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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Khabib Nurmagomedov & Muhammad Mokaev Speak Up Against Russian Mobilization

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Muhammad Mokaev, and several other MMA fighters have spoken up against the recently announced Russian mobilization of men to fight in the war in Ukraine. This is Russia’s...

Dana White Credits Joe Rogan For Helping People “Understand” Ground Game in MMA

Joe Rogan is one of the people who are most responsible for the popularization of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His voice reaches millions of people – and one of the things he likes talking most about...

Firas Zahabi: “PED Use Is Worse in BJJ Than in MMA. Some Blue Belts Are Jacked Out Of Their Minds”

PED use in the Jiu-Jitsu is extremely widespread according the famed MMA and BJJ instructor Firas Zahabi, and no just at the elite level. Zahabi was recently a guest on the popular youtube channel...

NEVER Get Tapped Out Again In Jiu Jitsu By Using This Little Trick

Hey, you. Yes, you! Pssst, quiet, we have a secret to share with you… A top secret piece of advice, actually… Listen up: how would you like to know a very sneaky trick that will give you...

Why I Stopped Inviting People to Jiu-Jitsu

The benefits of Jiu-Jitsu are numerous: self defense, increased fitness, health, social skills, self confidence, humility, ego killer, camaraderie etc…However, not everybody will understand this...

Joe Rogan Reveals How A “Humiliating Experience” Got Him To Train Wrestling

Everyone’s got a story to tell about how they got into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts (MMA), or any other martial art. And as far as Joe Rogan is concerned, he started training...

[Watch] MMA Referee Shoots A Takedown To Stop The Fight

Being a mixed martial arts (MMA) referee isn’t always a glamorous job. Whenever you get something right, it’s just you doing your job… But whenever you make a mistake, you’ll...

What it’s Really Like To Train Judo in Japan

Guest post by Shintaro Higashi, 6th degree Judo black belt, US national champion and BJJ brown belt. Generally, when I go to japan, i go train with the Kokushikan University Judo team. It was my...

How To Deal with Multiple Attackers: BJJ Black Belt & Kali Master Shares Real Life Experience That Kept Him Safe

How do you stay safe and eventually take control when faced with multiple attackers? Very few martial arts will prepare for such a horrible experience. If you stick to what you know in a normal man...

Ryron Gracie Competing Against Rener Gracie (REAL MATCH)

Old school bjj black belt released a rare video of brothers Ryron & Rener Gracie competing against each other in 2005. The brothers were going for real. Rener Gracie had a Q&A with fans on...

John Danaher Speaks About Giancarlo Bodoni: “Never Let People Underestimate What You Can Become”

Not matter how dissatisfied with your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey you may be so far, there’s always going to be room for progress. For becoming better… And even for completely reinventing...

The Story Of Paul Moran: The Sort Of A Friend Everyone Needs

One of the most beautiful things about training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are the people you meet along the way. Most of them become friendly acquaintances, many of them become friends… And some of...

[Watch] Fighter Pulls Of A Weird, Modified Arm Triangle Choke

How do you know that you have got it made in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts? Well, one of the surefire signs is that the commentators and audience start calling a weird submission...

This Single Leg Counter to Back Take Is Surprisingly Easy

Whenever you have your training partner’s back, you have multiple submission options. ADCC competitor Josh Cisneros bait opponents into giving him EXACTLY wha he needs to enter the “Black...

Try This Sneaky Diving Loop Choke Setup from Knee Slice Pass

One of the most amazing things about training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a gi is the multitude of choking techniques you can choose from. In other words: you have many more opportunities for choking...

Here’s How To Kneebar Someone Immediately After a Half Guard Sweep

As a beginner it’s quite often the hardest to figure out how a sweep works. Submissions are somewhat easier. You grab onto the isolated limb and apply pressure but working a sweep quite often...

Here’s How To Escape Mount & Sweep Your Opponent Immediately

Remember every time you are stuck in the mount and you can’t escape for dear life? You are being smashed and left at the mercy of your opponent and are clueless on how to escape? For many...

This One Handed Kimura Will Surprise Your Opponent

The Kimura would be known as the Reverse Ude Garami, or the Double Wrist Lock in Catch Wrestling circles. There are a lot of different names and sources to what we now know as the Kimura Lock. The...

What’s The Real Difference Between Judo And Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Ground Game?

You might’ve started out training both BJJ and Judo at the same time… Thinking that if you combine the two arts, you will become an unstoppable grappler! But what you didn’t expect...

Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Really Basically Just (Kosen) Judo?

Rivalry between Judo and BJJ practitioners is not unusual. Most of the times it’s good natured debates on which martial art is „better“ or more effective… And one of the most...

The Most Effective Mount Escape That They Won’t Teach You

Written by Belgian BJJ black belt Wim Deputter, head instructor at Brasa Team Belgium. Remember every time you are stuck in the mount and you can’t escape for dear life? You are being smashed...

Tim Kennedy Explains Why It’s Important For Women To Get Self-Defense Training

Tim Kennedy is a BJJ black belt and UFC veteran, as well as a Green Beret and Special Forces Ranger. He’s also the owner of the Sheepdog Response company, which provides “civilians, law...

[Watch] 250lb Purple Belt Slams 140lb Juvenile Blue Belt On His Head

Ego can be a dangerous thing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… Especially if left unchecked – as it can lead to bad situations. To serious injuries, even. And that’s exactly what happened at...

[Watch] Tom Hardy Wins BJJ Tournament via Bow & Arrow Choke and Straight Ankle Lock

The BJJ community has lately been talking a lot about Tom Hardy, the world-famous actor; as he’s started appearing in gi tournaments – and winning them all. His most recent tournament...