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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

Dwarf vs. Old Man: Another Bizarre Match-Up from Russian MMA Promotion

The Russian MMA promotion “Epic Fighting Championships” is well-known for putting on extremely bizarre (and oftentimes worrying) fights. The latest in line has been a match-up between a...

John Danaher Shares The Basis of BJJ: “Take Away The Freedom Of Movement”

You know how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can often be so complicated that it seems as if you’ll never become good at it? As if you’ll never really understand it and all of its moves? Yeah, we get...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Talks Retirement from IBJJF Competition: “I Feel Like I Have So Much To Say”

Rafael Lovato Jr. has retired from IBJJF competition at the last, 2022 World Championships. Some days have passed since, before Lovato decided to voice his thoughts and emotions about the...

Kit Dale Shares A Secret Recipe For Sweeping Everyone, Anytime

Does sweeping people in Jiu-Jitsu feel… Awkward to you? As in – out of all things in BJJ, sweeps tend to be the toughest ones for you to execute? Kit Dale has had a similar “sweeping issue”:...

Not Feeling Motivated To Train? Do This – And Trick Your Brain

If you’ve been training for long enough, you’ll have experienced the end of the so-called “honeymoon phase” of Jiu-Jitsu… When you stop feeling motivated to train all the time and, what’s...

How To Be More Aggressive At The Start of a BJJ Match?

Do you start rolls at a slow pace? As in, you slap and bump with your training partner, and then you start out by rolling really slowly… Only to be down on points (or submissions) really quickly?...

[Watch] MMA Fighter Goes For A Kneebar – Taps Himself Out

Ever been in a situation where you tapped yourself out? If you’ve been training for long enough, at one point in time you probably did end up in that sort of a situation – and it was most...

Elder Cruz Gets Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Lucas Leite

Elder Cruz is one of the most successful athletes to have come from the Checkmat team in the recent years. This year, 2022, has been an amazing as well… And now it became even better, as he was...

Than Le Promoted To BJJ Black Belt By Ryan Hall

Than Le is primarily known for his meticulous and relentless striking ability, which he used to become a ONE FC Featherweight champion. However, he’s also a skilled Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete,...

Andrew Wiltse: “The Point Of Rolling With Your Student Is Not To Beat Their A** In Training”

Having a good coach is extremely important for your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey and longevity. For, if your coach doesn’t know how to instruct, you’ll probably not only lose interest...

[Watch] MMA Fighter Crosses Ankles While On Opponent’s Back – Gets Leglocked

There are several things that constitute good back control in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For instance, getting your seatbelt grip is often the safest thing to do to establish control, while staying as...

Muhammad Ali’s Grandson, Biaggio Ali Walsh, Submitted In MMA Debut

Image Credits: Mirror Biaggio Ali Walsh is the grandson of the legendary Muhammad Ali, as well as a former American Footballer and model. He recently made a switch to mixed martial arts (MMA) –...

Ffion Davies: “Many Times I’ve Wondered Will I Be OK If I Don’t Become A World Champion”

Ffion Davies is among the most elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world… And last weekend, she proved her worth yet again – this time by winning her very first IBJJF lightweight...

Melqui Galvão: “I’m Just A Father Who Admires His Son, Mica Galvão”

Mica Galvão is a brand new IBJJF lightweight world champion! He steamrolled through his bracket, facing and beating the all-powerful Tye Ruotolo in the finals. With him being just 18 years old and...

The #1 Reason Why You Should Roll With Brand New, Spazzy BJJ White Belts

Rolling with brand new, spazzy white belts is something that most seasoned BJJ athletes avoid. They think of it as a waste of time; after all, why should you spar against someone who literally has no...

Gordon Ryan Applauds Roger Gracie: “He’s The Greatest Of All Time”

Gordon Ryan is best-known for two things: for being arguably the most elite grappler of today… And for his trash-talking skills. So, it’s not often that you’ll find him showering...

Damien Anderson Delivers First KO in Combat Jiu-Jitsu History

Combat Jiu-Jitsu takes testing of the BJJ athletes’ skills to a whole new level. And, even though that has been known around the BJJ community for a while, it was only yesterday that a first...

Rafael Lovato Jr. & Xande Ribeiro Retire From IBJJF Competition

The 2022 IBJJF World Championships have been emotional, and not just because of the results. Rather, it’s also because two legends decided to retire from IBJJF, gi-oriented competition –...

Do You Have To Compete To Be A Legit BJJ Black Belt?

So you’re not much of a competitor, are you? You sure like training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and you enjoy hitting the mats as often as possible… But the matter of the fact is – you...

Improve Your BJJ & Life: “Get To” vs. “Got To” Mindset

You don’t like warm-ups. We get it – you only do them because you have to (and because it makes you feel less stiff, but that’s beside the point). Plus, there are some drills that...

John Danaher’s “Parable Of The Plank” Will Make You Less Scared Of Competition

Do you tend to get nervous, even scared a bit, before competition? You’ve put in the effort prior to it – you trained as much as you could and you became much better than you used to...

John Danaher: “Skills Aren’t Enough – You Have To Be Able To See Opportunities”

Skills – the techniques you’re able to use properly and with precision – are vital to your success as a BJJ athlete. After all, you won’t be able to do anything in Jiu-Jitsu...

Garry Tonon: “No ‘Self Defense’ Art Is Useful Without Near 100% Resistance Sparring”

You know those people who train “self defense” with moves at around 10% of full speed? Yeah, you know at least one person like that – and doesn’t it get on your nerves that...

Bo Nickal: “There’s No Doubt I’m The Best Wrestler To Have Entered MMA”

Bo Nickal is a 3x NCAA Division I National Champion in wrestling, who has become better known about in the BJJ community after his match against Gordon Ryan. However, Nickal didn’t stop at that...