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How To Become Un-Submittable in Jiu-Jitsu

There are multiple things you have to learn when it comes to your defense plan in Jiu Jitsu: escapes, counters, proper posturing, etc. If you are having a problem with your defense and you’re...

Sleeping With Jiu-Jitsu Teammates: Dangerous Game?

    What exactly happens when we mix romantic love with our love of jiu-jitsu? Well this is a scenario everyone sees from time to time! The desire to share an activity we love with a new...

Police Officer Gets Guillotine Choked by a 15-Year Old

Footage has emerged of 15 year old high schooler putting a police officer in a guillotine choke from closed guard during an altercation that occurred in a high school in Gold Coast, Australia. Police...

Stopping The Knee Slice Pass Before it Even Starts with Xande Ribeiro

Knee slice is one of the highest guard passes in BJJ. It works really well against bottom half guard players that like to either play knee shield or to drop their shield play a Lucas Leite style...

Learn Claudio Calasans’ Nasty Wrislock Set Ups

  2015 world BJJ and ADCC world champion Claudio Calasans shows us 2 very effective yet simple wrist lock techniques from the closed guard and from the back. From closed guard:   From the...

Weekly White Belt Advice: An Introduction to The Series!

Being a BJJ white belt is far from easy. The surroundings are new, the pressure – not just the psychological one, but the one from being inside your training partner’s side control as well...

How To Set Up The Legendary ‘Helio Gracie Choke’

For the choke, there are no “tough guys”. With an arm lock he can be tough and resist the pain. With the choke he just passes out, goes to sleep. Helio Gracie It was said that Grandmaster...

Jedi Trick: How to Know What Your Opponent is Going to Do Next

Have you ever rolled with a high level BJJ black belt and felt like they were just playing with you? Whatever you do, your black belt opponent seems to be one or two steps ahead of you. They can see...

Top Three Reasons for Children’s Belt Testing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

If your academy is like many others, the children Jiu-Jitsu curriculum has different belts and roughly follows the IBJJF guidelines for these belts. Belts are awarded when the student display’s a...

The Gold Standard to Finishing Omoplata by Shawn Williams

The omoplata is highly underestimated submission/sweep in Jiu-Jitsu because not many people know the fine details which make it so effective. There seems to be a common misconception among the bjj...

Garry Tonon Puts On Impressive GNP Clinic at One

Garry Tonon was once again in the cage this Sunday in Japan. The event in question was ONE: A New Era. The BJJ champion Cruised on to his 4th stoppage victory in his MMA career. The American grappler...

Using “Old School” BJJ To Demolish “New School” BJJ

Often times when training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu we will here some people refer to their Jiu Jitsu as “Old School.” Some people will say “I have an old school game.” What does...

Drysdale Questions If Fadda lineage is a Non-Gracie lineage

Robert Drysdale has recently dedicated himself to authoring a bjj documentary. It was to be called Closed guard – the movie. In order to do this Drysdale shared bits relating to interesting bjj...

Danaher on How An Older Part Time Grappler Can Defeat World Class Athletes in Competition

Can an older athlete, working a busy professional career and many other demands from marriage and family etc train to be competitive with the best Jiu jitsu athletes in the world who are much younger...

NO GI BJJ CAMP w/ Lauri & Elvira Karppinen 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu in Belgrade, Serbia

Kimura BJJ Serbia Academy will be hosting an amazing 2 day No Gi BJJ Camp with 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu standouts Lauri & Elvra Karppinen from Finland. Price is just 10 eur for the day camp payable...

Vagner Rocha Demonstrates His Nasty Wrist Lock From Kasai Pro 3

Vagner Rocha took second place at last weekend’s Kasai Pro 3 losing to Renato Canuto. He made waves with a nasty wrist lock on Marcin Held (verbal Tap) which went viral: Gulp , guess that...

4 Really Dumb Things BJJ Nerds Say & Do

Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is an instructor at M3Fight Academy. 1. I weigh...

Wrestle-Jitsu: Bulgarian Wrestler’s Way Of Reversing Side Control

Have you ever tried to pin or control a top level Wrestler in side control? It’s no fun at all… Check out this interesting take on how a top-level wrestler would go about escaping side...

Team 10th Planet Wins Quintet 2

Team 10th Planet has pulled off an impressive triumph at Quintet’s official second event.    Rules: Each team has 5 members Total team weight must not exceed 430kg Openweight Winner is...

IBJJF Rule Changes For 2018 Go Live July 2nd – No Definitive Language Regarding Advantages

Below is the list of updated rules – Guide for 2018   RULES UPDATE GUIDE – 2018 PAGE 7 1.3 Referee Duties Rule revision: 1.3.7 • While standing, one of the athletes steps into the...

Wrist Locks, Secret to Attacking the Giants

When people think of “Dirty tricks” in jiu jitsu, they are often referring to moves that are much easier than the effect they accomplish would imply. Moves that are simply beyond the pale of what...

Sakuraba’s Quintet Pits BJJ and Sambo & Judo against Catch Wrestling Team

    Sakuraba announced an interesting tournament a while back.  The promotion’s meant to put an emphasis on team spirit, something you don’t see all that often in bjj. With a group...

3 Techniques John Danaher bannes At His Classes

      John Danaher is widely considered one of the best contemporary bjj coaches around. Through the years he’s developed some of his own personal tweaks. Now in spite of being...

Here’s How To Build A Game Plan For Your First BJJ Competition

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...