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Category Archive: Articles

5 Ways To Throw with Ippon Seoi Nage

Seoi nage is a shoulder throw, one of the traditional forty throws of Judo as developed by Jigoro Kano. It belongs to the first group, Dai Ikkyo, of the traditional throwing list, Gokyo (no waza), of...

Make Your Triangles 10X Tighter With These Game Changing Details by Silver Fox

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...

Opinion: Should You Accept A Belt Promotion From Another BJJ Instructor?

Respect and friendships are really important in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. So important, in fact, that rarely anyone would stay persistent enough in BJJ, if he wasn’t surrounded with friendly and...

These are the Most Common Reasons For Hitting A Plateau In Jiu-Jitsu

Nothing hurts as much as reality does. And reality says that, sooner or later, you will hit a plateau in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. No matter how good you may be, no matter how much progress you’re...

What Should You EAT BEFORE Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training?

Having a proper diet is essential not just to your health and life in general, but to how good you’ll perform in your BJJ training as well. In other words: what you eat before Jiu-Jitsu class...

Why The Focus On GRIPS Could Actually Be Hindering Your Jiu-Jitsu

Grips are important in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as they often determine who is on the defensive and who is on the offensive side of the match. However, as important as they are, focusing too much on them...

Gordon Ryan Tells Joe Rogan About Why John Danaher Wears Rash Guards & Fanny Packs Everywhere He Goes

3x ADCC world champion Gordon Ryan was a guest on the Joe Rogan Podcast where he talked about a vast array of topics including his imminent transition to MMA. He also talked about why his instructor...

Gordon Ryan Tells Joe Rogan About His Transition to MMA

3x ADCC world champion Gordon Ryan was a guest on the Joe Rogan Podcast. He was asked by Joe Rogan about his eventual transition to MMA. Gordon stated that it is planned but he still has some...

The Most Valuable BJJ Technique Every Person Should Know

Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ GF Team black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is an instructor at M3Fight Academy.  ...

Judo Instructor Investigated After Repeatedly Throwing 7 yr old Boy & Putting Him in a Coma

A young boy in Taipei, Taiwan is in a coma and vegetative state, after he was was thrown nearly 30 times by his Judo instructor. Huang, a seven-year-old boy from Nanyang Elementary School attended...

These 5 Types of Powerful Deadlift Exercises Are of Great Value For Grapplers

There are many different types of deadlifts and I will be going over just a few of them. The purpose of this post is to share with you what I have learned and which type of deadlifts is suitable for...

Counter a Stiff Arm with a Kneetap Takedown

When you train BJJ where most of the focus is on the ground, you won’t always have time to train Judo or Wrestling as much as you’d like. It’s about making a choice: do you want to be a...

15 Year Old Blue Belt & 45 Year Old Purple Belt Meet in Jiu Jitsu Tournament Match

In competition, anything can happen. In this case, a 15 year blue belt world medalist met a solid 45 year old purple belt in the absolute division of a local BJJ competition. It’s interesting...

Female Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes with Onlyfans Accounts

For those that have been living under a rock, OnlyFans is an ultra popular subscription-based website where people that create content can charge out a monthly fee for fans to access exclusive...

First Ever Online Grappling Gi Techniques Demonstration Tournament

The International Grappling Federation has a new concept for 2021: an online Gi BJJ tournament focused on Grappling demonstrations! Participants are required to perform three demonstrations of the...

This is How Robert Drysdale Submitted Marcelo Garcia in ADCC

From David Avellan: Marcelo Garcia was no doubt one of the best grapplers to grace Jiu Jitsu. His smooth transitions, focus on submissions, and humble personality has endeared him to all. That was...

How To Submit a BJJ Black Belt – Pedro Sauer

Unpredictability creates an endless possibility of options in combat sports. By taking advantage of not just explosive strength but rather unpredictability, a far better-skilled opponent can be...

What The Way You TAP OUT In Jiu Jitsu Says About You

Do you know what’s the number one thing you’ll do at training; the most frequent one, that is? No, it’s not Hip Escapes, not any sort of a drill, nor any submission or escape that...

Your Technique Is Good In Training, But CATASTROPHIC In Competition?

So your technique is spot-on during training! You’re making great progress, that’s fantastic. But as soon as you hit the competition mats… Your technique dissolves into thin air....

Pritt Mihkelson on Improving on Outdated BJJ Training Methods

Written by Sportscientist Maciel Welko, Luta Livre instructor at http://www.lutalivre-academy.de/. A longer and more detailed version will be addressed in the book of the author of this article...

How To Train More Jiu-Jitsu without Getting Injured

Injuries are common when training or participating in BJJ competitions. Although BJJ is a less risky sport compared to other Mixed Martial Arts, this does not rule out the possibility of getting...

GSP on What is the Best Martial Art for the Streets

Street fights are unlike your gym sparring or drills in that they are very chaotic. They are spontaneous, they have trigger points and bad things can happen in an instant. There are however certain...

How Murilo Santana Puts Insane Pressure with his Over Under Pass

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...

Unconventional Eastern European Exercises for Grapplers

Guest post by Emre Bardakci a specialist in Biomechanics. Emre is a black belt in Judo, blue belt in BJJ and has spent over 12 years in Turkey training with Turkish Wrestlers, Judokas,...