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Category Archive: Articles, Health & Nutrition

The Secret On How to Avoid Cauliflower Ear – Coach Firas Zahabi

To some jiujiteiros having “cauliflower ear,” or in more scientific terms, a perichondrial hematoma, can be a badge of honor, but to others it can be their worst nightmare. Here are a few tips to...

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...

Mat Time Is Important But Real Progress in BJJ Comes From Something Deeper

“It’s not about the number of hours you practice, it’s about the number of hours your mind is present for the practice.” – Kobe Bryant The number one answer to most people’s question of...

Rickson Gracie On Why He Teaches Weapons Defenses To Everyday People & BJJ Practitioners

There was a time when Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was actually trained for self defense. There were no tournament or title aspirations, there was simply a desire to learn and be able to defend oneself. Fast...

This Bodylock Pass Straight To Mount is The Perfect Solution Against Leglockers

If you’ve been following the pro BJJ scene, you may have noticed the Miyao brothers having incredible success with a certain type of pass: The bodylock pass which is also known as the double...

In Germany You Can Pay €999 To become a BJJ Blue Belt in a Six Weekend Long Course

For a beginner, the BJJ blue belt is a big deal in the martial art/sport as it’s the first coloured belt in the long journey that makes up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For long term practitioners, the blue...

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...

Famous Jiu Jiteiros Reveal What they Like To Eat After Competition

  Competition prep can quite often be exhausting and includes eliminating all kinds of carbs. Naturally this leaves the champs hungry and craving their first post fight meal!    ...

The 3 Steps Needed for a Successful Takedown

At first, wrestling takedowns can be confusing. During my earlier years, wrestling attacks seemed like one large blur of arms and legs moving in different directions. The best wrestlers almost seemed...

Matsurfing: You Can Be a Creonte and Proud

I’ve left ExileMMA three times. Once at the end of uni, once when I left to do an internship, and most recently upon moving to London. I’ll be back to visit, of course, but I do think...

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...

Guy Did 15 BJJ Training Sessions In 5 Days – Here’s How It Went

Do you always feel wiped out after Jiu Jitsu? Always sore the next day barely able to perform? Well meet Marcus Greatwood. Mr Greatwood gave the good old finger to overtraining and opted to do 15...

Immense Cultural Effect Of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast on the Rise Of BJJ

Joe Rogan has been the utmost authority for all things martial arts. He’s recently piped in about something that’s been grating him for quite some time – Jiu Jitsu matches are not fights (in...

The Best Sleeping Positions For Different Injuries

In bjj injuries are an every day matter. As Eddie Cummings once said it – it’s more about how bad are you injured at the moment rather than are you. Eddie Wolverine was even out of ADCC...

Is 10th Planet BJJ Considered a Separate Branch of BJJ?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Rewind about 10 – 15 years ago and there was a lot of bad talk about...

Powerlifter Promoted to BJJ Brown in 2.5 Years

Jimmy House gets promoted to brown belt in BJJ after just 2,5 years of training. He does have a background in powerlifting and wrestling. 2 years ago he came up on our radar when he competed as a...

How Often Should You Roll to Win & Roll to Learn in Training?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Out of all the training aspects that come along with practicing BJJ, not...

How To Know If You’re Ready For a Competition

Competitions are a great way to test your BJJ skills. It is one of the most physically and mentally demanding commitments you could ever make as you put everything you’ve ever learned in class on...

One Simple Exercise To Improve Posture and Decrease Injuries For BJJ

This technique is one that can be performed anywhere. Its simple, quick, and if done correctly can help balance out the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back to improve posture and muscle...

How Training With Heavyweights Will Benefit Your Jiu-Jitsu

“If you are not comfortable fighting someone 50 pounds heavier than you, there is something wrong with your Jiu Jitsu. – Rickson Gracie   Written by Jason Bright for BJJEE Rener...

Here’s How To Build A Game Plan For Your First BJJ Competition

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

The Best Ways to Plan Nutrition for Combat Athletes

Nutrition for combat athletes can be challenging to plan. Today, we’ll make a simple, step-by-step nutrition plan for you to get started! Combat athletes go through one of the most rigorous...

Rickson Gracie’s Alpha Teaching Style: Why Does He Embarrass Students?

“What I dont like about Rickson is his teaching style. He embarrasses people by putting them on the spot and many times even gets frustrated. He even changes his level of difficulty and adds...

How Does Working at a BJJ Gym Compare To an Office Job?

Almost anyone addicted to jiu jitsu has at some point considered throwing it all away and leading the BJJ lifestyle. Is it do-able? What is it really like? I’ve spent 2 years working at my gym and...