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Author Archive: BJJEE

UFC Breakout Star Khamzat Chimaev Brings Homeless Man to McDonald’s

The Chechen Khamzat Chimaev is currently the UFC’s fastest rising star after he fought and won twice within a ten day period. He then went on to openly threaten Conor McGregor. Chimaev has a rick...

Here’s How This 30-Year-Old Business Manager Became A BJJ World Champion

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...

John Danaher On Why You Should Always Favor Strangles Over All Other BJJ Techniques

“For the choke, there are no “tough guys”. With an arm lock he can be tough and resist the pain. With the choke he just passes out, goes to sleep.” Helio Gracie Setting up no gi...

John Danaher Debunks the Claim that ‘Leglocks Don’t Work in MMA’

Leg locks in traditional Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies still seem to get a bad rap. In other similar grappling arts like Sambo or Catch Wrestling, they occupy an important place. In recent years a...

Is it Possible To Finish Strangles Using Only 3-5% Strength?

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 the...

5 Hollywood Superstars That Are Obsessed With 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...

There are 5 Different Types of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts That You Will Encounter

Contributed to BJJEE by Garcia MMA (Be sure to check out and ‘Like’ their Facebook page) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most rapidly growing martial arts in the world. Partly due to...

This Armless Arm-Triangle is as Crazy as it Sounds

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...

Turn an Arm-in Guillotine into a Darce Choke

The Guillotine Choke and the Darce Choke support each other and are very good friends… When one fails, the other one is right there to cushion its failure, and revenge its fallen brother! That is...

Cop Grapples with Suspect, Mounts and Places Arm Triangle

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...

The Perfect Darce Set Up with the Gi by Charles Harriott

Half guard can be one of the best and worst places to start initiating a guard pass. Some people have made a career from forcing half guard and smashing people from there. This is a common method of...

Setting Up Triangle Chokes Against a Striking Opponent from Guard

Jiu-Jitsu is a highly efficient system of combat with sport and self defense applications. It is crucial that, as a martial art, it keeps its effectiveness in real world street self defense...

6X ADCC Vet Shows Luta Livre Style Flying Guillotine

Guillotines are a quite interesting submissions. While some avoid them due to compromising position, others accelerate using them. Many beginners quote guillotine as the first submission to ever...

What Should You Focus On as a BJJ White Belt?

So you’ve taken the first step and tied (or attempted to tie….don’t worry, we’ll help you learn) a white belt around your waist. The white belt phase of your journey is difficult to describe...

How To Hide Your BJJ Submission Set Ups

It’s always good to have some tricks up your sleeve. When rolling, you should focus on setting traps and sneaky submissions that can catch even higher ranks. BJJ black belt Nick ‘Chewy’...

Why Your Guillotine Choke Sucks

Guest post by David Avellan, an ADCC bronze medalist. Avellan has defeated many of the world’s best grapplers, such as BJJ Black Belt World Champions Rafael Lovato Jr., Tarsis...

The Difference Between The BJJ Berimbolo With Gi And No Gi by Gordon Ryan

The Berimbolo, whether you like it or not, when done correctly by someone who is very good at it,  is extremely hard to stop. Some people simply will refuse to learn it or even do it. That’s...

Shut Down Any Berimbolo Attempt

The Berimbolo, whether you like it or not, when done correctly by someone who is very good at it,  is extremely hard to stop. Some people simply will refuse to learn it or even do it. That’s...

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...

Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner Stops Kidnapping of Child at a Restaurant

This brave jiu-jitsu practitioner (who decided to remain nameless) showed speed and selflessness when he took action against a very determined child abductor at a restaurant in South Africa. You can...

4 Reasons Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is One Of The Best Martial Arts For Kids

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...

Surprise! These 14 Celebrities Can Probably Kick Your Butt!

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...

6 Different Forms Of Wrestling Found Around The World

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 Science Behind The Benefits Of Cold Showers

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...