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Keenan Cornelius Explains Why He Prefers Slow Lifting to Olympic Lifts For BJJ

Getting the most out of your BJJ workouts involves making some decisions. Problem is, when making decisions it’s very easy to choose the wrong path or maybe the longer path to where you want to be....

[Funny] Keenan Cornelius: “No-Gi Is For People With Less Brainpower”

What are your thoughts on rolling and competing in no-gi Jiu-Jitsu? Is it harder or easier than competing in the gi? In a recent social media video, Keenan Cornelius shared his opinion on the...

Keenan Cornelius Calls Mikey Musumeci a Bully for Challenging Youtuber to MMA Bout

BJJ world champion Mikey Musumeci is known not just for being super talented but also really nice to everyone. But this Youtuber Sneako said some rude things about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, calling people...

Keenan Cornelius Doubles Down on ‘American Jiu-Jitsu’: ‘Makes No Sense for Americans to Call it ‘Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’

Over the past few years, certain members of the Jiu-Jitsu community have wanted to re-invent the wheel and start to differentiate themselves from the rest of Jiu-Jitsu by renaming Jiu-Jitsu to their...

Brazilian BJJ Legends React To Keenan Cornelius Rebranding his Academy ‘American Jiu-Jitsu’

Over the past few years, certain members of the Jiu-Jitsu community have wanted to re-invent the wheel and start to differentiate themselves from the rest of Jiu-Jitsu by renaming Jiu-Jitsu to their...

Keenan Cornelius: “Dropping ‘Brazilian’ & Replacing with American Jiu-Jitsu Made My Academy More Successful”

Over the past few years, certain members of the Jiu-Jitsu community have wanted to re-invent the wheel and start to differentiate themselves from the rest of Jiu-Jitsu by renaming Jiu-Jitsu to their...

Keenan Cornelius “Proves” That “American Jiu-Jitsu” Is Older Than Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Yeah, we know what you’re thinking… “American Jiu-Jitsu”, really? But yeah, really, that’s a real expression – that Keenan Cornelius has “proved” that...

Keenan Cornelius Talks 2016 Match vs Gordon Ryan: “Insane, Bull-Headed Persistence”

Keenan Cornelius had a no time limit match against Gordon Ryan back in 2016… But how did the match come to be? He revealed in a recent conversation with Craig Jones. Cornelius shared: So,...

Keenan Cornelius Addresses ‘Stealing Moves’ From Danaher’s Team: “What Does That Even Mean?”

Keenan Cornelius recently joined Craig Jones on his “El Segundo” podcast – and the two discussed plenty of interesting topics… Including what happened when Cornelius was,...

Keenan Cornelius: “If You Train BJJ, It’s Important You Study War”

Keenan Cornelius believes that, if you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you should be investing at least the same amounts of effort into studying war. That is, war strategies that could be of use on the...

Keenan Cornelius Explains How To Keep Your Students As A BJJ Academy Owner

Are you a BJJ coach and/or academy owner? If so, then one of the biggest worries that you probably have is student retention. That is: how are you supposed to keep your students motivated for...

Jocko Willink Rolls with Keenan Cornelius

The Baddest Man in the BJJ World is Jocko Willink. From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He...

Keenan Cornelius On Cross-Training: “Go Train Wherever You Want”

What should you, as a BJJ instructor and/or academy owner, do about your students’ cross-training? How should you go about their training in other Jiu-Jitsu gyms… Should you allow for it?...

Keenan Cornelius: “Size Matters – Also With Grappling Gyms”

If you’re someone who wants to open your very own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/grappling academy, one of the problems you’re probably facing is the facility you’d hold your classes in. For...

Keenan Cornelius: “Do Something – Doing More Wins More In BJJ”

How many times in BJJ have you found yourself doing… Nothing? As in – you’re just sitting/laying/standing there, without doing anything and without a plan to do something....

Keenan Cornelius: “The Only Way To Thrive In BJJ Is To Operate A BJJ Academy”

A lot of people who train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu would, at least in part, like to earn money from the Gentle Art. And while that is possible, not a lot of BJJ students get to make a living from it....

Keenan Cornelius Shows His Late Guard Recovery Trick (Against Knee Cut Pass)

You know the saying: „Guard recovery – you can never be too good at it.“ Well okay, okay. It isn’t exactly a saying… But it should be, because your guard recovery will determine a...

Keenan Cornelius’ Brilliant Adaption of The Straightjacket Back System For The Gi

Back control in Jiu Jitsu is a very powerful position. If you have been training for a while, you have probably heard about the straightjacket back attack system made famous by the infamous Danaher...

Keenan Cornelius: ‘No One Cares About IBJJF Gi Worlds Anymore’

Keenan Cornelius and ADCC medalist and No Gi BJJ world Champion has always been outspoken about various aspects of Jiu-Jitsu topics and has never been shy of sharing his opinion, which was often...

Keenan Cornelius Opens Up: “Deadlift Injury Forced Me To Withdraw From WNO”

Keenan Cornelius was supposed to return to competition on June 19, matching up against Haisam Rida at Who’s Number One (WNO). However, he had to withdraw from the match due to a back injury. On...

The Most Effective Way To Pull Guard by Keenan Cornelius

Pulling guard is such a common place in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that you see it in almost every competition video known to man.  We’ve seen with the high level grapplers like Rousimar Palhares all the...

Gordon Ryan Denounces Team Atos Backstabbing & Keenan Cornelius: ‘They’re A Group Of Scum’

At the recent ‘Who’s Number One’ event, Gordon Ryan shocked the BJJ community when he slapped Andre Galvao. After the dusta was cleared, Ryan made a statement denouncing Team Atos and...

Keenan Cornelius Shows his 7 Favorite Wrist Locks for Jiu-Jitsu

Wristlocks (known as mao de vaca in Portuguese) are some of the lesser used submissions in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Wrist locks are used widely in Akido, Hapkido and Japanese Ju Jitsu. They are illegal...

Keenan Cornelius: ‘Heel Hooks in IBJJF Will Provoke a Divide (Gi & No Gi), We’re Going To See More Specialization’

It’s been confirmed. Heel hooks and reaping will be allowed in No Gi competions for brown and black belts starting from 2021. The IBJJF (International Jiu-Jitsu Federation) has announced the news...