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Author Archive: grappler z

Powerful Concept For Beating A Better Grappler Than You

How do you beat someone bigger, better, and stronger than you? Is it even possible to win against an opponent who seems to have more advantages? While the obvious answer seems like “no”, never...

Khabib Nurmagomedov & Crew Play “Dagestani” Basketball

Khabib Nurmagomedov and his crew warm and cross train by playing what the call ‘Dagestani Basketball’ which is a mix basketball, rugby & grappling. Will Harris Productions spent time...

How to Foster a Supportive Relationship From Your Spouse That Doesn’t Train BJJ

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Lets be 100% honest, we all know of a training partner or two who was once...

Should Grapplers Avoid Sports Drinks?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Lets start out with the three main reasons we eat. Number one, we eat for...

Craig Jones’ Heavy Duty Side Smash Pass

Craig Jones is known in the grappling circles as the guy who came out of nowhere and submitted huge stars Leandro Lo, Murilo Santana and even the UFC’s Chael Sonnen at the 2017 ADCC. He...

Can You Still Train BJJ With A Knee Injury?

Injuries will definitely take a toll on your body in any sport, but they can be debilitating in high-impact Jiu-Jitsu. For this reason, it’s important to differentiate what is considered high-risk...

Getting Submissions From Bad Positions

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Since my first day stepping on the mats, I have always heard the principal...

Should Bottom Turtle Position Really Be Avoided At All Costs?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. We all know the natural human reaction when somebody is getting physically...

Where Did All the Takedowns Go 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. I was recently at a major BJJ tournament in Las Vegas coaching our team...

These 5 Principles Helped Me To 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...

Should You Ever Take Extended Breaks in BJJ?

Whether it’s just a week or a full month of rest, there are many advantages but also disadvantages to taking time off from BJJ practice. Although the determination and perseverance of a Jiu-Jitsu...

How to Know if Your BJJ Academy is Right for You

Sometimes BJJ practitioners may feel unhappy, unmotivated, or that their game isn’t progressing. It’s quite normal to have these feelings wash over you for a short period of time, but if it...

Geo Martinez Gives Advice For Struggling White Belts

When you are a BJJ white belt, you will often be on a emotional roller coaster ride. You have to deal with constantly getting smashed in training by everyone, and often find yourself wondering why do...

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...

The Missing Details To The Controversial Arm-in Stack Pass That Confuses Newbies

The traditional beginner Gracie Jiu-Jitsu guard pass where you stack your opponent and put one hand in and one hand out and pass to the side is still being thought widely in BJJ academies. Now, many...

350lbs Powerlifting Champion Competes at BJJ Worlds

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu attracts all types of profiles from computer nerds to elite athletes from other sports. At this year’s BJJ world champion, it was quite surprising to see strength athlete...

4 Things BJJ Girls Need To STOP Doing

Wrestling, BJJ and MMA are combat sports that were developed by men and initially for men to prepare for battle or in a sports setting, for competition. If you look at the Gracie family in Brazil,...

Should You Master Both Sides Or Focus On The Dominant One?

Should you be drilling, or training the non-dominant side? Or should you focus entirely on the dominant one? Although many instructors have different opinions, this article explores a couple of...

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...

Why You Should Never Brag or Talk About Who You Beat in Training

Winning and losing. Two situations in which every Jiu Jitsu player will find himself at some point, most of us facing defeat in our very first session and keep doing so for a long while. But then the...

How To Roll Like a Savage While Avoiding Cauliflower Ear

To some jiujiteiros having “cauliflower ear,” or in more scientific terms, a perichondrial hematoma, can be a badge of honor, but to others it can be their worst nightmare. Here are a few tips to...

Eddie Bravo Training Jiu-Jitsu with His 6yr old Son

There is no greater joy than to share your passion of Jiu-Jitsu with your children. Making them appreciate the gentle art is not an easy task though as many of them may not understand the intricacies...

When Jiu-Jitsu Becomes An Addiction

We often read stories of how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is able to “save your life” because it is good for body, spirit and mind. Yes, it sure is but it is also true that what you almost never...

How Many Techniques Should You Know?

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 techniques a BJJ practitioner should know has always been...