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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Kevin Holland Calls Out Henry Cejudo For A BJJ Match

Kevin Holland, the UFC welterweight, will have his next fight the following weekend against Stephen Thompson… But he also has an aim for none other than the former flyweight champion Henry...

Wanna Wrist Lock People From Closed Guard? Here’s How

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 Big Debate: Will MMA Be In The Olympics?

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...

What Is Greco-Roman Wrestling?

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...

How To Perform A Crossface In BJJ

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...

[Funny] Keenan Cornelius: “No-Gi Is For People With Less Brainpower”

What are your thoughts on rolling and competing in no-gi Jiu-Jitsu? Is it harder or easier than competing in the gi? In a recent social media video, Keenan Cornelius shared his opinion on the...

Reinier de Ridder: “Gordon Is Just On Another Level, Man”

If you want to be the best, then you have to train with the best… And that fact is no different for the ONE Championship middleweight and light heavyweight champion Reinier de Ridder. Known for...

Matheus Gabriel On His First Sponsorship: “I Used It To Help My Family”

Image Credits: Matheus Gabriel Instagram Matheus Gabriel, a 2x IBJJF World Champion (at black belt), will compete against Kade Ruotolo for the ONE Championship lightweight submission grappling world...

Learn How To “Smesh” The Guard Like Khabib

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...

The Relationship Between Caffeine And Athletic Performance

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...

Muay Thai Champion Teaches Brilliant Bodylock Clinch Takedown

In boxing, fighters are separated when they clinch; in The Thai striking art of Muay Thai, it is allowed. They launch strikes from there and also wrestle to set up foot sweeps or trips. If you ever...

Should You Move Fast Or Slow In A BJJ Match?

When the time comes and you step onto that BJJ competition podium… How should you pace yourself – should you move fast or slow? Well, it depends. Coach John Danaher generally prefers a...

Brandon Vera Explains How He’d Fight Buchecha: “He’s A Master”

Brandon Vera is a former ONE Championship heavyweight world champion. After an 18-month layoff, he is returning to ONE next Saturday; to fight Amir Aliakbari, an Iranian Greco-Roman wrestling world...

Urijah Faber To Fight In Combat Jiu-Jitsu Match (December 18)

Urijah Faber, the legendary MMA fighter, has been scheduled to fight in a Combat Jiu-Jitsu (CJJ) match on December 18. He will compete against Elias Anderson, who is the current Combat Jiu-Jitsu...

Using a T-Shirt To Set Up Massive Throws For Self Defense

„There’s no Gi in the streets man, that Jiu Jitsu/Judo stuff wouldn’t work on me.“ How many times have you heard that sentence being uttered? You’ve probably defended the...

Reinier de Ridder Talks Grappling Match With Andre Galvao: “He’s A Real Legend”

Image Credits: ONE Championship The two-division ONE Championship title winner Reinier de Ridder and BJJ legend Andre Galvao competed against each other in a submission grappling match earlier this...

Lasso Guard No More – Here’s How To Smash It (By Andrew Wiltse)

The Lasso Guard can be an incredibly difficult position to get out from in BJJ… Passing the guard of a much larger opponent can sometimes be a difficult task. However, if it’s done right, you...

The “Octopus To Front Headlock” Is The Surprise-Technique For Your Training Partners

Ever felt the need to practice some unusual setups and techniques? We’re certain you did, but we’re also sure that you tried out some really low percentage moves; ones that look fancy,...

Jake Shields Shows A Fantastic Arm Triangle Setup (From Mount)

Ever been on the receiving end of an Arm Triangle (Head & Arm Choke) submission? Of course you have… And how did it feel? It sucks, right. When you feel that choke tighten, there isn’t much...

The Best Triangle Choke From Mount – You Should Learn It Right Now

The triangle choke is one of the most common and also one of the highest percentage submissions in Grappling. When executed perfectly, it is a powerful weapon which is very hard to escape. There are...

BJJ Kids Protect Their Deaf Teammate From Bullying (Peru)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is so much more than “just” a martial art… It’s a way of life that builds character – especially for the young ones. One such, bright example, comes...

The Toreando Pass Drill You Should Be Doing Every Day

The Toreando Pass is one of the first guard passes you learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… And you ought to drill it to perfection. The toreando is a speed-based pass in BJJ. It is named toreando,...

The Nasty Wrist Lock From S-Mount You Have To Try Out

Wrist Locks can be hit from almost anywhere… Which is why you should experiment with them a bit – for example, by trying to hit a Wrist Lock from S-Mount! Why would you ignore 5% of the...

The Arm Drag: Super Important Details You Cannot Miss

The Arm Drag is one of the most basic wrestling techniques you can use to set up takedowns… And yet, a lot of BJJ athletes miss extremely important details when trying to hit it. The arm drag...