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Category Archive: BJJ News, Videos

Renzo Gracie On The Time He Got Shot & Bumping Into the Gunman Years After

  Renzo Gracie on Time He Got Shot & Bumping Into the Gunman Years After. From http://www.bobbyrazakmovies.com  

Watch: The ‘A**-FACE’ Sweep from Guard

  BJJ black belt Matt Godden (Alliance) shows a sweep that he calls ‘A**-Face’ because as you can see, your a** is kind of in their face.  

Remembering the Day that Foot Locks Became Acceptable in Jiu-Jitsu

Footlocks in Jiu-Jitsu seem to get a bad rap. In other similar grappling arts like Sambo or Catch Wrestling, they occupy an important place. In Jiu-Jitsu some people see them as cheap, low class...

4 Easy No Gi BJJ Takedowns From Over Under

When you shoots in for a takedown, your options are a bit limited, single leg, double leg and maybe an ankle pick. All of which are predictable and can be defended by the same reactionary movement,...

Why Most New Flashy BJJ Techniques Just Won’t Work For You

We’ve all had this happen to us: we’re blown away by a flashy new (often advanced) technique, seen online or in the gym and and want to add it in our game. Stephen Kesting talks about how...

Joe Rogan On The Best Way To Get Good At Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

BJJ and 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu black belt Joe Rogan talks on his podcast about how to get good at Jiu-Jitsu. For him it’s better to train with people around your skill level and try new moves on...

Is It Ever OK to Cross Your Ankles In Rear Mount?

In BJJ, beginners are taught very early to NEVER cross their ankles in the rear mount. There is of course a terrible ankle lock if your opponent triangles their legs. The ankle lock is so strong that...

(Video) Marriage Proposal During a BJJ Rolling Session

Check out this marriage proposal that happened at Rio Grappling Club in Greece. BJJ purple belt Avihai propsed to his girlfriend BJJ white belt Ionna during a roll and she said YES! We wish them all...

5 Arm Lock Set Ups You Should Be Drilling

Written by Matt D’Aquino is a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 28 years. He is a 4th Degree Black belt in Judo and a...

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....

How To Set Up The Infamous Rickson Gracie Rear Naked Choke- Henry Akins

Rickson Gracie is known for his Mata Leao (rear naked choke) and his armbar. One of his top students Henry Akins experienced this technique first hand from Rickson himself and shows us some great...

Watch: Cris Cyborg Rolling No Gi with Tito Ortiz

In mid-2011, Cris Cyborg sparred no Gi with ex UFC fighter Tito Ortiz. The roll happened at Cleber Luciano’s academy in California. Both of them have great Jiu-Jitsu. Cris was a world purple...

That Time A Female Jiu-Jitsu Fighter Defeated A Man in a Vale Tudo Bout

  Ediane Gomez is currently a 145 pound contender in Invicta Fighting Championships. But back in 2007 she was recovering drug  addict, that had spent many years homeless, enticed by the promise...

Mirko Cro Cop on The Time He Put Fabricio Werdum To Sleep with a Choke

Mirko Cro Cop on Croatian TV talks about the time he choked out Fabricio Werdum. Werdum lived with Cro Cop in Croatia for 2 1/2 years, from 2003 where he taught him Jiu-Jitsu and Cro Cop taught him...

Tag Team Grappling is 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...

Understanding the Differences in Judo & BJJ Mindsets

Judo and BJJ: Similar Jacket, different rules and mentality. Judo training will vastly improve your Jiu-Jitsu and vice versa. However, both sports have their own set of rules and have different goals...

The Best Takedowns for Self Defense with Ricardo Almeida

When it comes to self defense, your best option is often to train in combat sports where you will have sparring matches with a fully resisting training partner and you will be putting yourself in...

The ‘No Gi Guy’ Who Hates the Gi. You All Know Him

Every BJJ academy has one. The No Gi guy shows up on Gi night and when everybody is drilling collar chokes. Some of them of them say that they don’t like the Gi. That No Gi is more fun, faster,...

One Handed Kimura Lock That 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...

Learn How To Do The Caio Terra Footlock From De La Riva Guard

      This is a technique that Caio Terra has been using over the years. He sets up this foot lock from De La Riva guard. Caio plays it in both Gi and No Gi, and has set it up on...

Solo BJJ Drills for De la Riva and Spider Guard

Here are a few ways to work on your Spider, De La Riva and general open guard when you do not have a partner. Various BJJ players show you their methods. From BJJ black belt Steve Austin: In this...

Judo Black Belt Screams in Pain & Taps to Knee on Belly against BJJ Blue Belt

Ther IJF (international Judo Federation), looking to ride on the popularity of BJJ, has developed a circuit of Judo Ne Waza (ground work) tournaments which basically follow very similar rules as...

Bernardo Faria’s Pressure Passing Principles

Bernardo Faria’s Pressure Passing Breakdown. Bernardo Faria is a 5x World Champion. Bernardo started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Juiz de Fora – MG, Brazil at the age of 14 in 2001....

4 BJJ Conditioning Secrets Every BJJ Player Should Know

Guest post by Jason C. Brown of  BJJWorkouts.com 4 BJJ Conditioning Secrets Every BJJ player should know. Here’s my list. There are really no secrets where BJJ Conditioning is concerned,but...