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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Watch: Ben Askren Wrestling & Grappling w/ Jake Shields

Ben Askren, 2x NCAA Champion (4x NCAA finalist) is one of the most recognized wrestlers in the world. Ben is notorious for being extremely technical and an extremely great instructor. Here is a rare...

How to Breathe When You’re Trapped on the Bottom and Getting Crushed

How do you breathe when you’re being crushed on the bottom? Like if you’re on the bottom and you’re just getting smashed and you can’t breathe, so how do you do it? Stephen...

The Art Of Muay Thai Clinch Foot Sweeps and Trips

In boxing, fighters are separated when they clinch; in The Thai striking art of Muay Thai, it is allowed. They launch strikes from there and also wrestle to set up foot sweeps or trips. If you ever...

Rickson Gracie Shows Arm-in Stack Pass That Confuses Newbies

Rickson Gracie rarely shows BJJ techniques on film so it’s a refreshing change to see a video of him demonstrating a technique. In Rickson’s first ever official Jiu-Jitsu instructional,...

The Art Of The Korean One Handed Seoi Nage

Here is a great example of a one-handed Seoi Nage that this is usually performed against same stance opponents. This version is right to right as the opponent attempts to get a high right handed grip...

Keenan On How To Control Grips From The Get Go So Your Opponent Doesn’t Stand A Chance

  Keenan Cornelius shows you how to control the grips from the get go so your opponent doesn’t stand a chance. He then shows how to control your opponents hands and make sure they CAN...

Every Takedown Has a Counter: Ultimate Guide To Counters

Every technique, takedown or throw has a counter. It’s a question of timing and recognizing the movement and applying it. This video shows the best counters for the most common Judo/BJJ throws....

How Not To Act In Tournaments

You can tell a lot about someone’s personality by the way they act a BJJ tournament. Some people will celebrate a victory like it was just another day at the office, while some will act like...

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...

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...

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...