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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Pressure: This Is Why It Works In 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...

Understanding the Danaher Death Squad Back Attack System

  Here is the bodylock/ straight jacket system made famous by members of Danaher death Squad. Remember to go on the underhook side not to the so called strong side, the overhook:   Eddie...

Tricks and Tips for Making the Transition from Gi to No Gi

Gi and No Gi are the 2 forms of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Gi Jiu Jitsu is grappling with the use of a traditional Gi, which allows you to grab the clothing of your opponent. No Gi is grappling without the...

8 Tips For MMA Beginners

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia   Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade,...

Travis Stevens Blasts Gofundme Beggars: ‘Get a Job’

Crowdfunding or Gofundme Crowdfunding is the collection of finance to sustain an initiative from a large pool of backers—the “crowd”—usually made online by means of a web platform. With...

How Many Times Can Jake Shields Tap Out a Part Time Grappler in 2 mins?

The difference between a recreational grappler and a pro is huge. In this video, an average grappler, Josh Hayes wanted to see how many times MMA great Jake Shields could submit him in 2...

Should I Quit Gi BJJ and Do 10th Planet ? (Frustrated with Grips)

Do you ever get frustrated with the Gi in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu ? I’m sure you probably do, and if you don’t, give it time. For me with my wrestling background and my incessant desire to...

Double Leg Takedown: 6 Most Common Mistakes

  Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt and multiple...

How to Counterpunch Like Conor McGregor

  Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt, MMA coach and...

How To Successfully Transition From BJJ to MMA

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt, MMA coach and undefeated...

How Not To Be A ‘Spazz’ in Jiu-Jitsu

  Photo credit: Kim Hovgaard, Jiu-Jitsu Aalborg   Spaz: Someone who is hyperactive, or overly energetic. Freaking out, twitching, temporary loss of control of mind and body. An...

“Let’s Roll Light”: The ‘P*ss*fication’ of Jiu-Jitsu and How to Counter It

    ‘Jiu-Jitsu Transforms Cowards into Men, Chickens into Stallions’ Carlos Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at an amazing rate worldwide. More people are training in all corners...

BJJ Instructor Promotes Students Then Chokes Them Unconscious

  This BJJ academy called Unified Martial Arts UMA promotes students and then the instructor chokes them out unconscious… This has got the be one of the most dangerous and disturbing rites...

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...