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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Hyperactive BJJ Instructor Shows an Awesome Takedown

Check out this video of super hyperactive and enthusiastic BJJ instructor Darren Branch showing a great takedown: Russian tie to ‘deep Russian’ lateral drop. So who is this instructor?...

Marcelo Garcia on How To Benefit from Rolling w/ Lower Belts & Developing Conditioning for BJJ by Rolling

BJJ legend Marcelo Garcia talks about his philosophy regarding developing your BJJ game when you are around lower belts. For Marcelo, instead of waiting for your partner to make a mistake, you should...

UAE’s Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed On Why He Invests So Much in Jiu-Jitsu

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, is instrumental in the growth of Jiu-Jitsu on a local and worldwide level.   He developed...

Rener Gracie: ‘Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Strikes is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu!’

What is the difference between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu? Some people will say that Jiu-Jitsu is Jiu-Jitsu. That an Americana is an Americana, a Kimura is a Kimura. Some others will...

Five Followups for a Failed Triangle Choke

Stephen Kesting shows us five Submissions you can use to followup after a failed Triangle Choke.   Catch your opponents from everywhere with these hidden and effective triangle chokes from...

Andre Pederneiras Teaches ‘Katagatame’ the Nova Uniao Speciality

In this video, you will see the Co-Founder of Team Nova Uniao, Andre Pederneiras, teaching the number one submission of the Nova Uniao MMA Team, the KATAGATAME (Head/Arm Choke). This video was filmed...

Understanding Danaher Death Squad’s Infamous Back Attack System

Here is the bodylock/ straight jacket system made famous by members of Danaher death Squad. Remember to go on the underhook side not to the so called strong side, the overhook:   Eddie...

For Heavy Guys That Can’t Invert There is the ‘Fatbolo’ Variation

The berimbolo is a staple of sport’s Jiu-Jitsu nowadays. However, the popular sweep is frowned upon by many practitioners of Jiu-Jitsu, mostly from the self defense based practitioners, arguing...

Rodolfo, Braulio, Buchecha & Leandro On Their Weight Lifting Routine for Jiu-Jitsu

We are all looking at getting better at BJJ. Some of us (I’m the first to admit) sometimes will think about doing other sports to improve their BJJ game.  In my opinion to get better at BJJ, you...

Watch: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training in the Australian Army

This documentary follows Eduardo Dias a 3rd Degree black belt teaching the Australian army the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Basic Balance & Passing Drills for Jiu-Jitsu Using Physio Ball

  Stability ball training is a great supplement to Jiu-Jitsu training. You can work on your technique, balance, coordination as well as strength and conditioning. There are lots of cool drills...

John Danaher’s Game Changing Advice On How To Improve in Jiu-Jitsu

Carlson Gracie said: “If you want to be a lion, you have to train with lions” Many people understand that as meaning that all your training should be with people that can defeat you and...

How To Return to BJJ Training After A Serious Injury

Injuries are always going to happen if you train in Jiu-Jitsu. It’s part of the journey. BJJ black belt Stephen Kesting of the excellent website Grapplearts.com answers a fan’s question about how...

McGregor’s Nutritionist on Best Fuel, Controlling Sugar Cravings, Veganism

  When it comes to nutrition, cutting weight and rehydrating after fights, Georges Lockhart is best man in the UFC. Many UFC fighters and professional athletes also do the same. In this video...

(GRAPHIC INJURIES) Why Jumping Closed Guard Should Be Illegal

  Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ GF Team black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is an instructor at M3Fight Academy....

Standup Comedian’s Hilarious Sketch on How Jiu-Jitsu Relieves Stress

Jonathan McBride, a standup comedian in New York made a funny video on how Jiu-Jitsu relieves stress. McBride trains at Silver Fox BJJ in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, a Renzo Gracie affiliated school....

KatagaRenzo: Game Changing Adjustments For Katagatame From Renzo Gracie feat Demian Maia

Ever been on the receiving end of an Arm Triangle (Head & Arm Choke) submission? Of course you have… And how did it feel? It sucks, right. When you feel that choke tighten, there isn’t much...

A Brilliant Old School Way Of Countering The Stack Pass

  Jean Vandesteen discusses traditional BJJ for self-defense. Being, as he is, responsible for the matrix of the Relson Gracie network in Brazil, he talks about the concern of his master and...

How to Deal with Rib Injuries in BJJ & Grappling

Rib injuries are one of the most common injuries in BJJ and grappling. Rib injuries usually heal themselves in a few weeks. Good painkillers are important so that you can breathe and cough...

3 BJJ Submissions For Which You’d Better Tap Fast

  Stephen Kesting talks about 3 BJJ submissions that are more dangerous and for which you’d better be ready to tap fast or snap. You may also want to check out the article: 8 Most...

When A Teammate Gets Their Blue Belt in Jiu-Jitsu…

What is ‘BLUE BELTITIS’? According Simon Hayes instructor at Carlson Gracie UK, it’s a common disease in BJJ: “After reading many threads recently from white belts wanting their Blues i just...

The Respectful & Disrespectful Way To Invite A Higher Belt To Roll in BJJ

Each BJJ academy has their own set of specific rules. Some schools require students to face the wall while tying their belts, or to ask permission to go to the toilet or to have a sip of water. A...

Overcoming the Blue Belt Blues: “I’m Not Getting Better at BJJ”

You’ve got your blue belt! The best thing that happened to you since you started BJJ. No more standing in the back of the line. You’re now a color belt and nobody can take it away from you. Some...

Rickson by Armbar- Rare Competition Footage of Ponytail Wearing Rickson Gracie

Rickson Gracie is a mythical figure in Jiu-Jitsu. Jean Jacques Machado speaks on years of experience training with Rickson Gracie. He was Rickson Gracie’s student from back in the days, from the...