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Category Archive: Articles

Tim Kennedy: “If They Can Touch Your Face When You’re Grappling, You’re Doing It Wrong”

Tim Kennedy is a Strikeforce and UFC veteran, a Green Beret and Special Forces Ranger; but also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. He’s also big on criticizing the “sport” aspect of...

Learning Few vs. Many Techniques In BJJ – Which Is Better?

Here’s the thing. There is a billion techniques in Jiu-Jitsu… Okay, maybe not a billion, but there are so many techniques that there’s no chance that you’ll be able to learn...

This No-Gi Kouchi Gari Variation Is An Easy Takedown Option

You know what they say: the simplest of solutions are often the best of solutions. Be it in life or on the mats. So, if you are having some life or grappling related problems, perhaps it’s time...

Kit Dale Shares His Secret Guard Passing Concepts & Insights

Guard passing can be incredibly difficult, especially when you’re rolling against a talented opponent whose guard retention skills are off the charts. That’s why it’s vital to learn...

Body Lock Passing: The Importance of Timing, by Nicky Rodriguez

Body Lock passing can be a great addition to your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skillset. Especially if you haven’t experimented with this passing style before; when you learn the proper setups and...

Mark Muñoz, ex-UFC Fighter, Loses High School Job After Allegedly Allowing Students To Fight

Mark Muñoz is an ex-UFC fighter who fought against the likes of Loyoto Machida and Chris Wideman, and has even beaten Demian Maia back in 2011. He retired in 2015 and became a high school wrestling...

Jocko Willink: “When You’re Good At Jiu-Jitsu, You Can See The Future”

Ever rolled with someone who was so good… That it seemed as if they could read your mind? Like, no matter what you did, it was almost as if they knew what you wanted to do way before you did?...

Want To Become Great In BJJ? Learn To Create Dilemmas For Opponents

There’s a lot more to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu than it meets the eye. Even if you’ve been training for some time and can distinguish between different positions, transitions, defense and...

3 Tips For Dealing With Heavy Pressure In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Being on the receiving end of heavy pressure in BJJ is not fun. You have trouble breathing and thinking… And, particularly if it’s the case of going against someone a lot heavier than...

4 Tips for Boosting Your BJJ Exercise Routine

As someone who practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu, you likely have a consistent exercise routine in place. After all, jiu-jitsu is an extremely physical sport. For some, this routine will be more...

John Danaher Receives Driver’s License, Gets Stuck In Traffic: “Hopefully There Aren’t Too Many More Mornings Like This!”

Image Credits: FloGrappling Anyone who drives understands the frustration, stress, and an inexplicable urge to swear while stuck in traffic. Especially when it’s the case of a huge traffic jam;...

Romulo Barral: “I’ve Never Gone To A Competition To Have Fun”

If you’re someone who is relatively new to competition (and even if you’ve competed plenty already), then there’s a good chance that you’ve heard the following advice:...

“Don’t Use Your Strength” Is Among The Worst Advice In BJJ

Ok, so… If you’re a big, strong guy, how many times were you told to “not use your strength”? Probably a lot. But here’s the thing: “don’t use your...

Garry Tonon: “Gordon Helped Me See That My Flaws Make Me Unique”

Everyone needs a good friend in life. And not just a friend who you always see eye-to-eye with… But, rather, a friend who is quite different from you. And who, through those differences, shows...

Staying Loyal To One BJJ Gym vs. Cross-Training: What’s The Right Choice?

Let’s say you’re tight with time and that the training sessions your BJJ gym offers don’t always suit your schedule… Perhaps you’re working at those hours, perhaps you...

Rener Gracie Explains The All-Important “Tension Principle” in Jiu-Jitsu

If you tend to get overwhelmed by all the techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then it’s high time to start learning about principles. The principles, which are applicable throughout the vast...

Ricardo Almeida Explains Why The Arm-In Guillotine Is His Favorite Submission

What’s your favorite submission? Sure, you may have a ton of submissions that you like to go for, but if you had to pick just one… Which one would it be? Well, for Ricardo Almeida...

These 3 Tips For Grappling After 30 Work Wonders

Are you a 30 year-old BJJ practitioner? Or are you a bit older than that… Or just a tad younger? Be it as it may, you’re around 30 years old and you’re in love with Jiu-Jitsu and...

BJJ Brown Belt Chokes Out Suspect Who Was Attacking a Police Officer

William Cassoday is an ex-MMA fighter and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Just a couple of days ago, he was driving a car to see his mother… However, as he and his wife were driving, on...

Nick Rodriguez on the DDS Split: “It Was A Lot Healthier For Us To Split Off”

Nick Rodriguez is a part of the new generation of exciting Jiu-Jitsu athletes, who command respect with their extremely explosive, no holds barred style. He was a part of the Danaher Death Squad...

It’s Official: Felipe Pena vs. Gordon Ryan Scheduled for August 7

It’s now official. After weeks and even months of speculations, the rumors and announcements have now officially been confirmed… As the Gordon Ryan vs. Felipe Pena match has been...

[Watch] Tye Ruotolo Submits Garry Tonon with D’Arce Choke at ONE 157

Tye Ruotolo… Is a force to be reckoned with. He is a current Who’s Number One welterweight and middleweight champion, and an IBJJF brown belt world champion as well. And last Friday, May...

Jiu-Jitsu Is Supposed To Be Your Outlet – So Don’t Leave Training Stressed

Be honest with us… How many times have you been done with your Jiu-Jitsu class, only to feel frustrated and stressed out about it afterwards? Perhaps things weren’t going your way. Maybe...

John Danaher Explains 2 Simple Safety Rules That No One Talks About

No matter how much you try to evade them, injuries are bound to happen in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. That’s just the way it is; as it’s a martial art, you’ll see some tweaks (and...