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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

BJJ Pro Tip: Use Your Head (Literally)

You know the expression “use your head”? It’s most often used to point out that you should try and use your brain, but in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu it can have a totally different…...

Gordon Ryan Teaches BJJ To British Royal Marines

There are many amazing things about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – from the health benefits it carries with itself to the self confidence it makes you feel… However, perhaps the greatest thing you...

Injured Your Joint During BJJ? Do These 4 Things To Recover Faster

Injuring a joint during Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training is never fun. And it’s even less fun after the injury has occurred; because now you have to wait for the injury to heal itself. However,...

Tim Kennedy: “You Should Be At Least A BJJ Blue Belt, Before Transitioning To MMA”

Some Jiu-Jitsu students don’t want to keep “rolling” all their lives. They want to make a transition to the octagon as well; to start with mixed martial arts and they want to do it...

BJJ Students: Make It A Habit To Work On Your Weaknesses

Here’s the deal: everyone likes working on their strengths. Be it in work, everyday life, or in training – everyone enjoys becoming better at what they’re already reasonably good...

Felipe Pena Accepts 1-Year USADA Suspension: “I Have A Clear Conscience”

Felipe Pena has, as BJJEE wrote in a previous article, been stripped of his title as a 2021 IBJJF Champion. The USADA also enforced a one-year suspension, which Pena accepted. With that said, the...

Andrew Wiltse’s Advice For Learning BJJ: “Look For Information Yourself”

There will always be stuff to improve in your Jiu-Jitsu. And not just in terms of technique, but also in terms of how you approach learning new things. The change to your approach doesn’t have...

John Danaher: “Not All (Street) Confrontations Are Of Equal Intensity”

Street confrontations are something that you should evade by all means. However, when the push does come to shove, you want to be prepared. Which is one of the reasons why Jiu-Jitsu is so great....

6 Mistakes BJJ White Belts Make – That Everyone Hates

If you’re a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu white belt, then it’s only normal that you’ll be making mistakes. You have to start from somewhere, after all… However, some of these mistakes are a big no-no...

If You Want To Become An Expert In BJJ, Learn How To Vary Speed & Intensity

You know how those new white belts have just one gear when it comes to training – fast and furious? Yeah, well, that’s because they’re inexperienced and don’t know any better....

Romulo Barral: “If You Don’t Want To Train Hard, You Won’t Be A Champion”

How excited are you about the prospect of training hard… Really hard – just in order to become very good in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? And what about training extremely hard, day in and day...

Why Do So Many White Belts Quit Jiu-Jitsu? Simple – It’s The Mindset

If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a while, you’ve probably met a lot of people on the mats. And, along the way, you’ve also seen a lot of people leave as well; some...

Simple Concept for Improvement in BJJ: “Tie ‘Em Up With Your Legs & Attack With Your Arms”

It’s the simple stuff that will, ultimately, lend you the most progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The simple insights from your coach, the simple corrections in technique that have never crossed...

Kit Dale: “Not Being Good At Takedowns Comes With Many Problems”

Yeah, we get it – you’re not that good with takedowns. You never were and you, kind of, believe that takedowns just aren’t your “thing”. But here’s the problem: if...

BJJ Practitioners: Start Taking Responsibility & You’ll Improve A Lot

If there’s one thing that’s always on a BJJ practitioner’s mind, it’s the one of improvement. Everyone wants to get better and almost everyone who’s been training for a...

Gordon Ryan Talks His Relationship with John Danaher: “I Am Forever In Debt To This Guy”

No one becomes successful just through their own merit, not even those who are the most successful in their field. Such is the case with Gordon Ryan as well who, despite what some may think of him,...

What’s The Correct Way To Learn Jiu-Jitsu?

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is fun! Especially the rolling part, when you can clash heads with your training partners, sweat your heart out, and just feel great overall. On the flip side, however,...

3 Tips To Safely Cut Weight Before BJJ Competition

If you have a competition coming up, but you’ve registered for a weight class that isn’t quite yours to begin with… You’ll probably be looking to cut weight. However, the way...

These 12 Solo Drills Will Dramatically Improve Your BJJ Skills

Image Credits: Evolve MMA It ain’t easy improving your BJJ skills after you’ve been training for a while. However, there are many things that you can do to further improve… Such as...

3 Tips For New BJJ Coaches: Here’s How To Improve Your Teaching Ability

Are you a new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach? If so, then you probably get a bit nervous before each class. And that’s alright, because you’re eager to provide the best possible value to your...

Jocko Willink’s Advice For Disabled Athletes: “Jiu-Jitsu Is For Everybody”

If you’re a person with a certain physical disability and you’re considering starting out Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… It’s time to stop thinking about it – and start training....

These 2 Simple Guidelines Are A Recipe For Success In BJJ Offense

Defense and offense in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are two sides of the same coin. If you want to attack efficiently, then you first have to learn how to defend properly; for, if you’re afraid of...

Jocko Willink: “When Implementing New Things In BJJ, You’re Going To Get Worse At First”

Ever had that feeling that you’re getting worse in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as time flies by? As in, even though you’re trying out new things and attempting techniques, it seems that your BJJ...

Fabio Gurgel: “Through Jiu-Jitsu, We Build Better People For The World”

Fabio Gurgel’s “Alliance Jiu-Jitsu” team has been in existence for 30 years now and has accomplished a number of achievements along the way; among them, winning half of the 26...