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Author Archive: grappler z

The Korean Grip Ouchi Gari

Ōuchi gari or large inner reap is part of the original 40 Judo throws introduced by Judo founder Jigoro Kano. This highly effective technique is classified as a foot technique, Ashi-Waza. There are...

25 Single Leg Takedown Finishes in 3 Minutes

One of the world’s favorite takedowns! This a compilation of Single Leg Takedowns from the following positions: 1. Snatch Single Position 2. Shin Block Position 3. Firewood Position 4. Rambo...

Catch Wrestling’s Mean & Effective Back Submissions

Catch Wrestling is a grappling style which was developed in Great Britain in the 1900’s by J. G. Chambers. Many of today’s submission grapplers, pro wrestlers and MMA fighters come...

Choosing The Right BJJ Academy For You & Your Needs

  Picking the right BJJ school is like finding your significant other (yes, seriously). You have to try it, love it and then remain faithful. Your BJJ school can either make or break your...

20 Things Jiu-Jitsu Teaches Us About Business & Entrepreneurial Success

In 2013, Forbes magazine published an article entitled, “Why You Should Fill Your Company With ‘Athletes.’” The post reached such popularity that it was viewed by nearly 410,000 people. So...

BJJ Girl On 3 Things NOT To Do When Rolling with Females

If you want to have more females training in your academy, then you have to create a welcoming atmosphere to encourage them. When it comes to rolling, do you roll with a female teammate the same way...

Implementing Strategies & Tactics To Win Grappling Matches

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Photo: Miljan Zivkovic We as martial artists are accustomed to training...

Closed Guard 2.0 – How To Use an Old Position in Modern Grappling

When I started BJJ in 1994 the Closed Guard was not just a position. It was the magic pill that makes you invincible. Royce Gracie was fighting in the UFC choking people out and breaking arms from...

Inspirational Black Belt Promotion Speech about Persistence & Self Belief

A black belt promotion is a big deal in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It usually takes around 10 years to receive the much coveted belt and within that time frame, the practitioner has to go through all the...

Kyle Snyder’s Search of Obstacles: A True Champion’s Mindset

Two returning freestyle wrestling Olympic champions were set to battle at the 2017 world championships. This had huge implications in the team race for the World Championships too since Russia and...

Developing Leadership Skills Through Jiu-Jitsu Practice

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has already proven to be one of the best sports for an all-rounded, full body workout. But in some ways, it is far more important for building life-skills and strong leadership....

How to Keep Yourself from Burning Out in BJJ

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. The amount of people that stick with BJJ from white belt to black belt is...

Should I Learn & Use Dangerous Submissions?

Heel hooks, calf slicers, and neck cranks are all deemed dangerous submissions and prohibited from competition by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), a non-profit that hosts...

Why Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Learn Wrestling

We all know the dangers police officers face on the job. Whether it’s rowdy drunks, people behaving wildly due to drugs, or simply criminals who aren’t afraid of nor hold respect for the badge,...

These 5 Principles Helped Him Become Sambo World Champion

Guest post by Ivan Vasylchuk, a world champion in Sambo from Ukraine. He is a Master of Sports, and Sambo World Champion, and gold medalist at the SportAccord World Combat Games. How to become world...

BJJ Black Belt/Navy Seal Jocko Willink Grapples with Journalist

From September of 1990 to 2010 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 Jiu-Jitsu from...

Natural Home Remedies to Protect Yourself From Ring Worm

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Hopefully you belong to a gym that mops and disinfects the mats daily....

3 Rules To Avoid Overtraining in BJJ

Say you just got into BJJ, and you’re loving every minute of it. You anticipate the next practice when one has just finished, and spend your Friday nights doing Stephan Kesting marathons until you...

Pro Tip: Focus Less On Collecting Techniques & More On Combinations

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Less number of techniques and more combinations It’s Time to Use...

Why Training in the Gi Gets More Appealing as We Age

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. “If You Want Longevity, Do Gi Jiu-Jitsu” Chris Haueter My first year...

What Should Your Focus be if You’re Training Purely for Self Defense

One can never necessarily be completely “ready” for a real self defense situation, however, we can increase our odds of surviving against a violent attacker by targeting certain moves, and...

Why It’s Important to Have Bad Days

If there’s something that the entirety of the human population can agree on, it’s that everyone has had bad days. If it’s because you locked your keys inside your car, or missed a step and went...

Mistakes To Avoid When Doing BJJ Techniques From the Internet

Photo: McHugh Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Nowadays, the Internet is meant to connect us through a common platform as a source of unfiltered and untainted information across continents. Spreading visual...

The 3 Steps Needed for a Successful Takedown

At first, wrestling takedowns can be confusing. During my earlier years, wrestling attacks seemed like one large blur of arms and legs moving in different directions. The best wrestlers almost seemed...