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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

BJJ Technical Stand Up Body Weight Conditioning Workout

  Written by Joey Alvarado, creator of Kettle-Jitsu   The “Technical stand up” is an essential body weight movement that all BJJ practitioners should master. It has a multitude of uses...

The Art of the Breakfall, on Concrete

Breakfalling is a fantastic thing to manage if you do judo where it is essential to protect yourself when you are falling from a throw. Japanese ukemi (also known as break falling or ‘receiving...

Funny Video of BJJ Practitioner Grappling with Pitbull Draws Hateful Comments from Non Grapplers

BJJ blue belt Gene Cook grapples with his very well well trained Pitbulls in this funny video. The BJJ community seems to love it as it’s obvious that it’s all in good fun and the dogs...

According To Researchers: During Pre-fight Stare Downs, Smiling Fighters Are More Likely To Lose

A new study has analysed photographs taken at dozens of pre-fight stare downs and found that competitors who smile are more likely to lose the match the next day....

What’s The Difference Between Gracie Jiu Jitsu And Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

What is the difference between Gracie Jiu-Jitsu versus Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? The Armlocks, Chokes and moves of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) are the same as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The difference is the...

Garry Tonon Shows a Perfect Kimura System from Half Guard

Garry Tonon is known for his exciting and dynamic game which includes acrobatic takedown, flying leg locks, guillotines and kimuras from everywhere. In this video, Budo Jake asks him to teach a...

10 High Percentage Set Up For The Kimura Trap

Kimura trap system is widely credited to David Avellan, ADCC bronze medalist and a man of many other accomplishments! The kimura trap system is designed as a powerful submission system that counters...

Criminal Was Restrained by BJJ Instructor Using Kimura Control

Kimura is a very powerful submission – it’s an even better point of control. Ryan Hall is often quoted saying kimura is a control first and everything else after. 2 Robbers Tried To Rob...

This is Why The Diving Kimura is a Better Option Than The Rolling Kimura

Guest post by David Avellan, an ADCC bronze medalist. Avellan has defeated many of the world’s best grapplers, such as BJJ Black Belt World Champions Rafael Lovato Jr., Tarsis Humphries, Amaury...

Joe Rogan Used A Kimura Lock To Snap a Dead Deer’s Leg

UFC commentator, comedian, BJJ and Taekwondo black belt Joe Rogan hunts, kills, butchers, cooks, and eats his own meat, joining thousands of other converts in the hunting movement“Eat what you...

The Legend Masahiko Kimura Teaches A Rolling Kimura Set Up

Kimura (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), chicken wing/double wrist lock (catch wrestling), or reverse keylock are terms used to specify a medial keylock known in judo as gyaku ude-garami (reverse arm...

Building Your Whole Grappling Game Around The Kimura Trap System

There are certain names in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that go hand-in-hand with Mixed Martial Arts.  One of those names happens to be David Avellan.  A former MMA fighter himself, Avellan has...

This One-Armed Kimura is a Powerful Finish From Top Half Guard

Jiu-Jitsu is limitless. There are always new techniques being developed. Everybody knows the Kimura, the powerful shoulder lock but how about this Kimura variation? The Kimura would be known as the...

Pursue Your Dream Of Becoming A BJJ World Champion Or Be a Great Mediocre BJJ Student?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is all about making progress every time you’re on the mats. It’s about reaching new heights as a Jiujiteiro, ones you thought would never be possible. But what if you...

Nationwide Movement From Police Officers To Make Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Mandatory

The potential for jiu jitsu to enable police officers to be better at their job is enormous. We often observe videos like trips and perfect stand up technique enabling men in nasty situations to...

5x World Champ Bernardo Faria: 3 Ways To Avoid Getting Your Guard Passed

Guest post by 5x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria, who is known for his half guard. He achieved a phenomenal double gold medals in the BJJ Mundials in 2015. Be sure to check out Bernardo’s...

Marcus “Buchecha” Teaches The Best Double Leg Takedown For Jiu Jitsu

Marcus Buchecha is known as one of the best takedown artists in BJJ. He has incredible explosive power which he always times perfectly when going for a sweep, guard or takedown. His double leg is...

The Easiest Takedown For BJJ Players by Bernardo Faria

Guest post by 5x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria, who is known for his half guard. He achieved a phenomenal double gold medals in the BJJ Mundials in 2015. Be sure to check out Bernardo’s...

Judo Olympian: BJJ Not Enough To Help Your Judo Ground Game

Guest pots by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a black belt...

Andre Galvao’s Plyometric Workout Will Improve Your Explosiveness And Cardio

Plyometric training is one of the best ways to improve your cardio and explosiveness for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. An additional bonus to it is that you don’t need a lot of equipment to have a good...

Wrist Locks: Painful or Real Damage?

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Follow him on instagram. The wrist is a very complex joint(s). The wrist is...

Big Things & Little Things To Focus On When Training For BJJ Competition

Photo: Joshua Halvatzis, Goliveco at Frota Academy in Zurich, Switzerland. Guest post by Tyler Bishop, BJJ black belt instructor, editor at bishopbjj.com. When preparing for tournaments we often...

Jocko Willink Has Precious Jiu Jitsu Advice on Injuries, Ego & Going Hard

Hooray, you just made a decision to start training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! BJJ will introduce great things to your life, such as: better health, stronger self-confidence, awesome friendships, the...

Shaquille O’Neal Visits BJJ Academy, Taps Out 2 BJJ Black Belts

Basketball champion Shaquille O’Neal has been training some BJJ throughout the years. The retired NBA legend has trained BJJ on and off and has a decent level in BJJ. Shaq was recently seen...