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Author Archive: BJJEE

Funny Video: Why It Wasn’t My Fault That I Lost

This new funny video shines a bright light on some of the most hilarious ways to rationalize a loss and ultimately blame it on someone other than yourself! When you go to a Ju-Jitsu competition, what...

Terere and Finfou Talk About the Time Terere Tried To Sell His BJJ Belt To Buy Drugs

Fernando “Tererê” Augusto is one of the most exciting and influential jiu jitsu competitors to ever step on to the tatami. A multiple time world champion at blue, purple, brown and black belt he...

This Man Had a 150-Lbs Weight Loss From Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

BJJ has proven itself as a great aggregator for weight loss in the past. HEre are some of the most outstanding examples from the past: Actor/comedian Lavell Crawford has been dedicated to working on...

Helio Gracie Facing Masahiko Kimura & The Different Interpretations of the Event

Among many tales that are at the root of brazilian jiu-jitsu there’s perhaps no challenge more famous than Helio Gracie against Masahiko Kimura. In a 1994 interview with Yoshinori Nishi, Helio...

Keenan Cornelius Explains Why You Need Not Fear The Heel Hook

Heel hooks have once again come into focus following the triumphant return of Ryan Hall to the octagon. This prompted great many discussions questioning if BJ Penn – an old school bjj prodigy...

BJJ Instructor ‘I’ve Seen 1,000 People Quit Jiu-Jitsu in 7 Years’

Written by Felipe Guedes, BJJ black belt instructor  It definitely requires a special type of person to become a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Only 3% of the people who start training will get...

Alan Finfou Talks BJJ Practitioners Buying Black Belts: “It’s Very Sad For Jiu-Jitsu”

  Over the years there were many fake black belts uncovered in addition to the occasional trade off or flat out sale. That’s of course in addition to the occasional “junior black...

Gene Simmons Isn’t The Only Honorary Black Belt In Judo – There’s Also Keanu Reeves

A few years ago Rock legend Gene Simmons received a surprise that none of us could’ve predicted.  He was presented an honorary Judo black belt by Teri Takemori and four time Olympian, Jason...

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...

John Danaher: BJJ Is Like a Knife – Morally Neutral. It’s Only as Good as its Owner

Often times there’s discussion of so called rotten apples in bjj community. Black Belt Promotion Of Sex Offender Paul Saucido   Marcel Gonçalves Arrested For Sexual Assault  But with it...

Woodley’s BJJ Coach: First Thing You learn At BJJ – Bow & Kiss the Instructor’s A**

Tyron Woodley’s BJJ Coach Din Thomas recently guested on the Joe Rogan Experience. In spite of awarding a bjj black belt to Woodley Thomas is all but impressed with the work ethic of bjj folks....

Bullshido Alert: Worst Martial Arts For Self Defense

  There are many great technique videos out there but sadly quite a few rotten apples as well. One such case offers to help you knock out an adversary without touching them   Ryukyu kempo...

Last Ditch Mount Escape That Will Save You

Mount is one of the crucial bjj positions but over the years the intrinsic value it has has changed. In fact some submission artist neglect it completely in favor of some leglocking entries and or...

Hip Mobility: 7 Exercises to Do Daily for Flexibility, Less Pain, & Ease of Movement

Every jiu-jiteiro has their hips and back encumbered. The only thing that varies is the level of chronic pain and where it’s localized. But good stretching can preempt that and even help in...

Craig Jones: Nobody Cares About Gi Jiu Jitsu. Their Champions are Broke. They can’t Get Paid for Seminars

Craig Jones first came to prominence after eliminating heavy favorite Leandro Lo at ADCC. Since then he’s had his own bjj study as well as shared plenty of controversial attitudes including...

How ADCC Came To Become The Most Prestigious Grappling Competition in the World

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 6th son of...

6 Tips for Guys Unsure of Rolling 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...

The Huge Impact 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...

Making The Arm Drag Your Number One Move in BJJ

Arm drags serve a purpose beyond pulling an opponent’s arm. Where the arm goes, the body should follow. As seen in amateur wrestling, dragging the arm with deliberate intent at the desired...

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....