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Author Archive: grappler z

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...

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–...

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...

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...

10 Takedown Tactics Used by GSP which Made Him One Of The Best Wrestlers in MMA

Georges St. Pierre, the former UFC welterweight champion was arguably one of the best takedown artists in MMA. He was able to out-wrestle many elite level wrestlers and all this without even having a...

21 Signs Your Jiu-Jitsu Sucks

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

Tips For Women Who Want To Start Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Yes, it’s finally here! You read that headline correctly. For all the beautiful, brave women that have decided to start their journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, this article is here for you . Written...

No BJJ Schools Nearby? Here is How You Can Still Train

So, you’ve decided to enter the “ossome” realm of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu… After reading countless articles about how BJJ positively impacts the mind by improving confidence, relieving stress...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: