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Author Archive: BJJEE

Building Grappling Strength Through Rope Climbing

Establishing good grips in BJJ and Judo is so important as very often when you dominate the grip battle and establish your dominant grips you can control and dominate your opponent.  Many top BJJ...

Knee On Soul: How To Make Them Tap From Pressure

Why put pressure? Pressure will wear them. It tires them and forces to either take the pain or open up and make a mistake. Knee-on-stomach, or knee-on-belly, knee-on-chest, knee-ride, knee mount...

Never Forget: Your Personal Competition Success Is Due To Your Team

  Written by Andrew “Major” Johnson, BJJ black belt -Andrew trains under Joshua “Foca” Miller at Gracie Barra Lexington, SC.   Recently some of our students attended a regional...

I Can’t Sit Back On My Heels Inside Full Guard (After Knee Surgery)

I’ve always had trouble sitting back on my heels. In fact I was never able to do it. Until I was 30-31 years old I’m also not that flexible. And after two separate meniscus surgeries. I figured...

Tom DeBlass To Close Minded BJJ Traditionalists: ‘Don’t Knock it, Learn it’

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is currently in a transition period with a rift in the community. On one side you have the traditionalist that are closed minded about the rapidly evolving Grappling game, and...

What Made Carlson the Most Unique Member of the Gracie Family

Carlson Gracie has long been one of the most beloved, important and unique personalities in the history of jiu-jitsu. The legend has honed his trade on the ability to disentangle the most inventive...

Royce Gracie Compares Jiu-Jitsu’s Evolution To That Of Taekwondo

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing all around the world. Sport style Jiu-Jitsu is flourishing while the traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for self defense is instructed by a few dedicated instructors. Parts...

Bellator Signs Jack Swagger, Former WWE Champion & College Wrestling Standout

Bellator, the major MMA promotion has signed former WWE star and champion Jack Swagger (real name Jake Hager). He will compete in Bellator’s heavyweight division and will make his debut in...

Training Report: Kristiansand Kampsport Senter, Norway

Hi everyone! My name is Colin Leigh and I am a Canadian living abroad in Riga, Latvia. I am a newly appointed blue belt under Vladislavs Čerņavskis, training at LEWC- Giudici BJJ in Riga. I have...

4 Benefits You Are Missing Out On If You Don’t Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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...

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio: Poland’s Labinski Shines, Black Belt Champions Crowned

The final day at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour Rio more than delivered all the thrills expected by the crowds that packed the stands of the Arena Carioca 1, at the Olympic Park, in...

BJJ Belts & Stripes – Advantages & Disadvantages of this Measurement System

The belt and stripe system is the system that a coach uses to grade his students accordingly. This system is similar to the system traditional martial arts use, but very different from wrestling for...

GSP & Bisping: What They Did Well & Could Have Improved

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt and multiple medallist in...

How To Treat Lower Belts in BJJ

Every person who trains, trained or will be training bjj has something in common – they all were a white belt once. The first step into Brazilian jiu-jitsu is sometimes harsh and unpleasant, but...

The Layoff: Returning to Jiu-Jitsu After a Long Break

Written by Gabriel Rodriguez, who has an excellent BJJ blog called languagefight.blogspot.com.au (Check it out) For the last 8 years, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been a big part of my self-identity. ...

Understanding the Difference Between An Illegal Slam And a Legit Takedown

Slamming is one of the things that’s generally frowned upon unless a specific ruleset explicitly allows it. Most grappling competitions ban slamming from the guard but there are exceptions....

When Are You Responsible for Your Training Partner’s Injury ?

Is it ok to hurt your training partners during a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu session? When are you responsible for your training partner’s injury ? The question for this video related to this question...

Why Are You So Scared To Compete? And What To Do About it

Someone recently wrote that the number of active BJJ competitors in some countries are declining, and so the obvious question to ask is what underlying factors might be behind a practitioners...

Roger Gracie’s Method Avoided Him Surgery During His Entire Career

Roger Gracie may have just retired but it’s quite obvious he’s the best jiu-jitsu player on the Earth. Here’s Why Roger Gracie Is Undoubtedly BJJ’s Greatest Of All Time Last August, after...

Can Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Really Save You Against Bigger Opponents?

Guest post by Felipe Costa, black belt BJJ world champion, head of Brazilian Black Belt Academy in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. As you know, Jiu-jitsu can be adapted to anybody type and each of them...

The Oil Sheikhs Of Jiu-Jitsu & Combat Sports

How gulf state royalty has been using combat sports as a political tool and what it means… Is their support and sponsorship a positive thing for combat sports? The UAE’s Sheikh Tahnoon Bin...

Travis Stevens’ 5 Favourite Takedowns for BJJ

The USA’s Travis Stevens, probably the hardest working judoka around, has taken home a silver medal in the 2016 Olympic games. Travis Stevens when asked why he focuses on the Ground Game (Newaza),...

8 Events That Shocked the BJJ Community

Most people know how BJJ was created, why, by whom, who influenced it, etc but few people know but in this article we will look at the history of BJJ from a different angle. We will look at 10...

4 Ways to Roll with Lower Belts in BJJ for BJJ Competitions Prep

Are you a higher belt in BJJ (Purple Belt, Brown Belt, Black Belt) and you’re wanting to train effectively with your training partners who are lower belts in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu? This is this...