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Author Archive: BJJEE

How to Deal With Periods of Doubt & Plateaus in Jiu-Jitsu

Written by Cesar Oliver Olleres who trains at Silver Fox BJJ in New Jersey under Karel Pravec, who is one of Renzo Gracie’s 1st U.S. students. First of all, I am honored and yet humbled, that...

British Cop With World’s Worst Ever Single Leg Takedown Attempt

The potential for jiu jitsu to enable police officers to be better at their job is enormous. We often observe videos like trips and perfect stand up technique enabling men in nasty situations to...

Enraged EasyJet Passenger Put in RNC & Taps Out

Last Friday, after massive delays to flights in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, and EasyJet passenger headbutted a steward. As he was pinned to the ground by Paris airport security staff, he was put...

Russia’s Ali Magomedov Shocks The World: Taps Bruno Frazatto at ACBJJ

ACBJJ had a much buzzed about edition of the event over the weekend. However while results of the main event were fairly predictable what nobody could’ve predicted was a big upset that happened....

France Hosts Record Breaking National BJJ Championship

This past weekend was the French National Championship, organized by the CFJJB (IBJJF representative in France). Photos: Jits Magazine France. Close to 900 adult competitors (600 in gi and 300 in...

Kyra Gracie’s Great Detail To Finish The Omoplata

The omoplata may be the most underrated submission in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It is not utilized often at the highest levels of bjj but it is an excellent submission. We have seen omoplata’s executed...

“It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”’s Rob McElhenney Shows Off His Jiu-Jitsu Skills

Rob McElhenney who plays Mac on the FX/FXX comedy series ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and he likes to show it off. He posted a video of himself...

Kurt Osiander’s No BS Method Of Opening & Passing Closed Guard

Closed guard is an old time classic that’s one of the most commonly seen techniques in practice and in real life altercations. It’s a great position for the one on the bottom since they have...

ACBJJ’s President Sick Of Boring BJJ Matches; Threatens To Stop Future Events

Last weekend’s ACBJJ event in Moscow was ACB’s 14th event. An amazing card was set up with some world class BJJ athletes, top Eastern European grapplers and high level MMA fighters. ACB...

Rener Gracie’s 2 Yr Old Son Displays Impressive Grappling Skills on Teddy Bear

For members of the Gracie family, Jiu-Jitsu was already an integral part of their life from the time that they didn’t know how to walk yet… Their fathers were already ‘playing...

Andre Pederneiras Steps Down From Nova Uniao To Run Academy Open To All Teams

Andre Pederneiras, leader of Brazilian BJJ and MMA team Nova Uniao, has announced that he is stepping down from his position. The longtime coach, will be instead focusing on his recent project Upper...

Bad Day on The Mat? Appreciate it, Because Even a Bad Day of BJJ is a Good Day

Photo by @johnpmeno @atosjiujitsuhq Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not just a sport, it is a way of life, a lifestyle. Once you have experienced one or two classes, I guarantee you will be hooked. Have you...

Ralph Gracie’s Teaching Methods:”I Hit Them in the Head & They Learn Faster”

Ralph Gracie ‘the Pitbull’ is one of the most feared & respected BJJ fighters in history. The son of Robson Gracie and brother to Charles Gracie, Renzo Gracie and the late Ryan...

How To Successfully Transition From BJJ to MMA

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, MMA coach and undefeated...

BJJ is Too Expensive? Why Training BJJ is Actually The Best Investment

Guest post by Renato Migliaccio, a BJJ black belt under Ryan Gracie and a Judo black belt. He is a former European and Pan American Champion in BJJ, and has also competed in MMA amassing a 6-1...

How To Make Your BJJ & Yourself Calm like Roger Gracie

Recently, Roger Gracie claimed the title of the best to ever step on the mats. He defeated Buchecha in the much expected rematch and he has done so by submission in a very short time, after he took...

Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Accidentally Gets Choked Out In Front Of Class

In Grappling arts, a choke-out is what happens when a chokehold causes a syncope, also known as a temporary loss of consciousness, at which point the choke is released. The most common...

Rivals On the Mats, Roger Gracie & Buchecha Team Up For Unprecedented Training Session

Two of the greatest champions in Jiu-Jitsu history Roger Gracie and Marcus Buchecha left their mat rivalry aside and teamed up to for an incredible BJJ summer camp between July 3 and 7 in Ibiza,...

This is the Blueprint To Get You Back to BJJ After Injury

Unfortunately, for athletes, injuries are inevitabilities and this is true also for people training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When a major injury like an Achilles Tendon Rupture strikes, it may mean...

Beware: ‘Old Man Strength’ In Jiu-Jitsu is Real

‘Old man strength’ is real. It is usually acquired by men and women around the age of 40. If you are above the age of 40 and reasonably healthy, you will get it. It can be used to do hard...

Summer Camp With Geo & Richie Martinez (10th Planet) in Cyprus

The BJJ & Beach Camp is a top class seminar that combines world class jiu-jitsu instructors with the excellent weather and beaches of the Mediterranean in a package deal that makes it possible to...

Cool Down Stretches for Recovery After Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training

Stretching reduces Muscle Soreness It’s been scientifically proven that stretching after a practice reduces the level of discomfort and/or soreness on the next day twice as much as stretching just...

Travis Stevens On Dealing w/ Stiff Arm/Hips Back Standing Opponent

Fighting a stiff armed Judoka or BJJ player is one of the most annoying things you will encounter in training or competion. In competition a stiff armed /defensive Judoka is quickly penalized in...

Braulio Estima’s Hidden Detail To Stop The Opponent Rolling Out of the Estima Lock

The Estima Lock is an infamous foot lock that was developed by the Estima brothers Victor and Braulio. At the 2011 No Gi World Championship Victor Estima won all his matches by Estima lock. The...