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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

7 Things That Jiu-Jitsu Can Teach You About Life

BJJ is much more than just a sport! It doesn’t only get you fit and healthy, but it increases your self-confidence, gives you an opportunity to meet fantastic new people, to think more...

Cop Grapples with Suspect, Mounts and Places Arm Triangle

The potential for jiu jitsu to enable police officers to be better at their job is enormous. We often observe videos like trips and perfect stand up technique enabling men in nasty situations to...

The Perfect Darce Set Up with the Gi by Charles Harriott

Half guard can be one of the best and worst places to start initiating a guard pass. Some people have made a career from forcing half guard and smashing people from there. This is a common method of...

Setting Up Triangle Chokes Against a Striking Opponent from Guard

Jiu-Jitsu is a highly efficient system of combat with sport and self defense applications. It is crucial that, as a martial art, it keeps its effectiveness in real world street self defense...

6X ADCC Vet Shows Luta Livre Style Flying Guillotine

Guillotines are a quite interesting submissions. While some avoid them due to compromising position, others accelerate using them. Many beginners quote guillotine as the first submission to ever...

What Should You Focus On as a BJJ White Belt?

So you’ve taken the first step and tied (or attempted to tie….don’t worry, we’ll help you learn) a white belt around your waist. The white belt phase of your journey is difficult to describe...

How To Hide Your BJJ Submission Set Ups

It’s always good to have some tricks up your sleeve. When rolling, you should focus on setting traps and sneaky submissions that can catch even higher ranks. BJJ black belt Nick ‘Chewy’...

How To Keep Training BJJ When Stressed Out From Work Or School

Training Jiu Jitsu is fun, and just being able to roll is a blessing in and of itself! Or at least that’s how it feels like most of the time; especially when other things around you are...

BJJ Chokes That Will Keep You Safe In A Street Altercation

It goes without saying that your goal should always be to not get involved in any sort of a street fight. It’s best to just deescalate the situation by talking with the other side; or, if that...

The Octopus Guard Is Your New Best Position… Especially From Closed Guard!

Ever felt the need to practice some unusual setups and techniques? We’re certain you did, but we’re also sure that you tried out some really low percentage moves; ones that look fancy,...

This Is How You’ll Take The Back From Turtle… Each And Every Time!

Yeah, we know how it goes. You fought hard to get your training partner into an inferior position… And you’ve done it! In fact, you’ve placed them into one of the most defensive...

Why Your Guillotine Choke Sucks

Guest post by David Avellan, an ADCC bronze medalist. Avellan has defeated many of the world’s best grapplers, such as BJJ Black Belt World Champions Rafael Lovato Jr., Tarsis...

The Difference Between The BJJ Berimbolo With Gi And No Gi by Gordon Ryan

The Berimbolo, whether you like it or not, when done correctly by someone who is very good at it,  is extremely hard to stop. Some people simply will refuse to learn it or even do it. That’s...

Shut Down Any Berimbolo Attempt

The Berimbolo, whether you like it or not, when done correctly by someone who is very good at it,  is extremely hard to stop. Some people simply will refuse to learn it or even do it. That’s...

6 Street Jiu-Jitsu Chokes That Everyone Should Master

The latest edition of Gracie Breakdown brings us an interesting compilation of 6 chokes necessary for any and all kinds of street confrontations. It has been widely disputed that gi training...

Counter Their Berimbolo With Leg Locks with Tom DeBlass

You may not like it and may not do it, but the Berimbolo when done correctly by someone who is specialized in it(for ex: Gianni Grippo, Mendes & Miyao bros) You will get swept or submitted. For...

Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner Stops Kidnapping of Child at a Restaurant

This brave jiu-jitsu practitioner (who decided to remain nameless) showed speed and selflessness when he took action against a very determined child abductor at a restaurant in South Africa. You can...

4 Reasons Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is One Of The Best Martial Arts For Kids

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...

Surprise! These 14 Celebrities Can Probably Kick Your Butt!

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...

6 Different Forms Of Wrestling Found Around The World

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 Science Behind The Benefits Of Cold Showers

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...

Firas Zahabi On The Countless Struggles He Faced on His Jiu-Jitsu Journey

When it comes to bjj there are a lot of concepts which can further your journey. One often seen philosophy is that to become good you must always pick the toughest roll in any room you’re in....

Top 3 Guys NOT To Be While Rolling in BJJ

BJJ is a unique sport in many regards. One particularly interesting aspect is that it’s mostly practised by adults who have settled into their lives opting into a certain lifestyle willingly. The...

How To Use Old School BJJ To Smash New School BJJ Practitioners

Is there anything more annoying in Jiu-Jitsu than competing or training against someone that you know you are “better” than, but you end up getting caught by the modern techniques and he goes to...