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Category Archive: Articles

What You Need To Know To Master a Slow, Meticulous, High Pressure Passing Game

Written by Belgian BJJ black belt Wim Deputter, head instructor at Brasa Team Belgium. When passing someone’s guard, you have the choice between a high speed, explosive game or a slow,...

The Collar Sleeve Guard: The Best Guard For Beginners in BJJ

The Collar Sleeve Guard may look quite confusing at first glance, especially for beginners. But it isn’t! Once you figure out the basics that make it work, it may very well become one of your...

BJJ Solo Drills Routine: No Mats Needed. No Equipment Needed. No Large Space Needed. No Flexibility Needed. NO EXCUSES

BJJ Black Belt Timur Ouzlaner of Timura BJJ’s 2 cents for the BJJ community in this forced abstinence from BJJ: There is A LOT of information out there, regarding BJJ solo drills. All of the...

Kyra Gracie has a Wicked Armpit Armlock Set Up From Mount

Very often, when you attempt one submission and it doesn’t work, you lose position and end up in an disadvantageous position. Guillotines come to mid: Setting Up The Guillotine Without Losing...

Top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Movies To Binge Watch During Your Coronavirus Quarantine

Stuck at home and can’t train BJJ because the academy is closed? You can binge watch some movies which feature BJJ in them. Check out our list: John Wick series In the bullet pasted action...

Here Are 7 Reasons Why You Should Train Both Gi And No-Gi

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...

Deep Half Guard: All The Basics That You Need To Know

The Deep Half Guard! It’s a position that will improve your BJJ game immediately, if only you learn how – and why – to use it. Teco Shinzato, a BJJ World Champion, explains the essentials...

Would A Navy SEAL Be a Good MMA Fighter?

Being a Navy SEAL – a member of one of the most elite special operations forces in the world – is often seen as an epitome of being in top-notch physical and mental condition, of comanding an...

Powerful Words for the Loser In a BJJ Competition

Nobody likes to be submitted in training or in competition, but there is a famous saying “There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu, you either win or you learn”. John Brashear, gives some good advice on...

5 Tips For BJJ Practitioners To Not Get Discouraged During Quarantine

Keeping your mental state positive during this quarantine period is a necessary attitude for BJJ players worldwide. We must strictly comply with the rules defined by the Ministry of Health and stay...

Master Wong Using Wing Chun To Defeat Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Master Wong found himself a brown belt to test out his wing chun skills on. The hilarious expert filmed a lengthy “roll” with the bjj brown belt and just posted it to youtube. Master Wong...

Helio & Rorion Gracie On How To Deal With A Devastating Defeat

After the Brazilian football team’s 7-1 defeat last year to Germany in the World Cup in 2014, Rorion Gracie wrote a nice little guide on his facebook page. He recalled how his father Helio...

Two Examples of BJJ Principles Applied in Weapon Based Sparring Matches

BJJ black belt and Kung Fu master Thomas „Gong Fu“ Holtmann loves to use his grappling skills when he has weapon based sparring matches within the Dog Brothers organisations which he is an active...

Kali Master Shows How Slapping Helps To Defeat Grappler

It’s not about who’s better. In reality, it’s about who gets tot he best position and tactic first. Respect all martial arts and martial artists but, most of all train with each...

Tim Spriggs’ Unusual Method For Strengthening His Grips for BJJ

  Why is Grip Training Important: Grip training is where it all starts, going back to the fundamentals. The first point of contact in any fight is the grip. How can you win a fight if you...

Gracie Family Best Kept Secret: Breathing Method When Doing Jiu-Jitsu

If you have ever rolled with a BJJ master or advanced practitioner, what is something that distinguishes them from beginners in BJJ? It’s not just superior technique. It’s the way they...

Robert Drysdale Has a Worry Free Escape To a Tight Foot Lock

„Why would you ignore 50% of the human body?“ Well, ever since those great leglock words were uttered by Dean Lister and spread about even more through John Danaher, that 50% of human body is far...

Robert Drysdale Has a Brilliant Way of Turning a Failed Darce Into A Great Guillotine

The Darce and Guillotine Choke support each other and are very good friends… When one fails, the other one is right there to cushion its failure, and revenge its fallen brother! That is...

Video: 16-yr-old Andy Ruiz Drops Former UFC Champ Andrei Arlovski in Sparring

The former WBA heavyweight boxing world champion Andy Ruiz has been on the low for the last few months since losing to Anthony Joshua late last year. Ruiz put himself back in the headlines when he...

2x ADCC Champ JT Torres Rolling with Chewy, The BJJ World’s Most Popular Youtuber

“Sometimes you’re the hammer and sometimes you’re the nail” is a very common saying in Jiu-Jitsu. In this case, the famous Youtube star Nic Albin aka ‘Chewy’ was...

The Russian Grappler Paralyzed After Neck Injury is Doing Much Better

The tragic situation occurred during the Grappling Open World Cup , where a grappler from Dagenstan, Russia fell on his head during while attempting a flying armbar.  Paizutdin Aliyev fell on his...

Doctor & BJJ Black Belt On Why You Should Never Train Jiu-Jitsu in Times of Coronavirus

Being stuck at home during the time of the quarantine can be very boring and frustrating. Even if your BJJ academy is closed, doesn’t mean that you should meet your friends for private BJJ...

Wrestle-Jitsu: Wrestling Tricks For BJJ That Will Surprise Your Opponents

Wrestling practice makes for such a great addition to your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. And not just because of the takedowns and everything that goes with them that you can learn from it; but because you...

How to Effectively Learn from BJJ Instructionals

With the corona crisis in jiu jitsu most practitioners are forced to stay off the mats. Many companies are now offering free dvd’s and instructionals so we can keep improving. But how should you...