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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

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  

Bjj Blue Belt (135 lbs) vs 6th Degree Hapkido Black Belt (175 lbs)

Nikolas Collier a 17 Year Old (135 lbs.) Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under 7 x IBJJF World Champion Samuel Braga / Brown Belt in The Collier Method of Judo faces a 30 Year Old (175 lbs.) 6th...

BJJ Instructor Saves San Francisco Police Officer From Attack

Flashback to 2011: A San Francisco cop was roughed up by a suspect and was fortunate that the attack happened in front of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy. BJJ black belt instructor instructor Pedro...

Kimura Trap Defense with BJJ World Champion Tarsis Humphreys

  The kimura trap is one of the most effective systems in BJJ. Some practitioners such as David Avellan base their whole game around them and even have a DVD series on the system.  Used as a...

Simple Ways To Counter a Guard Pull/ Guard Jump

  Written by BJJ black belt Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin of chewjitsu.net Our buddy Ricardo from Chile recently sent in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu related message asking about Guard Pull counters. He said...

The Diving Kimura is Superior To The Rolling Kimura

Guest post by David Avellan, an ADCC bronze medalist. Avellan has defeated many of the world’s best grapplers, such as BJJ Black Belt World Champions Rafael Lovato Jr., Tarsis Humphries, Amaury...

Dojo vs Street: Jiu-Jitsu Half Guard: BJJ Self-Defense

The Jiu-Jitsu Half Guard is one of the most common BJJ Guards for training Jiu-Jitsu and Sport BJJ – but it also is a great “Combat BJJ Guard” that can be used in a Self-Defense...

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...

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...

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 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,...

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....

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...

How To Fight A Bigger And Taller Opponent

In combat sports you will come across opponents with various body types. Can height be a big advantage for your opponent? yes and no. In this video, Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor...

Flashback: Osvaldo Queixinho Submitted Nate Diaz in 40 seconds in BJJ Match

    Back in 2012, in a black belt BJJ superfight Osvaldo Queixinho faced Nate Diaz at Gracie Open in Pleasant Hill , CA at the Gracie Open. Queixinho submitted the UFC fighter in 40...

How To Escape The Anaconda Choke

  ZombieProof BJJ Nogi Technique by Kent Peters: Anaconda choke escape when the choke is locked in, high hips and circling is a quality reversal from turtle used by Eduardo Telles …  ...

Dean Lister’s Best Heel Hook Escape

  3x ADCC vet Dean Lister shows how to get out of the nastiest heel hook on the planet…  

Roger Gracie’s GAME CHANGING Detail To The Choke From The Back

Guess who’s back? The man who holds the most World titles in IBJJF history, Roger Gracie ! Gracie is the 3rd competitor added to the Pro League Heavyweight GP! Who will win the USD $40,000 grand...