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Author Archive: BJJEE

A Blow By Blow Account Of The Rickson Gracie vs Yoji Anjo Closed Door Fight

Japanese pro wrestling superstar Nobuhiko Takada had been calling out the legendary Brazilian fighter Rickson Gracie, who did not even acknowledge him. Yoji Anjo, a famous pro-wrestler back in Japan,...

Escape Side Control Using the High and Low Road

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...

BJJ Instructor from Brazil Was Arrested in China & Family is Without News for 40 days

A Jiu-Jitsu instructor, Thiago Reis has been imprisoned in China and has had no contact with his family since May 16th, according to a report by his girlfriend, Bruna Caruso, on social media. The BJJ...

Georges St Pierre On BJJ Training Trip in Puerto Rico with Gordon Ryan & Gary Tonon

Former UFC Welterweight and Middleweight Champion George St.Pierre retired 2 years ago with a record which stands at 26-2 with the two losses being to Matt Serra and Matt Hughes over a decade ago....

Do You Really Need to Compete to Get Your BJJ Black Belt?

Two comparable questions many instructors get asked are: “Should I compete in BJJ?” and also “Do I have to compete to get to black belt level?” The brilliant BJJ instructor...

Travis Stevens- How I Mentally Prepare for Judo/BJJ Competitions

Competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t as simple as just „going out there“ and „giving your best“. Sure, it’s important to enjoy the experience and have fun; but if you want to create...

How To Defend Against The Infamous Buggy Choke

Buggy choke has turned quite a few eyebrows since videos of it first surfaced a few years ago. Tony Pacenski who is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Medeiros (BJJ Revolution Team). He runs his...

Before He Started Training BJJ, Chael Sonnen Had Self-Promoted Himself to Black Belt

Through the years many cases of self promoted jiu jiteiros were outed. While some excused themselves saying it was japanese jiu jitsu, a discipline they made out some outright owned it. Chael Sonnen...

How To Face Your BJJ Competition Fears & Let Them Fuel You

Written by Guillaume ‘Gile’ Huni, 2nd degree bjj black belt, instructor at Kimura BJJ Serbia. BJJ competitions are always nerve wracking. It’s no wonder that a lot of BJJ players...

BJJ Blue Belt Blast Double Legs Aggressive Man Who Bumped Him in the Street

It goes without saying that your goal should always be to not get involved in any sort of a street fight. It’s best to just deescalate the situation by talking with the other side; or, if that...

Rener Gracie: “No one I’ve ever rolled with (from UFC fighters to world champ bjj players) can submit me like Ryron Gracie can. Not even close.”

Rener Gracie recently had a Q&A with fans on reddit. He addressed his Jiu-Jitsu rivalry with his older brother Ryron, sparring mentility, controversies in the Gracie family, his favorite...

Robert Drysdale on BJJ Competition Training: “If you get swept in training, you should pop right back up the same way you would do in competition. Don’t be lazy…”

Everybody starts their BJJ journey for different reasons, and competing is usually one of them. With so much information out there and so many different strategies to choose from, early competitors...

Travis Stevens Details How He Cuts Weight For BJJ/ Judo Tournaments

They say the first and most important battle for each and every fighter is the one with the scale. Martial arts and combat sports competitors are notorious with their extreme weight cutting which...

Imagine Never Getting Tired on the Mat? This Kettlebell Circuit Improves Grappling Endurance

“They say that strength doesn’t count, but it does. Maybe it wouldn’t make a difference if the opponent didn’t know anything. If the opponent knows something, then strength starts to...

Knee Tape Trick For ACL Protection While Rolling in BJJ

An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament can be a debilitating musculoskeletal injury to the knee, that happens quite often in grappling arts such as BJJ. Non-contact tears and ruptures are the...

Watch The Awesome No Gi Rolling Session Between Rafael Mendes and Jake Shields

    Watch the black belt Jiu Jitsu World Champion Rafa Mendes training with the black belt UFC fighter Jake Shields.

Knockout Game: Vitor ‘Shaolin’ Ribeiro Gives Advice On How To Stay Safe

Knockout, also known as the knockout game and knockout king, is a violent activity played by sucker punching an unsuspecting bystander with the objective of knocking that individual unconscious in a...

3 Common Brazilian Jujitsu Injuries & Tips to Recover From Them

There are many advantages to taking part in Brazilian Jujitsu — discipline, fitness, and friendship are just a few,  However, one of the biggest downsides of the sport is how easy it is to get...

Sean Strickland Responds to Orlando Sanchez, Blasts Grappling Fans: ‘I’d Smack You in the Face’

If you’ve been training BJJ for a while, you know how things can sometimes get heated during training. Stuff can turn emotional, even physical. Such was the case when the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...

17 yr old Micael Galvao Wins GP Submitting 3 Black Belts & Wins $15,000 Prize

Last Saturday the young BJJ phenomenon Micael Galvão participated and won the middleweight GP organized by Third Coast Grappling. In a bracket with 7 black belts, the brown belt, who now trains...

Dream Camp with Buchecha, Leandro Lo, Preguica in Swiss Alps

This amazing camp with 3 of the biggest BJJ stars is going to blow you away! Imagine learning and training with Leandro Lo, Marcus Buchecha, and Felipe Pena? The Swiss Alps Camp is the brainchild...

Robert Drysdale Responds to Gordon Ryan & Mo Jassim’s Fixed ADCC Match Allegations

Former ADCC champion Robert Drysdale recently made an interesting video where he named the most successful teams in Jiu-Jitsu. He named Gracie Barra, Alliance and Atos. This provoked a reaction from...

(Video) Rickson Gracie Rolling With 50 People For 25 Minutes At A Seminar In Chicago

Rickson Gracie is a mythical figure in Jiu-Jitsu. Jean Jacques Machado speaks on years of experience training with Rickson Gracie. He was Rickson Gracie’s student from back in the days, from the...

Differences in Rickson Gracie & Wim Hof Breathing Methods

Breathing for BJJ? You’re at the last 5 minutes of training, you’re rolling with a stronger, heavier yet lower belt. You are already at the end of you capacities, breathing hard and trying to...