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Sean Patrick Flanery’s ‘Born a Champion’ is an homage to Brazilian jiu-jitsu

After the calamity that is the new Nicolas Cage movie called “Jiu-Jitsu” which actually has nothing to do wit Jiu-Jitsu, we now have a promising MMA/BJJ movie coming up. The trailer for the...

Half Guard Sweep When Your Opponent Defends the Old School Sweep

As the old saying goes, BJJ is like a game of chess, you have to be a few moves ahead of your opponent and this video shows you one way of doing this; attacking with the Old School sweep can set you...

Using The BJJ ‘Old School’ Half Guard System To Easily Sweep More Powerful Opponents

When you train Jiu-Jitsu, facing a wrestler can be a daunting task. They have great grappling conditioning, are very scrappy, have great base, and are very aggressive. Wrestlers have strength,...

How Does Working at a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Compare To a Regular Job?

Almost anyone addicted to jiu jitsu has at some point considered throwing it all away and leading the BJJ lifestyle. Is it do-able? What is it really like? I’ve spent 2 years working at my gym and...

Jiu-Jitsu Keeps Knocking Me Down, But I’ll Never Quit

It isn’t uncommon to go through periods of disliking jiu-jitsu if you train for any length of time. There will be times where the pressure of competing, of living up to your belt, or meeting your...

How Does BJJ Positional Rolling Make You Improve Exponentially

When studying a subject, it’s always best if you can find information as close to the source as possible. In history, if you can find direct information from someone that experienced the event,...

The Question You Should Ask Yourself When You Lose a Jiu-Jitsu Match

What could I have done differently? It’s the obvious question to ask, but answering it honestly requires an objective self-analysis that a lot of people would rather not do. Still, if you want to...

Making The Arm Drag Your Number One Move in BJJ

Arm drags serve a purpose beyond pulling an opponent’s arm. Where the arm goes, the body should follow. As seen in amateur wrestling, dragging the arm with deliberate intent at the desired...

How to Avoid Ankle Injuries in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Ankle locks and leg attacks are part of the game. Unfortunately, ankle injuries can be detrimental to your progress. The last thing you want is to be limited to just playing guard hoping that you can...

Improving Your Hip Mobility For BJJ

While BJJ is all about the hips, its amazing how poor most people’s hip mobility is. I can almost hear the creaking joints every time I roll with people. But, you can fix it and fix it fairly...

How to Eat Healthy for BJJ under $50 a Week

Healthy food isn’t always expensive. You can nourish your body for the demands and not break the bank. Be sure to check out our nutrition section: https://www.bjjee.com/category/nutrition/ BJJ...

The Incredible Healing Power of BJJ

I don’t get political on Social Media and I don’t intend to with this post. For those of you who know me, you know the huge role Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu plays in my life, it truly is a lifestyle and...

1st Match Adrenaline Dump & Forearm Burnout: Why it Happens and How to Deal with it

 Credit image & photo: Pedja Milosavljevic / STARSPORT: Belgrade Open 2016 BJJ A competitor has just finished the first match of their day. It was a tough one that went the distance. Sweat on...

Could the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle make you more resistant to future epidemics?

Written by Casey Oxendine, 3rd degree BJJ black belt & instructor at TeamOxendine, With the Covid-19 Coronavirus currently impacting virtually every portion of the globe, I have paid close...

The Positive Side of Getting Crushed in Training

I have spent well over half of my Jiu-Jitsu career rolling in classes made up primarily of people with substantially less experience than me (I live in a small town). In theory, it’s a dream. When...

How to Eat Like Royalty While Staying in Fighting Shape

Anyone who works out hard and tries to stay in great shape knows how important the kitchen is when it comes to getting cut. You can spend all day lifting weights, rolling on the mats, doing cardio,...

Listen More to Get Better at Jiu-Jitsu

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. When talking jiu-jitsu with my training partners on the mats, it is difficult for me to exercise self-control in my speaking. Regardless of the...

The Importance of Humility and Respect in Jiu-Jitsu

At its highest levels, respect is becoming a dinosaur in combat sports. Athletes are going to greater and greater extremes to promote themselves and the matches they’re in. If you’re not saying...

Mat Time Is Important But Real Progress in BJJ Comes From Something Deeper

“It’s not about the number of hours you practice, it’s about the number of hours your mind is present for the practice.” – Kobe Bryant The number one answer to most people’s question of...

Meet John Kavanagh, Pioneer Of BJJ in Ireland & Conor McGregor’s Coach

John Kavanagh runs the Straight Blast Gym Ireland and was the first Irish person to be awarded a black belt in BJJ. John fought in MMA to get a basic knowledge and experience of it before he moved...

What Are The Life Changing Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not just a sport, it is a way of life, a lifestyle. Once you have experienced one or two classes, I guarantee you will be hooked. Have you ever wanted to start a martial...

Three Types of Gringos That Come To Train Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil

Let’s face it: each and every one of us dreams about packing our Gis and rashguards, hopping onto an airplane and landing in the beautiful country of Brazil, enjoying ourselves with rolls upon...

How BJJ Can Be Used as a Powerful Tool in Addiction Recovery

How BJJ Can Be Used as a Powerful Tool in Addiction Recovery Substance abuse is harmful enough for the body both physically and emotionally, yet addiction recovery presents even bigger challenges in...

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...