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Distance: The Most Important Factor When Using BJJ For Self-Defense

Ah, using BJJ for self-defense… The ever-present topic among Jiu-Jitsu students, especially among freshly minted first-stripe white belts and new blue belts. Here’s the thing. You should...

Joe Rogan: „There’s A Huge Gap Between A Trained Fighter & Regular Person“

You probably have that one friend who says something like: „You don’t know me when I’m angry bro“, or: „When things come to shove, I see red, you don’t want to be messing.“...

Tim Kennedy, BJJ Black Belt & Green Beret, Teaches BJJ Techniques For Weapon Takeaway

When faced with weapons in a street fight (or with street fights in general, for that matter), your best bet is to run away. No matter how skilled you are at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, streets aren’t...

Jocko Willink: “Don’t Use BJJ In Street Fights & When Outnumbered – Just Run Away”

We know. We know that you had the following question pop up in your head once or twice: “Jeez, I’m actually getting good at this Jiu-Jitsu thing. But I wonder, how well would I do in a street...

BJJ Advice: Treat Rolling With BJJ White Belts Like It’s A Fight

Ever had that feeling that, when you’re rolling with a (brand new) BJJ white belt, it’s almost as if it’s a life-or-death situation for them? Like, they’re going full force,...

[Watch] 3rd-Degree Gracie Black Belt Detains Man Before Police’s Arrest

Idriz Redžović is a 3rd-degree Gracie Black Belt who recently had an opportunity to put his BJJ skills to the test in a “live” setting. Namely, he took down a man who allegedly...

John Danaher: “Not All (Street) Confrontations Are Of Equal Intensity”

Street confrontations are something that you should evade by all means. However, when the push does come to shove, you want to be prepared. Which is one of the reasons why Jiu-Jitsu is so great....

Garry Tonon: “No ‘Self Defense’ Art Is Useful Without Near 100% Resistance Sparring”

You know those people who train “self defense” with moves at around 10% of full speed? Yeah, you know at least one person like that – and doesn’t it get on your nerves that...

Tim Kennedy: “If They Can Touch Your Face When You’re Grappling, You’re Doing It Wrong”

Tim Kennedy is a Strikeforce and UFC veteran, a Green Beret and Special Forces Ranger; but also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. He’s also big on criticizing the “sport” aspect of...

Mark Muñoz, ex-UFC Fighter, Loses High School Job After Allegedly Allowing Students To Fight

Mark Muñoz is an ex-UFC fighter who fought against the likes of Loyoto Machida and Chris Wideman, and has even beaten Demian Maia back in 2011. He retired in 2015 and became a high school wrestling...

BJJ Brown Belt Chokes Out Suspect Who Was Attacking a Police Officer

William Cassoday is an ex-MMA fighter and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Just a couple of days ago, he was driving a car to see his mother… However, as he and his wife were driving, on...

Police Officer Uses Armbar Against Suspect, Attempting To Handcuff Him

It goes without saying that police officers need to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At the very least, they should spend a considerable amount of time learning the basics – such as how to hold...

Woman Kills Alleged Rapist with a Rear Naked Choke (Brazil)

A woman, who was allegedly sexually assaulted and raped on April 30 in Vila Perus (west of Sao Paulo, Brazil) has – according to the police – used a Rear Naked Choke to defend herself...

Guy With No BJJ Experience Uses “Sleeper Hold” to Defend a Woman in a Street Fight

It’s not everyday that you hear stories about people with no Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience using BJJ techniques to subdue someone in a street fight. However, that’s exactly what Josh...

Can Your BJJ Become Good For Self-Defense… If You Only Train Sport BJJ?

The vast majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies worldwide today put little, if any focus on BJJ training for self-defense. For, their primary focus is the so-called “sport BJJ”; which...

Watch: Female Judoka Stops Thief, Puts Him In Rear Naked Choke

If you train Judo, BJJ, or any other (grappling) martial art, then you know very well how looks can be deceiving. How someone, who looks seemingly harmless, can be more than capable of beating you...

Gracie Breakdown: 3 Ways To Defend Against The “Will Smith Slap”

“Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock” – this has been the headline, in one shape or form, of most of the world’s media for the last two days. Naturally, the news...

If You Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Learn How To Protect Yourself From Punches

A lot of people say that “all Jiu-Jitsu is the same”. That no matter which “type” of our martial art you train – be it the self defense or the sport type – that...

This Half Guard to Back Take Sequence Works Well in a Street Altercation

When it comes to being in a street fight, it’s best that you avoid being on the ground. For, if you end up there, there’s no telling if the “other person’s” friends will...

UFC’s Kevin Holland Subdues Gunman with a Rear Naked Choke

Kevin Holland, a well-known UFC welterweight fighter, is at it again. Less than two weeks after his win against Alex Oliveira at UFC 272, Holland and his friend Patrick Robinson were eating at a RA...

Off-Duty Police Officer & BJJ Black Belt Puts Robber in a Triangle Choke

It’s no wonder that they say that “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a superpower”. Once you learn the basics, you’re on a good road to learning how to defend yourself properly –...

This Triangle Choke Setup is Good for MMA or a Street Fight

So you’re thinking of making a transition to mixed martial arts… Or perhaps you’re just wondering how you could use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a “punching situation”, such...

Dillon Danis: “In A Street Fight, I’d Submit Francis Ngannou In 30 Seconds”

Dillon Danis, though a BJJ black belt, seems to also be a professional when it comes to calling people out and making headlines for himself. This time, he decided to “call out” Francis...

Watch: BJJ White Belt Uses His MMA Training to Stand Up to Bully

What’s the best thing you can do in a street fight? Yup, that’s right – it’s to not get into one in the first place. Because, you never know who you’re going against;...