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Category Archive: Articles

How Should You Defend Against A Collar Tie?

Ever been in a situation where you’re in a Collar Tie with your training partner… And you can’t quite figure out what to do from there, especially if their grip on your head is a...

Roy Dean Shows A Simple, Yet Powerful Wrist Control

The gift wrap position is a very powerful that you should be using in your Jiu-Jitsu. It’s a kind of hybrid mount-back position where you can control your opponent. It is even possible to...

3 Super-Effective Omoplata Escapes For Old Guys In BJJ

The Omoplata is often one of those elusive submissions. Your opponents see it coming and try to elude getting submitted by either staying extremely tight with their elbows or by “slipping...

MMA Fighter Finishes Opponent with a Rolling Ninja Choke

The ninja choke is a BJJ strangle, usually done from the side control position or north south position. The fact that this submission is applied from a top pin makes it a safe technique to use. It...

Chechen Black Belt Gets DQ’d For Striking Oliver Taza at IBJJF No Gi Europeans

People often say jiu-jitsu is about humbleness and respect. But when it comes to competition the lines get very blurry. This is what hapened today at the IBJJF No Gi European championship when...

Powerful No Gi Chokes That Everybody Needs To Know

Setting up no gi chokes is an invaluable skill that every serious grappler needs in their submission arsenal. These chokes are powerful tools whether gi or no gi, sport, mma, self defense, etc....

Danielle Kelly: “I’m Trying To Set An Example”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu superstar Danielle Kelly is making her competition return on November 18, against Mariia Molchanova at ONE Championship. Knowing that she’s in for a challenge against the...

Henry Cejudo: “Khabib Wouldn’t Get Up [Against An NCAA Wrestler]”

It goes without saying that Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s wrestling is elite… However, Henry Cejudo is convinced that the Dagestani national wouldn’t be able to defeat an American...

[Watch] Conor McGregor Shows Great Takedown Defense In Training

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans haven’t seen Conor McGregor fight for quite a while. It’s been over a year since the former two-division UFC champion fought last… But it seems that...

Mental Tip: A BJJ Competition Is Just Like Going Training At Another Academy

„Well, I just hope that I don’t fall asleep from waiting, rather than from being choked out“, says one jiujiteiro to another as he waits – for the fourth consecutive hour – to hear his...

Wrestle Up: The Unfair Advantage In BJJ

Do you wrestle up in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If you don’t, you’re missing out on an enormous unfair advantage over your training partners and opponents. For starters, most BJJ athletes...

Danielle Kelly: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Better [Than Sambo]”

Danielle Kelly is taking on Mariia Molchanova – a Sambo World Champion – on November 18… And she’s confident in the win. Despite Molchanova being a Sambo specialist, Kelly...

ONE Championship: Kade Ruotolo To Defend Submission Grappling Title Against Matheus Gabriel

Kade Ruotolo has another chance to make history… As he’ll be the first athlete to be defending his submission grappling world title at ONE Championship! He’ll take on Matheus...

John Danaher’s Analysis Settles the Whole Gi Against No Gi Jiu-Jitsu Debate

John Danaher is a BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie, and is known as one of the best BJJ instructors in the world. The New Zealand born black belt has been praised by the BJJ community as being a...

Rare Sight: Gordon Ryan Getting Tapped in Training

BJJ students often focus on “how well they’re doing in training”, but are focused on the wrong things. Namely, their rate of success is directly related to how many times they’ve submitted...

Here’s How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Makes You A More Intelligent Person

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...

BJJ Advice: Forget About Progress – Enjoy The Process (For A Change)

Everyone who trains BJJ wants to get better at it… To keep making progress, to be better than they were the day before. Unfortunately, skill improvement in Jiu-Jitsu isn’t always evident....

Felipe Pena: “Being An Athlete, Especially In Brazil, Is Very Hard”

Almost every successful person has a come-up story that was full of obstacles and doubters… And it’s no different for the vast majority of BJJ competitors – including Felipe Pena....

Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez: “The Only Way I Could Train More Often Was To Drill Moves With My Girlfriend”

Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez is a 10th Planet black belt under Eddie Bravo, as well as a top-ranking competitor. Today, he is also an owner and head coach of the “10th Planet Freaks...

Developing Leadership Skills Through Training Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has already proven to be one of the best sports for an all-rounded, full body workout. But in some ways, it is far more important for building life-skills and strong leadership....

You’re Improving Slower in BJJ as You Get Older – But You Can Fix It

As you get older, you might notice that your BJJ is not quite what it used to be: mainly, that you’re performing the techniques more slowly and that you cannot keep pace as you used to....

How to Keep Yourself from Burning Out When Training Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. The amount of people that stick with BJJ from white belt to black belt is...

Should I Be Using Dangerous Jiu-Jitsu Submissions in Training?

Heel hooks, calf slicers, and neck cranks are all deemed dangerous submissions and prohibited from competition by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), a non-profit that hosts...

Mikey Musumeci: “Jiu-Jitsu Teaches Us That We Are All The Same”

Mikey Musumeci, the 5x IBJJF World Champion and ONE Championship submission grappling world champion, is one of the most beloved athletes in the BJJ community. His kindness, honesty, and way of...