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Category Archive: Articles

Body Squeezes And Pressure – Use Them To Get The TAP

There are some techniques and details in BJJ that are borderline… Just plain harsh. Using pressure and body squeezes to get the tap certainly falls into this category. Let’s take a brief...

Joe Rogan on Gordon Ryan: ‘He’s The Pound for Pound The Greatest of All Time’

In his recent podcast with wrestling great Dan Gable, Joe Rogan talked about Jiu-Jitsu and talked about 3x ADCC world champion Gordon Ryan. Rogan called him the “pound for pound greatest of all...

BJJ Champion Rafael ‘Barata’ Freitas Cleared of Charges of Drugging, Raping Client

A Brazilian jiujitsu champion and instructor at the famous Jackson-Wink MMA Academy was arrested, jailed and accused of drugging and raping a client late last year. Rafael de Freitas, 37, aka Barata,...

How to Switch from Gi to No Gi Grappling

Gi and No Gi are the 2 forms of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Gi Jiu Jitsu is grappling with the use of a traditional Gi, which allows you to grab the clothing of your opponent. No Gi is grappling without the...

Never Get Your Guard Passed: Gordon Ryan’s Tips To Improve Guard Retention

What is guard retention? Guard retention is the act of getting your opponent back in front of you and in between your legs, as he tries to pass your guard. You need to have a grip and at least 3...

How Judo Legend Toshihiko Koga Defeated Giants

Japanese judoka Toshihiko Koga, Olympic champion at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, died on March 23rd 2020 at age 53, according to NHK. The cause of death is yet unknown, although the 3 time Olympian...

Craig Jones Shows Defense Against Leg Locks From 50/50

Heel hooks have once again come into focus following the triumphant return of Ryan Hall to the octagon. This prompted great many discussions questioning if BJ Penn – an old school bjj prodigy...

How To Take Down Big Guys Twice Your Size in BJJ

In BJJ, you don’t need more than 5 takedowns to have an effective stand up game that can win you matches or keep you safe in a self defense situation. That may not seem like much but if you are...

3 Ways to Use CBD Products for Anxiety and Stress

In the last few years, cannabidiol (CBD) oil has gained traction as a suitable treatment for anxiety. As a compound found in the marijuana plant, cannabidiol is now widely available due to marijuana...

Demian Maia On The 3 Hour Private Session He Had with Rickson Gracie That Changed His Jiu-Jitsu

Rickson Gracie is a mythical figure in Jiu-Jitsu. Jean Jacques Machado speaks on years of experience training with Rickson Gracie. He was Rickson Gracie’s student from back in the days, from the...

Human Growth Hormone – How It Works And How To Increase It Naturally

Ah, yes. HGH – the Human Growth Hormone. Often called a „fountain of youth“ by men, especially those who are up-to-date with the rise of podcasts in the recent times. But… What is HGH,...

You Need To SPECIALIZE In One Type Of Subs In Your BJJ Game

If you’ve been threading along your Jiu-Jitsu path for quite some time now, perhaps an idea of specialization has crossed your mind. That is: you might’ve come to a point where you want...

Georges St-Pierre Breaks Down Jiu-Jitsu Scenes From Movies

GSP has been training BJJ for close to 15 years. Bruno Fernandes is GSP’s BJJ coach, talks about GSP’s Jiu-Jitsu: “Without a doubt, he is a legitimate BJJ black belt. He’s already a black...

Roger Gracie’s Advice on How To Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu

Roger Gracie is arguably known as the greatest BJJ competitor of all time, having won 10 black belt world titles, 2 ADCC world titles and having easily submitted his biggest rival, the much younger...

Jocko Willink Has the Right Recipe For Dealing with Arrogant Jerks in Jiu-Jitsu

They say that martial arts makes you more humble and ego-less. This is how it is ideally but is not always the case. In the jiu jitsu community, one often hears the importance of being...

The Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Movies To Binge Watch

Stuck at home and can’t train BJJ because the academy is closed? You can binge watch some movies which feature BJJ in them. Check out our list: John Wick series In the bullet pasted action...

MMA Legend Calls Actor 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 me. Once...

3 Of The Hardest BJJ Submissions To Master

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...

Russell Brand On How Training BJJ for 5 Years Changed His Life

Russell Brand started bjj as far back as summer of 2016. Since then he’s been constantly endorsing the art. He got his blue belt a few years ago. Russel Brand Got Cauliflower Ear and Had It Drained...

Female BJJ Competitor Goes Out When Caught in Tight Guillotine

Takedown attempts should always be countered by a sprawl but what about defending and countering takedowns with a well timed guillotines? The Guillotine Choke is a very powerful submission, one that...

The Many BJJ Submissions That You Can Set Up from the K Guard

The K guard is a guard position which opens up many attacking opportunities. This approach is different than the likes of other leglock specialists, such as those that come from the Danaher Death...

Mob Boss Sammy ‘The Bull’ on Steven Seagal: ‘I Lost All Respect For Him When We Scared Him & He Cried Hysterically’

Rickson Gracie was once asked what he thought about actor/Aikido master Steven Seagal and if he is legit. This was Rickson Gracie’s response: “Definitely. [Seagal] has – based on his training...

Try This Kettlebell Circuit for Grappling Endurance

“They say that strength doesn’t count, but it does. Maybe it wouldn’t make a difference if the opponent didn’t know anything. If the opponent knows something, then strength starts to...

This Is How To Eliminate HESITATION In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

You know that feeling when you’re supposed to do something, perhaps something scary… You know that you should go for it, but you just can’t seem to take the leap? Yup, that feeling...