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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

BJJ Instructors: Holding Back & Pushing Belt Promotions Is Detrimental For Your Students

Image Credits: Evolve MMA BJJ instructors, generally, want the best for their students. They want to make them feel welcomed and appreciated on the mats… All things considered, they want them...

These Details Will Make Your Triangle Choke More Effective

If you’re a tall person or you just have lanky legs… The Triangle Choke could be your submission of choice in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, the key word is could; for, even if you do...

BJJ Advice: Focus On What’s Necessary, Not On What Would Be “Nice”

Oh, there are so many moves and techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that would be “nice” to learn… But, realistically speaking, which one of them are necessary for you to learn...

Tom DeBlass: “I Take TRT – It Can Greatly Benefit Thousands Of Men”

There’s quite a bit of commotion about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in the world of both professional and amateur athletes, as well as everyday folk. And while some say that...

WNO: Gordon Ryan Dominates & Submits Pedro Marinho for Heavyweight Title

Gordon Ryan returned to competition yet again on July 14, in a bout for the vacant Who’s Number One (WNO) heavyweight title – against Pedro Marinho. Having dominated essentially the...

Garry Tonon: “I Am Forever Grateful For The Things I Learned From Tom DeBlass”

It was Tom DeBlass’ birthday a few weeks ago. And one of the best presents he could’ve received was the one from Garry Tonon – who wrote an emotional Instagram post about Tom and how grateful...

BJJ Advice: You Need To Become Less Reliant On Moving In A Straight Line

It would be wonderful if everything worked out on your very first attempt in BJJ, wouldn’t it? If the very first technique, the very first submission went your way. That would be awesome! Sadly (or...

John Danaher: “Have Faith That You’re Improving – Even If It’s Not Very Apparent Among Your Peers”

One of the reasons why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is such an amazing sport is that you perform it as an individual… But you train it with a group of like-minded people. But, as great as training with your...

Joe Rogan’s Advice for Young People: “Find The Thing You Like”

It’s easy for young people to get confused about what to do in life, especially in today’s day and age… And it’s not impossible for them to get lost in the mist, to become sad and anxious...

4 Tips For Keeping Your Neck Safe While Getting Stacked In Jiu-Jitsu

As long as you keep training Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll more than likely get injured at one point in time or another. BJJ is a martial art, after all – injuries are simply a part of it. However, some of...

Should You Get In Shape Before Starting With BJJ?

So you’re thinking about training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, eh? That’s fantastic! But, are we hearing that correctly… You’re stalling and putting off your very first class? We get it. You’re...

Garry Tonon: “Self Improvement Demands Sacrifice & Suffering”

If you’re someone who’s looking to improve themselves in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or life in general… Then you already know how difficult that can be. It’s not simple, to say the least, and it...

Paulo Miyao Replaces Missing Tooth: “It’s Never Too Late To Learn How To Smile”

Paulo Miyao is one of the greatest light featherweight BJJ competitors of all time. A black belt under Cicero Costha, he has – together with his twin brother João – won all major titles in the...

Can Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Get You Ripped?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an outstanding martial art. You become healthier, happier, you get to meet amazing people and form friendships, as well as to get rid of stress through training… But, can BJJ...

Escaping The Worst Position in Jiu-Jitsu, North-South Kimura With This Simple Movement

The kimura can be a painfully difficult submission to defend and escape from, especially if your opponent knows what he is doing and even more so if it is being applied in the north-south position....

Roger Gracie’s Details For A Perfect Head & Arm Choke

If you’re someone who enjoys taking the Mount and submitting people from there… Then you’re probably a fan of the Head & Arm Choke! However, you’ve also probably noticed that...

Andre Galvao’s 2 Tips For Memorizing BJJ Techniques

Image Credits: AndreGalvao.com Is memorizing BJJ techniques tough for you? There’s no shame to it; as a matter of fact, memorizing Jiu-Jitsu moves is difficult for the vast majority of people –...

John Danaher: “BJJ’s Greatest Gift Is The Idea Of Solving Problems Under Stress”

What’s the greatest gift you’ve received from Jiu-Jitsu? Is it the friendships? The health? Or the reward of feeling better after a stressful day at work? John Danaher believes that the greatest...

What To Do If You Don’t Feel Motivated To Train BJJ Today?

The days of low or non-existent motivation happen to everyone. Even to the most dedicated of athletes, yes. But, what separates those who become better from those who stay behind is how they handle...

Why Are You A BJJ Blue Belt For Such A Long Time?

It might’ve been a while since you were promoted to a BJJ blue belt… And it’s, kind of, getting on your nerves. More than anything, you’re confused; even though you’re...

4 Tips For The New BJJ Purple Belt: This Is How To Keep Improving

So you’re a freshly-minted BJJ purple belt, congratulations! It’s a fantastic achievement and you’re now one of the most dangerous people on the mats. That deserves a ton of...

“Shifting Gears”: The Key To Not Gassing Out In Jiu-Jitsu

If you’re gassing out too fast in BJJ, it might very well be the case that you should improve your cardio. However, if you’ve been training for a while (and been consistent), it’s...

How To Become More Offensive In BJJ & Have More Success With Submissions?

Are you too defensive in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Sure, having a solid defense is of great importance, as you will not be able (nor brave enough) to go for an attack if your defensive skills are weak....

Opinion: BJJ White Belts Shouldn’t Have Their Own “Style”

Being a BJJ white belt is a stressful period in one’s Jiu-Jitsu life. It’s full of failures, doubts about whether or not you’re really “cut out” for this martial...