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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Watch: Epic Trailer For New Jiu-Jitsu Movie w/ Sean Patrick Flanery, Dennis Quaid & Renzo Gracie

After the calamity that is the new Nicolas Cage movie called “Jiu-Jitsu” which actually has nothing to do wit Jiu-Jitsu, we now have a promising MMA/BJJ movie coming up. The trailer for...

Fellipe Andrew Explains Decision To Switch Teams from Zenith to Alliance

Fellipe Andrew made a huge impact at this year’s European championship when he won the gold in the black belt absolute in spectacular fashion. The Zenith black belt became the first man to submit...

50 Before-And-After Photos Of People Who Transformed Their Bodies & Lives Through Jiu-Jitsu

BJJ has proven itself as a great aggregator for weight loss in the past. Here are some of the most outstanding examples from the past: Actor/comedian Lavell Crawford has been dedicated to working on...

The Drill Xande Ribeiro Uses That Helped Him Not Get His Guard Passed In Competition Since 2005

Xande Ribeiro has legendary stature – he’s been an active competitor at the black belt level since the early 00s. His  7 World titles are accompanied by many other different ones. The 39 year...

The Right Stretching To Improve BJJ Guard Retention

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a whole body sport, and for this reason the entire body deserves to be stretched. The most important areas to be stretched for optimal flexibility, smoother moves, and better...

BJJ Stars 4 Recap & Results: The Return of Leandro Lo & Gabi Garcia

📸 @carolhaberfotografia In yet another historic night, BJJ Stars 4, held last Saturday, in São Paulo, promoted great matches. In the main event, multi-champion Leandro Lo confirmed his...

You’ll Progress The Most In Bjj AFTER You Reach Your BLACK BELT

Photo: Joshua Halvatzis, GoLive You’ll never stop learning in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! There’s always so much to improve in that you can be certain that it’ll never seize to be...

Should You Visit And Train In Other BJJ Gyms? Yes – This Is Why And How

So, perhaps you’ve just gotten a bit of time off of work, or you passed all of your exams… Or you simply created more free time for yourself; and you’ve decided to spend it by going...

NEVER Get Tapped Out Again In Jiu Jitsu By Using This Little Trick

Hey, you. Yes, you! Pssst, quiet, we have a secret to share with you… A top secret piece of advice, actually… Listen up: how would you like to know a very sneaky trick that will give you...

What A ‘Mat Enforcer’ In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – And How To Be One?

If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for long enough, then you’ve probably heard of someone being called a „mat enforcer“. But, what does this even mean – is the mat enforcer...

1 Hour Slow Rolling Crash Course (As Alternative To “Just Smash Him”) with Christian Graugart

The slowroll is not something difficult to understand or apply, so it won’t be a problem to anyone to comprehend, but for easier and more fun sessions you might want to keep in mind some rules that...

Transgender BJJ Black Belt: ‘There is No Scientific Evidence That Trans Athletes Have Unfair Advantages Over Other Athletes’

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is very peculiar as a hobby. It sort of immerses the practitioner deeply within a special lifestyle which is basically a subculture on it’s own. After Fallon Fox, the female...

This Choke Using Your Foot Makes Training Partners Really Mad

Keenan Cornelius demonstrates a choke that he started using at purple belt and that would always make his training partners mad. It’s legal under IBJJF rules but is kind of a D-move…...

Get A (Real) Grip: 5 Best Ways To Improve Your Grip For Jiu-Jitsu

Written for BJJ Eastern Europe by BJJ Athlete Strength & Conditioning – BredaS&C , please ‘LIKE’ and check out their excellent Facebook page.   “Technique conquers...

UFC Champ Israel Adesanya Grapples with Josh Hinger & Lucas Hulk at Atos HQ

UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (20-0) is currently working on his BJJ Gi & No Gi at Atos HQ in San Diego, California. Adesanya is a blue belt under Atos leader Andre Galvao and trains...

Ex-Navy SEAL Commander Jocko Willink: a Jiu Jitsu Only Guy Beats Wrestling Only Guy 9 Times Out of 10 In A Real Fight

From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from...

That Time Homer Simpson Tried Out Jiu Jitsu

The legendary cartoon The Simpsons have a few run-ins with the now mainstream Jiu-Jitsu. In this episode Marge and Homer try out Jiu-Jitsu. In the Simpsons season 24 episode 2, a man threatens Homer...

Can You Train Jiu-Jitsu with a Herniated Disc? BJJ Black Belt Shares His Experience

Do you have an issue with your back? Are you in pain? Disc herniations are much more common than previously thought. Further, disc herniation may be asymptomatic. They may cause mild to moderate or...

What Qualifies as a REAL Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy by Coral Belt Fabio Santos

Fabio Santos is a 7th degree (7º grau) jiu jitsu coral belt (black & red) awarded by Relson Gracie, having graduated as a black belt under Rickson Gracie. A former student of the legendary Rolls...

Get it Right Once & For All: The Facts on REAL Strength For Grappling Athletes

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Mark Philippi, co-owner of Philippi Sports Institute (PSI), has released...

How to Escape A Really Tight & Heavy Side Control

Escaping the sidecontrol is one of the biggest challenges any beginner faces and it’s paramount to mastering bjj or even just saying you have rudimentary skills. Coming out of side control is...

Using a Jiu-Jitsu Planner: The “Scientific Method” To Training and Dominating

BJJ is complicated and we all know it. Everybody’s heard Jiu-Jitsu used as a metaphor to demonstrate the convoluted nature of something, “He was using legal jiu-jitsu.”, “Her team was doing...

Jocko Willink Teaches The No Gi Ezekiel Choke Which Fractured John Dudley’s Throat When They Rolled

Jocko Willink , the navy seal legend and BJJ black belt, was teaching archery champion John Dudley BJJ at his academy, when Dudley asked him if they could roll… Now as we all know, Jocko is a...

Xande Ribeiro’s Mount Escape Which Works on Anyone

Let’s keep it real: there have been lots of times when you were stuck in your training partner’s or opponent’s Mount when you’ve resorted to doing the bridge and roll technique – otherwise...