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[Funny] Keenan Cornelius: “No-Gi Is For People With Less Brainpower”

What are your thoughts on rolling and competing in no-gi Jiu-Jitsu? Is it harder or easier than competing in the gi? In a recent social media video, Keenan Cornelius shared his opinion on the...

Keenan Cornelius On Cross-Training: “Go Train Wherever You Want”

What should you, as a BJJ instructor and/or academy owner, do about your students’ cross-training? How should you go about their training in other Jiu-Jitsu gyms… Should you allow for it?...

Keenan Cornelius: “Size Matters – Also With Grappling Gyms”

If you’re someone who wants to open your very own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/grappling academy, one of the problems you’re probably facing is the facility you’d hold your classes in. For...

You Won’t Need Techniques After You Apply This Guard Passing Principle

There are a number of ways to pass an Open Guard. However, when the absolute basics of guard passing are considered, it’s all very simple; it’s just a matter of understanding the...

Keenan Cornelius: “Do Something – Doing More Wins More In BJJ”

How many times in BJJ have you found yourself doing… Nothing? As in – you’re just sitting/laying/standing there, without doing anything and without a plan to do something....

Keenan Cornelius: “The Only Way To Thrive In BJJ Is To Operate A BJJ Academy”

A lot of people who train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu would, at least in part, like to earn money from the Gentle Art. And while that is possible, not a lot of BJJ students get to make a living from it....

This Weird Arm Trap Leads To Super Easy Backtakes

Believe it or not, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t that complicated at all. Sure, there’s like a million techniques out there and, yeah, there’s like a billion (ok, maybe a bit less)...

Keenan Cornelius Opens Up: “Deadlift Injury Forced Me To Withdraw From WNO”

Keenan Cornelius was supposed to return to competition on June 19, matching up against Haisam Rida at Who’s Number One (WNO). However, he had to withdraw from the match due to a back injury. On...

Escape The Knee On Belly In Jiu Jitsu With This Funky Technique

Do you struggle when your training partners and opponents hit you with the Knee On Belly position? When they’re having so much fun with it? The Knee On Belly doesn’t just hurt the body,...

Use This Weird Lapel Grip For Effective Guard Passing

What does the future of BJJ look like? More specifically, how will its techniques look like 2 years, 5 years, 10 or more years down the line? While there’s no one that can give a concrete...

Catch Wrestling For BJJ: The Spinal Splitter with Keenan Cornelius

There are *those* kinds of Catch Wrestling submissions that, once you see them, make you shiver with fear… But that make your eyes shine with happiness as well! Yeah they’re nasty, but...

The Kimura Trap Is A Must-Have In Your BJJ Skillset

The Kimura Trap is a powerful tool that you can use in all sorts of situations; one that will enable you to both defend yourself when you need to, as well as to move in for an attack when you see an...

Keenan Cornelius Has a Stealth-Like Triangle Setup From The Back

Tell us, honestly: how many times have you taken someone’s back, only to struggle to finish with a choke for the remainder of the round? Yup, all too often. Well, Keenan Cornelius has a sneaky...

How Do Great Passers Constantly Switch Directions

If you’ve been watching high level BJJ competition matches for a while, you’ve probably seen that a lot of the top ranking jiujiteiros frequently change directions when they guard pass,...

Brown Belt World Champ, Felipe Pena On His Copa Podio Fight with Leandro Lo, His Nickname and Facing Keenan Cornelius

Felipe Pena is one of the big names in the brown belt division. The phenom is the current brown belt middle heavy World Champion and 2nd place in Absolute. In this Interview with BJJ Eastern Europe,...

Lloyd Irvin Introduces a BJJ Reality TV Show: “The Next World Champion”

Lloyd Irvin is changing the BJJ World as we know it. He is creating a reality TV show called: “The Next World Champion” where the best brown belt competitors from all around the world...

Cornelius vs Sousa, No Time Limit Superfight, Lloyd Irvin To Pay 5,000$

Seems like the Graciemag interview of Jackson Sousa, Brazilian No-Gi Nationals champion, where Sousa said that he wanted to face Cornelius, caused quite a stir. Master Lloyd Irvin reacted by saying...

Keenan Cornelius On Training With BJ Penn & Developing A Winning Mentality

Source: pullingguardzine How did you start training and what was your journey to Team Lloyd Irvin? I started training in California when I was 14 and a half. I had some friends who were really into...

DJ Jackson & Keenan Cornelius Qualify For World Pro In Impressive Fashion.

Dj Jackson beats Rodrigo Pinheiro and Roberto Cyborg to take the absolute at World Pro NY Trials! Keenan Cornelius also takes Gold in his weight class beating Roberto Tussa!  Our coleagues from BJJ...