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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...

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...

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...

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...