.    ...

42 Best Takedowns & Combinations For Gi & No Gi BJJ

  Every BJJ player should have at least 5 takedowns & throws in their arsenal. Many BJJ players go for 1 off attacks and these rarely work (unless you are bigger or stronger than you...

Exercise Specialist Not Impressed with Andre Galvao’s Weight Lifting Form

Height: 1.74 m (5′ 9″) Weight: Meio Pesado- Pesado (88 kg – 205lbs)   Andre Galvao is one of the greatest competitors in bjj maybe ever. He has 4x World Championships, 8xPan American...

Achilles Lock – How To Do It And 3 Most Common Mistakes

Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy  and of mmacoach.net, shows us the achilles lock- How to do it and 3 most common mistakes. Mark is a Judo black belt (Serbian...

Aikido VS MMA: MMA Coach’s Thoughts

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...

Selfie Stick Self Defense Being Taught by Martial Arts School

Learning how to fight with the popular picture-taking device could help tourists fend off potential pickpockets according to the a self defense school in Russia. Forget ninja stars or nunchakus as...

10 Ways To Set Up The Kimura Trap

Kimura trap system is widely credited to David Avellan, ADCC bronze medalist and a man of many other accomplishments! The kimura trap system is designed as a powerful submission system that counters...

Jean-Claude Van Damme Teaches Nate Diaz Some Kicking Techniques

Hollywood star and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme training Nick and Nate Diaz at Gold’s GYM. Van Damme has a rich martial arts background. He is a second degree black belt in Shotokan Karate....

“Self Defense Expert” without Grappling Experience Gets Ragdolled By Wrestler

Self Defense vs Combat Sports: What Is More Effective in the REAL World? If you are teaching self defense, you better some knowledge of Wrestling and the Grappling arts… When showing a...

How To Circle & Avoid Damage Like Joanna Jedrzejczyk

  Joanna Jedrzejczyk is possibly the best striker in the UFC. She is the UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion and the third European (and only Polish) champion in UFC history after Bas Rutten...

Why Belts Might Be The Worst Thing to Ever Happen to Martial Arts

We’ve all been there, whether we want to admit it or not. That moment when your professor has torn a few strips of medical tape and stuck them on the wall after calling “line up.” Or, for some...

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...

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