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Author Archive: BJJEE

The A-hole Choke

We often hear all too much about certain moves that are characterized as Douche moves, dirty or in some other way unsavory. One such example is the A-hole choke shared by Kent Peters on the popular...

Mat Time Is Important But Real Progress in BJJ Comes From Something Deeper

“It’s not about the number of hours you practice, it’s about the number of hours your mind is present for the practice.” – Kobe Bryant The number one answer to most people’s question of...

Famous Jiu Jiteiros Reveal What they Like To Eat After Competition

  Competition prep can quite often be exhausting and includes eliminating all kinds of carbs. Naturally this leaves the champs hungry and craving their first post fight meal!    ...

Matsurfing: You Can Be a Creonte and Proud

I’ve left ExileMMA three times. Once at the end of uni, once when I left to do an internship, and most recently upon moving to London. I’ll be back to visit, of course, but I do think...

Guy Did 15 BJJ Training Sessions In 5 Days – Here’s How It Went

Do you always feel wiped out after Jiu Jitsu? Always sore the next day barely able to perform? Well meet Marcus Greatwood. Mr Greatwood gave the good old finger to overtraining and opted to do 15...

Immense Cultural Effect Of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast on the Rise Of BJJ

Joe Rogan has been the utmost authority for all things martial arts. He’s recently piped in about something that’s been grating him for quite some time – Jiu Jitsu matches are not fights (in...

The Best Sleeping Positions For Different Injuries

In bjj injuries are an every day matter. As Eddie Cummings once said it – it’s more about how bad are you injured at the moment rather than are you. Eddie Wolverine was even out of ADCC...

How To Know If You’re Ready For a Competition

Competitions are a great way to test your BJJ skills. It is one of the most physically and mentally demanding commitments you could ever make as you put everything you’ve ever learned in class on...

How Does Working at a BJJ Gym Compare To an Office Job?

Almost anyone addicted to jiu jitsu has at some point considered throwing it all away and leading the BJJ lifestyle. Is it do-able? What is it really like? I’ve spent 2 years working at my gym and...

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...

Kit Dale Answers Why Does It Take So Long To Get A BJJ Black Belt

BJJ Black belt is notoriously hard to get – legitimately speaking. The difference for some is vast – while someone like Kit Dale or Gordon Ryan managed to get their black belt before...

Rickson Gracie Shares His Daily Eating Regimen

Rickson Gracie just celebrated his 60th birthday. Various members of his family celebrated the occasion.   View this post on Instagram   Happy birthday @ricksongraciejj @merfdogg in the...

New World Record: Jiu-Jitsu Tournament at 14,000 ft

As if grappling wasn’t hard enough on the body, we figured, what could be better than a jiu-jitsu tournament on the top of Mount Evans? For our 2nd annual Pirates at the Peak event we fought it...

BJJ Black Belt Faces Japanese Ju Jitsu Black Belt in Competition

BJJ black belt Robby Malof recently squared off against a Japanese ju jitsu black belt. In most cases Japanese Jujutsu is practiced in a more controlled manner with little to no live sparring. This...

How To Become Un-Submittable in Jiu-Jitsu

There are multiple things you have to learn when it comes to your defense plan in Jiu Jitsu: escapes, counters, proper posturing, etc. If you are having a problem with your defense and you’re...

5 Biggest Mistakes in your BJJ journey and How To Learn From Them

Although every Jiu Jitsu journey is unique, most people do happen to make some common mistakes somewhere along the way. In this article we will look at 5 of the mistakes you can make during your BJJ...

5 BJJ Fighters Who Were Bullied Growing Up

  Bullying is a major problem in modern society. It’s gone so far the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention labels bullying a form of “youth violence.” Following a 2013...

Relationship Advice 101 For Grapplers

  Grappling is often so consuming it compares to having a 2nd full time job. As such a significant other or a friend will often try to undermine or redirect your attention to something else....

Most Common Reasons Why People Quit Jiu-Jitsu

    The dropout rates in bjj have long been considered very high. Commonly most academies at any given time have about 50% of class populated by white belts – beginners who opted in...

Billionaire Owner of Philadelphia 76ers Credits All His Wealth To Wrestling

    Billionaire financier Josh Harris has not one but 3 professional sports teams: NBA’s 76ers, NHL’s New Jersey Devils and English Premier League Crystal Pallace F.C. –...

Turning Low Percentage Moves into Game Changers

Two years ago, many sport articles were dealing with the rise and reign of Golden State Warriors. If you’re not following basketball it might serve you to know the GSW had revolutionized basketball...

Firas Zahabi: Leglocks Are The Best Anti wrestling Technique Because They Defuse Sprawling

  Firas Zahabi is an outstanding mind for bjj and bjj in mma. Zahabi recently released a video where he narrates a roll against a pedigreed wrestler. In the video he is grappling Johnny Yates...

Hapkido Black Belt Gets Manhandled By 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...

Dan Gable: They Say Wrestling Isn’t For Everybody, But I Say It Should Be

  Dan Gable is best known for his coaching accolades (including 15 NCAA team team titles for university of Iowa) but the legend is primarily forged on a career that totaled only one lost match...