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Category Archive: Articles

What Is My Gym’s Level Like Compared To Other BJJ Gyms Around The World?

Photo: Marlon Le Tho, Rxwdy Vision Whenever people find out that I have traveled to a lot of countries and visited different gyms around the world, they often ask me … “What is my gym’s level...

Renzo Gracie Explains The Surprising Origin Story of The ‘Shaka’ Sign in Jiu-Jitsu

Photo: Gallerr If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu long enough, you have probably noticed many practitioners using the Hang loose/Shaka Symbol everywhere, when posing for pictures, when...

Sports Psychology: Research Reveals Gi Color Doesn’t Affect Who Wins But Who Is Called First Does

Sports psychology is a somewhat young discipline. As such it’s first ventured into the group sports and avenues where team relations can actually determine the victor. But as time goes by day...

Full Time BJJ Instructor: Your Dream But Can You Take The Hardships?

Guest Post by Professor Jorge Britto of Toronto BJJ.  Photo by Joey Simoes 📸 @shotbyjoe Working full time as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor is a dream, however if you decided to pursue this...

Large Man Blown Away by Smaller Female BJJ Black Belt’s Skills

The first time you try Jiu-Jitsu is always a very humbling experience. You get manhandled by usually much smaller training partners and you either want to quit or you are blown away and have a moment...

Using BJJ Techniques From the Internet (Avoid These Mistakes)

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. For most people who enter into the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the art...

Mistakes to Avoid When Training BJJ and Crossfit Together

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Crossfit is it’s own demanding sport, requiring a person to be well...

Top Reasons Why 99% of People That Start Jiu-Jitsu Will Never Reach Black Belt

By Guillaume (Gile) Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. If I ask 100 students, “How long would you like to train jiu-jitsu?” The majority will...

Abu Dhabi King of Mats travels to Tokyo for a full day of battles featuring eight of the best lightweight competitors in the world

After the tremendously successful heavyweight bracket in Moscow this past June, the Abu Dhabi King of Mats (ADKOM) is now on its way to Japan for another full day of matches. This time, the...

How To Effectively Use The Wrestling Cradle in BJJ

The cradle is a basic technique in amateur wrestling. Its name refers to the move’s similarity to the way a person holds an infant in their arms. The wrestler performs the cradle by grabbing...

This Bicep Slicer Counter Can’t Be Stopped

The bicep lock or bicep slicer is a terrible submission to caught in. The technique is a compression lock where the biceps is pressed into the humerus. The opponent usually uses their own shin or...

How To Have a Great Time When Visiting Other BJJ Academies

Summer and holidays are here, and many of us are traveling and going to visit bjj gyms around the world. There is a few things everyone should keep in mind so that visiting is pleasant for everyone...

Pros and Cons of Receiving Your Prescription By Mail

Here are some things to consider before ordering your prescription by mail. In this culture of busy we have cultivated, running errands often falls to the wayside. As a society, we’re leaning...

Ricardo Almeida’s Advice for Competitors & Recreational Practitioners & Stories From The Old Days at Gracie Barra in Brazil

Ricardo Almeida is the first student that Renzo Gracie promoted to the rank of black belt, and he’s also one of the veterans from the 2000’s era of MMA. He competed in numerous grappling...

John Danaher Goes Deep on Developing Problem Solving Mindset, Trial & Error in Jiu-Jitsu

BJJEE interviewed famed instructor John Danaher and covered interesting topics such as what made him into such an articulate and experienced instructor, developing problem solving mindset and using...

8 Proven Ways to Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu

Taking your BJJ skills to the next level requires you to step out of your comfort zone, and sacrifice or compromise some elements in your daily routine to stay on top. It can range anywhere between...

Record-Breaking BJJ Event in France / Sebastien Lecocq Wins Black Belt Open Class in 30 Seconds

Photos: Lu’nivers BJJ Photography / https://www.facebook.com/lunivers.bjj/  This past weekend, Paris hosted the French National Championship from the CFJJB (IBJJF representative in France). The...

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo: stars line up to compete in Japan as the AJP Tour travels east for the second leg of the 2019/2020 season

The 2019/2020 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour debuted with a bang on June 15-16, in Moscow, Russia. The tour now travels east for the second leg, scheduled July 27-28, in Japan. The Abu Dhabi...

Khabib Nurmagomedov & His Crew Play “Dagestani” Basketball

Khabib Nurmagomedov and his crew warm and cross train by playing what the call ‘Dagestani Basketball’ which is a mix basketball, rugby & grappling. Will Harris Productions spent time...

The Easiest Way To Stop Takedowns: Stuffing The Head

  High level wrestling coach Kyle Cerminara offers some advice on how a lower level wrestler can stuff a high level wrestler’s takedowns. Essentially stuffing the head: Leg attack defense...

How To Deal With An Aggressive Drunk Person

Alcohol has the potential to both increase and decrease aggression, depending on where’s one’s attention is focused. Professor McMurran, a psychologist at the University of Nottingham stated:...

Incredible Opportunity: The Mendes Bros 2019 World Super Camp at Evolve MMA

The BJJ legends Mendes Bros are organizing a unique 2019 World Super Camp at EVOLVE MMA! This super camp will be SOLD OUT, so book your spot NOW!   Date: Mon – Fri, September 16 – 20, 2019...

The Top 4 Best Multivitamins for Men in 2019

All men should be taking multivitamins to help with their over all well-being. Keep reading for the top 4 best multivitamins for men in 2019. Up to 68 percent of Americans take multivitamins...

BJJ Instructor Blows Out Student’s Knee As Punishment For Using The ‘Lockdown’ in Class

Over the years we’ve reported on various bullying behavior and hazing rituals from BJJ instructors and teammates – however this last one is truly disturbing. While there are many different...