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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

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...

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...

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...