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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

What Does Rickson Gracie Really Think About Leg Locks?

Leglocks have been at the center of the bjj zeitgeist for quite some time. They are referred to as the great equalizer. Cases like this are just why. A white belt competitor named James Hunt had an...

Mind blowing Concept: How to Defend Everything with Chris Paines

Chris Paines, a black belt under Priit Mihkelson, is introduced a great new Mind Blowing Concept for his BJJ Globetrotters camp. He’s all about Defending Everything. Chris Paines covers how to...

How to Train BJJ Twice per Week and Get Better

Believe it or not, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu two to three times a week has lots of advantages. Whether you have a busy work schedule, family matters to attend to, or your academy just doesn’t...

Demi Lovato says she’s feeling ‘high on life’ thanks to Jiu Jitsu

Demi Lovato has a well documented love hate relationship with the community. While everyone is willing to concede the former Disney star and pop actress is a strong jiu jitsu ambassador in the...

How to Know if Your BJJ Academy is Right for You

Sometimes BJJ practitioners may feel unhappy, unmotivated, or that their game isn’t progressing. It’s quite normal to have these feelings wash over you for a short period of time, but if it...

Kayla Harrison Is ‘100%’ Sure She’d Beat Khabib in Judo match

Kayla Harrison is the only Judo Olympian from the USA to have won a Gold medal. And now she’s baring her teeth. She was quoted saying the following: “Am I gonna beat Khabib? I mean I think I...

Kamaru Usman Talks How A Loss Lead Him To Train In the Gi

Kamaru Usman is a Nigerian-American mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is the current UFC Welterweight Champion. Usman was awarded his bjj black belt by...

Roger Gracie: Why I Never Use the Bow and Arrow Choke

Roger Gracie is an uncontended master of the gi game. The Gracie family giant is a cross collar choke expert and he thinks you would be a fool to go for the pant grip over the collar one!...

Aikido Practitioner Asks For Challenge At MMA Gym, Does Not Work Out For Him

Aikido Practitioner asked for the Gracie at a local mma gym. Naturally it went as well as can be expected in a culture with a long history of making a name on exactly this type of a challenge: What...

Do you Know When You Should Tap to a Heel Hook?

Over the years we’ve seen plenty of gruesome injuries resulting from either not knowing when to tap or not wanting to. Insanity: Miyao Brothers Refuse To Tap To Leg Locks! Garry Tonon On...

The Perfect Darce Choke Set Up with the Gi by Charles Harriott

Half guard can be one of the best and worst places to start initiating a guard pass. Some people have made a career from forcing half guard and smashing people from there. This is a common method of...

7th BJJ Intensive Camp in Lignano, Italy June 7 – 10, 2019

Welcome to the 7th BJJ Intensive training camp in beautiful Lignano/Udine – ITALY! June 7 – 10, 2019, Lignano/Italy The location is right next to the sea and only 10 min waling distance to the...

Keenan Cornelius On Future Plans After Being Asked To Leave Atos

Keenan Cornelius has been asked to leave Atos, a team he’s belonged to for 6 years. Cornelius has been widely considered one of the prodigies of the sport for quite some time now. Here are...

Incredible Opportunity: Danaher Death Squad Camp at Evolve MMA

You want to learn from the top Grappling instructor today, John Danaher together with his team which wins all the pro tournaments: here is an incredible opportunity. Evolve MMA in Singapore is...

Bjj Instructor Attacks Former Student Who Changed Academies

Anderson Silva’s former coach recently confronted a former student of his in Curtiba: The video has been making rounds around the internet with some stunned reactions. As you can see from the...

Gilbert Durinho’s Unique Way Of Developing The ‘Squeeze’ in His Guillotines

UFC fighter and BJJ black belt world champion Gilbert Durinho Burns has a unique approach to developing that squeeze in Jiu-Jitsu: Static Guillotine workouts. Why train like this? It’s simply...

Citizen Controls Suspect After Police Officer Is Unable to Arrest

One of the things that cannot be overestimated is the value of jiu jitsu for the law enforcement members. Hand to hand combat and the ability to control a suspect without injuring them seem like a no...

Conor McGregor tweets, deletes personal attack on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wife

Conor McGregor had just gotten himself retired but while Dana White initially OK-ed the announcement he might be changing his mind. McGregor certainly managed to keep himself in the headlines and...

Judo for BJJ: How to do Ippon Seoi Nage Without Having Your Back Taken

In BJJ, if you throw someone with Seoi Nage, you have a 50% chance of getting your back taken. This happens even to the most experienced Judoka and wrestlers. This is why we need to make a slight...

Why The Lapel Guard is the BIGGEST Equalizer in Jiu Jitsu…

Keenan Cornelius has long been known as the master when it comes to the dark arts of the lapel. However, his patented guard system still comes under fire in the BJJ community as some practitioners...

The Easiest Half Guard Sweep For A BJJ White Belt

As a beginner it’s quite often the hardest to figure out how a sweep works. Submissions are somewhat easier. You grab onto the isolated limb and apply pressure but working a sweep quite often...

Why Your Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Won’t Promote You (Yet)

  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...

Askren: ‘For Your Son To Be a Man, No To Soccer, Yes To Wrestling’

  Current UFC welterweight and former One FC champion Ben Askren commented on football/soccer and he was not impressed by the attitude of some soccer players:   “It was really the...

Sometimes Technique is Not Your Problem – It’s a Physical Problem

You are able to execute a technique properly when training, but unable to set it up during randori (rolling) or during competition. What is the problem? Sometimes you have the technique down but...