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Category Archive: Articles, Featured, Videos

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  

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...