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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

Yoga Can Change Your Jiu-Jitsu – Start Doing It Today

Becoming really good in Jiu-Jitsu has got more to do than with “just” rolling and drilling as often as possible… It’s also about becoming mobile and injury-free enough so that...

JT Torres: “Don’t Skip Stretching After Jiu-Jitsu Training”

JT Torres is one of the most accomplished lightweight BJJ athletes of his generation, who’s won ADCC and IBJJF titles. He’s also an owner and a head coach at his Essential BJJ academy;...

Zoltan Bathory: “I Didn’t Get My Black Belt Because I’m A ‘Celebrity'”

With the rise of famous actors, musicians, and other celebrities training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, some “everyday” BJJ practitioners question whether or not the celebrities get promoted based...

Danielle Kelly: “I’m Just Socially Awkward”

Danielle Kelly is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the BJJ world… And that newly-found popularity has been a unique challenge for her. She revealed why that’s been...

Actor Mario Lopez Promoted To BJJ Purple Belt

Mario Lopez, the famous actor who is best known for his role in the “Saved by the Bell” TV show (as A.C. Slater), has been promoted to a BJJ purple belt! Lopez shared the awesome news on...

Want A Fast Win In A BJJ Match? Go For A Heel Hook

Would you like to become known as the athlete who wins BJJ matches fast, perhaps in the opening seconds? Then your best bet would be to go for a Leg Lock. More specifically – for the Heel Hook....

Brianna Ste-Marie: “BJJ Competitions Are Actually Illegal In Quebec”

Brianna Ste-Marie – an ADCC silver medalist – recently defeated a multiple-time world champion Mayssa Bastos in the first-ever Who’s Number One (WNO) female headline match. But...

29 Years Ago: Royce Gracie Changed The World Of Martial Arts Forever

November 12, 1993 marks one of the most important dates for martial arts in history – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in particular. For, 29 years (and 1 day) ago, Royce Gracie won the first-ever UFC...

How Should You Defend Against A Collar Tie?

Ever been in a situation where you’re in a Collar Tie with your training partner… And you can’t quite figure out what to do from there, especially if their grip on your head is a...

Roy Dean Shows A Simple, Yet Powerful Wrist Control

The gift wrap position is a very powerful that you should be using in your Jiu-Jitsu. It’s a kind of hybrid mount-back position where you can control your opponent. It is even possible to...

3 Super-Effective Omoplata Escapes For Old Guys In BJJ

The Omoplata is often one of those elusive submissions. Your opponents see it coming and try to elude getting submitted by either staying extremely tight with their elbows or by “slipping...

Danielle Kelly: “I’m Trying To Set An Example”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu superstar Danielle Kelly is making her competition return on November 18, against Mariia Molchanova at ONE Championship. Knowing that she’s in for a challenge against the...

[Watch] Conor McGregor Shows Great Takedown Defense In Training

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans haven’t seen Conor McGregor fight for quite a while. It’s been over a year since the former two-division UFC champion fought last… But it seems that...

Wrestle Up: The Unfair Advantage In BJJ

Do you wrestle up in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If you don’t, you’re missing out on an enormous unfair advantage over your training partners and opponents. For starters, most BJJ athletes...

Danielle Kelly: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Better [Than Sambo]”

Danielle Kelly is taking on Mariia Molchanova – a Sambo World Champion – on November 18… And she’s confident in the win. Despite Molchanova being a Sambo specialist, Kelly...

ONE Championship: Kade Ruotolo To Defend Submission Grappling Title Against Matheus Gabriel

Kade Ruotolo has another chance to make history… As he’ll be the first athlete to be defending his submission grappling world title at ONE Championship! He’ll take on Matheus...

BJJ Advice: Forget About Progress – Enjoy The Process (For A Change)

Everyone who trains BJJ wants to get better at it… To keep making progress, to be better than they were the day before. Unfortunately, skill improvement in Jiu-Jitsu isn’t always evident....

Felipe Pena: “Being An Athlete, Especially In Brazil, Is Very Hard”

Almost every successful person has a come-up story that was full of obstacles and doubters… And it’s no different for the vast majority of BJJ competitors – including Felipe Pena....

Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez: “The Only Way I Could Train More Often Was To Drill Moves With My Girlfriend”

Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez is a 10th Planet black belt under Eddie Bravo, as well as a top-ranking competitor. Today, he is also an owner and head coach of the “10th Planet Freaks...

You’re Improving 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....

Mikey Musumeci: “Jiu-Jitsu Teaches Us That We Are All The Same”

Mikey Musumeci, the 5x IBJJF World Champion and ONE Championship submission grappling world champion, is one of the most beloved athletes in the BJJ community. His kindness, honesty, and way of...

BJJ Improvement Advice: Stop Adding New Moves – Start Refining The Ones You Already Know

Do you feel as if… You’re lacking improvement in Jiu-Jitsu? As in, no matter how much you try and learn new techniques, moves, and transitions – nothing is really paying off? Well,...

Tom DeBlass: “Tom Hardy Is A Very Solid BJJ Blue Belt”

Tom Hardy is a 4-stripe BJJ blue belt… But how good, really, are his Jiu-Jitsu skills? Well, Tom DeBlass – who’s been coaching the famous actor a couple of times, as well as...

Ken Shamrock Talks Leaving The UFC In 1996: “I Sacrificed What I Wanted To Do So I Could Support My Family”

Ken Shamrock was the face of the UFC back in 1996… But then, in the prime of his career, he decided to leave the promotion and transition to WWE. “The World’s Most Dangerous...