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Category Archive: Articles

How to train for a BJJ competition: 8 weeks competition training program

Posted in Inside BJJ. Strength & Conditioning Coach Leo Frincu to put together a basic 8 week training program for a normal (think non-champion) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor. As we all know, if...

Croatian BJJ Open 2012 Complete Results

Female adult White -60.0kgPlace Name Academy Country Team points1. LIVIA PLETTENBERG AKXEBJJ VIENNA AUSTRIA 92. ADRIANA VUKOVIĆ RIO GRAPPLING CLUB CROATIA 33. ANA BUSTRUC BLACK DRAGON CROATIA 13....

A little guide to tapping. When, how & who to tap to.

Article written by Jeremy Arel at Great Grappling “That may be the most commonly asked question during a student’s first class. Many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practioners take this concept for...

Why BJJ will never be in the Olympics

Article written by JSHo on the MMA.tv forum As an Olympic year, the pipedream of BJJ or NoGi making it onto the programme is resurrected, I realised the article i wrote for On The Mat isnt accessible...

Loyalty in BJJ. What is a “Creonte” anyway?

Article written by Bill Thomas for BJJ Weekly “For better or worse, Facebook has made millions of private squabbles public. Years ago when we had an issue with someone we could vent to a few...

How to be a great mediocre BJJ student

Article written by caneprevost.com , check out his blog, he has excellent articles. “My personal aim is to be a great mediocre BJJ student. While some will tell you that we all should strive...

The story behind Alliance BJJ Moscow

 This is a older interview (september 2011) from our friends at BJJ HeroesRodrigo Cabral is now teaching in Austin, Texas but Alliance BJJ Russia is still running strong and there are now BJJ...

7 Key concepts to have a dangerous guard

Original article by Junior Samurai at Graciemag As Carlos Gracie Jr. puts it, “The guard is a Jiu-Jitsu fighter’s fortress.” And that’s the straight truth. Starting from the position,...

How To Get More Women Into Grappling/ BJJ

Article written by by Krista Scott-Dixon in an article in www.grapplearts.com “I am often asked two questions by well-meaning male instructors: How do I get more women to join my school?And...

Sleep may be your best performance booster in BJJ

Seven hours of sleep might not be enough for many BJJ athletes to perform at their best. Sleep and its impact on athletic performance still is being researched. However, it is clear that athletes who...

Romulo Barral promises to fight for victory at the Pan Ams

Thanks to our friends from www.grapplerinfo.pl  for providing us with the information. Romulo Barral, the Two-time BJJ world champion, at the recent San Diego trials for the World Pro took second...

Crazy berimbolos, back takes and leg drags, meet the new aces of BJJ: The Miyao brothers!

Joao (black gi) and Paulo (blue gi) Miyao  They’re twins born on May 11, 1992. They started training in Andirá, Brazil with Professor Adriano Carvalho of Norte Sul Jiu-Jitsu academy. About a year...

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...