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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Travis Stevens- How I Mentally Prepare for Judo/BJJ Competitions

Competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t as simple as just „going out there“ and „giving your best“. Sure, it’s important to enjoy the experience and have fun; but if you want to create...

Robert Drysdale on BJJ Competition Training: “If you get swept in training, you should pop right back up the same way you would do in competition. Don’t be lazy…”

Everybody starts their BJJ journey for different reasons, and competing is usually one of them. With so much information out there and so many different strategies to choose from, early competitors...

Travis Stevens Details How He Cuts Weight For BJJ/ Judo Tournaments

They say the first and most important battle for each and every fighter is the one with the scale. Martial arts and combat sports competitors are notorious with their extreme weight cutting which...

Knee Tape Trick For ACL Protection While Rolling in BJJ

An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament can be a debilitating musculoskeletal injury to the knee, that happens quite often in grappling arts such as BJJ. Non-contact tears and ruptures are the...

Watch The Awesome No Gi Rolling Session Between Rafael Mendes and Jake Shields

    Watch the black belt Jiu Jitsu World Champion Rafa Mendes training with the black belt UFC fighter Jake Shields.

Knockout Game: Vitor ‘Shaolin’ Ribeiro Gives Advice On How To Stay Safe

Knockout, also known as the knockout game and knockout king, is a violent activity played by sucker punching an unsuspecting bystander with the objective of knocking that individual unconscious in a...

The Leg Drag Pass Looking at 3 Masters From 3 Generations

The leg drag is a powerful guard pass that relies on posture and pressure to put your opponent’s defense on the side. It has surfaced over the past years with the emergence of the Mendes bros...

Pedro Sauer’s Ultimate Side Control Escape

Escaping the sidecontrol is one of the biggest challenges any beginner faces and it’s paramount to mastering bjj or even just saying you have rudimentary skills. Coming out of side control is no...

What To Do Against A Very Defensive Opponent? Attack Like Marcelo Garcia

When looking at the Roberto Cyborg vs Brendan Schaub fight at Metamoris 2, you can think two things: 1. Schaub was running away and disengaging. 2. Roberto Cyborg Abreu should have brought the fight...

How to Breathe When You’re Trapped on the Bottom in BJJ & 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...

How To Pull Guard into a Leglock Rousimar Palhares Style

GSP’s coach, Firas Zahabi, shows us how to aggressively pull guard to immediately attack a foot lock, Rousimar Palhares style:   Love him or hate him Rousimar is an effective grappler. I...

Roger Gracie’s Game Changing Detail in Armbar Set Up

The 3 time absolute world champion at black belt Roger Gracie has been retired since last year, when he capped off his amazing career with a submission win in a superfight on his biggest rival,...

The Art Of Muay Thai Clinch Takedowns, 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...

Clark Gracie Teaches the ‘Handsomeplata’ From Leg Lasso

Clark Gracie shows his setup to his ‘Handsomeplata’ aka omoplata from leg lasso and how he finishes. 2014 lbc world jiu jitsu expo. It’s really cool to see BJJ legend Rodrigo...

Learn The Defense to the Seoi Nage for BJJ or Judo

2x Olympic Bronze Medalist Israel Hernandez showing some awesome counters to the popular seoi nage and drop seoi. Excellent options for both BJJ and Judo.   Here is also a video on how to...

Top 5 Jiu-Jitsu Injuries (& How To Roll With Them!)

Injuries are the best or worst thing that can happen to your jiu-jitsu; it all depends on how you roll with them! In this much needed video, Rener Gracie and Alex Ueda detail the five most common...

Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu with this Table Workout Using BJJ Moves

Check out this workout using a table which uses many movements used in BJJ such as X Guard, Triangles etc Check it out:  

Clark Gracie: How To Reset & Sweep Opponent When Smashed in Half Guard

Clark Gracie shows on Adem Redzovic and “Open Guard Translated” fans a “Reset” and sweep option when your opponent gets passed your 1st and 2nd “line of defense”....

Watch & Learn 49 Kimura & Americana Set Ups in Just 6 minutes

Kimura (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), chicken wing/double wrist lock (catch wrestling), or reverse keylock are terms used to specify a medial keylock known in judo as gyaku ude-garami (reverse arm...

(Video) Batman Doing Jiu-Jitsu: Armbar Then Switches To Kneebar

From Batman:The Dark Knight Returns. Batman using Brazilian jujitsu for the first time ever in motion, He starts with an Arm-bar and than finishes with a Kneebar:     Bruce Wayne training:

Double Kettlebell Training for Superior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Strength

Written by Joey Alvarado, creator of Kettle-Jitsu Grip training is a subject I wanted to touch on for some time now. I definitely have some serious opinions on it. As you already may know, I have...

Top 10 Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Songs From All Over The World

Check out some of these great songs with a BJJ theme. Some of them are simply beautiful, especially the Top 4! Enjoy and make sure to put them in your mix tape at the BJJ academy! 10. Cate Botelho-...

10 Different Animal Walk Exercises For BJJ Warm Up & Conditioning

  A video illustrating many different animals walks and animal drills for strength, conditioning and overall movement coordination and capacity.     More animal drills:

Skillful Roll Between BJJ Black Belt & His Grappling Dog

Man’s best friend is also man’s best training partner. Kano the dog rolling with his master, BJJ and Judo black belt Bryan Mendez. Kano is wearing a Dog Gi.