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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

Why Every Grappler Needs to do Yoga, by Yoga for BJJ’s Sebastian Brosche

A black belt in BJJ under Eduardo Rios and a second degree black belt in Judo, Sebastian Brosche is the creator of the famous „Yoga for BJJ“ website – where he aims to transform every single...

You’re Progressing Slower in BJJ as You Get Older – But You Can Fix It

As you get older, you might notice that your BJJ is not quite what it used to be: mainly, that you’re performing the techniques more slowly and that you cannot keep pace as you used to....

Junk Food Has Its Place in a Grappler’s Diet

So, you’ve decided to throw out junk food from your diet. You might do it because you believe that getting rid of it will make you into a better, healthier jiujiteiro – or you do it because...

It’s Your Obligation to Smash Lower Belts

If you’re a higher level BJJ belt, it is likely the case that you often go easy on the lower belts. And probably for a good reason – you don’t want to get their spirits crushed and...

Robert Drysdale: The Fadda Lineage Could Actually Be a Gracie One!

In his up and coming documentary – Closed Guard: The Movie – Robert Drysdale will showcase the full beauty of BJJ history… And potentially change the way we’ve been perceiving the...

Rickson Embarrassing Students When Teaching? You Better Check Your Ego

A few weeks ago, we had published an article that pointed out a certainly unique teaching style of Rickson Gracie, putting up for discussion on whether or not his coaching approach is something that...

When Is It OK To Quit Training BJJ?

Photo: Jared Lopper If you’ve been in Jiu Jitsu for a long enough time, a simple thought will inevitably cross your mind one day: „Should I quit training BJJ?“ And when that question comes...

JT Torres Gives Advice On Bow & Arrow Choke & Shares a Story On Getting His Blue Belt From Royce Gracie

He is one of today’s most exciting lightweight grapplers – an athlete whose technique finesse and entertaining style have brought him to becoming a number one not just for many fans of the...

Dean Lister Gives Advice on Leglocks, Being a Better Grappler and Dating With Caution

A household name in almost any BJJ community, Dean Lister is a 2 time ADCC World Champion and, perhaps more importantly, one of the jiujiteiros who are most responsible for the last decade’s...

How To Drill The Seio Nage Throw So It Works for You

Ilias Illiadis, a Judo World and Olympic medalist, is one of the history’s greatest judokas. In this video, he points out a few interesting details so as to how to properly drill your Seio Nage...

These 10th Planet Warm-Up Sequences Will Improve Your Game

The 10th Planet warm-up approach has received a lot of credit due to its ingenuity. And that’s for a good reason – it is easy to apply and it leads to better performance. In these two videos,...

Mental Tip: A BJJ Competition Is Just Like Going To Train At Another Academy

„Well, I just hope that I don’t fall asleep from waiting, rather than from being choked out“, says one jiujiteiro to another as he waits – for the fourth consecutive hour – to hear his...

Felipe Costa Never Won A Gold Medal at Lower Belts & Then Became BJJ World Champion at Black Belt

In our new interview, we had a chance to speak with none other than Felipe Costa, a World Champion who is loved by almost everyone in the Jiu Jitsu community, and a competitor who won his first gold...

How To Find Your Own BJJ Style

Finding one’s personal BJJ style is a never ending road – there will always be options for improvement, no matter how much experience a jiujitero may have. However, the biggest hurdle to...

Stop Telegraphing Your Double Legs: Try This High Crotch to Double Leg Instead

Oh yes – the double leg and its fun variations! It’s certain that we will never have enough of the versatility of this takedown and of seeing it work in real time. So, today we’ll...

Stop Telegraphing Double Legs. This Misdirection Double Will Be Your Winning Move

Once you’ve gotten a bit more comfortable with wrestling and once you’ve learned a couple of basic takedowns, it is time to turn towards practicing „The Sweet Art of The Feint“; that...

Weekly White Belt Advice: Closed Guard Sweeps

In the previous article of our Weekly White Belt Advice series, we’ve talked about the very basics of the closed guard – what it is, its defensive and offensive purpose and the body...

World Class Coach Vinicius „Draculino“ On The Most Effective Way To Improve in Jiu-Jitsu

Vinicius „Draculino“ Magalhães is a fifth-degree black belt under the legendary founder of Gracie Barra, Carlos Gracie Jr. A part of the „golden generation“ of BJJ, he has trained with other...

Weekly White Belt Advice: Closed Guard Basics and Breaking The Posture

The closed guard is often times the first position a beginner Jiu Jitsu practitioner learns about and starts practicing. Therefore, in the next couple of White Belt Advice articles, we’ll take...

Robert Drysdale Shares Winning Mindset For Competition & Importance of Having a “Why” in BJJ

photocred @scorsato A black belt under Leonardo Vieira and a head coach of the powerful Zenith BJJ Team, Robert Drysdale is regarded as one of the top American grapplers of his generation and is one...

Three Types of Gringos That Come To Train Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil

Let’s face it: each and every one of us dreams about packing our Gis and rashguards, hopping onto an airplane and landing in the beautiful country of Brazil, enjoying ourselves with rolls upon...

What’s Kit Dale Been Up To?

Kit Dale is one of the most beloved and recognizable jiujiteiros of today. It is through his entertaining personality, combined with a deep knowledge and understanding of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu game...

Simple Detail To Never Get Your Guard Passed With a Leg Drag Ever Again

The leg drag is one of those passes that are taught in beginner classes, but that are used on regular basis by superior athletes at high-level competitions. And why is that? Because it’s simple...

Weekly White Belt Advice: An Introduction to The Series!

Being a BJJ white belt is far from easy. The surroundings are new, the pressure – not just the psychological one, but the one from being inside your training partner’s side control as well...