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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

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...

Jonathan Satava Talks PEDs In BJJ: „Punishments Need To Be Harsher“

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, just like any other sport, has athletes that use steroids and other performance-enducing drugs (PEDs). However, what makes BJJ different from a lot of other sports is that there...

BJJ Advice: Become An Expert In A Few Moves, Rather Than Mediocre In Many

Image credits: Evolve Vacation There are so many moves in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. So many techniques, so many transitions, so many things that you can get into nitty-gritty details with… That it...

Robert Deggle Explains How To Teach Successful BJJ Seminars

There’s something fantastic when it comes to teaching seminars. Essentially, it’s the feeling of accomplishment: you now get to visit other BJJ academies (and maybe even travel!) to teach...

Teddy Atlas’s Boxing Motivation For BJJ Athletes: “On One Given Night…”

The world’s unfair – that’s a given. But you still have a choice: to either become bitter about it – or do something that could put you ahead of the curve. It’s the same thing in life and...

Gianni Grippo: “The Mind Of A Competitor Is Never Truly Satisfied”

If you’re truly eager to achieve a goal… If you’re constantly thinking about acquiring something… Then you know how difficult it can be to focus on anything else other than that; and even...

Nicholas Meregali Scored a 75% Submission Rate At IBJJF Worlds 2022

It’s an unpopular truth that quite a lot of gi matches are won via the “stalling” tactics; both on the most local, but also on the most international of levels. Athletes achieve a set number of...

BJJ Instructors: Don’t Let White Belt Students “Coach” Others During Class

If you’re a BJJ instructor, you’ve probably seen the following behavior. There’s a white belt in your class that sometimes takes the liberty of showing techniques to other students. He gives...

Is It Possible For You To Become A BJJ Black Belt?

Everyone who starts training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has one dream in common… To become a BJJ black belt. But even though all would like to earn it, can everyone actually do it? More importantly, can...

[Watch] 3rd-Degree Gracie Black Belt Detains Man Before Police’s Arrest

Idriz Redžović is a 3rd-degree Gracie Black Belt who recently had an opportunity to put his BJJ skills to the test in a “live” setting. Namely, he took down a man who allegedly...

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Work Ethic: “I Sacrificed Everything I Have”

These days, it seems that everybody wants to become “great” at something. And no wonder, as achieving greatness often stands shoulder-to-shoulder with having lots of money, attention,...

The True Advantage Of Rolling With Lower Belts: Becoming Innovative

Ever had a training session where there weren’t any higher belts present, but just a couple of students at your belt level – and a whole bunch of lower belts? It felt amazing, didn’t it? But...

Skiing, Risk Mitigation & Jiu-Jitsu: Which Sacrifices Are You Making?

You know how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t exactly the safest thing to do? There is always the risk of injuries, even the ones which could put you out of training for months on end… But other than...

Budget & Jiu-Jitsu Are The Same: Assume That You’ll Need More Than Expected

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and life have a lot of things in common. However, what may surprise you is that money – more specifically, your budget – has lots to do with BJJ as well. Professor...

7 Things You Need To Know Before Joining A BJJ Academy

If you’re thinking about joining a (new) BJJ academy, then there are some things you should take into account before you take the leap… That can show whether or not the academy is the...

ATOS Ukraine’s Gym Destroyed by Rocket Attack in Nikolaev

The ongoing war in Ukraine is taking more and more casualties as the days go by. And not even the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community is safe anymore, as the most recent example from the city of Nikolaev...

BJJ Pro Tip: Use Your Head (Literally)

You know the expression “use your head”? It’s most often used to point out that you should try and use your brain, but in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu it can have a totally different…...

Gordon Ryan Teaches BJJ To British Royal Marines

There are many amazing things about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – from the health benefits it carries with itself to the self confidence it makes you feel… However, perhaps the greatest thing you...

Injured Your Joint During BJJ? Do These 4 Things To Recover Faster

Injuring a joint during Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training is never fun. And it’s even less fun after the injury has occurred; because now you have to wait for the injury to heal itself. However,...

Tim Kennedy: “You Should Be At Least A BJJ Blue Belt, Before Transitioning To MMA”

Some Jiu-Jitsu students don’t want to keep “rolling” all their lives. They want to make a transition to the octagon as well; to start with mixed martial arts and they want to do it...

BJJ Students: Make It A Habit To Work On Your Weaknesses

Here’s the deal: everyone likes working on their strengths. Be it in work, everyday life, or in training – everyone enjoys becoming better at what they’re already reasonably good...

Felipe Pena Accepts 1-Year USADA Suspension: “I Have A Clear Conscience”

Felipe Pena has, as BJJEE wrote in a previous article, been stripped of his title as a 2021 IBJJF Champion. The USADA also enforced a one-year suspension, which Pena accepted. With that said, the...

Andrew Wiltse’s Advice For Learning BJJ: “Look For Information Yourself”

There will always be stuff to improve in your Jiu-Jitsu. And not just in terms of technique, but also in terms of how you approach learning new things. The change to your approach doesn’t have...