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Category Archive: Articles

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Work Ethic: “I Sacrificed Everything I Have”

These days, it seems that everybody wants to become “great” at something. And no wonder, as achieving greatness often stands shoulder-to-shoulder with having lots of money, attention,...

The True Advantage Of Rolling With Lower Belts: Becoming Innovative

Ever had a training session where there weren’t any higher belts present, but just a couple of students at your belt level – and a whole bunch of lower belts? It felt amazing, didn’t it? But...

Skiing, Risk Mitigation & Jiu-Jitsu: Which Sacrifices Are You Making?

You know how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t exactly the safest thing to do? There is always the risk of injuries, even the ones which could put you out of training for months on end… But other than...

Budget & Jiu-Jitsu Are The Same: Assume That You’ll Need More Than Expected

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and life have a lot of things in common. However, what may surprise you is that money – more specifically, your budget – has lots to do with BJJ as well. Professor...

7 Things You Need To Know Before Joining A BJJ Academy

If you’re thinking about joining a (new) BJJ academy, then there are some things you should take into account before you take the leap… That can show whether or not the academy is the...

ATOS Ukraine’s Gym Destroyed by Rocket Attack in Nikolaev

The ongoing war in Ukraine is taking more and more casualties as the days go by. And not even the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community is safe anymore, as the most recent example from the city of Nikolaev...

How To Overcome The Pressure Of Competition 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...

Is There A Perfect Age For Kids To Learn 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...

4 Topical Ways to Reduce Pain on Your Own

Injured yourself while sparring? Sore from working out? These spots of pain can be annoying, especially when you’re trying to get back into your normal lifestyle. If ingestible pain relievers...

BJJ Pro Tip: Use Your Head (Literally)

You know the expression “use your head”? It’s most often used to point out that you should try and use your brain, but in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu it can have a totally different…...

Gordon Ryan Teaches BJJ To British Royal Marines

There are many amazing things about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – from the health benefits it carries with itself to the self confidence it makes you feel… However, perhaps the greatest thing you...

Injured Your Joint During BJJ? Do These 4 Things To Recover Faster

Injuring a joint during Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training is never fun. And it’s even less fun after the injury has occurred; because now you have to wait for the injury to heal itself. However,...

Tim Kennedy: “You Should Be At Least A BJJ Blue Belt, Before Transitioning To MMA”

Some Jiu-Jitsu students don’t want to keep “rolling” all their lives. They want to make a transition to the octagon as well; to start with mixed martial arts and they want to do it...

BJJ Students: Make It A Habit To Work On Your Weaknesses

Here’s the deal: everyone likes working on their strengths. Be it in work, everyday life, or in training – everyone enjoys becoming better at what they’re already reasonably good...

Felipe Pena Accepts 1-Year USADA Suspension: “I Have A Clear Conscience”

Felipe Pena has, as BJJEE wrote in a previous article, been stripped of his title as a 2021 IBJJF Champion. The USADA also enforced a one-year suspension, which Pena accepted. With that said, the...

Felipe Pena Fails PEDs Test For Second Time & Stripped Of IBJJF 2021 World Title

BJJ world and ADCC world champion Felipe Pena has failed a PED test and as a result has been stripped of his title as 2021 IBJJF World Champion. Pena tested positive for Clomiphene and metabolites...

Andrew Wiltse’s Advice For Learning BJJ: “Look For Information Yourself”

There will always be stuff to improve in your Jiu-Jitsu. And not just in terms of technique, but also in terms of how you approach learning new things. The change to your approach doesn’t have...

John Danaher: “Not All (Street) Confrontations Are Of Equal Intensity”

Street confrontations are something that you should evade by all means. However, when the push does come to shove, you want to be prepared. Which is one of the reasons why Jiu-Jitsu is so great....

6 Mistakes BJJ White Belts Make – That Everyone Hates

If you’re a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu white belt, then it’s only normal that you’ll be making mistakes. You have to start from somewhere, after all… However, some of these mistakes are a big no-no...

If You Want To Become An Expert In BJJ, Learn How To Vary Speed & Intensity

You know how those new white belts have just one gear when it comes to training – fast and furious? Yeah, well, that’s because they’re inexperienced and don’t know any better....

Romulo Barral: “If You Don’t Want To Train Hard, You Won’t Be A Champion”

How excited are you about the prospect of training hard… Really hard – just in order to become very good in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? And what about training extremely hard, day in and day...

Why Do So Many White Belts Quit Jiu-Jitsu? Simple – It’s The Mindset

If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a while, you’ve probably met a lot of people on the mats. And, along the way, you’ve also seen a lot of people leave as well; some...

Simple Concept for Improvement in BJJ: “Tie ‘Em Up With Your Legs & Attack With Your Arms”

It’s the simple stuff that will, ultimately, lend you the most progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The simple insights from your coach, the simple corrections in technique that have never crossed...

Kit Dale: “Not Being Good At Takedowns Comes With Many Problems”

Yeah, we get it – you’re not that good with takedowns. You never were and you, kind of, believe that takedowns just aren’t your “thing”. But here’s the problem: if...