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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

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...

The Key To Khamzat Chimaev’s Success: Training Highlights 2020

Khamzat Chimaev has made quite an impression on former UFC champion Daniel Cormier. Chimaev is surging at a rapid rate. After easily winning his first two UFC fights with just 10 days apart, the...

Steve Maxwell & Joe Rogan on Toughness & Training of Eastern European Athletes

World famous strength and conditioning coach and BJJ black belt Steve Maxwell tells Joe Rogan about his views on why Eastern European fighters are so tough. He also goes into their training methods....

How to Defend Against the Backstep Guard Pass by Roberto ‘Gordo ‘Correa

Roberto ‘Gordo ‘Correa shows how to defend against the backstep guard pass. Roberto Corrêa de Lima, is known worldwide as Gordo. He’s been teaching Jiu-Jitsu for 20 years and...

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

Jiu Jitsu has definitely proven itself against every layman and especially so for the members of the law enforcement. However bjj is often begrudged lack of efficacy for more opponents than one. Are...

Freestyle Wrestler Enters Judo Tournament, Wins Using Pure Wrestling

Here is an interesting video showing a freestyle wrestler entering a Judo tournament. He is able to dominate by using typical wrestling techniques such as far side cradle, three quarter Nelson, near...

How to Safely Train the Heel Hook

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,...

Judo Olympian Shows 2 No Gi Takedowns & Tight Submission From An Overhook

  Here are 2 great No Gi takedowns and a nasty submission using an overhook from Matt D’Aquino. He is a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian as well as nationally ranked freestyle wrestler and BJJ black...

Sambo-BJJ: Check Out This Crazy Georgian Throw!

The Georgian grip is a style of gripping the belt, or the belt and sleeve that originally comes from Georgian wrestling. The grip eventually made its way into the art of Sambo, due to Sambo players...

How To Quickly Finish A Fight With a Surprise Heel Hook

Guest post by Mark Lajhner. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt, MMA coach and undefeated MMA fighter. You can find Mark Lajhner’s FREE MMA course Here.  ...

Self Defense: Learn How To Defend The Dreaded Full Nelson Using Jiu-Jitsu

The full nelson (sometimes called a double nelson or a double shoulder lock) is done by performing half nelsons with both arms. In collegiate, high school, middle school/junior high school, and most...

Learn Rafa Mendes’ Unexpected Judo Reverse Triangle Setups (Sankaku Jime)

The Judo version of the triangle choke (Sankaku Jime) is a move that we rarely see in BJJ. BJJ champion Rafael Mendes likes to use these following setups  whic can be very useful in BJJ where your...

The Most Dangerous Takedown in Judo & BJJ

Stephan Kesting teaches Kani Basami, the most dangerous throw in Judo and BJJ. kani basami was used to deliberately injure people especially in Japan. Before the technique was banned many...

With Both Hands Tied In His Belt, Rener Gracie Submits Purple Belt Training Partner

Hard to believe, but true. The grandson of Helio and son of Rorion, Rener Gracie managed the feat of submitting an opponent without using his hands. In just over seven minutes of rolling, Rener, with...

Cop Grapples with Suspect, Mounts and Places Arm Triangle

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...

Why Your Guillotine Choke Sucks

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...

3 Effective Ways to Pull Half Guard Followed Right Away By a Sweep

If you’re going to pull half guard, why not sweep right away afterwards? 1.Gile Huni of Kimura BJJ Serbia shows a an easy takedown: Half guard pull straight into a sweep for an easy 2 points!...

Taekwondo Black Belt Signs Up for Black Belt Division at BJJ Tournament

What happens when a TKD black belt enters the black belt absolute of a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament? Cam Knight (BJJ black belt) submits a TKD black belt in the black belt absolute division of the...

Video: Genki Sudo’s Epic 8 Man BJJ Tournament in a Japanese Temple

MMA legend Genki Sudo organized on August 24, 2014, an Ikkiuchi 8-man grappling tournament held in the Zenryuji Temple in Adachi, Japan. Ikkiuchi was in homage to the old traditional Japanese...

Defeat The De La Riva Guard With The Two Highest Percentage Leglocks

What the De La Riva Guard is, is an open guard. Usually it’s utilized when someone is doing standing passes. The reach makes De La Riva ideal for this type of situations. Other option for standing...