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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Kobe Bryant’s Drilling System for BJJ – A Measure of Quality

  Israeli BJJ practitioner Itamar Marani discusses how he applies Basketball champion Kobe Bryant drilling system to the BJJ drilling system. Interesting concept:   Hey guys, hope everyone...

How To Increase Flexibility & Make Your Guard Impassable

Most BJJ players tend to focus mainly on strength and conditioning rather than flexibility. Flexibility is so important in Jiu-Jitsu because it really makes all the vast number of techniques much...

Coral Belts Royler Gracie & Pedro Sauer in Epic Training Session

  A rolling session happened, between coral belts and friends Royler Gracie and Pedro Sauer, a few years ago in Brazil at the Gracie Humaita Academy. These are two of the most respected...

Comedian Joey ‘Coco’ Diaz On His Passion For Jiu-Jitsu

  Joey “CoCo” Diaz is a Cuban-American stand up comedian. He is an actor known for his recurring role as Joey on the TV series My Name is Earl, as well as in movies such as The...

The Unusual Journey Of Gabriel Moraes- World Champion At Blue Belt In 2003 & Black Belt In 2004!

    What do the Ribeiro brothers, Jose Aldo, Ari Farias, Jacare and Gabriel Moraes have in common? They were all born in this city in the middle of the Amazon jungle, right next to Black...

6 Valuable Life Lessons From Renzo Gracie

  In this episode of MMA Noise, Renzo Gracie shares six valuable life lessons, including thoughts about love, how to overcome problems, .and the one thing that’s certain in...

2 Things You Should Never Do in Wrestling Or Jiu-Jitsu

Photo by Nec Bezmma Nomen   2 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO IN WRESTLING OR IN JIU-JITSU. Kyle Cerminara Long Island MMA’s head wrestling coach teaches us 2 things that we should never do in...

Meet John Kavanagh, Pioneer Of BJJ in Ireland & Conor McGregor’s Coach

John Kavanagh runs the Straight Blast Gym Ireland and was the first Irish person to be awarded a black belt in BJJ. John fought in MMA to get a basic knowledge and experience of it before he moved...

Rafael Lovato Compares Competing in BJJ at The Mundial in Brazil & Worlds in USA

  Rafael Lovato Jr. is the current Bellator Middleweight champion, a 3 x world BJJ champion (1 x in Gi and 2 x in No Gi) and is the second American (B.J. Penn being the first) to win the...

How To Use The ‘Georgian Grip’ To Set Up Throws in BJJ

Sambo Master of Sport, Judo Black Belt, BJJ black belt and all around Grappling Bad-Ass: Vlad Koulikov shares one of his favorite setups for Sambo Throws and Judo Throws: The Georgian Grip. Vlad...

Judo World Champion’s Way Of Dealing with a Tight Turtle

  Zombie BJJ shows Judo world champion Craig Fallon’s way of counter an opponent with a tight turtle. In September 2005, Fallon won the -60 kg weight class at the World Judo...

Benefits of Compliant Resistance Drilling in Jiu-Jitsu

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia   Guest post by Jimmy johnstone, Bjj blackbelt under Fernando Terere. Owner and head coach at...

3 Ways to Pull Half Guard Followed Right Away By a Sweep

If you’re going to pull half guard, why not sweep right away afterwards? 1.Gile Huni of Kimura BJJ Serbia shows a an easy takedown: Half guard pull straight into a sweep for an easy 2 points!...

How To Set Up the Guillotine Choke in the Gi w/ Claudio Calasans, ADCC & World BJJ Champion

The Guillotine choke is an extremely popular submission in both Gi and NoGi.  It is one of the first submissions many people learn and one of the most effective.  There are a multitude of...

BJJ Instructor: ‘I’ve Seen 1,000 People Quit Jiu-Jitsu in 7 Years’

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Written by Felipe Guedes, BJJ black belt instructor  It definitely requires a special type of person to become a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black...

How To Do Garry Tonon’s Guillotine From Crucifix (vs Kim Terra)

A few years back, the Studio 540 Challenge provided quite a bit of excitement. In the 2nd event of the night Garry Tonon faced off against Kim Terra. Now in spite of the challenge issued by Terra...

Navy Seal Legend & BJJ Black Belt Shows Crucifix Attacks

  From September of 1990 to 2010 Jocko Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He earned his Black Belt in Brazilian...

What is the Difference Between Whizzer and Overhook?

In Grappling, an overhook, is often confused with a whizzer. Both are clinch hold which are used to control an opponent. Nelson Puentes a BJJ black belt and Wrestler explains the how a Whizzer is...

Side Control Escape – Most Common Mistakes

Top BJJ black belt Jonathan Thomas aka Macarrao gives some good tips on common mistakes when escaping side control:   I think recomposing is one of the most important aspects of your game that...

Braulio Estima: The Anti-Guillotine

  You got caught in a tight Guillotine after a failed single or double leg takedown? BJJ World and ADCC champion Braulio Estima shows you the ultimate Guillotine escape. This technique is the...

Lost the Half Guard Under Hook Battle from Top? Use The Phantom Pass

Guest post by David Avellan, an ADCC bronze medalist. Avellan has defeated many of the world’s best grapplers, such as BJJ Black Belt World Champions Rafael Lovato Jr., Tarsis...

Renzo Gracie’s Unstoppable Counter to Over Under Pass

BJJ’s most loved figure Renzo Gracie was in Zurich, Switzerland at the Frota Academy where he held a fantastic seminar. Bjjee’s editor Gile Huni was present and even had the chance to...

No Training Partner? How To Drill Your Top, Bottom Game With A Heavy Bag

The BJJ workout videos below are a great example of the BJJ specific conditioning you can get done at home with some simple set-ups and creativity. You can use a heavy bag to work on guard passes,...

The Art of the ‘Brazilian Tap’ aka The Fake Tap

A ‘Brazilian Tap’ or a Fake Tap is the act of tapping out just once, or tapping discretely out of the referee’s field of vision, in order to get out of a submission (so the...