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Author Archive: BJJEE

Eliminate Jiu-Jitsu Competition Anxiety Using The Wim Hof Method

Written by Miles Lukas, a Wim Hof Method and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt instructor who began his BJJ journey in 1998. He specializes in breathwork for athletic performance. His workshops and...

Double Kettlebell Training for Superior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Strength

Written by Joey Alvarado, creator of Kettle-Jitsu Grip training is a subject I wanted to touch on for some time now. I definitely have some serious opinions on it. As you already may know, I have...

Top 10 Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Songs From All Over The World

Check out some of these great songs with a BJJ theme. Some of them are simply beautiful, especially the Top 4! Enjoy and make sure to put them in your mix tape at the BJJ academy! 10. Cate Botelho-...

Grandmaster Carlos Gracie’s 12 Commandments of Jiu-Jitsu

    The 12 Commandments of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu -By Grandmaster Carlos Gracie Sr.   Promise yourself… To be so secure that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To speak to all of...

Why Are You So Afraid To Compete? And What To Do About it

Someone recently wrote that the number of active BJJ competitors in some countries are declining, and so the obvious question to ask is what underlying factors might be behind a practitioners...

Rafael Lovato Jr Plans To Return to MMA in 2021 Despite Rare Brain Condition

Former Bellator MMA champion Rafael Lovato Jr has announced that he would be returning to MMA despite his rare medical condition that made step back from MMA last year. Lovato said “Retired is not...

Fitness Fallacy: “I Don’t Do Weights, I Think Training with my Bodyweight is Better”

Written By Simon Hayes, BJJ black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie London, UK. “I don’t do weights, i think training with my bodyweight is better” Do you think your body knows...

6 Effective Takedowns from Rear Clinch To Include in your Arsenal

The biggest problem a BJJ guy usually has is nailing the actual takedown to bring the fight to the ground. Once you have a good wrestler or a fighter with great distance management, well sometimes...

BJJ World Champion Tip: Overcome Competition Nerves by Pretending You are Someone Else

I was listening to a BJJ podcast and this world champion said that to deal with competition nerves, they would switch to their alter ego which was a ruthless and fierce version of themselves. Another...

Female Chiropractor & BJJ Practitioner Massages & Cracks BJJ Brown Belt’s Neck

If you train Jiu-Jitsu, you are sure to have some spinal problems.The spine is the life center of the human body. It controls every human function, such as, digestion, hormonal balance, muscle...

Should Higher Belts Always Smash (Cocky) Lower Belts at the BJJ Academy?

If you’re a higher level BJJ belt, it is likely the case that you often go easy on the lower belts. And probably for a good reason – you don’t want to get their spirits crushed and discourage...

Eye-Rollingly Dumb Things People Say About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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 this...

Here’s Why You Won’t Regret Finally Going To That First BJJ Class

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

5 Simple Resistance Band Exercises

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

4 Simple New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Be Able To Keep In 2021

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu White Belt Explains Why He Pulled a Small Arm During a Street Altercation

A recent video went was released on the internet of a man with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu hoodie pointing his small arm at another man in a neighborhood altercation. Rener Gracie found out who the man was, and...

Weird Inverted Armless Triangle Puts Opponent To Sleep At A Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

Jiu-Jitsu is limitless. There are always new techniques and strange combinations that come up when you are training with someone. The reverse triangle from guard is a regular technique that can catch...

The Best Pull Up Grip Variations For Grapplers

Establishing good grips in grappling sports and MMA is extremely important as by dominating the grip battle and establish dominant grips, one can truly control and dominate the battle. Many grapplers...

10 Different Animal Walk Exercises For BJJ Warm Up & Conditioning

  A video illustrating many different animals walks and animal drills for strength, conditioning and overall movement coordination and capacity.     More animal drills:

Skillful Roll Between BJJ Black Belt & His Grappling Dog

Man’s best friend is also man’s best training partner. Kano the dog rolling with his master, BJJ and Judo black belt Bryan Mendez. Kano is wearing a Dog Gi.

The 3 Worst Exercises for BJJ

Over the years there’s been a number of different exercise programs that try to appeal to specific audiences. There are kettlebells for grapplers, crossfit, Wendler’s 5-3-1, versions of the...

16 yr/o WINS 8 BJJ Matches in ADULTS Division – Flying Arm Bar, Rolling Knee Bar, Reverse Omoplata

16 year old BJJ phenom Isaac Thompson enters the adults division and out wrestles everyone while using unorthodox BJJ techniques such as the truck, lockdowns, reverse omoplatas and FLYING armbars....

Faked Injury Turns Into An Adorable Jiu-Jitsu Proposal On The Mats

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu builds very deep friendships & sometimes teammates even fall in love. This is what happened when BJJ purple belt Luke Morton proposed to his blue belt and MMA fighter...

BJJ Black Belt On Why He Started Doing the Ice Bath Method

If you’ve been in the bjj scene for a couple of years you’ve probably heard about the Wim Hof Method. This is a breathing method developed by a dutchman of the same name. This is a fella that...