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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Gordon Ryan “Promoted” To BJJ Blue Belt By Roger Gracie

Gordon Ryan and Roger Gracie had an opportunity to roll together in Austin, Texas; where the Gracie came in order to record a podcast episode with Lex Fridman. Ryan wrote about the awesome experience...

Sean Patrick Flanery, Actor & BJJ Black Belt: “It Takes Thousands Of Reps”

Image Credits: Lionsgate Should you stick to the basics… Or go for the flashy techniques once you reach your blue belt? Well, for Sean Patrick Flanery – BJJ black belt and actor, best...

Wrist Lock From Bottom Triangle Choke – It Happens So Fast

Wrist lock is perhaps the most underutilized and underestimated submissions in Grappling. There is no denying the effectiveness of the submission, along with the huge number of positions that it can...

Easy & Effective Imanari Roll Setup: Here’s How To Do It

The infamous “Imanari Roll” is a rolling attack that starts from standing and transitions into a leglock. It can also be used as a takedown if you do not attack the leg lock and instead...

Lucas Lepri Shows How To Use An Underhook For Side Control Escape

Escaping the sidecontrol is one of the biggest challenges any beginner faces and it’s paramount to mastering bjj or even just saying you have rudimentary skills. Coming out of side control is no...

[Watch] Street Altercation In Brazil Ends With A Technical Guillotine Choke & Armbar

The grim reality is that a lot of people living in Brazil are poor or are on the edge of poverty. Crime rates tend to be high in certain areas, and a big part of the population is left to fend for...

Danielle Kelly: “Submission Grappling Could Be On The Level Where MMA Is”

Danielle Kelly is now one of the best-known female submission grappling athletes; success which she’s most recently earned by submitting world Sambo champion Mariia Molchanova. At ONE on Prime...

Cain Velasquez Given Permission By Court To Participate In Pro Wrestling Event

Cain Velasquez, who was released on $1 million bail after being detained for 8 months, has now been given permission to participate in a professional wrestling mach – on December 3, in Arizona....

Reinier de Ridder: “I Would Finish Both Adesanya & Pereira On The Same Night”

Image Credits: ONE Championship Reinier de Ridder isn’t “just” the current ONE Light Heavyweight and Middleweight World Champion, but he’s also an extremely highly skilled BJJ...

Gordon Ryan & Roger Gracie Just Trained Together & It Was Epic

Gordon Ryan trained in Austin, Texas with his BJJ idol, the great Roger Gracie (12x BJJ world champion & 2x ADCC world Champion). He talked about the experience: “This was a bucket list...

Read Your Opponents: The Key To Success In BJJ Competition

If you want to win BJJ matches more often than not, then it’s a must that you develop a solid game plan. You need to know what you want to do and how to get there – otherwise,...

Reinier de Ridder: “Malykhin’s Jiu-Jitsu Hasn’t Evolved”

Image Credits: ONE Championship Reinier de Ridder isn’t “just” the current ONE Light Heavyweight and Middleweight World Champion, but he’s also an extremely highly skilled BJJ...

Javier Mendez: “We Are All Here Because Of The Gracies”

In a recent interview with Red Corner MMA, Javier Mendez – Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s coach, as well as the founder and head coach of the famous American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) – spoke...

Craig Jones’ “Choi Bar” – 2nd Fastest Submission at the ADCC

Craig Jones scored one of the fastest submissions in ADCC history at this year’s event. He did that with a variation of ude gatame (reverse armbar), also known as the Choi bar. He scored the...

Surprise Your Opponents With This Sneaky Armbar From Side Guard

A side guard is a position where your opponent has almost passed your guard, and the only thing between the two of you is your bottom knee. Although this is primarily a defensive position, there are...

Transform Your Wrestling Game: Use Snapdowns to Set Up Your Shots

One of the best ways to take down your opponent in grappling and jiu-jitsu is undoubtedly through the use of single and double legs. However, although these takedowns are often regarded as...

Have You Tried The “Inverted Gogo Clinch” Technique?

Some techniques seem so crazy that they have to work… And one of them might be the Inverted Gogo Clinch – a Gogoplata variation which you can use to submit your opponents from the back!...

Get The No Gi Ezekiel Choke From Mount Every Time – By Doing This

Sode guruma jime is widely known as an Ezequiel or Ezekiel choke (Portuguese: estrangulamento Ezequiel) in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The chokehold was renamed in memory of Ezequiel Paraguassu, a...

Danielle Kelly On Being A Ring Girl: “I’d Rather Go In The Cage And Choke Girls Out”

Danielle Kelly is on a winning spree in ONE Championship. Her last win came just a few days ago, about two minutes into the match; as she was able to beat the world Sambo champion Mariia Molchanova...

Ben Askren on World Cup: ‘For Your Son To Be a Man, No To Soccer, Yes To Wrestling’

USA Wrestling Olympian and Former UFC welterweight/former One FC champion Ben Askren commented on the football/soccer World Cup and he was not impressed by the attitude of some soccer players:  ...

Top 3 Supplements & What They do to Enhance Your Lifestyle

Maybe you are looking for something to help relieve some pain or relax your muscles. Or perhaps you are on the search for a supplement to help boost your immune system. If you find yourself looking...

This Old School North South Choke Is Going To Make You Enemies

Some chokes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… Well, you wouldn’t want to do them to a friend. Unless that friend is your favorite training partner, of course; because then you can be sure that they...

The “Spinning Escape” Is A Fantastic Escape From North-South

Boy oh boy, does being stuck in the North-South position suck. You know how it is: your opponent is seemingly making it impossible to escape and you’re left with nothing else but to wait for...

Ben Askren Leaves Islam Makhachev Out Of “Best Wrestlers In The UFC” List

Whenever the words “wrestling” and “UFC” are mentioned together in one sentence, a lot of people start associating them with the lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. However,...