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Author Archive: Tyson Kilbey

Five Underused Ways to Improve Your Jiu Jitsu

  Jiu Jitsu provides an amazing outlet to those of us who have made it a part of our lives. It is well documented how Jiu Jitsu applies both inside and outside of the training academy. In this...

New Batman Robert Pattinson is Training Jiu-Jitsu with Rigan Machado

  Over the years jiu jitsu has become the refuge of many A listers – among them Guy Ritchie, Ashton Kutcher, Chuck Norris, Paul Walker, Scarlet Johanson and others. Looks like one of the...

Worm Guard 101

Keenan Cornelius is unquestionably one of the most talented grapplers of the new generation. His work with different guards and creative approach left quite a mark on bjj and will do so in the time...

Bernardo Faria Explains Why Purple Belt Is the Hardest Belt In BJJ

    Bernardo Faria has been busy opening his new academy lately but he’s taken the time to express his views on why purple belt is one of the landmark moments in every bjj...

Jiu-Jitsu Is The Truest Martial Art According To Joe Rogan

Only a true martial artist keeps their mind strong through the best and worst of times. This is something that is constantly tested in bjj. Recently Joe Rogan hosted Lex Fridman. Fridman has a very...

5 BJJ Tournament Tips Which Will Make a Huge Difference

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How To Fine Tune Your Breathing For Optimal Performance In BJJ

Breathing for BJJ?   You’re at the last 5 minutes of training, you’re rolling with a stronger, heavier yet lower belt. You are already at the end of you capacities, breathing hard...

Crossfit World Champion and BJJ Blue Belt Advises On How To Blend Crossfit And BJJ

For every smaller person getting into bjj it’s always worth looking into all the advantages strength training can do. For many one of the widely available options is crossfit. CrossFit is a...

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...

Canadian Politician Explains How Jiu-Jitsu Helped Him Get Over Bullying

Jagmeet Singh is a Canadian politician who is leader of the federal New Democratic Party. He was the first turban-wearing Sikh to sit as a provincial legislator in Ontario, the first to lead a major...

What’s The Right Strength & Conditioning Program For You?

The right strength and conditioning program must be tailored specifically around the individual practitioner. Many variables will influence the design of an athlete’s strength and conditioning...

Opinion: You Shouldn’t Have To Wait Several Months To Start Rolling

      While the jiu-jitsu community can agree on many things surrounding the lifestyle one point of contention has long been at what point do we let newcomers roll. The customs vary,...

American Football Is Much More Dangerous Than MMA – Linebacker Turned MMA Fighter Confirms

    Through the history NFL players have had some of the smoothest transitions to fighting in the cage. Some of the players that have gone from one to the other include: MATT MITRIONE...

The Giant Slayer Lachlan Giles. How Does He Do It?

Photo @bjjworldphotos Lachlan Giles (Absolute MMA) is a first degree BJJ black belt under John Simon. He is the 2019 ADCC Absolute Bronze Medallist, 2017 NoGi Worlds Bronze Medallist, and multiple...

Jiu-Jitsu Techniques: What you NEED to Know and What’s GOOD To Know

  Often time different academy have a list of required techniques to be eligible to get a blue belt. For instance Gracie University requires you know these 36 techniques: 1. Trap and Role Escape...

Gordon Ryan: I Received a Black Belt Without Wearing A Gi

    There’s a big debate whenever an MMA fighter gets to skip rank and gets promoted without much gi skills. Gordon Ryan recently decided to stir some controversy when he exclaimed:...

6 Best Tips On How To Push Yourself To Make The Most Of Every Training

Doing bjj daily or almost every day is a necessity if you’re serious about the gentle art. But as with any activity done daily there are variations in how well you receive instructions and how...

6 Tips for Guys Unsure of How to Roll with Female Training Partners

First of all, it’s important to recognize that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is still dominated by male athletes. It’s a difficult sport which requires very close proximity to your training...

Can Two Students Submit One Black Belt?

    Over the years different challenges often got explored. For instance there was a case of the black belt who was challenged to hold on to his beer while fighting off an overeager blue...

5 Things You Should Never Say To An Injured Teammate

    In  bjj injuries are an every day occurrence but with them comes often the harder part that is rest, recovery and considering your options. Here are some pet peeve statements you...

Star Wars Jitsu: Kids Of Both Spielberg and George Lucas Are Doing BJJ

    One of the greatest pop culture influences of today is the Star Wars franchise. The movie series has spawned off countless editions, merchandise and die hard fans. But what you might...

Norwegian Research Outlines the Average BJJ Athlete

    With jiu-jitsu being as young as it is comparative to other grappling sports any bit of information gained from valid scientific research is interesting. This led a group of Norwegian...

John Danaher Black Belt: World Champions Should Be Only At Black Belt

    The arbitrary nature of the bjj belt system has established a reality where there is a big number of competitors who can all claim they’re World Champions. But sure there even be...

How Should Men Roll With Women?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu cannot be separated from the live application for it. So by definition there’s bound to be plenty of interactions that would make a casual passer-by uncomfortable. But as a...