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Author Archive: BJJEE

Joe Rogan’s Quarantine Workout Tips

Keeping to a regular workout routine is vital to maintaining our bodies at peak performance. When we stop exercising for a long enough period of time, our bodies will quickly go into atrophy and lose...

How To Perfectly Combine Strength & Technique in Jiu-Jitsu

Written by Andrew “Major” Johnson, BJJ black belt -Andrew trains under Adam Thomas and Joshua “Foca” Miller at Gracie Barra Lexington, SC. If Jiu Jitsu was a test of strength, we could just...

That’s Gotta Hurt: Leg Torsion to Half Guard Sweep

Prof. Ivan Tomasetti, BJJ black belt from  Italy (multiple time world champion in Bjj and ranked in Judo & Sambo) shows how to sweep from half guard faking a kimura, then transitioning to a...

These Are The Best At-Home Workouts for Grapplers

Keeping to a regular workout routine is vital to maintaining our bodies at peak performance. When we stop exercising for a long enough period of time, our bodies will quickly go into atrophy and lose...

Game Changing Arm-in Guillotine Set Up with John Kavanagh

Through the years there have plenty of debates on the right way to apply a guillotine choke. There are a variety of grips, variations and body type modifications that you can apply in order to get...

Cobrinha’s BJJ Solo Drills That You Should Do EVERYDAY

When there isn’t a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu school nearby you or when your academy is closed because of the Coronavirus pandemic, you always have the option to do solo drills at home. They are trul...

How To Get The Most Out Of BJJ Instructional Videos

6 Ideas for Using Instructional Video We are all faced with some time off the mats at the moment. Something I have always found useful both when I can and definitely when I can’t train Jiu-Jitsu,...

Effective Sports Massage Therapy for Grapplers Before Competitions

Immediately prior to sporting events, athletes undergo massage therapy in order to have their muscles and joints prepared for the rigorous and challenging undertakings that are about to transpire. It...

Mental Tip for BJJ Competitors over 30

Great advice from Gustavo Dantas, The BJJ Mental Coach: “This message could be useful for pretty much any athlete, but today I’d like to focus a little bit more on the competitors over 30...

Can You Become More Explosive + Sprinting VS Long Distance Running for Grappling/MMA

A right timed explosive burst in a fight can sometimes make a big difference between winning or losing. Can you become explosive like Tyrone Woodley or Anthony Johnson? And what is better for MMA,...

A Guide To Rope Jumping For Combat Athletes

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, retired MMA fighter. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt and multiple medallist in Freesyle Wrestling. You can find Mark...

Talking to the ‘Leglock Guy’

Footlocks in Gi Jiu-Jitsu still seem to get a bad rap. In other similar grappling arts like Sambo or Catch Wrestling, they occupy an important place. In Jiu-Jitsu some people see them as cheap, low...

Gracies Create FITjitsu, Blending Fitness & Jiu-Jitsu

With most of the BJJ world on lockdown, and without to ability to train, what are your options? One is using a grappling dummy: How to build yourself a Grappling dummy in 5 minutes You can do some...

Develop Explosive Takedowns with These 6 Exercises

Power comes from the legs… A right timed explosive burst in a fight can sometimes make a big difference between winning or losing. Almost anybody can be explosive. It really doesn’t take...

Why Open Your Own BJJ Academy?

Article written by Luke at bjj-asia.com  Luke wrote this article as he was opening his own BJJ academy in Bangkok, Thailand These are important questions you must ask yourself before you take the...

10 hardcore Sandbag Conditioning Movements for Grapplers

Written by Matt D’Aquino. He is a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian as well as nationally ranked freestyle wrestler and National Champion in Brazilian Jujitsu. Matt has a passion for teaching all...

How To Incorporate Olympic Lifts For Grappling

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...

Looking at a Judo Olympian’s Kettlebell Workout

Written by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a black belt in...

Improve Your Guard Passing With These Exercises

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...

The ‘300’ Kettlebell Workout For Grapplers

Written by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a black belt in...

Buchecha Shows His ‘Game Over’ Position: Hip Smash/Folding Pass

Marcus „Buchecha“ Almeida is considered one of the greatest BJJ competitors of all time. With 12x World Champion, he is known for his aggressive game and especially for his smash passing style....

Andre Galvao’s Solo Drill Circuit Training To Get You in Shape for Jiu-Jitsu

“If you are tired you’re not strong, if you are tired you’re not fast, if you’re tired you don’t have good technique, and if you’re tired you’re not even smart” Dan Inosanto. When you...

BJJ Champions: Do They Need To Be Humble To Gain Our Respect & Admiration?

At its highest levels, respect is becoming a dinosaur in combat sports. Athletes are going to greater and greater extremes to promote themselves and the matches they’re in. If you’re not saying...

What’s the Perfect Age to Start a Child in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

  Written by Mike “Spider-Ninja” Bidwell, 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...