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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Making Side Control Escapes Seem Easy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG5sKSIU7Y8 Dan Faggella is a Pan Am champion, an academy owner, and as a 134-pound grappler he is a recognized expert in the area of escapes. His free ebook about BJJ...

A Study On Rodolfo Vieira’s Takedown Game

Rodolfo Vieira is an elite blackbelt competing in the pesado division. Coming up slightly earlier than Leandro Lo, he is also a BJJ sensation, with many unique aspects to his game. In particular his...

Ryron Gracie’s Escapes from Galvao’s Hell

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

Dan Faggella vs. The Giant: How A Little Guy Beat A Giant…In 12 Seconds

Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in lightweight BJJ. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, MMA Sports Mag, and more –...

Drilling The Berimbolo Sweep

Written by Dan Faggella for BJJ Eastern Europe. As any good grappler knows, there is no such thing as becoming an effective force on the mat by just taking it easy and relaxing all day.  Even if you...

How To Improve Faster In BJJ: Film & Analyse Your Training Rolls

Written by Guillaume “Gile” Huni They say that that in order to improve in BJJ, you should always learn something new after each training session. One effective way, I’ve found to...

The Tides Have Turned in the Cornelius and Miyao Rivalry

Written for BJJ Eastern Europe by Dan Faggella Merriam-Webster dictionary defines underdog as a loser or a predicted loser in a struggle or contest, as a victim or injustice or persecution. Often...

11 x World Surfing Champion Kelly Slater & His Passion For Jiu-Jitsu

Surf and Jiu-Jitsu have a lot in common as both are a lifestyle. Many surfers train Jiu-Jitsu. Among the most famous ones are Joel Tudor (BJJ balck belt) and the Michael Jordan of Surfing: Kelly...

Buchecha vs Vieira: The Slaughter House

Written for BJJ Eastern Europe by Dan Faggella, a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu...

Examining The Diet Of The Best Endurance Athletes In The World: Kenyan Runners

Those “best endurance athletes” are clearly the Kenyan runners. One study found that athletes from just one collection of Kenyans, the Kalenjin tribe, had won approximately 40 percent of all...

What We Learned From Metamoris II

Written by James Jayme A lot of people today are complaining about seeing high level competitors stay on double guard positions for the whole duration of the match, trying to rack up points than to...

Obtaining 50/50 Guard From Virtually Any Position with Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida

Written for BJJ Eastern Europe by Dan Faggella, a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu...

50/50 Guard – The Savior or Detractor of Submission Grappling

Writer: Dan Faggella is a Leg Lock Expert in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World – winning the Gold Medal in the recent No-Gi Pan Ams without a single point being scored against him. Dan has produced...

Would the ‘Worlds’ Still Be The Same If They Were Still Held In Brazil?

The IBJJF Worlds aka The Mundials as they were once called, have been held in the US since 2007. Before that, they had been held at the Tijuca Tenis Clube in Rio De Janeiro from their first edition...

How To Release Pre-Jiu-Jitsu Competition Pressure

In this video Gustavo Dantas talks about how about to release the pre-jiu-jitsu competition pressure regardless of the size of the tournament. For more info about Gustavo Dantas, please visit...

2013 IBJJF Worlds Preview & Predictions

From May 30, 31, June 01 and 02 2013 at the Long Beach pyramid in California. The Worlds is the biggest and most prestigious tournament of the year. You can follow it by live streaming on IBJJF TV...

Rodrigo ‘Comprido’ Medeiros List Of Top 5 Jiu-Jitsu Fighters In The UFC

Rodrigo Comprido is one of the leading names in the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and knows the importance of training in the Gi for an MMA fighter. And in the UFC, the gentle art is well...

MMA Legend Marco Ruas: “To Be A Complete MMA Fighter, You Should Spend 3 or 4 Years Doing Each Art.”

Marco Ruas  is an MMA/Vale Tudo legend that was UFC 7 Tournament Champion and is considered one of the earliest examples of the complete mixed martial artist, highly skilled in both striking and...

Rafael Lovato Jr with Dan Faggella: “Let’s Change the Rules of BJJ.”

Written by Dan Faggella (scienceofskill.com) for BJJ Eastern Europe As the USA’s most decorated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor of all time, Rafael Lovato Jr. has spent a lot of time on the...

Could This Be The Year Were Atos Dethrones Alliance As The Top Team BJJ In Competitions?

The name Atos is still fairly new in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world, but the team has made a big impression. According to BJJ Heroes: “Atos was Created in 2008, Atos Jiu Jitsu is an academy led...

Exclusive Documentary: The Gracies & the Birth of Vale Tudo

In 1914, a small Brazilian man named Carlos Gracie learned the forbidden secrets of Jiu-Jitsu, a martial art developed by the warrior classes of Japan throughout the centuries. “The Gracies and the...

Fernando Tererê’s New Academy In Rio De Janeiro

William Burkhardt of BJJPix went over at Fernando Tererê’s new academy in Rio de Janeiro to roll with and interview the legend.

Never Too Late To Start BJJ: The Great Helvecio Pena Started BJJ In His Early 30’s & Received His Black Belt @ 42 yrs Of Age…

Helvecio Penna is a De La Riva black belt with a unique story; he is over 50 and still competes in the adult division against some of the best black belts in the world. What else? He also works full...

Master Royler Gracie: “When You Train Jiu-Jitsu, It’s The Only Time That You Forget Your Bills, Your Problems At Home etc…”

Royler Gracie needs little introduction. The son of Gracie jiu-jitsu co-founder Helio Gracie Royler has always been an avid competitor, winning the World Championships, PanAmericans and the...