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Ben Askren Leaves Islam Makhachev Out Of “Best Wrestlers In The UFC” List

Whenever the words “wrestling” and “UFC” are mentioned together in one sentence, a lot of people start associating them with the lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. However,...

The Snap Down Setup Against (Bad) Wrestlers In Jiu-Jitsu

The reality is that the majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes are bad at wrestling. And not just when it comes to their offense, but their defense as well – for example, their reaction time...

[WATCH] Is This The Greatest Suplex Throw In History?

During the 1972 Olympics, an unforgettable scene took place during the Greco-Roman wrestling competition. Chris Taylor of the United States, weighing in at a colossal 198 kilograms, faced off against...

[WATCH] High School Wrestling Match Ends In Mass Brawl

In a dramatic turn of events, a high school wrestling match between Oklahoma’s Elgin and Tuttle ended in a mass brawl. The fight took place during a heavyweight match at Tuttle, where Elgin...

Idaho High School Wrestling Coach Receives Lifetime Ban After Striking Opponent’s Wrestler

In a shocking turn of events at the Skyview Duals on January 20, Russell Brunson – an assistant coach for the Rocky Mountain High’s wrestling team – faced a lifetime ban from...

The Back Bend Takedown: Great Takedown Option For Less Athletic People

Upper body throws and takedowns look cool for the audience (and it’s DEFINITELY not fun for the guy landing on the mat) but that’s not why. There is real strategy going into this game plan!...

Ura Nage Back Throw: A Simple Takedown Technique

Ura nage in Japanese terminology means the rear throw. It is one of the original 40 throws of judo developed by Jigoro Kano. Worth noting, it’s classified as a rear sacrifice technique. Many people...

Georges St-Pierre’s Perspective On Takedowns Will Blow Your Mind

It goes without saying that Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest mixed martial arts athletes that ever lived. And, as it is always the case with successful fighters, it’s not just his...

Gable Steveson Teaches A Super Simple Double Leg Setup

Double leg takedown is probably the most utilized and high percentage takedown in MMA. And it is not only used in that sport, but also in many others like freestyle wrestling, BJJ, grappling, sambo,...

Kurt Angle Used To Spend $7k Per Month On Prescriptions: “65 Extra Strength Vicodin A Day”

Kurt Angle, a legendary freestyle wrestling and professional wrestling athlete who won the 1996 Olympic Games gold medal, recently shared a story of his battle with prescription painkillers. This...

Kyra Gracie Demonstrates An Easy Arm Drag Takedown Setup

When it comes to the stand-up game, not many BJJ practitioners can stand proudly and say that they feel super confident about it. Which is a big shame, as it’s really not that difficult to...

The Importance Of Controlling Motion & Distance In Wrestling (For BJJ Practitioners)

Do you sometimes feel… Intimidated by wrestling? As in, whenever you’re supposed to practice takedowns and throws, you feel out of your depth? That’s alright. But here’s the...

This Duck Under To 50/50 Heel Hook Is As Unexpected As It Gets

One of the best things you could do to increase the number of taps you get in training (as well – and even more importantly – in competition), is to focus on setting up techniques when...

Shuck To Arm Triangle: The Setup You NEED To Know

The Shuck is an incredibly useful wrestling technique, that will not only keep you safe from opponent’s grips – but also make it possible for you to setup attacks of your own!...

Here’s A Great Way To Get To Front Headlock From Standing

While it has experienced a recent uptick in its popularity, the front headlock is perhaps the most under-appreciated position in all of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling. Although the...

Is This The Best Low Outside Single Leg Takedown Setup?

If there is one thing that’s true for takedowns, it’s that you can never learn enough of them! Because, no matter how many you learn, there’ll always be opportunities to further...

This Is A Super High Percentage Single Leg Entry (You Have To Learn It)

Struggling to set up the Single Leg takedown? Well, chances are that the reason behind this is that you’re not making your training partners react before you go for it. Meaning, you...

Nicky Rodriguez Shows The Long Distance Snap Down (Against Squared Stance)

Playing the takedown game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t have to be too complicated. Actually, it can be quite simple – if you learn how to set up takedowns which don’t require too many moves....

Buchecha Shows The Best Double Leg Takedown For Jiu-Jitsu

Wanna expand your takedown skills in the gi? Then you have to learn this Double Leg takedown setup! The Double leg takedown is most probably the most common and high percentage takedown in BJJ and...

Jay Rodriguez Has Super Important Arm Drag Details To Show You

The Arm Drag is one of the most basic wrestling techniques you can use to set up takedowns… And yet, a lot of BJJ athletes miss extremely important details when trying to hit it. The arm drag is...

Here’s A Simple Front Headlock Takedown (Anyone Can Do It)

While it has experienced a recent uptick in its popularity, the front headlock is perhaps the most under-appreciated position in all of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling. Although the...

Here’s How To Do The D’Arce Choke From Standing

There are countless versions of the D’arce choke which is also called the Katagatame in Japanese because it is a form of arm triangle although the chocking mechanics are slightly different. The...

The Spiral Ride: Better Way To Control Opponents In Turtle

The Turtle position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is nowhere as greatly explored as other positions are. That is to say: there are a number of possibilities when your opponent turtles up, both for...

Jordan Burroughs, Freestyle Wrestling Olympic Champion, Starts Training BJJ

Image Credits: Levi Ventura Jordan Burroughs is one of the most recognizable wrestlers in the world. The 35-year-old American started wrestling when he was just 5 years old. He became an Olympic Gold...