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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

Reinier de Ridder: “Jiu-Jitsu Is The Boss”

Image Credits: ONE Championship Reinier de Ridder is the reigning ONE middleweight and light heavyweight world champion. He is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, who became better known about in...

Chael Sonnen Talks Kade Ruotolo’s Upcoming ONE Match: “It Adds To The Legacy Of His Mentor, Andre Galvao”

The first-ever ONE Championship Lightweight Submission Grappling world championship title match is taking place soon, with Kade Ruotolo facing the 4x Sambo world champion Uali Kurzhev. Kade is the...

[Watch] Gordon Ryan & Royce Gracie Meet And Roll

Royce Gracie is a legendary BJJ and MMA figure. A son of Helio Gracie, he is often said to be the most influential figure in Jiu-Jitsu; as he brought awareness to it through famous victories in the...

Kade Ruotolo Talks Upcoming ONE Match: “I Feel Pressure To Hold It Up For BJJ”

Tomorrow, on October 21, Kade Ruotolo will face Uali Kurzhev for the inaugural ONE Lightweight Submission Grappling world title. The 19-year old Ruotolo has tremendous respect for his opponent, who...

Rener Gracie: “Law Enforcement Officers Are Disastrously Undertrained”

Law enforcement officers need to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; both for their own and the public’s safety. However, the vast majority of them lack any sort of meaningful training – and it...

Jeff Glover Shows How To Learn Open Guard With Fun Drills

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...

Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals That He Doesn’t Miss Fighting: “It Was Never Inside My Heart”

Image Credits: Khabib Nurmagomedov Instagram Even though he is regarded as one of the absolute best – perhaps the best – to compete in MMA, Khabib Nurmagomedov is resolute in his...

The Underhook Escape Is A Great Side Control Escape Option

Escaping the sidecontrol is one of the biggest challenges any beginner faces and it’s paramount to mastering bjj or even just saying you have rudimentary skills. Coming out of side control is no...

These Details Make The Knee Cut From Half Guard Impossible

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Demonstrates A Great Loop Choke Setup from Seated Guard

One of the most amazing things about training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a gi is the multitude of choking techniques you can choose from. In other words: you have many more opportunities for choking...

Having Trouble Passing Half Guard? Start Using Submission Threats

Uhhh, soooo… You’ve been training BJJ for a bit, and there is (still) this one thought that keeps troubling you: position or submission? Should you go for the position first, before you attempt a...

Here’s How To Wristlock Everyone – Use This Concept And It’ll Work Every Time

All submissions are great. But some are greater than others – such as the Wrist Lock. For, no matter how you feel on the receiving end of it, there’s still something phenomenally...

Jeff Glover: “Wrestlers Can Be More Dangerous Than BJJ Black Belts”

Jeff Glover was a recent guest of The Jason Chambers Podcast, where the two discussed many interesting things; one of them being the belt system in Jiu-Jitsu. Chambers mentioned that, even though...

UK-Based BJJ Gym Breaks World Record for Longest Jiu-Jitsu Class Ever

“Revolution Martial Arts Academy”, a UK-based Jiu-Jitsu gym (in Dewsbury, Yorkshire), has pulled off an amazing feat… It put together a 24-hour Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class in order to...

“It Was A Marketing Ploy” Buchecha Talks Khabib’s Infamous Sambo & BJJ Statement

Back in 2013, before his UFC match against Thiago Tavares in Brazil, Khabib Nurmagomedov came to the weigh-ins wearing a shirt with the words: “If Sambo was easy, it would be called...

Wrestler Jumps On Grizzly Bear To Save His Training Partner

Last Saturday, two college wrestlers have been seriously injured when they were attacked by a grizzly bear (in Cody, Wyoming). As they went antler hunting, the two men encountered the bear at close...

This Weird Back Take Is Just The Technique You Need

Sure – the back take is not really a submission. But it needs to be mentioned, as the guard gives you an opportunity to transition onto your opponent’s back, which is the most dominant...

Demian Maia Demonstrates A Cool Way To Take The Back (From Butterfly Guard)

Sure – the back take is not really a submission. But it needs to be mentioned, as the guard gives you an opportunity to transition onto your opponent’s back, which is the most dominant...

Do You Know The “Ankle Shelf Turkey Choke”?

The Turtle position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is nowhere as greatly explored as other positions are. That is to say: there are a number of possibilities when your opponent turtles up, both for...

John Danaher: “No One Was Born Good At Jiu-Jitsu”

It’s easy to get discouraged by a bad day of training or competition in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, your focus shouldn’t be on your “daily” performances; but rather on your...

Sambo Champion Uali Kurzhev: “I’ll Bring Lots Of Surprises Against Kade Ruotolo”

Uali Kurzhev, a 4x Sambo world champion, will take on Kade Ruotolo for the inaugural ONE Lightweight Submission Grappling world title (on October 21). He is aware that there’s a tough test...

The “Arm Across The Chest” Guillotine Setup Is Really Useful

The guillotine is a cruel strangulation. It goes fast, from multiple angles, no matter how strong you are. This versatility and speed make the guillotine ideal for sport BJJ players, who occasionally...

Braulio Estima Shows A Sneaky Triangle Choke from Bottom Side Control

Playing defense in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is most commonly associated with evading submissons and escaping bad positions. However, just because you’re defending yourself doesn’t mean you...

Chatri Sityodtong on Mikey Musumeci: “He Is The Nicest, Kindest Guy – But He Happens To Be A Killer”

Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship’s CEO and Chairman, was a recent guest on the Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour“. Among other things, Chatri emphasized the praise he feels for...