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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Wrestler Enters Judo Tournament, Wins Using Pure Wrestling

Here is an interesting video showing a freestyle wrestler entering a Judo tournament. He is able to dominate by using typical wrestling techniques such as far side cradle, three quarter Nelson, near...

Billionaire Owner of Philadelphia 76ers Credits All His Wealth To Wrestling

    Billionaire financier Josh Harris has not one but 3 professional sports teams: NBA’s 76ers, NHL’s New Jersey Devils and English Premier League Crystal Pallace F.C. –...

What is a Black Belt in BJJ Really Worth?

 By Guillaume (Gile) Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. Jiu-Jitsu is effective because you can’t be a fake and train in this sport. The long...

Shutting Down & Countering The Toreando Pass

The Toreada/Toreando guard pass is probably the first guard pass that you learned when you started BJJ. It is the most common guard pass in BJJ and is also one of the most effective. The pass is...

2 Principles To Stop & Smash ALL ‘New School’ Guards

You know the feeling… You come to BJJ class and the more athletic and flexible guys are making fools of everyone. They turn upside down and no one can pass their guards. Or they do the Berimbolo...

How Do I Finish More From Side Control When I Get There?

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

Making Yourself Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. There are some old school lessons from Helio Gracie out there that still...

Turning Low Percentage Moves into Game Changers

Two years ago, many sport articles were dealing with the rise and reign of Golden State Warriors. If you’re not following basketball it might serve you to know the GSW had revolutionized basketball...

BJJ Girl On 3 Things NOT To Do When Rolling with Females

If you want to have more females training in your academy, then you have to create a welcoming atmosphere to encourage them. When it comes to rolling, do you roll with a female teammate the same way...

Why You Should Never Brag or Talk About Who You Beat in Training

Winning and losing. Two situations in which every Jiu Jitsu player will find himself at some point, most of us facing defeat in our very first session and keep doing so for a long while. But then the...

Yuri Simoes’ Easy Way To Pass The Inverted Guard

Guard passing is one of the most difficult tasks we face when we’re training or competing in BJJ.  The legs and hips of a knowledgeable opponent can offer countless roadblocks to the...

Firas Zahabi: Leglocks Are The Best Anti wrestling Technique Because They Defuse Sprawling

  Firas Zahabi is an outstanding mind for bjj and bjj in mma. Zahabi recently released a video where he narrates a roll against a pedigreed wrestler. In the video he is grappling Johnny Yates...

Does Stretching Reduce Injury?

When it comes to a warm up stretching routine, most people don’t actually do either before they exercise at all, whilst puts them at a much higher risk. However, there are also multiple benefits...

“Learning BJJ Basics is Boring”: Why You Have it Completely Wrong

Many of the younger grapplers, especially after blue belt will often look over learning the basics and will favor the more flashy, lower percentage moves. Roy Harris is a firm believer in perfecting...

Hapkido Black Belt Gets Manhandled By Blue Belt, Claims He is an ex Jiu Jitsu World Champ

Challenges have been rising in popularity ever since the early 80s. The urge to test your skill and to compare it with other martial artists is enormous. This is how a 5th degree hapkido black belt...

Dan Gable: They Say Wrestling Isn’t For Everybody, But I Say It Should Be

  Dan Gable is best known for his coaching accolades (including 15 NCAA team team titles for university of Iowa) but the legend is primarily forged on a career that totaled only one lost match...

Constant Neck Pain & Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   Considering jiu jitsu has a significant...

Round Up Of Funniest Cases Of fraudulent Belt Promotions

Through the years many cases of self promoted jiu jiteiros were outed. While some excused themselves saying it was japanese jiu jitsu, a discipline they made out some outright owned it. Such was the...

Small Wrestler Grapples Powerlifter Close To 3X His Weight

A real life David against Goliath Wrestling match. Russian Freestyle Wrestler Aleksey stands at jus 1m61 for 58kg. He decided to test himself with a massive Powerlifter who hasn’t any Grappling...

The Most Intense Black Belt Self Defense Test Done by “The Bruce Lee of Krav Maga”

    We often hear about contests and comparisons for the ultimate martial art – but what we don’t see every day is a self proclaimed Bruce Lee of Krav Maga do the test in a bjj...

How To Find Your Own BJJ Style

Finding one’s personal BJJ style is a never ending road – there will always be options for improvement, no matter how much experience a jiujitero may have. However, the biggest hurdle to...

Stop Telegraphing Your Double Legs: Try This High Crotch to Double Leg Instead

Oh yes – the double leg and its fun variations! It’s certain that we will never have enough of the versatility of this takedown and of seeing it work in real time. So, today we’ll...

BJJ Competitions: How Are Masters Different From Adult Divisions?

By Guillaume Huni, BJJ black belt and BJJ instructor at Kimura BJJ Academy in Belgrade, Serbia When competing in BJJ past the age of 30, you have the option to enter some tournaments in the master...

Debunking The Number 1 Lie In Jiu Jitsu

In Jiu Jitsu there are many relative truths. As some say it’s not so much dependant on if a move works as much as the accent is if it works for you. So what is the number 1 lie in all of...