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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

This Is How You’ll Take The Back From Turtle… Each And Every Time!

Yeah, we know how it goes. You fought hard to get your training partner into an inferior position… And you’ve done it! In fact, you’ve placed them into one of the most defensive...

This Is How To Use The Collar Drag To Start Attacking From The Bottom

Do you consider yourself to be a good, or at least an average bottom guard BJJ player? How about in the Gi – are you any better in it than without it? Whatever your answer may be, the truth is...

The Peruvian Necktie Is A Must-Have In Your Submission Toolkit

A lot of submissions can, despite the pain and injuries they offer, be „pushed through“ in a competitive setting. Your opponent has been training very hard for a given tournament, he wants to win...

Stiff Neck Because Of BJJ? These 3 Stretches Will Help

How’s your neck feeling right now? If we had to guess, we would say that it’s probably really stiff from all of those rolls you’ve accumulated on the mats up until now… And...

Is BJJ Really Not For You… Or Are You Just Too Lazy?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Tough times come and go; they aren’t meant to last, but to pass and teach us an important lesson or two. This is true for most of...

Focus On How You Fail, NOT On Your Success In BJJ Training

It’s such a fantastic sensation when you notice yourself making progress in BJJ! Becoming better is what it’s all about, after all – and it sure feels neat when you’re succeeding...

The Chair Guard Sweep Is Your New Favorite Setup From Guard Pull

If you’ve wanted to learn a new setup and technique, one which would make you stand out not just in your BJJ academy but in competition as well, then we have got quite a treat for you! Andre...

Finding The “Sweet Spot” When Passing The Guard with Carlos Machado

Generally speaking, when you encounter a problem within your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it’s a good idea to think about how you can solve it as soon as possible. However, if you’ve done that...

How To Apply A Triangle Using the Lapel? Andre Galvao Demonstrates

When thinking of the Triangle Choke, your first association is probably hitting it from Closed Guard or, perhaps, from the Mount. However, it’s probably rarely the case that you’ve had an...

Use This Weird Lapel Grip For Effective Guard Passing

What does the future of BJJ look like? More specifically, how will its techniques look like 2 years, 5 years, 10 or more years down the line? While there’s no one that can give a concrete...

Worry Free Escape To a Tight Foot Lock by Robert Drysdale

„Why would you ignore 50% of the human body?“ Well, ever since those great leglock words were uttered by Dean Lister and spread about even more through John Danaher, that 50% of human body is far...

High Percentage Double Attack From The Mount by Robert Drysdale

Hey, you. Yes, you, psst… What if we were to tell you that there is a way that you can finish your opponents and training partners from Mount – just by using your one arm? Don’t believe...

The Importance of Drinking More Water For BJJ Practitioners

Most of the things in life aren’t certain – who knows what can happen during the next year, next month, next day, or even the present moment… It’s all „up in the air“, as they...

Robert Drysdale Shows The Best Head And Arm Guillotine Set Up for BJJ

Most of the times, if your opponent turtles up, you’ll be aiming to take their back, establish position and move on to impose your submission game from there. But why not change it up a little...

Robert Drysdale Shows How To Turn a Failed Darce Into A Great Guillotine

The Darce and Guillotine Choke support each other and are very good friends… When one fails, the other one is right there to cushion its failure, and revenge its fallen brother! That is...

Effective & Easy Ankle Pick Takedown With Robert Drysdale

The Ankle Pick is such a great takedown for jiujiteiros – even though it does (as all techniques do, truth be told) require a bit of practice and repetition in order to pull it off more...

Why You Actually Need To Wait A Bit Longer Before You Tap Out

One of the golden rules in BJJ training is to „tap early and tap often“. The reasoning behind this is clear: to evade injuries and to overcome your own ego, so as to restart the roll and learn as...

This Back Escape Technique Leads Straight To Side Control

If somebody takes your back, you’ve got a number of ways to escape at your disposal. However, most of these setups don’t have much more other than the „escape“ itself in mind; that...

Overcome Pre-Competition Fear And Anxiety By Following These 3 Tips

A competition can either be an amazing, fulfilling experience or a frightening and soul-crushing one. And this doesn’t depend just on whether or not you’ll win the match and/or the...

You’ll Never Become Really Good at BJJ – But So What?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Oh, high hopes. Everyone gets carried away on the wings of hope from time to time; which in BJJ means dreaming of great successes! However, our...

BJJ Doesn’t Get You Motivated Anymore? Do This To Get Back On Track

Jiu Jitsu, just like everything else in life, has its highs and lows. And sometimes, those lows hit much harder than they ever did, lasting for much longer periods of time than we’d want to....

Here’s Why It’s Good That You Started Training BJJ Later In Life

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. As Jiu Jitsu athletes, we often look so avidly at our younger training partners who are so much better than us; and that will, when they reach...

Catch Wrestling For BJJ: The Spinal Splitter with Keenan Cornelius

There are *those* kinds of Catch Wrestling submissions that, once you see them, make you shiver with fear… But that make your eyes shine with happiness as well! Yeah they’re nasty, but...

Old-School Your Way To Victory With The Plier Sweep with Carlos Machado

Old school is often times the best school! If it weren’t for the BJJ masters and grandmasters, our sport wouldn’t be where it is today; both in terms of its rich history and lifestyle,...