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Author Archive: BJJEE

Ralph Gracie’s Controversial Teaching Methods:”I Hit Them in the Head & They Learn Faster”

Ralph Gracie ‘the Pitbull’ is one of the most feared & respected BJJ fighters in history. The son of Robson Gracie and brother to Charles Gracie, Renzo Gracie and the late Ryan...

Get You Cardio Up for Jiu-Jitsu: HIIT Stairs Sprint Training

Stair and hill sprints are a great way to mimic a Jiu-Jitsu competition match at 100% intensity. This article highlights the benefits. If you want to get into shape fast, burn fat, and build muscle...

The Phenomenal Growth Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the British Army

The ascendance of Jiu-Jitsu within the British Army has been nothing short of meteoric. Within the space of 4 years Jiu-Jitsu has transitioned in the British Army from an unrecognised obscure...

Keenan Cornelius Shows his 7 Favorite Wrist Locks for Jiu-Jitsu

Wristlocks (known as mao de vaca in Portuguese) are some of the lesser used submissions in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Wrist locks are used widely in Akido, Hapkido and Japanese Ju Jitsu. They are illegal...

Two Common Principles To Add More ‘Bite’ To Your Chokes

Written by Gerry Young, BJJ brown belt based in Tasmania, author of  gerrybjj.blogspot.com.au I have taught (and practiced) various choking techniques in the last few weeks and have found that I...

2x World Champion Rafael Lovato on How He Developed His Jiu-Jitsu in Isolation

Rafael Lovato Jr discusses how he managed to develop his jiu jitsu in near isolation as there were no high level instructors readily available to him in Oklahoma during the earlier days of his jiu...

(Video) Xande Ribeiro- How to Tighten Up Your Collar Chokes from the Back

  7 times world champion Xande Ribeiro shows some great details which will make your collar chokes from the back so much tighter and more effective  

Dr Patrick Roth: ‘Kettlebells An Ideal Tool For Treating Back Pain’

Dr. Patrick Roth is a neurosurgeon practicing in New Jersey. He is the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and the Director of the Hackensack...

Renzo Gracie On The Time He Got Shot & Bumping Into the Gunman Years After

  Renzo Gracie on Time He Got Shot & Bumping Into the Gunman Years After. From http://www.bobbyrazakmovies.com  

How and Why to Tape Your Fingers in BJJ

Keenan Cornelius recently talked about on his facebook page, how much damage his fingers had taken after 10 years of Jiu-Jitsu:   Coming up on a decade of Jiu-Jitsu, these hands have taken a...

Watch: The ‘A**-FACE’ Sweep from Guard

  BJJ black belt Matt Godden (Alliance) shows a sweep that he calls ‘A**-Face’ because as you can see, your a** is kind of in their face.  

BJJ Black Belt’s Opinion: ‘Junior BJJ Black Belts Make Sense’

A few years back, the BJJ community revolted when finding out that a BJJ academy in Texas, Team Pittman BJJ  was promoting children to ‘Junior black belts’. Some are even 7th degree Junior BJJ...

Fair Play? Pan Champ Gifts Opponent 2 Points & Loses Match

Fair play or stupid? Kristian Woodmansee, a BJJ world champion, 2x Pan Champion, 2x European Champion did a selfless act a few years back at the Pan that surprised many people. Here’s the...

The Bulgarian Bag- The Complete Strength & Conditioning Tool For Grapplers

Written by Ivan Miroslavov Dimitrov Everyone knows how important are strength and conditioning workouts for the athletes involved with combat sports. The popularity surrounding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...

Caio Terra: ‘Those Winning Point Tournaments Are The Same That Win Sub Only’

With the popularity of Sub Only, Quintet, EBI rules style tournaments many grappling fans discuss the validity of no time limit sub only matches in determining who really is the best grappler. BJJ...

Marcelo Garcia is the Exception: Why 99% Of Top BJJ Athletes Strength Train

Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes occasionally in...

Is Your BJJ Game Stagnating? Try Slow Technical Rolling

Personal Experience Ever since I started BJJ, I have been under the influence of some of the most decorated practitioners of our sport, unfortunately, only via internet. Even though I wasn’t in a...

Rolling With Someone Half Your Age and Twice As Strong in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

“Jiu Jitsu is perfect. It’s humans who make errors.” Rickson Gracie Rolling With Someone – Half Your Age and Twice As Strong…well this is just a fact of life for me…I’m...

The Most Effective BJJ Open Guard For Beginners

Playing Open Guard is the nemesis of most beginners as progressing to full guard is often harder and often times a newbie will be taken by a maxim of what plainly looks cool. Open Guard has many...

Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns on Competition Mindset for Jiu-Jitsu

Ah yes, the pleasures of competing… The sweaty palms, the nervous laughter and making jokes with teammates in order to make the time pass by just a little bit faster. Tournaments and matches...

Cyborg & Durinho Go at it; High Level Scrambles

Not many professional athletes get to do a winning streak in the sport of BJJ. The brutal competition and the fact that in most major tournaments you get to face 4 or 5 guys that are at the top of...

3 Single Leg Takedown Drills

As we all know, the single leg is one of the most basic and high percentage takedowns in jiu jitsu. Whether youʼre standing on the ground, you need to incorporate the single leg takedown into your...

Learn to Wrestle in the Gi with Tim Kennedy: Snap Down to Double Leg Tackle

UFC vet Tim Kennedy, a BJJ black belt & US Army Ranger knows a thing or two about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, especially for MMA so he released an interesting video on How to Fight using Brazilian...

Advice for Doing BJJ When Over 50 from John Will

Once you hit 50, you will need to make adjustments to the way you train. If you’re 50 and over and wondering how to stay on track in your BJJ class, then this article is for you. When you are over...