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Olympic Silver Medalist Judoka Discusses Vladimir Putin’s Black Belt in Judo

One of the most recent guests on the popular Lex Fridman Podcast was Travis Stevens. As an Olympic silver medalist judoka and a BJJ black belt under John Danaher, Stevens had a lot to say about...

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...

Travis Stevens: “I’d Never Give You An Opportunity To Tap”

Travis Stevens – a 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist in Judo and BJJ Black Belt under John Danaher (a feat he accomplished after just 18 months of training BJJ) – joined the Lex Fridman...

Uzbek Judoka Kamoliddin Rasulov (29) Dies After Being Stabbed in a Conflict

Image Credit: IJF Tragic news have reached BJJEE. Kamoliddin Rasulov, a Judoka from Uzbekistan, has tragically passed away after being stabbed multiple times with a kitchen knife, during a conflict....

First Ever Televised MMA Match (1963): Judo Beats Boxing

Do you know when the first televised mixed martial arts match took place? It was in December 1963! More specifically, it was a fight between the “Judo” Gene Lebell and a boxer named Milo...

Working On Your Transitions; The Secret of all the Best BJJ Competitors in the World

The transition between standing techniques and ground techniques are rarely taught in BJJ. This is a small window of opportunity that is often neglected in BJJ. Capitalising on this moment is a...

Every BJJ White Belt Has To Know These Takedowns & Throws

There are some techniques that you simply have to know how to do in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And those aren’t limited just to Hip Escapes, Armbars, Rear Naked Chokes and similar – but...

Hips & Head Position: The Most Important Judo Lesson You Should Know

There’s scarcely any Jiu-Jitsu athlete who doesn’t want to get good at Judo throws. Everyone wants to be able to send other people flying through the air… But learning how to do so...

Overwrap Uki Waza: One Of The BEST Sacrifice Throws For Jiu-Jitsu

Takedowns and throws don’t come naturally to a lot of Jiujiteiros. To many, they are easier to learn in No Gi… But put them in a Gi scenario, and they’re unaware of what...

Use This Cross Grip Break Technique To Set Up Massive Throws

You don’t always have to be on the offense immediately in order to dominate your opponents. What’s more, actually, it’s often that you’ll find great opportunities to subdue...

You NEED To Know These 5 Split Hip Judo Throws

Hey, you. Yes, you! Know what time it is? No, not for ground work (again); but for leveling up your stand up game… More concretely, your Judo throws! Take on this opportunity and learn 5 split...

This Judo Throw Combination Is The BEST One For BJJ Practitioners

Judo throws are usually less favored than Wrestling throws in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, especially in No Gi. There are two reasons behind this. First of all, Judo is trained, well, in the Gi. And if...

Was Bruce Lee Really a Black Belt in Judo?

Bruce Lee’s name is unanimous with excellence in martial arts. His philosophy of utilizing everything that is useful and rejecting everything that isn’t – it’s a wonderful,...

Learn One Of The Best Old School Judo Throws – Te Guruma!

You know the saying: „Old school is the best school!“ And while that may not be true in every single case, it most certainly is the truth in the majority of them; including not just the ground...

Is BJJ Really Basically Just (Kosen) Judo?

Rivalry between Judo and BJJ practitioners is not unusual. Most of the times it’s good natured debates on which martial art is „better“ or more effective… And one of the most...

How To Use The T-Shirt To Set Up Massive Throws For Self Defense

„There’s no Gi in the streets man, that Jiu Jitsu/Judo stuff wouldn’t work on me.“ How many times have you heard that sentence being uttered? You’ve probably defended the...

Here Are Two Great Ways To Offbalance Your Opponent For A Throw

When you train grappling, there’s a ton of stuff that you have to learn in order to make a technique work. And this doesn’t mean that you just have to understand the way it works, nor...

What’s The One Drill Which Will Improve ALL Of Your Throws?

Be honest with us: are you really comfortable when going for a throw, or could you use a little bit more self-confidence? Just like in other aspects of the BJJ game, throws require you to fully...

The Story Of Kenji Tomiki – A Judoka That Tried To Save Aikido

Whichever field you’re involved in and/or thinking about right now, you most certainly had a chance to – through sheer coincidence sometimes – find out about great people who are involved...

What’s The Real Difference Between Judo And BJJ Ground Game?

You might’ve started out training both BJJ and Judo at the same time… Thinking that if you combine the two arts, you will become an unstoppable grappler! But what you didn’t expect...

Are Judo And Its Techniques Any Good As A Base For MMA At All?

Sure, BJJ may be the best martial art out there – but other ones are great as well! They will teach you self-confidence and control, as well as give you something to become better in. However, all...

Freestyle Judo: The Way Judo Ought To Be?

There is a growing contingent of Judoka who are dissatisfied with the direction the sport has been moving over the past few decades. They don’t like the elimination of leg grabs, and the growing...

These Are The 3 Best Lapel Grip Breaks For BJJ & Judo By Travis Stevens

Getting rid of the collar grip can be one of the most frustrating things to do in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This is especially true if your opponent or training partner is an experienced competitor; 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...