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Author Archive: BJJEE

Strength & Conditionning For Jiu-Jitsu: Specific Circuit Training vs Basic Weight Training

  As BJJ players we receive a very good workout by training BJJ by itself. However in the day and age of :bigger, Stronger, Faster” many of us will always look for any type of advantage....

BJJ Unwritten Rule #1: What Happens In Training, Stays In Training

We are going to start a series of unwritten rules which are not real set rules but more of a code of conduct for BJJ practitioners. The first one is about what happens in training. People need to...

List Of Women’s BJJ Gis

  The women’s BJJ gi segment is still a niche market. How is a woman’s BJJ gi different from a regular one? It’s basically the same thing except for some different designs and colors...

Rashguards: Why Do We Use Them in BJJ & The Difference With Compression Shirts

We have already established that Compression Wear Provides Competitive Advantage & Help Speed Recovery now let’s look at rashguards in Jiu-Jitsu and determining the difference between a...

How to sweep a beast like Pablo Popovitch

At the 2012 No-Gi Pan last Saturday in New York, Pablo Popovitch took the gold medal in the absolute black belt division. At weight (middle heavy), he was beaten by Erza Lennon of ATT in the...

Braulio Estima: “I See Myself Being An Elite Athlete For 5 More Years.”

Source:  www.bloodyelbow.com Braulio Estima has been a busy man since his Titan FC debut on August 24, 2012 at Titan 24 against Chris Holland. A near-global tour for seminars and talks, a short...

Submit From The 50/50 Guard With IBJJF Legal Leg Locks

These are a bunch of IBJJF legal leglocks (applicable to Gi  rules) from 50/50 position. So everything except heel hooks. Check it out:  

2012 Pan No-Gi Results, Pablo Popovitch Absolute Champion

  Source Gracie Mag The 2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi was held in New York on saturday. Pablo Popovitch was the adult black belt absolute champion, defeating Alliance’s Lucas Lepri in the final...

Taking Down Larger Opponents

Brandon Mullins is a small BJJ player that has a lifetime experience in defeating bigger opponents. This is one of Brandon’s  favorite takedowns against a larger player. This is a very versatile...

Are Olympic Lifts Appropriate For BJJ?

Seeing Roger Gracie doing Olympic lifts during his preparation for his Metamoris superfight with Marcus Buchecha, make s us wonder what are the benefit of Olympic lifts for BJJ. Powering through...

Ever Wanted To Experience Training At Alliance Sao Paulo? Check this out

  Check out this video Academy report in the world famous ALLIANCE Sao Paulo academy. Featuring Fabio Gurgel, Luanna Alzuguir, Leonardo Nogueira and more! You can advance to 7:00 to watch the...

Should Jiu-Jitsu Be Treated As A Sport Or A Martial Art?

Kron Gracie has said about Sport Jiu-Jitsu “Sport Jiu-Jitsu is on the decline, it’s getting worse. With Metamoris, I want people to see the real Jiu-Jitsu.” in this interview . The problem...

Want to Breath Better For Jiu-Jitsu? Use Your Diaphragm!

If you have ever rolled with a BJJ master or advanced practitioner, what is something that distinguishes them from regular BJJ players? We’re not talking about just superior technique but the...

Official IBJJF World Rankings, See Who Are The Top 100 BJJ Players Of The Moment

  The IBJJF has just released its black belt ranking. The organization has divided 150 athletes  into two groups: the male top 100 and female top 50. The ranking takes into account the points...

Kron Gracie: “Sport Jiu-Jitsu is on the decline, it’s getting worse. With Metamoris, I want people to see the real Jiu-Jitsu.”

  Source: Graciemag Kron Gracie had some harsh words for Sport Jiu-Jitsu in a recent interview with Graciemag. He will be facing Otavio Sousa in a superfight at Metamoris on October 14th and plans...

Two Masters At Work: Marcelo Garcia Vs Cobrinha

This has to be one of the highest level of grappling on display at the moment. This happened when Cobrinha was visiting Marcelo’s NYC academy:

Basic BJJ Rules To Know Before Competing

So you’ve decided to compete. There are so many competitions around and some may have different rules. What are the important things to know before stepping on the mat:...

Female Grappling Legend Hannette Staack: “If you specialize in some techniques, practice them so that people will not be able to defend them”

Hannette Staack is arguably the best female jiu jitsu black belt in history. She is a black belt from Andre Negao. Hannette Staack is a 6 times world championship as wella as 3 time ADCC champion....

Copa Podio Heavyweight GP: A Star Studded Line Up (Rodolfo, Xande, Leo Nogueira etc..)

The Copa Podio promises to revolutionize the gentle art, on December 15, in Rio de Janeiro. Besides the couples challenge , which will showcase Augusto Tanquinho and Mackenzie Dern vs David Ramos...

Are Submission Only Tournaments Really Possible?

The concept of submission only BJJ tournaments is not something new. The Gracies would hold challenge matches without time limits back in the day in Brazil. Helio Gracie once fought for 3 hours. The...

Analyzing Leandro Lo’s Super Effective BJJ Game

  Leandro Lo is one of the most exiting fighters on the circuit. A black belt under Cicero Costha, Leandro made a big boom on the BJJ world when he beat the then unbeatable Michael Langhi in...

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza Documentary

JitsTV presents another mini-documentary about one of the best BJJ competitors of all time, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza. Check out how the 2-time black belt absolute champion trains for both...

Romulo Barral In Poland

Romulo Barral was recently in Warsaw, Poland where he held some seminars at Copacabana academy. Here is a great interview made from our friends at Grapplerinfo.pl where Rominho shares his thoughts on...

Igor Pokrajac on his loss to BJJ Ace Vinny Magalhaes: “If I wanted to do a grappling match I would go on a grappling tournament ,this is MMA and UFC fans want a fight”

The top billed bout on the UFC 152 preliminary card special on FX was a light-heavyweight bout between the surging Igor Pokrajac and the returning TUF runner up, Vinny Magalhaes. In the second round...