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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

Garry Tonon Addresses Ryan Hall: “You’re A Hypocrite. And I Don’t Like You.”

Garry Tonon recently lost his ONE Championship title fight against Thanh Le, after being knocked out in the opening round. Subsequently, all was good between the two fighters… However, Ryan...

Are You A BJJ Coach And… Kind Of Burned Out? These 2 Tips Will Help

As someone who’s been training for quite a while and accumulated tons of experience, you finally became a coach… And that was, actually, quite a while ago in and of itself; months and...

The Gorilla Row: An Upper Body Exercise For Better Guard Passing

The matter of the fact is: if you want to get better in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then you have to work out as well! Doing techniques is most important… But adding in those gym sessions will give...

ONE Championship: Garry Tonon Loses Title Fight Against Thanh Le via KO

Garry Tonon has just suffered his first MMA loss. On Friday, he fought for the ONE Championship lightweight title against the current champion, Thanh Le. Tonon set the pace immediately, throwing leg...

BJJ Intensive Camp in Italy: Your Full BJJ Lifestyle Experience

Can it get better than training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with a number of awesome people… Under the warm Italian sun? We can already see the excitement in your eyes – you’ve guessed it,...

Trapped Their Arm? Take Them Down With The “Billy Waist Lock”

Not all takedowns and throws are made equal. And that’s not just because of how “high percentage” they are, but also because of how you go about setting them up. For example,...

Gordon Ryan: “Teaching Is Something I Love Doing More Than Anything”

You’ve been training hard, paying a lot of attention to how to perform techniques properly, and have been trying to improve at each and every training session with maximum focus…...

This Subtle Grip Change Makes Your Side Control Pressure Much Heavier

Side Control is one of those positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that you’ll find yourself in most often; both when it comes to offense and defense alike. Therefore, it pays to learn, drill, and...

Kit Dale: “There’s No Right Or Wrong Technique, Just A Right And Wrong Time To Execute It”

Sooner or later on your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey, you’ll come to realize that merely knowing how to do a technique isn’t enough… But that you also have to know when to do it. And...

Leo Vieira Shows An Effortless Scissor Sweep Setup

There are some BJJ techniques that you will carry with yourself no matter the experience, knowledge, and the belt you earn along the way. Simply put, these techniques are going to be...

These Are The Best Leg Training Exercises for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Let’s face it – you might love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but you still want to have strong and well-built legs. And why not! Having strong, explosive, and endurable legs is a MUST for any BJJ...

Robert Drysdale: “Going To The Gym Was As Natural As Sleeping”

Almost everyone who continues training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu after the first couple of months (and years) has come to, in one way or another, fall in love with Arte Suave. If you’re one of those...

Try This Choke From Side Control (Following A Kimura Setup)

Is Side Control your favorite position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Do you enjoy setting up submissions from it… Especially the Kimura? If that’s the case, then you’re going to...

What To Do When Your Student Opens Up A New BJJ Academy… And Steals Your Students?

You’re a BJJ instructor, coach, or maybe even a professor. You put your heart and soul into teaching your students, into making them grow as athletes (and, in the process, as people) –...

Draculino: “Lots Of People Think They Know The Basics, But They Really Don’t”

Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães is a 6th degree BJJ black belt under the legendary Carlos Gracie Jr., and the first person to open a Gracie Barra academy outside of Rio de Janeiro. He is...

Joining A New BJJ Academy? Make Sure To Follow These 2 Rules

So you’ve been training for a while in your “home academy”… But, for one reason or another, you’ve decided to change things up a bit – and start training in...

Opponent In Turtle? Choke Them Out With This Simple Technique

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...

Gordon Ryan Explains An Easy Concept For Attacking From Mount

Attacking from Mount can sometimes be a real chore. You know how it is: you get into the position, but then your training partner starts defending as if their life depends on it. Their arms are...

Andre Galvao To Make ONE Championship Debut vs. Reinier de Ridder

It’s been some time already since Andre Galvao has signed a contract with ONE Championship… And it’s just been announced that he’ll make his debut on March 26, when...

Mikey Musumeci Signs Contract with ONE Championship

Mikey Musumeci has been one of the best gi athletes on the scene for a while. However, in the last two years, he has shown that his focus is set on no-gi success as well; having competed in a number...

Make Your Mount Intimidating By Restricting The Opponent’s Breathing

The Mount is a powerful position in mixed martial arts. Once your opponent is stuck underneath it, you can usually rain down a number of punches and wait for them to expose their arms and/or back as...

Want More Progress In BJJ? Start Stretching Your Personal Boundaries

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut – both in life and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alike. After a while, sure, you do continue training as you really enjoy the Gentle Art… But it starts to feel...

This Crucifix & Choke Setup Works Like a Charm

When your opponent turtles up, that can be one of the most difficult positions to attack through in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, you can make it simpler for yourself if you learn how to extend...

Opponents Keep Back-Stepping Your Half Guard? Try These 2 Counters

So you’ve finally started playing Half Guard. Fantastic! You’ve set out on the road with a lot of possibilities in training and competition. However, you’ve probably soon found out...