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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...

That Time when ADCC Champ Jon Olav & Sergey Kharitonov Entered a BJJ competition in Thailand

2003 ADCC champion and MMA fighter Jon Olav Einemo (who had beaten Roger Gracie) and PRIDE fighter Sergey Kharitonov were in Thailand training their striking and decided to test their grappling...

The Single Underhook Pass: The Ultimate Bait & Smash Pass

    The basic single underhook pass is one of the most simple but devastating techniques in Jiu-Jitsu. It may look like your setting yourself up for a triangle choke, when you are really...

4 Ways To Surprise Your Opponent By Passing Straight To Mount

  Passing straight to mount is a great option that saves you all the trouble of having to pass by half guard or side control in order of get to mount. You also get 7 points in a competition...

Disrespect the Legs: Learn Secrets of Carlson Gracie Pressure Guard Passing System

  “Don’t panic. Don’t rush. Just crush.” Carlson Gracie students are known for their pressure and smashing style of passing the guard. Daniel Bertina is a Carlson Gracie...

Top 3 Ways to Counter The Berimbolo

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

How To Do The Cartwheel Guard Pass w/ Nick Rodriguez ADCC Silver Medalist

The Cartwheel or Capoeira guard pass is one of the most spectacular guard passes out there. Although it looks flashy, it’s not as difficult to do as you might think. ADCC silver medalist Nick...

Try This Kouchi Makikomi Variation, Terere’s Signature Takedown

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 and multiple medallist in...

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...

Rickson Gracie Secret: Side Control Escape Great vs Big Guys

The person who knows Rickson Gracie’s style inside out is Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15...

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...

‘Bar Darce’: Jeff Glover’s Brilliant Darce Set Up On Intoxicated Guys

  Jeff Glover’s shows his way of dealing with an aggressive drunk person in a bar by using his favorite move: the Darce, It’s all in the set up!

The High Percentage Bodylock Pass By Lachlan Giles

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

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...