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Category Archive: Articles

Bullshido Alert: Grão Mestre Rayllamm, a ‘7th Degree Black Belt In Grappling’

You’ve got to see this to believe it. Grand Master Rayllamm from Brazil has 12 black belts including an unheard of 7th degree black belt in grappling (sic). He is an “expert” in the...

Exposing the Bullshido Training Methods of Diego Sanchez ex Guru Joshua Fabia

Some of the martial arts and martial artists are clearly Bullshido. Yet how do you know if the martial art you are doing is not? In this Brief Martial Arts episode we will take a close look at what...

Cross Training in Other Sports To Get Better at BJJ is a Waste of Time

BJJ enthusiasts are obsessed with the idea of improving their success in the sport. In the hind regions of their brains are memories of individuals with athletic backgrounds having a distinct...

The Difference Between Wing Chun Master Wong’s Armbar & BJJ Blackbelt’s Armbar

Master Wong is a youtube wing chun sensation. In case you’re not familiar with him you should check out this video: Wong’s armbar seems very hectic however, if you have even rudimentary...

Demian Maia Has Big Plans About Competing in Jiu-Jitsu Once Retires From MMA

With a career in MMA of close to 20 years, 14 of them at the UFC, the 43 year old Demian Maia knows he is in the final stretch of his career and, his last fight in the octagon could happen this...

When is Half Guard Better than Closed Guard?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Back in the day, half guard was seen as a position that was halfway to...

You Can Be a ‘Creonte’ and Proud: Introducing ‘Matsurfing’

I’ve left ExileMMA three times. Once at the end of uni, once when I left to do an internship, and most recently upon moving to London. I’ll be back to visit, of course, but I do think...

John Danaher Shares Single Tip Improve Your Submission Rate in Jiu-Jitsu

John Danaher has proven himself time and time again through the success of his student in great many arenas. From the world of MMA to various jiu jitsu rulesets Danaher seems to have by far one of...

Why Does Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Attract Nerdy Types & Turn Them into Assassins?

I am not a natural athlete. At school I was in the C team reserves in rugby, did not compete in any of the sports day events, and I have never been particularly strong, fast, or fit, and that was the...

They Have Been Lying To You The Whole Time About Fundamental Jiu-Jitsu Techniques

What do you define as a fundamental grappling technique? For most BJJ practitioners this usually includes the arm bar, the kimura, and the triangle, usually all from guard and followed by side...

The Crooked Guard – Why Use It And How To TAP People With It

Do you „play“ the Crooked Guard game often? No? Well, you probably have a lot more opportunities for using it than you think… And for utilizing it to your advantage with the LOAD of...

Tough Navy SEAL Blue Belt Challenges BJJ Black Belt for $2,500 in Front of Whole Class

In BJJ, there is a huge skill level between a black belt and a blue belt. It usually takes 10 years on average to get a black belt whereas a blue belt can be achieved anywhere from 6 months to 2-3...

GSP Receives a Statue in his Hometown in Quebec, Canada

Former UFC Welterweight and Middleweight Champion George St.Pierre retired 2 years ago with a record which stands at 26-2 with the two losses being to Matt Serra and Matt Hughes over a decade ago....

Black Belt Standing Cross Collar Choke in BJJ Tournament

“For the choke, there are no “tough guys”. With an arm lock he can be tough and resist the pain. With the choke he just passes out, goes to sleep.” Helio Gracie It was said that...

Benefits Of Going To The SAUNA For Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners

If you’re a Jiujiteiro who, among other things, follows Joe Rogan’s Instagram account, then you’ve probably – at one point in time – thought about going to a sauna. You’ve...

41 yr old Cobrinha’s Health Secrets: ‘I Feel Like I’m 21’

Rubens Charles Cobrinha (41) is one of the most decorated grapplers active on the scene today. Cobrinha is also famous for the late start he’s gotten in the bjj world – he didn’t start bjj...

Surprise Them with The Infamous ‘Pena Choke’ from 5 Positions

The ‘Pena Choke’ is a sinister choke using your own lapel, from BJJ world and ADCC champion Felipe “Preguica” Pena. STEPS: Start: Full back control 1. Start from a seat belt control...

Is Your Jiu-Jitsu Game TOO PASSIVE? What To Change For an Aggressive Game

Often times, it’s the specific techniques that you’ll need to work on, in order to avoid plateauing in Jiu-Jitsu. However, sometimes you’ll find that the issue doesn’t lie...

Cardio And Conditioning For Jiu-Jitsu… Are NOT The Same Thing

Do you often find yourself struggling for air when you roll? If so, then you might’ve thought to yourself: „Jeez, it’s about time that I start working on my cardio a bit more!“ But,...

Flashback: When Garry Tonon Faced Shinya Aoki in a Grappling Match

Back in October 2016, BJJEE learned that Shinya Aoki had a dream matchup in mind – a grappling superfight against Garry Tonon. Would you like to compete in grappling competitions again? Who are...

Former Bitter Rivals Michael Bisping & Luke Rockhold Grapple at RVCA Sport

Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold are both former UFC middleweight champions. They were once bitter rivals, but are now teammates, training together at the RVCA Gym. Bisping and Rockhold have faced...

Is It WRONG To Tap Out Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. After you’ve been training for quite some time, there will come a moment or two when you’ll – to your surprise – have an...

Advanced Abs Exercises You Should Insert Into Your Next Workout

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Exercising?

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...