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Author Archive: BJJEE

How To Know If You’re Ready For a Competition

Competitions are a great way to test your BJJ skills. It is one of the most physically and mentally demanding commitments you could ever make as you put everything you’ve ever learned in class on...

How Does Working at a BJJ Gym Compare To an Office Job?

Almost anyone addicted to jiu jitsu has at some point considered throwing it all away and leading the BJJ lifestyle. Is it do-able? What is it really like? I’ve spent 2 years working at my gym and...

Most Important Advice for BJJ White Belt Practitioners From Firas Zahabi

As passionate as we are in bjj, the majority of people who consume the videos online, watch the competitions and participate in them are white belts. Any person who comes into bjj and starts asking...

Kit Dale Answers Why Does It Take So Long To Get A BJJ Black Belt

BJJ Black belt is notoriously hard to get – legitimately speaking. The difference for some is vast – while someone like Kit Dale or Gordon Ryan managed to get their black belt before...

Rickson Gracie Shares His Daily Eating Regimen

Rickson Gracie just celebrated his 60th birthday. Various members of his family celebrated the occasion.   View this post on Instagram   Happy birthday @ricksongraciejj @merfdogg in the...

New World Record: Jiu-Jitsu Tournament at 14,000 ft

As if grappling wasn’t hard enough on the body, we figured, what could be better than a jiu-jitsu tournament on the top of Mount Evans? For our 2nd annual Pirates at the Peak event we fought it...

BJJ Black Belt Faces Japanese Ju Jitsu Black Belt in 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...

How To Become Un-Submittable in Jiu-Jitsu

There are multiple things you have to learn when it comes to your defense plan in Jiu Jitsu: escapes, counters, proper posturing, etc. If you are having a problem with your defense and you’re...

5 Biggest Mistakes in your BJJ journey and How To Learn From Them

Although every Jiu Jitsu journey is unique, most people do happen to make some common mistakes somewhere along the way. In this article we will look at 5 of the mistakes you can make during your BJJ...

5 BJJ Fighters Who Were Bullied Growing Up

  Bullying is a major problem in modern society. It’s gone so far the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention labels bullying a form of “youth violence.” Following a 2013...

Relationship Advice 101 For Grapplers

  Grappling is often so consuming it compares to having a 2nd full time job. As such a significant other or a friend will often try to undermine or redirect your attention to something else....

Most Common Reasons Why People Quit Jiu-Jitsu

    The dropout rates in bjj have long been considered very high. Commonly most academies at any given time have about 50% of class populated by white belts – beginners who opted in...

Billionaire Owner of Philadelphia 76ers Credits All His Wealth To Wrestling

    Billionaire financier Josh Harris has not one but 3 professional sports teams: NBA’s 76ers, NHL’s New Jersey Devils and English Premier League Crystal Pallace F.C. –...

Turning Low Percentage Moves into Game Changers

Two years ago, many sport articles were dealing with the rise and reign of Golden State Warriors. If you’re not following basketball it might serve you to know the GSW had revolutionized basketball...

Firas Zahabi: Leglocks Are The Best Anti wrestling Technique Because They Defuse Sprawling

  Firas Zahabi is an outstanding mind for bjj and bjj in mma. Zahabi recently released a video where he narrates a roll against a pedigreed wrestler. In the video he is grappling Johnny Yates...

Hapkido Black Belt Gets Manhandled By Blue Belt, Claims He is an ex Jiu Jitsu World Champ

Challenges have been rising in popularity ever since the early 80s. The urge to test your skill and to compare it with other martial artists is enormous. This is how a 5th degree hapkido black belt...

Dan Gable: They Say Wrestling Isn’t For Everybody, But I Say It Should Be

  Dan Gable is best known for his coaching accolades (including 15 NCAA team team titles for university of Iowa) but the legend is primarily forged on a career that totaled only one lost match...

Round Up Of Funniest Cases Of fraudulent Belt Promotions

Through the years many cases of self promoted jiu jiteiros were outed. While some excused themselves saying it was japanese jiu jitsu, a discipline they made out some outright owned it. Such was the...

The Most Intense Black Belt Self Defense Test Done by “The Bruce Lee of Krav Maga”

    We often hear about contests and comparisons for the ultimate martial art – but what we don’t see every day is a self proclaimed Bruce Lee of Krav Maga do the test in a bjj...

Debunking The Number 1 Lie In Jiu Jitsu

In Jiu Jitsu there are many relative truths. As some say it’s not so much dependant on if a move works as much as the accent is if it works for you. So what is the number 1 lie in all of...

Five Things You Learn On The Mat That Apply To Life

So many of us love Jiu-Jitsu because of the benefits we derive from being on the mat. From the camaraderie, the health benefits, to the competition aspects and more. But one of the most amazing...

Lightning Fast Ankle Lock Submission – Mikey Musumeci

Mikey Musumeci is a 3x IBJJF World Champion representing CTA (Caio Terra Association) and is the only American to hold 3 world titles in the gi. Mikey has competed against the biggest names in the...

Andre Galvao Explains How To Enter “Turbo Mode” In Your BJJ

Andre Galvao is one of those competitors who are never out of shape – and many even say they’ve never seen him out of shape – ever. Previously he was quoted saying there’s two...

What Are The Life Changing Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not just a sport, it is a way of life, a lifestyle. Once you have experienced one or two classes, I guarantee you will be hooked. Have you ever wanted to start a martial...