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Author Archive: BJJEE

Benefits of Compliant Resistance Drilling in Jiu-Jitsu

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia   Guest post by Jimmy johnstone, Bjj blackbelt under Fernando Terere. Owner and head coach at...

Jocko Willink Details His Weekly Strength & Jiu-Jitsu Training Regimen

Echo Charles & Jocko Willink are the hosts of the ultra popular Jocko podcast. Both of them are BJJ black belts and train with Dean Lister and Jeff Glover at Victory MMA. From September of 1990...

Which Exercises Will Help Improve Your BJJ The Most?

If you’re like most BJJ/Grappling practitioners, you’re probably looking for new ways to get an edge and get your BJJ game to the next level. In order to improve, nothing compares to getting...

Analysis of the Book “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Technique and Theory” by John Danaher, Renzo Gracie, Kid Peligro & Royler Gracie

Guest post by Gicomo Zanini, BJJ black belt and head instructor at True North BJJ Academy. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a form of combat sports that has increasingly become a trend among Hollywood...

3 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!...

Flashback: Ricardo Arona – Tito Ortiz Semi Finals ADCC 2000

Many people forget that this high level match happened in the semi finals at 2000 ADCC World Championship in the -99KG Division which was held in Abu Dhabi. Ricardo Arona won ADCC on 3 occasions...

How To Set Up the Guillotine Choke in the Gi w/ Claudio Calasans, ADCC & World BJJ Champion

The Guillotine choke is an extremely popular submission in both Gi and NoGi.  It is one of the first submissions many people learn and one of the most effective.  There are a multitude of...

Gordon Ryan Teaches His Arm-In Guillotine That Submitted Keenan Cornelius

The Guillotine choke is an extremely popular submission in both Gi and NoGi.  It is one of the first submissions many people learn and one of the most effective.  There are a multitude of...

How Heavy Do You Need To Lift To Be Strong for BJJ?

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. How will you love to describe yourself? As a grappler? or as a strength trainer? If...

Building Grappling Strength Through Rope Climbing

Establishing good grips in BJJ and Judo is so important as very often when you dominate the grip battle and establish your dominant grips you can control and dominate your opponent.  Many top BJJ...

How To Become Stronger For Grappling When You Have Limited Time

How will you love to describe yourself? As a grappler? or as a strength trainer? If you contrive to be successful on the mat you better figure it out here fairly promptly. There are lots of basic...

Renzo Gracie’s Sneaky Choke Counter to the Over Under Pass

BJJ’s most loved figure Renzo Gracie was in in Zurich, Switzerland at the Frota Academywhere he held a fantastic seminar. Renzo showed the students a fantastic array of techniques and told...

When a 105kgs Roger Gracie Rolls with His Cousin Kyra Gracie 55kgs

Have you ever seen two Gracie cousins male and female roll? This recently happened at the annual Gracie Camp and involved BJJ legends Roger and Kyra Gracie. Believe it or not, when you add the number...

Eddie Bravo: Jeffrey Epstein Could Still Be Alive

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu inspires an awe inspiring lifestyle change in most of its beginners. From dedication to some thorough core changes, the benefits of lifestyle are undeniable: it will get you fit,...

Flashback: When Renzo Gracie Faced Jean Jacques Machado in The Final of ADCC 2000

Great flashback to the final of the ADCC 2000 Under 77 Kilo. This was a match between 2 legends of jiu jitsu: Renzo Gracie and Jean Jacques Machado. The final was held in Abu Dhabi. One of the true...

Surprise Your Training Partner w/ this Lapel Loop Choke from Hugo Fevrier

The loop choke is one of the deadly subsets of those lapel chokes. The thing that sets the loop choke apart from other lapel chokes is the sneaky nature with which you are able to land it. The true...

BJJ Instructor: ‘I’ve Seen 1,000 People Quit Jiu-Jitsu in 7 Years’

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Written by Felipe Guedes, BJJ black belt instructor  It definitely requires a special type of person to become a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black...

How To Do Garry Tonon’s Guillotine From Crucifix (vs Kim Terra)

A few years back, the Studio 540 Challenge provided quite a bit of excitement. In the 2nd event of the night Garry Tonon faced off against Kim Terra. Now in spite of the challenge issued by Terra...

Navy Seal Legend & BJJ Black Belt Shows Crucifix Attacks

  From September of 1990 to 2010 Jocko Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He earned his Black Belt in Brazilian...

Most Effective Way To Open Closed Guard in No Gi; Can’t Get Triangled From Here

Opening a strong closed guard in No Gi is usually way tougher than in the Gi. You don’t have much to hold on to, the opponent is slippery etc… You can either stand explosively and use...

Missing 14 Year Old BJJ Practitioner Samantha Lopez Has Been Found After 4 Days

14-year-old Samantha Lopez who was reported missing has been located and is safe, according to her family. No other details were released, but the family thanks everyone for their prayers and...

6 Mistakes BJJ Beginners Don’t Realize They Are Making

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...

7 Ways To Overcome A Blue Belt Plateau In BJJ

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...

Surprise Them with the Sneakiest Darce & Guillotine Set Up w/ Jeff Glover

You know this situation. You are positionally dominating your opponent when all of a sudden they grab your neck. You think, that there is no way that they will catch you from there so you defend...