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Author Archive: BJJEE

Scientific Study Confirms Positive Effects Of BJJ On Children in UAE Schools

Big ideas lead the United Arab Emirates team back in the early 00s when the educational program using Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was first deployed. 12 years have gone by since 2008 when BJJ was introduced...

How to Avoid Ankle Injuries in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Ankle locks and leg attacks are part of the game. Unfortunately, ankle injuries can be detrimental to your progress. The last thing you want is to be limited to just playing guard hoping that you can...

Opinion: BJJ White Belts Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Have Their Own Style

We’ve all been there. That one shiny new white belt that just firmly believes he’s the next leglock progeny of the sport. The lonely 10th planet enthusiast. The catch wrestler. The sub...

6 Street Jiu-Jitsu Chokes That Everyone Should Master

The latest edition of Gracie Breakdown brings us an interesting compilation of 6 chokes necessary for any and all kinds of street confrontations. It has been widely disputed that gi training...

Cauliflower Ear – Myths and True Prevention – What Every Grappler Should Know

Photo of BJJEE.com editor Gile Huni at Kimura BJJ Serbia. Photo by Zoran Milich Photography Cauliflower Ear often seems like some mythical force when a white belt first falls in love with Jiu Jitsu....

John Danaher Tells The Story Of The Man Who Challenged Renzo Gracie at The Academy

John Danaher has long been a practitioner of bjj and one of the most esteemed coaches out there. As it turns out he’s also a prolific story teller. In honor of Renzo Gracie he shared the story...

The story of First Televized MMA Match, a Judoka and a Boxer

While the Gracie family had long been facing challengers the first televised Mixed Martial Arts match was actually one of Gene Lebell. The Ronda Rousey judo mentor was pitted against boxing long...

The Incredible Story of How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Saved a 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...

Heel Hook Ends Street Altercation in Spectacular Fashion

Jiu jitsu has been the queen of martial arts – much like in chess it trumps everything when it comes down to it. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a highly complex martial art/ combat sport sport. There...

Rugby Player Heelhooks Opponent In Rugby Match

Heelhooks in street altercations have often been debated. But what nobody really counted on was on someone randomly heel hooking an unsuspecting opponent in a rugby match up. Rugby Great & All...

Hapkido Master Manhandled By BJJ Blue Belt, Claims He is an ex Jiu-Jitsu World Champ

Challenges have been rising in popularity ever since the early 80s. The urge to test your skill and to compare it with other martial artists is enormous. This is how a 5th degree hapkido black belt...

MMA Fighters try Master Wong’s self-defense

You might be wondering what Wong’s self defense is – according to a site that used to sell it for only 97 pounds it is: “The Master Wong Wing Chun Self Defense training course is a...

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? Exactly this line of...

Josh Hinger: Rickson Gracie Views Are Outdated – Sport Jiu Jitsu Folks Know Defense Better Than Anyone

  Rickson Gracie has made some specific choices in the last couple of years. Notably after condemning Gracie University – he’s reconciled with them and he and his affiliates joined...

Most Important Advice for BJJ White Belt Practitioners From Firas Zahabi

As passionate as we are in bjj, the majority of people who consume the videos online, watch the competitions and participate in them are white belts. Any person who comes into bjj and starts asking...

Firas Zahabi Explains How to Grapple a Larger Opponent

There is always someone out there that is bigger and stronger than you. When we were white belts we would get easily beaten by smaller blue and purple belts.What were they doing that we were not?...

Tiny Female Black Belt Judo 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...

The Dragon Sleeper Catch Wrestling Sub Executed in MMA

Over the years there’s been a good variety of subs in MMA – we’ve seen everything from Mother’s Milk to Crab rides. Have You Ever Tapped Someone With A Sub Called...

“Pressure Point” Counter to the Double Leg Takedown

Over the years we’ve seen oh so many great (in horrible ways) self defense videos. There’s pinching, slapping but probably everyone’s favorite is a one touch ko. Self Defense vs...

Understanding Various BJJ Styles: Pressure, Dynamic, Half Guard…

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...

Gui Mendes: 95% of People Never Become Champs Because They Lack Character Strength

Gui Mendes has been wildly successful on the competitive scene prior to retiring in 2015 at age 26. He’s won Worlds 4x in 2009,11,12,14 and a variety of other medals mostly in light...

Western Media Calls Bullshido On Putin’s Judo Expertise

Vladimir Putin has always had a carefully crafted hyper masculine way of representing himself. His martial art skills are always fawned upon in Russia media however a report recently surfaced in...

An In-Depth Look Into Judo Leglocks

Leglocks have been steadily getting more popularity in bjj culminating with all the success of Renzo Gracie’s NY Academy students. Still John Danaher recently shared a pretty scathing review of...

Is Rolling With Students A Necessity For Every BJJ 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...