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Author Archive: BJJEE

Why Your Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Won’t Promote You (Yet)

  In every BJJ academy there is somebody that has been training Jiu-Jitsu for years, sometimes even more years than most of the others and they are still stuck at their current belt. Why...

Askren: ‘For Your Son To Be a Man, No To Soccer, Yes To Wrestling’

  Current UFC welterweight and former One FC champion Ben Askren commented on football/soccer and he was not impressed by the attitude of some soccer players:   “It was really the...

Miha Perhavec Travels The World Training BJJ & Competing With The Best

Miha Perhavec was first featured in our Rising Stars column a few years back. Since, he’s been training with some of the best people in the World, making a name for himself on Polaris &...

Setting Up ‘Vertushka’ The Sambo Arm Spin by Vladislav Koulikov

Vladislav Koulikov is a world renowned sambist having placed 3x in the USA open and represented USA in Combat Sambo worlds in 2008. In addition to this he has competed and won several NAGA and...

New Findings Emerge On Why BJJ Pioneer Maeda Did Challenge Matches

Three years ago, Master Rigan Machado advised me to write the book about the connections of Jiu Jitsu from Japan to Brazil and the USA in regard to its Samurai origins. It became a great...

The Incredible Growth Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the British Army

The ascendance of Jiu-Jitsu within the British Army has been nothing short of meteoric. Within the space of 4 years Jiu-Jitsu has transitioned in the British Army from an unrecognised obscure...

Watch The Nordic BJJ Open 2019 Live & For Free This Weekend With Smoothcomp’s New IOS App

Smoothcomp, the biggest platform for combat sports in the world is now taking the next step in their journey. Smoothcomp have developed an IOS app to work together with their scoreboard app (PC &...

Kung Fu Master Challenges UFC Vet Nam Phan At His Gym

When you run a martial art school, you have to be prepared for the possibility of a challenge from somebody walking into your gym. This recently happened to UFC vet Nam Pham who was challenged by a...

History Was Made in Bucharest: First Ever European BJJ Championship Reserved ONLY For Europeans

Last weekend history was made in Bucharest, Romania as the first ever European Jiu-Jitsu Brazilian Championship reserved for European citizen only took place. It was attended by around 400 athletes...

BJJ Camp With the World’s Best on the Greece’s Mykonos Island

This amazing camp with the 3 of the biggest BJJ stars has been going on for the past 4 years! There have also been appearances from Braulio Estima, Magid Hage and Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira. This...

BJJ White Belt Helps To Stop Attackers in School Mass Shooting

Rhyllary Barbosa, a BJJ white belt from Sao Paulo was one of the heroes during a recent school shooting that happened at Raul Brasil School near Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to the Police, two former...

Matters of the Gut: 5 Facts About Probiotics You Need to Know

Are you considering taking probiotics? Before you do, it helps to know what you are getting into. To get you started, here are some top facts about probiotics. Did you know that the probiotics...

How to Throw a Crouching, Bent Over Opponent

When facing a BJ practitioner, you are likely to see them in a hybrid stance that is a combination of the upright stance in Judo and the low stance of freestyle wrestling. Their hips are usually way...

Feeling Puffed? The Truth about the Effects of Vaping and Your Fitness

Can vaping negatively affect your athletic performance? Learn the hard facts on the effects of vaping on your level of fitness here! Nearly 1.1 billion people worldwide using vaping products....

Wrestling: What Elite Wrestlers Know and You Don’t

Many wrestlers are focused on learning new moves. We are very move focused in the United States when it comes to wrestling. Wrestling is more than just knowing moves though. Some wrestlers know the...

AOJ Solo Drills To Improve Mobility & Movement

There are times when you are just too busy and you cannot get to BJJ practice. There are plenty of solo exercises you can do at home that can improve your BJJ training. AOJ SOLO DRILLS shown by Coach...

The Best At-Home Workouts for Grapplers

Keeping to a regular workout routine is vital to maintaining our bodies at peak performance. When we stop exercising for a long enough period of time, our bodies will quickly go into atrophy and lose...

Send Your Stalling Opponent Flying with Hopping Uchi Mata by Satoshi Ishii

In a BJJ match match, you are likely to face a standing opponent that will have stiff arms and their butt far away from you. They use this as a stalling position to avoid getting thrown. Here Satoshi...

Learn 2 Great Set Ups for the Infamous ‘Bulldog Choke’

Ben Askren put the Bulldog choke back on the map UFC 235 when he squeezed Robbie Lawler, making him fake a limp arm and Herb Dean stopping the fight. The bulldog choke is a glorified headlock. It is...

Watch: Ben Askren Wrestling & Grappling w/ Jake Shields

Ben Askren, 2x NCAA Champion (4x NCAA finalist) is one of the most recognized wrestlers in the world. Ben is notorious for being extremely technical and an extremely great instructor. Here is a rare...

Using Your Hips To Stop Throws by Satoshi Ishii

Every technique, takedown or throw has a counter. It’s a question of timing and recognizing the movement and applying it. Olympic Judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii shows how he counters every...

First Ever European BJJ Championship Reserved ONLY For Europeans Will Establish A Proper Ranking For The Continent

In 16 years of the IBJJF European Open in Lisbon, only 2 Europeans have managed to win the gold medal in the male adult black belt division. The first, after 7 years, is Alexander Trans. He won in...

Connection is the Most Important Concept You Should Learn in Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Belgian BJJ black belt Wim Deputter, head instructor at Brasa Team Belgium.  https://www.instagram.com/wimdeputterbjj/ What is the single most important thing you should learn in Jiu...

How To Combat A Judoka In BJJ

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...