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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

How to Improve Your BJJ Game off the Mat

BJJ is an art and sport that requires lots of practice. One of the best ways to train is right on the mat. You get to practice techniques and spar with fellow competitors.  Unfortunately, we don’t...

Rugby Great & All Black Captain Tana Umaga is a BJJ Purple Belt

One of the toughest sports in the world is indubitably Rugby. Rugby great Tana Umaga is the former captain of the New Zealand national Rugby team, the All Blacks. Graham Henry named him as All Blacks...

Master Ken Explains The Biggest Problems With BJJ

The honorable Master Ken from ‘Enter the Dojo’ was recently on the Chewjitsu podcast, and the guys asked him a direct question: What’s his problem with BJJ? Master Ken has a long...

The Biggest Mistakes in Jiu-Jitsu Competitions

There are many mistakes BJJ students make with respect to competition. They range from putting a lot of emphasis on a bout, even if it’s not at a black belt level. Any tournament you do has its own...

Paulo Miyao’s Drills To Develop an Impassable Guard

We all have that training partner that is really flexible and whenever you roll with them, you spend a long time trying to solve the riddle of their guard… Well that can be you. Tired of getting...

BJJ Lifestyle & Party Lifestyle. Can They Go Together?

A lot of times you hear Jiu Jitsu practitioners say that they enjoy “The Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle”. But how is a lifestyle based around a sport, better than a party lifestyle for example? How could...

Definitive List Of American Presidents That Had A Strong Grappling Background

    A thorough look into a biographies of US presidents revealed many of them had grappling backgrounds, and actual impressive ones not just the Trump arm drag variety. Donald Trump: Master...

First Ever WBJJA World Gi & No Gi BJJ Championship To Be Held In Bucharest, Romania

Get ready for a great BJJ world championship event which will be held in beautiful Bucharest, Romania! The tournament is open to all nations. After WBJJA European Championship ( Only for European...

Kron Gracie On The Last Time He Rolled w/ His Dad Rickson Gracie in Jiu-jitsu

There are many stories of Rickson Gracie manhandling and submitting BJJ world champions when they came to visit him in his academy  during the 90’s. One of the names that come up are bjj greats...

How to Foster a Supportive Relationship From Your Spouse That Doesn’t Train BJJ

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Lets be 100% honest, we all know of a training partner or two who was once...

The First BJJ Black Belt in India – A Nation of 1.37 Billion People

India is well known for its freestyle grappling, also known as “Khusti” or “Phelwani,” and is also said to be the birthplace of one of the oldest forms of martial arts:...

Instructors, This Is Why Your Students Will Leave You

Photo: Joshua Halvatzis, Goliveco  For BJJ coaches out there – and especially for those that are the owners of their gyms as well – it is of vital importance to retain students. After all, it...

How To Use Wim Hof Breathing Method For Grappling

  If you’ve been in the bjj scene for a couple of years you’ve probably heard about the Wim Hof Method. This is a breathing method developed by a dutchman of the same name. This is a fella...

Renzo Gracie Explains The Surprising Origin Story of The ‘Shaka’ Sign in Jiu-Jitsu

Photo: Gallerr If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu long enough, you have probably noticed many practitioners using the Hang loose/Shaka Symbol everywhere, when posing for pictures, when...

Sports Psychology: Research Reveals Gi Color Doesn’t Affect Who Wins But Who Is Called First Does

Sports psychology is a somewhat young discipline. As such it’s first ventured into the group sports and avenues where team relations can actually determine the victor. But as time goes by day...

Strengths and Weaknesses of Major Grappling Arts

  ‘Grappling’ refers to techniques, maneuvers, and counters applied to an opponent in order to gain a physical advantage, such as improving relative position, escaping, submitting,...

Fabio Gurgel on ‘Creontes’: Everybody Is Free To Train Wherever They Want

Considered one of Jiu-Jitsu’s most controversial topics, changing teams during a BJJ practitioner’s career  has coined the infamous term: Creonte. Back in the day, BJJ (in Brazil), was...

Top Reasons Why 99% of People That Start Jiu-Jitsu Will Never Reach Black Belt

By Guillaume (Gile) Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. If I ask 100 students, “How long would you like to train jiu-jitsu?” The majority will...

Cain Velasquez To Make Pro Wrestling Debut at Triplemania XXVII

Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez (36) has his mind set on another field – pro wrestling. Velasquez has signed with top Mexican lucha libre (Pro Wrestling) promotion Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide as a...

John Danaher Goes Deep on Developing Problem Solving Mindset, Trial & Error in Jiu-Jitsu

BJJEE’s Fedja Malinovic interviewed famed instructor John Danaher and covered interesting topics such as what made him into such an articulate and experienced instructor, developing problem...

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo: stars line up to compete in Japan as the AJP Tour travels east for the second leg of the 2019/2020 season

The 2019/2020 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour debuted with a bang on June 15-16, in Moscow, Russia. The tour now travels east for the second leg, scheduled July 27-28, in Japan. The Abu Dhabi...

Renzo Gracie Reveals Family Secret To Avoiding The Triangle in the Arm-in Stack Pass

The traditional beginner Gracie Jiu-Jitsu guard pass where you stack your opponent and put one hand in and one hand out and pass to the side is still being thought widely in BJJ academies. Now, many...

Renzo Gracie Negotiates ‘Surrender’ of Brother Ralph After Flavio Almeida Assault Case

The assault case by Ralph Gracie and his student, Lincoln Pereira, on Flávio “Cachorrinho” Almeida that occurred during the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu World No-Gi championship on December 15 last...

Incredible Opportunity: The Mendes Bros 2019 World Super Camp at Evolve MMA

The BJJ legends Mendes Bros are organizing a unique 2019 World Super Camp at EVOLVE MMA! This super camp will be SOLD OUT, so book your spot NOW!   Date: Mon – Fri, September 16 – 20, 2019...