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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

BJJ Veteran Confirms That Gracie Family Purposefully Withheld Details From “The Outside World”

Fabiano Iha, a seasoned figure in BJJ and MMA, recently shed light on one of the most controversial secrets in all of Jiu-Jitsu history: the Gracie family purposefully withholding technique details...

Riley Hawk – Tony Hawk’s Son – Shares How BJJ Impacted His Skateboarding Journey

Riley Hawk, a professional skateboarder following in the footsteps of his legendary father, Tony Hawk, is also a BJJ blue belt! And, well, he has found many similarities between Jiu-Jitsu and...

Rickson’s Opinion on the Gracie Academy vs Carlson Gracie Team Rivalry

Back when Carlson Gracie decided to leave the Gracie Academy in Rio de Janiero and to teach Jiu-Jitsu to common people, a rivalry started with his uncle Helio.  He started the famous Carlson Gracie...

Craig Jones Recounts Awkward Encounter with Sean Strickland

Craig Jones, a 2x ADCC silver medalist, is considered one of the top grapplers globally. He had an interesting discussion with Sean Strickland, a former UFC middleweight titleholder. Jones was...

Find Out What Your Game Is in Jiu Jitsu. This Will Make a Big Difference in Your BJJ Strategies

Determine Your Strengths and Specialties in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. There is no doubt that a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter must be well-rounded, mastering positions across the sport. Fighters must know...

Never Think that You Don’t Have What it Takes to Become a Champion, Watch this Story of Rodolfo Vieira & Julio Cesar & be Surprised

People often justify the success of others by claiming they have advantages that others supposedly lack. This diminishes the achievements of others. However, people frequently belittle the...

ADXC 3: Gutemberg Pereira & Pedro Lucas Square Off In A Main Card Jiu-Jitsu Bout

With only a few weeks until its next edition, the Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship (ADXC) has been steadily unveiling the duels that will make up the upcoming card on March 2nd, and the time has come...

Rafael Dos Anjos Reveals That His Ear Almost Fell Off Before Fight With Khabib

Rafael dos Anjos, the ex-UFC lightweight champion, recently revealed that he suffered a gnarly injury, leading up to his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2014… Where he almost lost his ear. It...

Kron Gracie Opens Up About Having To Bear The Gracie Name: “Lots Of Pressure”

The Gracie name is one of the most familiar ones in the world; with figures such as Royce, Renzo, and Roger Gracie shaping the worlds of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. And, well, Kron Gracie –...

Seth Rollins Says UFC Fighters Don’t Have The Stamina For WWE

The transition from the UFC’s octagon to WWE’s squared circle is not as seamless as one might think, according to WWE champion Seth Rollins. Rollins, in a recent conversation with ESPN,...

Being Promoted for Winning a Jiu-Jitsu Competition, Right or Wrong?

In the realm of Jiu Jitsu, the pinnacle of recognition is often marked by the acquisition of a new belt, signifying the completion of a stage and readiness for the next. The traditional sequence of...

I’m a Lightweight, Should I Compete in the Open Weight Division?

For lightweight Jiu Jitsu practitioners contemplating whether to compete in the absolute (open weight class), the challenge of facing larger opponents can be daunting. However, it’s crucial to...

Did you know that Teaching Jiu-Jitsu to Foreigners Was once a Crime?

Did you know that Jiu Jitsu, now one of the most widely taught martial arts worldwide, was once considered a forbidden art, restricted to a select few? The journey of Jiu Jitsu from its ancient roots...

Rodolfo Vieira Reflects On Latest UFC Win: “I Knew If I Put Him Down, I Would Finish Him”

Rodolfo Vieira secured a victory through Arm Triangle Choke against Armen Petrosyan, during the main card of UFC Fight Night 236… And, in one way or another, he saw it coming before the match....

Donald Cerrone Shares Honest Take On Power Slap: “Not Even I Would Do This”

In a recent appearance at Dana White’s “Power Slap” event in Las Vegas, UFC Hall of Famer Donald Cerrone offered a unique perspective on the controversial sport. In his typical way,...

[WATCH] Armbar Tears Out Half Of MMA Fighter’s Hair Off His Head

The ZARUBA Fight Night 6 event at Al Habtoor Grand Resort in Dubai, UAE, was an outstanding one – with heaps of great matches and awesome finishes. The event, live-streamed on the...

UFC Debutant Bogdan Guskov Says “Winning Is Better Than Sex”

Light heavyweight newcomer Bogdan Guskov secured his first UFC triumph with a knockout victory over Zac Pauga! This win marked a significant turnaround for Guskov, who had faced defeat in his UFC...

Rickson Gracie on the two Types of White Belts Most Likely to Quit Jiu-Jitsu

The Two Main Types of White Belts Likely to Discontinue Jiu-Jitsu Training Jiu-jitsu is a highly effective martial art that can transform individuals in profound ways. For those who feel physically...

Rickson Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu White Belts Should Not Spar Hard in the First Year”

As a new practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, it is important to learn how to avoid common injuries that white belts often face. Proper technique, training partners, and adjusting intensity levels...

Drysdale: ‘It’s Not Old School vs New School Jiu-Jitsu. It’s Simple & Efficient vs Sophisticated & Complicated

In a recent podcast, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Robert Drysdale compared the simplicity and efficiency of wrestling to the increasing complexity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques. While Brazilian...

Be Honest, If Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Never Had a Belt System, Would You Still Do It?

  Wear a Whitebelt & Flush Your Ego Down The Toilet  If Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu never had a ranking system, would you still do it? This was the question that popped into my mind recently. And...

Optimizing Sleep For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training

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...

How Can You Tell if Your Self Defense Training Is Useless

Guest post by Andrew Holland to BJJEE. Check out Andrew’s great website theselfdefenceexpert.com You go to a self-defence school or club and for years, you train as your are told. So when you...

Pranksters ‘Dojo Storm’ a BJJ Academy as 3rd Degree Black Belt Teaches Kids Class

As 3rd degree BJJ black belt Arvin ‘Ace’ Panlasigui was busy teaching kids class at his academy Lotus Club BJJ in Miami, Florida, these 2 pranksters thought it would be funny to interrupt...