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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Try This Kouchi Makikomi Variation, Terere’s Signature Takedown

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt and multiple medallist in...

Rigan Machado Explains His Jiu-Jitsu System without Sparring for Celebrities

Yesterday the BJJ community light up when news came out that actor Ashoton Kutcher had been promoted to the rank of brown belt in BJJ by Rigan Machado. Kutcher has been training for a little over 6...

Game Changers: Benefits Of a Plant Based Diet For BJJ Athletes

It’s a common misconception that athletes cannot eat a plant-based diet, because it does not provide the protein they need. In fact, many world class athletes are vegetarians or vegans. Here are...

This Will Change Your Competition Game. 3 Tips & Tricks To Help You Deal w/ Self Doubt.

Even the best athletes have self-doubts before matches, during the competitions or during the camp. You’re probably thinking to yourself: “is it wrong having these negative thoughts? These...

3 Back Mount Escapes You Need To Know In BJJ

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...

Roger Gracie: ‘I Don’t Drill. Jiu-Jitsu is Different From Judo’

In grappling sports such as Wrestling, Judo, BJJ, many believe that repetition is key. Drilling a move countless times at various speeds and intensity is a perfect way of learning and applying at...

Ashton Kutcher Promoted To Brown Belt in BJJ

Superstar actor is now just one step away from getting his black belt in BJJ. He today received his brown belt from the hands of Rigan Machado, the BJJ instructor to the stars: Rigan Machado Designs...

Learn Nicky Ryan’s ADCC 2019 Sweep-Takedown

In this year’s ADCC match against Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor, Nicky Ryan displayed a great and kind of a confusing technique: starting from the bottom seated position, he scored a sweep that...

Here’s How To Perfect Your Takedowns In BJJ

While takedowns are an incredibly important part of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), for far too long they have been an afterthought for the majority of us in the BJJ community. As BJJ is a martial art...

Here’s How To Perfect The Armbar In BJJ

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...

Lachlan Giles’ Tips For Balancing Training and Obligations & Importance of Details

Lachlan Giles is one of the most respected names of today’s grappling. He has earned that respect by placing 3rd at this year’s ADCC in the absolute division where he heelhooked Kaynan...

BJJ Solo Drills To Improve Mobility & Movement

There are times when you are just too busy and you cannot get to BJJ practice. There are plenty of solo exercises you can do at home that can improve your BJJ training. BJJ Champion Fabio Da Mata...

5 Sweeps From Worm Guard

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...

Worm Guard 101

Keenan Cornelius is unquestionably one of the most talented grapplers of the new generation. His work with different guards and creative approach left quite a mark on bjj and will do so in the time...

Here’s What You Need To Know About Wrist Locks In BJJ

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...

Bodybuilder & BJJ Practitioner: Specific Strength Competition

Have you ever thought to yourself: „How well would a BJJ practitioner fare against a bodybuilder in a strength competition?“ Well, we have great news for you! MuscleTV has decided to put J.T....

Tap Anyone From Inside Their Closed Guard

Being inside somebody’s closed guard can often be a nightmare because of the constant necessity to open and pass it, as well as because of the constant danger of being swept and...

The Rise Of The Gracie Family And BJJ

Responsible for founding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), the Gracie family is widely regarded as one of the most successful family dynasties throughout the history of martial arts. The tremendous...

These Micro Adjustments Make It Almost Impossible To Get Armbarred in Closed Guard

An armbar from closed guard is one of those submissions that is taught in the very first couple of BJJ classes and that is carried across all levels of your Jiu Jitsu development, all the way from...

Eddie Bravo on Being Snubbed By GracieMag in 2003

These days, Eddie Bravo needs little introduction: he’s one of the most famous contemporary jiujiteiros and coaches, and one of the most deserving figures for the promotion and popularization...

Brendan Schaub: ‘BJJ Specialists Are The Worst Specialists In MMA’

In his recent Below The Belt podcast episode, Brendan Schaub – a former MMA fighter and a stand-up comedian – has spoken, amongst other things, about Kron Gracie’s recent UFC fight versus...

Half Way There: Three Ways To Take The Back from Bottom Half Guard

Attaining the back position should be every grappler’s goal when rolling. The back position is highly advantageous for the one behind of course. You have an infinite amount of submission and...

Bernardo Faria Explains Why Purple Belt Is the Hardest Belt In BJJ

    Bernardo Faria has been busy opening his new academy lately but he’s taken the time to express his views on why purple belt is one of the landmark moments in every bjj...

Purple Belt Bouncer Intelligently Uses Jiu-Jitsu To Neutralize Aggressive Individual

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling sports such as Wrestling and Judo are great tools for bouncers as they are able to control an unruly individual without having to strike. Holding someone down while...