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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Featured

BJ Penn Arrested Again On Suspicion of DUI

Former UFC champion BJ Penn was again arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence in Honolulu, Hawaii. Penn was arrested just before 5 p.m. last Saturday. The Hawaii Police...

Position Or Submission: Which Should Come First In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Uhhh, soooo… You’ve been training BJJ for a bit, and there is (still) this one thought that keeps troubling you: position or submission? Should you go for the position first, before you...

Catch Them By Surprise with the Canto Choke From Side Control

The Canto Choke is one of those techniques that consistently finds its way into the highest levels of grappling. Whether it’s Judo or Jiu-Jitsu this classic should be part of every grappler’s...

Surprise Your Opponents with the Pena Choke

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 2. Fall to your underhook...

USA Judo Olympian Wins Double Gold in a Local BJJ Blue Belt Division

American judoka Nick Delpopolo is a 2x Olympian where he was able finish 7th in the 2016 Olympics. He took up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu last year and was recently promoted to blue belt. Delpopolo tested...

Eddie Bravo & Brandon Mccaghren Doing EBI OT rounds at 10th Planet HQ

Here is some old footage from early 2020 of 10th planet black belt Brandon Mccaghren and his instructor Eddie Bravo rolling together at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu HQ out in Downtown Los Angeles, USA....

Is This The End Of The Line For Conor McGregor? What’s Next?

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 To Neutralize That Ultra Aggressive BJJ Blue Belt

Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ black belt from Japan who has been travelling the world, training, competing and working as a translator. ‘Masa’ is known for having a very good guard,...

The Perfect Sambo-BJJ Fusion: 4 Foot Sweeps For No Gi by Vlad Koulikov

Coming from a bjj world the term sweep is typically interpreted as an overturn that happens while one of both opponents are ground fighting. However coming from judo sweep usually relates to foot...

The Grapplers Ultimate Guide To Sleep, Naps & How It Affects Sports Performance

What are the benefits of taking naps? There are many benefits of napping such as recovery, relaxation, reduced fatigue, increased alertness, improved mood and performance as well as quicker reaction...

How To Set Up The Perfect Darce Choke From The Turtle Position

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...

Attack Stations: The Strongest Positions From Where To Get Submissions in Jiu-Jitsu

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...

Frustrate Your Opponents & Slow Down the Game with the Lasso Guard System

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...

Why All The Hate About Wristlocks? Here’s How To Start Using Them

Wristlocks! Everyone knows about them, everyone has seen them… But scarcely anyone does them. And the same is true for you! Or at least it has been up until recently, as you’ve decided to...

Clark Gracie Teaches the ‘Handsomeplata’ From Leg Lasso

Clark Gracie shows his setup to his ‘Handsomeplata’ aka omoplata from leg lasso and how he finishes. 2014 lbc world jiu jitsu expo. It’s really cool to see BJJ legend Rodrigo...

Make Your opponents Fly With The Meregali Sweep

Nicholas Meregali is a 2x IBJJF World Champion, loved for his constantly dynamic and aggressive BJJ game. One of the aspects of that game is his great Open Guard – and one of the sweeps from Open...

Learn The Defense to the Seoi Nage for BJJ or Judo

2x Olympic Bronze Medalist Israel Hernandez showing some awesome counters to the popular seoi nage and drop seoi. Excellent options for both BJJ and Judo.   Here is also a video on how to...

Bas Rutten on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s Effectiveness For Self Defense

Bas Rutten is a Dutch retired MMA legend, Karate and Taekwondo blackbelt, and Muay Thai kickboxer. He was a UFC Heavyweight Champion, a three-time King of Pancrase world champion, and finished his...

Bas Rutten: ‘I Regret Having Never Faced Rickson Gracie’

Bas Rutten is a Dutch retired MMA legend, Karate and Taekwondo blackbelt, and Muay Thai kickboxer. He was a UFC Heavyweight Champion, a three-time King of Pancrase world champion, and finished his...

Braulio Estima Shows His Funky Turtle Spinning Armbar

Yeah, we know how it goes. You fought hard to get your training partner into an inferior position… And you’ve done it! In fact, you’ve placed them into one of the most defensive positions there...

Is OWNING a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy a GOOD INVESTMENT?

So you’ve been training BJJ for a couple of years already. You’re one of the best Jiujiteiros in your team and you’ve gained some experience in teaching others… What’s more, you came to...

Toeholds: Jiu Jitsu’s Forgotten (And Extremely Useful) Submission

Toeholds! How often do you practice them, how often do you go for them when you roll; be it in training or competition? Chances are that the answer is: „Honestly, not so often.“ And you’re...

BJJ Black Belt Ray Elbe Travels To Colombia To Get Stem Cell Treatment on Knee

What is stem cell treatment, and is it good for injuries? BJJ Black Belt Ray Elbe has had over 11 knee procedures done to fix the structural damage and instability he’s had in his knee. He has...

Ralph Gracie Releases Statement on 6 Month Prison Sentence For Assaulting Flavio Almeida

2 days ago, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA legend Ralph Gracie was sentenced to six months in prison for having assaulted Flavio Almeida back in December 2018. Brazilian news outlet Tatame first...