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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

A Cheap Choke From Bottom Half Guard

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...

Anderson Silva Using Jiu-Jitsu When Wrestling With Amazon Indians

3rd degree BJJ black belt Anderson Silva was conisdered the P4P best fighter on the planet back in 2012. Silva tried something different back then. He paid the Kamayurá Tribe in Mato Grosso, Brazil...

GM Helio Gracie on His Criteria for Degrees on the Black Belt

  In an exclusive and never seen before conversation with his disciples, the Valente Brothers, Grandmaster Helio Gracie discusses the jiu-jitsu belt system, the attribution of degrees on the...

Garry Tonon Defends Takedowns By Mimicking an Airplane

In this great grappling match between Garry Tonon and DJ Jackson,we can see incredible takedown defense against relentless pressure. Tonon is defending Jackson’s numerous shots by spreading his...

Anthony Bourdain Gets Weirded Out at Turkish Oil Wrestling Competition

BJJ blue belt Anthony Bourdain was last year in Turkey filming an episode of his TV show: Parts unknown. While he was there he trained some BJJ with Turkey’s first BJJ black belt Burak Deger...

Judo is Booming in France, with 600,000 Participating in the Sport

Judo in France is one of the most popular sports in after Football, Rugby and Tennis . The French Judo federation has 600,000 members of which 80% children under the age of 12. France is the second...

Difference Between Luta Livre and BJJ: Footlocks

Many BJJ practitioners wrongly believe that the Brazilian grappling art of Luta Livre is just a No Gi version of BJJ. This is simply not true. If you have rolled with a legit Luta Livre practitioner...

Two Guys Take On a 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

BJJ detractors often say that Jiu-Jitsu won’t work against multiple attackers. 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu black belt Brandon Mccaghren Instructor at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in Decatur AL. Phalanx...

What is the Difference Between Whizzer and Overhook

In Grappling, an overhook, is often confused with a whizzer. Both are clinch hold which are used to control an opponent. Nelson Puentes a BJJ black belt and Wrestler explains the how a Whizzer is...

Khabib Nurmagomedov Dominating in NAGA World Championships

  Former Combat Sambo world champion & UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov competed in the 2012 NAGA worlds Grappling championships where he smashed his way through the expert...

When You’re The Big Guy That Nobody Wants To Roll With

Being a big person in BJJ isn’t a bad thing. If you’re a bigger person in BJJ. 1. How can you make your flexibility better for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. 2. How do you roll with smaller people...

Sometimes Technique is Not Your Problem – It’s a Physical Problem

You are able to execute a technique properly when training, but unable to set it up during randori (rolling) or during competition. What is the problem? Sometimes you have the technique down but...

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...

Side Control Escape – Most Common Mistakes

Top BJJ black belt Jonathan Thomas aka Macarrao gives some good tips on common mistakes when escaping side control:   I think recomposing is one of the most important aspects of your game that...

Beautiful Roll Between BJJ Black Belt & Grappling Dog

  Kano the dog rolling with his master, BJJ and Judo black belt Bryan Mendez. Kano is wearing a Dog Gi.

Robert Drysdale’s Superior Arm Drag From Butterfly Guard

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Guest post by David Avellan, an ADCC bronze medalist. Avellan has defeated many of the world’s best...

How To Prepare ‘Tereré’ The Healthy Drink That Is Taking Over Jiu-Jitsu

  BJJEE.com’s editor Gile Huni shows how to prepare Tereré the secret drink from the Amazon that is great for Jiu-Jitsu. Gile drinks this to stay alert, help with weight loss (it’s...

Renzo Gracie’s Unstoppable Counter to Over Under Pass

BJJ’s most loved figure Renzo Gracie was last weekend in Zurich, Switzerland at the Frota Academy where he held a fantastic seminar. Bjjee’s editor Gile Huni was present and even had the...

Two Tweaks That Will Add to the Control and Viciousness of Your Triangle

The triangle choke is one of the most common and also one of the highest percentage submissions in Grappling. When executed perfectly, it is a powerful weapon which is very hard to escape. There are...

King Of Throws: Uchi Mata Compilation

In Judo, Uchi mata is called “the King of Throws”. Uchi Mata is Ashi Waza or a foot technique, and known as one of the most difficult throws but also the most beautiful. Uchi Mata very...

How To Escape The Worst Position in MMA: Side Control Crucifix

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 and multiple medallist in...

Jiu-Jitsu Takedowns for People Who Suck at Takedowns

A Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Royce Gracie, Eli Knight shows some great takedowns for those that don’t practise much stand up. These are some takedowns that I personally feel don’t...

Sultans of Strength | Wrestling Culture In India | Desi Kushti & Dangals

Considered one of the most ancient and oldest sports in the world, wrestling in India has a glorious past. Wrestling has been popular in India since ancient times, it was mainly an exercise to stay...

Catch Wrestler’s Thoughts On Training BJJ in a Gi

Catch Wrestling is a classical hybrid grappling style that was developed in Britain circa 1870 by J. G. Chambers,  then later refined and popularised by the wrestlers of travelling funfairs who...