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Author Archive: BJJEE

Wrestling Legend 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 in his...

Things You Should Probably Never Say to Your BJJ Instructor

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t easy and it’s quite often contrary to inept instincts. Here are some pearls of wisdom you should probably keep to yourself: There’s a place and a way to...

Ex-Navy SEAL Commander Jocko Willink: a Jiu Jitsu Only Guy Beats Wrestling Only Guy 9 Times Out of 10 In A Real Fight

From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from...

How to Escape A Really Tight & Heavy Side Control

Escaping the sidecontrol is one of the biggest challenges any beginner faces and it’s paramount to mastering bjj or even just saying you have rudimentary skills. Coming out of side control is...

US Army Member Taps Out Sam Alvey, Grapples Joe Lauzon & Co

Joe Lauzon, Sam Alvey and several others got the unique opportunity to visit U.S. soldiers in Iraq. On this occasion plenty of sparring was enjoyed by the UFC fighters and the army members. Diego...

New Scientific Evidence Points To Static Stretching Causing Strength Loss

Much can be said about the benefits of stretching – there are at least a couple reasons to do it!  And sure there’s been scientific evidence that stretching reduces the level of...

This Kimura Sequence Will Land You 15 Points In BJJ Competition

A sure way to get a hefty advantage in competition is always welcome. Such is the case with this particular kimura trap. Stephen Kesting brings us a setup with Robson ‘Mau Mau’ de Lima...

BJJ Black Belt & Bouncer Kevin Gallagher On Using BJJ On The Job To Avoid a Close Call

Kevin Gallagher has a long history in the sport. Like all legitimate black belts he took a while to achieve the prestigious rank. Along the way he got quite a few close calls in his side career of...

How Does Working at a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Compare To a Regular 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...

Travis Stevens: “After A Concussion I couldn’t Walk in a Straight Line, Remember What I Ate or Day Of The Week”

While some question how happy a silver medal makes a man, Travis Stevens is over the moon with his. After all to get that far he overcame a staggering amount of injuries including a number of disc...

Jiu-Jitsu Keeps Knocking Me Down, But I’ll Never Quit

It isn’t uncommon to go through periods of disliking jiu-jitsu if you train for any length of time. There will be times where the pressure of competing, of living up to your belt, or meeting your...

Meet The First Ever Transgender Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is very peculiar as a hobby. It sort of immerses the practitioner deeply within a special lifestyle which is basically a subculture on it’s own. But here’s where...

How Does BJJ Positional Rolling Make 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,...

Fabio Gurgel On Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Should Not Be In The Olympics

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...

The Question You Should 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 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...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Listed as one of 8 things Every Rookie Police Officer Should Know

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has long demonstrated it’s effectiveness when it comes to law enforcement officers and preventing escalation of incidents.   View this post on Instagram   Judô e...

Danaher: “About 80 to 90 percent of your training should be people who are significantly of a lower level skill level than you are”

John Danaher has often spoken about the many merits of a world class grappler and what it takes to become one but this particularly interesting quote notes that majority of training should be spent...

Jiu-Jitsu Heaven: Most Beautiful BJJ Academies in 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...

How to Break Through the Blue Belt Plateau

When you first start BJJ, it’s easy to get better. You learn new moves and improve after every class. But just showing up to class does not work forever. From my experience, most people hit a...

Werdum On The Time Mike Tyson Almost Broke His Nose

While there’s always plenty of talk in the community when it comes to comparing what boxing skills and grappling can do for you in a real life situation one thing you might not know is that one...

How to Recover from Ankle Injuries in BJJ

The ‘gentle art’ isn’t exactly as gentle as advertised. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is filled with minor to major injuries. And if you trained long enough, you may have already popped your...

Judo Knows No Age Limits: 83-year-old man Randoris With 92-year-old

Observing an 83 year old man getting his butt handed to him in randori might not seem fair. However if if it’s an 92 year old doing the butt kicking – color us curious! The two men in...

Most Common Mistakes In Weight Cutting for Grappling Competitions

Weight cutting is a major challenge for every competitor. In addition to being grueling it can also lower your testosterone and affect more or less every aspect of your life. Limit your liquid input...