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Category Archive: Articles

Simple Adjustments To Take Your BJJ Game To The Next Level

Written by Felipe Grez, BJJ black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Felipe runs jiujitsukingdom.com academy in Australia. Now is the time on reflect on the year’s training and start planning for an even...

How Do You Stay Sane While Dating Someone Obssessed with Jiu-Jitsu?

Written by Emilia Tuukkanen, BJJ Black Belt, BJJ&Nogi European Champion from Finland, living and training in southern Spain.   *BJJ maniac= not a normal bjj practitioner, but a person who...

Royler Gracie on Making Your Style Of Jiu-Jitsu More Submission Based

  A great lesson from Master Royler Gracie on how to have a submission based game instead of being a points player. Royler competed in the black-belt ranks for 20+ years. Royler is also a...

Top 5 Tips For Starting A BJJ Strength & Conditioning Routine

  Guest post by Sam Dupont, a strength coach to CFS BJJ Brighton, and also to Black Belt Belt Gold British Medalist Yousuf Nabi. Sam has worked with many other athletes from other fields too...

5 Handy Tips For All First Time Competitors

1 Weight Cutting If you’re interested in competing for the first time and have trouble choosing weight classes it’s probably best you don’t cut a lot of weight. BJJ competitions...

10 Ways To Relieve Back Pain For Grapplers

Back pain is a huge factor for anyone doing jiu-jitsu. The body goes through a variety of changes from the time you start bjj – and most of them welcome. However there’s one particularly...

6 Ways To Improve Your Submission Game In BJJ

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...

Instructor Conducts World’s First Ever Social Distancing BJJ Belt Promotion

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is far from being as serious and strict as other forms of martial arts. The main reason is probably due to the fact of it being a martial art/sport that has mostly been developed...

Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle – How Mark Lost 200 Pounds Through BJJ

When Mark started training BJJ eigth years ago, he weighed 500 pounds, and through training & dedication, he lost around 200 pounds. We often hear that BJJ is for everyone. We think so too, but...

Standing Arm Drag Tips From Bernardo Faria

    The list of Bernardo Faria‘s achievements is huge. Among them are many world titles including both his weight class and absolute.  28 year old Faria was born in Brazil and is a...

This Butterfly Guard Pass Is So Simple That It Works Every Time

The Butterfly Guard is such a versatile position when you’re on the offense; it offers a very wide range of transitions, set ups and even direct submission attacks. That is why, if you are on...

Travis Stevens’ 5 Favourite Takedowns for BJJ

The USA’s Travis Stevens, probably the hardest working judoka around, has taken home a silver medal in the 2016 Olympic games. Travis Stevens when asked why he focuses on the Ground Game (Newaza),...

Travis Stevens on How a BJJ Gi Should Fit

So you want to buy your first Gi? It’s the first serious decision after you start training Bjj. When I started training there was only a submission wrestling class in my town. Then I moved to a...

How To Deal With Injuring A Training Partner Accidentally

    Injuries are a part of the sport, in jiu-jitsu perhaps more than in others. Still accidents happen and it’s not always easy to deal with them especially those that can have...

Should the Master BJJ Competitors Train Like The Adult Competitors?

When competing in BJJ past the age of 30, you have the option to enter some tournaments in the master divisions. For IBJJF tournaments, they have set up age divisions for the 30+ and over. Master 1...

Joe Rogan on Why Jiu-Jitsu Guys Should Know Judo

A great way for BJJ players to improve their groundwork is to practise techniques from a throwing position and then transition into ground work from there. A lot is written about the benefits of...

10 Judo Throw Tips That Will Improve Your Technique Greatly

You either love or hate it; but you need Judo training in order to improve your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Plus, if you enjoy those small details that make everything work in Jiu Jitsu, then you should...

MMA Legend Calls Steven Seagal An Embarrassment To True Martial Artists

    “It’s sad how some people can’t accept that their time the spotlight has come to an end. I watch Brazilian jiu jitsu today and am amazed that some of the basic moves are new to...

The Fishing Pole Guard is The Perfect Solution To Your Opponent’s Smash Pass

The leg lace smash pass is a widely used pass in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Grappler’s Guide Michael Perez has a few great counters for it though – so tune in and read on! FIRST VARIATION Michael...

The Best Guard For Beginners: Collar Sleeve Guard with Rafael Mendes

In the part one of the Introduction to the Collar Sleeve Guard, we’ve examined the basics of setting up this guard, as well as how to set up basic attacks from it. Now, in this second part,...

Felipe Costa: How To Go From Being a Regular BJJ Practitioner to an Expert Competitor

  Felipe Costa is a BJJ World Champion who is loved by almost everyone in the Jiu Jitsu community, and a competitor who won his first gold medal at the World Championships in 2003. The reason?...

5 Ways To Deal With A Bigger, Stronger Opponent In BJJ

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...

6 Exercises For Stronger BJJ Grips

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...

Passing Guard to the “Wrong” Side

I strongly believe competitions teach you great lessons, as long as you are open to critically analyze your performance and make improvements. Here is something that happened to me and I am sure I am...