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Author Archive: BJJEE

Travis Stevens:’If You Did Judo with Me, We Probably Wouldn’t be Friends. If We Did BJJ, We Would Be.’

Judo and BJJ: Similar Jacket, different rules and mentality. Judo training will vastly improve your Jiu-Jitsu and vice versa. However, both sports have their own set of rules and have different goals...

Nicky Rod Says They ‘Cut The Poison Out’ When Creating B-Team, Wants to Compete Against Gordon Ryan

After John Danaher announced that the notorious Danaher Death Squad (DDS) – comprised out of athletes such as Gordon Ryan, Garry Tonon, Craig Jones, Nick Rodriguez, Nicky Ryan – was breaking up,...

Buchecha: “A Real Fighter Needs to Fight Gi, No-Gi & Test Himself in MMA”

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida’s long-awaited mixed martial arts debut is just around the corner. He will step into the octagon for the first time on September 24 at the “ONE: Revolution” event,...

Small Changes That Will Improve Your Omoplata with Tom DeBlass

Getting submissions from Closed Guard without gi can be difficult. Since everything is slippery and the grip we usually enjoy in the Gi is missing, our choice becomes different. This does not mean...

Marcelo Garcia’s Simple & Easy Closed Guard System That Will Get You More Wins

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

Rickson Gracie’s Closed Guard Cross Collar Choke Secrets Shared by Henry Akins

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

Finish More People Using the Omoplata with Tom DeBlass

The Omoplata position is very strong, but have you are actually submitting anybody with the Omoplata? Omoplata is one of the most famous and powerful submission attacks in BJJ and submission...

‘Experienced Boxer’ Doubts Jiu-Jitsu Would Work on Him, Challenges Instructor

Challenges have always been trademark events in the world of martial arts – because how else can you know something works better than something else unless you test it? A European guy showed up at...

Female BJJ Fighter Defeated a Male Muay Thai Fighter in Underground MMA Bout

This is just how powerful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA truly are. In this match back in the early 200’s from the legendary Vale Tudo organization Rio Heroes we see a Man vs. Woman in a challenge...

Sandbagging Anyone? Grappling Industries to Crack Down on Sandbaggers at their Competitions

Sandbagging is a term used in martial arts to denote a practitioner who competes at a skill-bracket deemed less rigorous than their actual level of competitive ability. The term is adopted similarly...

Dillon Danis Issue Statement Following Arrest in front of New Jersey Bar

Dillon Danis is one of the most polarizing figures in grappling and mixed martial arts. A black belt under Marcelo Garcia and Bellator athlete, Danis hasn’t been featured in the news lately for...

These Negative Energy Foods Will Help You Lose Weight

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...

Chatri Sityodtong Promoted To BJJ Brown Belt

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...

Gracie Family Has Mixed Results at Bellator 266

Neiman Gracie, a part of the fourth generation of the famous BJJ family, featured in the co-main event at Bellator 266 last Saturday. Neiman is a son of Carla Gracie and a nephew to Renzo Gracie. He...

This Helicopter Tarikoplata From Turtle is so Easy That Even Kids Will Do it

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is limitless. It is constantly evolving and with the internet, new techniques are readily available to even the newest white belts. This makes the sport of BJJ evolve even faster...

Nick Diaz Teaches Unexpected Cartwheel Guard Pass To Triangle

Nick Diaz will return to the octagon after a six year hiatus, on September 25 at UFC 266. He will face Robbie Lawler; an old foe, whom he first faced against at UFC 47 – 17 years ago, and defeated...

“The Gentle Art Of Travel”: Filmmaker Followed 12 BJJ Globetrotters Camps For one full year

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Globetrottersoffer a de-centralized alternative to the traditional affiliation system of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They have a fundamental emphasis on promoting a non-political...

The Colorized & Remastered Kimura – Hélio Gracie Challenge Match Gives a Different Perspective On The Event

Among many tales that are at the root of brazilian jiu-jitsu there’s perhaps no challenge more famous than Helio Gracie against Masahiko Kimura. In a 1994 interview with Yoshinori Nishi, Helio...

How To Escape the Dreaded Mounted Guillotine

When you go for a double leg takedown in grappling match, you will always have the threat of the guillotine that is waiting for you…. You might fall in the opponent’s guard and be defending...

Never Make This Mistake When Playing Guard in BJJ

Starting a demanding sport like Brazilian jiu-jitsu is very difficult. Regardless of talent, most of us have been guilty of making some of these mistakes, some even repeatedly! This is why BJJ black...

The Most Painful Submissions in BJJ According to Jocko Willink & Dean Lister

Heel hooks, calf slicers, and neck cranks are all deemed dangerous submissions and prohibited from competition by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), a non-profit that hosts...

Why Do BJJ Fighters Train In A Gi?

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...

UFC Headliner Says Former NBA player with Wrestling Background “Whooped’ Him in Training

Former UFC light heavyweight challenger Anthony Smith will fight Ryan Spann in the UFC Vegas 37 Main Event. A convincing win for Spann would make him a challenger for the title. In the fight week,...

ONE Championship Chairman Chatri Sityodtong Promoted To Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Chatri Sityodtong, an entrepreneur and a martial artist, best known as the Founder & Chairman of one of the biggest MMA organization’s in the world ONE Championship (ONE) has been promoted...