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Your New Butterfly Guard Strategy: Wrestle Up

The Butterfly Guard is one of those positions in Jiu-Jitsu that’s often elusive to athletes. They don’t like it because it’s not as dynamic as other guards are, plus they’d like to be more...

Khabib Nurmagomedov: “Everybody Can Punch, But Not Everybody Can Wrestle”

Ever watched an MMA fight with friends who don’t train? More specifically, with people who don’t grapple? If so, then you’ve probably heard comments along the lines of: “Whoa, this is boring,...

Bo Nickal: “There’s No Doubt I’m The Best Wrestler To Have Entered MMA”

Bo Nickal is a 3x NCAA Division I National Champion in wrestling, who has become better known about in the BJJ community after his match against Gordon Ryan. However, Nickal didn’t stop at that...

This Double Leg Variation Works Great For Taller Grapplers & MMA Fighters

The Double Leg takedown is one of the first takedowns you’ll learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And rightfully so; it isn’t (too) complicated for the beginner grappler, while at the same time...

How To Move Like A Wrestler And Improve Your Footwork For BJJ

While techniques – in their various forms, including stand-up ones – are covered extensively in BJJ training sessions, very little attention is given to actual footwork. This is something that...

Trapped Their Arm? Take Them Down With The “Billy Waist Lock”

Not all takedowns and throws are made equal. And that’s not just because of how “high percentage” they are, but also because of how you go about setting them up. For example,...

Fine-Tune Your Armdrag With These Details by Pat Downey

Are you an Armdrag fan? Or are you someone who simply wants to learn how to do it and then Single or Double-Leg your opponents into oblivion? That’s great, because a successfully applied...

Call To BJJ Athletes: Roll With Wrestlers & MMA Fighters More Often

If you haven’t trained any other martial art before and you’ve been in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for some time already, then you’re probably used to rolling in a certain way. At a...

Andrew Wiltse Explains Armdrag Basics & Single Leg Setup

All takedowns are made equal… But some takedowns are more equal than others – especially if you have no wrestling background. That is to say: if you want to become comfortable on your...

The Head & Arm Throw Is A Must-Learn For All BJJ Athletes

Training no gi is a fan-favorite for a lot of BJJ athletes. And not just because of the ground game; but also because of the fact that the stand-up game is sometimes easier, faster, and more...

This Snap Down to Backtake Sequence Works Great for All Levels

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...

Do This Single Leg Counter – And Immediately Take Their Back

Every attack is an opportunity to further improve your defensive skills in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… However, every defense can also be an opportunity for a counter-attack; if you know your options...

Nick Rodriguez: “No Matter Who You Are, I Will Choke You Out”

Nick Rodriguez will take on Elder Cruz on January 21, in an upcoming Who’s Number One (WNO) match. Both athletes are quite similar in their style; explosive and agile in movement, highly versed...

The “Shoulder Tap” Is One of The Easiest Takedowns from The Back

Do you suck at takedowns? No shame in it; but you have to do something about that… At least if you don’t want to spend your whole life butt-scooting towards your opponents. So,...

This Back Trip Setup is Perfect for Beginners in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Don’t let the complexity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling in general fool you. A lot of times, it won’t be the complicated stuff that will give you the edge in training nor the win at a...

Wrestler Puts Opponent To Sleep with Anaconda Choke in Wrestling Match

When it comes to chokes, there are no tough guys – everyone falls a sleep when it’s properly applied. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Rear Naked Choke (which is, truth be told,...

Jake Hager On Grappling Match with Jon Jones: “Jon, Come Out Of Hiding, Prove That You’re Still The GOAT”

Back in mid-November, Jon Jones took it to Twitter to announce a grappling match against Jake Hager at Fury Professional Grappling, which was to take place on December 9. However, since then he seems...

Ben Askren Gives Advice To Young People: “Learn To Wrestle”

When you’re young, the world can be a rather confusing place. So much to learn, so much to experience, and so many questions on what constitutes a “good life” – yet so little...

Jordan Burroughs: “I Want One MMA Fight Before I Retire, Just One”

Jordan Burroughs is one of the most recognizable and dominant wrestlers of all time. The 33-year old began with wrestling when he was just 5 years old and became an Olympic Gold Medalist in 2012....

Khamzat Chimaev: “I Feel Sorry For Darren Till… I Could Help Him With His Wrestling”

Khamzat Chimaev is on top of the world right now. He put on a grappling clinic against Li Jingliang in their UFC 267 fight, and ultimately put him to sleep with a Rear Naked Choke. However, things...

Aljamain Sterling: “If You Think Anyone Can Pick My Ankle, You Don’t Know Sh*t About Wrestling”

Aljamain Sterling, UFC’s current Bantamweight champion, is currently recovering from a neck injury. But, given the fact that Petr Yan fought and defeated Cory Sandhagen for the division’s...

Henry Cejudo Set To Be An Executive Producer Of A Hollywood Movie

Henry Cejudo is an Olympic champion in wrestling and a former UFC champion who’s been retired since May 2020, when he was KO’d by Dominick Cruz. He’s eyed a comeback since then,...

Single Leg to Double Leg: Takedown Transition You Have to Learn

None of the techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are standalone ones. Meaning, you can’t do nor learn just “one” technique and expect yourself to win… Instead, you’ve got...

Wrestling World Champion Bo Nickal To Make His MMA Debut On September 24

Wrestling U-23 world champion & NCAA All American wrestler Bo Nickal has just made a huge leap! The Penn State alumnus will make his MMA debut in an amateur fight against David Conley, on...