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Category Archive: Articles

Here’s Why Circuit Training Could Be The Missing Piece Of Your Exercise Routine

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Six Powerful No Gi Chokes That Everybody Needs To Know

Setting up no gi chokes is an invaluable skill that every serious grappler needs in their submission arsenal. These chokes are powerful tools whether gi or no gi, sport, mma, self defense, etc....

Roots of Modern BJJ Guard passing Are Found in Kosen Judo

Many BJJ players wrongly believe that many Gi grappling techniques are specific to BJJ, for example: X guard, berimbolo, spider guard, etc..  The truth is that many of these techniques have been...

Joe Rogan – Jiu-Jitsu Is The Truest Martial Art

Only a true martial artist keeps their mind strong through the best and worst of times. This is something that is constantly tested in bjj. Recently Joe Rogan hosted Lex Fridman. Fridman has a very...

When is a BJJ Practitioner Ready for MMA?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Everybody starts their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey with their own goals and...

ADCC Champ Roberto Cyborg: The Importance of Wrestling In JiuJitsu

ADCC champion Roberto Cyborg talks about the importance of training Wrestling for Jiu-Jitsu. Not many people know but Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu  was once on the Brazilian National team for...

The Most Disgusting Things That Can Happen To You When You Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

There are different approaches to starting bjj, some are researched while others are somewhat blind but no matter what the expectations might be when we get down and dirty the picture rapidly changes...

Elite Wrestlers Workout: Agility, Explosiveness, and Muscular Endurance

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Here are some ideas for increasing muscular endurance while maintaining agility and...

Video: Helio Gracie’s Complete Self Defense Jiu-Jitsu System

When it comes to self defense, your best option is often to train in combat sports where you will have sparring matches with a fully resisting training partner and you will be putting yourself in...

Sports Psychology: What Does Not Quitting jiu-jitsu Say About You

Recently, I watched budo Jake interview Adem Redzovic. One of the things discussed was how jiu-jitsu of today is modeled on competition champions regardless of the fact that there might be other more...

What’s The Real Difference Between Judo And BJJ Ground Game?

You might’ve started out training both BJJ and Judo at the same time… Thinking that if you combine the two arts, you will become an unstoppable grappler! But what you didn’t expect...

Should You Pull Guard or Use Sacrifice Throws?

Guest post by Daniel Vaughan, BJJ black belt and instructor at M3Fight Academy. In the world of BJJ there is the constant argument of guard pulling vs take downs. Let’s discuss something more...

John Danaher- The Problem With Wristlocks

Wristlock has a stigma associated with it. But as heel hooks get more mainstream it’s somewhat become more acceptable to use in competition and even in rolls as long as it’s applied with caution....

This is How To Build More Confidence In Your Jiu Jitsu Skills

Will you let us share a well-known secret… One that greatly influences how you’ll perform during your training rolls, as well as in tournaments? It doesn’t have anything to do with...

Improve Your Pressure Passing Game With The Butter Flip Pass

Would you say that guard passing is your weak side? That, perhaps, you’re not as fast as your training partners are; or, at the very least, that you’re not as quick as their guard...

Just How Much Strength Training Do You Need For BJJ?

Just how much strength training do you really need for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? One school of thought advocates virtually no strength training at all, where this modality of training is seen as something...

Fundamental Guard Passing Detail Every Jiujiteiro Needs To Know

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Guard passing is no easy business! There are many different elements that you have to take into consideration when approaching the training...

Improve Faster In Jiu Jitsu By Limiting Your Options

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. If you have some experience on the mats, then you’re probably well aware that there are no real „shortcuts“ in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu....

Lack Of Sleep Is Hindering Your Jiu Jitsu Much More Than You Think

You think that you’re doing everything you should be, don’t you? You’re training regularly and not just that; but every drill you execute is taken seriously and done to the best to...

Rickson Gracie On If Steven Seagal is a Legit Martial Artist

Rickson Gracie was once asked what he thought about Steven Seagal and if he is legit. This was Rickson Gracie’s response: “Definitely. [Seagal] has – based on his training – a deep...

Are Judo And Its Techniques Any Good As A Base For MMA At All?

Sure, BJJ may be the best martial art out there – but other ones are great as well! They will teach you self-confidence and control, as well as give you something to become better in. However, all...

GSP Faces Steven Seagal in Movie & Gets Destroyed

GSP and Steven Seagal square off in one of the worst fight scenes ever filmed. Georges St-Pierre will be remembered as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time but in Steven Seagal’s...

The Best Full Ab Exercises For Visible Results

Stop wasting your time on ab workouts that show little to no results. Try adding these full ab exercises to your workout routine for visible results! Hoping to work out? Are you tired of looking in...

A Beginner’s Guide For White Belts in BJJ

Photo: Joshua Halvatzis, Goliveco at Frota Academy in Zurich, Switzerland. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is riding a wave of unprecedented popularity. It is a core martial art in MMA, and some of the...