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Category Archive: Articles

4 Things Your BJJ Instructors Wish You Didn’t Do

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. 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...

Are You Capable Enough To Be a Jiu Jitsu Instructor As A PURPLE BELT?

So you’re a purple belt now? Congratulations! You already fell so deep into the BJJ rabbit hole that you probably won’t ever be pulled back out; in other words, your love for Jiu Jitsu is...

How Does An Increase In Muscle Mass & Bodyweight Affect Grappling Conditioning?

In order to become the best jiu-jiteiro you can be it’s not enough to just attend class day after day – you need to maximize strength, power, flexibility, balance and endurance! So...

Close Your Eyes – The Benefits Of Rolling In The Dark

There aren’t any shortcuts to success in Jiu Jitsu. You have to put in the work, the dedication, and the hours into perfecting your training if you want to fulfill your potential. However, even...

Roger Gracie: ‘I Don’t Drill. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is Different From Judo’

In grappling sports such as Wrestling, Judo, BJJ, many believe that repetition is key. Drilling a move countless times at various speeds and intensity is a perfect way of learning and applying at...

The Science Behind How Training Martial Arts Can Slow Down Aging

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...

Here’s How To Take Your Circuit Training Routine To The Next Level

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...

Here’s an Easy Low Risk Takedown for BJJ Guard Players Terrible At Takedowns

If you have no knowledge of takedowns, which is a nice way of saying that you suck takedowns, you may want to look at this option. You can try out this variation of a tomoe nage sacrifice throw where...

Bulking Tips For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes, Don’t Make This Mistake

In order to become the best combat athlete whether in MMA or Grappling, it is never enough to just train once a day in your martial art. It is recommended that you maximize your power, strength,...

Online International Grappling Referees Seminar by International Grappling Federation

  PURPOSE AND TASKS     To popularize the sport of Grappling and to permit to be the referee and to improve the qualification of referees.   PLACE AND TIME OF THE SEMINAR  ...

Roger Ver, World’s First Investor in Bitcoin Is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Roger Ver is the World’s first Investor in Bitcoin startups including Bitcoin.com , Blockchain.com , Z.cash , BitPay, Kraken, Purse.io. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a digital payment...

Shintaro Higashi & Travis Stevens Have an Intense Randori Session

Shintaro Higashi, 6th-degree black belt and US National Champion, takes on Judo Olympic silver medalist and BJJ black belt Travis Stevens in an intense Judo randori. It has to be said that Shintaro...

Just Stick With It – PERSISTENCE Will Solve All Of Your BJJ Woes

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Impatient to finally get better at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, eh? Yeah, we totally get it; sometimes, it just seems as if you’re not making any...

Tie Your Belt Properly – In Jiu Jitsu, Everything Makes The Difference

For real, though… Is the way you tie your belt really so important? Why can’t you just tie it into whichever knot you wish to, and get going with your training? Well, the type of a knot...

The Recipe For Older Grapplers To Dominate Younger, Faster Grapplers

Photo: William Burkhardt- BJJ Pix By Guillaume (Gile) Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. Back when I was in my early 20’s I used to love sparring and...

Get Unfriended With This Quick Wrist Lock from Closed Guard with Roger Gracie

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...

4 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories Than Running

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. 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...

4 Secrets To Losing Weight After 40

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...

Jealous Of Your Training Partner’s BJJ Progress? Just Keep This In Mind

Let’s say that you began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with a friend, or with someone else who started at around the same time as you did. The two of you were pretty close to each other in terms...

A Simple Guide To NOT Being A JERK In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Like it or not, there are some people who you’ll come across in your life, that are simply – jerks. You’ll come across them in BJJ as well. And there’s not much you can do about...

Roger Gracie’s Game Changing Detail in Armbar Set Up

The 3 time absolute world champion at black belt Roger Gracie has been retired since last year, when he capped off his amazing career with a submission win in a superfight on his biggest rival,...

Secrets To a World Class Reverse De La Riva by Espen Mathiesen

The reverse De La Riva guard is a great type of guard for keeping an aggressive passing opponent at bay and under control, and eventually transitioning to various sweeps, takedowns, back takes and...

Roger Gracie Most Effective Closed Guard Armbar Set Up

Roger Gracie is known for having the best closed guard in the world. In this video, Roger will fix your closed guard by explaining the do’s and don’t of the position, he then finishes it...

Sweep Everyone From Open Guard With These Principles

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...