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Author Archive: BJJEE

BJJ Stars 5: Biggest Names in Jiu-Jitsu Show Up Including Controversial Erberth Santos

This unique event will take place on February 6th in Brazil, under the banner of BJJ Stars 5, an 8-man heavyweight tournament will be held in which we will see the world’s best competitors such...

Marcus Buchecha Puts His Much Awaited MMA Debut on Hold

The winningest IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu champion of all time with 13 wins, Marcus Buchecha Almeida was set to make his MMA debut date set for his MMA  on February 24th for One Championship in...

Jiu-Jitsu History in the Making: UAE & Israel Federation Agree On Official Cooperation & BJJ Development in Both Countries

ABU DHABI, December 19. The UAE and Israeli Jiu-Jitsu Federations signed a memorandum of cooperation to develop the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the two countries through several joint initiatives...

Eating Clean: The Best Nutrition Plan Guide for Grapplers

For grapplers that are looking to shred, lose fat, and just basically build a lean, muscular, aesthetic physique, you’ll no doubt already be well aware of just how much hard work, motivation, and...

Introducing The World’s First Ever Online Grappling Techniques Demonstration Tournament

The International Grappling Federation has a new concept for 2021: an online No Gi BJJ tournament focused on Grappling demonstrations! Participants are required to perform three demonstrations of the...

Fitness Fallacy: “I Need to Get Fit Before I Start Martial Arts”

Written By Simon Hayes, BJJ black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie London, UK. This is a common statement and after a lifetime of Martial Arts and 14 years teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, in my...

Fitness Fallacy: “I’m Doing Lots of Toning Exercises Because I Want to See my Abs Again”

Written By Simon Hayes, BJJ black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie London, UK. “I’m doing lots of toning exercises because i want to see my Abs again”. A common mistake. There...

Wrestling Legend Dan Gable on How losing His Sister in Tragic Circumstances Changed Him

Dan Gable is best known for his coaching accolades (including 15 NCAA team team titles for university of Iowa) but the legend is primarily forged on a career that totaled only one lost match in his...

Building Stronger Legs For Jiu-Jitsu with Kettlebells

Many athletes focus more on strengthening their upper body instead of focusing on their lower body. While strong shoulders, arms, chest and core are very important in Jiu-Jitsu, a strong base which...

Applying Strongman Training to Martial Arts

Written by and contributed to BJJEE.com by Coach Needham who writes for the excellent website grapplershealth.com. Wayne Needham has been coaching for over 10 years and as an athlete himself competed...

ADCC Champion Jeff Monson Announces Retirement

Monson is a two-time winner of the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, and a No Gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu World Champion. Monson is also an anarcho-communist known for his radical political...

Mikey Musumeci Shows How He Got The Worlds Fastest Submission In 12 Secs

Mikey Musumeci is a 3x IBJJF World Champion representing CTA (Caio Terra Association) and is the only American to hold 3 world titles in the gi. Mikey has competed against the biggest names in the...

Legend Dan Gable Cried When Wrestling Was Voted Out of the Olympics

Dan Gable is best known for his coaching accolades (including 15 NCAA team team titles for university of Iowa) but the legend is primarily forged on a career that totaled only one lost match in his...

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...

Nine Beginners Tips For Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Any type of fitness training can be daunting for the first-timer, be it a plank routine or a more rigorous cardio routine. And fighting does add a different challenge to it – you have to be...

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...