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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

Just Stick With It – PERSISTENCE Will Solve All Of Your BJJ Woes

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Impatient to finally get better at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, eh? Yeah, we totally get it; sometimes, it just seems as if you’re not making any...

Tie Your Belt Properly – In Jiu Jitsu, Everything Makes The Difference

For real, though… Is the way you tie your belt really so important? Why can’t you just tie it into whichever knot you wish to, and get going with your training? Well, the type of a knot...

Jealous Of Your Training Partner’s BJJ Progress? Just Keep This In Mind

Let’s say that you began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with a friend, or with someone else who started at around the same time as you did. The two of you were pretty close to each other in terms...

A Simple Guide To NOT Being A JERK In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Like it or not, there are some people who you’ll come across in your life, that are simply – jerks. You’ll come across them in BJJ as well. And there’s not much you can do about...

Why PRIVATE CLASSES Really Pay Off In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Private classes! If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for a while (or even if you’re just beginning your BJJ journey), the thought of going for a private or two has certainly...

The Right MINDSET And APPROACH When Rolling With Better Training Partners

So, your coach matched you with that terrifying blue belt (again) for your next roll. He’s bigger, stronger, faster, and much more technically sound than you are. In short: he’s way...

Top 4 Lifestyle Habits That Are Actively Ruining Your Health & Jiu-Jitsu

You know what? Perhaps it’s time that you take a little step back from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu… No, no – not from training BJJ, but from being focused exclusively on it for the sake of your...

7 Signs That You’ve Fallen In LOVE With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Ah, love… Not a better feeling in the world! To be walking on that cloud nine for days, weeks, months and years – nothing could ever come close to it. Right? Well, perhaps not, but what if...

Does Training At Other BJJ Academies Make You Disloyal?

You LOVE your BJJ Academy! The people there, the coach(es), the way training is constructed – it all makes perfect sense for you, and you enjoy being there every second you can. However, for one...

WHO You BECOME Is More Important Than What You Get Out Of Jiu Jitsu

Sooner or later, as you train BJJ, you’ll start questioning if what you’re doing is resourceful at all. After all, you’re not doing so well in Jiu Jitsu (at least that’s what...

Use This Cross Grip Break Technique To Set Up Massive Throws

You don’t always have to be on the offense immediately in order to dominate your opponents. What’s more, actually, it’s often that you’ll find great opportunities to subdue...

Should Your Kids Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu As Their First Sport?

So you fell in love with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and have been training it for quite some time now. In fact, you came to love and enjoy it so much, that you’re thinking of getting your kids to...

This Is How You Can Use The Falcon Guard Defense… To Setup A Darce

Alright, let us guess. You’re one of those jiujiteiros that has really long arms, and you simply adore hitting your training partners and opponents with the Darce, don’t you? In fact,...

Position Or Submission: Which Should Come First In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Uhhh, soooo… You’ve been training BJJ for a bit, and there is (still) this one thought that keeps troubling you: position or submission? Should you go for the position first, before you...

Why All The Hate About Wristlocks? Here’s How To Start Using Them

Wristlocks! Everyone knows about them, everyone has seen them… But scarcely anyone does them. And the same is true for you! Or at least it has been up until recently, as you’ve decided to...

Make Your opponents Fly With The Meregali Sweep

Nicholas Meregali is a 2x IBJJF World Champion, loved for his constantly dynamic and aggressive BJJ game. One of the aspects of that game is his great Open Guard – and one of the sweeps from Open...

Toeholds: Jiu Jitsu’s Forgotten (And Extremely Useful) Submission

Toeholds! How often do you practice them, how often do you go for them when you roll; be it in training or competition? Chances are that the answer is: „Honestly, not so often.“ And you’re...

Why Does My Elbow Hurt? Dealing With Elbow Tendonitis In BJJ

One moment, you’re training Jiu Jitsu and everything is going fine; you’re rolling, submitting people, tapping out occasionally, learning new techniques, and just all-around having fun....

Escape The Knee On Belly In Jiu Jitsu With This Funky Technique

Do you struggle when your training partners and opponents hit you with the Knee On Belly position? When they’re having so much fun with it? The Knee On Belly doesn’t just hurt the body,...

Is It Ever Okay To Go For The Points In BJJ – And Not For The Finish?

Hmmm… If you’re competing in a BJJ match – and if the rules allow for it – is it ever okay to go for points in order to win? Or should you always aim towards the finish? A large part...

3 Keys To Keep Improving Your Guard Passing Skills In Jiu Jitsu

If there is one area of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that’s almost as exciting as its submissions are, it’s the Guard Passes! Guard passing has so many different forms and variations to it –...

This is Why It’s Hard To Play Bottom Guard Game In MMA – And How To Change That

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA have had a love-hate relationship since forever. While BJJ certainly is effective in mixed martial arts – as was shown time and time again, submission and submission...

You SHOULD Practice LOW PERCENTAGE Moves In BJJ at all Times

If you want to win in Jiu Jitsu, you’ve got to use the right techniques! This is true for the defensive, escape, guard passing, and for the submission techniques alike. So, it’s often...

Lower Back Pain? Here’s A Start Of The Solution For Every Grappler

Ah, the good ol’ friend of every Jiujiteiro – pain. If you’ve been training BJJ for a while, something is going to start hurting; whether it’s your shoulder, your elbow, your...