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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

How Do Great Passers Constantly Switch Directions

If you’ve been watching high level BJJ competition matches for a while, you’ve probably seen that a lot of the top ranking jiujiteiros frequently change directions when they guard pass,...

Finally Make The Mir Lock Work For You

*Dramatic music plays in the bacground*: the Mir Lock! A powerful, shoulder-lock based submission that gets heads (and rotator cuffs) turning whenever it is applied properly. However, it is not seen...

Game Changing Shoulder Pressure Tip from Side Control to Overwhelm Your Opponent

Shoulder pressure is a very important aspect of a successful Jiu Jitsu passing and submission game. In this video, the famed instructor Paul Schreiner shows how to correctly utilize the concept of...

Surprise Your Opponents With Neil Melanson’s Behind The Back Guard Pass

Coach Neil Melanson always has great and unexpected techniques under his sleeve, ones that will surely catch your own opponents unexpected! This time, he has a great Behind the Back Guard Pass that...

Do The Folding Pass Every Single Time On Any Type Of Guard With Buchecha

Marcus „Buchecha“ Almeida is one of the greatest grapplers of all time. Being a 6x World Champion, he owes a lot of his success to his amazing passing game – which, more often than not, shows...

Avoid Getting DQ’d At Your Next Tourney By Knowing Exactly what is ‘Knee Reaping’

Knee reaping is illegal in IBJJF tournaments and tournaments that run under the IBJJF rules. However, it’s also a commonly misunderstood position that can get the competitor disqualified from a...

What Should a BJJ Practitioner Do in a Street Altercation?

A lot of jiu jitsu practitioners started training BJJ because they wanted to feel more secure in their own skin if the need to protect themselves arises. And it is true: the self-confidence that...

Olympic Medalist Ugo Legrand’s Special Set up To Throw with Kouchi Gari

A 2012 Summer Olympics Bronze Medalist, Ugo Legrand is one of the best French judokas of all time. In this video he walks us through the way he sets up the Kouchi Gari throw.   Grips and The...

Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez On Combining Breakdancing & Jiu-Jitsu

Richie Martinez, more often known as „The Boogeyman“ is one of those jiujiteiros that are known for their entertaining style and unexpected moves! He is a 10th Planet black belt under Eddie Bravo...

Make Your Grappling Game More Aggressive With These 3 Small Adjustments

It seems that there are nowadays many people complaining that BJJ has become „too soft“ – with a lot of critics pointing towards the stalling nature of most matches, where competitors aim to...

Matt Thornton Explains How To Pass Guards – Without Using Your Hands

SBG’s Matt Thornton always seems to have great advice on the details that can make your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu game better by a large margin; be it in your defensive or offensive game. In this...

So You Got Overlooked at the Latest BJJ Belt Promotion

Yes, we know… That belt promotion just happened and, well, you didn’t really participate in any part of it other than, perhaps, the gauntlet or the shark tank. To put it more bluntly –...

How To Stop Gassing Out On The Mat as You Get Older

Conditioning is an important part of staying healthy and of continuous, years-long BJJ training practice. But it gets even more important for the jiujiteiro’s wellbeing as the years fly by –...

You Owe It To Yourself To Become a BJJ Black Belt

What would it mean for you to become a BJJ black belt? Not just in terms of your Jiu Jitsu journey, but for your life as well? Whatever your answer is, you need to be absolutely certain of one thing:...

“I am on the mats all the time, so why am I not making progress?“

„I am on the mats all the time, so why am I not making progress?“ That just might be the biggest woe and worry of the seasoned Jiu Jitsu practitioner. Simply put, after a while, a BJJ plateau...

Robert Drysdale: Has Maeda Promoted Brazilian Students to Black Belt?

BJJ history is full of undiscovered secrets, of interesting twists and turns! One of them rests on the discussion of whether or not the legendary Mitsuyo Maeda has promoted his Brazilian students to...

BJJ Chokes That Everybody Should Know, With Lachlan Giles

Lachlan Giles, a bronze medalist in this year’s ADCC absolute division and one of the most well-known contemporary grapplers, teamed up with Bernardo Faria to show three BJJ chokes that...

Rickson Gracie Secret: Improve By Making Yourself The Worst Guy In Your Academy

If there were one thing that would immediately guarantee you that you’d keep on improving in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as time flies, what would it be? What would it be that you’d need to do?...

Tap Your Opponents With These Unexpected Wrist Locks

Wrist locks! They are nasty, they are sneaky and they get on your nerves when you get tapped too many times with them… Yet, everybody loves them and wants to have them in their submission...

How To Never Get Thrown in BJJ

    Love them or hate them, throws are something every jiujiteiro needs to practice in order to bring his A-game to the table. And, as important it is to learn the throw techniques, it is...

Bring The Pain With the Shin Whizzer to Darce

The shin whizzer is a technique that your opponents often don’t expect, and it is a powerful starting point for a whole rainbow of colorful submissions. In these two videos from Neil...

Henry Cejudo’s Hip Toss From a Failed Sweep Single Leg

The hip toss is one of the fundamental takedowns in wrestling and a very versatile one with that as well; it can be used in order to either set up another takedown, or to recover from a failed one....

Learn Nicky Ryan’s ADCC 2019 Sweep-Takedown

In this year’s ADCC match against Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor, Nicky Ryan displayed a great and kind of a confusing technique: starting from the bottom seated position, he scored a sweep that...

Fabio Gurgel On How He Made Alliance The Most Successful Team in BJJ History

Fabio Gurgel is a name well-known throughout worldwide Jiu Jitsu circles. He is one of the world’s most sought after coaches, responsible for the development of many beloved jiujiteiros –...