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Category Archive: Articles

Learn The K Guard – Lachlan Giles’s Favorite Guard For Leglocks

Alright, bear with us for a moment. Sit down and imagine this: you are hanging out with your friends, eating a great, delicious lunch and just chit-chatting about everything life and Jiu Jitsu...

Mahamed Aly Has Invaluable Advice For Surviving as a Beginner in BJJ

When you’re just starting out on your BJJ journey, it’s easy to get confused by the excess of information at your disposal; techniques, positions, drills, diet… It can be a bit...

Priit Mihkelson On Why BJJ Must Be Taught as a SPORT & NOT an ART

Estonian BJJ black belt Priit Mihkelson, has made a name for himself as a popular instructor at the BJJ globetrotter camps and from his very successful instructionals on BJJ Fanatics: Grilled Chicken...

Doctor & BJJ Purple Belt Paints Bleak Picture on How Coronavirus Will Severely Affect BJJ Academies Worldwide

Covid 19 is affecting the worlwide BJJ community in a major way. Jiu-Jitsu is possibly the closest contact sport there is, and this is possibly the worst environment when it comes to spreading any...

John Danaher Has a Brilliant Concept That Will Change The Way You Pass The Guard

If you have been doing BJJ for any length of time you have asked yourself this question! Rickson Gracie once said, “the guard is the heart and soul of jiu jitsu”. If you haven’t already...

Andre Galvao Shares Half Guard Passing Secret

  Andre Galvao is one of the most impressive competitors of all time. The Atos headcoach and ace recently released an interesting video titled “HALF GUARD PASSING SECRET!!!! Atos Jiu Jitsu...

Master BJJ World Champion Nick ‘The Tooth’ Gullo Infected with Coronavirus

Nick “The Tooth” Gullo — 2019 Master black belt world champion has anounced that he has been infected by the novel coronavirus Covid 19. Gullo anounced 4 days ago on his IG that he had it. He...

Great Sportsmanship: BJJ Black Belt Refuses To Inflict More Damage on Battered Opponent

In the eyes of many, MMA is a strange animal in the Martial Arts world. It is fighting, there is no doubt about it but at the same time it is looked upon by “traditional” martial artist...

Upcoming Documentary To Uncover The Real & Unbiased History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you remember your first steps? One day – be it just a month ago, a couple of decades ago or something in between – you found out about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You saw it on Youtube, your blue...

The Origins of No Gi Jiu-Jitsu Can Be Traced Back to Mitsuyo Maeda

Last year, I was fortunate to have a dinner with Sensei Norio Kouyama in Tokyo, Japan. Sensei Kouyama is the author of Conde Koma’s biography in Japanese, Undefeated Combatant Mitsuyo Maeda. The...

How To Improve Flexibility & Power in Triangle Choke

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...

Build Your Guard & Takedown Power: 6 Great Squat Variations

  Many athletes focus more on strengthening their upper body instead of focusing on their lower body. While strong shoulders, arms, chest and core are very important in Jiu-Jitsu, a strong base...

TedTalk: GSP’s Instructor Bruno Fernandes PhD on Power of BJJ Community

Bruno Fernandes is the head instructor at Gracie Barra Montreal, has a PhD, and is an assistant professor at one of the most prestigious medical schools in Canada (McGill University), speaks four...

5 Best Exercises For Explosive Grappling Power

  Written by Matt D’Aquino. He is a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian as well as nationally ranked freestyle wrestler and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt. Matt has a passion for teaching all...

Sports Institute Develops a 9 Week Peaking Strength & Power Program For BJJ, Wrestling, and Judo.

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Mark Philippi, co-owner of Philippi Sports Institute (PSI), has released a...

How to Build a Powerful Back for Grappling

  Written by Jason C. Brown of  BJJWorkouts.com A strong back is essential for your BJJ performance and injury reduction. The quality of your BJJ is directly related to the quality of your...

Masakazu Imanari Teaches The Perefct Imanari Roll

There is a reason why Masakazu Imanari is nicknamed ‘Red belt in Leglocks’. He has made his name leglocking opppnents left and right for the past 20 years in MMA and grappling...

Powerful Concept For Beating A Better Grappler Than You

Photo: prestonsmithphotography.net   / instagram.com/prestonsmithphotography/ How do you beat someone bigger, better, and stronger than you? Is it even possible to win against an opponent who...

Instructor Explains Reasoning on Why Visiting Black Belts Can’t Wear Black Belts From Other Lineage

Bjj black belts that visit Kron Gracie’s academy are not able to wear a black belt with the traditional red bar unless it was received from either Kron or Rickson Gracie. Instead they’re...

Protein for Weight Loss: Why It Works

Trying to lose weight? There are a lot of “tricks” that don’t really work. Protein for weight loss? That one is backed by science. When you are trying to lose weight protein is your...

6 Realistic Ways To Set Up a Powerful Osotogari Throw in Competition by Vladislav Koulikov

Vladislav Koulikov is a world renowned sambist having placed 3x in the USA open and represented USA in Combat Sambo worlds in 2008. In addition to this he has competed and won several NAGA and...

A Key Workout Component For Power in BJJ & Grappling

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Anybody who has ever been in a conversation about working out has been...

A Quick Guide To Your First Year Of BJJ: 9 Things You Need To Know

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...

Hard BJJ Training, Slower Progress?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Written by Daniel Marron, translated from French on Jits.fr “To be the best, you have to train with the best. ” “Train hard,...