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Author Archive: BJJEE

Most Jacked Wrestlers, Judoka & Sambists in History

Javier Cortina Height: 6’1″ Weight: 214lbs Javier is a Freestyle wrestler from Cuba who competed in the 2012 Olympic Games competing in the 96kg (211lb) weight class. He was also a bronze medal...

Khabib Nurmagomedov Trains with BJJ Orange Belt

Khabib Nurmagomedov is famous for many things – major one being a saying: “If Sambo was easy, it would be called jiu-jitsu” . His grappling background is world class. Like many children in...

Jiu-Jitsu Takedowns for People Who Suck at Takedowns

A Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Royce Gracie, Eli Knight shows some great takedowns for those that don’t practise much stand up. These are some takedowns that I personally feel don’t...

Kentucky Grapplers Dance To Country Music While Rolling

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has a lot in common with dancing. You need rhythm, feeling and emotion. BJJ practitioners Chewy and co from Kentucky do a brilliant combination of country music line dancing and...

5 Qualities Which Define a Great Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

  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...

BJJ Federation Bans Purple Belts From Teaching

The Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Rio de Janeiro has just issued a statement that will surely ruffle some feathers in the worldwide BJJ community. It is a reminder of one of their federation rules which...

I Don’t Think My BJJ Instructor Likes Me

Have you ever had to deal with a authoritarian BJJ coach? This is the problem our buddy “Bob” is having. Bob is someone who enjoys cracking jokes and laughing with his Brazilian Jiu-jitsu...

Shoyoroll Gis Will Be Sold at 2018 IBJJF Europeans in Portugal

One of the most iconic brands in BJJ: Shoyoroll has made a major announcement: it will be present at the upcoming 2018 IBJJF European championship which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from January...

Here’s Why You Will Fall In Love With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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...

Rest Days: It’s Part Of The Program. What Happens To Your Body When You Take A Day Off To Rest

Photo: BJJ Pix Overtraining is a physical, behavioral, and emotional condition that occurs when the volume and intensity of an individual’s exercise exceeds their recovery capacity. They cease...

How To Be A Great Training Partner In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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...

Making time for Jiu-Jitsu: Balancing BJJ, Family, School & Work

Written by Mike “Spider-Ninja” Bidwell is a BJJ Black Belt under Phil Migliarese and Ken Kronenberg (Team Tai-Kai / Balance). Mike is a full time Jiu-Jitsuka, blogger (check out his great...

Rener Gracie Accuses Academy Owner Of Owing Him 10,000$

Rener Gracie of the famous Gracie Academy and Gracie University, has just released a statement and video where he accuses the owner of an academy in Canada of not paying him the agreed 10,000$ for 4...

Why Your Jiu-Jitsu Academy Loses Students

  Written by Brearin Land, a Financial Planner in Irvine, California and Orange County who authors the Black Belt of Finance Blog. He is the CEO of Irvine Wealth Management, and world renowned...

How Over Promoting Students Kills Your Jiu-Jitsu Program

  Written by Brearin Land, a Financial Planner in Irvine, California and Orange County who authors the Black Belt of Finance Blog. He is the CEO of Irvine Wealth Management, and world renowned...

Setting & Reaching Your BJJ Goals in 2018

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Not enough people progress or grow in life, and one reason for that is...

Renzo Gracie’s Superior Back Escape

  Check out Renzo Gracie’s tips for foiling attacks coming from behind. These are extremely simple tips, but they will revolutionize the way you react in a scenario of maximum adversity....

Startling Similarities Between Yoga Poses & BJJ Positions

Why should a grappler incorporate Yoga into his or her training regiment and which are the greatest benefits ? Lesser injuries. Better breathing [huge!] Better use of energy, so you can spar more....

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...

Here’s What You Need To Know About No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu When Transitioning From The Gi

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...

How To Condition Your Body To Take Strikes

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt and multiple medallist in...

Travis Stevens: ‘When I Do BJJ, I Use Wrestling More Than Judo’

The USA’s Travis Stevens, probably the hardest working judoka around, has taken home a silver medal in the 2016 Olympic games.  In his third Olympics, Travis Stevens achieved what no other male...

Small Wrestler Grapples Powerlifter Close To 3X His Weight

A real life David against Goliath Wrestling match. Russian Freestyle Wrestler Aleksey stands at jus 1m61 for 58kg. He decided to test himself with a massive Powerlifter who hasn’t any Grappling...

Wrestlers Workout: Agility, Explosiveness, and Muscular Endurance

Here are some ideas for increasing muscular endurance while maintaining agility and incorporating explosive exercises. Agility The power of moving quickly and easily. What good is strength if speed...