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Author Archive: BJJEE

How Does An Increase In Muscle Mass & Bodyweight Affect Grappling Conditioning?

In order to become the best jiu-jiteiro you can be it’s not enough to just attend class day after day – you need to maximize strength, power, flexibility, balance and endurance! So...

Sean Patrick Flanery’s ‘Born a Champion’ is an homage to Brazilian jiu-jitsu

After the calamity that is the new Nicolas Cage movie called “Jiu-Jitsu” which actually has nothing to do wit Jiu-Jitsu, we now have a promising MMA/BJJ movie coming up. The trailer for the...

The Perfect Sambo-BJJ Fusion: 4 Foot Sweeps For No Gi by Vlad Koulikov

Coming from a bjj world the term sweep is typically interpreted as an overturn that happens while one of both opponents are ground fighting. However coming from judo sweep usually relates to foot...

The Grapplers Ultimate Guide To Sleep, Naps & How It Affects Sports Performance

What are the benefits of taking naps? There are many benefits of napping such as recovery, relaxation, reduced fatigue, increased alertness, improved mood and performance as well as quicker reaction...

Kron Gracie Reveals Secret For Good Sleep After Hard Jiu-Jitsu Training

@morgan__n 📷 @whoisjongibb You think that you’re doing everything you should be, don’t you? You’re training regularly and not just that; but every drill you execute is taken seriously and...

The Guillotine Guard – A new form of Guard Control

The Guillotine Guard is a new form of Guard Control that can be used from different forms of Closed and Open Guard. A strong neck control is the foundation of this positon and allows you to break and...

Ref Fails To See Towel Thrown In – All Hell Breaks Loose in MMA Fight

To throw down a towel isn’t really a common occurence yet it still happens. However what is rare is for the ref not to acknowledge this which is exactly what happened at a German MMA event:...

Fish Oil: The Essential Supplement for Grapplers That Train Hard

If you’ve been in this grueling world of brazilian jiu jitsu for longer then a month odds are you’ve heard a laundry list of supplements you should be taking to make the ride smoother, sort of...

Aikido Practitioner Asks For Challenge at MMA Academy, Doesn’t End Well For Him

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 made it...

Half Guard Sweep When Your Opponent Defends the Old School Sweep

As the old saying goes, BJJ is like a game of chess, you have to be a few moves ahead of your opponent and this video shows you one way of doing this; attacking with the Old School sweep can set you...

Controlling Man Banned Fiancée from BJJ Over Fears Men Were Simulating Intercourse With Her

picture of an unrelated woman rolling with a man Just when you think the life couldn’t be more strange you come across a story like this. Robert Shaw-Williams, 41, of Merthyr Tydfil, banned his...

Using The BJJ ‘Old School’ Half Guard System To Easily Sweep More Powerful Opponents

When you train Jiu-Jitsu, facing a wrestler can be a daunting task. They have great grappling conditioning, are very scrappy, have great base, and are very aggressive. Wrestlers have strength,...

Japanese Ju Jutsu Black Belt Faces Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in BJJ Competition

BJJ black belt Robby Malof recently squared off against a Japanese ju jitsu black belt. In most cases Japanese Jujutsu is practiced in a more controlled manner with little to no live sparring. This...

23yr Old Wrestler Challenges 47yr Old BJJ Black Belt – And Loses

Challenges are becoming an everyday thing it seems nowadays. In a latest development a 23 year old wrestler was spotted challenging people in a bar to wrestle. Related: Random Guy Walks In 10th...

Flashback: Maynard James Keenan Hip Tosses Fan and Takes his Back while Singing Ultimately Mounting

Maynard James Keenan is a man of many talents. He’s been working as a musician, producer, winemaker and actor! If you keep up with the music scene you’ve probably had the pleasure of listenting...

Robert Drysdale: ‘Coaching is a S*it Job, The People Who Teach You Deserve Better’

Over the years Robert Drysdale has been unafraid to be vocal about the causes he felt passionate about. On his s*it list: Drysdale: Gracie University Making Mockery of Jiu-Jitsu as a Martial Art...

Monster Truck Control – A new way to Control from the Truck

The Truck Position is a very good addition to the traditional Back Control. The truck allows the practitioner to control his opponent and transition to back control. It is the entryway to many...

When Is Someone Really Qualified To Teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Late year (BJJ) and MMA legend Enson Inoue announced he was demoting himself to purple belt. His rationale? The growth and transformation of bjj has been so radical that this is a rational course of...

John Danaher: Integrate Military Theory Into Your Jiu-Jitsu Not Just Contemporary Competitors

Many things can be said about John Danaher but rarely is his approach questioned. No matter what his focus was, he managed to produce outstanding champions for both mma and bjj scenes. However...

John Kavanagh Details His Worst Mistake: I Regret My First 10 Years of MMA and Grappling With People A Lot Heavier Than Me

John Kavanagh is perhaps the most well known for being Conor McGregor’s coach. The irishman, now 43 years old, is founder and head coach of Irish MMA gym SBG Ireland and the current president...

The Importance Of Toughing It Out in BJJ, Mental Strength & Reading The Opponent

If you’ve tried your hand at competing you may have heard that 50% or more of outcome is relating to the psychological struggle. Regardless of how you feel about psychology this is something...

FLAWLESS ARMBAR Submission from the Imanari Roll | Hideo Tokoro

The infamous “Imanari Roll” is a rolling attack that starts from standing and transitions into a leglock. It can also be used as a takedown if you do not attack the leg lock and instead come on...

BJJ Instructors Outline Blue Belt Requirements Stripe By Stripe

Every beginner has an impossible hurdle in front of them – how to get to the coveted next rank – the blue belt. Often time people will estimate progress among them based on how often...

How Should Men Roll With Women in BJJ?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu cannot be separated from the live application for it. So by definition there’s bound to be plenty of interactions that would make a casual passer-by uncomfortable. But as a...