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Author Archive: BJJEE

Bulletproof For BJJ: Get Strong, Mobile & Injury Proof For BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a multidimensional sport. The activity demands a high level of strength, power, endurance, and flexibility. This has led to a rise in certain training practices by many...

Dean Lister: I Will Not Give a Brown Belt to Anyone Who is a D*ckhead

  Dean Lister is a worldly martial artist – including speaking a variety on languages including Portuguese, rudimentary French and even some Croatian (thanks to being Mirko CroCop...

Black Belt: The Only People Who Should Care About The Patch on Your Back are Biker Clubs & Street Gangs

Politics have always been one facet of the lifestyle in jiu-jitsu. For this part of the subculture a term Creonte was created. Carlson Gracie came up with term “Creonte”   Creonte was the...

How BJJ Can Be Used as a Powerful Tool in Addiction Recovery

How BJJ Can Be Used as a Powerful Tool in Addiction Recovery Substance abuse is harmful enough for the body both physically and emotionally, yet addiction recovery presents even bigger challenges in...

“Borrowed Techniques” Should Still Be Called BJJ Techniques

  Written by Timur Ouzlaner of Gracie Humaita Israel – Haifa, BJJ black belt under Moshe Kaitz.   BJJ is a relatively new and constantly evolving martial art. Every week someone...

Drowning On Dry Land: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Jiu-Jitsu

“Where there’s discomfort, there’s fear. In these very tough positions, you’re in a little piece of hell. And through this daily suffering, you learn to survive in these situations. You have...

Would A Blue Belt Beat Mike Tyson

If you go down a path of bjj and mma forums looking for people with similar interest you inevitably encounter a phrase where a bjj blue belt more or less already equates to being a badass. A bjj blue...

Rugby Great & All Black Captain Tana Umaga is a BJJ Purple Belt

One of the toughest sports in the world is indubitably Rugby. Rugby great Tana Umaga is the former captain of the New Zealand national Rugby team, the All Blacks. Graham Henry named him as All Blacks...

BJJ Training Partners That Make Your Life a Living Hell

Written by Claire-France Thévenon for Jits.fr (translated from French) If you train every day, you will end up recognising stereotypes of training partners and among them, a group will stick out:...

Ben Askren Declared Himself a BJJ Black Belt & Slams Demian Maia

Ben Askren is one of the most intimidating wrestlers of all time in the Octagon. As it turns out he’s also a self promoted black belt?! There’s long been rumors about this that originated...

3 Drills That Will Make Your Guard Unpassable

Passing the guard is no small feat against a skilled opponent and it’s even harder developing a guard that will be a nightmare for everyone. Stephan Kesting offered recently the 3 essential...

Definitive List Of American Presidents That Had A Strong Grappling Background

    A thorough look into a biographies of US presidents revealed many of them had grappling backgrounds, and actual impressive ones not just the Trump arm drag variety. Donald Trump: Master...

The Monumental Importance Of Understanding that Training and Competition Rolling Should Not Be Approached the Same

  How often do you meet jiujiteiros who just non stop use their A game in training?   Often times in bjj gyms you hear about these beast members of the team. You’ll meet some of these...

Gurgel & Traven Describe Training with Rickson ‘It Was Very Humbling’

There are many stories of Rickson Gracie manhandling and submitting BJJ world champions when they came to visit him in his academy  during the 90’s. One of the names that come up are bjj...

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...