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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

BJJ Fanatics Starts Donation Campaign for Leandro Lo’s Family

Difficult times often bring out the best in people. Today is no different; as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community mourns the loss of Leandro Lo, the athletes and students of the Gentle Art worldwide...

Police Issue Statement on Murder of Leandro Lo: “The Military Police Regrets What Happened”

It’s been a sad 24 hours for the BJJ community worldwide, which mourns the murder of Jiu-Jitsu legend Leandro Lo. Lo was shot and killed during a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil, by an off-duty...

3 Tips For Bigger Guys & Bigger Girls In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Big guys and big girls can have tremendous success in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But, it can sometimes be difficult navigating the BJJ landscape with all those lighter, smaller people who keep moving...

Gordon Ryan Shows A Simple BJJ Body Triangle Escape

The Body Triangle in Jiu-Jitsu is one of the absolute worst positions you could end up in. Not only is your back taken, but you’re experiencing this tremendous pressure across your...

UFC Vegas 59: Fighter Claims She Didn’t Tap – Judges Rule A Submission Win

Mayra Bueno Silva faced Stephanie Eggers at UFC Vegas 59 – and submitted her in the very first round. However, controversy arose immediately… As Eggers claimed that she didn’t tap...

5 Tips To Avoid A Bad Situation On The Street

Sooner or later, you’ll find yourself in a potentially bad situation on the street. When that happens, you need to be prepared to evade – or confront – the situation. Professor Ryan Young, from...

Jocko Willink Believes Training Jiu-Jitsu Would Reduce Bullying In Schools

Bullying is, sadly, a frequent occurrence in schools worldwide. And if you are a parent of a child that’s a bullying victim, you’ve probably been tempted to “jump in” and protect them....

John Carmack, CTO at Oculus VR, Trained BJJ & Judo

John Carmack is a consulting CTO at Oculus VR, and is generally known as a semi-famous American computer programmer and video game developer. He co-founded the video company “id Software”...

The BJJ Belt Promotion Mindset All Best Students Have

Let’s face it: every Jiu-Jitsu student looks forward to their next belt promotion. If they say that they aren’t… They’re probably lying. However, there’s a difference between being excited...

Paulo Miyao’s Emotional Letter To His Brother, Joao: “For The Silence That Now My Soul Makes, I Love You”

Paulo and Joao Miyao are not only Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champions in their own right, but they’re also twin brothers – very tightly knit, with that. The Miyao brothers have been a big support...

John Danaher Reveals 4 Things That Make Gordon Ryan Great In BJJ

What makes Gordon Ryan so special? How is it that he became such a dominant force in no-gi BJJ in such a short period of time? Sure, he trains hard… But a lot of other Jiu-Jitsu athletes do so as...

Traditional Training Is Holding Back Your BJJ Progress

Do you feel that your BJJ progress has been stagnant for way too long? That you aren’t improving as much as you’d like to? If that’s the case, then it might be the case that your progress in...

Mica Galvao: “I Was 13 When My Dad Dropped Me Out Of School So I Could Do Full-Time Jiu-Jitsu”

Mica Galvao is one of the fastest-rising stars of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He’s already defeated a number of elite champions, such as Leandro Lo and Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa, despite being just 18...

BJJ Term “Spaz” Declared As A Slur By Woke Culture – Because Of Beyoncé

Image Credits: Beyoncé Instagram The term “spaz” in BJJ often refers to beginners who try to escape a position through lack of coordination and technique – with frantic,...

Jocko Willink: “I Was 19 Years Old When I First Trained BJJ…”

How old were you when you first found out about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? And how old were you when you went for your first training session? Jocko Willink was just 19 years old when he rolled for the...

[Watch] Referee Stands Up Fight During A Buggy Choke Attempt

“Stand ‘em up!” Yeah, you’re probably familiar with that oh-so-annoying chant. It’s been a staple in a part of the MMA community for quite a while, yelled out when they get bored from...

Olympic Champion Judoka Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Murder of Childhood Friend

Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar is the first Mongolian athlete to ever win an Olympic Gold medal for his country; he’s a champion judoka and a former president of the Mongolian National Olympic Committee....

Actor Mario Lopez Wins Gold at Phoenix IBJJF Open

Mario Lopez, the “Saved by the Bell” TV show star, isn’t just a great actor… But he’s also a committed and successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete and competitor! Most...

[Watch] MMA Fighter Tries To Buggy Choke Opponent – Breaks His Own Arm

The Buggy Choke has recently gained a lot of popularity due to its element of surprise, as well as due to its effectiveness. Not just in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but also in mixed martial arts. However,...

[Watch] MMA Fighter Refuses To Release Choke, Ignores Referee – Gets DQ’d

Ahmad Al Darmaki is an MMA athlete who fought on one of the UAE Warriors 12 cards, against Bogdan Kirilenko. He mounted Kirilenko, delivering some ground-and-pound, due to which his opponent turned...

The 3 Stages of Guard Retention in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is never easy (although it’s almost always fun). To make it easier, you’ll have to start learning about the systems of movement, both in attacks and defense alike....

How To Start In Self-Defense If You’re A Non-Fighter?

Let’s say that you’ve never fought in your life. That you don’t have any sort of a martial arts background… But that, nevertheless, you’re interested in learning self-defense. How are you,...

BJJ Black Belt Takes Down Suspect Wanted for Attacks on NYC Sidewalks

It was just a normal day for Ro Malabanan, a New York City resident who was heading to work on Wednesday. But then, he saw a man sucker-punch a construction worker, in a supposed random act of...

Gordon Ryan: “Winning & Being The Best In The World Is Easy, But…”

Getting to the top is extremely difficult, but staying there is even tougher… And, in the world of no-gi BJJ, Gordon Ryan understands that fact best. In his words, winning can actually be easy –...