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Author Archive: bjjee

How To Build Your Whole Game Around The Kimura Trap System

  There are certain names in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that go hand-in-hand with Mixed Martial Arts.  One of those names happens to be David Avellan.  A former MMA fighter himself,...

BJJ Black Belt Jeff Glover Shares How You Can Be A Successful Light Weight Grappler

  If you are a fan of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, then chances are you have heard the name Jeff Glover once or twice in your time as a fan. A true talent on the mat, Glover is equally talented when it...

Watch: Judo Olympian Travis Steven’s Ankle Pick For BJJ

    It’s impossible for any serious BJJ practitioner to have too many throws in his/her arsenal. That’s because you might have a hard time getting some opponents down with certain...

Advanced X Guard Breakdown and Tricky BJJ Escapes Tips

In this article we’re going to go over a few positions that have to do with tangling and disentangling from realistic fighting positions that’d you see and encounter in any bjj match. Simply put...

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to the Bow and Arrow Choke

    As the title suggest this article is all about how to execute the bow and arrow choke for the beginner. This is for the complete beginner who wants learn how to use this choke correctly...

BJJ Drills for Those Who Want To Get Better, Faster! Guard Escape Chaining

  In this video we’re going to go over some drills that deal with a butterfly guard and from there go into a guard pass. The great thing about this drill is that they are easy to do and are...

High Percentage Single Leg Takedown That Anybody Can Do

      As we all know, the single leg is one of the most basic and high percentage takedowns in jiu jitsu. Whether youʼre standing on the ground, you need to incorporate the single leg...

How Cyborg Abreu Became Brazilian Wresting Champ Without Training Wrestling

At times, especially in a world where MMA has become so popular, some assume that because you partake in one form of Martial Arts means you can transfer those skills with ease into a similar field....

Submitting Opponents from Full Guard with Babu

    When transitioning from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling to MMA grappling we can notice a few hiccups in our game that in the past were never a problem. We call these hiccups ground and...

“How Positive Psychology Can Give New Life to the Way We Exercise”

  By Daniel Faggella, MAPP You wake up at 5:45 a.m., the alarm blaring. Your first conscious thought is one of dread – your morning jog is minutes away, and in this moment pounding pavement...

Good, Better, Best-Drilling The Berimbolo Sweep

Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, MMA Sports Mag, and more...

The Importance of Strategy In Your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training!

Photo: Kim Hovgaard of Aalborg Jiu-Jitsu Academy/ About Aalborg Selvforsvar & Ju-Jitsu Klub You can be the meanest, strongest guy on the mat come competition time, but does it really matter if...

Robson Moura Proves That Size Is Not An Issue In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    For smaller grapplers out there in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world, things can be a little tricky when you enter competitions and step onto the mat to see that your opponent is a hulking...

The Art of Sneaky Leg Lock Attacks

    Being ninja-like in grappling is a lost art. Being blatant in your attack is something that happens all too often, and the agility and sneaky setups have dwindled. However, today I’m...

1 Killer Knee Bar Sweep

    Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, MMA Sports...

Thar she BLOWS! The Harpoon sweep by Pedro Sauer

  This is a sweep I have never even heard of before. Thanks to Professor Pedro Sauer I am now ready to harpoon myself some large fish!     This is a simple sweep and GI dependant (as...

More Than Just A Sport- Nicholas Gregoriades & The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood

For all of us out there that practice with a team or at an academy, the feeling of unity is something extremely common. Seeing the same faces over-and-over, day-in-day-out, and working your tail off...

UFC Vet & BJJ Black Belt Matt Arroyo Discusses The Importance of Strategy In Your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training!

      You can be the meanest, strongest guy on the mat come competition time, but does it really matter if your training is out of whack? Not just training your moves and techniques,...

Things to Contemplate with Crossfit for Bjj

  Crossfit is a huge hit not just amongst ordinary people but many fighters use it as great conditioning training to make sure they are in that ”fighting shape”. There are however things to...

Part Two Leo Vieira About Checkmat team

Bjjee.com sat down with legend Leo Vieira and discussed the forming of the Checkmat team. This is part two of a two part interview with Leo Vieira. In this interview he discusses check mat team and...

Part one Leo Vieira Growing up with Bjj

Bjjee.com sat down with legend Leo Vieira and discussed his childhood memories of growing up with Bjj. This is part one of a two part interview stay turned for the other part about the forming of the...

BJJEE Gi Review: Kingz 420 Light V3 Kimono

If you want to be in the service of the king you got to wear the kings uniform. Kingz is the chosen armor of such esteemed knights as Andre Galvao, Xande Ribeiro, Roberto Cyborg and Hannette Staack....

Crowdfunding in Bjj

  Crowdfunding Crowdfunding is the collection of finance to sustain an initiative from a large pool of backers—the “crowd”—usually made online by means of a web platform. With...

High protein diet – nearly as bad as smoking?

  News outlets in several different countries are reporting on a new research published in the medical journal Cell Metabolism. The study finds that people who eat a diet high in animal...