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Author Archive: BJJEE

Whatever You Do, Don’t Ever Ask Your Instructor About Getting Promoted

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, belt promotions are reasons for joy and pride for those who are promoted to the next belt, but they can also be a reason for sadness and frustration for those who are not...

5 Tips To Make Side Control Your Most Dominant Position In Jiu-Jitsu

The side control position is undoubtedly one of the best attack and submission positions in Jiu Jitsu. When you reach this position, you have certainly managed to gain a huge advantage because, most...

The Difference Between Rickson & Helio Gracie’s Style of Jiu-Jitsu

Kron Gracie, the son of Rickson Gracie talks about the difference between the styles of Jiu-Jitsu of his grandfather, Helio Gracie and his father Rickson Gracie. For Kron, Helio Gracie should be...

The Gracie Challenge That Went Horribly Wrong: Robin Gracie & Damien Riccio

Back in 2003, Robin Gracie, the youngest of Helio Gracie’s sons, who runs Gracie Barcelona was conducting a seminar in Perpignan, France. Perpignan is about 1h30 drive away from Barcelona....

Female BJJ Blue Belt Takes on Sumo Wrestler

This match was between sumo wrestler Kelly “Man of Fat Steel” Gneiting and a BJJ girl who only weighs 100 pounds. However, this special match was all part of a touring show called Sumo...

Nicky Rodriguez Shares His Training, Weights, and Nutrition Routine That Makes Him So Dominant

ADCC silver medalist Nick Rodriguez has taken the grappling world by storm. The division III wrestler only took up BJJ training 2 1/2 years ago, and in a record time reached the impressive silver...

UFC Cuts Ties with German Fighter Due to Neo-Nazi Past Despite Him Turning His Life Around For The Better

The UFC has just announced that they has released German fighter Timo Feucht according to MMA Fighting, after they discovered Feucht’s alleged past ties to a Neo-Nazi group. The UFC also rescinded...

How To Put 100% Commitment in Your Throws & Takedown

Guest post by Neil Adams MBE, an English judoka who won numerous Olympic and World Championship medals in judo representing Great Britain. Adams was the first British male to win a World title, and...

Bonehead’s Guide For How To Get Injured in Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Vladimir Popovic, black belt judo, black belt belt bjj, master degree in sport science and exercise. Strength and condition coach, specialty – martial arts. Of course, this is satiric...

Helio Gracie Sets Record Straight: ‘Maeda Was Teaching us Jiu-Jitsu, Not Judo’

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has its roots in the Gracie family, but the Gracies learned from Mitsuyo Maeda. He was doing Vale Tudo challenge matches around the world before the Gracies had been taught...

Top 5 Head Kick KO’s In MMA History

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

3 Wrestling Concepts All Beginners Should Know

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Here’s How To Perfect Your Pull-Ups

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

5 Takedowns You Need In Your MMA Game

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

5 Essential Vegetarian Diet Facts For Grapplers To Consider

When it comes to making a diet plan, especially if you’re an athlete, it’s important to take a creative and dynamic approach. This involves weighing your diet plans in terms of both short term...

EVER WONDER: Why Do Wrestlers Leave Their Shoes On The Mat?

When watching a high level wrestling match you may come across a curious tradition where a wrestler, after a match, takes off their shoes and leave on the mat. It is a tradition in reference to a...

Renzo Gracie: How to Finish a Triangle Choke on a Much Larger Opponent

Think of a 150 kgs powerlifter with a short neck and arms who is trying to pass your guard…How would you finish a triangle on such an opponent? Renzo Gracie gives some great advice and details...

What To Expect in Your First Ever Jiu-Jitsu Training Session

Written By Guillaume (Gile) Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Belgrade, Serbia.   Learning Jiu-Jitsu, is like learning how to swim. Aim to improve 1% per...

(Video) Eddie Bravo Rolling with His Instructor Jean Jacques Machado

Eddie Bravo rolling with his instructor Jean Jacques Machado, part of the preparation for Metamoris 3 vs Royler Gracie. Bravo had a highly anticipated rematch against Royler Gracie on March 29, 2014...

Surfer Brah Paddles into Surf Competition; Gets Greeted By Jiu-Jitsu Beach Enforcer

The only guys that make it through are the guys that make it through are the guys that have a complete control of their ego where they tap out in the beginning, all the time, you’re always...

5 Things To Learn From Wrestlers (Besides Takedowns)

Photo: Marko Stupar “BJJ Players Will Never Reach Their Full Potential Unless They Cross Train In Other Grappling Arts.” John Danaher Grappling is big family which includes Judo, Sambo,...

‘That Could Have Been Me’: Are You Secretly Jealous of your Teammate’s Success?

The World Pro has just ended this past weekend and many new champions and repeat champions alike have already returned to their respective gyms. Upon arrival and via Social Media these champions, who...

The Lowdown On Protein In A Grappler’s Diet

Written by Reid Reale BHlthSc(Hons), MDiet – Sports Dietitian and BJJ black belt combatsportsnutrition.com. Reid works with many of the best judo, boxing, taekwondo and wrestling athletes in...

Rener Gracie On The Best Strategy Against Multiple Attackers

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been proven to be an effective self dense system, however many of its detractors bring up the case of multiple attackers. In reality, there is no perfect martial art against...