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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...

How To Make Gi Jiu-Jitsu As Popular As No-Gi? Felipe Pena Shares His Thoughts

Some people prefer the gi, while others prefer training in no-gi. That’s a given and there’s nothing right nor wrong with any of the two choices. However, it’s evident that no-gi is...

2x ADCC Champ JT Torres: “Those Who Train Both Gi & No-Gi Have An Advantage”

To gi or not to gi… That is the question. Though the answer could be pretty obvious – as it might be best to train both. For, even if you’re competing exclusively in either,...

Why Is It So Intimidating For Some People To Transition From No-Gi To Gi In BJJ?

In Jiu-Jitsu, you rarely see Gi practitioners who refuse to train No Gi, but the large majority of “NoGi only” practitioners literally hate the Gi and never train in it. Why is that?...

How Important Is Wrestling In No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu?

What do you think: how important is wrestling in Jiu-Jitsu? Particularly in no-gi? Well, almost every professional and elite Jiu-Jitsu competitor will say that wrestling is vital to your success on...

Nicholas Meregali: “I Feel That The Gi Has Lost Ground To Grappling”

Nicholas Meregali is back to competing in the gi! After being focused solely on no-gi training and competition for the last couple of years, Meregali will compete at Pans. However, he thought that...

Become More Dangerous From Bottom Positions With The Guillotine Guard

The Guillotine Guard is a new form of Guard Control that can be used from different forms of Closed and Open Guard. A strong neck control is the foundation of this position and allows you to break...

Buchecha: “A Real Fighter Needs To Fight In The Gi And No-Gi”

The debate between “which is better – gi or no-gi” will probably continue for a long time in the BJJ community. Most side with only one side of the equation, while some say that you...

This No-Gi Kouchi Gari Variation Is An Easy Takedown Option

You know what they say: the simplest of solutions are often the best of solutions. Be it in life or on the mats. So, if you are having some life or grappling related problems, perhaps it’s time...

Easy Concepts For Defending The Leg Drag And All Other Guard Passes

There is so much advice on defending from bad positions! And, the thing is, so much of it differentiates from one situation to another; which comes to question if learning how to defend (and attack!)...

BJJ Red Belt Carlos Machado’s Invisible Armbar

The road to submission in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is seldom an easy one. What’s more, it could be argued that it’s an even more difficult one in No Gi; you and your opponent are slippery,...

The “Knee to Jaw” Technique Will Make You Enemies in the Gym

There are some techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that aren’t… Friendly. That is to say, if you do them while rolling in your own gym/academy, you’ll make some enemies. And if you do...

GrappleFest 11: Daisy Fresh vs. Europe Main & Prelims Cards Announced

GrappleFest 11 full card lineup has just been announced! The event will take place on February 26, 2022 – and will feature a two-team no-gi grappling tournament between the USA’s Daisy...

Set Up The 4/11 Position From Butterfly Guard – And Get Your Leglocks

If you’re a Jiujiteiro that adores leglocks and setups that lead to them, then we have an awesome treat for you! In fact, it is so awesome that you’ll find yourself using it rather...

Improve Your Knee Slice Pass by Controlling The Opponent’s Head

The Knee Slice Pass is the bread and butter technique for many BJJ athletes. It works remarkably well with other passes and it offers you a chance to stay tight to your opponent while passing to Side...

Matt Serra: “You Need To Be Dangerous In Both Gi & No Gi”

Matt Serra is not only a former UFC welterweight champion, but also one of the America’s first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts under Renzo Gracie and an ADCC silver medalist. Known for his...

IBJJF No Gi World Championships 2021: Full Results

The IBJJF No Gi World Championships 2021 have been an absolute blast for everyone involved; competitors and grappling fans around the world alike. It was the first time that Heel Hooks were allowed...

Bring On The Pain With This Kesa Gatame Submission Setup

If you’ve been training for some time, you’ll probably agree that making your training partners tap with as little force as possible feels amazing. That it just feels great to do a couple...

Unstoppable Toe Hold Details by Garry Tonon

The Toe Hold is one of those submissions that you either love or hate. And the chances are that, no matter how many times you were submitted by it… That you’d love to learn how to apply...

Who’s Number One (WNO): 155-Pound Bracket Completed

Image Credit: WNO/FloGrappling The Who’s Number One (WNO) tournament will take place in late September this year. Just recently, the championship announced the full 155-pound division...

Try This UNUSUAL SUBMISSION Finish If Your Guillotine Choke Fails

The Guillotine Choke is one of the most dominant submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, no matter how good at it you may be, sometimes you’ll fail to get the tap. And what should you do...

Submission Underground (SUG) 25: Results and Overview

Image Credit: SUG 25/@smithhammerphotography The Submission Underground (SUG) 25 promotion was one of the most exciting ones thus far. Pedro Marinho won his match in the main event against Andy...

The Chin Strap – One of the Most Useful Tools in Jiu-Jitsu!

Some concepts and tools are more widely useful in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu than others are. And you need to learn how to use them not just for immediate gain, but also for gaining additional...

3X Wrestling Champion Shows a Simple & Efficient Ankle Pick Setup

Learning how to do takedowns in Jiu-Jitsu can sometimes be confusing. There are so many different options to choose from and so many different variations… That it’s easy to get...