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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

Advice: Start Watching BJJ With More Focus & Intent

Ever been so tired from rolling that you had to rest for a round or two… And just sit on the sidelines, watching others roll? This doesn’t need to be wasted time. Here’s the thing: watching...

Jocko Willink: “The Best Way To Convince People That BJJ Works Is To Have Them Spar In It”

You probably have that one friend that you’d really like to get into Jiu-Jitsu. After all, he/she’s a good friend of yours – and you want to get them involved into something that...

Opinion: “Just Show Up” Isn’t Good Advice for BJJ Progress

You were probably given the “just show up” advice more than once in your training lifetime. And for sure; whenever you feel bad, unmotivated, or similar – just showing up on the...

Important Question for BJJ Practitioners: Why Are You Doing What You’re Doing?

If you’re serious about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then there’s a really important question that you need to ask yourself from time to time… And it’s a question of: are you doing...

Keenan Cornelius Shows His Late Guard Recovery Trick (Against Knee Cut Pass)

You know the saying: „Guard recovery – you can never be too good at it.“ Well okay, okay. It isn’t exactly a saying… But it should be, because your guard recovery will determine a...

Distance: The Most Important Factor When Using BJJ For Self-Defense

Ah, using BJJ for self-defense… The ever-present topic among Jiu-Jitsu students, especially among freshly minted first-stripe white belts and new blue belts. Here’s the thing. You should...

BJJ Advice: Always Expect That Your First Move Will Fail

It would be great if all that you did in BJJ worked the first time you went for it, right? For example, if the first move of the match went exactly as you wanted it to – heck, it could be...

Opinion: Should You Break Someone’s Arm at a (Local) BJJ Competition?

In training, you’re supposed to take care of the people you roll with. Whenever you apply a submission (or perform any technique for that matter), you should take into consideration that this...

Tom DeBlass Featured by Forbes Magazine: „As Long As You’re Resilient, You Can Do It“

Effort, persistence, discipline and resilience pay off – just ask Tom DeBlass. Years ago, he opened up his first BJJ school as a brown belt (and after quitting his teaching job), charging $20,000...

John Danaher Explains Why He Never Competed In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Image Credits: BJJ Fanatics Despite being one of the best BJJ coaches in the world, John Danaher has never competed in Jiu-Jitsu himself. But why? Surely, given all his knowledge, he would’ve...

Joe Rogan: „There’s A Huge Gap Between A Trained Fighter & Regular Person“

You probably have that one friend who says something like: „You don’t know me when I’m angry bro“, or: „When things come to shove, I see red, you don’t want to be messing.“...

Khabib Nurmagomedov: “Everybody Can Punch, But Not Everybody Can Wrestle”

Ever watched an MMA fight with friends who don’t train? More specifically, with people who don’t grapple? If so, then you’ve probably heard comments along the lines of: “Whoa, this is boring,...

Are You Too Predictable In BJJ? Here’s How To Change That

Do you think that you’re, sort of, predictable in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? As in, your training partners and opponents seem to know what your next move will be and are always one step ahead of you?...

This Mount Escape Works Great For Strong BJJ Athletes

If you’re a strong BJJ athlete, you’ve probably received your fair share of “you’re so strong” compliments. But joke’s on them; it’s much better to have...

Tim Kennedy, BJJ Black Belt & Green Beret, Teaches BJJ Techniques For Weapon Takeaway

When faced with weapons in a street fight (or with street fights in general, for that matter), your best bet is to run away. No matter how skilled you are at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, streets aren’t...

4 Reasons Why You Should Train BJJ If You’re Over 40 Years Old

If you’re over 40 years old and you’re second-guessing whether you should start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – stop. You should train BJJ and there are no reasons why you shouldn’t sign up...

Jocko Willink: “Don’t Use BJJ In Street Fights & When Outnumbered – Just Run Away”

We know. We know that you had the following question pop up in your head once or twice: “Jeez, I’m actually getting good at this Jiu-Jitsu thing. But I wonder, how well would I do in a street...

Opinion: Stop Rolling With Bigger & Stronger Training Partners (For Now)

If you were to ask just about anyone for advice about rolling with bigger and stronger training partners, you’d probably hear something along the lines of: “Just try to use your agility...

John Danaher’s Open Guard Advice: “Attack Them With Your Legs”

Are you looking to improve your Open Guard game? Yes? Fantastic! But yeah, we know how frustrating playing it can get; you seem to have less attacking options than you do when playing from top and...

Leandro Lo: “To Keep Evolving In BJJ, You Have To Train With The New Generation”

Older Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners often have a hard time making progress. They, in a way, stop evolving; but despite that, they still keep training with their older, trusted training partners....

Rodolfo Vieira: “I’m Feeling Like A Blue Belt In MMA”

Rodolfo Vieira is a legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete and competitor. However, he is still (relatively) new to the world of professional mixed martial arts (MMA). At the moment, he sports a 3-1...

BJJ Advice: Treat Rolling With BJJ White Belts Like It’s A Fight

Ever had that feeling that, when you’re rolling with a (brand new) BJJ white belt, it’s almost as if it’s a life-or-death situation for them? Like, they’re going full force,...

Joao Miyao Promoted To Luta Livre Black Belt

Joao Miyao is a well-known Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt competitor who, together with his brother Paulo, has stacked a number of medals in just about every important BJJ tournament in the world. He...

BJJ Camp in Munich, Germany: Your Unique Summer Vacation Opportunity

The summer has only just begun – and it’s safe to say that you’re already enjoying it! But, it’s not just about the warmth of the sun, about the beaches you can now go to and...