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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Chael Sonnen Comments McGregor’s Recent Wrestling Video: “He’s Coming Back”

In a recently published social media video, Conor McGregor was seen putting in hard wrestling training rounds. The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion sparred with with the world-class...

Khamzat Chimaev’s Passport Reportedly Seized In Russia

Brazilian outlet Combate has reported that Khamzat Chimaev’s passport was confiscated by the Russian authorities in St. Petersburg, where he was supposed to transition and board the second...

Opponent Stood Up In Your Guard? Go For The Body Clinch Takedown

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

Nicky Rodriguez Shows An Incredibly Effective Turtle Escape – The Step Over

The Turtle position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one that you’ll commonly find both yourself, as well as your training partners and opponents in. So, it is of vital importance not only to know how...

These Ankle Lock Defense Concepts Will Keep You Safe Every Time

Do you want to build a solid submission game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If so, then that means that you need to have a strong defense first. For, how are you supposed to feel confident in your...

Who Can Beat Gordon Ryan?

At this year’s ADCC World Championship, we saw Gordon Ryan become the undisputed king of grappling and probably the greatest no-gi grappler of all time. Gordon managed to conquer the +99kg division...

Mikey Musumeci Challenges Sambo Athletes: “Let’s See Which Is Superior, Sambo Or BJJ”

Mikey Musumeci is making a big splash in the world of martial arts. Most recently, he did so with his recent performance in the ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling world title match, against Cleber...

Turtled Up? Peek Out & Take The Opponent’s Back With This Technique

The Turtle position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one that you’ll commonly find both yourself, as well as your training partners and opponents in. So, it is of vital importance not only to know how...

Force Your Opponent To Turtle Up With The “Kosoto”

The Turtle position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is nowhere as greatly explored as other positions are. That is to say: there are a number of possibilities when your opponent turtles up, both for...

Mackenzie Dern: “I Had A Lot Of Opportunities To Finish It – She Was Just A Better Fighter”

Mackenzie Dern put on a spectacular show at UFC Vegas 61. She competed against Yan Xiaonan, the Chinese national who is a #6 ranked UFC strawweight athlete. However, despite being persistent with...

Musumeci: “I’m Very Introverted, It Felt Like I Was Back At The Beginning Of Competing”

Mikey Musumeci had a phenomenal performance at his inaugural ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling World Championship match against Cleber Sousa. In 10 minutes of action-packed rolling, Mikey was the...

Get Unfriended With This Invisible Wrist Lock from Turtle

Here is a very sneaky wrist lock that your opponent will never expect… This one comes when your opponent is turtled up and using their near arm to block your hook. You then use your farm arm to...

Renzo Gracie’s Lightning Quick Armlock Against a Turtled Opponent

Learn with Renzo Gracie how to attack a lethal armlock without exposing yourself to get hurt. Renzo shows how he developed a variation of the specific angle by jumping over and using his body and...

Latest Car Jiu-Jitsu Event Features Adult Movie Stars

For every martial art, there are at least a couple of variations of the sport… That are, in one way or another, weird and have bizarre rulesets. In the case of BJJ, one of its weirdest...

Surprise your Opponents with these Judo Turtle Attacks for BJJ

In BJJ it is worth using judoka’s advice when it comes to stand up technique and also for ground work. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu comes from judo for a reason, and the techniques of this martial art...

Renzo Gracie Has a Surprise Anaconda-Ezekiel Submission on A Turtled Opponent

BJJ’s most loved figure Renzo Gracie was recently Uflacker BJJ Academy where he held a fantastic seminar. Renzo showed the students a fantastic array of techniques and told countless funny stories...

BJJ Advice: You Could Be Wasting Your Time By Watching Match Footage

If you want to improve your BJJ game, you have to be active about it outside of training. You have to do your homework; watching videos and instructionals, writing down notes, thinking about your...

Is It Rude To Refuse Rolling With Women In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu means that you’ll often be in a close proximity to other people; to your training partners, to be exact. And it’ll be done in a way that doesn’t really...

Hide Your Thumb: The Secret To Finishing The Rear Naked Choke

You know what they say about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: it’s all in the details. In those small adjustments that can improve your technique by tenfold, but which you’d never come across if...

Here’s How To Enter The Single Leg X From Butterfly Guard

The butterfly guard is one of the simplest, yet most effective open guard in BJJ. It can be used against opponents of any size as it utilizes the strongest part of our body-the legs, to pull, lift,...

Roy Dean Demonstrates The Classic Side Control Escape

Escaping the sidecontrol is one of the biggest challenges any beginner faces and it’s paramount to mastering bjj or even just saying you have rudimentary skills. Coming out of side control is no...

BJJ Black Belt Echo Charles Details his Workout Program for Jiu-Jitsu

So you want to introduce strength training into your BJJ routine? Fair enough – and good choice on your behalf, as becoming stronger will both turn you into a better Jiujiteiro and make you more...

[Throwback] When UFC Veteran Claudia Gadelha Competed Against Average, Middle-Aged Men

Claudia Gadelha is a former UFC strawweight fighter, who broke into the MMA scene when there were very few women fighting in it. But before turning pro, she also took part at a Brazilian variety show...

Demian Maia Demonstrates The Best Rear Naked Choke Variation

The Rear Naked Choke is a true “king” of submissions. Applied from the back – the most dominant position – it leaves your opponents no options other than to tap out or go to...