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Author Archive: BJJEE

The Python Trap: Vagner Rocha’s Infamous Back/Strangle Combination

On the back position in Jiu-Jitsu, the famed John Danaher has this to say: No other weapon in the jiu jitsu submission arsenal offers such variation in severity of application as the back/strangle...

Nicky Ryan Taps Imanari To Become The New Polaris Featherweight Champion

Polaris 8 featured the clash of a leglock legend – Imanari with the bannerman of the new generation, young Nicky Ryan (17). Imanari stepped in for injured Ashley Williams and Nicky Ryan, who...

Out Of Control BJJ Hazing: Unconscious White Belt Abused By Teammates

Over the years we’ve reported on various hazing rituals – however this last one is truly disturbing. While there are many different promotion rituals perhaps the most famous is the...

Leglock Camp w/ Jon Calestine & Aaron Milam in Leuven, Belgium

They say that leg locks are the great equalizer in grappling. How else can a less experienced grappler submit a more experienced opponent? Do you love the leg lock game but you train at a BJJ academy...

Putting Yourself in Bad Positions: Deep Trouble Training

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Two BJJ practitioners that come to mind when it comes to deep trouble...

How To Escape & Counter the Dangerous Muay Thai Clinch

Clinch fighting is the part of stand-up fighting where the combatants are grappling in a clinch, typically using clinch holds. Clinching the opponent can be used to eliminate the...

The Best BJJ Demonstration You Will Ever See by World Champions Bia Mesquita & Leticia Ribeiro

BJJ demonstrations are often used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the martial art. The problem is that to truly appreciate the effectiveness of Jiu-Jitsu, you need to feel it yourself…....

9 Exercises That Will Make You Stronger for Grappling Sports

There are dozens of such exercises and in this article we will have a look at nine such exercises which perhaps could be the right answer to burn excess fat and more importantly build strong and lean...

Romania National Pro TRAVEL PACKAGES to Abu Dhabi Grand Slam London

It is with great pleasure that we announce the first edition of the Romania National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018 organized by the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, Daos Sport Club and Asociatia Pro BJJ....

Augusto Frota’s Triumphant Return To Competition After 12 Year Break & Neck Surgery

Returning to competition after a long break is always a tricky task. To be a successful competitor, you often need to have competition rhythm but sometimes willpower and high level technique is more...

Healing PTSD Through Jiu Jitsu Feat. Gabriel Arges at Warriors Heart

PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or...

Clark Gracie Has Close Encounter with Infamous Football Supporters ‘Grobari’ in Belgrade, Serbia

Clark Gracie is currently giving a seminar tour of Europe and he spent the weekend in Belgrade, Serbia where he conducted a highly successful seminar at Kimura BJJ Serbia which was attended by over...

Overcoming the Fear of Losing

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ So many of us have great ideas, large ambitions and day dreams that...

When is Half Guard Better then Full Guard?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Back in the day, half guard was seen as a position that was halfway to...

Marcelo Garcia Anounces Plans To Return To BJJ Competition

Marcelo Garcia is another outstanding competitor. Having won 5 world jiu jitsu tournaments and 4 times the ADCC (two of the most important tournaments in jiu jitsu), there are many who consider him...

Joao Miyao’s Advanced Guard Passing Drills

The Miyaos are known for their impassable guard but also for their elite level guard passing skills. How did they get so good at passing guard? Of course they train all day long but they also spend...

Putting Tremendous Pressure From Side Control by Carlos Farias

Why put pressure? Pressure will wear them. It tires them and forces to either take the pain or open up and make a mistake. Carlos Farias and Bernardo Faria show how to put tremendous pressure from...

How To Do The Perfect Kimura From Side Control by John Danaher

The Kimura would be known as the Reverse Ude Garami, or the Double Wrist Lock in Catch Wrestling circles. There are a lot of different names and sources to what we now know as the Kimura Lock. The...

This Bodylock Smash Pass Puts So Much Pressure That They Literally Let You Pass

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...

Things BJJ Guys Do That Drive Their Girls Nuts

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ My wife somehow always throws in her famous quote, “I miss being...

How Does Increasing Sleep Actually Boost Your Sports Performance?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Sleep Affects You More Then You Think… Everybody talks about how...

Bodycam Footage Shows ‘Wasted’ Stephan Bonnar Resisting in DUI Arrest

Last Sunday, UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with DUI and resisting arrest. Bonnar was traveling around 90 mph. Bodycam footage has emerged and shows Bonnar...

Div 1 Champ Shows How a Striker Can Stop A Wrestler’s Takedown with this Punch

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...

Flashback: When Khabib ‘Smeshed’ His Way To Winning NAGA Worlds Expert Division

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has a world class grappling background. He is a two time Combat Sambo World Champion, a freestyle wrestler and a Judo black belt, and also a BJJ white...