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Author Archive: BJJEE

Breaking: Rodolfo Vieira signs with UFC

The ADCC & five-time world champion of Brazilian JiuJitsu and undefeated in MMA, Rodolfo Vieira (29) has been signed by the UFC. The Brazilian will face Oskar Piechota at UFC Fight Night Uruguay...

Rogan: “Everybody is Juiced Up in The Submission Grappling World”

Retired two-time UFC light heavyweight challenger, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson is set to face one of the best grapplers in the world, Craig Jones in a Grappling superfight. The match will happen at...

The Great Division in Modern Day BJJ: Where is it All Going?

  In todays world of divisiveness between politics, religion, healthcare and   pretty much everything else Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu cannot escape its practitioners strong opinions stirring amongst the...

Mario Lopez Goes Deep On His Passion For BJJ On The Ellen Show

If you are in your thirty’s and over, you may remember the cult TV show from the 90’s’Saved by the Bell’. Well, twenty years later, the show’s two star actors Mark-Paul...

Japanese MMA Legends Rumina Sato & Caol Uno Have a Barn Burner of a BJJ Match

In quite uncommon to see top level MMA fighters face each other in a BJJ Gi match. This recently happened in Japan at the Shooto Cup when MMA legends Rumina Sato and Cao Uno, put on their Gis and...

Stop Hesitating When Rolling

You know the feeling. You see the escape, you see the transition, you see the submission, but… But something is simply stopping you in your tracks to just do it. Usually paired with...

How to Cut Carbs Safely: 5 Ways and 5 Foods to Use

Do you know how to cut carbs from your diet without doing damage to your body? With these approaches and foods you can do it safely. Carbohydrates seem to have gained an extremely unpopular...

Modern Jiu-Jitsu: Attacking Combat Base with the Berimbolo

The berimbolo is a staple of sport’s Jiu-Jitsu nowadays. However, the popular sweep is frowned upon by many practitioners of Jiu-Jitsu, mostly from the self defense based practitioners, arguing...

Stem Cell Treatment For Grappling Injuries

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...

TUF Winner Antonio Carlos Jr Robbed At Gunpoint & Has Rolex Stolen

Brazil has always had a reputation as one of the most dangerous countries in the world. BJJ and MMA fighters are amongst the victims. 2 weeks ago, UFC champion Jessica Andrade attracted the attention...

Identifying Dragon Ball Characters in Your BJJ Academy

Written by Jakub Trojan. While training BJJ you meet a lot of new people. It happens they might resemble characters from movies, comics, anime. I’m a huge Dragon Ball geek, and I will show few...

A Guide to Funny Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Nicknames

 The use of first names and nicknames is a Brazilian tradition that dates back to the country’s days as a colony of Portugal. In Brazilian culture, using just a first name or a nickname is...

Anthony Bourdain’s Private Lesson with Turkish Black Belt

Last year, the world was stunned when news broke that bjj megafan and celebrated chef and tv personality Anthony Bourdain had committed suicide. Bourdain, a blue belt in bjj, picked up a sport...

The New Improved Closed Guard: ‘Falcon Guard’ Will Surprise Your Opponents

Remember your old friend closed guard? When you first started out in BJJ, it seemed so simple to wrap your legs around your training partners hips and wrap your arms around their head and they were...

You Have To Check Out The ‘Lat Choke’ That Will Get You Taps From Closed Guard

Jiu-Jitsu is limitless. There are always new techniques that come up and anybody can develop new techniques. Jettie Shofner a BJJ competitor was recently able to place a rare submission in...

Renzo Gracie’s Favorite Escape From Knee on Belly

Being stuck on bottom in knee on belly is bad news. It’s one of the most dangerous positions to be in. Not only does having either a knee or shin on your chest or belly really hurt, you also...

2 Ways To Escape a Tight Body Triangle by Kurt Osiander

  A Body Triangle also known as a Figure-four body lock, is a technique in grappling that is employed from the back, back mount, or less frequently from the closed guard, whose purpose is to...

Smart Training & Lifestyle Tips for Grapplers Over 30

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Back in the day not too long ago, people used to have the mind set that the...

Mikey Musumeci Breaks Worlds Record w/ 12 Second Modified Ankle Lock Submission

USA’s Mikey Musumeci made history last weekend at worlds for many reasons. He became the first non-Brazilian to become 3x IBJJF world black belt champion when he defeated the legend Bruno...

What’s the First Thing A Brand New Blue Belt Should Work On?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Getting your blue belt is a huge accomplishment. Outside of receiving your...

6 High Percentage Ways To Escape a Triangle Submission

There are many ways to counter a triangle choke. There is the early escape, the middle escape and the late ‘Hail Mary’ escape. Saulo Ribeiro explains about how to escape from your...

Why Do Some Grapplers Progress So Much Faster Than Others?

For anyone who has spent some time on the jiujitsu mats, through time it will inevitably become (sometimes painfully) obvious that there are people who are simply making faster progress than others...

Using The Lockdown & Its Options To Overcome More Experienced Opponents

Created by prominent flat-earth proponent Mr. Eddie Bravo, the Lockdown system is an IBJJF legal half-guard series of techniques that offers multiple defensive and offensive options from the guard....

The Smart Way To Deal With Toxic People in BJJ

For most martial arts practitioners, the tatami is a sacred place where people gather to learn and practice in a safe, friendly and respectful environment. Often times, we bow before entering, giving...