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Author Archive: grappler z

Most Common BJJ Injuries & How To Roll With Them

Going too hard during BJJ practice is like pushing a rubber band to the point of snapping. Often times while rolling, tapping out isn’t an option because our egos are dominating our minds. Only...

Bad Habits BJJ Helps You Quit

Whether you’re trying to stay true to your New Year’s resolutions or you’re just trying to kick a bad habit, Jiu-Jitsu can put you on the right course. BJJ is even better than those Hollywood...

The Most Effective Ways To Memorize Grappling Techniques

Many times, students will scarcely remember a technique they practiced in class by the end of the week. Sometimes the move is entirely forgotten by the end of the class! With so many techniques being...

3 Tips For Your First Competition

Your very first BJJ tournament is going to be stressful. “Do your best, and have fun” is much easier said than done, when you don’t quite know what to expect, and might feel a great deal of...

Why Do So Many People Quit at Blue Belt?

It’s not abnormal to see people easily come and go at many Jiu-Jitsu academies. The “blue belt blues” syndrome is extremely common among BJJ practitioners who receive their blue belt and then...

Does Your Wrestling Suck? Try This Guard Pull To Double Leg

When you train BJJ where most of the focus is on the ground, you won’t always have time to train Judo or Wrestling as much as you’d like. It’s about making a choice: do you want to...

How To Prioritize Muscle Groups for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

How should competitors prioritize their time in order to develop these attributes? What are they, and what order should they be ranked in? Here is a quick guide to the key physical attributes any BJJ...

Finding The Right Grappling Game For Your Body Type & Personality

A Grappler’s game starts to develop after around 4 years of training or around a purple belt in BJJ. However, that doesn’t stop a white or blue belt from experimenting with different things....

Wrestle Like a Pro: 5 Best Chain Takedown Sequences (Highest % Success Rate)

Do you want to wrestle like a pro? Then you need to chain wrestle. Here are five great chain takedown sequences Wrestling, BJJand judo can be like a chess game where you plan two to three steps ahead...

Developing Your A-Game Or Experimenting On New Moves

If you’re a dedicated “jiujiteiro,” then wondering how to maximize your training time properly and effectively has definitely crossed your mind. Specifically, when is it appropriate to spend...

How Much Should You Rest After a Tough Week of Training?

After an intense week of training when the weekend rolls around, you’re likely feeling burned out. So how much should you be resting every week to get the most out of your training? This question...

What To Eat Before & After BJJ Training

Although consistent training to be able to excel in Jiu-Jitsu is very important, the energy that your body needs to fuel itself through those rigorous trainings is just as relevant. The meals you eat...

How to Breathe When You’re Trapped on the Bottom and Getting Crushed

How do you breathe when you’re being crushed on the bottom? Like if you’re on the bottom and you’re just getting smashed and you can’t breathe, so how do you do it? Stephen...

How Should a Martial Artist React To a Verbal Threat

As martial artists, we are often faced with aggressive people who threaten us either verbally or physically. It’s important to know the difference between an insult like “F–...

Five Reasons Why Grappling Should Be Your Fitness Routine

Whether you want to feel more confident about your appearance, or need to improve your overall health, then exercise needs to be a part of your daily routine. However, if there simply isn’t a great...

The Art Of Muay Thai Clinch Foot Sweeps and Trips

In boxing, fighters are separated when they clinch; in The Thai striking art of Muay Thai, it is allowed. They launch strikes from there and also wrestle to set up foot sweeps or trips. If you ever...

Freestyle and Greco Roman: Understanding The Different Types Of Wrestling

Wrestling is a Grappling combat sport which uses techniques such as clinching, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and holds. UWW, Wrestling’s governing body recognizes 6 styles of...

Aikido Master Develops Anti-Takedown System

Aikido is often seen by other martial artists as more of a philosophical art instead of an effective martial arts/ combat sport. There are many benefits by physically and psychologically to training...

Rickson Gracie Shows Arm-in Stack Pass That Confuses Newbies

Rickson Gracie rarely shows BJJ techniques on film so it’s a refreshing change to see a video of him demonstrating a technique. In Rickson’s first ever official Jiu-Jitsu instructional,...

The Art Of The Korean One Handed Seoi Nage

Here is a great example of a one-handed Seoi Nage that this is usually performed against same stance opponents. This version is right to right as the opponent attempts to get a high right handed grip...

Dealing With Nerves in BJJ Competitions

BJJ competitors may develop extreme anxiety before competitions, sometimes to the point of getting physically sick a couple days before a big match. This is not the most auspicious way to tackle a...

How Long Should You Hold Stretches For BJJ

Regularly stretching is a necessity to be successful in any type of martial art. But do you hold the stretches for 5-10 seconds, or 60 seconds? Which is more beneficial? And, what is the difference?...

How Should Older Grapplers Pace Themselves in BJJ

Once you hit 40, you will need to make adjustments to the way you train. If you’re 40 and over and wondering how to stay on track in your BJJ class, then this article is for you.   When you...

Boxing Champ Vasyl Lomachenko Shows Off His Wrestling Skills

Vasyl Lomachenko is the current WBO super featherweight champion and considered one of the best P4P boxers in the world. As an amateur boxer he held an impressive 396 wins and 1 loss record where he...