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Category Archive: Articles

Kurt Osiander Shows Us His New Academy & A Counter To Over Under Pass

After 25 years training and teaching at Ralph Gracie’s academy, Kurt Osiander left or was fired (depending on who’s story you believe), last week. Osiander has already found a new...

Developing Leadership Skills Through Jiu-Jitsu Practice

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has already proven to be one of the best sports for an all-rounded, full body workout. But in some ways, it is far more important for building life-skills and strong leadership....

Using BJJ To Deal With Emotional Bullying At All Levels

Bullying has become more prevalent than ever in middle schools and high schools, making kids feel anxious, isolated, and depressed. In many of these cases, concerned parents turn to “babying”...

Tom DeBlass On Loyalty in Jiu-Jitsu

Last year, a video of Rickson Gracie emerged where the BJJ legend was asked to give his opinion on people that cross train at various BJJ academies at the same time, in order to maximize their...

How To Modify Wendler’s 5/3/1 Powerlifting Routine For Grapplers

  Wendler 5/3/1 is a very popular powerlifting program that was developed by powerlifter and strength coach Jim Wendler. It’s relatively simple. You have four main barbell lifts: overhead...

A Lower Belt Tapped You, Now What?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. The belt ego is a real thing. No blue belt minds tapping to a purple belt,...

Miyaos Have a Playful Back and Forth With Danis

Dillon Danis’ antics have long been mocked in the bjj community. Evolution of Dillon Danis Through The Years and New Still his new teammates are having fun pocking at his McGregor-esque...

BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas Retires from Teaching Jiu-Jitsu

Gustavo Dantas is a starter of the site thebjjmentalcoach.com. He’s long been a black belt – in fact he’s a 5th degree under Nova Uniao school. Dantas spoke to flograppling...

ONE FC Features Spectacular Submissions – A Cringe Worthy Armbar & A Reverse triangle/armlock

ONE FC organized a great event yesterday. 77th edition of the event titled “Pursuit of Glory” featured a number of notable fighters in the promotion. While we await the Renzo Gracie...

Your Amateur Mindset is Holding You Back in BJJ; Here is How Professionals Think & Improve

Guest post by Gracie Barra Black belt, Tyson Andrew Johnson, Sr I saw something recently about the difference between an amateur and a professional that made me think about Jiu Jitsu. Actually,...

Four Ways To Make Your Opponent Make a Mistake in Grappling

Don’t react to your opponent. Make your opponent react to you. Reactions can be predicted, and taken advantage of. Guest post by Belgian BJJ black belt Wim Deputter, head instructor at Brasa...

You Need To Add Adam Wardzinski’s Unstoppable Butterfly Sweep To Your Game

Adam Wardzinski is one of the premier Polish black belts making his name known in the world of BJJ. Poland, with a cultural love of grappling, has produced over 300 black belts and Adam Wardzinski...

Nick Diaz Revolted By “Baddest Man on the Planet” Meme: Sick of All This BS!

Everyone has been enjoying the triumph of Daniel Cormier. Cormier knock out Stipe Miocic in a very nice fashion over the weekend causing the baddest man on the planet meme movement. Nick Diaz...

Brown Belt Successfully Defends Himself With Jiu-Jitsu After Allegedly Being Attacked

A peculiar scene took place in San Francisco earlier yesterday. Footage emerged of bjj brown belt taking the back of an alleged attacker and successfully handling a stressful situation. Brown belt...

Brent Littell On Going From 10th Planet Black Belt to BJJ Black Belt

  Brent Littell recently talked a bit about what it’s like to have black belts in both prominent systems and how it is that he switched back and forth: ” I think, first of all, so I...

A More Powerful Way To Pummel From Over Under

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Guest post by David Avellan, an ADCC bronze medalist. Avellan has defeated many of the world’s best...

John Danaher Might Be Considered A Leglock Wizard – But In His Own Words Nothing Beats the Back

Jiu jitsu is easy to observe as just one segment whether it be just passing just guard or just leglocks even with new generations. However one must never neglect the whole picture. Not only should...

5 Types of People That Will Never Make it in BJJ

Perhaps you have already noticed a trend in your gym. A lot of people come, a lot of people leave and very few do stay consistently over the years. In time, it’s these few that usually form the...

9 Exercises That Will Make You Stronger for Grappling Sports

There are dozens of such exercises and in this article we will have a look at nine such exercises which perhaps could be the right answer to burn excess fat and more importantly build strong and lean...

Quintet 2 Unveils Teams Featuring Sakuraba, Satoshi Ishi, Joao Assis, 10th Planet Aces and More

Quintet brings a unique experience to the table. Now after organizing a Quintet fight night a lineup has been revealed for the anticipated 2nd edition of the event that will be featuring a chosen...

A Man Who Can’t Use His Legs is Inspiring Others to Learn Jiu-Jitsu

Pete McGregor is currently travelling through Canada and inspiring many to try jiu jitsu. McGregor is a self described Jiu-jitsu World Traveler Adaptive Grappler 10th Planet Freak. What sets him...

Why Do No-Gi Only Guys Refuse To Train Gi But Gi Guys Often Do Both?

In Jiu-Jitsu, you rarely see Gi practitioners who refuse to train No Gi, but the large majority of “NoGi only” practitioners literally hate the Gi and never train in it. Why is that?...

Garry Tonon New MMA Matchup Revealed – Fight Goes Down July 27th

Garry Tonon found a new mma opponent. In an exciting turn of events ONE FC announced earlier Garry Tonon’s new opponent will be Rahul Raju.  Raju is a 5-2-0 fighter nicknamed “The...

Matt Serra Recounts His Now Infamous Manhandling of A Belligerent Drunk

Matt Serra is a Renzo Gracie black belt and a legend in both the bjj and mma communities. Recently he had found himself in a situation where he came to utilize bjj as best as he can – to settle...