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Reverse Triangle From Side Control Using the Magic Skirt Grip

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...

Here’s How You Can Beat That Bigger Guy In BJJ Class

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...

How To Decrease Knuckle, Finger & Joint Pain in Jiu-Jitsu

When Keenan Cornelius, an American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner renowned for his “Jiu Jitsu Grand Slam,” was asked about his injuries, he noted, “My fingers hurt the most.”  Knuckle and...

Why Your Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Won’t Promote You (Yet)

  In every BJJ academy there is somebody that has been training Jiu-Jitsu for years, sometimes even more years than most of the others and they are still stuck at their current belt. Why...

Most Unexpected Triangle Variation for BJJ

In Brazilian jiu-jitsu, practitioners are used to defending front triangles. These triangles are the one usually set up from a guard position, closed half guard or open guard. There are numerous...

BJJ Black Belt On The Time He Was Randomly Assaulted in London

I teach and train Jiu Jitsu primarily as a means to have a set of skills to deal with violent situations out in the real world, competition Jiu Jitsu comes second, always will. We live in violent...

How To Prioritize Muscle Groups for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

How should competitors prioritize their time in order to develop these attributes? What are they, and what order should they be ranked in? Here is a quick guide to the key physical attributes any BJJ...

The Missing Details To The Controversial Arm-in Stack Pass That Confuses Newbies

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...

10 Reasons to Leave a BJJ Academy

  Article translated from Spanish to English with the agreement of the excellent Spanish language BJJ website PasandoGuardia.com Photo by Arik Dao. Many people when they stop seeing a training...

Dealing With Competition Stress: How To Turn It Into A Fearsome Weapon

  Written by Johan De Wannemaeker A sunny, Sunday morning… A car pulls up into a parking lot of a sports complex. You are finding yourself behind the drivers’ seat. Slowly you turn off the...

BJJ World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr Makes History; Wins Bellator Middleweight Title

BJJ world champion Rafael Lovato did it! The undefeated MMA fighter (10-0 MMA) dominated and toook a decision win over the dangerous veteran Gegard Mousasi in the main event of Belllator London at...

Rickson Gracie Shows Arm-in Stack Pass That Confuses Newbies

Rickson Gracie rarely shows BJJ techniques on film so it’s a refreshing change to see a video of him demonstrating a technique. In Rickson’s first ever official Jiu-Jitsu instructional,...

Police Officer Credits Jiu-Jitsu And Krav Maga For Surviving A Fight With Brutal Outcome

    Police Officer Kristen Richmond has bjj and krav maga to thank for surviving a harsh encounter with a suspect. In her own words: This will probably be one of the rawest posts I’ll...

To Stand & Pass or Stay on the Knees & Pass?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.   Often times during a jiu-jitsu battle, the majority of the time is...

What We can Learn from ADCC 2017

Written by Stefan Rüegg, BJJ black belt and instructor at Frota Academy in Zurich, Switzerland. Short ADCC 2017 analysis. (just my opinion as a bjj black belt): 1) any kind of leg attacks are...

Roger Gracie: “Winning By an Advantage Doesn’t Make You Better than Opponent.”

  Roger Gracie is regarded as the best competitor of all time by many jiu-jiteiros. Indeed he is a 14x World champion, many of these in the black belt division in addition to 3 absolute World...

Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner Survives Acid Attack & Chokes Aggressor

  Imagine yourself walking in a dark place in the middle of the night when all of a sudden, a dark figure wearing a black ski mask, throws acid in your face and breaks your nose with brass...

Royce Gracie in Trouble with IRS for Fraud Totalling $1,15M

  UFC Hall of Famer and current Bellator MMA brand ambassador Royce Gracie (48 yrs old) will face Ken Shamrock (51 yrs old) in a trilogy fight on Bellator in February 19, 2016 in Hosuton, Texas....

Renzo Gracie & Dan Lukehart Denounce Gracie Academy’s Brainwashing of Students

    Dan “TrumpetDan” Lukehart is the owner and head instructor at Brea Jiu-Jitsu. Dan has been training Jiu-Jitsu since January of 2006 and is a black belt under Beneil Dariush. Dan...

UK: Woman Puts Sexual Attacker to Sleep with Triangle Choke Learned at Self Defense Class

    Cheltenham, England, A woman defended herself from a sexual attacker by using a triangle choked that she learned in a self defense class. Mark Willis, 39, attacked the woman as she was...

The BJJ Roadmap App

    While it’s recommended that people always seek the guidance of an instructor when training, it’s not a bad idea for practitioners to do their own research when practicing alone. BJJ...

How Long Will It Take For Professional BJJ Athletes To Make A Good Living?

    Written by: Guillaume Huni Saturday the 8th of December 2012 should be remembered in years to come as the first step made towards professional BJJ. The fact that the International...

BJJ Tournament in a Salt Mine: 3rd Underground Polish Cup 20.09.14

THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE ORGANIZER “The Third Underground Polish Cup “ https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=802389466448040 Organizer: Bocheńskie Stowarzyszenie Sztuk i Sportów Walki...

‘Beyond Technique’: Or How To Learn Jiu-Jitsu More Effectively By Nic Gregoriades & Kit Dale

    BJJ black belts Nic Gregoriades  and Kit Dale’s  Beyond Technique DVD series. The title says it all. What they show us is much more than techniques. They show us more than just...