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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Rener Gracie vs Cassio Werneck w/ Controversial ‘Brazilian Tap’ Ending

Rener Gracie (head instructor of Gracie Academy along with his brother Ryron) went against Cassio Werneck (IBJJF World Champion of 88kg division in 2003) in Southern California Pro-Am Invitational....

Eddie Bravo Demonstrates Effectiveness of the Rubber Guard On Gi Wearing Opponent

4th degree BJJ black belt and 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu founder Eddie Bravo rarely trains in the Gi nowadays. 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu is a non-traditional system of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu developed by Eddie...

Sambo For BJJ: Surprise Belt Grip 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...

Why Your Guillotine Choke is Weak

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...

Flashback: Student Submits Former BJJ Instructor in Competition (Margardia vs Gurgel)

Remember Fernando “Margarida” Pontes Vs. Fabio Gurgel at the 2001 Pan Am? This was one of the rare times a former student faced one of BJJ masters in a BJJ competition. In this case the student...

Brave Featherweight Ignores 67kgs Difference & Submits Ultra Heavyweight

For smaller grapplers out there in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world, things can be a little tricky when you enter competitions and step onto the mat to see that your opponent is a hulking figure, almost...

How To Escape a Tight Kuzure Kesa Gatame/ Modified Side Control

Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame aka modified scarf hold is one of the seven mat holds, Osaekomi-waza, of Kodokan Judo. In grappling terms, it is categorized as a side control hold. Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame occurs...

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...

Breaking and Passing Guard on a Bigger and Stronger Opponent with Andre Galvao

As I mentioned earlier, passing from the open guard is definitely ideal. Although open guard is preferable, it’s not going to be the case every time you grapple against a larger opponent. Sometimes...

Surprise Bigger and Stronger Opponents with a Flying Knee Cut Pass by Lucas Lepri

Passing the guard of a much larger opponent can sometimes be a difficult task. However, if it’s done right, you will be in great shape to win the match. One thing that we have talked about in past...

BJJ Purple Belt Pablo Escobar from Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Rolling With Royler & Rickson Gracie

Wagner  Moura  is a Brazilian film, television and stage actor. Besides being a well-established and acclaimed actor in Brazil, he has achieved widespread international fame for his portrayal...

This One Handed Kimura Will Surprise Your Opponent

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...

BJJ Guard Retention-The 4 Layers of Arm Framing You Need

Here are some great guard retention concepts from BJJ black belt Samir Seif:   There are 7 layers before your guard is passed.In this video i address the three layers of the legs being...

Guy Develops Whole BJJ 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...

How To Set Up The No-Arm ‘Einemo Triangle Choke’

Check out this unorthodox triangle choke which was made famous by MMA fighter Nick Pace and ADCC champion Jon Olav Einemo. Nick Pace actually landed this choke in the UFC . Here is Nick Pace...

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...

Try This Super Powerful Lapel Cross Collar Choke

BJJ black belt Mike Bidwell from BJJ after Forty shows an interesting variation to the classic cross collar choke from the guard. Bidwell stated: Here’s a pretty dope modifcation and set up for...

Watch: Joe Rogan Sparring With Muay Thai World Champion

Joe rogan holds a black belt in BJJ and also in Taekwondo. He was national level Taekwondo competitor in his past and still has some good kicks. During high school, Rogan was a trained taekwondo and...

Kickboxing World Champion Takes The Challenge, 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....

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

Thailand, especially the island of Phuket is quickly becoming one of the best places on earth to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Phuket,is home to many of the best MMA gyms in the world and also to a very...

A Jedi Mind Trick for Passing the Guard in Jiu-Jitsu

This is a butterfly guard pass which will not require any kind of speed, grips or athleticism; instead it will be all about timing when it comes to this guard pass. In order to have great timing, you...

Most Useless Belt Promotion Ever: BJJ Instructor Promotes Students Then Chokes Them Unconscious

If you train BJJ, you have probably noticed to most schools have different ways off promoting students. One controversial and quite common way is the  gauntlet/tunnel. In the gauntlet, you take your...

Mugger Used Rear Naked Choke in Order to Steal $7,000 Rolex watch

A student was left unconscious in central London after a ‘hugger mugger’ grabbed him round the neck and tore a £5,000 (7,000 USD) Rolex watch from his wrist. The mugger approached the...

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...