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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

Joe Rogan Reminisces Over Eddie Bravo’s Historic Win: “I Get Emotional Talking About It”

Joe Rogan and Eddie Bravo have been friends for a long time, with one of the things in common between them being the love for Jiu-Jitsu… And Rogan has been a long-time fan of Bravo’s BJJ...

Alex O’Loughlin, “Hawaii Five-0” Star, Is A BJJ Black Belt

Alex O’Loughlin, actor and star of the famous Hawaii Five-0 series, has recently been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! The promotion took part at the ADCC 2022 Open and...

Amazing Kneebar Against Knee Shield: Here’s How To Get It

A kneebar (also known as legbar, kneelock or hiza-juji-gatame) is a leglock that can hyperextend the knee. The basic kneebar technique is similar to that of an armbar. The practitioner will...

Can’t Get The Rear Naked Choke? This Armbar Transitions Works Great

The best moves in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are, arguably, the ones which aren’t (too) complicated – and that you can resort to more often than not. These high percentage techniques need to be learned...

Here’s How To Escape Technical Mount… The Easy Way

Remember every time you are stuck in the mount and you can’t escape for dear life? You are being smashed and left at the mercy of your opponent and are clueless on how to escape? For many...

Make Your Kimura Extra Painful – The Neil Melanson Way

The Kimura would be known as the Reverse Ude Garami, or the Double Wrist Lock in Catch Wrestling circles. There are a lot of different names and sources to what we now know as the Kimura Lock. The...

Donald Cerrone Admits Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) Usage

Since his last UFC match, back in July at UFC 276, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has been enjoying his retirement from MMA… But that doesn’t mean that he stopped training. On the...

Antonio “Bigfoot’” Silva Announces Retirement From MMA – Will Continue Coaching BJJ

The legendary Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva has decided to retire from mixed martial arts (MMA). He has beaten fighters such as Fedor Emelianenko and Alistair Overeem, and was a UFC heavyweight...

Firas Zahabi Explains Why You Should Train MMA If You’re A BJJ Athlete

If you want to improve in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – especially if you’re an active competitor – then training a bit of MMA is going to be extremely beneficial. Why? Firas Zahabi...

The Inside Shoulder Trap: A Closed Guard Technique You Absolutely Need

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

Fancy Moves Or Foundational Techniques? John Danaher Offers A Different Perspective

When it comes to training rolls and competition, it’s normal that you’d like to hit that fancy move… To “wow” the crowd (or even just your coach). However, even though...

Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida Reveals How He Got His Nickname: “I Was A Chubby Kid”

Marcus Almeida is one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time – and he’s now an extremely successful MMA athlete as well, competing in ONE Championship. Though,...

Cain Velasquez Opens Up On Being In Jail: “A Lot Of Alone Time”

Cain Velasquez is out of jail on a $1 million bail, as he faces a number of charges – including attempted murder. However, even though he is out if incarceration, the whole experience is very...

BJJ Fundamentals: Basic Single Leg Takedown

Having a good standup game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a must if you want to become a complete BJJ athlete… Which is why it’s best to start working on your takedowns as soon as possible....

Incredible Hip Heist Sweep Details By Firas Zahabi

The closed guard is likely the first type of guard a student will learn in BJJ. The closed guard is just one of the many guards you’ll encounter in your training. It is a part of the identity of...

BJJ Advice: Take An Honest Look & Recognize That Things Aren’t Working

Making continuous improvements in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is no easy task… Especially after you’ve been training for a while. After several months and years, growth becomes a problem that...

Gordon Ryan’s New Year’s Resolution: “I’ll Bring Myself Back To The Old Days, When I Had Nothing”

2023 is just around the corner and many people are forming New Year’s resolutions… And, in a way, Gordon Ryan is one of them. Except from the fact that his goals are a bit different. He...

Khamzat Chimaev Frustrated Nobody Wants To Fight Him: “Fu*k These Boys”

Image Credits: Khamzat Chimaev Instagram Khamzat Chimaev, still undefeated and coming off a first-round submission win over Kevin Holland, hopes that his next bout will take place in March…...

Finish The Single Leg Every Time With This Simple Leg Lift Technique

Getting to the Single Leg is already hard… But getting the actual takedown can be even tougher. Especially if your opponent knows how to defend and if your favorite setup (i.e. probably...

The 3 Directions Of Movement You Need In Closed Guard

When you’re stuck in Closed Guard, you better know how to move… Otherwise, you’ll get swept and/or submitted in a blink of an eye. Opening a strong closed guard in No Gi is usually...

Improve Your Rear Naked Choke With The “Switch Arm” Drill

You know what they say about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: it’s all in the details. In those small adjustments that can improve your technique by tenfold, but which you’d never come across if someone...

Turn The Corner When Opponent Sprawls – And Finish The Takedown

Double leg takedown is probably the most utilized and high percentage takedown in MMA. And it is not only used in that sport, but also in many others like freestyle wrestling, BJJ, grappling, sambo,...

Self Defense Technique: Head & Arm Choke Against A Punch

One can never necessarily be completely “ready” for a real self defense situation, however, we can increase our odds of surviving against a violent attacker by targeting certain moves, and...

Basic Side Control Escape: Here’s How To Do It

Just started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Awesome! For now, you should learn some basic techniques, especially defensive ones; such as the basic Side Control escape. Escaping the sidecontrol is one...