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Author Archive: BJJEE

BJJ Competitions: How Are Masters Different From Adult Divisions?

By Guillaume Huni, BJJ black belt and BJJ instructor at Kimura BJJ Academy in Belgrade, Serbia When competing in BJJ past the age of 30, you have the option to enter some tournaments in the master...

Claudia Gadelha On Why Americans Have A Hard Time Flow Rolling

For grapplers, rolling in BJJ or randori in Judo is used to develop one’s techniques. The problem is that in many cases, rolling often turns out to be less constructive. That is why flow rolling is...

Roger Gracie Rolling with GSP No Gi & Gi

Back in 2011, the GOAT of BJJ Roger Gracie trained with then UFC champion Georges St Pierre Gi and No Gi. Roger was quoted as saying about the experience to Graciemag: Training with him is great. We...

Stopping The Knee Slice Pass Before it Even Starts with Xande Ribeiro

Knee slice is one of the highest guard passes in BJJ. It works really well against bottom half guard players that like to either play knee shield or to drop their shield play a Lucas Leite style...

How To Develop Your Jiu-Jitsu Brain On & Off The Mats

  By Mike “Spider-Ninja” Bidwell, a BJJ Black Belt under Phil Migliarese and Ken Kronenberg (Team Tai-Kai / Balance). Mike is a full time Jiu-Jitsuka, blogger (check out his great...

Flavio Almeida In Court Calls Fugitive Ralph Gracie ‘Coward & Terror*st’

The assault case by Ralph Gracie and his student, Lincoln Pereira, on Flávio “Cachorrinho” Almeida that occurred during the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu World No-Gi championship on December 15 last...

Get Out Of The Dreaded ‘Superhold’ with a Simple Tip From Xande Ribeiro

When you play half guard, the worst thing you can do is letting your opponent get passed all of your line of defenses (feet, knees, arms) and smashing you with a tight head and arm control. This is...

Mackenzie Dern & Husband Had An Encounter with Racist Woman At The Beach

BJJ world and ADCC Champion Mackenzie Dern and her husband, pro surfer, Wesley Santos recently became parents in June of this year to little girl Moa. After a hiatus from maternity leave, Dern is...

Start Taping Everyone At The Academy with Tarikoplata; No One Can Stop It

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is limitless. It is constantly evolving and with the internet, new techniques are readily available to even the newest white belts. This makes the sport of BJJ evolve even faster...

Keenan Cornelius Answers Critics of His ‘Helio & Rickson Have A Purple Belt Level’ Statement

A few days ago we published an article that caused quite a big stir in the BJJ community: Keenan Cornelius On Helio & Rickson Gracie: ‘Their Level Was Probably Tough Purple Belt’ Many...

Review: Cage Hunter App, the Uber of MMA matchmaking

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...

Keenan Cornelius Shows How To Adapt The Straightjacket Back System For The Gi

Back control in Jiu Jitsu is a very powerful position. If you have been training for a while, you have probably heard about the straightjacket back attack system made famous by the infamous Danaher...

Xande Ribeiro: ‘The Next Time Someone Passes My Guard, I’ll Become a Businessman’

Xande Ribeiro is a mythical figure in Jiu-Jitsu. He ranks high up with Roger Gracie, Jacare, Braulio Estima, Marcelo Garcia, his older brother Saulo as the best ever competitor in BJJ. – Xande been...

Xande Ribeiro On Why His Guard Hasn’t Been Passed in 13 Years

@fabricio.rocha.fotografia Xande Ribeiro has legendary stature – he’s been an active competitor at the black belt level since the early 00s. His  7 World titles are accompanied by many other...

Keenan Cornelius On Helio & Rickson Gracie: ‘Their Level Was Probably Tough Purple Belt’

There are many stories of Rickson Gracie manhandling and submitting BJJ world champions when they came to visit him in his academy  during the 90’s. One of the names that come up are bjj greats...

Man Charged w/ stealing USD 1,3 Million To Fund Expensive BJJ Competition Habit

Aaron Baslangic, a top executive at Australian retail giant Coles, was arrested last Friday and has since been charged with multiple thefts and deceptions. It is alleged that Baslangic stole close to...

Tips For Using Running As Conditioning For BJJ

  Brazilian jiu-jitsu(BJJ) is a complex martial art that focuses primarily on grappling, rolling, and fighting on the ground. Some people use BJJ training and conditioning as a way to get into...

All Your BJJ Frustrations Will Be Overcome with More Mat Time

So you’ve been looking for the secret to becoming a good Jiu Jitsu player? You’ve been wanting that one element required to become a champion? It’s really simple. Mat time. The one element that...

The History And Origins Of Wrestling

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...

Most Effective Ways To Develop Muscle Memory in BJJ

Written by: James Jayme. Photo by Milan Bubonja If you are familiar with Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory, it suggests that there are different learning styles. Among the seven...

5 Qualities Which Define a Great Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

  Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became...

“You’re Really Strong”: Jiu-Jitsu’s Biggest Backhanded Compliment

Photo: prestonsmithphotography.net   / instagram.com/prestonsmithphotography/ Strength, one of the attributes that most BJJ athletes are actively trying to improve upon. An attribute that is...

What You Should Know After Your First Year of BJJ

So you want to know what you will know after one year of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Or perhaps you are already past the one year mark and are wondering what you should know by now? We will discuss in this...

Chess on The Mat: What BJJ Can Learn from Chess

  Guest post by Marcin Polczyk of BJJ Explorer (please LIKE his cool Facebook page) When I talk to people who start their BJJ adventure (in my opinion passing knowledge about the very essence of...