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Author Archive: BJJEE

Joe Rogan Recognizes a Good Jiu Jitsu Gym By The Number Of Nerdy People There

    Over the years Joe Rogan has perhaps been the best ambassador jiu jitsu could’ve hoped for. The comedian and Jean Jacques Machado black belt is famous for his affection for all...

What it’s like to roll with Renzo, Ralph & Ryan Gracie

  Renzo, Ralph & Ryan Gracie are all sons of Robson Gracie, the 2nd son of Carlos Gracie. All three are widely known and regarded as toughest men in jiu-jitsu and somewhat hot tempered. Ryan...

How To Use Wim Hof Breathing Method For Grappling

  If you’ve been in the bjj scene for a couple of years you’ve probably heard about the Wim Hof Method. This is a breathing method developed by a dutchman of the same name. This is a fella...

Sports Psychology: Research Reveals Gi Color Doesn’t Affect Who Wins But Who Is Called First Does

Sports psychology is a somewhat young discipline. As such it’s first ventured into the group sports and avenues where team relations can actually determine the victor. But as time goes by day...

How ADCC Came To Be The Powerhouse Competition It is Today

    The ADCC is perhaps the most prestigious grappling competition from it’s conception to this very date. In 1993 after watching the first UFC Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the...

Different Forms Of Sandbagging And the Influence It has on Overall Competition

Sandbagging is a term used in martial arts to denote a practitioner who competes at a skill-bracket deemed less rigorous than their actual level of competitive ability. The term is adopted similarly...

Are Advantage Points in BJJ Reasonable?

Guest post by Monty L. Collier In some jiu-jitsu tournaments, advantage points are used to help decide the outcome of a match in the event of a tie. Should the match end without a submission and the...

Why Are Gi Patches So Popular in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

BJJ is a sport unique in many regards. One of these aspects is having plenty of custom markings on your chosen Gi. You will never see another martial art with a gi with as many patches as bjj gis....

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: 5 Reasons Why Law Enforcement Needs It NOW

The use of force by law enforcement has attracted so much attention over the last few years it is virtually impossible to ignore. Moving forward, law enforcement agencies have no choice but to...

The Incredible Story of How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Saved This Police Detective’s Life

My name is Maurice Scardigno. I’m a Detective Lieutenant with a large northern New Jersey police department. I’ve been in law enforcement for 19 years, and have training in BJJ off and on since...

Top Three Reasons for Children’s Belt Testing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

If your academy is like many others, the children Jiu-Jitsu curriculum has different belts and roughly follows the IBJJF guidelines for these belts. Belts are awarded when the student display’s a...

How To Convince Your Friends And Family To Start Training Jiu-Jitsu

We know you love Jiu Jitsu and we know you think of the guys at the gym as a second family, but would it not be nice if your family at home would do Jiu Jitsu? If most of your friends started Jiu...

Advice for BJJ Beginners Nervous About Getting Smashed

Jiu-jitsu is an inherently social activity. There aren’t any really good ways to learn it by yourself. You can try practicing on a grappling dummy in your garage, but that will only take you so...

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...

Tom Hardy Figurine Sold To Help Out REORG Jiu-Jitsu Foundation

Tom Hardy has gone above and beyond to help out the REORG Jiu-Jitsu Foundation. The REORG Jiu Jitsu Foundation launched, in association with The Royal Marines Charity. Their mission is to provide a...

UFC champion Jessica Andrade robbed at gunpoint in Brazil

Jessica Andrade hasn’t had her UFC title for long yet she still managed to attract the attention of some robbers in Brazil. The UFC champion went through a scary situation in Niteroi on...

Seth Daniels Has Disk Replacement In His Neck

Seth Daniels just had a disk replacement in his neck. According to his own account: Today I’m having 2 disks In my neck replaced c5 and c6 I’m more nervous for this surgery than usual one way or...

TLI Champion Shane Hill-Taylor Is Out Of Worlds Due To Appendicitis

One of the only bjj competitions to offer significant cash prizes from the IBJJF are the World Championships. Still looks like USA bannerman Shane Hill-Taylor will be very sad to miss this unique...

Garry Tonon Bows Out Of ADCC

Garry Tonon is over the moon with his treatment at ONE FC so he’s not looking to slow down his mma career any time soon. The affable grappler turned mixed martial arts fighter recently revealed...

Dillon Danis on McGregor: “He’s a big brother to me. It’s like getting to watch Muhammad Ali every day,”

Dillon Danis is getting ready to hit the big stage. The 1-0 MMA fighter is attempting to be a household name . In a brand new interview he opened about the close relationship to the troubled irish...

Neiman Gracie: (Gracies) Are Coming Back And We’re Coming Back to Take The Gold

Neiman Gracie is doubling down on his feat to take over the world of MMA. Young Gracie is in the semifinals of Bellator Grand Prix with a record of 9-0 and looking at his biggest opponent to date...

Yoel Romero Wins 27 Million Over Tainted Supplement Lawsuit

Yoel Romero just hit the biggest jackpot of his mixed martial arts career. The Cuban wrestler, 42, has received a 27 million dollar verdict against a supplement company Gold Star Performance...

Robson Gracie Jr Returning To Cage At Bellator 222

Robson Gracie Jr is serious about his MMA career. Just 6 months following his MMA debut at Bellator he’s ready to return to the cage once again in an event headlined by his cousin Neiman...

Asian Popstar Sandra Riley Talks Jiu Jitsu, And How It’s Helping Her Career

Asian Popstar Sandra Riley is one half of a popular Singaporean duo called The Sam Willows. She’s recently talked a great deal about going solo in her career and how jiu jitsu has helped...