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Author Archive: BJJEE

Avoid Getting Leglocked in Z Guard with Tom DeBlass

Everybody knows that Tom Deblass’ favorite position is the half guard and it’s also where most of his attacks start from. The half guard is a position that deBlass has been using since his...

Belfort Responds to Jon Jones’ Grappling Match Request

Vitor Belfort has been in the news a lot lately. Mostly due to the fact “The Phenom” is set to retire after a long and fruitful career in the UFC. While Belfort left his gloves on the mat...

How Would A Bout Between Wiz Khalifa & Vitor Belfort Look Like?

American rapper, songwriter, and actor Wiz Khalifa is one of the most popular rap artists in the world having had a number 1 hit with the hit song “See You Again” which peaked at number one on...

Lucas Leite On His Secret For Beating Bigger & Heavier Opponents

Lucas Leite is a multi-time world champion with first place finishes at the Gi, Nogi, and Grapplers Quest world championships. Leite started training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu when he was 12 years old...

2 Principles To Stop & Smash ALL ‘New School’ Guards

You know the feeling… You come to BJJ class and the more athletic and flexible guys are making fools of everyone. They turn upside down and no one can pass their guards. Or they do the Berimbolo...

How Do You Know if Your Mouthguard is Clean?

Regardless of the art, most martial arts have one piece of equipment in common – the mouthguard. Over the last twelve years I have trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga, Muay Thai and Karate....

Confessions Of A Guard Player: Guard Players Hate These 4 Moves

Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ brown belt from Japan who has been travelling the world, training, competing and working as a translator. ‘Masa’ is known for having a very good guard,...

How To Heelhook Proof Your Knees

Photo: Rafael Domingos at EBI. Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. How to...

3 Game Changing Half Guard Tips from Tom DeBlass

It’s no secret that Tom Deblass’ favorite position is the half guard. It’s a position he has been using since he was a blue belt nearly 15 years ago. Since then he has been refining...

Renzo Shows A Simple Escape To The Infamous ‘Bas Rutten Neck Crank’

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 conyroling your...

Old Church Was Converted Into BJJ Academy

BJJ academies are sometimes found in unique locations. There are some that are converted warehouses, restaurants, nightclubs and now believe it or not, even a church! BJJ world champion Bernardo...

Tag Team Grappling is Now A Thing & it’s Surprisingly Entertaining

Let’s face it, grappling matches especially submission only ones are not always spectator friendly. Even for practitioners some matches are just plain boring, can you imagine how it feels for...

Kimura For Cops by Brian “The Jiu-Jitsu Cop”

The potential for jiu jitsu to enable police officers to be better at their job is enormous. We often observe videos like trips and perfect stand up technique enabling men in nasty situations to...

One Handed Kimura Lock That They Will Never See Coming

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...

Rose Namajunas: ‘I Would Like To Test My Jiu-Jitsu with Mackenzie Dern’

UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas was recently on the UFC unfiltered podcast where she was asked about what she thought about mackenzie Dern’s performance and her missing weight...

White Belt Cop Attempts To Armbar Woman; She Counters with a Reversal

The potential for jiu jitsu to enable police officers to be better at their job is enormous. We often observe videos like trips and perfect stand up technique enabling men in nasty situations to...

6 Ways to Boost Testosterone Levels Naturally for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

© Piotr Pędziszewski/PitBullWestCoast https://www.facebook.com/PitBullWestCoast https://www.facebook.com/piotrpedziszewskiphotography Nowadays, the topic of increasing testosterone levels has...

Squeeze the Juice Out: Tap Them With a Body-Lock Triangle

Many of us will get to to our training partner’s back and immediately focus on securing a choke or armbar. There is an easier option that many forget: The body triangle submission. Yes,...

Demian Maia’s Superior Wrestling Takedowns

UFC Welterweight Demian Maia has arguably some of the best wrestling in the UFC. He has taken down some of the best wrestlers in the UFC like Chael Sonnen, Jon Fitch (numerous times), Rick Story and...

10 Bodyweight Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling Workouts

Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes occasionally in...

Big John McCarthy: Rorion Gracie Did Not Come Up with The Idea for the UFC

Most of us will have heard the story that Rorion Gracie came up with idea and co-founded the UFC way back in 1993 in order to introduce the general public to jiu-jitsu. His younger brother Royce...

People Will Forget Champions; Building A Successful Team is More Important

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv. “The medals don’t mean anything and the glory doesn’t last. It’s...

BJJ’s Dilemna: Conserving The Art vs Spreading The Art

Guest post from Thomas Nadelhoffer the Grumpy Grappler, an Associate Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience at College of Charleston (SC). When he’s not enjoying time with his...

7 Warning Signs Your Self Defence Training Is Useless

Guest post by Andrew Holland to BJJEE. Check out Andrew’s great website theselfdefenceexpert.com You go to a self-defence school or club and for years, you train as your are told. So when you...