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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning, Videos

Ultimate Kettlebell Workout for Grapplers (10 Minute HIIT Circuit)

Kettlebells are a fantastic training tool for grapplers because they work pretty much every single muscle in the body – just like grappling. Why grapplers should train with Kettlebells? 1. They...

Wrestle Like a Pro: 5 Best Chain Takedown Sequences (Highest % Success Rate)

Do you want to wrestle like a pro? Then you need to chain wrestle. Here are five great chain takedown sequences Wrestling, BJJand judo can be like a chess game where you plan two to three steps ahead...

Here is How To Pull Guard Without Getting Passed Immediately

Pulling guard is such a common place in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that you see it in almost every competition video known to man.  We’ve seen with the high level grapplers like Rousimar Palhares all the...

Watch: Eddie Bravo Rolling with His Students for 16 mins At 10th Planet HQ

The idea that a belt ranking would be assigned to a student that doesn’t roll is almost universally frowned upon. But what can be said of the instructors that don’t roll? Are there any...

Guy Enters MMA/BJJ Gym & Starts Acting Very Strange

A guy was acting very strange at MMA/BJJ academy Premier Combat Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Good thing the guy at the entrance dealt with him the right way and didn’t let him try a class…

Tricks and Tips for Making the Transition from Gi to No Gi

Gi and No Gi are the 2 forms of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Gi Jiu Jitsu is grappling with the use of a traditional Gi, which allows you to grab the clothing of your opponent. No Gi is grappling without the...

A Drunk Kurt Osiander Teaches The ‘Trash Compactor Choke’

The popular Kurt Osiander was recently in England on a seminar tour. After 25 years training and teaching at Ralph Gracie’s academy, Kurt Osiander left or was fired (depending on who’s story you...

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...

The Miyao Style Bodylock Pass By Lachlan Gilles

If you’ve been following the pro BJJ scene, you may noticed the Miyao brothers having incredible success with a certain type of pass: The bodylock pass which is also known as the double over...

Travis Stevens Shows 5 Best Ways To Tie Your Belt

There are a lot of ways you can tie your belt in BJJ.There are countless ways to tie your belt from the superlock (never comes undone) to the standard to the old school Gracie way. Whether...

2 Ways To Escape a Tight Body Triangle by Kurt Osiander

  A Body Triangle also known as a Figure-four body lock, is a technique in grappling that is employed from the back, back mount, or less frequently from the closed guard, whose purpose is to...

Renzo Gracie Hit the Broomstick Takedown That He Showed in The Airport Earlier This Year

Renzo Gracie returned to action against Yuki Kondo in OneFC and in it he worked a takedown technique that he had demonstrated to Brandon Vera months beforehand. Here he was waiting for his luggage to...

Kurt Osiander’s Reverse Armlock from Closed Guard

After 25 years training and teaching at Ralph Gracie’s academy, Kurt Osiander left or was fired (depending on who’s story you believe), last week. Osiander has already found a new...

BJJ Black Belt/Navy Seal Jocko Willink Grapples with Journalist

From September of 1990 to 2010 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 Jiu-Jitsu from...

Wrestle-Jitsu: Bulgarian Wrestler’s Way Of Reversing Side Control

Have you ever tried to pin or control a top level Wrestler in side control? It’s no fun at all… Check out this interesting take on how a top-level wrestler would go about escaping side...

How To Successfully Transition From BJJ to MMA

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt, MMA coach and undefeated...

Travis Stevens On Dealing w/ Stiff Arm/Hips Back Standing Opponent

Fighting a stiff armed Judoka or BJJ player is one of the most annoying things you will encounter in training or competion. In competition a stiff armed /defensive Judoka is quickly penalized in...

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

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...

Great Sportsmanship: BJJ Black Belt Refuses To Inflict More Damage on Battered Opponent

In the eyes of many, MMA is a strange animal in the Martial Arts world. It is fighting, there is no doubt about it but at the same time it is looked upon by “traditional” martial artist...

Khabib Nurmagomedov & 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...

Overcoming 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...

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

Written by Felipe Guedes, BJJ black belt instructor  It definitely requires a special type of person to become a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Only 3% of the people who start training will get...

How to Train the Heel Hook Safely

A heel hook is a leg lock affecting multiple joints, and is applied by transversely twisting the foot either medially or laterally. The torsional force puts severe torque on the ankle,...

Old Church Was Converted Into BJJ Academy

BJJ academies are sometimes found in unique locations. There are some that are converted warehouses, restaurants, nightclubs and now believe it or not, even a church! BJJ world champion Bernardo...