I recently worked with a female friend to teach her a little bit about jiu-jitsu for self defense. Obviously I believe that jiu-jitsu is super important for self defense in general, but when it comes to women who want to defend themselves, well, it’s completely indispensable. We can argue all day about what percentage of […]
From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas: Hello everyone, in this video blog, I share a message to all competitors who have been struggling to get positive results in jiu-jitsu tournaments. I’ve been there, and it sucks! But don’t give up! I share three things that you must do in order to achieve the […]
Following the recent conviction of BJJ instructor Aldo Batista Dos Santos for 12 counts of sexual abuse on a minor, and recent other similar cases, the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu federation IBJJF has implemented mandatory background checks for all black belt BJJ players that are applying for an academy registration with IBJJJF and USBJJF. This […]
Graciemag was present at Rafael and Gui Mendes’s Art of Jiu-Jitsu Academy . This is the fundamentals class at Art of Jiu-Jitsu Academy, in Costa Mesa, California. Four-time world champion Guilherme Mendes starts the class with a warm up drill and then teaches a great guard pass. See how champions train: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpmBr0oWBdw#t=47
I remember the first time someone ever jumped or pulled guard on me. It happened really fast! They gripped my gi and before I knew it I was pulled to the ground in his guard and he was already setting up his first sweep or submission. I was prepared to attempt a throw and thwart his take down attempts but I had never seen this form of take down and was surprised at how effective it was. Low risk and low effort Although it’s very important to learn basic wrestling…read more
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Erberth Santos is a black belt under Luis “Guigo” Guilherme, who was considered by many, as the best brown belt in jiu jitsu during the 2014 campaign, a honorary title Erberth earned with incredible performances at the World Jiu Jitsu Championship, the…