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Author Archive: grappler z

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....

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...

How to Take Care of ‘Small’ Injuries from Sparring

Not just as fighters but as human beings it’s inevitable that we are going to face some injury in our lifetime. Here are some ways to prevent them, but also some tips on how to nurse yourself back...

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...

When Jiu-Jitsu Becomes An Obsession

Photo: Yuri Catania 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...

Essential nutrition and supplements for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Like other other mixed martial arts, BJJ is a very challenging sport. But in order to be fully immersed in BJJ, it’s vital to be leading a healthy lifestyle. Although taking supplements is not...

Game Changer: Putting 100% Commitment in Your Offensive Grappling Techniques

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. One thing that really separates a great competitor from the rest of the...

Instructors Should Encourage Students To Find Their Own Unique Grappling Style

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. As an instructor, we must realize that it is not about us anymore, it is...

Tips For Big Grapplers Going Against Smaller Opponents

If you’re the bigger guy on the mats, you definitely want to have rolling partners who stick around, and you probably don’t want to come across as the bully,  just focused on going for the top...

How to Find the Right BJJ Gym as a Woman

If you are a woman, you might be feeling a little apprehensive about beginning your journey in BJJ. However, there is nothing to fear. If you’re a newbie, or just unhappy in the environment you...

The Fastest Way to Get a BJJ Blue Belt

While you should never rush the process to the next belt rank — especially if you are a white belt — there are a few key elements you can focus on to make the journey smoother and...

This Bicep Slicer Counter Can’t Be Stopped

The bicep lock or bicep slicer is a terrible submission to caught in. The technique is a compression lock where the biceps is pressed into the humerus. The opponent usually uses their own shin or...

8 Proven Ways to Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu

Taking your BJJ skills to the next level requires you to step out of your comfort zone, and sacrifice or compromise some elements in your daily routine to stay on top. It can range anywhere between...

4 Things BJJ Girls Need To STOP Doing

Photo: William Burkhardt of BJJPIX  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...

Khabib Nurmagomedov & His 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...

Easiest Way To Get Submissions At Tournaments

Ever notice when you roll it’s really hard to get a submission at the beginning and end of the match? This is common among BJJ practitioners, especially during tournaments. If the competition is...

Rib Injuries in BJJ: Can They Be Avoided & How To Treat Them?

So you’re working super hard at practice, feeling on top of the world as you conquer your partner. You think you’ve nailed the moves but then BAM!, you take a bad blow to the chest and you know...

How to do the Incredible Mongolian Uchi Mata

In Judo, Uchi mata is called “the King of Throws”. Uchi Mata is Ashi Waza or a foot technique, and known as one of the most difficult throws but also the most beautiful. Uchi Mata very often...

Roll Session: Rockstar & BJJ Black Belt Billy ‘Biohazard’

The guitarist and frontman of the Metal band Biohazard, Billy Graziadei is a BJJ black belt who has been training since as far back as 1993. His Jiu-Jitsu story is unique as he was training while on...

How to Train BJJ Twice per Week and Get Better

Believe it or not, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu two to three times a week has lots of advantages. Whether you have a busy work schedule, family matters to attend to, or your academy just doesn’t...

Two Tweaks That Will Add to the Control and Viciousness of Your Triangle

The triangle choke is one of the most common and also one of the highest percentage submissions in Grappling. When executed perfectly, it is a powerful weapon which is very hard to escape. There are...

John Danaher Wears Rash Guards Everywhere He Goes. His Reasons Will Surprise You!

John Danaher is an innovator and one of the most underrated coaches in the world of MMA and Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu. His Genius mind is partly responsible for the creation and huge success of his team,...

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...