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Category Archive: Articles

Braulio Estima’s Game Changing Details For A More Powerful Toe Hold

It’s often thought that leg locks are the “great equalizer” of the Jiu Jitsu game, and in many ways that’s true. However, using leg locks to level the playing field with bigger and stronger...

BJJ Black Belt Self Defense Instructor On Do’s & Don’ts in a Street Altercation

There are many videos on YouTube featuring BJJ practitioners in street altercations, and the majority of them seem to end in favor of BJJ. However, if you are inexperienced in the self defense aspect...

Underestimating Your Opponent: Why Does It Happen Over & Over Again?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. It is one thing to lose a fight or a match because the opponent is better...

4 BJJ Conditioning Secrets Every BJJ Player Should Know

Photo: Marko Stupar Guest post by Jason C. Brown of  BJJWorkouts.com 4 BJJ Conditioning Secrets Every BJJ player should know. Here’s my list. There are really no secrets where BJJ Conditioning...

Andre Galvao’s Pro Tip: How Often Should a BJJ Competitor Train?

In a typical BJJ academy, competitors will often make up fro 10 to 30% of the student body. Then from that small group of competitors, you have to distinguish the pro and regular competitors. Pro...

Should Women Train More Often with Women Than with Men?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Lets be honest, BJJ historically has been a man dominated art. Times are...

Why Are Gi Patches So Popular in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

BJJ is a sport unique in many regards. One of these aspects is having plenty of custom markings on your chosen Gi. You will never see another martial art with a gi with as many patches as bjj gis....

How To Block Seio Nage & Set Up The Clock Choke

In Grappling arts, the counter is very often more powerful than the initial attack. Seoi nage is a shoulder throw, one of the traditional forty throws of Judo as developed by Jigoro Kano. It belongs...

BJJ’s Dilemna: Conserving The Art vs Spreading The Art

Guest post from Thomas Nadelhoffer the Grumpy Grappler, an Associate Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience at College of Charleston (SC). When he’s not enjoying time with his...

How To Build Your Whole Game Around The Kimura Trap System

  There are certain names in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that go hand-in-hand with Mixed Martial Arts.  One of those names happens to be David Avellan.  A former MMA fighter himself,...

The Double Leg Trap Sweep Will Revolutionize Your Half Guard Game

In BJJ it’s quite often the hardest to figure out how a sweep works. Submissions are somewhat easier. You grab onto the isolated limb and apply pressure but working a sweep quite often takes way...

The Great Division in Modern Day BJJ: Where is it All Going?

  In todays world of divisiveness between politics, religion, healthcare and   pretty much everything else Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu cannot escape its practitioners strong opinions stirring amongst the...

Mario Lopez Goes Deep On His Passion For BJJ On The Ellen Show

If you are in your thirty’s and over, you may remember the cult TV show from the 90’s’Saved by the Bell’. Well, twenty years later, the show’s two star actors Mark-Paul...

Japanese MMA Legends Rumina Sato & Caol Uno Have a Barn Burner of a BJJ Match

In quite uncommon to see top level MMA fighters face each other in a BJJ Gi match. This recently happened in Japan at the Shooto Cup when MMA legends Rumina Sato and Cao Uno, put on their Gis and...

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: 5 Reasons Why Law Enforcement Needs It NOW

The use of force by law enforcement has attracted so much attention over the last few years it is virtually impossible to ignore. Moving forward, law enforcement agencies have no choice but to...

Stop Hesitating When Rolling

You know the feeling. You see the escape, you see the transition, you see the submission, but… But something is simply stopping you in your tracks to just do it. Usually paired with...

How to Cut Carbs Safely: 5 Ways and 5 Foods to Use

Do you know how to cut carbs from your diet without doing damage to your body? With these approaches and foods you can do it safely. Carbohydrates seem to have gained an extremely unpopular...

Modern Jiu-Jitsu: Attacking Combat Base with the Berimbolo

The berimbolo is a staple of sport’s Jiu-Jitsu nowadays. However, the popular sweep is frowned upon by many practitioners of Jiu-Jitsu, mostly from the self defense based practitioners, arguing...

Stem Cell Treatment For Grappling Injuries

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt and multiple medallist...

Identifying Dragon Ball Characters in Your BJJ Academy

Written by Jakub Trojan. While training BJJ you meet a lot of new people. It happens they might resemble characters from movies, comics, anime. I’m a huge Dragon Ball geek, and I will show few...

A Guide to Funny Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Nicknames

 The use of first names and nicknames is a Brazilian tradition that dates back to the country’s days as a colony of Portugal. In Brazilian culture, using just a first name or a nickname is...

Anthony Bourdain’s Private Lesson with Turkish Black Belt

Last year, the world was stunned when news broke that bjj megafan and celebrated chef and tv personality Anthony Bourdain had committed suicide. Bourdain, a blue belt in bjj, picked up a sport...

The New Improved Closed Guard: ‘Falcon Guard’ Will Surprise Your Opponents

Remember your old friend closed guard? When you first started out in BJJ, it seemed so simple to wrap your legs around your training partners hips and wrap your arms around their head and they were...

You Have To Check Out The ‘Lat Choke’ That Will Get You Taps From Closed Guard

Jiu-Jitsu is limitless. There are always new techniques that come up and anybody can develop new techniques. Jettie Shofner a BJJ competitor was recently able to place a rare submission in...