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Category Archive: Articles

Why ‘Anger is not a Gift’ In Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post from Thomas Nadelhoffer the Grumpy Grappler, an Associate Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience at College of Charleston (SC). When he’s not enjoying time with his wife...

4 Things You Quickly Find Out During Your First Month Of BJJ

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

Star Wars Jitsu: Kids Of Both Spielberg and George Lucas Are Doing BJJ

    One of the greatest pop culture influences of today is the Star Wars franchise. The movie series has spawned off countless editions, merchandise and die hard fans. But what you might...

“Switching” Schools: Old School BJJ Black Belt Offers Very Wise Advice

“jiu-jitsu é a única arte marcial que tem família” (Jiu-Jitsu is the only martial art that has a family) Team switching in Jiu-Jitsu is a very controversial topic that will always provoke...

Norwegian Research Outlines the Average BJJ Athlete

    With jiu-jitsu being as young as it is comparative to other grappling sports any bit of information gained from valid scientific research is interesting. This led a group of Norwegian...

ADCC Turkey With $2000 Prize Money

This is the first ever ADCC event in Turkey ( https://adcombat.com/adcc-events/ ) Organizers have included a wide range of categories from beginner to pro and 35+ groups. To make this tournament...

When Is It OK To Quit Training BJJ?

Photo: Jared Lopper If you’ve been in Jiu Jitsu for a long enough time, a simple thought will inevitably cross your mind one day: „Should I quit training BJJ?“ And when that question comes...

Scare Your Training Partners With ‘The Exorcist’ Guard Submission by Draculino

Closed guard is an old time classic that’s one of the most commonly seen techniques in practice and in real life altercations. It’s a great position for the one on the bottom since they have...

This Takedown Is Easy To Pick Up

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...

Is Marcelo Garcia Really the ADCC G.O.A.T.?

It’s a continued hard topic of who the No Gi Grappler is of all time. And who had the best debut at ADCC. Was it Marcelo Garcia or Gordon Ryan? The answer remains to be seen. But here’s a...

Enson Inoue Shows Unorthodox Arm Bar from Closed Guard for No Gi BJJ

MMA legend and old school BJJ black belt Enson Inoue has been retired from MMA since 2004 (he had a short comeback fight in 2010), but he has started training Jiu-Jitsu again in 2016 after taking a...

The Secret On How to Avoid Cauliflower Ear – Coach Firas Zahabi

To some jiujiteiros having “cauliflower ear,” or in more scientific terms, a perichondrial hematoma, can be a badge of honor, but to others it can be their worst nightmare. Here are a few tips to...

Why It’s Important to Have Bad Days

If there’s something that the entirety of the human population can agree on, it’s that everyone has had bad days. If it’s because you locked your keys inside your car, or missed a step and went...

In Germany You Can Pay €999 To become a BJJ Blue Belt in a Six Weekend Long Course

For a beginner, the BJJ blue belt is a big deal in the martial art/sport as it’s the first coloured belt in the long journey that makes up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For long term practitioners, the blue...

Mistakes To Avoid When Doing BJJ Techniques From the Internet

Photo: McHugh Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Nowadays, the Internet is meant to connect us through a common platform as a source of unfiltered and untainted information across continents. Spreading visual...

Famous Jiu Jiteiros Reveal What they Like To Eat After Competition

  Competition prep can quite often be exhausting and includes eliminating all kinds of carbs. Naturally this leaves the champs hungry and craving their first post fight meal!    ...

How to Take Care of ‘Small’ Injuries from Sparring

Not just as fighters but as human beings it’s inevitable that we are going to face some injury in our lifetime. Here are some ways to prevent them, but also some tips on how to nurse yourself back...

Guy Did 15 BJJ Training Sessions In 5 Days – Here’s How It Went

Do you always feel wiped out after Jiu Jitsu? Always sore the next day barely able to perform? Well meet Marcus Greatwood. Mr Greatwood gave the good old finger to overtraining and opted to do 15...

The Best Sleeping Positions For Different Injuries

In bjj injuries are an every day matter. As Eddie Cummings once said it – it’s more about how bad are you injured at the moment rather than are you. Eddie Wolverine was even out of ADCC...

Is 10th Planet BJJ Considered a Separate Branch of BJJ?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Rewind about 10 – 15 years ago and there was a lot of bad talk about...

Powerlifter Promoted to BJJ Brown in 2.5 Years

Jimmy House gets promoted to brown belt in BJJ after just 2,5 years of training. He does have a background in powerlifting and wrestling. 2 years ago he came up on our radar when he competed as a...

One Simple Exercise To Improve Posture and Decrease Injuries For BJJ

This technique is one that can be performed anywhere. Its simple, quick, and if done correctly can help balance out the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back to improve posture and muscle...

How Training With Heavyweights Will Benefit Your Jiu-Jitsu

“If you are not comfortable fighting someone 50 pounds heavier than you, there is something wrong with your Jiu Jitsu. – Rickson Gracie   Written by Jason Bright for BJJEE Rener...

Here’s How To Build A Game Plan For Your First BJJ Competition

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...