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Author Archive: BJJEE

Travis Stevens Praises IBJJF’s For Profit Structure, Criticizes Judo Structure

Travis Stevens has no holds barred and he’s not afraid to speak out. Over the weekend he’s attended the IBJJF Masters – and his impression was quite positive. Stevens writes in his...

Is Rolling With Students A Necessity For Every Instructor?

Pictured above are Megaton Dias who both competes and rolls all the time, Rickson Gracie who nowadays seldom spars but is known for the quality of his instruction and John Danaher who rolls, teaches...

Sports Psychologist Praises Rickson Gracie’s Visualization, Explains How To Use It To Win

    Dr. Michael Gervais is a sports psychologist who prefers the term “imagery” to “visualisation,” to keep the focus on all five senses rather than just sight. He...

Role of Obsession in Grappling success and in Life

photo by Banejitsu   Anybody can try something but not everybody has the right aptitude to be great at anything. This is something that can relate to each and everyone’s grappling journey...

Learn How To Set Up and Execute the Boston Crab Submission

At first glance Boston Crab submission looks straight out of WWE. In fact it looks so eccentric many experienced grapplers would scoff at it. But as MMA fighter Jonno Mears proved in his latest bout...

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...

Meet The First Transgender BJJ blackbelt

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is very peculiar as a hobby. It sort of immerses the practitioner deeply within a special lifestyle which is basically a subculture on it’s own. But here’s where...

Roger Gracie Reveals Key Concepts for Maintaining Mount

Roger Gracie is the undisputed greatest of all time (GOAT) in jiu jitsu. In fact Gracie is so dominant that just past year he managed to submit 10x World Champion Marcos Almeida Buchecha with a...

Tim Kennedy Describes Sports Jiu-Jitsu As Jiu-Jitsu Without Balls – Optimal Ruleset Is Combat Jiu-Jitsu

While a debate rages on whether it’s appropriate to say jiu-jitsu fight in any circumstance black belt in BJJ under Royler Gracie and Army Ranger Tim Kennedy thinks sports jiu-jitsu is gutless....

How Much Of Your Jiu-Jitsu Is Influenced By Your Instructor’s Style?

Ever wonder what influence your instructor will have in the long term over your Jiu Jitsu? If you will become technically similar to him, perhaps have the same or better success? In this article we...

Which are the most effective takedowns in BJJ?

Takedowns are the mark of all grappling sports (Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo etc). They all rely on taking the fight to the ground, regardless of what you do afterwards. Let us have a look at...

140lbs Purple Belt Subbed 300lbs Black Belt In Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Something quite spectacular happened in Holland at a local tournament just now. A 65kg purple belt managed to outdo a black belt twice his size. As per video description “Dutch Open absolute...

The Ultimate Guide To BJJ Tournament Rules & Scoring

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

Renzo Outlines What’s Nutella Jiu Jitsu

    Renzo Gracie has long been one of the most outspoken members of the Gracie family – and most beloved. Gracie recently traveled to the ADCC to witness the spectacle of clash of the...

How Strict Should BJJ Class Be–Chill or Like Military Training?

When it comes to how strict a class should be, what do you think is reasonable? How strict should the instructor be in your bjj class? Does your own academy present a laid back atmosphere or is it...

3 Takeaways from Danaher Death Squad World Camp Seminar

Hi, I am a Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt training in Bandung, Indonesia. I have been training BJJ 3-4x/week for roughly 1 year. Before I was training BJJ, I was at the lowest point of my life. I was...

Collection Of Greatest Weight loss Pictures Of BJJ Practitioners

    Through the years bjj has inspired a series of huge transformations in its practitioners. While some we’re most likely to hear about then others what matters is that in the end...

3 Guaranteed Positive Changes BJJ Will Usher Into Your Life

  BJJ Lifestyle is perhaps the biggest gift of training but regardless of the time you’re spending in bjj as soon as you commit to training seriously you start noticing the following...

Grand Master Reylson Gracie Issues Warning to all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners

    Reylson Gracie is a 9th degree red belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, and one of the most respected representatives of the Gracie self defense style, being the son of Gracie jiu jitsu founder...

Black Friday Makes Jiu Jitsu Knowledge Essential In Confrontations

Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the USA. It is the 4th Thursday of November. Since 1952, in America, Black Friday marks the beginning of America’s Christmas shopping...

Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your BJJ Instructor

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t easy and it’s quite often contrary to inept instincts. Here are some pearls of wisdom you should probably keep to yourself: There’s a place...

Should BJJ Black Belts Also Be Role Models Off the Mats?

Photo: Joshua Halvatzis, Goliveco at Frota Academy in Zurich, Switzerland. So, we keep hearing about all of those “abnormal” belts promotions- guys who promote themselves, a public...

Female Blue Belt Uses BJJ To Prevent Alleged Shoplifter from Getting Away

Female Blue Belt in Caxias do Sul, Brazil detained shoplifter with the power of the RNC. Lucky for the shoplifter he made off better than the mountain lion. 26-year-old Patricia Melo saw the alleged...

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...