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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

Why Low Expectations Could Be The Key To Your BJJ Success

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be a real rollercoaster of emotions. A couple of days you feel great about your progress and then you feel bad about it later. This, it must be emphasized, is...

John Danaher Explains Why Observation Is Crucial During BJJ Training

Almost every BJJ student, no matter who they are and what they usually do, would like to train more. They’d like to drill and roll more, much more frequently, but they can’t. They...

Can You Become Good At BJJ Without Competing In It?

Ah, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… There’re scarcely any things that are better than it, right? It’s an opportunity to combine hanging out with like-minded, awesome people, with becoming...

What Should You Eat Before A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Session?

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is almost always an enjoyable experience… Unless you ate too much beforehand. Or if you ate the wrong food. In these cases, you’re not going to have a great...

Cole Abate Set to Make Adult Division Debut at 2022 IBJJF Pan Championships

Cole Abate is a world-class grappler. Now a purple belt, he has made an introductory remark to his name in 2021 by first beating Geo Martinez at Who’s Number One. Then, a couple of weeks later,...

Disturbing: BJJ White Belt Taps Out, Gets Put To Sleep by Upper Belts Regardless

When you start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it’s incredibly important that the academy you’re training in is a welcoming one. That your coach knows how to explain things in a proper way...

Buchecha: “My Whole Life I’ve Been Passionate About Jiu-Jitsu And I Worked Hard”

What’s the secret ingredient to success? Well, there isn’t just one, but there are two ingredients: passion and hard work. In other words, you’ve got to be passionate about whatever...

Can Your BJJ Become Good For Self-Defense… If You Only Train Sport BJJ?

The vast majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies worldwide today put little, if any focus on BJJ training for self-defense. For, their primary focus is the so-called “sport BJJ”; which...

Watch: Female Judoka Stops Thief, Puts Him In Rear Naked Choke

If you train Judo, BJJ, or any other (grappling) martial art, then you know very well how looks can be deceiving. How someone, who looks seemingly harmless, can be more than capable of beating you...

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academies, Where Race And Nationality Don’t Matter

The world can be a wacky place. People tend to downplay certain things and inflate their focus on other ones, making them much, much more important than they really are. And two of those things are...

Bernardo Faria Shows A Cool 50/50 Heel Hook Finishing Detail

A lot of BJJ students have a love-hate relationship with the 50/50 position. Some love it because of the leg lock opportunities it harbors, whereas others feel frustrated because it can be used as a...

What’s The Right Mindset for Rolling with Bigger & Stronger Opponents?

It’s not easy to roll with training partners and opponents who are bigger and stronger than you are. And, truth be told, it will never become a stroll in the park. However, there are things...

ONE FC: Marcus Buchecha Set To Compete Vs. Oumar “Reug Reug” Kane

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is set for one more, exciting match in the near future! According to MMA Fighting, he will fight on the ONE: Reloaded card on April 22… Against none other...

How Should Your BJJ Conditioning Training Look Like?

“If you want to get in better shape for Jiu-Jitsu, just do more Jiu-Jitsu bro!” Well… That’s both correct and incorrect at the same time. For, BJJ is the best way to get in...

How To Keep Your Motivation In BJJ If You’re Getting Manhandled All The Time?

If you’re a smaller BJJ student, it’s often easy to get discouraged. Your training partners are bigger (and, therefore, oftentimes stronger) than you are and are using that to their full...

Joe Rogan to Officially Sponsor Gordon Ryan for ADCC 2022

Just when you’d think that things couldn’t get more exciting for the upcoming ADCC 2022, the reality smacks you in the face to prove – that you’re wrong! Namely, Gordon Ryan...

How Can Parents Support Their Kids In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

If you’re a parent and you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (or if you’ve merely been exposed to how awesome it is), then you’ve probably been thinking about getting your...

Destroy Anxiety Before BJJ Competition With These 2 Mindset Shifts

So you’re on your way to your first, second, or a hundredth BJJ competition… Awesome! It’s going to be a great experience, no matter whether you win or lose the matches. However, as...

Gracie Breakdown: 3 Ways To Defend Against The “Will Smith Slap”

“Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock” – this has been the headline, in one shape or form, of most of the world’s media for the last two days. Naturally, the news...

John Danaher’s Advice to Coaches: “Students Need Both Direction & Details In Training”

It’s not easy being a BJJ instructor. And it’s especially not easy when you want to put in the extra work, which will make it possible for your students to become the best that they can...

How To Deal With Information Overload In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Ugh… There’s just so much to learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! So many techniques, setups, variations, transitions – so much information! In fact, there’s so much of it, that...

Gordon Ryan Calls Out Hugo, Spriggs, Gaudio & Marinho for 30-Minute Back-To-Back Matches

Gordon Ryan has made a triumphal comeback to competition at a recent Who’s Number One (WNO) match, against Jacob Couch. Now, seemingly more fired up and technically skilled than ever, Ryan has...

Easy Concepts For Defending The Leg Drag And All Other Guard Passes

There is so much advice on defending from bad positions! And, the thing is, so much of it differentiates from one situation to another; which comes to question if learning how to defend (and attack!)...

BJJ Red Belt Carlos Machado’s Invisible Armbar

The road to submission in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is seldom an easy one. What’s more, it could be argued that it’s an even more difficult one in No Gi; you and your opponent are slippery,...