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Author Archive: BJJEE

Is it Really Better to Have an Instructor Who Is A BJJ Champion?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. When choosing an instructor, we all want to have this image of them as...

The Dark Side: The Darth Fader Front Headlock Escape

In Jiu-Jitsu the best defense is to not get there in the first place, but what happens if you’ve had the misfortune of making a mistake and got caught in a tight submission or a bad position?...

SUG Books Rumble Johnson- Craig Jones Grappling Match Amid Domestic Violence Investigation

Retired two-time UFC light heavyweight challenger, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson is set to face one of the best grapplers in the world, Craig Jones in a Grappling superfight. The match will...

8 yr Old Brazilian Boy Sells Candy in the Street & Collects $1,300 To Compete in the United States

To achieve the dream of participating in a BJJ competition in the United States, little eight year old Enzo Simões sold candy at Niterói traffic signs with his family for three months. After that...

How To Escape A Fully Locked-in Anaconda Choke

In Jiu-Jitsu the best defense is to not get there in the first place, but what happens if you’ve had the misfortune of making a mistake and got caught in a tight submission? Being stuck in a...

When You Roll With Someone That You Don’t Know….

Guest post by Belgian BJJ black belt Wim Deputter, head instructor at Brasa Team Belgium.  https://www.instagram.com/wimdeputterbjj/ Whenever I roll on training with someone I don’t...

Top 10 Excuses People Use To Not Try Jiu-Jitsu & How To Counter Them

The benefits of Jiu-Jitsu are numerous: self defense, increased fitness, health, social skills, self confidence, humility, ego killer, camaraderie etc…However, not everybody will understand...

Judo Iranian Style Counter to Single leg Attack

Every technique, takedown or throw has a counter. It’s a question of timing and recognizing the movement and applying it. Sometimes the counter is more powerful than the attack. This is the case...

How To Face A Judoka In a BJJ Match

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...

Wrestle-Jitsu: Pretty Simple Single Leg Takedown Entries & Finishes

The single leg take down is one of the first two takedowns that beginners learn in BJJ/Grappling. The reason for this is because it is relatively simple to understand and, like the double leg, it...

Make Them Fly By Switching Sides in Your Butterfly Guard

The butterfly guard and the sweeps derived from this guard can be some of the easiest techniques to begin mastering early on in our jiu jitsu career. Butterfly guard can be one of the first styles of...

Exclusive Camp with Cobrinha in Austria Aug. 27- Sept. 1, 2019

6x World BJJ Champion and 3x ADCC champion Rubens Charles Maciel aka “Cobrinha” is coming to Europe! He will be running an exceptional BJJ camp in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria...

Why Your Guard Sucks And What To Do About It

Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ black belt from Japan who has been travelling the world, training, competing and working as a translator. ‘Masa’ is known for having a very good guard,...

What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil for Athletes?

As an athlete, you want to take care of your body the best you can, because your body is a pretty major part of your job. Regardless of the sport you play or physical task you must do for your job or...

Unstoppable Back Mount Escape with Game Changing Detail

Having an opponent on your back is one of the most dangerous positions in all of Grappling. For many people this represents the final moments before being your opponent submitting you. The position...

Want to be more explosive for BJJ? This little tip might help…

A right timed explosive burst in a fight can sometimes make a big difference between winning or losing. Almost anybody can be explosive. It really doesn’t take amazing athleticism. You just...

2 Ways To Do a BJJ Specific Bench Press

  What is the most common question you hear when you lift weights? “How much do you bench bro?” With everything that we hear about the benefits of deadlifting and squatting for grapplers, is...

Summer Camp With Caio Terra 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...

What Does Rickson Gracie Really Think About Leg Locks?

Leglocks have been at the center of the bjj zeitgeist for quite some time. They are referred to as the great equalizer. Cases like this are just why. A white belt competitor named James Hunt had an...

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...

Throw Your Opponent BEFORE They Can Pull Guard w/ Olympic Judo Medalist Ugo Legrand

Takedowns are the mark of all grappling sports (Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo etc). They all rely on taking the fight to the ground, regardless of what you do afterwards. Takedowns can be a tough...

6 Unhealthy Symptoms Grapplers Should Never Ignore About Their Health

High level Grapplers and athletes can sometimes be the most unhealthy people. With the amount of hard training that they put their body through, they are usually carrying along lasting injuries and...

Matt Serra: ‘Aging Fighters Are Like Aging Strippers’

When does an MMA fighter know when it’s time to hang up their gloves? When does an older BJJ practitioner knows when it’s time to not compete against the young guys anymore and instead...

Olympic Judo Champ Ilias Iliadis Has A Great Throw Against BJJ Guys with a Low Stance

Takedowns are the mark of all grappling sports (Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo etc). They all rely on taking the fight to the ground, regardless of what you do afterwards. Takedowns can be a tough...