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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning, Videos

3 Essential Push Ups For Explosive Power in Jiu-Jitsu

  Being in peak physical condition in BJJ is always an advantage, whether you train for recreational purposes or competition. For ONE Superstar Mark Striegl, strength and conditioning is the...

Why and How to Incorporate Wrestling in your BJJ Training – Coach Zahabi

  Wrestling to complement Jiu-Jitsu? GSP’s coach, BJJ black belt Firas Zahabi talks about how BJJ academies can incorporate Wrestling. He is very critical of the current state of Jiu-Jitsu...

Wrestler Enters Judo Tournament, Wins Using Pure Wrestling

Here is an interesting video showing a freestyle wrestler entering a Judo tournament. He is able to dominate by using typical wrestling techniques such as far side cradle, three quarter Nelson, near...

7 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Do Grappling Sports Instead of Team Sports

Grappling sports (Wrestling, Judo, BJJ, Sambo etc..) are great activities for kids, – much more so than team sports such as Basketball, Baseball, Soccer and Hockey. If you are contemplating...

Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ on How Capoeira has Improved his Jiu-Jitsu

5x Jiu-Jitsu world champion Rubens Charles ‘Cobrinha’ has incorporated Capoeira into his Jiu-Jitsu years ago. According to him, it has helped to to improve his BJJ game. On his Instagram...

Learn Claudio Calasans’ Nasty Wrislock Set Ups

  2015 world BJJ and ADCC world champion Claudio Calasans shows us 2 very effective yet simple wrist lock techniques from the closed guard and from the back. From closed guard:   From the...

42 Best Takedowns & Combinations For Gi & No Gi BJJ

  Every BJJ player should have at least 5 takedowns & throws in their arsenal. Many BJJ players go for 1 off attacks and these rarely work (unless you are bigger or stronger than you...

KatagaRenzo: Game Changing Adjustments For Katagatame From Renzo Gracie feat Demian Maia

Kata-Gatame/ Head and arm choke/ Arm Traingle choke is used as a hold down in Judo, and it is mostly used as a choke in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts. There are many schools of thought...

Feel The Power: Knee On Neck Choke Options

  The knee on neck/throat choke is a controversial choke in BJJ as you are basically putting your knee on your opponent’s neck which can seem quite brutal. Nevertheless, it is a very...

Prankster Challenges BJJ Instructor in Front Of Whole Class

  Barone, a famous Brazilian Youtube prankster went to BJJ legend Marco Barbosa’s academy in Sao Paulo and challenged him during a belt promotion. Barbosa has over 30 years as a black belt...

Ryan Hall’s Analysis of What is the Best Martial Art for Self Defense

Ryan Hall is a UFC fighter who has submitted BJ Penn and defeated Gray Maynard. He is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Felipe Costa and one of the best featherweight grapplers in the world. A tough...

(Watch) Rubber Band Training/Drilling for BJJ & Judo

Practicing Uchikomi (Judo throw drills) improves throwing skills. Rubber band uchikomi: Rubber band uchikomi is a real simple way to improve your muscle memory for throws. All you need is a rubber...

BJJ Instructor Saves San Francisco Police Officer From Attack

A San Francisco cop was roughed up by a suspect and was fortunate that the attack happened in front of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy. BJJ black belt instructor instructor Pedro Arrigoni came to the...

“Self Defense Expert” without Grappling Experience Ridiculed by Wrestler

Self Defense vs Combat Sports: What Is More Effective in the REAL World? If you are teaching self defense, you better some knowledge of Wrestling and the Grappling arts… When showing a...

Beautiful Roll Between BJJ Black Belt & Grappling Dog

  Kano the dog rolling with his master, BJJ and Judo black belt Bryan Mendez. Kano is wearing a Dog Gi.

Grapevine Leglock from Mount: Legit Move?

1 day ago, an Instagram video went viral showing weightlifter Kortney Olson submitting a man with what she calls the soul catcher, a strange leg leg from mount in the grapevine. A video posted by...

BJJ Mythbusting: Is It Ever OK to Cross Your Ankles In Rear Mount?

  In BJJ, beginners are taught very early to NEVER cross their ankles in the rear mount. BJJ blackbelts Rob Biernacki and Stephan Kesting debunk the myth that it’s always a mistake to...

This Bicep Slicer Counter Can’t Be Stopped

The bicep lock or bicep slicer is a terrible submission to caught in. The technique is a compression lock where the biceps is pressed into the humerus. The opponent usually uses their own shin or...

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...

Relson Gracie’s Tips On How To Get Faster to Black Belt Level

Taking your BJJ skills to the next level requires you to step out of your comfort zone, and sacrifice or compromise some elements in your daily routine to stay on top. It can range anywhere between...

Khabib Nurmagomedov & His Crew Play “Dagestani” Basketball

Khabib Nurmagomedov and his crew warm and cross train by playing what the call ‘Dagestani Basketball’ which is a mix basketball, rugby & grappling. Will Harris Productions spent time...

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,...

BJJ Instructor Promotes Students Then Chokes Them Unconscious

  This BJJ academy called Unified Martial Arts UMA promotes students and then the instructor chokes them out unconscious… This has got the be one of the most dangerous and disturbing rites...

The Lucas Lepri Strategy: How To Build Up A Huge Lead On Points In A Jiu-Jitsu Match

    Watching the 2014 worlds, one match really caught my attention: the light weight semi-final between Lucas Lepri and Roberto Satoshi. Lucas had a really good strategy on how to...