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Author Archive: BJJEE

Decoding Danaher’s Use of ‘Senpai’ & ‘Kohai’ Japanese Terms

John Danaher is by all means a sensation in contemporary jiu-jitsu – in fact he’s so intriguing even his parody is incredibly popular. Now while John makes most of his communication in a...

Stand Up Mistakes: 5 Reasons Why Your Opponent Takes You Down

  There are a few common mistakes that Judoka/BJJ players make that give their opponent an opportunity to throw them. If you can minimize these mistakes then you will last a lot longer in...

5 Biggest Mistakes You Are Doing in Training

  Guest post by 5x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria, who is known for his half guard. He achieved a phenomenal double gold medals in the BJJ Mundials in 2015. Be sure to check out Bernardo’s...

Galvao: ‘No Gi Grappling Instead of Jiu-Jitsu Should Be In the Olympics’

BJJ has just moved one big step closer to reaching the Olympic Games. MMA/BJJ journalist Mohammed Al Hosani from UAE anounced another historic breakthrough on his Facebook. BJJ is applying for...

Jiu-Jitsu Submitted For Accreditation For 2024 Paris Olympics

Photo: Bartosz Mokrzycki In 2014, Abu Dhabi’s UAEJJ Federation (Which organizes the World Pro) teamed up with The Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF which is the internationally recognized...

The 5 Different Types of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts 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...

Future Champions – 3rd edition of Juniors and kids competition in Serbia

After two successfully organized competitions for children and juniors named “Future Champions I and II , third in a row competition organized by Gracie Barra Serbia will be held on October 29th...

Renzo Gracie’s Cross Choke-Armbar Trap from Closed Guard

Learn how to apply Renzo Gracie’s cross choke-armbar trap from the closed guard. It all starts with a cross grip on the collar and dropping the elbow to force a reaction. You then chain many...

Renzo Gracie Unveils Secrets to His Infamous Arm-in Guillotine

  Learn how to apply Renzo Gracie’s most feared submission hold (the arm-in guillotine) and listen to his memories of the Pride debut on October of 1997. “We used to extend our legs...

Tips On How To Pass An Impassable Guard

We all have that training partner that is really flexible and whenever you roll with them, you spend a long time trying to solve the riddle of their guard… Sometimes the best way to know how to...

A Breakdown Of The Chokes In BJJ (Videos)

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

Brazilian Complains Polish BJJ Nationals Are ‘Biased Against Foreigners’

One of the biggest tournaments in Europe with over 1,500 competitors and 2 days long, the Polish BJJ nationals is a huge success that is only open for Polish citizens. Everybody in Poland seems happy...

Loud Pop Heard From Heel Hook in Grappling Match

  In round 7 of the recent MA1 Challenge Qualifier, Ashley Wright sustained a break of the fibula and tibia while fighting off a heel hook. Even though Ashley had trained with heel hooks...

Weird Armless Reverse Triangle That Caught Marcelo Garcia by Surprise

Jiu-Jitsu is limitless. There are always new techniques and strange combinations that come up when you are training with someone. The reverse triangle from underneath side control is a regular...

Real Life Hulk Martyn Ford Trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Actor/bodybuilder Martyn Ford is a freak of nature. Towering at 6’8″ – 203 cm, he weighs a huge 320 lbs – 145 kg of pure muscle. Ford has starred in movies Boyka:...

A Guide To Rope Jumping For Combat Athletes

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 in...

10 Benefits Of Competition

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

Eddie Bravo On Why He Gave His Own Black Belt to Tony Ferguson

Interim lightweight champion of the UFC Tony Ferguson got a lovely surprise from his instructor 2 days ago– he was awarded his 10th planet black belt. In the past Ferguson has been quoted...

Yuri Simoes & Cro Cop Training Jiu-Jitsu

2x ADCC Yuri Simoes champion was recently in Croatia where he trained with MMA superstar Mirko Cro Cop. With plans to move to MMA in the near future, Yuri is already sharpening up his MMA training....

Effective Sports Massage Therapy for Grapplers Before Competitions

Immediately prior to sporting events, athletes undergo massage therapy in order to have their muscles and joints prepared for the rigorous and challenging undertakings that are about to transpire. It...

How To Injury Proof Your Body For Grappling

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   In combat sports where the intention is to...

Xande Ribeiro On Why His Guard Hasn’t Been Passed in 11 Years

Xande Ribeiro has legendary stature – he’s been an active competitor at the black belt level since the early 00s. His  7 World titles are accompanied by many other different ones including his...

How To Spot a BJJ Practitioner in The Street

When you are a BJJ practitioner, it comes in handy if you know how to tell other BJJ practitioners apart… … for obvious reasons such as: exchanging information about best açaí shops in town;...

Pressure: This Is Why It Works In BJJ

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...