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Category Archive: Articles, Health, Strength & Conditioning

Does Stretching Reduce Injury?

When it comes to a warm up stretching routine, most people don’t actually do either before they exercise at all, whilst puts them at a much higher risk. However, there are also multiple benefits...

“Learning BJJ Basics is Boring”: Why You Have it Completely Wrong

Many of the younger grapplers, especially after blue belt will often look over learning the basics and will favor the more flashy, lower percentage moves. Roy Harris is a firm believer in perfecting...

Hapkido Black Belt Gets Manhandled By Blue Belt, Claims He is an ex Jiu Jitsu World Champ

Challenges have been rising in popularity ever since the early 80s. The urge to test your skill and to compare it with other martial artists is enormous. This is how a 5th degree hapkido black belt...

Dan Gable: They Say Wrestling Isn’t For Everybody, But I Say It Should Be

  Dan Gable is best known for his coaching accolades (including 15 NCAA team team titles for university of Iowa) but the legend is primarily forged on a career that totaled only one lost match...

Constant Neck Pain & Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   Considering jiu jitsu has a significant...

Round Up Of Funniest Cases Of fraudulent Belt Promotions

Through the years many cases of self promoted jiu jiteiros were outed. While some excused themselves saying it was japanese jiu jitsu, a discipline they made out some outright owned it. Such was the...

Small Wrestler Grapples Powerlifter Close To 3X His Weight

A real life David against Goliath Wrestling match. Russian Freestyle Wrestler Aleksey stands at jus 1m61 for 58kg. He decided to test himself with a massive Powerlifter who hasn’t any Grappling...

The Most Intense Black Belt Self Defense Test Done by “The Bruce Lee of Krav Maga”

    We often hear about contests and comparisons for the ultimate martial art – but what we don’t see every day is a self proclaimed Bruce Lee of Krav Maga do the test in a bjj...

How To Find Your Own BJJ Style

Finding one’s personal BJJ style is a never ending road – there will always be options for improvement, no matter how much experience a jiujitero may have. However, the biggest hurdle to...

Stop Telegraphing Your Double Legs: Try This High Crotch to Double Leg Instead

Oh yes – the double leg and its fun variations! It’s certain that we will never have enough of the versatility of this takedown and of seeing it work in real time. So, today we’ll...

BJJ Competitions: How Are Masters Different From Adult Divisions?

By Guillaume Huni, BJJ black belt and BJJ instructor at Kimura BJJ Academy in Belgrade, Serbia When competing in BJJ past the age of 30, you have the option to enter some tournaments in the master...

Debunking The Number 1 Lie In Jiu Jitsu

In Jiu Jitsu there are many relative truths. As some say it’s not so much dependant on if a move works as much as the accent is if it works for you. So what is the number 1 lie in all of...

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...

Roger Gracie Rolling with GSP No Gi & Gi

Back in 2011, the GOAT of BJJ Roger Gracie trained with then UFC champion Georges St Pierre Gi and No Gi. Roger was quoted as saying about the experience to Graciemag: Training with him is great. We...

Stopping The Knee Slice Pass Before it Even Starts with Xande Ribeiro

Knee slice is one of the highest guard passes in BJJ. It works really well against bottom half guard players that like to either play knee shield or to drop their shield play a Lucas Leite style...

Five Things You Learn On The Mat That Apply To Life

So many of us love Jiu-Jitsu because of the benefits we derive from being on the mat. From the camaraderie, the health benefits, to the competition aspects and more. But one of the most amazing...

How To Develop Your Jiu-Jitsu Brain On & Off The Mats

  By Mike “Spider-Ninja” Bidwell, a BJJ Black Belt under Phil Migliarese and Ken Kronenberg (Team Tai-Kai / Balance). Mike is a full time Jiu-Jitsuka, blogger (check out his great...

Get Out Of The Dreaded ‘Superhold’ with a Simple Tip From Xande Ribeiro

When you play half guard, the worst thing you can do is letting your opponent get passed all of your line of defenses (feet, knees, arms) and smashing you with a tight head and arm control. This is...

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...

Start Taping Everyone At The Academy with Tarikoplata; No One Can Stop It

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is limitless. It is constantly evolving and with the internet, new techniques are readily available to even the newest white belts. This makes the sport of BJJ evolve even faster...

Stop Telegraphing Double Legs. This Misdirection Double Will Be Your Winning Move

Once you’ve gotten a bit more comfortable with wrestling and once you’ve learned a couple of basic takedowns, it is time to turn towards practicing „The Sweet Art of The Feint“; that...

Lightning Fast Ankle Lock Submission – Mikey Musumeci

Mikey Musumeci is a 3x IBJJF World Champion representing CTA (Caio Terra Association) and is the only American to hold 3 world titles in the gi. Mikey has competed against the biggest names in the...

Keenan Cornelius Shows How To Adapt The Straightjacket Back System For The Gi

Back control in Jiu Jitsu is a very powerful position. If you have been training for a while, you have probably heard about the straightjacket back attack system made famous by the infamous Danaher...

Feeling Like Quitting BJJ? This Will Put Everything Into Perspective

I would need many pairs of hands to count how many times I wanted to quit BJJ, or anything else for that matter for which I’d put in a great deal of effort and did not receive the results I was...