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Author Archive: BJJEE1 Admin

BJJ Improvement Advice: Stop Adding New Moves – Start Refining The Ones You Already Know

Do you feel as if… You’re lacking improvement in Jiu-Jitsu? As in, no matter how much you try and learn new techniques, moves, and transitions – nothing is really paying off? Well,...

Tom DeBlass: “Tom Hardy Is A Very Solid BJJ Blue Belt”

Tom Hardy is a 4-stripe BJJ blue belt… But how good, really, are his Jiu-Jitsu skills? Well, Tom DeBlass – who’s been coaching the famous actor a couple of times, as well as...

Ken Shamrock Talks Leaving The UFC In 1996: “I Sacrificed What I Wanted To Do So I Could Support My Family”

Ken Shamrock was the face of the UFC back in 1996… But then, in the prime of his career, he decided to leave the promotion and transition to WWE. “The World’s Most Dangerous...

Bo Nickal On Khamzat Chimaev: “He’s Basically Wrestling High School Kids In Sweden”

Bo Nickal is never shy to showcase and emphasize his wrestling skills… Even when it comes to a potential matchup against someone like Khamzat Chimaev. Nickal was supposed to have his debut...

Ruotolo Brothers Are Building Their “Dream Gym” In Costa Rica

2022 has been nothing less than exceptional for the Ruotolo Brothers, who are slowly taking over the BJJ scene. Even though they’re just 19 years old, their dominance on the mats has already...

Tye Ruotolo Shows A “Kiss Of The Dragon To Kneebar” Setup

If you enjoy playing the Reverse De La Riva Guard, then the Kiss Of The Dragon might be one of your favorite entries/transitions… And if that’s the case, then going for a Kneebar off of...

Ever Tried The “Front Rear Naked Choke”? Now’s The Time

Setting up no gi chokes is an invaluable skill that every serious grappler needs in their submission arsenal. These chokes are powerful tools whether gi or no gi, sport, mma, self defense, etc....

The “Money Vela” – Old School Armlock Setup From Standing

One of the greatest thing about Jiu-Jitsu is its vast arsenal of submission holds. These can come from any position and in the most unexpected way. A very good postion to set up submissions is from...

Henry Akins Will Make You Rethink The Way You Do The Hip Escape

The Hip Escape (or the Shrimp) is a fundamental BJJ technique that almost everyone is taught in their very first class. However, as fundamental as it is, you could still probably improve it –...

Never Get Smashed In Butterfly Guard Again – With These Tips By Adam Wardzinski

Do you often get smashed in Butterfly Guard? Well, if that’s the case, you’re obviously not doing something right – and it might very well be the case that this “stuff”...

Kimura From Closed Guard: Setup (And Variations) By Roy Dean

Ah, the Kimura from Closed Guard… Many a times the first submission of every BJJ white belt. Hits right into the nostalgia, doesn’t it? Kimura (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), chicken wing/double...

Rope Climbing: JT Torres’ “Secret” To Insane Grip Strength

Jonathan “JT” Torres  – a 2x ADCC and an IBJJF World Champion, as well as the owner of the Essential Jiu-Jitsu academy – is, among other things, known for his exceptional...

The Unexpected “Outside Heel Bar” Is Just The Leg Lock You Need

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 trap the...

Use Your Hair In BJJ… No, Seriously – Kade Ruotolo Demonstrates

Long hair and Jiu-Jitsu don’t always go well together. If you don’t want any hair troubles, while rolling, the best is to have the most popular haircut in BJJ: the shaved head (minus the...

John Danaher: “Self-Confidence Doesn’t Come From Words…”

How do you develop self-confidence when, for example, preparing for a BJJ competition? Is there any sort of a “mental preparation” that you can do, any sort of mental training? Well,...

Tom Hardy Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu At Daisy Fresh

Tom Hardy isn’t just a famous actor, but it seems that – more and more – he’s becoming a sturdy member of the BJJ community. He seems to be serious about training and...

The One Thing Your BJJ Coach Can Never Give You…

The time, effort, and knowledge your BJJ coach invests in you – his student – is probably worth more than you realize at the moment. All of those years of training, competing, learning,...

Zoltan Bathory: “I’m Good Friends With Almost All The Guys I Ever Fought”

Competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the best things you could do… Not only because you can improve your BJJ by tenfold afterwards (progress gets easier once you notice your mistakes)...

[Watch] BJJ Guy Uses Heel Hook In Street Fight

The best street fight is the one you evade… But if it ever comes to the need to defend yourself, knowing some Jiu-Jitsu could be useful. Even Leg Locks, such as the Heel Hook. In the video...

Gordon Ryan’s Competition Advice: “Make Them Carry Your Bodyweight”

The ultimate goal of a BJJ match is to submit your opponent… But you don’t have to go for the submission immediately. Rather, if the ruleset is such that it allows for a longer match...

Danielle Kelly On Eating To Gain Weight For Competition: “I Really Like Nutella”

Danielle Kelly is a submission grappling champion, currently competing under the ONE Championship banner. And in just two weeks, on November 19, she will take on Mariia Molchanova – a Russian...

Dustin Poirier On Grappling World’s Strongest Man: “That’s Not The Full Video”

Some time ago, a video surfaced showing a roll between Dustin Poirier – UFC lightweight athlete and BJJ black belt – and Brian Shaw, who is a 4x winner of the World’s Strongest Man...

Do You Get Overwhelmed By The Intensity Of Rolling In BJJ?

Sometimes, the sheer intensity of a roll can hinder your performance by a whole lot. And it can happen both in Jiu-Jitsu training and competition alike. John Danaher explains what happens, most...

Danielle Kelly: “I Wanna Win The ONE Championship World Title For Women’s Grappling”

Danielle Kelly is facing Mariia Molchanova, a world Sambo champion, on November 18 at ONE Championship… And she’s looking forward to this grappling match with great zest! In fact,...