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Category Archive: Articles

The “Dragon Sleeper” Is The Most Dangerous Submission In BJJ… Here’s How To Do It

“The Dragon Sleeper”… Even the name sounds scary. And, well, the technique is scarier than its name is; it’s a neck crank submission that has its roots in catch wrestling...

Mike Bates – BJJ Black Belt & Royal Marine – Raises Over $200K for Pediatric Hospital

Mike Bates is one of the most interesting people you’ll hear about in your life. He is a BJJ black belt and a head instructor at Gracie Barra Roundhay Leeds (United Kingdom), as well as a Royal...

UFC London: Paddy Pimblett Taps Out Jordan Leavitt – “Teabagging” Him In Celebration

The UFC London took place on July 23 (Saturday) at the O2 Arena in London (England), featuring a main card fight between Paddy Pimblett and Jordan Leavitt. There was a lot of buildup before the...

BJJ Advice: Stop, Breathe – And Plot Your Next Move

It’s so, so easy to get accustomed to the “pedal to the metal” pace in Jiu-Jitsu. To roll to the point of exhaustion every time you have an opportunity and to just go from move to...

You Don’t Need To Train “More” – Focus Is More Important In BJJ

We completely understand you. You’re so eager to become better in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! And you’re willing to put in both the time and the effort in order to improve to the best of your...

This Secret Grip Neutralizes Almost All 50/50 Leg Lock Submissions

The 50/50 is one of the most versatile positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – predominantly when it comes to Leg Locks. It gives you ample opportunities for a Heel Hook attack, and even for...

Paulo Miyao: “Try To Prepare More And Execute Less In Jiu-Jitsu”

A lot in Jiu-Jitsu is about being patient. About not going for the move immediately, but to take time to prepare for it – and that’s where a lot of lower-ranked belts make mistakes. Paulo Miyao...

BJJ White Belts Should Work On Defense More Than On Submissions

Hey, we get it! You’ve recently become a part of the BJJ white belts tribe and you’re so eager about learning and applying submissions! But, hear us out: for now, you’re going to be much better...

Opinion: No Time Limit BJJ Matches Are Bad For The Sport

The most recent Who’s Number One (WNO) tournament saw a main event between Kyle Chambers and Izaak Michell; a no time limit, submission-only match… That went on for more than two hours. Michell...

How To Make The D’Arce Choke Your Number 1 Weapon

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...

BJJ World Champ Mikey Musumeci Only Eats Pizza, Pasta & Acai

Mikey Musumeci is a 4x IBJJF black belt World Champion and is the only American to hold 3 world titles in the gi and once in No Gi. Mikey has competed against the biggest names in the sport and holds...

Making The North-South Choke Your Number One Weapon 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...

Meet Constance Lien , BJJ Prodigy

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...

5 Must-Watch Rising Stars In 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...

How To Perform The Ninja Choke 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...

Why Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Jocko Willink Answers

Why should you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? There are a million answers to this question and all of them are correct. Training BJJ will get you into a better physical and mental shape, make you more...

Rafael Lovato Jr.: “Jiu-Jitsu Taught Me How To Stay Positive”

Image Credits: GrappleCulture To start winning – both in BJJ and life alike – it won’t be enough to learn the moves and the techniques. Rather, you’ll need to develop a positive, go-get-it...

BJJ Advice: Don’t Ignore High Percentage Techniques (Because Of Flashy Moves)

Sooner or later, you’ll want to figure out what your favorite BJJ technique is going to be. The one you’ll use as often as possible, that you’ll become “known” for. But how are you supposed...

Who Should Be Cleaning The Mats In A BJJ School?

Having clean mats in a BJJ school is incredibly important. It lowers the chances of something like ringworm from happening in the first place… And when someone does get ringworm or similar, clean...

Braulio Estima: “I Never Felt Like I Was Wasting My Time With Jiu-Jitsu”

To become the best at what you do, you have to love it. And not just the end destination, but you also have to love the process… For, if you feel as if you’re wasting time, you won’t keep going...

Royce Gracie Excited About Conor McGregor’s Return To The Octagon

Royce Gracie, widely considered to be one of the most influential figures in BJJ and MMA, is anticipating the return of Conor McGregor to the octagon. McGregor is expected to make his return sometime...

Take Mount Like Khabib Nurmagomedov – Here’s How

Rolling against Khabib Nurmagomedov would be terrifying for oh-so-many reasons… But perhaps the most terrifying of them all is Khabib’s Mount. The way he takes Mount is as close to perfection as...

Gordon Ryan: “I’m Looking For A Fu*king Challenge – Step Your Miserable Games Up”

Gordon Ryan has recently competed for the vacant WNO heavyweight title, against Pedro Marinho. He won the match in an extraordinarily domineering fashion… And now seems to be, sort of, bored by...

International Judo Federation (IJF) Bans Peruvian Necktie-Type Chokes

The Peruvian Necktie is one of the most unexpected chokes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And it’s for that reason that BJJ athletes, as well as Judokas, love to go for it! For instance, back in 2013,...