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Author Archive: BJJEE

Which Martial Arts are Bullshido?

Some of the martial arts are clearly Bullshido. Yet how do you know if the martial art you are doing is not? In this Brief Martial Arts episode we will take a close look at what exactly makes a...

Gordon Ryan Shares His Open Guard System That He Used To Win ADCC Double Gold

Brazilian jiu jitsu has a variety of guards but one every beginner has heard of is open guard. Open guard is perhaps not the easiest to come into as a beginner as it doesn’t dictate certified...

Full Roster Released For Quintet Ultra feat. UFC, PRIDE, Strikeforce & WEC Legends

Quintet Ultra, which will be taking place on December 12 in Las Vegas, will feature a star-studded card from the MMA and grappling world. Quintet Ultra Set for December 12 at the Red Rock Casino in...

The 10 Principles Of Grappling, By Luta Livre Master Roberto Leitao

Written by Raphael Levy of Jits.fr With two colleagues, I was doing a few years ago my first pilgrimage to Rio. And like many gringos before me, after a few weeks of frantic workouts, I ended up...

The Reverse Half Guard Version 2.0 Will Confuse, Trap & sweep Your Opponent

The half guard position has been going through a renaissance lately primarily through the popularity and prevalence of half guard being used by world class practitioners like Bernardo Faria and Tom...

What Happens When a BJJ Competitor Invests in a Professional Strength & Conditioning Program

Case study: Eiður Sigurðsson, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and a purple belt under Gunnar Nelson. Eiður came to me a good year ago, for rehabilitation and strength conditioning. He had decided...

4 Top Tips on How to Defeat Younger, More Athletic Grapplers

Losing speed and explosiveness with age and can’t train as much as you’d like? This is for you. When you hit your mid 30’s and your body starts to slow down and you can’t...

The Dark Side: Building Yourself A Lethal Leg Lock Game That Will Make You Feared by All

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years and paid zero attention to BJJ competitions and trends, you have no doubt watched the incredible rise in attention that the lower...

A Kosen Judo Class at Kyoto University Looks Exactly Like Modern BJJ

Kosen Judo is not a lost art, because people still practice it. 7 national universities in Japan (i.e. Kyoto, Tokyo, Nagoya, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Osaka, and Tohoku universities) have Judo clubs that...

Flavio Almeida Reveals What Really Happened Between Him, Ralph Gracie & Gracie Barra’s Expansion

The assault case by Ralph Gracie and his student, Lincoln Pereira, on Flávio “Cachorrinho” Almeida that occurred during the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu World No-Gi championship on December 15 last...

Shut Down Any Berimbolo Attempt

The Berimbolo, whether you like it or not, when done correctly by someone who is very good at it,  is extremely hard to stop. Some people simply will refuse to learn it or even do it. That’s...

Here’s How To Find The Perfect BJJ Gym

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

4 Real-World Situations Where BJJ Will Give You The Confidence You Need To Succeed

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

5 Common Mistakes Beginners Make Playing Guard In BJJ

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Renzo Gracie Teaches Great Details To The Side Control Escape

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...

How To Play Spider Guard Without Destroying Your Fingers

Finger pain is one of the realities Jiu Jitsu and most grappling practitioners face sooner or later, especially the ones that involve a kimono and thus the gripping aspect. It is that gripping that...

3 Ways to Pull Half Guard Followed Right Away By a Sweep

    If you’re going to pull half guard, why not sweep right away afterwards? 1. Half guard master Lucas Leite shows his favourite way to pull half guard and either sweep or take the...

Gordon Ryan: ‘I Took Wrestling World Champion Bo Nickal Down 3 Times’

Wrestling vs Jiu-Jitsu is very popular these days. Yesterday, the world’s best No Gi grappler Gordon Ryan faced Wrestling world champion Bo Nickal in a modified rules grappling match where...

Benefits Of Grappling With Handicaps: 1 Arm, No Arms & Eyes Closed

  Written By Guillaume (Gile) Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Academy in Serbia. The story goes that years back (in 1989), Roberto Correa, commonly known as Gordo, was forced...

Rickson: Modern BJJ Black Belts Remind Me of Karate Practitioners Clueless of Jiu-Jitsu

  Every martial art begins with real-life combat effectiveness as its top priority. As civilizations evolve and safety concerns diminish, the survival emphasis is replaced by sportive practice,...

The Positive and Negative aspects of BJJ For Judo

Guest post by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 25 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt in Judo and a...

Chael Sonnen On What Gordon Ryan’s Victory Over Bo Nickal Means For Grappling

Wrestling vs Jiu-Jitsu is very popular these days. Yesterday, the world’s best No Gi grappler Gordon Ryan faced Wrestling world champion Bo Nickal in a modified rules grappling match where...

Firas Zahabi Tests Himself By Grappling 250lbs Iranian Wrestler

Wrestling vs Jiu-Jitsu is very popular these days. Yesterday, the world’s best No Gi grappler Gordon Ryan faced Wrestling world champion Bo Nickal in a modified rules grappling match where...

Carlos Gracie Jr: ‘Sport Jiu-Jitsu is a Perfected Form of Self Defense’

Carlos “Carlinhos” Gracie, Jr. is a 7th degree Red and Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), founder of the Gracie Barra Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and is head of the Gracie...