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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Featured

Nicky Rod Says They ‘Cut The Poison Out’ When Creating B-Team, Wants to Compete Against Gordon Ryan

After John Danaher announced that the notorious Danaher Death Squad (DDS) – comprised out of athletes such as Gordon Ryan, Garry Tonon, Craig Jones, Nick Rodriguez, Nicky Ryan – was breaking up,...

Watch: Dillon Danis Caught in Rear Naked Choke Before Getting Arrested

Dillon Danis is one of the most polarizing figures in grappling and mixed martial arts. A black belt under Marcelo Garcia and Bellator athlete, Danis hasn’t been featured in the news lately for his...

Rickson Gracie’s Closed Guard Cross Collar Choke Secrets Shared by Henry Akins

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

Nick Diaz Teaches Unexpected Cartwheel Guard Pass To Triangle

Nick Diaz will return to the octagon after a six year hiatus, on September 25 at UFC 266. He will face Robbie Lawler; an old foe, whom he first faced against at UFC 47 – 17 years ago, and defeated...

ADCC European, Middle Eastern & African Trials 2021: Results & Overview

There’s about a year left before the next ADCC World Championships – and the first official trials just took place! The ADCC European, Middle Eastern, and African trials were held on...

Fully Grown Man Tried To Attack 16 yr Old Jiu-Jitsu Junior World Champion

Being able to fight isn’t only about sports and competition it’s about being able to defend yourself in situations like this. Only 16 years old and in his first week at college multiple times BJJ...

Who Are The Best BJJ Fighters From The United States?

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...

Convicted Pedophile BJJ Coral Belt under Reylson Gracie Opens BJJ Academy in Malaga, Spain

News has reached BJJEE that a BJJ coral belt who is a convicted pedophile has opened an academy in Malaga in the South of Spain. The coral belt in question is Brazilian former UFC fighter Joao Marco...

US Special Forces Transgender Fighter Wins MMA Debut Against Woman

On Friday night, transgender MMA fighter Alana McLaughlin won her MMA debut against Celine Provost. The 38-year-old McLaughlin is the first transgender athlete to openly participate in a mixed...

IBJJF, ADCC, EBI: Confused By BJJ Rulesets?

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...

BJ Penn: ‘Khabib Nurmagomedov Never Fought Up a Weight Class Because He is Not Proficient & Confident in Jiu-Jitsu

UFC Hall of Fame member B.J. Penn believes that Khabib Nurmagomedov had a reason to avoid going up to welterweight. Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC), is a former UFC lightweight champion, retired...

Firas Zahabi: “PED Use Is Worse in BJJ Than in MMA. Some Blue Belts Are Jacked Out Of Their Minds”

PED use in the Jiu-Jitsu is extremely widespread according the famed MMA and BJJ instructor Firas Zahabi, and no just at the elite level. Zahabi was recently a guest on the popular youtube channel...

Gordon Ryan On the Hard Core Origin of BJJ: ‘Me Talking Sh*t Is Tame Compared To What Helio Gracie Did & Said”

3x ADCC champion Gordon Ryan is known for being the world’s best No GI Jiu-Jitsu competitor and also for his provocative attitude off the mat – especially on social media. Ryan is known for...

Josh Barnett Teaches The Toe Hold From North South That He Used To Submit Ryron Gracie

The Toe Hold is one of those submissions that you either love or hate. And the chances are that, no matter how many times you were submitted by it… That you’d love to learn how to apply it more...

What Happens to your Jiu-Jitsu Performance When You Take Pre-Workouts, Energy Drinks & Stimulants

Every one of us likes to gain the edge when it comes to Jiu Jitsu. Some people get this edge by consuming a pre workout supplement (either in the form of stimulants, caffeine such as energy drinks,...

Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. Promoted to BJJ Purple Belt

Freddie Prinze Jr. is one of the biggest movie stars of the 90s. But what a lot of people don’t know about him is that he has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time! As a matter of...

UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed On Why He Invests So Much in Jiu-Jitsu

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, is instrumental in the growth of Jiu-Jitsu on a local and worldwide level.   He developed...

Fastest BJJ Black Belt Promotion in History: 18 Months, Faster Than Caio Terra & BJ Penn

Last month, BJJEE.com published an article on the Top 10 Fastest Black Belt Promotions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu History . This was a ranking of grapplers that received their BJJ black belt the...

Jiu-Jitsu Student Helps Cop Struggling to Arrest Resisting Suspect

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu works! And it should arguably be taught to law enforcement officers everywhere; not just because of their own safety, but also because of the safety of the suspects. In this...

Jonah Hill: “I Can’t Live Without My Jiu-Jitsu Gi”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is getting more and more popular among the Hollywood A list celebrities. Famous people that train or have trained in BJJ include Ashton Kutcher, Prince Jackson (son of Michael...

10th Planet Black Belt Zack Edwards Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu’s black belt Zack Edwards has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Now, his loved ones are asking for help. Edwards experienced a persistent headache before he was admitted...

UFC Legend Matt Lindland Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Renzo Gracie

Matt The Law Lindland is a reired former UFC middleweight champion, Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling silver medalist. Lindland fought primarily in the Middleweight division for the UFC, Strikeforce....

Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘Ring Girls are Useless in MMA

You won’t be seeing any ring girls at the GOAT Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle FC anytime soon. The former UFC lightweight champion has been all over the media in recent weeks after signing a...

How To Set Up Baret Yoshida’s Infamous “Assassin Choke” Lapel Crucifix

MMA and Grappling veteran Baret Yoshida is famous for crazy Back takes and crucifixes. At a recent Fight to Win he was able to submit his opponent with his signature ‘Assassin Choke’ from...