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Author Archive: John Brashear

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...

Catch All Your Training Partners with this Unstoppable Calf Slicer by Sean Roberts

Unstoppable Calf Slicer by Sean Roberts | BJJ Kumite ♠️ Sean Roberts(Ralph Gracie Jiujitsu) caught many competitors by surprise with his sneaky Calf Slicer submission. He sets up this attack when...

Fabio Gurgel On Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Should Never Be 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’s Best Kept Secret: Positional Rolling Makes You Improve Exponentially

When studying a subject, it’s always best if you can find information as close to the source as possible. In history, if you can find direct information from someone that experienced the event,...

Kenpo Karate Black Belt Challenged BJJ Black Belt Nam Phan

    Challenges have been an everyday thing in the lives of most prestigious fighters on the earth. Rickson Gracie, Robson Moura are just a few among the many who have faced gym walk ins...

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...

Travis Stevens Shares About Hidden FootWork For Judo

  Travis Stevens is among those who have gotten their bjj black belt the fastest. Travis Stevens (18 months) Travis Stevens U.S.A Judo Olympian went through all the BJJ Belts under John Danaher...

Stay Cool: Effective Ways to Strengthen BJJ Your Defense

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Building a solid defense to the various ground submissions is usually the primary goal of most Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, especially in the first...

Countering the Old School Half Guard Sweep

Wimbledon BJJ instructor Carl Fisher,aka the Northern Monkey,follows up on a previous post on the website,which was sweeping your opponent with the high percentage Old School half guard sweep. In...

Living The BJJ Dream: The Ultimate Jiu-Jitsu Vacations You Can Take Right Now

It’s scientifically proven that Brazilian jiu-jitsu is instrumental in disabling destructive emotions and relieving tensions on an universal level (Kuśnierz, Cynarski & Litwiniuk, 2014 ) so...

Jiu-Jitsu Heaven: Most Beautiful BJJ Academies Around the World

Human beings are the most adaptable beings on the Earth. That being said, some of us have the luxury to seek out the best possible human experience in every activity we do. These are some of the most...

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...

The Dirtiest Moves in Jiu Jitsu Matches

People often say jiu-jitsu is about humbleness and respect. But when it comes to competition the lines get very blurry. We’ve compiled a list of famous misbehaving videos including everything...

Judo’s Incredible Life Changing Benefits for Mental Health

Judo has been around since 1882 and the benefits of this art shine brightly. Throughout time, judokas (one who practices judo) have been known for having incredible athletic attributes, like...

How Beneficial Was Olympics Inclusion To Judo?

The international judo federation will tell you judo is undoubtedly the most popular combat sport in the world. To quote their website, judo is the second most popular sport (from all sports) judging...

The Fastest Way To Get Your Blue Belt in Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t have a unified criteria so getting to that coveted next level is in no way easy. What you often hear is “train more”. Training is a necessity but there is such a...

Older People Can Still Do BJJ, but How?

“Age is just a number. It is never too late to do BJJ.” Over several years of training and coaching, I have seen a lot of people give this advice to older BJJ practitioners. In fact, that advice...

ADCC Champion Rani Yahya’s Must See Kata Gatame Finishing Detail

Former ADCC Champ and UFC fighter Rani Yahya is famous for very good choke details. He’s previously shared some keen insight on the North south choke: ADCC Champ Rani Yahya Teaches His Infamous...

Roger Gracie’s Foot Lock Details That He Used To Submit Shinya Aoki in ADCC

Roger Gracie is an undisputed GOAT – greatest of all time in jiu jitsu. Just last year he prooved his dominance submitting Marcos Almeida Buchecha in their rematch. Worth noting is that just...

Roger Gracie’s Key Concepts for Maintaining a Dominant Mount

Roger Gracie is the undisputed greatest of all time (GOAT) in jiu jitsu. In fact Gracie is so dominant that just past year he managed to submit 10x World Champion Marcos Almeida Buchecha with a...

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...