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Category Archive: Articles

Shoulder Of Justice: 3x The Crossface Pressure

Pressure is the name of the game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you can utilize it more than others can, and if you can do it in an efficient way… You’re well on your way to making your training...

The Importance Of Pressure & Balance Control When You’re In Top Positions In BJJ

Pressure is the name of the game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you can utilize it more than others can, and if you can do it in an efficient way… You’re well on your way to making your training...

Opponent Escaping Mount? Bail Out – Get To Knee On Belly

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes and coaches would argue that the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu is the back control. And that, subsequently, the most dominant submission is the Rear Naked...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Unsure About Fighting MMA Again: “Life Is Good No Matter What”

Rafael Lovato Jr., one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time and a former Bellator middleweight champion, returned to the octagon after a 42 months long hiatus… And...

Mikey Musumeci: “Just Because You Won A World Title Doesn’t Make You Above Anyone Else”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fans love Mikey Musumeci not just because of his extraordinary skills… But also because he’s known as one of the humblest and kindest people in the sport. And he...

Craig Jones Shares The Rules Of Training At B-Team – And It’s Hilarious

Image Credits: B-Team YouTube channel Want to visit the B-Team and train with them… Even though you’re a hobbyist? You can! Craig Jones says that there’s no need to contact him nor...

The Duck Under To Knee Pinch: A Great Takedown Setup For BJJ

Do you want to wrestle like a pro? Then you need to chain wrestle. Wrestling, BJJ and judo can be like a chess game where you plan two to three steps ahead or even more. If you make an attack and...

The Ezekiel Grip Makes It Impossible For Your Opponent To Pull Their Arm Out

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...

The Mir Lock Is A Dangerous Submission… Here’s How To Do It

*Dramatic music plays in the bacground*: the Mir Lock! A powerful, shoulder-lock based submission that gets heads (and rotator cuffs) turning whenever it is applied properly. However, it is not seen...

Georges St-Pierre’s Perspective On Takedowns Will Blow Your Mind

It goes without saying that Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest mixed martial arts athletes that ever lived. And, as it is always the case with successful fighters, it’s not just his...

UFC Veteran Phil Baroni Arrested For Allegedly Murdering Girlfriend

Phil Baroni, former UFC fighter, has been arrested in Mexico and charged with homicide for the alleged murder of his girlfriend. It was Tribuna De La Bahia, a Mexican news outlet, that first reported...

Samoa Joe, Famous Professional Wrestler, Trains Judo & BJJ

Did you know that Samoa Joe, the famous American professional wrestler, also has an extensive Judo background… And that he trains BJJ as well? That’s right. Samoa trained Judo as a kid...

No More ‘Dad Bod’: How Much Does Training in Jiu-Jitsu Affect Your Weight?

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an effective way to lose extra weight. You’re less likely to get bored with your training compared to conventional workouts like running, swimming, or lifting...

Melqui Galvao Leaves Cyborg’s Fightsports Association

Melqui Galvao, the father and coach of BJJ phenom Mica Galvao, was the head instructor at Fight Sports in Manaus. It was a huge source of talent. It is from this academy that ADCC gold medalist Diogo...

Tom DeBlass Remembers The Time He Was Beaten By a Girl on the Wrestling Mats

You very rarely see men and women compete in mixed gender divisions in BJJ competitions. This is for the simple reason that the difference in strength is tremendous. It can be argued that the average...

Jocko Willink & Dean Lister: “100 Start Training BJJ, 40 Get The Blue Belt, <1 Get The Black Belt"

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is becoming increasingly popular and more and more people start training it with each passing year… But that isn’t to say that lots of people will be able to keep...

Danielle Kelly Thinks Back To The Time When She Had To Stand Up For Her BJJ Dreams

If you have a goal, a dream even, that you want to accomplish… You will encounter some obstacles along the way. That’s a given and there’s no going around it. Sometimes, your own...

Here’s How We Can Overcome The Global Obesity Epidemic Through Martial Arts

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...

Training & Harnessing The Power Of Your Mind For Combat Sports

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...

[Watch] Dana White’s Wife Slaps Him On New Year’s Eve – He Responds In Kind

Dana White and his wife, Anne, got into a physical altercation while celebrating New Year in Cabo San Lucas (Mexico). And the entire incident was caught on camera. TMZ released the video on Monday,...

Why OG Kush Strain is Perfect for Beginners

An Overview of OG Kush Strain & Why its Seeds Are Perfect for Beginners The first experience you have with cannabis defines your future use. Although there are so many cannabis strains, OG Kush...

The Wrist Lock From Side Control They’ll Never See Coming

Wrist lock is perhaps the most underutilized and underestimated submissions in Grappling. There is no denying the effectiveness of the submission, along with the huge number of positions that it can...

The (Somewhat) Easy Way To Escape Knee On Belly – By Paul Schreiner

Do you struggle when your training partners and opponents hit you with the Knee On Belly position? When they’re having so much fun with it? The Knee On Belly doesn’t just hurt the body, it hurts...

Giancarlo Bodoni Reveals Superb Arm-In Guillotine Choke Details

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 – Renzo...