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Category Archive: Articles

Jake Shields Shows A Fantastic Arm Triangle Setup (From Mount)

Ever been on the receiving end of an Arm Triangle (Head & Arm Choke) submission? Of course you have… And how did it feel? It sucks, right. When you feel that choke tighten, there isn’t much...

The Best Triangle Choke From Mount – You Should Learn It Right Now

The triangle choke is one of the most common and also one of the highest percentage submissions in Grappling. When executed perfectly, it is a powerful weapon which is very hard to escape. There are...

BJJ Kids Protect Their Deaf Teammate From Bullying (Peru)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is so much more than “just” a martial art… It’s a way of life that builds character – especially for the young ones. One such, bright example, comes...

The Toreando Pass Drill You Should Be Doing Every Day

The Toreando Pass is one of the first guard passes you learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… And you ought to drill it to perfection. The toreando is a speed-based pass in BJJ. It is named toreando,...

The Nasty Wrist Lock From S-Mount You Have To Try Out

Wrist Locks can be hit from almost anywhere… Which is why you should experiment with them a bit – for example, by trying to hit a Wrist Lock from S-Mount! Why would you ignore 5% of the...

The Arm Drag: Super Important Details You Cannot Miss

The Arm Drag is one of the most basic wrestling techniques you can use to set up takedowns… And yet, a lot of BJJ athletes miss extremely important details when trying to hit it. The arm drag...

The “Old School Sweep” From Half Guard Is The First One You Should Learn

Taking down a good wrestler is one thing, but how about once you are on the ground with them? One word for you: Old School Sweep from Half Guard. Yeah… Learning techniques that have a million...

Felipe Pena To Train At “Atos” For Next Match Against Gordon Ryan

Felipe Pena and Gordon Ryan will face each other once again – for the fourth time in total – in February 2023, at a Who’s Number One (WNO) event. This time around, though,...

This ‘Buzzsaw’ Guard Passing System 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...

Placido Takes Revenge On Danaher For Smashing Him for All Those Years

Placido Saritos is famous for being John Danaher’s uke on BJJ Fanatics instructionals. He often endures all of Danaher’s pressure holds and painful submission and you can often see him...

The Right Way To Ask Your Instructor For a Promotion in BJJ

This is a sentiment most everyone has felt at one time or another throughout their jiu jitsu journey. Their hard work and sacrifice has been causally overlooked by their instructor, the person with...

Student Sues BJJ Instructor For Not Promoting Him To Next Belt

In every BJJ academy there is somebody that has been training Jiu-Jitsu for years, sometimes even more years than most of the others and they are still stuck at their current belt. Why won’t the...

Felipe Pena: “I Was A Little Chubby 15 Year Old Boy… I Did Not Like Sports At All”

Everyone’s got to start somewhere… Even the biggest of champions had to, such as Felipe Pena – who, self-admittedly, didn’t really like sports before he started training BJJ....

Can ONE Championship Take Jiu-Jitsu to Another Level?

For several months now, ONE Championship has been expanding its influence in Europe and America. The Singapore based federation is well run by Chatri Sityodtong. ONE is the home of all martial arts...

Khabib Nurmagomedov: “I Treat My Mother Like A Queen”

Khabib Nurmagomedov remains resolute in his decision to stay retired – mainly because it’s been a promise that he’s made to his mother. At a recent “Class A Events”...

Khamzat Chimaev Submits Neil Magny at Renzo Gracie Academy

Neil Magny is one of the rare fighters that has been asking to fight Khamzat Chimaev for the past few years and he got to taste what that would feel like. Khamzat Chimaev and Neil Magny’s paths...

[Watch] Paddy The Baddy Apologizes To Neighbor For His Dog’s “Sloppy Sh*t”

Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett is a top UFC fighter and a BJJ black belt… Who, like other dog owners, sometimes runs into trouble with his pet. One of those troubles was recorded and...

How To Train BJJ If You Can’t Afford To Pay For an Academy

So, you want to train Jiu Jitsu… And, whether you want to continue training or just get started on your BJJ journey, the problem is the same – you don’t have the money for it! Look, we...

Improvement In BJJ Has A Price… Are You Willing To Pay For It?

So you want to become better in Jiu-Jitsu, right… But are you willing to pay the price for it? No, not the price of training, sweat, and hard work. It’s obvious that you’re already...

Reinier de Ridder Reveals Why He Prefers His Opponents Tapping Out Over Going To Sleep

When you compete and put your opponent into a choke… Would you rather they tap out – or stay stubborn so you can put them to sleep? Well, Reinier de Ridder – a two-division champion...

Javier Mendez: “Khabib Has Never Been Submitted In MMA Sparring”

Image Credits: Javier Mendez Instagram It’s more than well-known that Khabib Nurmagomedov was, and continues to be, a force of nature… But not a lot of people truly understand just how...

“Jiu-Jitsu Is Not An Easy Lifestyle, It’s A Difficult Lifestyle” – Caio Terra On Success In BJJ

No matter how much you love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, if you want to succeed in it as a competitor… It’s not going to be an easy path. Far from it. Caio Terra knows that well. As a 12-time...

Ricardo Almeida On BJJ Instructionals: “At The End Of The Day, You Still Need A Professor”

The rise of BJJ instructionals has given way to a lot of progress for many Jiu-Jitsu students worldwide, hobbyists and professional athletes alike. The world-class knowledge is now right there, one...

BJJ Advice: Negate The Opponent’s Grips

Image Credits: John Danaher Instagram Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is almost like a game of chess: it’s not just about your techniques, but it’s also about the moves your opponents make that...