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Author Archive: BJJEE

Does No Gi Rank Transfer To Gi? A Double Black Belt Shares His Views

Does no gi rank transfer to gi? Brent Littell recently talked a bit about what it’s like to have black belts in both prominent systems and how it is that he switched back and forth: ” I...

Rafael Lovato Jr’s Tweaks That Add Control and Viciousness To Your Triangle

The triangle choke is one of the most common and also one of the highest percentage submissions in Grappling. When executed perfectly, it is a powerful weapon which is very hard to escape. There are...

The Best Side Control Escape In BJJ: Spinning Out in Anticipation

Side control is one of those positions that is just plain horrible. Our opponent can mount attacks, we can’t, they can stall and rest, we’re carrying all of their weight, and they torque their...

Wrestle-Jitsu: Bulgarian Wrestler’s Way Of Reversing Side Control

Have you ever tried to pin or control a top level Wrestler in side control? It’s no fun at all… Check out this interesting take on how a top-level wrestler would go about escaping side...

The Grappling Referee: Why Officiating is an Enhancement To Your Jiu-Jitsu Journey

So after listening to another year of endless complaints about the officiating at the IBJJF Worlds, I started to think about the state of officiating and how to improve it. One thought is to...

4 times BJJ World Champion Rikako Yuasa’s 1 Hour Solo Drill Routine

Solo drills are great for supplemental BJJ training or when there isn’t a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu school nearby. 4 times BJJ world champion Rikako Yuasa made an incredible video where she shows her...

4 Tips To Help Tall People Use Their Height When Going For Takedowns

Written by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a purple belt...

How to Mentally Deal with a Super Talented Sparring Partner

Guest post by Uros Culic from Serbia, a BJJ black belt under Ricardo Vieira and FILA Grappling World Champion who has been training, teaching and competing for the last 10 years. Uros is one of the...

Roberto Atalla: ‘No, Jiu-Jitsu Is Not For Everyone…’

It definitely requires a special type of person to actively train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Only 1% of the people who start training will eventually get to black belt. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at an...

BJJ Black Belt Catches Burglar & Puts Him in His Trademark Triangle

Sometimes burglars pick the wrong house to rob. That sometimes is when they are caught by a BJJ black belt. This happened today in San Diego, California. Sergio Hernandez, a BJJ black belt,...

Olympic Wrestling Gold Medalist Stops Armed Terrorist With Takedown

Grapplers are universally known for their braveness which sometimes comes in handy when faced with dangerous real life situations. Who can forget the case of US airman and BJJ practitioner Spencer...

Rafael Mendes Rolling w/ 280lbs Black Belt Shows Us The Blueprint Dealing w/ Ultra Heavyweights

When Rafael Mendes retired last year from competitive Jiu-Jitsu at the tender age of 27, he left many BJJ fans baffled. In this period he accumulated 6 world bjj titles. Rafael Mendes hasn’t...

Bixente Lizarazu, Football World Cup Champion, is a BJJ Black Belt

Bixente Lizarazu, the former left back of French national football team that won the world cup in 1998, has been training Jiu-Jitsu for the since 2009. Lizarazu has also competed twice even winning...

Kurt Osiander Shows Us His New Academy & A Counter To Over Under Pass

After 25 years training and teaching at Ralph Gracie’s academy, Kurt Osiander left or was fired (depending on who’s story you believe), last week. Osiander has already found a new...

Tom DeBlass On Loyalty in Jiu-Jitsu

Last year, a video of Rickson Gracie emerged where the BJJ legend was asked to give his opinion on people that cross train at various BJJ academies at the same time, in order to maximize their...

How To Modify Wendler’s 5/3/1 Powerlifting Routine For Grapplers

  Wendler 5/3/1 is a very popular powerlifting program that was developed by powerlifter and strength coach Jim Wendler. It’s relatively simple. You have four main barbell lifts: overhead...

A Lower Belt Tapped You, Now What?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. The belt ego is a real thing. No blue belt minds tapping to a purple belt,...

Your Amateur Mindset is Holding You Back in BJJ; Here is How Professionals Think & Improve

Guest post by Gracie Barra Black belt, Tyson Andrew Johnson, Sr I saw something recently about the difference between an amateur and a professional that made me think about Jiu Jitsu. Actually,...

Four Ways To Make Your Opponent Make a Mistake in Grappling

Don’t react to your opponent. Make your opponent react to you. Reactions can be predicted, and taken advantage of. Guest post by Belgian BJJ black belt Wim Deputter, head instructor at Brasa...

You Need To Add Adam Wardzinski’s Unstoppable Butterfly Sweep To Your Game

Adam Wardzinski is one of the premier Polish black belts making his name known in the world of BJJ. Poland, with a cultural love of grappling, has produced over 300 black belts and Adam Wardzinski...

A More Powerful Way To Pummel From Over Under

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Guest post by David Avellan, an ADCC bronze medalist. Avellan has defeated many of the world’s best...

5 Types of People That Will Never Make it in BJJ

Perhaps you have already noticed a trend in your gym. A lot of people come, a lot of people leave and very few do stay consistently over the years. In time, it’s these few that usually form the...

9 Exercises That Will Make You Stronger for Grappling Sports

There are dozens of such exercises and in this article we will have a look at nine such exercises which perhaps could be the right answer to burn excess fat and more importantly build strong and lean...

Tom DeBlass Has a Message to the Students Who Have Left BJJ

The dropout rates in bjj have long been considered very high. Commonly most academies at any given time have about 50% of class populated by white belts – beginners who opted in for the course...