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Category Archive: Articles

Everything You Need To Know About The Over Under Guard Pass

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

The ‘Buzzsaw’ Guard Passing Concept That Gives Guard Players Nightmares

If you’ve been watching high level BJJ competition matches for a while, you’ve probably seen that a lot of the top ranking jiujiteiros frequently change directions when they guard pass, going...

Romulo Barral Has The Perfect Counter To Over Under Pass

The over under pressure is one of the hardest guard passes to deal with. If your opponent knows what they are doing, it is a real nightmare… Although the over under is a high percentage guard...

How To Counter & Escape the Dangerous Muay Thai Clinch

Clinch fighting is the part of stand-up fighting where the combatants are grappling in a clinch, typically using clinch holds. Clinching the opponent can be used to eliminate the...

This is the Blueprint To Get You Back to BJJ in Top Shape After Injury

Unfortunately, for athletes, injuries are inevitabilities and this is true also for people training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When a major injury like an Achilles Tendon Rupture strikes, it may mean...

The Art Of Muay Thai Clinch Takedowns, Foot Sweeps and Trips

In boxing, fighters are separated when they clinch; in The Thai striking art of Muay Thai, it is allowed. They launch strikes from there and also wrestle to set up foot sweeps or trips. If you ever...

Jiu-Jitsu Inspired Metal Band ‘Kimura!’ Releases New Video feat. Claudia Doval & Randy Couture

Check out the new music video from Kimura! (@kimuratheband). They’re a jiujitsu themed metalcore band (jitscore) from the UK. They have released a music video featuring Claudia Doval and Randy...

Review: Fuji Sekai 2.0 BJJ Gi

Fuji is a brand that has been around for a long time. They sponsor important BJJ stars such Travis Stevens, Xande Ribeiro and the up and coming Rayron Gracie. In recent years, Fuji has taken off and...

Improve Your Takedown Skills By Just Watching Ronaldo Jacare’s New Takedown Highlight

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is the ultimate grappler with world class ground game and fantastic stand up takedown game. He is a BJJ and Judo black belt formed at ASLE academy with his first instructor...

Why PRIVATE CLASSES Really Pay Off In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Private classes! If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for a while (or even if you’re just beginning your BJJ journey), the thought of going for a private or two has certainly...

The Right MINDSET And APPROACH When Rolling With Better Training Partners

So, your coach matched you with that terrifying blue belt (again) for your next roll. He’s bigger, stronger, faster, and much more technically sound than you are. In short: he’s way...

Top 4 Lifestyle Habits That Are Actively Ruining Your Health & Jiu-Jitsu

You know what? Perhaps it’s time that you take a little step back from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu… No, no – not from training BJJ, but from being focused exclusively on it for the sake of your...

7 Signs That You’ve Fallen In LOVE With Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Ah, love… Not a better feeling in the world! To be walking on that cloud nine for days, weeks, months and years – nothing could ever come close to it. Right? Well, perhaps not, but what if...

Adapting Wendler’s 5/3/1 Powerlifting Routine For Grapplers

Wendler 5/3/1 is a very popular powerlifting program that was developed by powerlifter and strength coach Jim Wendler. It’s relatively simple. You have four main barbell lifts: overhead press,...

Does Training At Other BJJ Academies Make You Disloyal?

You LOVE your BJJ Academy! The people there, the coach(es), the way training is constructed – it all makes perfect sense for you, and you enjoy being there every second you can. However, for one...

Fabricio Werdum: “I Have No Doubt That I Would Submit Jon Jones”

Fabricio Werdum is a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is a 2x IBJJF black belt world champion and also a 2x ADCC world champion making him one of the most accomplished Jiu Jitsu...

Caio Terra on PED Use in BJJ: ‘The Problem Has Gotten Worse’

After winning the 2011 Pan championship, Caio Terra became the Pan rooster weight champion after having beaten Bruno Malfacine in the final in a very close fight. After the final a very happy Caio...

How Should We Spell it in English: Jiu-Jitsu, Jujitsu or Jūjutsu?

How should you write Jiu-Jitsu in English? The transliteration is the process of the kanji characters jū and jutsu and why Jiu-Jitsu is today the most common spelling of this ancient martial art....

Taekwondo Instructor Has an Interesting Opinion about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

In this interesting video video, Mr. Penton (4th degree black belt, co-owner of Master Yourself Martial Arts in Titusville, USA) discusses some of the differences between training in Taekwondo and...

Braulio Estima Recounts The Time He Won IBJJF Europeans Despite a Severe Neck Injury

BJJ world and ADCC champion Braulio Estima recounted on his instgram how ten years ago,he competed and won the IBJJF European championship just 2 days before his neck surgery. This was a very...

Kenny Florian: Reliable Source Says GSP Is Getting Ready For Khabib Fight

The GSP- Khabib fight rumours are getting stronger and stronger in 2021. Retired UFC fighter Kenny Florian has stated that a reliable source has told him that GSp has started preparing for the Khabib...

The Cobra Kai Sweep, a Takedown Leo Vieira Learned From a Kid in his Kid’s BJJ Class

BJJ legend Leo Vieira once pulled off this incredible takedown in a competition. In this video, Leo Vieira explains that he learned this takedown/sweep from one of the kids in his kids classes. This...

Rayron’s Tribute to Late Father Ryan Gracie in the Documentary “Letters to my Father”

The documentary “Rayron Gracie – Letters to My Father” focuses Rayron Gracie’s delicate process to understand the passing away of his legendary father Ryan Gracie. Rayron now...

Sean Patrick Flanery’s ‘Born a Champion’ is an homage to Brazilian jiu-jitsu

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 the...