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Category Archive: Articles

This Is How You Can Use The Falcon Guard Defense… To Setup A Darce

Alright, let us guess. You’re one of those jiujiteiros that has really long arms, and you simply adore hitting your training partners and opponents with the Darce, don’t you? In fact,...

20 Craziest BJJ & Grappling Submissions of 2020

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art of creativity! There are a number of techniques that you can choose to go for, and they can be mixed up in such a vast variety of setups that the number of moves...

Will HIIT Workouts Help Out My Cardio for BJJ?

“If you are tired you’re not strong, if you are tired you’re not fast, if you’re tired you don’t have good technique, and if you’re tired you’re not even smart” Dan Inosanto. „How...

Get Unfriended with Braulio Estima’s ‘Pretzel Pass’

Jiu-Jitsu is limitless. There are always new ways to control your opponents, especially in the Gi where the Gi material is a great tool. Braulio Estima is one of the most innovative BJJ...

Olympic Champion Jordan Burroughs On Why He Never Transitioned to MMA

Jordan Burroughs is perhaps the most recognizable wrestler in the United States.  The 31 year old Burroughs began wrestling when he was 5 years old. In 2012 he became an Olympic Gold Medalist by...

Stop Always Defending in Guard: Transitioning from Defense to Offense in Guard

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Brazilian jiu jitsu has a variety of guards but one every beginner has heard of is open guard. Open guard is perhaps not the easiest to come...

Catch Them with Footlocks from Bad Positions

Leglock submissions are alive and kicking! It seems like lower body attacks will not go out of fashion soon and how else could it be, when time after time we witness their efficiency on the highest...

5 Reasons Why You Need A Grappling Dummy For MMA Training

Grappling dummies are resilient and allow you to practice without holding back. It improves your precision, speed, muscles, and different techniques.   Mastering mixed martial arts, or MMA,...

You’ve Never Learned Leglocks Before? Here’s An Introduction To Leg Locks

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...

Stop Getting Smashed: 6 Powerful BJJ Techniques That Shut Down Big Guys

Tired of getting crushed by bigger opponents when you are playing guard? It’s time that you start using a more offensive guard to sweep, take the back or submit your opponents. No matter how you...

The 7 Key Differences Between Old School & New School Leglocks

Leg locks in traditional Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies still seem to get a bad rap. In other similar grappling arts like Sambo or Catch Wrestling, they occupy an important place. In recent years a...

5 Reasons Why 2021 Is The Year You Need To Start BJJ

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...

White Belts Get Into a Fight at BJJ Tournament

It’s very rare to see brawls or fights at BJJ tournaments. These 2 two little white belts exchanged strikes during a BJJ match in a surreal scene. The black belt referee was very fast to intervene...

Here’s What Will Happen When Ben Askren Fights Jake Paul

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...

Business Jiu-Jitsu: Meet Michael Zenga, The Man Behind The Great Success of BJJ Fanatics

If you train Jiu-Jitsu you have for sure heard of the leading website BJJ Fanatics, who feature quality instructionals from Tom DeBlass, Craig Jones, Dean Lister, Bernardo Faria and many...

Garry Tonon Gives The Latest On The DDS Puerto Rico Academy

It goes without saying that one of the hottest topics in the BJJ community recently has been the change of location that the top BJJ team from New York city has decided on. Of course we talking about...

Gilbert Burns Explains The Secret of His Huge Neck

When you start bjj you begin to notice how soft you were previously. This especially applies to the neck as most people in modern age spend a lot of the time working by a computer screen or staring...

Renzo Gracie Has Some Game Changing Details To The Side Control Escape

Side control is one of those positions that is just plain horrible. Our opponent can mount attacks, we can’t, they can stall and rest, we’re carrying all of their weight, and they torque their...

Neck Bridging: How Safe Is it?

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. Neck bridging: Is it safe? The neck bridge has...

The Best BJJ Specific Kettlebell Exercises

Written by Joey Alvarado, creator of Kettle-Jitsu For core/hip strength I’ve seen quite a few articles out there on this topic. But I’m not seeing anything new. Swings, snatches and cleans are...

FIGHT BREAKDOWN: How Dustin Poirier Knocked Out Conor McGregor (VIDEO)

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...

Start Catching Everyone with Darce Chokes by Using These Two Drills from Dinu Bucalet

There are countless versions of the D’arce choke which is also called the Katagatame in Japanese because it is a form of arm triangle although the chocking mechanics are slightly different. The...

Heartwarming Surprise Promotion for Russia’s 2nd Female BJJ Black Belt Maria Varshavskaia

Russian grappler Maria Varshavskaia moved to Istanbul, Turkey afew years ago and started training with Corvos MMA/BJJ Team. She was promoted last night by her instructors Ugur Kursadagansoy and Burak...

3 Brutal Guillotine Chokes From Tim Spriggs

When opponent’s try to take Tim Spriggs down by shooting, the American grappler ruthlessly uses the front headlock to set up the guillotine choke. It is also worth paying attention to how well...