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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

A Unique Training Approach For Older Grapplers

In this day-in-age, we’re always looking for something “different”, “unique” and “out of the box” when it comes to our everyday life.  For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grapplers, there is...

Surprise Bigger and Stronger Grapplers 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...

Escaping Full Mount for Smaller Grapplers

The mount position is such a dominant position, and escaping it can be extremely difficult sometimes. When grappling against a bigger and stronger opponent, this is usually where they want to be....

Fix Common Mistakes & Start To Omoplata Everybody

The omoplata is a great move that is often underused or not properly used in BJJ. It’s a submission, a sweep, and a setup for other submissions and sweeps. It is not the easiest move to pull off...

Caio Terra: The Keys to Success in BJJ

World champion Caio Terra rose through the ranks of jiu-jitsu at an incredible rate, going from white to black belt in only three years. The outspoken roosterweight champion is known for his...

Laugh It Up with the 10 Funniest BJJ/MMA Instructional Videos

BJJ and MMA instructionals are a great way to improve your technique. The problem is that nowadays almost anybody can make a video and upload it on Youtube. Back in the days, many of us were relying...

(Video) The Easiest Way to do the Twister

(Photo: Eddie Bravo setting up the Twsiter on Ronda Rousey) The Twister is an effective submission made famous by Eddie Bravo. It’s illegal in IBJJF competitions, but you can use it in MMA!...

Coral Belt Sylvio Behring On How Long To Get a Black Belt in BJJ

BJJ master Sylvio Behring, a 7th degree Coral belt (red and black) in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, talks about how he was awarded his ‘Master’ status, and how he feels people should be graded to...

The Oil Sheikhs Of Jiu-Jitsu & Combat Sports

How gulf state royalty has been using combat sports as a political tool and what it means… Is their support and sponsorship a positive thing for combat sports? The UAE’s Sheikh Tahnoon Bin...

How To Defend the Rolling Baseball Choke from Bottom

BJJ black belt Jeremy Arel of Great Grappling shows a very efficient defense to the notorious rolling baseball choke from that was made famous by Magid Hage who put many top competitors to sleep with...

Watch: Shaquille O’Neal Takes Down & Grapples with Charles Barkley

Shaquille O’Neal has been following the UFC for a long time and has also been training Jiu-Jitsu since 2000 under Royce Gracie then under Jonathan Burke in Florida. On the TV show Inside the NBA,...

How To Use Roberto Cyborg’s Knee On Neck Choke

The knee on neck/throat choke is a controversial choke in BJJ as you are basically putting your knee on your opponent’s neck which can seem quite brutal. Nevertheless, it is a very effective...

Style Against Style: The Infamous Sambo versus BJJ Challenge Tournament

This was a really interesting tournament that happened in 2008. The fights were conducted under modified Sambo Rules (if you go to the ground there and there is no submission within a time limit,...

ADCC Champ Roberto Cyborg: The Importance of Wrestling In JiuJitsu

ADCC champion Roberto Cyborg talks about the importance of training Wrestling for Jiu-Jitsu. Not many people know but Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu  was once on the Brazilian National team for...

Video: Helio Gracie’s Complete Self Defense Jiu-Jitsu System

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...

Should You Pull Guard or Use 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...

GSP Faces Steven Seagal in Movie & Gets Destroyed

GSP and Steven Seagal square off in one of the worst fight scenes ever filmed. Georges St-Pierre will be remembered as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time but in Steven Seagal’s...

The Effortless Sweep That Actually Works Better Against Heavier Opponents

Jiu Jitsu, the game of human chess. Grappling is considered by many one of the most difficult sports to master. Learning moves generally require a combination of intelligence, timing, coordination...

What Makes The Reverse De La Riva Such A Successful Guard?

The reverse De La Riva guard is a great type of guard for keeping an aggressive passing opponent at bay and under control, and eventually transitioning to various sweeps, takedowns, back takes and...

GSP Coach Firas Zahabi Shows How to Beat Wrestling with…Jiu-Jitsu!

GSP’s coach Firas Zahabi was very critical about Jiu-Jitsu’s use in MMA in a recent interview. Firas is a BJJ black belt but feels that the fact that Jiu-Jitsu players don’t learn wrestling is...

If You Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Today It’s Probably Because Of Chuck Norris

Martial arts legend Chuck Norris (80 years old) is a third degree BJJ black belt since 2015 and has trained under the Machado brothers since the 1980’s. Mr Norris was partly responsible for...

GSP Coach Firas Zahabi’s 2 Most Important Aspects of Training in Jiu-Jitsu

GSP’s coach Firas Zahabi was very critical about Jiu-Jitsu’s use in MMA in an interview with Sherdog.com. Firas is a BJJ black belt but feels that the fact that Jiu-Jitsu players don’t learn...

How to escape the Mount when Your Opponent is Raining Down Punches

After the criticism from MMA fans about Vitor Belfort’s unability to escape Chris Weidman’s mount, Rickson Gracie black belt Henry Akins shows how to stay safe and escape the mount...

Firas Zahabi on How Your VO2 Max Determines Which Conditioning Workout You Should do for BJJ/MMA

Gsp’s coach Firas Zahabi talks to JustTheGiTopPodcast about how measuring an athlete’s VO2 Max is important in determining what type of conditioning and endurance workout to do. VO2 max...