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Category Archive: Articles

Take The Back From Closed Guard?

Taking the back from positions like Mount, Side Control and Half Guard is something that you’re probably used to aim for, something that you’ve likely practiced for hundreds and hundreds...

Make Your Toreando Pass Better With These Great Details

The Toreando Pass is, more often than not, one of the first passes you learn on your BJJ journey. But, like so many other things that we learn as beginners, there are some game-changing details that...

How To Set Up the Guillotine Choke in the Gi w/ Claudio Calasans, ADCC & World BJJ Champion

The Guillotine choke is an extremely popular submission in both Gi and NoGi.  It is one of the first submissions many people learn and one of the most effective.  There are a multitude of...

Gordon Ryan Teaches His Arm-In Guillotine That Submitted Keenan Cornelius

The Guillotine choke is an extremely popular submission in both Gi and NoGi.  It is one of the first submissions many people learn and one of the most effective.  There are a multitude of...

The Most Effective Ways To Memorize Grappling Techniques

Many times, students will scarcely remember a technique they practiced in class by the end of the week. Sometimes the move is entirely forgotten by the end of the class! With so many techniques being...

Ways to Train Takedowns Without The High Risk of Injury

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ One of the most commonly neglected aspects of training for a BJJ...

Dealing With Nerves in BJJ Competitions

BJJ competitors may develop extreme anxiety before competitions, sometimes to the point of getting physically sick a couple days before a big match. This is not the most auspicious way to tackle a...

Most Common BJJ Injuries & How To Roll With Them

Going too hard during BJJ practice is like pushing a rubber band to the point of snapping. Often times while rolling, tapping out isn’t an option because our egos are dominating our minds. Only...

Bad Habits BJJ Helps You Quit

Whether you’re trying to stay true to your New Year’s resolutions or you’re just trying to kick a bad habit, Jiu-Jitsu can put you on the right course. BJJ is even better than those Hollywood...

How Heavy Do You Need To Lift To Be Strong for BJJ?

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. How will you love to describe yourself? As a grappler? or as a strength trainer? If...

Best Stretches for Grappling Flexibility

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a whole body sport, and for this reason the entire body deserves to be stretched. The most important areas to be stretched for optimal flexibility, smoother moves, and better...

Building Grappling Strength Through Rope Climbing

Establishing good grips in BJJ and Judo is so important as very often when you dominate the grip battle and establish your dominant grips you can control and dominate your opponent.  Many top BJJ...

How To Become Stronger For Grappling When You Have Limited Time

How will you love to describe yourself? As a grappler? or as a strength trainer? If you contrive to be successful on the mat you better figure it out here fairly promptly. There are lots of basic...

Renzo Gracie’s Sneaky Choke Counter to the Over Under Pass

BJJ’s most loved figure Renzo Gracie was in in Zurich, Switzerland at the Frota Academywhere he held a fantastic seminar. Renzo showed the students a fantastic array of techniques and told...

When a 105kgs Roger Gracie Rolls with His Cousin Kyra Gracie 55kgs

Have you ever seen two Gracie cousins male and female roll? This recently happened at the annual Gracie Camp and involved BJJ legends Roger and Kyra Gracie. Believe it or not, when you add the number...

Strength Training for BJJ: These Are The Only Exercises You’ll Need

Getting better in BJJ is a never-ending journey, one that consists out of many steps along the way. These steps, however, are not just the numerous techniques and principles that are directly...

Safe Neck Strengthening for BJJ

Safety should always be a priority. In bjj there’s a big number of individuals who start with no to very little sports background. As such they quite often don’t have a handle on form of...

Eddie Bravo: Jeffrey Epstein Could Still Be Alive

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu inspires an awe inspiring lifestyle change in most of its beginners. From dedication to some thorough core changes, the benefits of lifestyle are undeniable: it will get you fit,...

Flashback: When Renzo Gracie Faced Jean Jacques Machado in The Final of ADCC 2000

Great flashback to the final of the ADCC 2000 Under 77 Kilo. This was a match between 2 legends of jiu jitsu: Renzo Gracie and Jean Jacques Machado. The final was held in Abu Dhabi. One of the true...

Surprise Your Training Partner w/ this Lapel Loop Choke from Hugo Fevrier

The loop choke is one of the deadly subsets of those lapel chokes. The thing that sets the loop choke apart from other lapel chokes is the sneaky nature with which you are able to land it. The true...

Who Are The Wealthiest People in Jiu-Jitsu?

Jiu-Jitsu is growing at a very fast pace all over the world. In almost every country, it is considered a middle to upper middle class sport (because of cat of training, cost of Gis, travelling to...

Why Are Gi Patches So Popular in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

BJJ is a sport unique in many regards. One of these aspects is having plenty of custom markings on your chosen Gi. You will never see another martial art with a gi with as many patches as bjj gis....

BJJ Instructor: ‘I’ve Seen 1,000 People Quit Jiu-Jitsu in 7 Years’

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Written by Felipe Guedes, BJJ black belt instructor  It definitely requires a special type of person to become a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black...

How To Do Garry Tonon’s Guillotine From Crucifix (vs Kim Terra)

A few years back, the Studio 540 Challenge provided quite a bit of excitement. In the 2nd event of the night Garry Tonon faced off against Kim Terra. Now in spite of the challenge issued by Terra...