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Category Archive: Articles

Update on Alexander Trans – Training for the Pan

Our friends at www.mma-connection.com have a number of interesting fighter blogs, and one of them is for Danish BJJ World Champion Alexander Trans. He is at the moment training in Brazil and...

Who was the first European to win a gold medal at the BJJ Worlds in the black belt division? Laurence Cousin Fouillat of France!

Thanks to my friends at BJJ Heroes and  IKUSA.FR for the original article Worlds 2007 The French Laurence Cousin Fouillat is regarded as the first European female black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...

The meaning of “OSS” or “OSU”

OSS Kanji When you train BJJ you will often hear the word “OSS” in various situations.The famous “OSS” has many origins. The first definition of “OSS” as an abbrevition for Onegai...

How to find your ideal weight for BJJ training and competition

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a very demanding sport. You’re grabbing, pulling, pushing, getting thrown, and generally exerting a huge amount of energy. It is such a great workout that it is one of the...

Strength and conditioning training for BJJ for less than 10 euros: the homemade Bulgarian training bag.

In this article I will show you how to make you’re own Bulgarian training for less than 10 euros and get a great functional workout for BJJ from it.The Bulgarian training bag is used in...

Why Eastern Europeans have all the physical attributes to dominate BJJ and Grappling.

Russia’s Aleksandr Karelin Have you ever wondered why the Eastern European countries dominated the Olympics in wrestling and weightlifting? Also why international strongmen competitions have...

How Your Jiu-Jitsu Training Can Survive The Current Cold Wave

With the temperatures hitting way below zero degrees celsius in most of Eastern Europe and North America (-25 in some areas), the question you are probably asking yourself is how am I going to train...