.
.

Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

How To Prevent Regressing In BJJ While Injured?

Are you injured right now and afraid of regressing in BJJ while away from the mats? That’s a scary thought for sure – but you do not have to lose on progress. Kit Dale says it himself: When...

BJJ Advice: Don’t Think Twice & Second-Guess Your Technique

One of the worst things you could do during a BJJ roll or a BJJ match is to second-guess your technique. To think twice about your next move; this will only stop you in your tracks and render you...

Are IBJJF Tournaments Tougher Than Local BJJ Competitions Are?

Perhaps you’ve competed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu before… In smaller, local tournaments. And perhaps you’ve done well at them – or, maybe, you haven’t done well at all. But...

Jon Thomas: “Jiu-Jitsu Is An Individual Sport, But…”

Everyone who trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu knows that it is a sport where you have the final say on whether you succeed in it or not. It’s on you whether you’ll learn the techniques and at which...

Fabio Gurgel: “It’s Much More Important To Become A Good Person Than To Become A Great Champion”

No matter what you accomplish (or not) on your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey, you’ll still leave an impact on the people you’ve trained with and competed against. One way or another, you’ll have...

This Buggy Choke Defense Is So Simple You’ll Giggle

Ah, the Buggy Choke… It’s so frustrating to be on the receiving end of it. You think that you finally have the Side Control, that you’ll finally be able to get your offense going and then –...

Want To Be Creative In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? This Is How

Jiu-Jitsu is fun! Yeah, it can be (and is) tough at times, but it sure is fun to do. And it can be even more fun when you start being creative with it. But how do you become creative in BJJ if you...

BJJ Pro Advice: Break Their Posture First

There isn’t a lot of advice in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that can be used in the vast majority of positions and techniques. However, some advice is like that – for example, if you want just...

The Simple Problem With Belt Tests in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Belt tests aren’t an often occurrence in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but they aren’t a rare one either. And they can be a good asset to the BJJ academy in question; the students know when...

TeQuan Monte Has Cerebral Palsy, But Trains Hard – And Has Been Promoted To BJJ Blue Belt

Inspiration in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu comes in all sorts of ways. But if you’re looking for something – for someone – who’s going to make you both smile and want to keep training, then look no...

Do You Tap From Pressure? These 2 Things Will Solve Your Problem

Be honest with us: do you sometimes tap from pressure? There’s no shame to it, especially if you’re (relatively) new to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or if your training partners are a lot heavier than you...

Learning Jiu-Jitsu Is Like Learning A Language: You Need Complete Immersion

If you’ve ever been learning a foreign language, you’ll know how difficult it can be to actually learn it. Especially if you do it via some online courses, in the classroom or similar… And...

Can’t Remember All Of The BJJ Techniques? Here’s Some Advice For You

It isn’t difficult to get discouraged in Jiu-Jitsu – there are plenty of reasons and opportunities to do so. And one of them is the problem of “not being able to remember” all...

So You’re A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt… Now What?

You’ve just been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt, haven’t you? Congratulations! That’s a big stepping stone towards not just the black belt, but also...

How To Use Back Control In A Life-Or-Death Situation?

Back control is the best position you can have in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s the control where your opponent has no other option other than to defend (just, please, do not cross your ankles) and...

Advice: Start Watching BJJ With More Focus & Intent

Ever been so tired from rolling that you had to rest for a round or two… And just sit on the sidelines, watching others roll? This doesn’t need to be wasted time. Here’s the thing: watching...

Jocko Willink: “The Best Way To Convince People That BJJ Works Is To Have Them Spar In It”

You probably have that one friend that you’d really like to get into Jiu-Jitsu. After all, he/she’s a good friend of yours – and you want to get them involved into something that...

Opinion: “Just Show Up” Isn’t Good Advice for BJJ Progress

You were probably given the “just show up” advice more than once in your training lifetime. And for sure; whenever you feel bad, unmotivated, or similar – just showing up on the...

Important Question for BJJ Practitioners: Why Are You Doing What You’re Doing?

If you’re serious about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then there’s a really important question that you need to ask yourself from time to time… And it’s a question of: are you doing...

Keenan Cornelius Shows His Late Guard Recovery Trick (Against Knee Cut Pass)

You know the saying: „Guard recovery – you can never be too good at it.“ Well okay, okay. It isn’t exactly a saying… But it should be, because your guard recovery will determine a...

Distance: The Most Important Factor When Using BJJ For Self-Defense

Ah, using BJJ for self-defense… The ever-present topic among Jiu-Jitsu students, especially among freshly minted first-stripe white belts and new blue belts. Here’s the thing. You should...

BJJ Advice: Always Expect That Your First Move Will Fail

It would be great if all that you did in BJJ worked the first time you went for it, right? For example, if the first move of the match went exactly as you wanted it to – heck, it could be...

Opinion: Should You Break Someone’s Arm at a (Local) BJJ Competition?

In training, you’re supposed to take care of the people you roll with. Whenever you apply a submission (or perform any technique for that matter), you should take into consideration that this...

Tom DeBlass Featured by Forbes Magazine: „As Long As You’re Resilient, You Can Do It“

Effort, persistence, discipline and resilience pay off – just ask Tom DeBlass. Years ago, he opened up his first BJJ school as a brown belt (and after quitting his teaching job), charging $20,000...