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Author Archive: BJJEE

Smash the Z-Guard With a Mega Sprawl & Pass

Today countless numbers of jiu jitsu practitioners around the globe are using their knee shield, frame and under hook to shield tons upon tons of opponent pressure, elevate them to sweep them,...

The Ultimate Guide To Breakfalls & Avoiding Injuries

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...

Russel Brand: ‘Life is a Struggle & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Teaches You How To Cope With the Struggle’

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is getting more and more popular among the Hollywood A list celebrities. Famous people that train or have trained in BJJ include Ashton Kutcher, Prince Jackson (son of Michael...

Bas Rutten Crunch: Legal or Illegal under IBJJF Rules?

In the late 90’s Bas Rutten was fighting Pancrace in Japan and he was famous for one move: the ‘Bas Rutten’ neck crank. It’s a simple move that consists of controling your...

BJJ World Champion Boycotts IBJJF: ‘An Unprofessional, Greedy & Unfair Organisation’

The leading federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the IBJJF which is run by Carlos Gracie Jr. is planning some major changes for all IBJJF members. IBJJF is a private for-profit company and even...

Ultimate Kettlebell Workout for Grapplers (10 Minute HIIT Circuit)

Kettlebells are a fantastic training tool for grapplers because they work pretty much every single muscle in the body – just like grappling. Why grapplers should train with Kettlebells? 1. They...

Kazushi Sakuraba Rolling with Josh Barnett Before Quintet 3

Kazushi Sakuraba, Josh Barnett, and Hideo Tokoro training together ahead of their appearances at Quintet 3. Quintet 3 is fast approaching. Perhaps the most exciting event in grappling is a unique...

Guy Pretends That The Match is Over Then Goes For A Submission

How you ever seen a ghost? Last weekend at the Pan championships, we saw a ghost. Atos black belt Mike Perez used a Ghosting strategy when they pretended that the match had been interrupted or...

Who Holds the Wrestling Advantage, Brock or Cormier?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. It’s a clash of heavyweights when Brock Lesnar and Daniel Cormier step...

Roberto Cyborg Teaches His ‘Cyplex’ aka Suplex

Suplex in Wrestling is Ura nage in Japanese terminology, meaning the rear throw. It is one of the original 40 throws of judo developed by Jigoro Kano. It’s classified as a rear sacrifice technique....

The Butcher Shop Choke by Neil Melanson Will Terrify Your Training Partners

The cradle is a basic technique in amateur wrestling. Its name refers to the move’s similarity to the way a person holds an infant in their arms. The wrestler performs the cradle by grabbing...

Unstoppable Back Mount Escape with Game Changing Detail

Having an opponent on your back is one of the most dangerous positions in all of Grappling. For many people this represents the final moments before being your opponent submitting you. The position...

All Belt Levels Will Need To Pay Yearly Membership Fee To Compete in IBJJF Tournaments

The leading federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the IBJJF which is run by Carlos Gracie Jr. is planning some major changes for all IBJJF members. IBJJF is a private for-profit company and even...

Gordon Ryan Clarifies The Latest IBJJF Leg Reaping Rules

IBJJF rules are confusing for competitors for the simple fact that the rule book doesn’t cover all the rules. If you want to know the complete rules, you need to attend a paying rules course...

Gordon Ryan Wins Double Gold at IBJJF No Gi Pan & Issues Message To Haters

Gordon Ryan’s gi voyage has long been under a magnifying glass. Former EBI champ and ADCC champion has announced a gi transition almost a year ago and we have yet to see him compete. HE...

BJ Penn On Ryan Hall Match Up: ‘I Recently Learned The Berimbolo & I Don’t Even Know The 50/50 Guard’

Ryan Hall And BJ Penn is a go. The jiu jitsu aces will square off in the UFC Octagon at UFC 232. UFC 232 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that...

Escape The Side Control With ‘The Steamroller’ from Eduardo Telles

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...

In Germany You Can Pay €999 To become a BJJ Blue Belt in a Six Weekend Long Course

For a beginner, the BJJ blue belt is a big deal in the martial art/sport as it’s the first coloured belt in the long journey that makes up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For long term practitioners, the blue...

Switching Sides on A Choke To Add Extra Leverage- Kurt Osiander

The awesome Kurt Osiander first shows a basic cross collar choke from side control. He then shows what to do when the opponent defends it. Kurt applies a powerful choke when he changes sides to add...

This Bodylock Pass Straight To Mount is The Perfect Solution Against Leglockers

If you’ve been following the pro BJJ scene, you may have noticed the Miyao brothers having incredible success with a certain type of pass: The bodylock pass which is also known as the double...

Instructor Accidentally Chokes Out Female Student & They Both Laugh About it

Fight to Win Pro founder and BJJ black belt Seth Daniels has been traveling the country tirelessly for the past few years putting on one of the most exciting shows in grappling. Often times, taking...

Eddie Cummings Confirms He Has Left Team Renzo Gracie to Join Unity Jiu-Jitsu

Eddie Wolverine has had a tumultuous year. After a rumored conflict with John Danaher, Wolverine has moved camps several sources say. Back in February John Danaher shared why Eddie Wolverine and Jon...

You Need To Include the Hip Heist in Your Half Guard Game

ADCC and UFC veteran Tom DeBlass has a way of cutting through the crap and telling it like it is. His no-nonsense approach to BJJ and life make him a hugely popular presence on social media. With his...

Is Zabit Magomedsharipov The Most Well Rounded Martial Artist in the UFC?

What happens when you mix Wushu, Sanda, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? You get a an exciting fighter Zabit Magomedsharipov. Zabit grew up in Dagestan and started his combat sports journey with...