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Author Archive: BJJEE

Khabib Nurmagomedov Takedown & Grappling Technique Breakdown

Khabib Nurmagomedov is famous for many things – one of them being a saying: “If Sambo was easy, it would be called jiu-jitsu” . Khabib Nurmagomedov is an undefeated Russian mixed martial artist...

The Dangers of Hero Worship in Martial Arts: An Open Letter from Ryan Hall

Photo: Joshua Halvatzis, Goliveco  You have for sure heard by now about the Lloyd Irvin drama and the controversy surrounding him and some of his team members. Back in December 2012 two of his male...

Roger Gracie’s Lapel Grip Guillotine Details

The guillotine is harder to place with the Gi because of the collar but Roger Gracie shows some great details and set up that make it just as effective. Roger stated: A little look at a lapel grip I...

Should Everyone Become a Black Belt?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a path for personal growth. It is a great system...

Sultans of Strength | Wrestling Culture In India | Desi Kushti & Dangals

Considered one of the most ancient and oldest sports in the world, wrestling in India has a glorious past. Wrestling has been popular in India since ancient times, it was mainly an exercise to stay...

Renzo Gracie’s Ezequiel From the Back

Sode guruma jime (“sleeve wheel constriction”) is a type of Judo chokehold, which compresses the opponent’s trachea or the carotid arteries. The technique can be executed from a variety of...

Video: Uriah Hall Spars w/ Francis Ngannou ‘One of the Scariest Moments of My Life’

UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou knocked out Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 with a brutal uppercut. He will now be facing Stipe Miocic for the title. The Cameroonian-French heavyweight now holds the...

2 Terrible Things That Martial Arts Coaches Do

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...

6 Tips For Remembering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques

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...

Ralek Gracie’s Latest Project: Drama Series About Jiu-Jitsu

Ralek Gracie is one of the most polarizing figures in bjj. While there might be a lot of more controversial figures his constant flip flopping and the inability to make payments towards athletes who...

New Female MMA Fighter Steps In To Duel Male Internet Troll

Any time a video of a very technical girl is seen online there’s quickly a troll emerging tearing it down. The internet has spawned many amateurs that are mostly spectators and judge by what...

How Do You Know if Your Belt Promotion Was “Well Deserved”?

Progressing through the ranks in Jiu-Jitsu is a long, long process and students who want to get to their next as fast as possible often get burned when they realise that it’s a marathon and not...

How To Block Seio Nage & Set Up The Clock Choke

In Grappling arts, the counter is very often more powerful than the initial attack. Seoi nage is a shoulder throw, one of the traditional forty throws of Judo as developed by Jigoro Kano. It belongs...

“Learning BJJ Basics is Boring”: Why You Have it Completely Wrong

Many of the younger grapplers, especially after blue belt will often look over learning the basics and will favor the more flashy, lower percentage moves. Roy Harris is a firm believer in perfecting...

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;...

Artem Lobov Trains Russian Special Forces

Artem Lobov was recently invited to the Kremlin in Moscow to teach a seminar to members of the FSO, the country’s federal protection service who often protect Vladimir Putin. Artem Lobov is a...

BJJ 101: A Breakdown Of The Main Positions In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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...

Why Being Happy is the Best Mood For Training

Guest post by Uros Culic from Serbia, a BJJ black belt under Ricardo Vieira and FILA Grappling World Champion who has been training, teaching and competing for the last 10 years. Uros is one of the...

Chael Sonnen Shows His American Gangster Head & Arm Choke

Chael Sonnen demonstrates the set up to the head and arm choke that he hit on Brian Stann. Chael Sonnen was promoted in October 2017 to brown belt in BJJ by his instructor Fabiano ‘Pege Leve’...

Breaking: Rickson Gracie Statement on His Support of Convicted Child Molester

A few days ago, BJJEE.com was the first media to run the story about David W. Arnebeck, an owner of 3 martial arts schools who was sentenced for molesting a 15 year old back in 2013. After his...

Does Stretching Reduce Injury?

When it comes to a warm up stretching routine, most people don’t actually do either before they exercise at all, whilst puts them at a much higher risk. However, there are also multiple benefits...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Against Multiple Attackers

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been proven to be an effective self dense system, however many of its detractors bring up the case of multiple attackers. In reality, there is no perfect martial art against...

3 Must-Know Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Escapes From Side Control

Despite being an inferior position to full mount, side control can be a troublesome position to be stuck in. It becomes all the more difficult when you are positioned underneath a heavier and...

Vagner Rocha Slams IBJJF: ‘Don’t Water Down Jiu-Jitsu’

Vagner Rocha, a BJJ black belt under Pablo Popovitch and a UFC vet, recently competed in the IBJJF world No Gi championship. Rocha already has a tremendous competition pedigree, being EBI champion...