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Author Archive: BJJEE

Renzo Gracie’s 100% Success Toe hold From Half guard

It’s often thought that leg locks are the “great equalizer” of the Jiu Jitsu game, and in many ways that’s true. However, using leg locks to level the playing field with bigger and stronger...

According To Bruce Lee, This Is What All Martial Artists Need To 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...

4 Things BJJ Instructors Look For When Promoting Students

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...

John Danaher on Learning Principles vs Techniques in Jiu-Jitsu

John Danaher is a BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie, and is known as one of the best BJJ instructors in the world. The New Zealand born black belt has been praised by the BJJ community as being a...

How To Develop Your Jiu-Jitsu Being More Relaxed & Using Less Strength

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

Carlos Condit KO’s US Special Forces Soldier Who Sucker Punched Him

Michael Bisping was this week on the popular podcast ‘Believe You Me’ and he recalled the story of when himself, BJ Penn, Urijah Faber and Carlos Condit visited the US armed forces in...

Jam Packed BJJ Weekend Feat. Gordon Ryan, Nick Rodriguez, Cyborg & Much More

Along with big MMA events UFC 251, LFA and KSW, this weekend will also be filled with big events in the world of professional Jiu-Jitsu. This Friday 10th of July, Fight 2 Win promotes its 146th...

Get Up To Date with the 3 Most Important Jiu Jitsu Strangles by John Danaher

While it is always important to make sure your BJJ game does not really on whether or not your opponent  is wearing a BJJ gi, if a practitioner ignores learning the numerous gi-based strangulation...

How BJJ Athletes Are Able To Cheat the IBJJF Worlds PED Test

In February of 2020, the 2019 IBJJF world champion and 2019 ADCC world champion Kaynan Duarte of Team Atos failed a PED test after the 2019 IBBJJF Worlds. USADA announced the news and confirmed that...

Case Study: The Youtube Jiu-Jitsu Master

Roger Gracie is known as the GOAT of Jiu-Jitsu, and has been open about his views of people learning Jiu-Jitsu mostly off youtube. For Roger, he learns his new techniques directly from his training...

The Easiest Takedown To Do in Judo and BJJ

Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian shows what he feels is the easiest takedown to do in both Judo and BJJ competition. He has been studying...

Chinese Wrestler Shows Great Technique in Judo Competition

Lavell Marshall is 3x National Shuai Jiao Champion. Shuai jiao is the jacket wrestling style of Beijing, Tianjin and Baoding of Hebei Province in the North China Plain. In modern usage it is also the...

Judo Olympian & BJJ Black Belt Rhadi Ferguson on Guard Pulling in BJJ

Dr. Rhadi Bullard Ferguson is a Bahamian-American mixed martial arts and Judo trainer, Judo Olympian strength and conditioning coach, motivational speaker, and 5 th degree black belt in judo and 3rd...

How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Builds Confidence In Children

Guest post by Joseph Coker, a second generation martial arts teacher based out of North Charleston, SC.  Through his school Park Circle Jiu Jitsu, he teaches over 100 local children of various...

Galvao: ‘No Gi Grappling Instead of Jiu-Jitsu Should Be In the Olympics’

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu being included in the Olympics is the dream of many practitioners and fans, but it is still far from reality. Last year Abu Dhabi’s UAEJJ Federation (Which organizes the World...

Marcelo Garcia on Why he Prefers Wrestling over Judo To Complement Jiu-Jitsu

Wrestling, Judo or Sambo to complement Jiu-Jitsu? In this behind the scenes video of a Victory Belt photo shoot, Marcelo Garcia discusses his decision to focus on wrestling vs. Judo:  

Why You Should Strength Train For Jiu-Jitsu

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...

BJJ White Belt Signs Up For Pro Division. Faces World Champ Leandro Lo

Back in 2012, Alvaro Briseno was a BJJ white belt but he signed up in the Pro division of this tournament. What he didn’t expect was that he would have in front of him no other than 5x BJJ...

Instant Karma: 15yr old Kid Taps Purple Belt Who Was Disrespectful

Nowadays, you can see many antics during grappling matches. Most of these happen when an overconfident competitor taunts his opponent with a passive posture. Of course, it’s a trap and in the...

Guy Doesn’t Respect Donkey Guard Player & Pays The Price

The controversial Donkey Guard has been in the news recently with Gracie Tournaments having banned it.  The rule was met with criticism by the BJJ community. From Gracie Tournaments rules that...

Marcelo Garcia’s Effective Way To Open Closed Guard No Gi

Opening the closed guard in No Gi grappling is trickier than with the Gi. You don’t have much to hold on to, and the opponent is slippery. Marcelo Garcia showed a brilliant way of opening the...

Israeli Jewish Black Belt Reacts To Renzo Gracie Quoting Nazi Leader Himmler

Last week, Renzo Gracie made headlines when an old tweet of his from 2012 resurfaced. This tweet was a quotation notorious Nazi SS commander Heinrich Himmler, a main architect of the Holocaust. Renzo...

Rickson Gracie: ‘Grapplers Must Also Learn to Strike’

In the majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies around the world, they will teach you the sport aspect of Jiu-Jitsu. This means no strikes, and little self defense, but more focus on the modern...

What To Do When Your Opponent Has Double Underhooks

An underhook is a clinch hold that is used in grappling to control the opponent. It is performed from any direction by putting an arm under the opponent’s arm, and holding the...