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Author Archive: BJJEE

Most Effective Ways To Develop Muscle Memory in BJJ

Written by: James Jayme. Photo by Milan Bubonja If you are familiar with Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory, it suggests that there are different learning styles. Among the seven...

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...

“You’re Really Strong”: Jiu-Jitsu’s Biggest Backhanded Compliment

Photo: prestonsmithphotography.net   / instagram.com/prestonsmithphotography/ Strength, one of the attributes that most BJJ athletes are actively trying to improve upon. An attribute that is...

What You Should Know After Your First Year of BJJ

So you want to know what you will know after one year of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Or perhaps you are already past the one year mark and are wondering what you should know by now? We will discuss in this...

Chess on The Mat: What BJJ Can Learn from Chess

  Guest post by Marcin Polczyk of BJJ Explorer (please LIKE his cool Facebook page) When I talk to people who start their BJJ adventure (in my opinion passing knowledge about the very essence of...

Instructional Review: Marco Barbosa’s The Pressure Passing Manual

There’s no easy way to learn how to pass the guard and improve your guard passing skills … … but there are smart and effective methods to do so. Knowing and using such methods will make a huge...

Conor McGregor Sucker Punched an Old Man in Irish Pub Over Whiskey Dispute

Footage has been released of an incident that took place a few months ago involving the UFC superstar. On April 6th 2019, in the Marble pub in Dublin, Ireland Conor McGregor was out having some...

How San Diego Became the Mecca of Jiu-Jitsu in The USA

With the balance of power shifting in Jiu-Jitsu since 2007 with the World championships moving to Southern California, and the majority of top competitors relocating there too, a city has emerged as...

UFC 1 Commentator Bill Wallace Uncovers Gracie Family’s Dirty Tactics During First Events

Karate Hall of Famer Bill “Superfoot” Wallace was a commentator on the first ever UFC event that was held in Denver, Colorado in 1993. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu shocked the martial world when a...

4 Plastic Surgeries that Help Athletes

You may think of plastic surgery as something undertaken by A-listers. There’s a stigma around this specialty. It’s often thought of as something performed on people with money to blow...

Mackenzie Dern Teaches Her World Famous ‘Chokoplata’

BJJ and ADCC world champion Mackenzie Dern let everyone in on the secrets of her unique sub – the chokoplata aka rnc transition from omoplata that seems to be working in both high level ibjjf and...

Demian Maia Teaches Kneebar Defense Which Transitions to an Arm Triangle

In Grappling arts, there is a counter attack to almost everything and the counter is very often more powerful than the initial attack. UFC welterweight Demian Maia recorded a video showing one of his...

How To Set Up The Gogoplata And Omoplata From Rubber Guard

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...

Do I Have To Be Extremely Flexible To Have Success with the Rubber Guard?

The Rubber guard sometimes referred to as Mission Control is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu technique, which involves the practitioner ‘breaking down’ the opponent into the rubber guard, while maintaining...

Prevention is More Effective Than Escaping Positions & Submissions

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv.   There is always one point in the class where the black belt asks his...

Rickson Gracie Facing an Alleged 6X Russian National Judo Champion

Here’s an interesting video from the infamous ‘Gracie in Action’ tapes. Rorion Gracie narrates his brother Rickson Gracie’s challenge match with someone he calls a 6x Russian...

Tom DeBlass’ Recipe For What It Takes To Build a Successful BJJ Academy

Photo: Garden State Photography- Mark Ward Although quality of instruction, membership prices and the overall look of the BJJ gym matter, a good atmosphere by itself can keep students coming. A...

Ben Askren Compares Training in Wrestling & BJJ

Askren was a guest on the Joe Rogan Podcast where he criticised the training methods of BJJ schools and what he sees as a lack of drilling. He also talked about the lack of sense of doing 5 minute...

Bruce Lee Scene in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Was Inspired By Gene LeBell Grappling Lee

In the the Quentin Tarantino film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, Bruce Lee was made to look as an arrogant martial arts actor. In one scene, Brad Pitt plays a stuntman (Cliff Booth) and beats...

Bruce Lee vs. Judo Legend Gene LeBell in 1967

UFC president Dana White once described Bruce Lee as the Godfather of MMA because of his highly evolved way of exploring various combat sports. Lee trained in grappling with famous stuntman and Judo...

Roberto Cyborg Teaches His ‘Cyplex’ aka Suplex

Suplex in Wrestling is Ura nage in Japanese terminology, meaning the rear throw. It is one of the original 40 throws of judo developed by Jigoro Kano. It’s classified as a rear sacrifice technique....

Surviving The Arm Triangle with SBG’s Matt Thornton

Kata-Gatame/ Head and arm choke/ Arm Triangle choke is used as a hold down in Judo, and it is mostly used as a choke in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts. There are many schools of thought...

Let John Danaher’s Half Guard Masterclass Transform Your Half Guard Game

The use of half guard and all of its variations is more and more popular right now in the BJJ community. The half guard was first popularized by Roberto “Gordo” in the 90’s. The half went from...

Dillon Danis Compares The Training at Unity & Marcelo Garcia Academy

Dillon Danis started training at Unity Jiu-Jitsu in NYC after he was asked to leave Marcelo Garcia Academy. He trains alongside The Miyao bros, Devonte ‘Bones’ Johnson, Murilo Santana and...