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Author Archive: grappler z

Kickboxing World Champion Grapples Senegalese Wrestlers

Senegalese wrestling is a folk Wrestling style that is indigenous to the country of Senegal in Western Africa. They main goal of a match is to take the opponent down or push them out of the area....

Superior Grip Toe Hold by Bernardo Faria & Ian McPherson

The toe hold is a powerful submission using a ‘kimura’ grip on the opponent’s foot and putting a big torque. We are often taught the technique with emphasis being put on grabbing the the...

How To Pull Off Keenan Cornelius’ Reverse Omoplata on Yuri Simoes

The reverse omoplata is the Lochness monster of Grappling, wherein it’s a very rare submission especially at the highest level. This weekend Keenan Cornelius was able to pull it off against a...

Teddy Riner Decides To Skip 2018 World Judo Championships

10 times world Judo champion and 10 times Olympic gold medalist Teddy Riner has decided not to compete at this year’s World Championships in Baku. He confirmed it in an IJF interview: IJF: Will...

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...

Amazing Omoplata From Rubber Guard Finish at IBJJF Dallas Open

The omoplata is highly underestimated submission/sweep in Jiu-Jitsu because not many people know the fine details which make it so effective. There are many ways to set up an omoplata. One of the...

Flexible Guy Uses Inverted Guard For Self Defense Against Huge Lady

Many self defense experts will tell you that the sport specific inverted guard used in BJJ is useless in the street… Well this little guy was able to use it to some degree of success against a...

Breaking Down Mendes Bros Guard Passing System (Leg Drag, Drills….)

The Mendes brothers Guilherme and Rafael are universally known as one of the best guard passers in Jiu-Jitsu history. Their system consists primarily around the leg drag, the longstep, windshield...

Kyle Dake Taps Out To Choke During Wrestling Match

Wrestling champion Kyle Dake had an unfortunate last week during the Gold medal match at the freestyle world cup, Azerbaijan’s Hasanov applied a front headlock that then transitioned into a...

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...

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...

Guy Throws Hands with Cop & Throws Him with Massive Judo Throw

It’s never a good idea to attack a police officer, even less to throw them with a Kosoto Gake Judo throw. This guy obviously trains as this is a complex move to set up. He perfectly timed his...

MMA Fighters Try Women’s Self-Defense Techniques

When you attempt to get your self defense training from some sketchy videos, you can expect the worst to happen in the real world… How about what happens when you try those online self defense...

Saulo Ribeiro’s Signature Closed Guard Pass That Keenan Cornelius Says is Wrong

Last week, BJJ black belt Keenan Cornelius released a video where he discredited the classic way of opening closed guard: knee in the middle, isolate a leg and push back. Keenan stated: “The...

Sport JuJutsu world champion Tries Out Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Percy Kunsa is a 2 x world sport Ju-jutsu champion. He went to train BJJ with 2018 European IBJJF champion (black belt master) and head instructor of MKTeam in Paris, France:

Travis Stevens On Why He Chose Judo Instead of Wrestling, BJJ or Baseball

Judo Olympic silver medalist and BJJ black belt Travis Stevens is an elite athlete with a tremendous mindset. He could have succeeded at any sport where he would have focused it on. He talked to...

Keenan Cornelius: ‘How Your Instructor Taught You To Open Closed Guard is WRONG’

BJJ black belt Keenan Cornelius has just released a video where he discredits the classic way of opening closed guard: knee in the middle, isolate a leg and push back. Keenan stated: “The way...

Werdum’s Hilarious Staredown with Volkov Ahead of UFC Fight Night London

  Fabricio Werdum was his usual joker self when he faced off against the massive Russian fighter Alexander Volkov (6ft7/2.01m) ahed of their showdown at this weekend’s UFC Fight Night...

Mayweather on MMA Debut: My Wrestling Game is a ‘7’ out of 10

Floyd Mayweather is rumoured to be making his MMA debut in a few months. The name of Conor McGregor has come up as a potential opponent. Earlier this week, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley...

Floyd Mayweathwer Has Legit Wrestling Skills, Say TMT Bodyguards

Floyd Mayweather is rumoured to be making his MMA debut in a few months. The name of Conor McGregor has come up as a potential opponent. Eralier this week, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley...

Anderson Silva Using Jiu-Jitsu When Wrestling With Amazon Indians

3rd degree BJJ black belt Anderson Silva was conisdered the P4P best fighter on the planet back in 2012. Silva tried something different back then. He paid the Kamayurá Tribe in Mato Grosso, Brazil...

Why Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Learn Wrestling

Check out BJJ Fanatics for tons of great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques and Strategies. We all know the dangers police officers face on the job. Whether it’s rowdy drunks, people behaving wildly...

Closed Guard in 2018 – 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...

Garry Tonon Defends Takedowns By Mimicking an Airplane

In this great grappling match between Garry Tonon and DJ Jackson,we can see incredible takedown defense against relentless pressure. Tonon is defending Jackson’s numerous shots by spreading his...