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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Wrestler Ridicules “Self Defense Specialist” With No Grappling Experience

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...

Ryan Hall: ‘You Shouldn’t Be Competing in BJJ Unless You Are 100% Prepared’

Ryan Hall is a UFC fighter, BJJ black belt, head instructor of 50/50 BJJ, an ADCC bronze medalist with a long career in high level competition throughout which he has beaten many of the top grapplers...

Legendary Wrestler Aleksandr Karelin On How He Mentally Prepares For Competition

The mental game is 90% of your success. Aleksandr definitely had the mental edge. Aleksandr Karelin, born September 19, 1967 in Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR is a Hero of the Russian Federation and was a...

Pedro Sauer: Dealing with Untrained & Aggressive Individuals in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Professor Pedro Sauer is a special person in the BJJ world. Having trained directly under Rickson and Grand Master Helio Gracie, he was at ground zero when the movement started to gain a foothold on...

Dancing With Jiu-Jitsu Stars: Leandro Lo, Alan ‘Finfou’ & Bruno Mathias Show Off Their Dancing Skills

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has a lot in common with dancing. You need rhythm, feeling and emotion. In these videos, Alan ‘Finfou’ Nascimento, Bruno Mathias, Rodolfo Vieira and Leandro Lo show us...

How to Tie Your BJJ Belt So It Will Never Come Off During Training

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 you’re...

“The Gentle Art Of Travel”: Filmmaker Followed 12 BJJ Globetrotters Camps For one full year

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Globetrottersoffer a de-centralized alternative to the traditional affiliation system of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They have a fundamental emphasis on promoting a non-political...

Surprise your Opponents with these Judo Turtle Attacks for BJJ

In BJJ it is worth using judoka’s advice when it comes to stand up technique and also for ground work. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu comes from judo for a reason, and the techniques of this martial art...

Watch Roger Gracie vs Fernando ‘Margarida’, One of the Best Matches of All Time

Fernando “Margarida” Pontes is in the Top 10 of best Jiu-Jitsu competitors of all time. In the early 2000’s, he was on top of the world having won the weight and absolute at the...

Learn Romulo Barral’s Infamous Spider Guard Scissor Sweep to Triangle

Rolling against a very defensive opponent can be very frustrating. You are trying to move them but they are trying to survive and blocking all your attacks. A great option for this type of opponent...

Rare Footage: Marcelo Garcia vs Romulo Barral

These two legends faced each other a few years back in Brazil. These are 2 of the major competitors of their generation. Marcelo Garcia in New York and Team Alliance vs Romulo Barral de Gracie Barra...

Watch the Best of Joe Rogan’s Jiu-Jitsu

Joe Rogan is BJJ black belt under Jean Jacques Machado and is also a 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Eddie Bravo. During high school, Rogan was a practitioner of Taekwondo and gained a black...

Rickson Gracie on if Jiu-Jitsu is enough in a Street Altercation?

It goes without saying that your goal should always be to not get involved in any sort of a street fight. It’s best to just deescalate the situation by talking with the other side; or, if that...

Royce Gracie Explains Why He Won’t Wear a Coral Belt But instead Wears a Blue Belt

  For the past few years, Royce Gracie has been wearing a dark blue belt in honour of his father Grandmaster Helio Gracie.     After the death of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, Royce...

(Video) Check out Mackenzie Dern’s Koala Guard Set Up

UFC fighter, ADCC and BJJ black belt world champion Mackenzie Dern competed in the European championships a few years ago. The Brazilian-American daughter of Megaton Dias lost to Gabi Garcia in the...

Most Common Mental Mistakes BJJ Competitors Make & How to Avoid Them

From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas: “Hello everyone, today I am going to start sharing the top ten mental mistakes Jiu-Jitsu competitors make and how to avoid them. These mistakes can...

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

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...

How to train BJJ with an injured arm

The story goes that years back (in 1989), Roberto Correa, commonly known as Gordo, was forced to play half guard due to a injury to his knee that prevented him to use his leg to full extend for a...

Rolling Kimura Finish from Top Half Guard by Leandro Lo

The Kimura Trap is a powerful tool that you can use in all sorts of situations; one that will enable you to both defend yourself when you need to, as well as to move in for an attack when you see an...

Submit from the 50/50 Position: The Crazy Leg In Triangle

Budo Jake demonstrates a way to get a fast submission from the 50/50 position. He likes to quickly sweep or submit when in the 50/50, and this is one way you can end the match fast:    ...

Watch: The Carlton Dance BJJ Guard Pass!

There’s one dance of the ’90s that is based in 100 percent pure dork. It is none other than the Carlton Dance — the signature move of Carlton Banks (actor Alfonso Ribeiro) of The Fresh Prince...

Watch: Ricardo Liborio vs Remco Pardoel 1996 Mundials

ATT founder Ricardo Liborio vs Remco Pardoel (UFC 2 standout) in a 1996 World BJJ Championship match. Remco Pardoel discovered BJJ in 1993 when he fought Royce Gracie in UFC 2. He is a Judo, Japanese...

It’s All Been Done Before: “X-Guard” Used in Judo Competition in the 1980’s

The x-guard is an open guard where one of the combatants is standing up and the other is on their back. The bottom combatant uses the legs to entangle one of the opponent’s legs, which creates...

Video: How Luta Livre Black Belt Counters Jiu-Jitsu’s Berimbolo

Luta Livre Black Belt Nico Welko of the Renovação Fight Team Deutschland showing a technique from his “Carioca Leglocks Series”. In this video he shows a basic counter technique to the...