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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Gordon Ryan Shares His Open Guard System That He Used To Win ADCC Double Gold

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...

A Kosen Judo Class at Kyoto University Looks Exactly Like Modern BJJ

Kosen Judo is not a lost art, because people still practice it. 7 national universities in Japan (i.e. Kyoto, Tokyo, Nagoya, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Osaka, and Tohoku universities) have Judo clubs that...

How Do Great Passers Constantly Switch Directions

If you’ve been watching high level BJJ competition matches for a while, you’ve probably seen that a lot of the top ranking jiujiteiros frequently change directions when they guard pass,...

Jon Jones Promoted to BJJ Purple Belt; Regularly Trains in the Gi

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has just been promoted to purple in BJJ by his instructor Roberto Tussa Alencar. Jones was a blue belt from July 2017 to now. He regularly trains in the Gi at...

Surprise Your Opponents With Neil Melanson’s Behind The Back Guard Pass

Coach Neil Melanson always has great and unexpected techniques under his sleeve, ones that will surely catch your own opponents unexpected! This time, he has a great Behind the Back Guard Pass that...

Do The Folding Pass Every Single Time On Any Type Of Guard With Buchecha

Marcus „Buchecha“ Almeida is one of the greatest grapplers of all time. Being a 6x World Champion, he owes a lot of his success to his amazing passing game – which, more often than not, shows...

Drysdale: ‘Stop Being So Lazy, Learn Takedowns’

  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at an amazing rate worldwide. More people are training in all corners of the world. BJJ is evolving. The direction that sport BJJ is going is worrying many....

Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez On Combining Breakdancing & Jiu-Jitsu

Richie Martinez, more often known as „The Boogeyman“ is one of those jiujiteiros that are known for their entertaining style and unexpected moves! He is a 10th Planet black belt under Eddie Bravo...

The Different Belt Systems Used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

In BJJ, few published guidelines or standards determine when a practitioner is ready for promotion; the criterion is generally determined by individual instructors and/or academies. There are actual...

Is Rolling With Students A Necessity For Every Instructor?

Pictured above are Megaton Dias who both competes and rolls all the time, Rickson Gracie who nowadays seldom spars but is known for the quality of his instruction and John Danaher who rolls, teaches...

How Much Of Your Jiu-Jitsu Is Influenced By Your Instructor’s Style?

Ever wonder what influence your instructor will have in the long term over your Jiu Jitsu? If you will become technically similar to him, perhaps have the same or better success? In this article we...

Top 10 most Disrespectful Behaviors in Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that is known for its humble and respectful students. In martial arts there are some things and actions that are seen as disrespectful towards the gym/professor or the...

What Should Your Relationship Be With Your BJJ Instructor

Photo by Zoran Milich Photography “Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create,” said Jana Kingsford. Maybe you found this little piece of wisdom buried among dozens of quotes...

How To Do the Infamous Estima Sweep aka Reverse Muscle Sweep

The Estima Sweep or reverse muscle sweep is a very powerful sweep that not many people use in BJJ. Atos BJJ’s Dominique Bell States: This position is really strong. Like, really really strong....

Sport Science: Jiu-Jitsu Competitors Lowest Injury Rate Among Combat Athletes

  Injuries are always going to happen if you train in Jiu-Jitsu. It’s part of the journey. How does BJJ stack up with other martial arts in terms of rate of injury? It has often been said...

21 Highest Level BJJ Academies in Europe

  Have you ever wondered which were the best BJJ academies with the highest level in Europe? When we say highest level, we mean a combination of things: the toughest rolls, biggest number of...

Firas Zahabi’s Pick For The Best BJJ Academy in The World

Have you ever wondered which were the best BJJ academies with the highest level in the world? When we say highest level, we mean a combination of things: the toughest rolls, biggest number of black...

Collection Of Greatest Weight loss Pictures Of BJJ Practitioners

    Through the years bjj has inspired a series of huge transformations in its practitioners. While some we’re most likely to hear about then others what matters is that in the end...

20 Things Jiu-Jitsu Teaches Us About Business & Entrepreneurial Success

In 2013, Forbes magazine published an article entitled, “Why You Should Fill Your Company With ‘Athletes.’” The post reached such popularity that it was viewed by nearly 410,000 people. So...

Braulio Estima Developed a Whole System Using Lapel & Cradle To Dominate in The Gi

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. The cradle is a basic technique in amateur wrestling. Its name...

9 Things You May Not Know About The BJJ Black Belt

  Written by Alessandro Capodeferro, 2nd degree black belt, team leader of EBJJ in Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil. DO YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT THE BLACK BELT IN BJJ?   ACCORDING TO...

Roberto Cyborg’s Epic Wedding Proposal Will Make You Shed a Tear

BJJ World and ADCC champion Roberto Cybor Abreu has just proposed to his long time girlfriend Maggie Grindatti in an epic ceremony in front of all their student and friends. She said YES! The very...

Dating Coach On The Wrong & Right Ways To Ask That New BJJ Girl Out

The amount of jokes on Instagram about a new girl showing up at a BJJ gym and 4 stripe white belts wanting to take her under the wing proves one thing – a new cute girl walking in a gym will...

Student Sues BJJ Instructor For Not Promoting Him To Purple Belt

In every BJJ academy there is somebody that has been training Jiu-Jitsu for years, sometimes even more years than most of the others and they are still stuck at their current belt. Why won’t the...