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Author Archive: BJJEE

John Danaher On How To Use Jiu Jitsu Language To Help Further Your Development

Written by Max De Michelis, BJJ Black Belt and instructor at Rio Grappling Club Massa in Italy. Check out my youtube channel and my blog . Learning BJJ is a process which requires to remember a...

John Danaher On The Reason That Conor McGregor Always Has Supreme Confidence

“When I step in there, I am going to shock the whole god damn world, trust me on that!” -Conor McGregor Love him or hate, you cannot deny that Conor McGregor is supremely confident. Believe the...

John Danaher On The London Real Show

John Danaher is widely regarded as one of the most important Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches of his generation. He was recently featured on the uber popular London Real show/podcast which has close to 2...

How To Do Roberto Cyborgs’s Knee On Neck Choke

  The knee on neck/throat choke is a controversial choke in BJJ as you are basically putting your knee on your opponent’s neck which can seem quite brutal. Nevertheless, it is a very...

3 Fixes for Sore Fingers In BJJ

  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...

The Most Important Thing For Getting Your BJJ Black Belt

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia   Why does it take so many years (for the average practitioner) to get a black belt? This is quite...

Tom DeBlass: My 5 Tips For White Belts

Tom DeBlass is a prominent member of the grappling community. The experienced black belt, former MMA fighter and respectable coach earned his bjj black belt under Ricardo Almeida. Tom has told...

Rolls, Rickson, or Roger Gracie – Who Was The Best?

It is widely believed by the Jiu-Jitsu community that cousins Rolls and Rickson Gracie were the top fighters of the Gracie family at different time periods. Rolls Gracie for the 70’s and Rickson...

BJJEE Podcast #2- Travis Stevens on Why BJJ Students Don’t Progress as Much as they Could, Training Under Danaher & More

In the second episode of the BJJEE Podcast, Travis Stevens – 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist in Judo and BJJ Black Belt under John Danaher (a feat he accomplished after just 18 months of training...

JT “Spiderman” Torres: “I Don’t Show Too Much Respect To My Opponent’s. If You Let Yourself Be Impressed By Them, You Can Lose The Fight.”

He is one of today’s most exciting lightweight grapplers – an athlete whose technique finesse and entertaining style have brought him to becoming a number one not just for many fans of the gentle...

How Jiu-Jitsu Can Help Cure Social Anxiety

I recently read an article on Social Anxiety and Jiu-jitsu on jiujitsutimes.com. Social anxiety is a very wide term that can cover a vast range of things from fears about fitting in up to some very...

Can Jiu-Jitsu be Considered your Religion?

Written by Mario “Marius” Puccioni, black belt in BJJ and founder of one of the first teams operating in Italy, Centurion Jiu Jitsu, based in Florence. he runs a popular blog about BJJ...

Caio Terra: ‘You Cannot Learn Jiu-Jitsu by Yourself. You Need Someone to Guide You’

Fightinglifestyleuae.com caught up with 9 time world champion Caio Terra during his visit to Pride Fitness Centre and SAS team in Dubai UAE for a one week training program. During this time we caught...

Lucas Lepri’s Advice For Struggling Blue Belts

When you are a BJJ blue belt, you have reached a respectable level where you are no longer a total beginner but you are somewhat in a strange place. The blue belt is usually the belt level where you...

The Most Effective Mount Escape That They Don’t Teach You

Written by Belgian BJJ black belt Wim Deputter, head instructor at Brasa Team Belgium. Remember every time you are stuck in the mount and you can’t escape for dear life? You are being smashed...

What BJJ Kids Can Teach Us About Racial & Cultural Tolerance

Guest post by Ivan Bozovic, a Serbian-American BJJ black belt who teaches at his academy in Keller, Texas:  AllAmerican BJJ Academy .    No matter your race, religion or sex….we are All...

Jean Jacques Machado: ‘The Belt Cannot Be the Goal’

Jean Jacques Machado shares his philosophy of Jiu Jitsu. What’s more important than belt ranks, and how obstacles can be a motivation to become better… because in Jiu Jitsu, you will...

How Grapplers Can Strengthen Their Lower Backs & Never Have Problems Again

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, MMA coach and undefeated...

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...

Drinking Alcohol & Jiu-Jitsu: Can They Go Together?

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia By Stephen McGee. Everyone in life parties. Everyone goes through a party phase in their life. No...

Special Unarmed Jiu-Jitsu Police Unit Deals With Rioters in Brazil

Sao Paulo police deploys unarmed jiu-jitsu squad for protests. Source: Reuters The Football World Cup which was held in Brazil in 2014 was a huge cause for unrest by Brazilians as they wanted to see...

This One Punch Can Stop A Wrestler’s Takedown

Lets start by saying that wrestlers are the hardest opponents to deal with. They have explosion, strength and body control like nobody. They can keep the fight standing or take it to the ground. Many...

Braulio Estima’s Game Changing Adjustment to the Americana Lock Makes it More Powerful

The Ude Garami aka the ‘Americana’ is probably the first submission you will learn in a Jiu-Jitsu class. It’s very basic and very powerful. If you have been training a long time,...

5 Ways You Can Prevent Joint Pain While Exercising

Working out is vital to one’s health, but it can be a difficult practice for one to keep up with consistently if they suffer from joint pain. Joint pain in many cases can be excessive and...