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Author Archive: BJJEE

All You Need To Know About The Collar Sleeve Guard In Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Judo Olympian Goes 1 Round Judo & Then 1 Round No Gi Grappling with BJJ Black Belt

“BJJ Players Will Never Reach Their Full Potential Unless They Cross Train In Other Grappling Arts.” John Danaher Judo and BJJ: Similar Jacket, different rules and mentality. Judo training will...

Car-Jitsu: Fighter Submits Opponent with Seat-Belt Choke

When you train and compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, there are two ways that you can start the match (depending on the tournament ruleset). You can either start standing – going for a takedown,...

Steve-O Had UFC Fighters Try to Give Him Cauliflower Ear

Cauliflower ear often seems like some mythical force when a white belt first falls in love with Jiu Jitsu. It’s a big problem, but it’s never really discussed in depth by professors and only...

New UFC Champ Alex Pereira Promoted to BJJ Brown Belt Despite Never Having Submitted Anyone in MMA

UFC middleweight champion Brazilian striker Alex Pereira has just been promoted to brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, according to social media journalist Ariel Helwani. Helwani wrote: “Last night,...

Gordon Ryan vs. Ruotolo Bros – Potential Match Analysis

Gordon Ryan is regarded as the best no-gi grappler currently, and his recent performance at the 2022 ADCC World Championship was nothing less than phenomenal. Gordon managed to win his superfight and...

MMA Fighter Arrested After Murdering Wife & Being Filmed Transporting the Body

Former MMA fighter Luis Paulo Lima Santos was arrested last Thursday for the murder of his wife Elida Ferreira. He reportedly had lunch with his mother-in-law after committing the crime, according to...

Mackenzie Dern: “I’m SINGLE”

Mackenzie Dern is a UFC strawweight athlete and a multiple time BJJ world champion.  Dern’s father is Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Wellington “Megaton” Dias. Dern recently announced to her fans...

How To Improve Your Flexibility Through BJJ

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

MMA Fighter Finishes Opponent with a Rolling Ninja Choke

The ninja choke is a BJJ strangle, usually done from the side control position or north south position. The fact that this submission is applied from a top pin makes it a safe technique to use. It...

Chechen Black Belt Gets DQ’d For Striking Oliver Taza at IBJJF No Gi Europeans

People often say jiu-jitsu is about humbleness and respect. But when it comes to competition the lines get very blurry. This is what hapened today at the IBJJF No Gi European championship when...

Powerful No Gi Chokes That Everybody Needs To Know

Setting up no gi chokes is an invaluable skill that every serious grappler needs in their submission arsenal. These chokes are powerful tools whether gi or no gi, sport, mma, self defense, etc....

John Danaher’s Analysis Settles the Whole Gi Against No Gi Jiu-Jitsu Debate

John Danaher is a BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie, and is known as one of the best BJJ instructors in the world. The New Zealand born black belt has been praised by the BJJ community as being a...

Rare Sight: Gordon Ryan Getting Tapped in Training

BJJ students often focus on “how well they’re doing in training”, but are focused on the wrong things. Namely, their rate of success is directly related to how many times they’ve submitted...

Here’s How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Makes You A More Intelligent Person

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

The Time a 17yr old Gordon Ryan Competed Against Someone 3x His Weight

“How can I beat someone better than me?” instructors get this question a lot and you might be wondering the same thing too. The answer is to be specialized in one area, either technical...

The Startling Similarities Between BJJ Positions & Yoga Poses

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....

Ben Askren Blasts BJJ For Lack of Focus on Takedowns

Ben Askren has always been very critical of Jiu-Jitsu. After all, Askren famously self promoted himself to black belt in BJJ: Ben Askren Declared Himself a BJJ Black Belt & Slams Demian Maia...

Be Humble: You Think You’re Good at BJJ Until You Train with Someone Who is Actually Good at BJJ

In every BJJ gym, you will find somebody who has a developed skillset but is cocky or arrogant. Why is that? Instead of being humble about their skills or accomplishment they are full of themselves....

Cris Cyborg’s First MMA Loss Was To Rare Double Knee Bar Submission

Former UFC and Invicta world champion Cristiane Justino aka Cyborg was promoted to black belt in BJJ by the legendary Rubens Cobrinha Charles late last year. Cyborg has been training BJJ and...

Blending Takedowns & Submissions by Joel Bouhey

Takedowns are important. After all, even though we often begin rolling while seated, competitions start from the feet. There’s nothing more frustrating for a ground specialist than to be trapped...

Kyle Boehm Stripped of Polaris Title Following His Holocaust Denial Comments

10th planet black belt Kyle Boehm has found himself in hot waters because of his controversial beliefs. Boehm was stripped of his Polaris Heavyweight world title as a result of a comment he made on...

Roger Gracie Was Asked If Gordon Ryan Could Be The Greatest Grappler of All Time

At this year’s ADCC World Championship, we saw Gordon Ryan become the undisputed king of grappling and probably the greatest no-gi grappler of all time. Gordon managed to conquer the +99kg division...

Everything You Need To Know About The Single-Leg Takedown

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...