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Author Archive: BJJEE

Firas Zahabi: ‘Beginners in BJJ Should Start Without the Gi’

GSP’s coach Firas Zahabi is a BJJ black belt and believes that beginners in Jiu-Jitsu are better off starting without the Gi instead of with the Gi. This goes against what many Jiu-Jitsu...

How To Do The Savage Loop Choke From Side Control by Alexandre Vieira

Lapel chokes are some of the cleanest, most efficient submissions you can secure when training jiu jitsu in the gi. The loop choke is one of the deadly subsets of those lapel chokes. The thing that...

What Exactly is a BJJ ‘Mat Savage’?

If you follow Jiu-Jitsu on social media, you have probably heard the term ‘Mat Savage’… ‘Mat Savage’ was invented by the excellent BJJ black belt Michael Mihas AKA Mr...

Firas Zahabi On Why Marcelo Garcia Doesn’t Like Darces, Kimuras, Leg Locks & Wrestling

Highly respected MMA and BJJ coach Firas Zahabi was recently on the Joe Rogan Podcast where he shared an interesting story about his training sessions with Marcelo Garcia. Joe Rogan and Eddie Bravo...

Doctor That Trains BJJ Answers Question: ‘Is Knee Reaping Dangerous?’

Leg/knee reaping when doing a foot lock is a very controversial topic in BJJ today. Some say that the act of reaping the leg is dangerous and can injure the knee, whilst others such as Ryan Hall say...

You’ve Been Doing It Wrong: Here’s a Brilliant Way Of Draining a Cauliflower Ear

Chances are that if you practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu, you know someone whose ears look like a tortellini. Cauliflower ear is caused when the ear receives a blow that shears away the ear’s cartilage...

2 Ways To Humble An Egocentric Training Partner/Student

Photo: Mark Vives. Guest post from Thomas Nadelhoffer the Grumpy Grappler, an Associate Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience at College of Charleston (SC). When he’s not...

Great Details To Umpa & Elbow Escape by Kurt Osiander

One of the first moves that you will learn when starting is how to escape a mount. We work on those moves during the first months of BJJ then start focusing on other parts of the ocean of techniques...

Caio Terra On Being Weak in Lifting Weights But Strong in BJJ

If Jiu Jitsu was a test of strength, we could just have a set of weights at the door – and a contest as you come in to see who is strongest, and then go home having never touched the mats. Now...

Why Being Happy is the Best Mood For Training

Every time when we go to train we feel different. We run on different emotions and body sensations, but they are always in tune. For example, if our dominant feeling is tiredness, then we can’t...

‘Gracie’ Film To Depict Early Days of Gracie Family in US to the Rise of UFC

A film depicting the rise of the UFC through the Gracie family is in production. The film entitled ‘Gracie’ will be written by Robert Specland and will tell the story of the Gracie family...

Benefits of Rickson Gracie’s Movement Based Training For Jiu-Jitsu

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 Leg Locks To Do When Passing The Guard

Often times, you will hear a person say someone has great leg locks but cannot pass someone’s guard if their life depended on it. Or you may even hear someone say a person has great guard passing,...

Is it Possible To Finish Chokes with 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...

Joe Rogan On Snapping a Dead Deer’s Leg with a Kimura

UFC commentator, comedian, BJJ and Taekwondo black belt Joe Rogan hunts, kills, butchers, cooks, and eats his own meat, joining thousands of other converts in the hunting movement“Eat what you...

Surprise Your Training Partner w/ this Lapel Loop Choke from Hugo Fevrier

The loop choke is one of the deadly subsets of those lapel chokes. The thing that sets the loop choke apart from other lapel chokes is the sneaky nature with which you are able to land it. The true...

‘Blue Beltitis’: Why Some People Quit BJJ at Blue Belt

What is ‘BLUE BELTITIS’? According Simon Hayes instructor at Carlson Gracie UK, it’s a common disease in BJJ: “After reading many threads recently from white belts wanting...

Great Sportsmanship: BJJ Black Belt Refuses To Inflict More Damage on Battered Opponent

In the eyes of many, MMA is a strange animal in the Martial Arts world. It is fighting, there is no doubt about it but at the same time it is looked upon by “traditional” martial artist...

BJJ World Champ AJ Agazarm is The New Bodyguard of Youtube Superstars Logan & Jake Paul

Youtube superstar brothers Logan and Jake Paul have more than 28 million subscribers on the video channel and have been all over the news with the outrageous pranks. The older brother, Jake Paul ran...

Purple Belt Bouncer Intelligently Uses Jiu-Jitsu To Neutralize Aggressive Individual

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling sports such as Wrestling and Judo are great tools for bouncers as they are able to control an unruly individual without having to strike. Holding someone down while...

Getting To Closed Guard From Standing with Claudio Calasans

Claudio Calasans is considered to be one of the best middleweight jiu jitsu competitors on the scene today.  This judo and jiu jitsu black belt, has reached the top of the podium at the IBJJF...

Marcin Held Tore Up Another Knee in His ACB Debut

Polish BJJ black belt Marcin Held has a fanatastic debit at ACB today. The former UFC and Bellator fighter (24-7), who had 19 bouts under bothe UFC and Bellator, at his first bout for the Russian...

Colby Covington Calls BJJ Belt System ‘Ponzi Scheme’ & Money Laundering For BJJ Instructors

UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington was quite disrespectuful towards some BJJ champions and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in general recently on MMA roasted podcast. Colby was asked how he does...

Rodolfo Vieira Puts On Grappling Clinic in His Fourth MMA Bout

Rodolfo Vieira has added another MMA fight to his resume. The bjj ace  faced defeated Jacob Holyman-Tague at ACB in AUstralia June 16th. His opponent Jacob Holyman-Tague had a 5-1 professional...