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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...

Want to Get Better at Takedowns? Learn to Grip Fight

I didn’t start training judo until I was already a blue belt in jiu-jitsu. When I did start judo, most of my training was done in a basic “by the book” way. Start with standard grips (right...

Why Chael Sonnen Is Wrong About Judo Effectiveness In MMA

Chael Sonnen is considered to be one of the best mixed martial artists that UFC has seen in its history. Having retired from competition, he shifted his focus to being a host of his great Podcast....

Travis Stevens’ Method For Learning Judo Throws At A Faster Pace

Sometimes, learning new techniques can be very confusing. All of those details and variations that make a certain technique work can be difficult to take in all at once; and so you often end up not...

Which Is Better For Self-Defense: BJJ Or Judo? Here’s What Matters

Is it better to have trained BJJ or Judo when a self-defense situation arises? If you’re a Jiujiteiro, then this might not be what you want to hear… But it’s something that you...

10 Judo Throw Tips That Will Improve Your Technique Greatly

You either love or hate it; but you need Judo training in order to improve your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Plus, if you enjoy those small details that make everything work in Jiu Jitsu, then you should...

Improve Your Stand-Up Game With These Judo Leg Grab Takedowns

If you’re eager to improve your Leg Grab takedown game while training and competing in the Gi, then you’ll be happy to hear that Shintaro Higashi – 6th degree Judo black belt – has...

Travis Stevens Teaches The Most Powerful (Legal) Judo Throw

Let’s face it: the fact is that you’re probably not practicing and drilling takedowns and throws as much as you should. But, hear us out; what if you could learn the most powerful legal...

Is BJJ 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...

Travis Stevens On Why Judo Has More Brotherhood & Less Politics Than BJJ

Travis Stevens, an Olympic Silver Medalist in Judo and a black belt in BJJ under John Danaher, has a unique perspective on the differences between Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – one well worth...

Olympic Medalist Ugo Legrand’s Special Set up To Throw with Kouchi Gari

A 2012 Summer Olympics Bronze Medalist, Ugo Legrand is one of the best French judokas of all time. In this video he walks us through the way he sets up the Kouchi Gari throw.   Grips and The...

How To Drill The Seio Nage Throw So It Works for You

Ilias Illiadis, a Judo World and Olympic medalist, is one of the history’s greatest judokas. In this video, he points out a few interesting details so as to how to properly drill your Seio Nage...

Four Tips for Judoka Getting Started in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) are close cousins. Anyone who knows the history of Judo and BJJ know that they have common roots—Mitsuyo Maeda was a Japanese Judoka, who transmitted the art to...

Start Winning BJJ Matches With Superior Takedowns

Photo by Flashsport: Leandro defeated Erberth Santos thanks in a big part to superior takedowns. Recently, Leandro Lo defeated Gordon Ryan at the ADCC West Coast Trials. How did Leandro Lo defeat...

UFC’s Hector Lombard Receives 2nd Degree on BJJ Black Belt from Liborio

    UFC fighter Hector Lombard has received a second on his BJJ black belt from the legendary Ricardo Liborio of American Top Team. He stated: Today I just received my 2nd Degree on my...

What is Lacking in BJJ: Aggressive Standing To Ground Transitions

The transition between Tachi-Waza (standing techniques) and Ne-Waza (ground techniques) are rarely taught in BJJ. This is a small window of opportunity that is often neglected in BJJ. Capitalising on...