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Category Archive: Articles

Have Your BJJ Skills Hit A Plateau? Here’s What You Can Do

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...

Kobe Bryant’s Drilling System for BJJ – A Measure of Quality

  Israeli BJJ practitioner Itamar Marani discusses how he applies Basketball champion Kobe Bryant drilling system to the BJJ drilling system. Interesting concept:   Hey guys, hope everyone...

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...

Jocko Willink On Overcoming Frustrations When Starting Jiu Jitsu

Jiu-jitsu is an inherently hard activity. When starting out, you go to a school and start learning to grapple in a room full of complete strangers. For many people, in the beginning, this is an...

Relson Gracie Black Belt Addresses The Arrest of Relson Gracie on Drug Charges

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu red belt Relson Gracie was arrested at dawn on Saturday (25) when transporting skunk and marijuana derivatives on the Presidente Dutra Highway, which connects Rio de Janeiro and...

The Tightest Brabo Choke Set Up By Fabio Gurgel

How many times have you gotten to Side Control, only to have your training partner or opponent go into ultra-defense mode? They keep their elbows tight and smartly fend off all of your attempts of...

How To Convince Your Friends And Family To Start Training Jiu-Jitsu

We know you love Jiu Jitsu and we know you think of the guys at the gym as a second family, but would it not be nice if your family at home would do Jiu Jitsu? If most of your friends started Jiu...

How To Increase Flexibility & Make Your Guard Impassable

Most BJJ players tend to focus mainly on strength and conditioning rather than flexibility. Flexibility is so important in Jiu-Jitsu because it really makes all the vast number of techniques much...

Cross-Training Over Loyalty – Maximize Your Training!

  Guest post by Darec Mc Daniel So, just the other day some of my students and I attended a workshop/seminar, that I’d like to talk about for a bit. As is the usual, the instructor...

What To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Training BUT You Have A Competition Approaching

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. For serious competitors: Everyday will not be a great day or even a good day. Your love of Jiu Jitsu has to give you the strength to find a way...

Should You Be Giving Training Partners Unsolicited Advice?

Sharing knowledge, advice and technical details is certainly one of the things that helps everyone along the way. However, that being said, giving advice is not always the best of things, even though...

Coral Belts Royler Gracie & Pedro Sauer in Epic Training Session

  A rolling session happened, between coral belts and friends Royler Gracie and Pedro Sauer, a few years ago in Brazil at the Gracie Humaita Academy. These are two of the most respected...

Andre Galvao Believes Beginners Must Make Friends And Invest Heavily In Basics

Andre Galvao  is certainly one of the greats of jiu-jitsu. His never-ending list of trophies was topped off when he took gold in the heavyweight category at Worlds 2016. But...

10 Tips for Surviving your first BJJ Class

Are you up for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If yes, then this post is for you. You must know some common spikes before you start your journey in a BJJ class. The first time is always challenging to break...

Jiu-Jitsu Red Belt Relson Gracie Arrested on Drug Charges

Known name of the Gracie family, Relson Gracie was arrested at dawn on Saturday (25) when transporting skunk and marijuana derivatives on the Presidente Dutra Highway, which connects Rio de Janeiro...

Retired Master 2 Athlete Roger Gracie Rolling With Felipe Pena

Roger Gracie retired from Jiu-Jitsu competition 2 years ago as the greatest of all time, having been a 10X world champion and defeating Marcus Buchecha Almeida by submission in an epic superfight....

Vadim Kolganov: ‘Sambo Less Complex & More Direct Than BJJ’

  Sambo is a Russian martial art and combat sport. The word “SAMBO” is an acronym for SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya, which literally translates as “self-defense without weapons”. Sambo is...

One Of The Only 2 Female Black Belts in Gracie Family Teaches an Easy Sweep From Closed Guard

Deborah Gracie Stambowsky is a BJJ black belt under her father Márcio Stambowsky, and interestingly she is one of only two women in the Gracie family to be a black belt in BJJ. Kyra Gracie was...

Ben Askren Voices Opinion on Father Arrested After Tackling His Son’s Opponent at a Wrestling Match

Earlier the week, a father of a high school wrestler, rushed and tackled his son’s wrestling opponent in a high school wrestling match. The father, Barry Lee Jones, was then arrested and...

52 Year Old Renzo Gracie Looking Sharp Rolling With BJJEE’s Editor Gile Huni

BJJ’s most loved figure Renzo Gracie was in Zurich, Switzerland at the Frota Academy where he held a fantastic seminar. Renzo showed the students a fantastic array of techniques and told countless...

Mind blowing Concept: How to Defend Everything with Chris Paines

Chris Paines, a black belt under Priit Mihkelson, is introduced a great new Mind Blowing Concept for his BJJ Globetrotters camp. He’s all about Defending Everything. Chris Paines covers how to...

Blind College Student Overcomes Adversity Through Competing In BJJ – And Winning

Life is certainly very hard, but there’s always a light on the horizon for those willing to work for it. This is what 24 year old Michelle Jorgensen proved through her recent competitive...

Judokas Throwing Each Other in a Game of Chess On The Mat

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is often referred to as Chess on the Mat. Since Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu comes from an older form of Judo, it’s a nice surprise to see some Judoka adopting the principles of Judo...

Drill To Win: Science Backs Up Effectiveness of Drilling for Jiu-Jitsu

Written by Andrew “Major” Johnson, BJJ black belt -Andrew trains under Joshua “Foca” Miller at Gracie Barra Lexington, SC. According to science, you should stop reading this, and just go...