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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

What Every BJJ Practitioner Should Know about Leg Locks

As one approaches brown belt, a whole new set of leg submissions open up. It’s probably wise to begin drilling or getting a basic understanding of these positions at blue and purple so one is...

Counter the Footlock with the Estima Lock

Koty ‘White Heat’ Wader demonstrates how you can use the Estima Lock to counter the regular straight ankle lock.   Black belt Victor Estima explains the mechanics of the technique he...

How to Stop a Bigger Man from Slamming you in a Grappling Match – Coach Firas Zahabi

The last thing you want in a Fight is t get slammed on your head, this is especially true if you find yourself in a Street fight. Be sure to study the ones shown in this video and once you feel...

Flashback: When Queixinho Submitted Nate Diaz in 40 seconds in BJJ Match

Back in 2012, in a black belt BJJ superfight Osvaldo Queixinho faced Nate Diaz at Gracie Open in Pleasant Hill , CA at the Gracie Open. Queixinho submitted the UFC fighter in 40 seconds. Osvaldo...

Learn Queixinho’s Standing Loop Choke That Put Marcio Andre To Sleep @Pan 2016

Watch and learn ! BJJ World Champion Osvaldo Queixinho had one of the sickest submissions in BJJ history that shocked the 2016 Pan Ams and put To sleep BJJ Rising Star Marcio Andre. Here is what...

A Jedi Mind Trick for Passing the Guard

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. This is a butterfly guard pass which will not require any kind of speed, grips or athleticism; instead it will be all about timing when it...

13 Years a Brown Belt: The Incredible BJJ Journey of Mike Bidwell

Mike “Spider-Ninja” Bidwell is a BJJ Black Belt under Phil Migliarese and Ken Kronenberg (Team Tai-Kai / Balance). Mike is a full time Jiu-Jitsuka, blogger (check out his great...

Drills Every BJJ Practitioner Should Do Daily

  Check out this great video highlighting some important and easy drills all BJJ players should do on a daily basis in prder to improve BJJ specific muscle memory and coordination. Demonstrated...

Thar she BLOWS! The Harpoon sweep by Pedro Sauer

This is a sweep I have never even heard of before. Thanks to Professor Pedro Sauer I am now ready to harpoon myself some large fish! This is a simple sweep and GI dependant (as demonstrated). I’m...

Rickson Gracie: ‘A Black Belt Competitor is Just an Amateur Black Belt’

The belt and stripe system is the system that a coach uses to grade his students accordingly. This system is similar to the system traditional martial arts use, but very different from wrestling for...

How to do a Jon Jones Style Double Leg Takedown

How to do a Jon Jones Style Double Leg Takedown, for MMA, BJJ & Combat Sambo. As a collegiate wrestler, Jon Jones was a JUCO National Wrestling Champion, Greco Roman All-American and New York...

Rickson Gracie: ‘Competition is Great But Doesn’t Fulfill The Needs of All’

Competition might not be for everyone, but I believe that competing can provide many positive things to all martial artists. It’s important to know that when I say “martial artist” that I mean...

Great Video That Will Get You Fired Up To Train & Improve Your BJJ

Great video that will get you super motivated to train and improve. Here is the text. Check out the video below: It starts today. You will roll just one minute longer. You will get another round in....

How to Maintain Mount Against a Skilled, Larger Opponent

The mount is the most dominating position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but there is no point in attaining he mount if you can’t keep it. The most important thing is you have to secure the mount first...

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...