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Author Archive: BJJEE

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen Gets BJJ Purple Belt After Just 2 yrs; Joins Legends BJ Penn, Caio Terra for Fastest Progress in BJJ History

Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian supermodel has been promoted to the rank of a BJJ purple belt! The promotion took place at the Valente Brothers academy in the United States, where she trains. She has...

WATCH: Grappling Competitor Bites His Opponent During a Smother at ADCC UK

At a recent ADCC tournament in the UK, an intense grappling match took an unexpected turn, sparking mixed reactions within the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. During the competition, one athlete...

Nicholas Meregali Announces His Plans for the Future

Nicholas Meregali is undoubtedly a top competitor on the global stage of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The reigning BJJ World Champion and multi-medalist in grappling events will compete in his next match on...

Jiu-Jitsu Training in a Wetsuit: Unlikely Yet Effective Way to Prevent Injuries

As a serious and injury prone Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, you may have thought about whether wearing additional gear could enhance your training experience. While a wetsuit seems an unlikely choice, the...

1 Simple Tip For Making Daily Improvements: 1% Better Every Day

Making incremental Daily Improvement through Continuous Progress One of the most effective mindsets for focusing on long-term improvement is to aim for incremental progress on a daily basis rather...

Who Are the Top Earning Current Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes?

While pay in professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling remains relatively low compared to other professional sports, several top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners regularly compete in multiple...

Why Your BJJ Guard is Complete Trash And What To Do About It

Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ black belt from Japan who has been travelling the world, training, competing and working as a translator. ‘Masa’ is known for having a very good guard,...

Mica Galvão and Tainan Dalpra Shine at WNO 21 and Get the Finish; Check the Results

Who’s Number One 21 was held on Thursday, November 30th in Austin, Texas. The main card featured several big name  athletes competing in grappling matches. In the main event, Pedro Marinho...

Renzo Gracie Reveals Family Secret To Avoiding Getting Triangled in the Arm-in Stack Pass

The traditional beginner Gracie Jiu-Jitsu guard pass where you stack your opponent and put one hand in and one hand out and pass to the side is still being thought widely in BJJ academies. Now, many...

Managing Pre-Competition Nervousness in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Competition can be a significant source of stress for many athletes. However, it is important to remember that competition serves to help athletes evolve and continuously improve in their chosen...

The Importance of Studying in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Many individuals believe that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is simply attending classes, participating in warm-ups, and drilling techniques. While practicing techniques is an important aspect, studying the...

What Can I Do to Improve My Jiu-Jitsu Training?

There are times when performance may falter, even during training. However, as dedicated jiu-jitsu practitioners, we do not give up easily and are always willing to make necessary adjustments to...

New Adesanya? Former champion promotes Jiu-Jitsu training with emphasis on Grappling

Israel Adesanya relinquished the UFC middleweight title in September 2022, losing to Sean Strickland. Following the defeat, Adesanya elected to take an extended sabbatical from competition to rest...

Is Joe Rogan Any Good at Jiu-Jitsu? Black Belt Comments on Training: ‘He’ll Take Your Head Off’

So you may not have heard, but UFC commentator Joe Rogan is actually a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He earned his black belt way back in 2012 from Jean Jacques Machado, who is the nephew of...

Dana White On the Fence About Signing Dillon Danis to UFC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has expressed that he does not appear to favor the antics of free agent Dillon Danis. When asked about the possibility of Danis joining...

Nicholas Mendez Journey & Resiliency Through Martial Arts

Hebron, Indiana, a small town 40 miles from Chicago, is where Nicholas Mendez (Nick Mendez), a dedicated 25 year old martial artist, found his passion and calling in life.  Being raised in a tough...

Shane Gillis Made Fun of Joe Rogan: “You Can’t Tap Me. Jiu-Jitsu is G*y”; Rogan Tapped Him Out 8 Times

Joe Rogan has long been one of the most influential people in the bjj community and out of it. The 52 year old stand-up comedian, mixed martial arts color commentator, podcast host, and businessman...

John Danaher: “Gordon Ryan Knows More Than I Do About Jiu-Jitsu’

John Danaher has served as the coach and mentor to Gordon Ryan for several years, however, it appears the student may have surpassed the teacher. While all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors receive...

Top 10 Gifts To Give a Jiu-Jitsu Fighter For Christmas

  It’s about that time! Every year around this time we have family and friends come in to our academy asking what they should get their significant other for Christmas. I know this isn’t...

The True Fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu: Stop Learning “Techniques” & “Moves”

The True Fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu As a beginner it is very confusing where to start. Everybody will tell you to start with “The Fundamentals”. Yet nobody seems to be sure what these...

BJJ Training Partner On Mark Zuckerberg: “He’s Ridiculously Strong”

Khai Wu, MMA coach and BJJ training partner to Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg, recently shared his thoughts from when Zuckerberg began practicing MMA. Wu commented that he was surprised by...

The Crab Ride For BJJ Gi And No-Gi

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...

Here’s How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Makes You A Smarter Person

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...

7 Guard Recovery Fundamentals You Should Know 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...