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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

Develop Insane Jiu-Jitsu Strength with These 4 Lifts

So you want to introduce strength training into your BJJ routine? Fair enough – and good choice on your behalf, as becoming stronger will both turn you into a better Jiujiteiro and make you more...

MMA Fighter Makes Child Predators Do Push-Ups – Before Handing Them Over To The Police

Dustin Lampros is one of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alumni; the world-class fighters who, even if they don’t make it to the UFC, often succeed in other promotions. However, Lampros found...

Javier Mendez On Khabib’s Retirement As MMA Coach: “He Doesn’t Want To Miss Being A Father”

Last Friday, the mixed martial arts world was once again shaken up by Khabib Nurmagomedov. “The Eagle” announced his retirement from MMA coaching via Instagram: Concluding the year. The...

How Much Money Will There Be In BJJ In 10-15 Years? Gordon Ryan Shares His Opinion

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at a rapid rate among hobbyist athletes, and it seems that it will continue growing at that rate for some time… But the question is: how big will it grow when it...

Kyra Gracie Teaches Her Brilliant Triangle Set Up which Won Her ADCC Gold

Kyra Gracie is one of the few Gracie women to achieve a black belt in BJJ and is the first Gracie female to actively compete in the sport. She is a 4x world BJJ champion and 3x ADCC. Her mother,...

Chad Keel Shows A Crazy Tight Monoplata Setup From Closed Guard

The omoplata, which means scapula in Portuguese, is a highly effective Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ submission). Also called the ashi sankaku garami (leg triangle entanglement) in judo and the coil lock...

The “Foot Post” Is A Great Way To Finish The Body Lock Pass

Body Lock passing can be a great addition to your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skillset. Especially if you haven’t experimented with this passing style before; when you learn the proper setups and...

Super Sneaky BJJ Submission: Foot Americana (From Bottom Side Control)

Playing defense in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is most commonly associated with evading submissons and escaping bad positions. However, just because you’re defending yourself doesn’t mean you can’t...

Various IBJJF Legal Ways To Tap Your Opponent Using the BJJ Belt

Did you know that, under IBJJF rules, it is allowed to use the belt to submit your opponent as long as it is tied around the waist? Here Joao Miyao shows three submissions using the belt.   View...

Mount Escape Against “Prayer Feet”: Here’s How To Do It

The Mount is the second-most dominant position you could get to in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But it can also be extremely difficult to transition into. Namely, when you get to Side Control or Half...

How To Transition To Mount From Side Control In BJJ?

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes and coaches would argue that the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu is the back control. And that, subsequently, the most dominant submission is the Rear Naked...

Lucas Lepri’s Side Control Escape Against Opponent Who Switches Hips

Escaping the sidecontrol is one of the biggest challenges any beginner faces and it’s paramount to mastering bjj or even just saying you have rudimentary skills. Coming out of side control is no...

Khabib Nurmagomedov Leaving MMA For Good – Wants To Devote More Time To His Family

Khabib Nurmagomedov, former UFC lightweight champion, seems to be ready to leave the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) behind him – for good; including the coaching career. Nurmagomedov...

Leandro Lo’s Case: Initial Hearing Scheduled In The Murder Trial

On January 6, the case involving the tragic death of Leandro Lo received an update. A judge from São Paulo (Brazil) has decided that an initial hearing in the murder trial is to be made on February...

ONE Championship Fighter Victoria Lee Passes Away At Age 18

Image Credits: Angela Lee & Victoria Lee Instagram Victoria Lee, ONE Championship strawweight fighter, has passed away at the tender age of 18 years old. The tragic news were shared by her sister...

Body Lock Passing Basics: The Lateral Knee Push

Body Lock passing can be a great addition to your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skillset. Especially if you haven’t experimented with this passing style before; when you learn the proper setups and...

Over Under Pass Counter: The Inverted Triangle Choke

The triangle choke is one of the most common and also one of the highest percentage submissions in Grappling. When executed perfectly, it is a powerful weapon which is very hard to escape. There are...

Arm Triangle From Lockdown? Yes, It’s Possible – Here’s How To Do It

Created by prominent flat-earth proponent Mr. Eddie Bravo, the Lockdown system is an IBJJF legal half-guard series of techniques that offers multiple defensive and offensive options from the guard....

This Unique Sweep From De La Riva Guard Will Catch Them Off Guard

The De La Riva Guard is one of those positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that give you a lot of options… If only you learn how to play it right. However, some beginners find this guard to be...

Have You Tried This Sneaky Armbar From Spider Guard?

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 into as a beginner as it doesn’t dictate certified...

Anaconda Choke: Try This Easy Escape Technique

In Jiu-Jitsu the best defense is to not get there in the first place, but what happens if you’ve had the misfortune of making a mistake and got caught in a tight submission? Being stuck in a tight...

Pass Spider Guard With The Leg Drag: Here’s How

The Spider Guard is a very effective type of guard in BJJ and has been heavily used since the late 1980’s. The spider guard is specific to the gi (kimono) but can also be used in a modified way in...

These Back Control Concepts Are Super Important To Learn

The back is there to be taken! It’s no coincidence that taking someone’s back is regarded as the most powerful position to have in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; it’s where you can pose a LOT of danger...

John Danaher Reveals An Essential Component Of BJJ… That You Have To Accept

There’s plethora of techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as concepts, principles, and everything in-between… But you don’t have to learn all of them immediately. Nor is there...