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Want To Become Great In BJJ? Learn To Create Dilemmas For Opponents

There’s a lot more to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu than it meets the eye. Even if you’ve been training for some time and can distinguish between different positions, transitions, defense and...

John Danaher Explains 2 Simple Safety Rules That No One Talks About

No matter how much you try to evade them, injuries are bound to happen in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. That’s just the way it is; as it’s a martial art, you’ll see some tweaks (and...

Use This Simple Principle to Build a Strong Defense in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you want to build a solid submission game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? If so, then that means that you need to have a strong defense first. For, how are you supposed to feel confident in your...

6 Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gyms in the World

As more people become interested in jiu-jitsu as a hobby or career, training centers open their doors to new students worldwide. Many college students in the US even give their assignments to...

Examining Strengths and Weaknesses of the Major Grappling Arts

‘Grappling’ refers to techniques, maneuvers, and counters applied to an opponent in order to gain a physical advantage, such as improving relative position, escaping, submitting, or...

Here’s Why The Knee On Belly Position Is So Dominant

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...

Felipe Costa: “To Roll With Someone For The First Time Is Always An Opportunity To Learn”

You know the feeling… It’s an open mat session and you’re looking forward to it. You change your clothes, put on your gear, and step on the mats. You warm up thoroughly and are now...

Felipe Costa On Becoming Good In BJJ: “Be The First To Arrive & Last To Leave”

Felipe Costa is one of those BJJ competitors and coaches that almost everyone in the Jiu-Jitsu community has a good word to say about. And for good reason; his demeanor towards others is filled with...

Opponent In Turtle? Choke Them Out With This Simple Technique

The Turtle position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is nowhere as greatly explored as other positions are. That is to say: there are a number of possibilities when your opponent turtles up, both for...

Caio Terra: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Not The Healthiest Thing To Do When You Do It Too Much”

If you want to succeed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – whatever “success” means to you – you’ll need to be willing to push through a lot of hard work and quite a bit of...

Basic Ashi Garami Positions Explained

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...

Gordon Ryan Reveals How Much Money He Would Have Made Competing More In 2021

Gordon Ryan managed to compete for a total of only three times in 2021. He submitted Roberto Jimenez and Vagner Rocha at Who’s Number One (WNO); but then had to stay on the sidelines for much...

Ultimate Guide To BJJ Lapel Guards

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...

Khabib Shares a Story of When He Was Ready To Fight an Obnoxious Fan

Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from mixed martial arts over a year ago, but is still in its spotlight. Aside from venturing into a successful entrepreneurial career, he is now an MMA coach as well;...

Felipe Costa: “People Who Never Compete Tend To Make The Gym Their Competition”

What do you focus on the most in training… Do you focus on trying out the newly taught techniques, even though you’re aware that they won’t work immediately? Or do you resort to...

Soldier Blinded By Explosion Becomes BJJ Champion: “Jiu-Jitsu Is My Coping Mechanism”

Robert Long is a BJJ purple belt and former British soldier, who served in the Lance Bombardier’s 4/73 Special Observation Battery. On his last patrol in Afghanistan, his vehicle triggered an...

Perfection Is Important… But Improvement Matters More In BJJ

You really want to become the best that you can in BJJ, eh? To learn all the techniques, setups, transitions and details… Just about EVERYTHING that you can, so that you can reach perfection on...

Mugger Used Jiu-Jitsu Rear Naked Choke to Steal Mobile Phone

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is supposed to make people better. And sure enough it does improve the quality of one’s life along with some mental states. However it hardly imbues someone who never had a...

Want To Travel The World And Train BJJ? Consider These 4 Things

Ever felt that desire to just leave the place that you’re living in for a short while, so as to simply toss yourself into the world; travelling it, meeting different cultures and people, and...

The Incredible Journey of Alan ‘Finfou’ Nascimento From the Favela to the World

Alan Nascimento, better known as Finfou has an incredible life journey that took him from the Cantagalo Favela (ghetto) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Stockholm, Sweden. Finfou started Jiu Jitsu in the...

He Did it. BJJ Instructor Breaks World Record: Rolls for 30 Hours Straight

BJJ brown belt Campbell Symes has done the impossible: he beat the world record for the longest BJJ roll which was at 24 hours. He rolled for 30 hours! The BJJ brown belt had an insane BJJ marathon...

BJJ Instructor Attempts To Break World Record By Rolling for 30 Hours Non Stop

BJJ brown belt Campbell Symes is attempting to beat the world record for the longest BJJ roll which is currently at 24 hours. He will be trying to go for 30 hours nonstop. Campbell, moved to Thailand...

Travis Stevens Explains Fundamental Principles of Gripping

How good are your grips when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo? Probably not as good as they could be – and they could probably use some tips from an Olympic silver medalist Judoka! In a...

Andrew Wiltse on Sexual Misconduct in BJJ: “Fight Sports’ Situation Is Pretty Inexcusable”

Andrew Wiltse, other than being a superbly exciting athlete, is also known for his vocal and cut-to-the-chase demeanor. In the light of the recent sexual assault allegations scandals in the BJJ...