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Author Archive: Jay Kenneth

3 Helpful Beverages to Drink at Jiu Jitsu Class and 2 You Must Avoid

We all know that kid who shows up to the gym with a Kool Aid Jammer or whatever other ridiculous drink, then complains about being tired halfway through. There’s a correlation there. Certain...

Kayla Harrison: ‘I’m 100%’ Sure I’d Beat Khabib in a Judo Match’

Kayla Harrison is the only Judo Olympian from the USA to have won a Gold medal. And now she’s baring her teeth. She was quoted saying the following: “Am I gonna beat Khabib? I mean I think I...

The Best Leg Lockers in Gi BJJ Today

Gi training is often quite different from NoGi training. The multitude of grips can be taxing but it can also be of help. It all depends upon the practitioner. These are some of the most exciting...

Conor McGregor Grappling With Old School BJJ black belt Chris Haueter

BJJ brown belt Conor McGregor has some legit grappling skills, but has never really showcased his grappling skills in MMA. After Back in 2017, McGregor trained jiu-jitsu with one of the dirty dozen...

Walk-in Challenges Wushu World Champion

Sanshou is a hybrid discipline more or less translating into “unsanctioned fight” and it is a Chinese self-defense system and combat sport. It was developed by Chinese military and based...

What is the Monkey Tail Guard in Jiu-Jitsu?

  From the school of Atos comes yet another guard innovation. Usually these innovations are related to another Atos squad member – Keenan Cornelius but now we’re getting some top...

What are the Benefits of Training Under a BJJ World Champion?

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Black Belt Model Monique Ricardo: ‘BJJ Was The First Sport I Ever Did’

Monique Ricardo is a BJJ Black Belt and a Model to boot. She’s quite passionate about maintaining her body through a healthy lifestyle. She started her fitness career back in 2007 – since...

The Unstoppable ‘Mermaid Pass’ in Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu lands itself to constant innovation. The changes the game has gone through the years are remarkable. Many innovators walk among us and keep working constantly on inventing new moves and...

Wicked Kimura set up from side control

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...

It’s Never Too Late to Be a Jiu-Jitsu Mat Savage

Alan Philips is 71 years old – he’s also an active jiu jitsu practitioner. Alan recently shared his journey in an incredibly inspiring video titled “It’s never too late to be...

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,...

Stubborn Grapplers REFUSES to Tap Multiple Times To Leglocks -Pays the Price

In brazilian jiu-jitsu  – like in life – it’s very important to know how to deal with defeat, failure and losing. In 2017, while the above mentioned gentlemen put up a decent match...

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...