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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Guy Doesn’t Respect Donkey Guard Player & Pays The Price

The controversial Donkey Guard has been in the news recently with Gracie Tournaments having banned it.  The rule was met with criticism by the BJJ community. From Gracie Tournaments rules that...

Marcelo Garcia’s Effective Way To Open Closed Guard No Gi

Opening the closed guard in No Gi grappling is trickier than with the Gi. You don’t have much to hold on to, and the opponent is slippery. Marcelo Garcia showed a brilliant way of opening the...

Israeli Jewish Black Belt Reacts To Renzo Gracie Quoting Nazi Leader Himmler

Last week, Renzo Gracie made headlines when an old tweet of his from 2012 resurfaced. This tweet was a quotation notorious Nazi SS commander Heinrich Himmler, a main architect of the Holocaust. Renzo...

Rickson Gracie: ‘Grapplers Must Also Learn to Strike’

In the majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies around the world, they will teach you the sport aspect of Jiu-Jitsu. This means no strikes, and little self defense, but more focus on the modern...

What To Do When Your Opponent Has Double Underhooks

An underhook is a clinch hold that is used in grappling to control the opponent. It is performed from any direction by putting an arm under the opponent’s arm, and holding the...

DC: ‘I Don’t Know What’s Gonna Happen to Khabib’s Career After His Dad’s Death

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach Abdulmanap passed away last Friday in a Moscow hospital after complications from the corona virus at the age of 57. The Mirror first reported. After he was...

Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov Consoles Khabib Nurmagomedov During Father’s Funeral

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach Abdulmanap passed away last Friday in a Moscow hospital after complications from the corona virus at the age of 57. The Mirror first reported. After he was...

US President Teddy Roosevelt Avidly Trained Judo & Jiu-Jitsu

Theodore Roosevelt trained the same type of old style Judo & Jiu-Jitsu that the first Gracies learned in Brazil from Mitsuyo Maeda (who was passing by The USA on his way to Japan) back in the...

6 WWE Wrestlers Who Have Fought MMA

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 Has a Sure Fire Way To Prevent Them Inserting That Second Hook

Having an opponent on your back is one of the most dangerous positions in all of Grappling. For many people this represents the final moments before being your opponent submitting you. The position...

How is Jiu-Jitsu for MMA Different From Just Training Jiu-Jitsu? 

A couple of years ago Conor McGregor was doing an interview about the possibility of his Mayweather fight and he made a metaphor that compared MMA to spinning multiple plates at the same time. This...

3 Ways Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Differs from Most Other Martial Arts

One of the most common questions I get as a Jiu-Jitsu instructor is, “How is Jiu-Jitsu different from Karate/ Tae Kwon Do/ Kickboxing etc…?” Because I get the question so often, I’ve given...

A New White Belt Just Tapped Me Out… What’s Happening?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Let’s say that you’ve been training BJJ for quite a while already, maybe somewhere in-between one and four years. And you’re...

Brilliant Way of Using The Ezekiel Choke To Set Up an Armbar by Karel “Silver Fox” Pravec

There are so many different armbar set ups around. You can place an armbar from literally any position: mount, side control, back and also inferior positions such bottom side control, back etc…...

5 High Percentage Submissions From Closed 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...

80 kg BJJ Black Belt Takes on 180kg White Belt with 1,5 Years Experience

Jiu-Jitsu is truly known for being the martial that favorizes the smaller, weaker practitioner against the bigger one… We have seen so many times the David vs Goliath match ups. Examples that come...

3 Lightning Quick Guard Pass Attacks Against ButtScooters

The act of pulling guard in the BJJ world is often ridiculed by other more takedown focused grapplers such as Judoka and Wrestlers who may see it as a cowardly act… The reality is that nowadays...

French Rugby Legend Fabien Pelous Trains Judo & Spars with Judo World Bronze Medalist

Fabien Pelous was captain of the French national Rugby team. He holds the record in French rugby for most selections for the French team (118) After his retirement from Rugby, Pelous channeed his...

Clark Gracie Has a Very Cool Guillotine From Mount Set Up

The Guillotine choke is usually set up as a counter to an opponent’s shot, or when the opponent’s is turtled up. Truth of the matter is, you can set up the guillotine from virtually any...

How to Stop The Guard Pass? The Half Granby

One of the ways to stop a guard pass is a Half Granby Roll. Bow Half Granby stems from Granby roll which originated in Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia where it was popularized by hall of fame...

How To Escape Kuzure Kesa Gatame/ Modified Side Control

Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame aka modified scarf hold is one of the seven mat holds, Osaekomi-waza, of Kodokan Judo. In grappling terms, it is categorized as a side control hold. Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame occurs...

When a World Class Wrestler Grapples a World Class Judoka

A great exchange between high level grapplers: Magomed Kurbanaliev (freestyle wrestling)65kg VS Kamal Khan-Magomedov (judo) 66kg. Magomed Kurbanaliev is an Avar Dagestani born-Russian freestyle...

Ex-Navy SEAL Commander Jocko Willink On Other Martial Arts Belts Carrying Over To BJJ

Navy Seal Commmander Jocko Willink is very disciplined and he’s a Dean Lister black belt to boot. But he believes there’s more to bjj than meets the eye and it has to be about more than just...

Wrestle Like a Pro: Chain Wrestling For The Finish with Cain Velasquez

Do you want to wrestle like a pro? Then you need to chain wrestle. Wrestling, BJJ and judo can be like a chess game where you plan two to three steps ahead or even more. If you make an attack and...