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Author Archive: Ahmad

Nutrition Tips: How Jockeys Prepare For Big Events?

  There are few more finely tuned athletes in the world than professional jockeys. The sport runs daily throughout the calendar year, with many athletes looking to ensure that they are at their...

The Questions You Need Ask Yourself When You Lose a Jiu-Jitsu Match

What could I have done differently? It’s the obvious question to ask, but answering it honestly requires an objective self-analysis that a lot of people would rather not do. Still, if you want to...

Mind-Blowing Concept in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Defending Everything

In a captivating and insightful presentation at the BJJ Globetrotters Spring Camp 2019, black belt Chris Paines introduced a revolutionary concept in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu defense. The class titled...

250 lbs American Football Player Challenges BJJ Black Belt To A Grappling Match

Challenges have always been trademark events in the world of martial arts – because how else can you know something works better than something else unless you test it? In an intriguing turn of...

Is The Concept Of Jiu-Jitsu “Family” Just Fake?

 ‘BJJ Family’ Reality or Fake? What happens when your teammates stop training? Are they still your family? Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is one of the disciplines that takes the most effort to...

Roger Gracie: “When Doing Jiu-Jitsu, I Don’t Rely On My Athletic Abilities”

Roger Gracie just made his 2nd appearance on the best bjj podcast out there – Grappling Central Podcast. On what made him retire from competing in both jiu jitsu and mma: “I wanted to finish...

Should Rolling with Students be a Necessity For Every Jiu-Jitsu Instructor?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. The idea that a belt ranking would be assigned to a student that doesn’t roll is almost universally frowned upon. But what can be said of...

Strength Matters: Most Jacked BJJ Athletes

Photo: Mike Calimbas Photography Helio Gracie believed superior technique could overcome all other disadvantages but in an effort to be at the top of their game – these jiujiteros put some serious...

Prominent BJJ Franchise Leader is Against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Being in The Olympic Games

A few years ago there was much excitement about the fact there was moment on the front of getting jiu jitsu in the Olympics. The push for Olympic recognation is supported by many including Renzo...

BJJ World Champ Antonio Braga Neto Is Successful as a Professional Poker Player

The 11x IBJJF world champion and former UFC fighter Antonio Braga Neto has found a successful way to earn a living. The BJJ champion has been for the past 3 years a professional poker player....

Make Yourself Bulletproof For BJJ: Get Strong, Mobile & Injury Proof

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a multidimensional sport. The activity demands a high level of strength, power, endurance, and flexibility. This has led to a rise in certain training practices by many...

Building Your Whole Jiu-Jitsu Game Around a Proven System

When you hear high level coaches talk about their approach to jiu jitsu they often talk about “systems.” A system in the context of jiu jitsu refers to an organized set of actions and responses...

Tiny Female Judo Black Belt Olympian Grapples White Belt Male

Dojo storming is all the rage today but it’s quite special to see someone ready to take on a huge challenge and keep an open mind. Such was the case with Norwegian judoka – the first ever...

BJJ Black Belt Competes At Local Tournament Blindfolded

Daniel O’Brien is a bjj competitor known to a wider audience as a competitor at EBI. He’s also a black belt under Johnny Lee Smith and competes for Triad MA! Of course he’s got...

140lbs Purple Belt Subbed 300lbs Black Belt In Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Something quite spectacular happened in Holland at a local tournament just now. A 65kg purple belt managed to outdo a black belt twice his size. As per video description “Dutch Open absolute...

How to Keep Toxic Interactions From Silently Poisoning Your Jiu-Jitsu Academy Culture

Most Jiu Jitsu gyms agree that it’s pretty important to have a good culture. And while gyms may differ on exactly what “good culture” looks like, one thing that most agree on is that it...

Crossfit World Champion & BJJ Purple Belt Advises On How To Blend Crossfit & BJJ

For every smaller person getting into bjj it’s always worth looking into all the advantages strength training can do. For many one of the widely available options is crossfit. CrossFit is a...

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...

BJJ Techniques: What you NEED to Know and What’s GOOD To Know

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Often time different academy have a list of required techniques to be eligible to get a blue belt. For instance Gracie University requires you...

Make The Arm Drag Your Number One Move in BJJ

Arm drags serve a purpose beyond pulling an opponent’s arm. Where the arm goes, the body should follow. As seen in amateur wrestling, dragging the arm with deliberate intent at the desired...

Fabio Gurgel Shares Game Changing Kimura With Arm Trap Insight

The kimura trap is one of the most effective systems in BJJ. Some practitioners such as David Avellan base their whole game around them.  Used as a kimura lock setup, the kimura trap can be used...

Getting Demoted by Your Instructor For Overly Smashing BJJ Teammates?

  BJJ is a great way to blow off steam but between people lines get crossed all the time. So how do you deal with a student that over the top smashes everyone? Well one distinction that’s...

The Ideal Grappler: An Alternative Perspective

Fighting is a business now. People at the highest levels of every combat sport are pretty much done working for free (except for you IBJJF, you’re the exception for some reason.) As with all...

Guide To Smashing Your Grappling Goals and Resolutions for 2023

As with every new year there comes a time when the scores are settled and you think of a direction you’d like to be headed. Whether that something means being involved in a local tournament or...