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Author Archive: BJJEE

Jocko Willink On Overcoming Frustrations When Starting Jiu Jitsu

Jiu-jitsu is an inherently hard activity. When starting out, you go to a school and start learning to grapple in a room full of complete strangers. For many people, in the beginning, this is an...

Coronavirus Outbreak: ADCC Mongolia Cancelled As Death Toll Exceeds 100

The organizers of the grappling tournament ADCC Mongolia which was set to be held next weekend have just announced that they are cancelling the event which has been running for the past 6 years. The...

Relson Gracie Black Belt Addresses The Arrest of Relson Gracie on Drug Charges

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu red belt Relson Gracie was arrested at dawn on Saturday (25) when transporting skunk and marijuana derivatives on the Presidente Dutra Highway, which connects Rio de Janeiro and...

How To Increase Flexibility & Make Your Guard Impassable

Most BJJ players tend to focus mainly on strength and conditioning rather than flexibility. Flexibility is so important in Jiu-Jitsu because it really makes all the vast number of techniques much...

Cross-Training Over Loyalty – Maximize Your Training!

  Guest post by Darec Mc Daniel So, just the other day some of my students and I attended a workshop/seminar, that I’d like to talk about for a bit. As is the usual, the instructor...

What To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Training BUT You Have A Competition Approaching

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. For serious competitors: Everyday will not be a great day or even a good day. Your love of Jiu Jitsu has to give you the strength to find a way...

Should You Be Giving Training Partners Unsolicited Advice?

Sharing knowledge, advice and technical details is certainly one of the things that helps everyone along the way. However, that being said, giving advice is not always the best of things, even though...

Coral Belts Royler Gracie & Pedro Sauer in Epic Training Session

  A rolling session happened, between coral belts and friends Royler Gracie and Pedro Sauer, a few years ago in Brazil at the Gracie Humaita Academy. These are two of the most respected...

10 Tips for Surviving your first BJJ Class

Are you up for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If yes, then this post is for you. You must know some common spikes before you start your journey in a BJJ class. The first time is always challenging to break...

Jiu-Jitsu Red Belt Relson Gracie Arrested on Drug Charges

Known name of the Gracie family, Relson Gracie was arrested at dawn on Saturday (25) when transporting skunk and marijuana derivatives on the Presidente Dutra Highway, which connects Rio de Janeiro...

Retired Master 2 Athlete Roger Gracie Rolling With Felipe Pena

Roger Gracie retired from Jiu-Jitsu competition 2 years ago as the greatest of all time, having been a 10X world champion and defeating Marcus Buchecha Almeida by submission in an epic superfight....

Vadim Kolganov: ‘Sambo Less Complex & More Direct Than BJJ’

  Sambo is a Russian martial art and combat sport. The word “SAMBO” is an acronym for SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya, which literally translates as “self-defense without weapons”. Sambo is...

One Of The Only 2 Female Black Belts in Gracie Family Teaches an Easy Sweep From Closed Guard

Deborah Gracie Stambowsky is a BJJ black belt under her father Márcio Stambowsky, and interestingly she is one of only two women in the Gracie family to be a black belt in BJJ. Kyra Gracie was...

Ben Askren Voices Opinion on Father Arrested After Tackling His Son’s Opponent at a Wrestling Match

Earlier the week, a father of a high school wrestler, rushed and tackled his son’s wrestling opponent in a high school wrestling match. The father, Barry Lee Jones, was then arrested and...

52 Year Old Renzo Gracie Looking Sharp Rolling With BJJEE’s Editor Gile Huni

BJJ’s most loved figure Renzo Gracie was in Zurich, Switzerland at the Frota Academy where he held a fantastic seminar. Renzo showed the students a fantastic array of techniques and told countless...

Drill To Win: Science Backs Up Effectiveness of Drilling for Jiu-Jitsu

Written by Andrew “Major” Johnson, BJJ black belt -Andrew trains under Joshua “Foca” Miller at Gracie Barra Lexington, SC. According to science, you should stop reading this, and just go...

Krav Maga Instructor Brags Online About Winning a BJJ Match in Masters White Belt Division

In a tournament in Poland, Wojciech Cieślak, a Krav Maga Master was competing. Nothing special, but he was signed to the MASTERS WHITE BELT category. He won his first fight by anaconda choke (a...

Mind Blowing Guard Pass to Use Against Flexible Guards

We all have that training partner that is really flexible and whenever you roll with them, you spend a long time trying to solve the riddle of their guard… Sometimes the best way to know how to...

Footage Emerges of Ashton Kutcher Rolling with Craig Jones

Ashton Kutcher came back in BJJ news late last year when he was promoted to brown belt by his long time instructor Rigan Machado. Kutcher has been training more or less regularly for the past 5 years...

Top BJJ Masters Give Great Advice on Making the Most of your Training

When people start to dedicate themselves to a new profession, studies, day to day activities or sport, they automatically imagine themselves on the day they are going to reach the top level in it. In...

Demian Maia Remembers Epic Victory over Jacare: ‘I Had No Strategy’

    Demian Maia remembers his epic victory in 2005, as he overcame one of the all time greatest fighters in Jiu-Jitsu and snatched the gold in the World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Olympic...

Galvao: ‘Until We Change Rules, BJJ Will Never be on TV. Athletes Will Never Be Well Paid’

Even the most enthusiastic fan of Jiu-Jitsu sometimes will find a match boring. The reason is the lack of action. Even worse, many times, it is purposeful. Athletes use of “comfortable”...

What To Do When A New Black Belt Wants to Leave & Start Their Own Team

  When we form and promote a black belt, the excitement is great. These are special moments in the life of every instructor. The long-awaited black belt goes on the waist of a promoted...

Hard Times: When to Expel a Student from a BJJ Academy

  The life of a Jiu-Jitsu instructor has many ups and downs,just like in all professions. Being the leader of a team and to guide a group of fighters sometimes will put you on tough situations,...