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Author Archive: BJJEE

5 Handy Tips For All First Time Competitors

1 Weight Cutting If you’re interested in competing for the first time and have trouble choosing weight classes it’s probably best you don’t cut a lot of weight. BJJ competitions...

10 Ways To Relieve Back Pain For Grapplers

Back pain is a huge factor for anyone doing jiu-jitsu. The body goes through a variety of changes from the time you start bjj – and most of them welcome. However there’s one particularly...

Standing Arm Drag Tips From Bernardo Faria

    The list of Bernardo Faria‘s achievements is huge. Among them are many world titles including both his weight class and absolute.  28 year old Faria was born in Brazil and is a...

How To Deal With Injuring A Training Partner Accidentally

    Injuries are a part of the sport, in jiu-jitsu perhaps more than in others. Still accidents happen and it’s not always easy to deal with them especially those that can have...

Passing Guard to the “Wrong” Side

I strongly believe competitions teach you great lessons, as long as you are open to critically analyze your performance and make improvements. Here is something that happened to me and I am sure I am...

Andre Galvao Shares Half Guard Passing Secret

  Andre Galvao is one of the most impressive competitors of all time. The Atos headcoach and ace recently released an interesting video titled “HALF GUARD PASSING SECRET!!!! Atos Jiu Jitsu...

Powerful Words for the Loser In a BJJ Competition

Nobody likes to be submitted in training or in competition, but there is a famous saying “There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu, you either win or you learn”. John Brashear, gives some good advice on...

Master Wong Using Wing Chun To Defeat Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Master Wong found himself a brown belt to test out his wing chun skills on. The hilarious expert filmed a lengthy “roll” with the bjj brown belt and just posted it to youtube. Master Wong...

Flashback: Shaquille O’Neal Grappling Match With Former UFC Champ Forrest Griffin

Forrest Griffin is fresh off his appearance at the Black Belt CBD where he grappled Frank Mir. Now Griffin was game to combat another giant – former LA Lakers Center Shaquille O’Neal....

UFC Research – Takedowns Not As Important to Wins as Traditionally Thought

In brazilian jiu jitsu having a well rounded game has long been a big point of interest. The major point of contention in many academies where most rolls start from the knees are takedowns. However...

Could the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle make you more resistant to future epidemics?

Written by Casey Oxendine, 3rd degree BJJ black belt & instructor at TeamOxendine, With the Covid-19 Coronavirus currently impacting virtually every portion of the globe, I have paid close...

Five Ways to Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu When You Cannot Train

Amidst the global pandemic known as the Novel Coronavirus, an abrupt shift in the lives of many people around the world has taken place. For Jiu-Jitsu practitioners specifically, regular training...

Ryan Hall Defines Coward’s Approach To Competing plus Talks Mindset

    Ryan Hall is a UFC fighter, BJJ black belt, head instructor of 50/50 BJJ, an ADCC bronze medalist with a long career in high level competition throughout which he has beaten many of the...

The 5 Worst Obstacles for Any White Belt

A lot of experienced players say that the biggest promotion you’ll ever get is putting on the white belt. One thing’s for certain, it carries a lot of frustration and challenges....

Understanding BJJ Knee Injuries

One of the most stressful injuries for an athlete to get is knee pain. Fingers, toes, and other scuffles we sort of get over easy but through pop culture we’re used to seeing knee injuries in a...

Exercise: The Original Path to Character

Guest post by Sam Yang. He is a brown belt under Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles Maciel and writes about martial arts and philosophy at MustTriumph.com Physical exertion was and still is the...

Why Training BJJ With Your Loved One Is Great For You

  BJJ Can Deepen the Feelings Of Attachment and Bring you Closer Together From a chemical standpoint mixing true love of bjj with the follies of romantic love makes perfect sense. Oxytocin, the...

Rampage Jackson Slams BJJ – “Kickboxing is The Best For Self Defense!”

Apparently Quinton Jackson is a bjj doubter. One recent instagram exchange revealed he considers kickboxing the best method for self defense to this date. View post on imgur.com Over the years,...

Sandbagging: When a European Champion in Sambo Competes in a BJJ white belt division

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...

Andre Galvao Compares Non-Competitors & Competitors in BJJ

  Andre Galvao has a huge list of credits. He’s the leader of one of the most successful teams in sport bjj today – Atos. Atos was founded in 2008 by 3x World Champion and 6xADCC...

Top 15 Celebrity BJJ Black Belts

    14.Mauricio Mattar  Mauricio Mattar is a brazilian actor. He is a black belt under the Gracie Barra banner. 13. Rhasaan Orange Rhasaan Orange  is an American actor. Orange is most...

Kidnapped Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters On Women’s Self Defense Training And How She Saved Herself

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is a South African model – she was crowned Miss Universe 2017. She told page six: “I was held up at gunpoint a month after I won Miss South Africa,” says the New York...

Kimura Trap, Most Powerful Single Leg Counter

    Kimura trap system is widely credited to David Avellan, ADCC bronze medalist and a man of many other accomplishments! The kimura trap system is designed as a powerful submission system...

Drysdale: Coaching is a S*it Job, The People Who Teach You Deserve Better

Over the years Robert Drysdale has been unafraid to be vocal about the causes he felt passionate about. On his s*it list: Drysdale: Gracie University Making Mockery of Jiu-Jitsu as a Martial Art...