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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

“The Gentle Art Of Travel”: Filmmaker Followed 12 BJJ Globetrotters Camps For one full year

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Globetrottersoffer a de-centralized alternative to the traditional affiliation system of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They have a fundamental emphasis on promoting a non-political...

Surprise your Opponents with these Judo Turtle Attacks for BJJ

In BJJ it is worth using judoka’s advice when it comes to stand up technique and also for ground work. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu comes from judo for a reason, and the techniques of this martial art...

Watch Roger Gracie vs Fernando ‘Margarida’, One of the Best Matches of All Time

Fernando “Margarida” Pontes is in the Top 10 of best Jiu-Jitsu competitors of all time. In the early 2000’s, he was on top of the world having won the weight and absolute at the...

Learn Romulo Barral’s Infamous Spider Guard Scissor Sweep to Triangle

Rolling against a very defensive opponent can be very frustrating. You are trying to move them but they are trying to survive and blocking all your attacks. A great option for this type of opponent...

Rare Footage: Marcelo Garcia vs Romulo Barral

These two legends faced each other a few years back in Brazil. These are 2 of the major competitors of their generation. Marcelo Garcia in New York and Team Alliance vs Romulo Barral de Gracie Barra...

Watch the Best of Joe Rogan’s Jiu-Jitsu

Joe Rogan is BJJ black belt under Jean Jacques Machado and is also a 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Eddie Bravo. During high school, Rogan was a practitioner of Taekwondo and gained a black...

Rickson Gracie on if Jiu-Jitsu is enough in a Street Altercation?

It goes without saying that your goal should always be to not get involved in any sort of a street fight. It’s best to just deescalate the situation by talking with the other side; or, if that...

Royce Gracie Explains Why He Won’t Wear a Coral Belt But instead Wears a Blue Belt

  For the past few years, Royce Gracie has been wearing a dark blue belt in honour of his father Grandmaster Helio Gracie.     After the death of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, Royce...

(Video) Check out Mackenzie Dern’s Koala Guard Set Up

UFC fighter, ADCC and BJJ black belt world champion Mackenzie Dern competed in the European championships a few years ago. The Brazilian-American daughter of Megaton Dias lost to Gabi Garcia in the...

Most Common Mental Mistakes BJJ Competitors Make & How to Avoid Them

From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas: “Hello everyone, today I am going to start sharing the top ten mental mistakes Jiu-Jitsu competitors make and how to avoid them. These mistakes can...

Benefits For Jiu-Jitsu of Rickson Gracie’s Movement Based Training

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

How to train BJJ with an injured arm

The story goes that years back (in 1989), Roberto Correa, commonly known as Gordo, was forced to play half guard due to a injury to his knee that prevented him to use his leg to full extend for a...

Rolling Kimura Finish from Top Half Guard by Leandro Lo

The Kimura Trap is a powerful tool that you can use in all sorts of situations; one that will enable you to both defend yourself when you need to, as well as to move in for an attack when you see an...

Submit from the 50/50 Position: The Crazy Leg In Triangle

Budo Jake demonstrates a way to get a fast submission from the 50/50 position. He likes to quickly sweep or submit when in the 50/50, and this is one way you can end the match fast:    ...

Watch: The Carlton Dance BJJ Guard Pass!

There’s one dance of the ’90s that is based in 100 percent pure dork. It is none other than the Carlton Dance — the signature move of Carlton Banks (actor Alfonso Ribeiro) of The Fresh Prince...

Watch: Ricardo Liborio vs Remco Pardoel 1996 Mundials

ATT founder Ricardo Liborio vs Remco Pardoel (UFC 2 standout) in a 1996 World BJJ Championship match. Remco Pardoel discovered BJJ in 1993 when he fought Royce Gracie in UFC 2. He is a Judo, Japanese...

It’s All Been Done Before: “X-Guard” Used in Judo Competition in the 1980’s

The x-guard is an open guard where one of the combatants is standing up and the other is on their back. The bottom combatant uses the legs to entangle one of the opponent’s legs, which creates...

Video: How Luta Livre Black Belt Counters Jiu-Jitsu’s Berimbolo

Luta Livre Black Belt Nico Welko of the Renovação Fight Team Deutschland showing a technique from his “Carioca Leglocks Series”. In this video he shows a basic counter technique to the...

Rare footage of a World Champion’s Private Class with Helio Gracie

Rare footage from 1993 of Cassio Werneck (who would become world champion in 2003) when he took a private lesson with Grand Master Helio Gracie. A real lesson of self-defense.   Check it out!...

Forget the ‘Donkey Guard’; This is The ‘Camel Guard’ From The UAE

Check out this great transition to the Triangle Choke by Saif Al Qubaisi at the Dubai Open. The Camel Guard! He bates his opponent into attacking his back and then swiftly inverts into a super tight...

Hyperactive BJJ Instructor Shows an Awesome Takedown

Check out this video of super hyperactive and enthusiastic BJJ instructor Darren Branch showing a great takedown: Russian tie to ‘deep Russian’ lateral drop. So who is this instructor?...

Marcelo Garcia on How To Benefit from Rolling w/ Lower Belts & Developing Conditioning for BJJ by Rolling

BJJ legend Marcelo Garcia talks about his philosophy regarding developing your BJJ game when you are around lower belts. For Marcelo, instead of waiting for your partner to make a mistake, you should...

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...

Rener Gracie: ‘Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Strikes is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu!’

What is the difference between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu? Some people will say that Jiu-Jitsu is Jiu-Jitsu. That an Americana is an Americana, a Kimura is a Kimura. Some others will...