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Category Archive: Articles

Rounding Out Your Game Through Solo Drilling

  When we think about training and getting on the mat to put in some hours of work, we tend to think about being able to hit certain submissions and dominating our opponent.  While this plays a...

AJ Agazarm: “I Would Like To Face Kron Gracie. Our Styles Match Up Well.”

  AJ Agazarm shared his thoughts on facebook page, about the ADCC where he face Leo Vieira, the fact that the live stream was poor, and his wish to face Kron Gracie: “Want to know what I...

BJJ Training Report: Dublin, Ireland With Darragh O Conaill.

  Written by Raphael Levy for the excellent French BJJ website Jits.fr Ireland, land of Leprechauns, pots of gold, four leaf clovers and Guinness beer. Although it may be difficult to come...

Watch Out World: 23yr Old Polish Grappler Oskar Piechota Chokes Calasans & Beats Vinny Magalhaes in ADCC

  23 year old Oskar “imadlo” Piechota is one of the most talented grapplers from Zbigniew Tyszka’s Piranhha Gdynia Team in Poland. With the help of his great physical attributes he...

2013 ADCC Preview & Predictions

ADCC Worlds event in Beijing, China on 19th & 20th October, 2013. You can follow here on live streaming. Schedule: https://www.bjjee.com/bjj-news/adcc-live-stream-confirmed/ *** Male -65,9 kgs...

Escaping Full Mount for Smaller Grapplers

  Dan Faggella is a No-Gi Gold Medal Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized Expert  in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world.  He has produced over a dozen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu DVD Instructional...

Daniel Faggella’s Book “BJJ Techniques To Defeat Bigger, Stronger Opponents” Hits #1 Spot On Amazon

“BJJ Techniques to Defeat Bigger, Stronger Opponents” recently hit #1 under the entire category of “Martial Arts” at Amazon.com, and it’s author – BJJEE writer Daniel Faggella –...

Knee Cut Pass Against Bigger and Stronger Grapplers

  Written by Dan Faggella. Click for: Youtube Video of My Knee-Cut Variation Against Bigger Opponents Passing the guard of a much larger opponent can sometimes be a difficult task. However, if...

Olympic Champion Wrestler With Great MMA Potential: Russia’s Khadzhimurat Gatsalov

Accolades: Olympic Gold Medalist; Multi-Time World Champion. He won the gold medal in the freestyle 96 kg class in the 2004 Summer Olympics. He won five world medals in the 96 kg class at the FILA...

Wrestling Legend Aleksandr Karelin: “I am grateful for my strength. It makes me self-sufficient.”

Aleksandr Karelin, born September 19, 1967 in Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR is a Hero of the Russian Federation and was a dominant Greco-Roman wrestler for the Soviet Union and Russia. Universally...

Mixed Martial Arts and Realistic Self-Defense

By Daniel Faggella  Since the beginning of time, people have had to fight to survive. Luckily, nowadays we aren’t fighting mammoths and saber-tooth tigers, but the want and need to have the...

Keenan Cornelius vs Gustavo Pires – World Pro Trials 2014 West

  Keenan Cornelius vs. Gustavo Pires – World Pro Trials 2014 West – Keenan Cornelius’ black belt debut facing Gracie Barra’s Gustavo Pires:

Become An Armbar Machine – Rapid Fire Armbar Drill

  “Dan Faggella is a no-gi Pan Am champion at 134lbs, writer for numerous BJJ magazines, BJJ Academy owner at Black Diamond Mixed Martial Arts, and blogger here at BJJEE.com. To check out...

Robert Drysdale: “When I Moved To Las Vegas, I Only Had Tournament Medals & 200 Dollars In My Pocket.”

  Multiple world and ADCC champion Robert Drysdale talks about his Jiu-Jitsu journey which was not always easy. From Brazil to the US: “The Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu project didn’t begin...

A Unique Training Approach For Older Grapplers

Written by Dan Faggella for BJJ Eastern Europe In this day-in-age, we’re always looking for something “different”, “unique” and “out of the box” when it comes to our everyday life. ...

A Slick Armbar Setup From Back Mount!

Dan Faggella is a No Gi Pan Am champion and recognized leg lock expert. To get his whole breakdown of Rousimar Palhares’ leg locks for free please visit BJJLegLocks.com/Mastery In Brazilian...

Training For Perfection-Going All Out With A Grappling Dummy

  By: Dan Faggella For BJJ Eastern Europe We’ve all been in a scenario before where we have a lot of stress and angst weighing on our minds.  Luckily, we train in a sport that allows us to...

Properly Utilizing Guard In A Street Fight

  Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of light weight Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu...

How To Face Your Competition Fears & Let Them Fuel You

  By: Guillaume Huni BJJ competitions are always nerve wracking. It’s no wonder that a lot of BJJ players choose not to compete. I’ve been competing in BJJ since 2002. I ALWAYS get...

Pass The Guard Like Rodolfo Vieira: Pressure Passing Combinations

  Excellent study from BJJ Scout about Rodolfo Vieira’s world class guard passing. Features his knee slide, over under, cross face kick out (Terere pass), cross face long step, cross face...

Know Your Roots: Mitsuyo Maeda, The Man Who Brought Judo To Brazil Which Led To Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  As Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu players we need to know the story of Mitsuyo Maeda, the man who brought his own style of ground focused Judo to Brazil which later the Gracy family made so famous....

What NCCA Wrestling Champ & OIympian, Ben Askren Can Teach A Grappler

Ben Askren is a 2x NCAA champion and current Bellator fighting champion (undefeated in 10+ MMA bouts). I appreciate the interview with Ben, who is now for the first time offering a DVD course on...

Ten Tips For Beginners in BJJ By Felipe Costa

It actually applies to all levels, not just beginners. Article written by Felipe Costa and published in GracieMag #179 in March 2012 1) TRUST AND BE TRUSTWORTHY! NEVER hold a sub past the tap out....

Jean Jacques Machado: “I Have Two Arms, Two Legs & One And A Half Hands.”

Jean Jacques Machado is one of the legends of BJJ. Machado was one of the top competitors in Brazil in the 80’s. He then moved to the United States to open his own academy. He won the ADCC...