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Category Archive: Articles, Featured, Videos

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...

Tag Team Grappling is Now A Thing & it’s Surprisingly Entertaining

Let’s face it, grappling matches especially submission only ones are not always spectator friendly. Even for practitioners some matches are just plain boring, can you imagine how it feels for...

Kimura For Cops by Brian “The Jiu-Jitsu Cop”

The potential for jiu jitsu to enable police officers to be better at their job is enormous. We often observe videos like trips and perfect stand up technique enabling men in nasty situations to...

One Handed Kimura Lock That They Will Never See Coming

The Kimura would be known as the Reverse Ude Garami, or the Double Wrist Lock in Catch Wrestling circles. There are a lot of different names and sources to what we now know as the Kimura Lock. The...

Guy Develops Whole Game Around The Lethal Loop Choke

Alexander Matschl from Pound for Pound Academy in Munich, Germany has become a master of the lethal Loop Choke. He has developed his game around the loop choke and has caught numerous opponents with...

Guard Pulling vs Sacrifice Throws

Guest post by Daniel Vaughan, BJJ black belt and instructor at M3Fight Academy. In the world of BJJ there is the constant argument of guard pulling vs take downs. Let’s discuss something more...

How Champions Train: Team Atos Specific Strength & Conditioning Training for BJJ

Looking for some new ideas to add to your strength and conditioning routine for BJJ? Check out these specific functional strength and conditioning training for BJJ with or without Gi from the world...

Kickboxing World Champion Grapples Senegalese Wrestlers

Senegalese wrestling is a folk Wrestling style that is indigenous to the country of Senegal in Western Africa. They main goal of a match is to take the opponent down or push them out of the area....

5 Best Escapes From Difficult Positions

Guest pots 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 and a purple...

Kyle Dake Taps Out To Choke During Wrestling Match

Wrestling champion Kyle Dake had an unfortunate last week during the Gold medal match at the freestyle world cup, Azerbaijan’s Hasanov applied a front headlock that then transitioned into a...

25 Single Leg Takedown Finishes in 3 Minutes

One of the world’s favorite takedowns! This a compilation of Single Leg Takedowns from the following positions: 1. Snatch Single Position 2. Shin Block Position 3. Firewood Position 4. Rambo...

Powerful Surprise Choke Against Over Under Pass by Bernardo Faria & Jason Eames

Guest post by 5x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria, who is known for his half guard and smashing passing style. He achieved a phenomenal double gold medals in the BJJ Mundials in 2015. Be sure to...

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...

Sambo For BJJ: Surprise Belt Grab Rollover to Belly Down Ankle Lock

Vladislav Koulikov is a world renowned sambist having placed 3x in the USA open and represented USA in Combat Sambo worlds in 2008. In addition to this he has competed and won several NAGA and...

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...