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Author Archive: BJJEE

Little Known Facts (Outside of Japan) About BJJ Pioneer Maeda

  Guest post by Nobuo Yagai, Rigan Machado’s only Japanese BJJ Black Belt. Conde Koma, as many know, brought the art of JiuJitsu to Brazil during the years of 1916-1921.  Due to language...

Counter Their Berimbolo With Leg Locks with Tom DeBlass

You may not like it and may not do it, but the Berimbolo when done correctly by someone who is specialized in it(for ex: Gianni Grippo, Mendes & Miyao bros) You will get swept or submitted. For...

The Right & Wrong Way To Corner Someone in a BJJ Competition

Guest post by Max De Michelis blogger, BJJ Black Belt under Roberto Atalla and runs Rio Grappling Club Massa. Photo: Raphael Levy of Jits Magazine France Eliot Kelly is one of the top...

Top 5 Martial Arts for Law Enforcement

    Police Self Defense training is very specific. Police officers have to learn self defense for both armed and unarmed situations. They need to use a martial art that can subdue a...

“How’s Your Stand-Up Game?”: The Importance of Humor in BJJ Instruction

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia We sat on the red and black Dolamur mats in a loose semicircle.  Most of us were chatting, laughing...

3x World Champ Claudia Doval On Going From Judo to BJJ & Becoming a Professional Competitor

Claudia Doval is a name that has quite recently popped out on the BJJ scene. She is a black belt part of Soul Fighters team, and by being named as the top female athlete by the IBJJF for the...

Why Are Some People Unable to Roll Light?

The fact of the matter is that you will often meet people who just seem to not be able to roll light. Most of them will be white belts, although every now and then you will also meet a higher belt...

Light Rolling vs Hard Rolling in Jiu-Jitsu

  Written by Jason Bright of Genesis Jiu-Jitsu Every culture whether big or small, isolated or encompassing, all have their myths. The Greeks had their gods, each with a particular skill set or...

Kron Gracie: ‘If You Leave Your Team, You’re A Traitor’

Team switching in Jiu-Jitsu is a very controversial topic that will always provoke different points of views and arguments among the BJJ community. Throughout Jiu-Jitsu history, there have always...

Lachlan Giles Shows How He Heel Hooked Bigger & Stronger Opponents at ADCC

They say that heel hooks are the great equalizer. Well Lachlan Giles certainly proved that last weekend at ADCC. Lachlan Giles is an Australian first degree BJJ black belt under John Simon. Last...

How To Use Judo in a Self Defense Situation

When it comes to self defense, your grappling training will save your life when you least expect it, Many of us may believe that they are immune to a threat of a street altercation, but it is simply...

Travis Stevens’ 5 Favourite Takedowns for BJJ

The USA’s Travis Stevens, probably the hardest working judoka around, has taken home a silver medal in the 2016 Olympic games. Travis Stevens when asked why he focuses on the Ground Game (Newaza),...

Supermom Mackenzie Dern Ready For Upcoming Bout 4 Months After Childbirth

BJJ world and ADCC Champion Mackenzie Dern and her husband, pro surfer, Wesley Santos recently became parents in June of this year to little girl Moa. After a hiatus from maternity leave, Dern is...

Plate Workout for Grappling Strength

You really don’t need any fancy equipment to give yourself a big gas tank & monster strength on the BJJ mats. Using simple exercises with little equipment that make you work the entire body are...

Catch Them By Surprise with the Sneakiest Darce & Guillotine Set Up w/ Jeff Glover

You know this situation. You are positionally dominating your opponent when all of a sudden they grab your neck. You think, that there is no way that they will catch you from there so you defend...

4 Hip Stretches That Your BJJ Hips Are Craving For

Most Grapplers will mainly focus on improving strength and conditioning rather than flexibility. What they fail to realize is that flexibility is extremely important in grappling arts because it...

Roger Gracie Has A Brilliant Counter To The Infamous Bodylock Pass

If you’ve been following the pro BJJ scene, you may noticed many top grapplers having incredible success with a certain type of pass: The bodylock pass which is also known as the double over...

This Guard Pull Interception HL Will Blow Your Mind

Pulling guard in the BJJ world is often ridiculed by Judoka and Wrestlers who see it as a cowardly way to face someone. Nowadays with the rules of sport BJJ, you can win matches with very little...

‘Bar Darce’: Jeff Glover’s Brilliant Darce Set Up On Intoxicated Guys

  Jeff Glover’s shows his way of dealing with an aggressive drunk person in a bar by using his favorite move: the Darce, It’s all in the set up!

How To Use Your POKER FACE in a Grappling Match

From time to time we all get baffled by the sheer will and determination to keep going many competitors exhibit. There was Leandro Lo being kneebarred, Romulo Barral being toe holded, Miyao being leg...

Jordan Burroughs Takedown Study – Entries & Split Step

Burroughs is perhaps the most recognizable wrestler in the United States.  30 year old Burroughs began wrestling when he was 5 years old. In 2012 he became an Olympic Gold Medalist by defeating...

Let Adem Redzovic’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...

Updated List of BJJ Red Belts: There are Much More than You Think!

    The 9th degree red belt is the highest rank awarded to any currently living practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. According to Renzo & Royler Gracie, in Brazilian jiu-jitsu the red...

No More Bad Calls: Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Now Used at BJJ Tournaments

You know the feeling. You’re at a BJJ competition. It’s a long day and you finally get your name called for your match. You are leading on points, or so you think you are… The...