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Author Archive: BJJEE

The Secret On How to Avoid Cauliflower Ear – Coach Firas Zahabi

To some jiujiteiros having “cauliflower ear,” or in more scientific terms, a perichondrial hematoma, can be a badge of honor, but to others it can be their worst nightmare. Here are a few tips to...

Rickson Gracie On Why He Teaches Weapons Defenses To Everyday People & BJJ Practitioners

There was a time when Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was actually trained for self defense. There were no tournament or title aspirations, there was simply a desire to learn and be able to defend oneself. Fast...

This Bodylock Pass Straight To Mount is The Perfect Solution Against Leglockers

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...

In Germany You Can Pay €999 To become a BJJ Blue Belt in a Six Weekend Long Course

For a beginner, the BJJ blue belt is a big deal in the martial art/sport as it’s the first coloured belt in the long journey that makes up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For long term practitioners, the blue...

Is 10th Planet BJJ Considered a Separate Branch of BJJ?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Rewind about 10 – 15 years ago and there was a lot of bad talk about...

Gordon Ryan To Face Rodolfo Vieira in Grappling Match in December

Looks like the ‘King’ Gordon Ryan will be very busy this year. A few days after he announced his grappling superfight with the infamous Rousimar Palhares in October at world Jiu-Jitsu...

Powerlifter Promoted to BJJ Brown in 2.5 Years

Jimmy House gets promoted to brown belt in BJJ after just 2,5 years of training. He does have a background in powerlifting and wrestling. 2 years ago he came up on our radar when he competed as a...

One Simple Exercise To Improve Posture and Decrease Injuries For BJJ

This technique is one that can be performed anywhere. Its simple, quick, and if done correctly can help balance out the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back to improve posture and muscle...

How Training With Heavyweights Will Benefit Your Jiu-Jitsu

“If you are not comfortable fighting someone 50 pounds heavier than you, there is something wrong with your Jiu Jitsu. – Rickson Gracie   Written by Jason Bright for BJJEE Rener...

Here’s How To Build A Game Plan For Your First BJJ Competition

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

The Best Ways to Plan Nutrition for Combat Athletes

Nutrition for combat athletes can be challenging to plan. Today, we’ll make a simple, step-by-step nutrition plan for you to get started! Combat athletes go through one of the most rigorous...

Rickson Gracie’s Alpha Teaching Style: Why Does He Embarrass Students?

“What I dont like about Rickson is his teaching style. He embarrasses people by putting them on the spot and many times even gets frustrated. He even changes his level of difficulty and adds...

The Moment Of Truth: Athletic Guy Stuffs French Cop’s Poor Double Leg Attempt

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...

Catch Them with The Hidden Collar Gi Guillotine by Vinicius “Draculino”

The Guillotine choke is an extremely popular submission in both Gi and NoGi.  It is one of the first submissions many people learn and one of the most effective.  There are a multitude of...

BJJ Black Belt Demonstrates How Realistic John Wick’s Grappling Skills Really Are

In the bullet pasted action spectacle ‘John Wick’ we see Keanu Reeves as a retired A-list hit man, who gets in trouble with some Russian gangsters. It doesn’t takes long before they wish they...

This is How BJJ Athletes Will Cheat The Announced PED Tests at IBJJF No Gi Worlds

Yesterday news came out that the IBJJF would be contracting U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to test athletes at the upcoming No Gi world championships held in December 2019. This marks the first time...

Why Acai Is So Popular in The Jiu-Jitsu Community?

Acai (ah-sigh-ee) is known in Brazil as the most nutritious, energy providing fruit. It grows in the lush floodplains of the Amazon River. Acai is a Brazilian berry original from the Amazon Region...

Do Different Types of Music Affect Your Jiu-Jitsu Performance?

A little while ago our instructor asked us what songs we’d like added to the playlist. Facebook pings one moment later and there’s a comment saying “Fort minor – remember the name”. The...

Dealing With Competition Stress: How To Turn It Into A Fearsome Weapon

  Written by Johan De Wannemaeker A sunny, Sunday morning… A car pulls up into a parking lot of a sports complex. You are finding yourself behind the drivers’ seat. Slowly you turn off the...

How to Mentally Deal with a Super Talented Sparring Partner

Guest post by Uros Culic from Serbia, a BJJ black belt under Ricardo Vieira and FILA Grappling World Champion who has been training, teaching and competing for the last 10 years. Uros is one of the...

Which is the best body type for BJJ?

What is the better body type for BJJ? John Danaher says: “If you look at all the champions of Jiu Jitsu for the last twenty five years – a clear idea emerges – NO ONE BODY TYPE OR...

Super Nerd & Top Computer Programmer John Carmack Talks About His Love For BJJ & Judo

Jiu-Jitsu is quite a cerebral art but it asks for a certain degree of physical readiness to boot. Still even someone of  Willink ‘s stature admits that prior to his bjj training he would’ve been...

US Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang: “Police Officers Should Be BJJ Purple Belts”

2020 USA Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang is young and hip. He recently shared the following on the social media: Presidential Candidate Andy Yang Suggests All Police Be BJJ Purple Belts:  ...

Why Navy Seal Jocko Willink Thinks Jiu Jitsu Is A Real Superpower

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu truly is a powerful tool to have in your toolbox. It can used to do good but in the wrong hands, can be dangerous. Jocko Willink and Joe Rogan discuss Jiu-Jitsu and they both...