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Author Archive: BJJEE

Firas Zahabi On The Countless Struggles He Faced on His Jiu-Jitsu Journey

When it comes to bjj there are a lot of concepts which can further your journey. One often seen philosophy is that to become good you must always pick the toughest roll in any room you’re in....

Top 3 Guys NOT To Be While Rolling in BJJ

BJJ is a unique sport in many regards. One particularly interesting aspect is that it’s mostly practised by adults who have settled into their lives opting into a certain lifestyle willingly. The...

How To Use Old School BJJ To Smash New School BJJ Practitioners

Is there anything more annoying in Jiu-Jitsu than competing or training against someone that you know you are “better” than, but you end up getting caught by the modern techniques and he goes to...

How Bodybuilding Type Training Won’t Help Your BJJ Game

  Source: Rich Mejias for BJJ.org Does your routine look a little like this? Monday:         Chest and Triceps Tuesday:        Back and Biceps Wednesday:   OFF Thursday:      Legs...

The 3 Biggest Social Problems in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Today

There are many voices, including those in the recently aired documentary “Jiu-Jitsu vs. the world”, that portray a picture of BJJ and its surrounding community as if they were flawless. “BJJ...

1 Grip 5 Takedown Options

In BJJ, you don’t need more than 5 takedowns to have an effective stand up game that can win you matches or keep you safe in a self defense situation. That may not seem like much but if you are...

Submission Strength for BJJ: Strength and Conditioning Secrets Revealed

The old saying goes, there’s a thousand ways to skin a cat. We can defiantly see this in the world of strength in conditioning for combat sport athletes. Just go ahead and pop in google “MMA...

Old Man Sweep by Marcelo Cohen

Jiu Jitsu, the game of human chess. Grappling is considered by many one of the most difficult sports to master. Learning moves generally require a combination of intelligence, timing, coordination...

Meet The Chechen Black Belt World Champion Who Runs a BJJ Academy in USA

Meet Saeed Dunkaev, a jiu-jitsu black belt from Chechnya who has owns and runs a BJJ academy in Anaheim, California called Neezam. Saeed is a BJJ black belt under the legendary Leo Vieira, is a...

3 Effective Ways to Pull Half Guard Followed Right Away By a Sweep

If you’re going to pull half guard, why not sweep right away afterwards? 1.Gile Huni of Kimura BJJ Serbia shows a an easy takedown: Half guard pull straight into a sweep for an easy 2 points!...

Easiest Low Risk Takedown That Works Well Against Bigger Opponents

In BJJ, you don’t need more than 5 takedowns to have an effective stand up game that can win you matches or keep you safe in a self defense situation. That may not seem like much but if you are...

Jacare: ‘I’d Make As Much Money Teaching BJJ As I Do in MMA’

BJJ world champion and UFC contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza discusses his upcoming UFC fight against Robert Whittaker, why he’s not fighting Luke Rockhold or Yoel Romero. Souza...

When Gracie Misbehave: Gracie Family Dramas & Misbehaviors in History

“People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life.” – Bo Bennett Jiu-Jitsu as we know it today would have never happened if it hadn’t been...

Renzo Gracie Explains Backstory To Head Stomping Incident with Judoka Ben Spijkers

Who remembers the classic grudge Vale tudo match between the legendary Renzo Gracie and world class Judo Ben Spijkers from back in 1995? Renzo Gracie was heavily criticised for stomping on the head...

Most Jacked Judoka, Wrestlers & Sambists in History

Javier Cortina Height: 6’1″ Weight: 214lbs Javier is a Freestyle wrestler from Cuba who competed in the 2012 Olympic Games competing in the 96kg (211lb) weight class. He was also a bronze medal...

The 10 Most Memorable Fightshorts In MMA History

  MMA fightshorts have seen all the trends, from spandex speedos, cycle shorts, Muay Thai shorts to gi to board shorts, the UFC has seen them all. Here is a collection of the most memorable...

Why You Should NEVER Let Your Opponent Control Both Your Ankles

There is a reason why in BJJ and especially in MMA, you should never allow your opponent to control both your ankles. Once they do that, they have control of your legs and can either throw your legs...

3X BJJ World Champ/MMA Fighter Does The Unthinkable To Prove That His Opponent is Out

BJJ black belt Chad George made his much awaited debut for Bellator MMA in 2015 at Bellator. He faced Mark Vorgeas and won the fight via the infamous Von Flue Choke in the first round. George was in...

How To Deal With Losing in Jiu Jitsu and in Life by Jocko Willink Ex-Navy SEAL Commander & BJJ Black Belt

Nobody likes to be submitted in training or in competition, but there is a famous saying “There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu, you either win or you learn”. Jocko Willink gives some good advice on...

Buchecha’s White Belt Mistake That Roger Gracie Capitalized On

A jiu-jitsu match for the ages happened 3 years ago it was quite a revelation in eyes of many jiu-jiteiros. One person that was affected the most arguably is Marcus Almeida Buchecha, who was...

How effective are high amplitude takedowns in a self defense situation?

Is it better to have trained BJJ or Judo when a self-defense situation arises? If you’re a Jiujiteiro, then this might not be what you want to hear… But it’s something that you absolutely need...

How To Crankproof Your Neck For Grappling

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Follow him on instagram. In brazilian jiu jitsu, a martial art where many...

BJJ Black Belt’s Point Of View: Why Jiu-Jitsu Is Not Suitable For a Street Altercation

Written Florent Luccioni , an important member of the French Jiu-Jitsu community. He and his twin brother Jean Claude are both BJJ Black belts under Francisco Nonato and run Arte Suave Jiu-Jitsu...

Rigan Machado Recommends Controversial Russian Martial Art ‘Systema’ as a Way To Improve in Jiu-Jitsu

Systema (Система, literally meaning The System) is a Russian martial art. Training includes, but is not limited to: hand-to-hand combat, grappling, knife fighting, and firearms training....