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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Featured

Robert Downey Jr. Talks Kung Fu w/ Notorious Bullshido Doubter Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan is a longtime non-believer in Kung Fu. He has on numerous occasions talked down at Kung Fu and how innfective it is for self defense or for MMA. Here are the most colorful moments: Well,...

The IBJJF Legal Lockdown To Electric Sweep Is So Easy To Set Up

Anyone who has been caught in the Lockdown can attest to how frustrating it is to get out, let alone to pass the guard. If you try forcing your leg out, you can end up hurting your knee, or if you...

Braulio Estima & Buchecha Share Their Competition Mindset Secrets

Ah yes, the pleasures of competing… The sweaty palms, the nervous laughter and making jokes with teammates in order to make the time pass by just a little bit faster. Tournaments and matches...

Setting Up The Guillotine Without Losing Position & Compromising Yourself

The Guillotine Choke is a very powerful submission, one that gets all of the attention from everyone when performed correctly! However, if you don’t set it up properly, it can be defended...

This Toreando Pass Counter Will Have Your Opponent Wondering What Just Happened

The Toreando pass is one of the most common guard passes in BJJ and it happens to be, when done perfectly, one of the most effective. What can you do when faced with an opponent who perfectly masters...

How To Handle Long-Term Grappling Related Pain

Grappling is an unique hobby in it’s demands – it demands your full commitment, body, mind and time. Long Term Effects of A Lifetime of Grappling Competition Training But once...

In BJJ, It’s Your Duty To Make Your Opponent Feel Uncomfortable

The priority in Jiu-Jitsu should not always be a sweep, a submission, a guard pass or a back take. The priority in Jiu-Jitsu is to make your opponents uncomfortable. These other things such as...

Rafael Lovato Compares Competing in BJJ at The Mundial in Brazil & Worlds in USA

  Rafael Lovato Jr. is the current Bellator Middleweight champion, a 3 x world BJJ champion (1 x in Gi and 2 x in No Gi) and is the second American (B.J. Penn being the first) to win the...

How To Use The ‘Georgian Grip’ To Set Up Throws in BJJ

Sambo Master of Sport, Judo Black Belt, BJJ black belt and all around Grappling Bad-Ass: Vlad Koulikov shares one of his favorite setups for Sambo Throws and Judo Throws: The Georgian Grip. Vlad...

Judo World Champion’s Way Of Dealing with a Tight Turtle

  Zombie BJJ shows Judo world champion Craig Fallon’s way of counter an opponent with a tight turtle. In September 2005, Fallon won the -60 kg weight class at the World Judo...

Focusing On & Mastering One Game Will Make You Improve Faster in BJJ

Guest post by 5x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria, who is known for his half guard. He achieved a phenomenal double gold medals in the BJJ Mundials in 2015.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is probably like...

When Doing Jiu-Jitsu As A Bear, Train Like A Koala

Photo: Tom Deblass of oceancountybjj.com Guest post by Andrew Lewis of blackmetalbarbellstrength.com   Everyone doing jiujitsu spends their time in jiujitsu learning new skills and refining...

Jiu-Jitsu: The Path To Mental Peace & Happiness

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Mental Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu The mental peace that comes from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be just as beneficial as the physical benefits...

Benefits of Compliant Resistance Drilling in Jiu-Jitsu

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia   Guest post by Jimmy johnstone, Bjj blackbelt under Fernando Terere. Owner and head coach at...

Jocko Willink Details His Weekly Strength & Jiu-Jitsu Training Regimen

Echo Charles & Jocko Willink are the hosts of the ultra popular Jocko podcast. Both of them are BJJ black belts and train with Dean Lister and Jeff Glover at Victory MMA. From September of 1990...

Which Exercises Will Help Improve Your BJJ The Most?

If you’re like most BJJ/Grappling practitioners, you’re probably looking for new ways to get an edge and get your BJJ game to the next level. In order to improve, nothing compares to getting...

Analysis of the Book “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Technique and Theory” by John Danaher, Renzo Gracie, Kid Peligro & Royler Gracie

Guest post by Gicomo Zanini, BJJ black belt and head instructor at True North BJJ Academy. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a form of combat sports that has increasingly become a trend among Hollywood...

3 Ways to Pull Half Guard Followed Right Away By a Sweep

If you’re going to pull half guard, why not sweep right away afterwards? 1.Gile Huni of Kimura BJJ Serbia shows a an easy takedown: Half guard pull straight into a sweep for an easy 2 points!...

Opponent Too Defensive? Use The Knee On Belly Pressure & Have Some Fun

Let’s say you’ve passed your opponent’s guard, ended up in Side Control and that you’re trying to find a way to finish them from there… However, they’re too...

How To Pull Off Keenan Cornelius’ Reverse Omoplata on Yuri Simoes

The reverse omoplata is the Lochness monster of Grappling, wherein it’s a very rare submission especially at the highest level. This weekend Keenan Cornelius was able to pull it off against a...

Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners, It’s Your Duty To Work On Your Takedown Game

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. I was recently at a major BJJ tournament in Las Vegas coaching our team...

Tremendous Breaking Pressure: Superior Grip Toe Hold

The toe hold is a powerful submission using a ‘kimura’ grip on the opponent’s foot and putting a big torque. We are often taught the technique with emphasis being put on grabbing the the...

Flashback: Ricardo Arona – Tito Ortiz Semi Finals ADCC 2000

Many people forget that this high level match happened in the semi finals at 2000 ADCC World Championship in the -99KG Division which was held in Abu Dhabi. Ricardo Arona won ADCC on 3 occasions...

Understanding Turtle Position by Gordon Ryan: Jiu-Jitsu & Wrestling

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. We all know the natural human reaction when somebody is getting physically...