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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Felipe Costa: How To Go From Being a Regular BJJ Practitioner to an Expert Competitor

  Felipe Costa is a BJJ World Champion who is loved by almost everyone in the Jiu Jitsu community, and a competitor who won his first gold medal at the World Championships in 2003. The reason?...

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...

How To Improve Flexibility & Power in Triangle Choke

The triangle choke is one of the most common and also one of the highest percentage submissions in Grappling. When executed perfectly, it is a powerful weapon which is very hard to escape. There are...

TedTalk: GSP’s Instructor Bruno Fernandes PhD on Power of BJJ Community

Bruno Fernandes is the head instructor at Gracie Barra Montreal, has a PhD, and is an assistant professor at one of the most prestigious medical schools in Canada (McGill University), speaks four...

Kali Master Shows How Slapping Helps To Defeat Grappler

It’s not about who’s better. In reality, it’s about who gets tot he best position and tactic first. Respect all martial arts and martial artists but, most of all train with each...

Tim Spriggs’ Unusual Method For Strengthening His Grips for BJJ

  Why is Grip Training Important: Grip training is where it all starts, going back to the fundamentals. The first point of contact in any fight is the grip. How can you win a fight if you...

Old School Smash: Matt Serra Rolls with Nick the Tooth

He might be overweight but he’s still got it. Retired MMA fighter and BJJ back belt, Matt Serra rolled with Nick “The Tooth” Gullo during the TV show “Looking for a...

Marcus Buchecha Shares His Bodyweight Training Routine

Record holder of titles in the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship, Marcus Buchecha will have to wait a bit before returning to competition. With the postponement of the main IBJJF tournaments, the champion...

21 Bodyweight Exercises Based On Jiu-Jitsu Movements

  There are benefits to all bodyweight exercises for fighters, yet some are more beneficial than others when it comes to developing the strength and conditioning attributes needed to be an all...

This Russian BJJ Black Belt Defeated Khabib Nurmagomedov In a Grappling Match

The lightweight division of the UFC is all about the grappling lately. Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov are prepping for a sharp face off. Ferguson may be a bjj black belt under Eddie Bravo but...

Flashback: Rener Gracie Rolls with The ‘Korean Zombie’

  Rener Gracie’s first-ever Korean Super Seminar in Seoul was a huge success with approximately 100 participants attending four seminars (8 hours total) in a single day! Among the seminar...

Best of BJJ Takedowns & How They Differ from Classic Judo Throws

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu came from pre-world war 2 Judo. With the way the rules are set for each respective art, Judo is more specialized in throwing, while BJJ is more specialized in ground fighting. In...

Pressure Pass The Knee Shield Like Rodolfo Vieira

Are you very often stuck in your opponent’s knee shield half guard? Today countless numbers of jiu jitsu practitioners around the globe are using their knee shield, frame and under hook to...

Braulio Estima On Mindset for BJJ Competition: ‘Focus on The Positive’

Multiple ADCC and world BJJ champion Braulio Estima talks about the mindset he has in regards to competition. For him, being relaxed is not a good a good thing. He personally gets very nervous before...

Eddie Bravo Talks about Jiu-Jitsu Training Session with Conor McGregor

  Eddie Bravo talks about about Conor McGregor’s ground game and grappling is his willingness to learn and evolve.   “It’s a good sign, and I saw it first hand, he has the...

Academy Closed? Do These BJJ Solo Drills with Your Belt

  As we all know Jiu-Jitsu practice requires a partner and mats. However your BJJ academy might be currently closed you may miss some time on the mats. In this video Mike Bidwell from BJJAfter...

No Partner, No Problem: BJJ Solo Drilling Collection

We are all addicted to BJJ and can never get enough. The only problem is that BJJ drilling requires a partner. Mike Bidwell from BJJAfter 40 shows some great solo drills when you don’t have a...

Simple Solo Drills To Improve your Judo Throws

Written by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt in Judo and a black...

Dealing with Constant Back Pain In BJJ

Back pain can be a major issue for many people.  It affects about 80% of the population.  Having back pain can make it difficult to train or compete.  One of the main causes of back pain is poor...

How Ryron Gracie Likes To Deal With The Infamous ‘Stack Pass’

    The stack pass when done correctly is a formidable weapon. Even a very flexible guard player will struggle to recompose guard if the guard passer is able to set up the grips and move in...

Top 5 Self Defense Jiu-Jitsu Techniques Against Punches or Grabs

  Here are 5 favorite and proven jiu-jitsu techniques that anyone can use in a street situation for self defense and protection. Brazilian Jiu jitsu is the perfect martial art for self defense...

‘No Touch KO’ Master Goes To BJJ Academy, Fails Miserably

  Touchless knockout or no-touch knockout is a supposed technique claimed by some martial arts practitioners, by which a person can be rendered unconscious solely by application...

MMA Fighters Try Women’s Self-Defense Techniques

When you attempt to get your self defense training from some sketchy videos, you can expect the worst to happen in the real world… How about what happens when you try those online self defense...

Watch: How Gabi Garcia Defends a Triangle

There are many ways to counter a triangle choke. There is the early escape, the middle escape and the late ‘Hail Mary’ escape. Saulo Ribeiro explains about how to escape from your opponent’s...