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1st Match Adrenaline Dump & Forearm Burnout: Why it Happens and How to Deal with it

 Credit image & photo: Pedja Milosavljevic / STARSPORT: Belgrade Open 2016 BJJ A competitor has just finished the first match of their day. It was a tough one that went the distance. Sweat on...

This Is What The Olympic Champion Wrestler Jordan Burroughs Eats In A Day

Turning yourself into the best possible grappler is no easy feat by any standard. There are the countless early mornings, thousands upon thousands of repetitions and who knows how many...

Get Your Cardio To The Next Level With Dan Vallimont’s Circuit Workout

You can have all of the grappling skills in the world that you want, but if you don’t have enough cardio to go through a difficult match – then those skills won’t matter! So, it’s...

Smash Through Guards By Breaking Frames in Jiu Jitsu

Okay, okay, we get it. Guard passing can get really frustrating, especially if you’re at the beginning of your BJJ journey… And it’s not just about the number of techniques out...

Wrestle-Jitsu: Wrestling Tricks For BJJ That Will Surprise Your Opponents

Wrestling practice makes for such a great addition to your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. And not just because of the takedowns and everything that goes with them that you can learn from it; but because you...

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...

Chael Sonnen On Why Folkstyle Is The Best Style Of Wrestling

It’s not rare that you hear the discussion on which type of wrestling is „the best“, and it often revolves around a debate between Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestling. However, Chael Sonnen...

Chael Sonnen On Why Greco-Roman Wrestlers Do Better in MMA Than Freestyle Wrestlers

Does it seem to you that Greco-Roman Wrestling translates better to MMA than Freestyle Wrestling does? And that the Greco-Roman wrestlers had way more success in MMA than their Freestyle...

Chael Sonnen On The Number One Mistake Wrestlers Make When Transitioning to MMA

Making a transition from any martial art and combat sport to MMA is not an easy task in the slightest, as it carries many variables that need to be taken into account in order for it to be...

Henry Cejudo’s Hip Toss From a Failed Sweep Single Leg

The hip toss is one of the fundamental takedowns in wrestling and a very versatile one with that as well; it can be used in order to either set up another takedown, or to recover from a failed one....

Stop Telegraphing Double Legs. This Misdirection Double Will Be Your Winning Move

Once you’ve gotten a bit more comfortable with wrestling and once you’ve learned a couple of basic takedowns, it is time to turn towards practicing „The Sweet Art of The Feint“; that...

BJJ World Champ Justin Rader: “I didn’t think I had what it took to become a D1 All-American, So I just Focused on BJJ.”

Justin Rader is 2010 No Gi BJJ World Champion from the Gracie Humaitá camp (Oklahoma, US branch) with wins at the world championships (purple belt), and Grapplers Quest Pro Division. Rader was also...