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Draculino: “Lots Of People Think They Know The Basics, But They Really Don’t”

Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães is a 6th degree BJJ black belt under the legendary Carlos Gracie Jr., and the first person to open a Gracie Barra academy outside of Rio de Janeiro. He is...

Turtle Up! Here Are Turtle Fundamentals You Need To Know

The Turtle position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one that you’ll commonly find both yourself, as well as your training partners and opponents in. So, it is of vital importance not only to know how...

A Great (Triangle Choke) Trick – Ditch The Details, Focus On The Basics

How do you approach problem-solving in Jiu Jitsu? Meaning, if something isn’t going according to plan – for example, you performed badly in competition or you figured out that your technique...

Building yourself an Effective BJJ Game Based on High Level Fundamentals

Learning the fundamentals is easy when you’re just starting out with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. For the most part, and most of the time, they’re fun to learn; in the end of ends, everything is...

Deep Half Guard: All The Basics That You Need To Know

The Deep Half Guard! It’s a position that will improve your BJJ game immediately, if only you learn how – and why – to use it. Teco Shinzato, a BJJ World Champion, explains the essentials...

Is Your Belt Too Long And Keeps Falling Off? Try This!

However important as it may be to know as many principles and techniques as possible, it is equally important to know the very basics – for example, how to tie your belt properly! Even though that...

Being An Offensive Grappler From A Defensive Position With Renato Migliaccio

    Always looking for the finish in BJJ can be easier said than done.  At times, it’s downright impossible to be able to do!  However, recently I came across a video from 2008 of...