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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

The Respectful & Disrespectful Way To Invite A Higher Belt To Roll in BJJ

Each BJJ academy has their own set of specific rules. Some schools require students to face the wall while tying their belts, or to ask permission to go to the toilet or to have a sip of water. A...

Overcoming the Blue Belt Blues: “I’m Not Getting Better at BJJ”

You’ve got your blue belt! The best thing that happened to you since you started BJJ. No more standing in the back of the line. You’re now a color belt and nobody can take it away from you. Some...

“Let’s Just Roll Light”: How To Stop Jiu-Jitsu Becoming ‘Pussified’

    ‘Jiu-Jitsu Transforms Cowards into Men, Chickens into Stallions’ Carlos Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at an amazing rate worldwide. More people are training in all corners...

Rickson by Armbar- Rare Competition Footage of Ponytail Wearing Rickson Gracie

Rickson Gracie is a mythical figure in Jiu-Jitsu. Jean Jacques Machado speaks on years of experience training with Rickson Gracie. He was Rickson Gracie’s student from back in the days, from the...

Watch Saulo Ribeiro Drain His Student’s Huge Cauliflower Ear

Chances are that if you practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu, you know someone whose ears look like a tortellini. Cauliflower ear is caused when the ear receives a blow that shears away the ear’s cartilage...

Escape Side Control Using the High and Low Road

Side control is one of those positions that is just plain horrible. Our opponent can mount attacks, we can’t, they can stall and rest, we’re carrying all of their weight, and they torque their...

Travis Stevens- How I Mentally Prepare for Judo/BJJ Competitions

Competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t as simple as just „going out there“ and „giving your best“. Sure, it’s important to enjoy the experience and have fun; but if you want to create...

Robert Drysdale on BJJ Competition Training: “If you get swept in training, you should pop right back up the same way you would do in competition. Don’t be lazy…”

Everybody starts their BJJ journey for different reasons, and competing is usually one of them. With so much information out there and so many different strategies to choose from, early competitors...

Travis Stevens Details How He Cuts Weight For BJJ/ Judo Tournaments

They say the first and most important battle for each and every fighter is the one with the scale. Martial arts and combat sports competitors are notorious with their extreme weight cutting which...

Knee Tape Trick For ACL Protection While Rolling in BJJ

An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament can be a debilitating musculoskeletal injury to the knee, that happens quite often in grappling arts such as BJJ. Non-contact tears and ruptures are the...

Watch The Awesome No Gi Rolling Session Between Rafael Mendes and Jake Shields

    Watch the black belt Jiu Jitsu World Champion Rafa Mendes training with the black belt UFC fighter Jake Shields.

Knockout Game: Vitor ‘Shaolin’ Ribeiro Gives Advice On How To Stay Safe

Knockout, also known as the knockout game and knockout king, is a violent activity played by sucker punching an unsuspecting bystander with the objective of knocking that individual unconscious in a...

The Leg Drag Pass Looking at 3 Masters From 3 Generations

The leg drag is a powerful guard pass that relies on posture and pressure to put your opponent’s defense on the side. It has surfaced over the past years with the emergence of the Mendes bros...

Pedro Sauer’s Ultimate Side Control Escape

Escaping the sidecontrol is one of the biggest challenges any beginner faces and it’s paramount to mastering bjj or even just saying you have rudimentary skills. Coming out of side control is no...

What To Do Against A Very Defensive Opponent? Attack Like Marcelo Garcia

When looking at the Roberto Cyborg vs Brendan Schaub fight at Metamoris 2, you can think two things: 1. Schaub was running away and disengaging. 2. Roberto Cyborg Abreu should have brought the fight...

How to Breathe When You’re Trapped on the Bottom in BJJ & Getting Crushed

How do you breathe when you’re being crushed on the bottom? Like if you’re on the bottom and you’re just getting smashed and you can’t breathe, so how do you do it? Stephen...

How To Pull Guard into a Leglock Rousimar Palhares Style

GSP’s coach, Firas Zahabi, shows us how to aggressively pull guard to immediately attack a foot lock, Rousimar Palhares style:   Love him or hate him Rousimar is an effective grappler. I...

Roger Gracie’s Game Changing Detail in Armbar Set Up

The 3 time absolute world champion at black belt Roger Gracie has been retired since last year, when he capped off his amazing career with a submission win in a superfight on his biggest rival,...

The Art Of Muay Thai Clinch Takedowns, Foot Sweeps and Trips

In boxing, fighters are separated when they clinch; in The Thai striking art of Muay Thai, it is allowed. They launch strikes from there and also wrestle to set up foot sweeps or trips. If you ever...

Clark Gracie Teaches the ‘Handsomeplata’ From Leg Lasso

Clark Gracie shows his setup to his ‘Handsomeplata’ aka omoplata from leg lasso and how he finishes. 2014 lbc world jiu jitsu expo. It’s really cool to see BJJ legend Rodrigo...

Learn The Defense to the Seoi Nage for BJJ or Judo

2x Olympic Bronze Medalist Israel Hernandez showing some awesome counters to the popular seoi nage and drop seoi. Excellent options for both BJJ and Judo.   Here is also a video on how to...

Top 5 Jiu-Jitsu Injuries (& How To Roll With Them!)

Injuries are the best or worst thing that can happen to your jiu-jitsu; it all depends on how you roll with them! In this much needed video, Rener Gracie and Alex Ueda detail the five most common...

Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu with this Table Workout Using BJJ Moves

Check out this workout using a table which uses many movements used in BJJ such as X Guard, Triangles etc Check it out:  

Clark Gracie: How To Reset & Sweep Opponent When Smashed in Half Guard

Clark Gracie shows on Adem Redzovic and “Open Guard Translated” fans a “Reset” and sweep option when your opponent gets passed your 1st and 2nd “line of defense”....