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Rodrigo Cavaca Shares his Proven Recipe for Success in Jiu-Jitsu

Rodrigo Cavaca is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a coach of many BJJ champions. Back in the day, he made spectacular improvements on his Straight Ankle Lock (back during his win-it-all 2010...

Took Their Back But Can’t Get The Tap? No Worries – Just Be Faster

Are you really good at taking opponents’ backs… But you’re just, sort of, incapable of getting the tap once you’re there? As in, you take their back, you establish...

Andre Galvao’s Sneaky S-Mount Triangle Trap

The triangle choke is one of the most common and also one of the highest percentage submissions in Grappling. When executed perfectly, it is a powerful weapon which is very hard to escape. There are...

EBI Champion & BJJ Black Belt Erin Blanchfield Wins UFC Debut

Think what you want, but if you use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a base for your MMA career – while, of course, developing other skills with vigor – you’re going to find success. And...

How to train BJJ with an injured arm

The story goes that years back (in 1989), Roberto Correa, commonly known as Gordo, was forced to play half guard due to a injury to his knee that prevented him to use his leg to full extend for a...

Enson Inoue Tells the Backstory Of Why He Demoted Himself From BJJ Black to Purple Belt

MMA legend and old school BJJ black belt Enson Inoue has been retired from MMA since 2004 (he had a short comeback fight in 2010), but he has started training Jiu-Jitsu again in 2016 after taking a...

BJJ Guy Mounts an Alligator And Saves a Woman’s Life

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – or any sort of martial art, for that matter – can be of great help in dangerous situations. But that isn’t only the case when it comes to saving...

How To Set Up The Mounted Triangle Like Khabib Nurmagomedov

The triangle choke is one of the most common and also one of the highest percentage submissions in Grappling. When executed perfectly, it is a powerful weapon which is very hard to escape. There are...

Gordon Ryan’s Reverse Triangle-Kimura Dilemma from ‘Game Over’ Position

In BJJ, most experienced practitioners are used to defending front triangles. These are the type of triangles set up from a guard position, either closed, half, or open guard. You can usually set up...

The Chin Strap – One of the Most Useful Tools in Jiu-Jitsu!

Some concepts and tools are more widely useful in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu than others are. And you need to learn how to use them not just for immediate gain, but also for gaining additional...

Ryan Hall On How To Add Extra Breaking Power to Kimura from Reverse Triangle

In BJJ, most experienced practitioners are used to defending front triangles. These are the type of triangles set up from a guard position, either closed, half, or open guard. You can usually set up...

The Secret to Finishing the Elusive Reverse Triangle

In BJJ, most experienced practitioners are used to defending front triangles. These are the type of triangles set up from a guard position, either closed, half, or open guard. You can usually set up...

Two Of The Most Effective Surprise Reverse Triangle Choke Set Ups

In BJJ, most experienced practitioners are used to defending front triangles. These are the type of triangles set up from a guard position, either closed, half, or open guard. You can usually set up...

The Best Martial Arts For Self-Defense On The Street

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Enson Inoue Promoted to 5th Degree BJJ Black Belt Despite IBJJF Not Recognizing His Rank

MMA legend and old school BJJ black belt Enson Inoue has been retired from MMA since 2004 (he had a short comeback fight in 2010), but he has started training Jiu-Jitsu again in 2016 after taking a...

Cover Their Mouth And Nose: 3 FILTHY Tips For A Faster Tap In BJJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. While it’s phenomenal to roll and compete, no matter the result, you should be well aware that there are some people who will do...

Renzo Gracie Reveals Family Secret To Avoiding Getting Triangled in the Arm-in Stack Pass

The traditional beginner Gracie Jiu-Jitsu guard pass where you stack your opponent and put one hand in and one hand out and pass to the side is still being thought widely in BJJ academies. Now, many...

How To Get Better At Jiu-Jitsu…Even If You Are The Best at the Academy

One of the biggest mysteries in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was how Rickson Gracie could improve his jiu-jitsu even when there was no one better than himself at the academy. So how do you get better at...

IBJJF Won’t Recognize Enson Inoue’s BJJ Black Belt

MMA legend and old school BJJ black belt Enson Inoue has been retired from MMA since 2004 (he had a short comeback fight in 2010), but he has started training Jiu-Jitsu again in 2016 after taking a...

The Key To Improving Your Jiu-Jitsu: Putting Yourself in Bad Positions

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Two BJJ practitioners that come to mind when it comes to deep trouble...

Surprising Judo Triangle Choke From The Turtle Position by Satoshi Ishii

In BJJ it is worth using judoka’s advice when it comes to stand up technique and also for ground work. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu comes from judo for a reason, and the techniques of this martial art...

Three Easy Ways To Maintain Back Control In BJJ

The back is there to be taken! It’s no coincidence that taking someone’s back is regarded as the most powerful position to have in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; it’s where you can pose a LOT...

Cauliflower Ear – Myths and True Prevention – What Every Grappler Should Know

Photo of BJJEE.com editor Gile Huni at Kimura BJJ Serbia. Photo by Zoran Milich Photography Cauliflower Ear often seems like some mythical force when a white belt first falls in love with Jiu Jitsu....

Bernardo Faria On How To Develop a BJJ Game Plan & Transitions For Competition Success

A gameplan in a BJJ match is really useful and can make a big difference in the outcome of a match. Many average BJJ players have beaten superior competitors because they had a game plan and stuck to...