Joe Rogan Talks About Judo

UFC commentator, BJJ and Taekwondo black belt Joe Rogan talks on his podcast about Judo.


What’s your favorite DLR chain sweeps?

I am not an expert of DLR guard but one of my go-to sweeps from there is the ball and chain sweep. If my partner decides to step forward i hook both of his knees then hold both of his feet with my hand and kick back to sweep.

My back up is DLR > Single leg X > Xguard depending if my first sweep failed. How about you guys?

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What good belt brands have the darkest shade of purple?

I should be getting my purple belt within the next couple of months (according to my Professor), and I want to get a belt that meets certain sets of criteria in what I’m looking for. I know I’ll be at purple for a long time, and personally, I think purple is a hell of an achievement.

I have gone all through blue belt with a Koral belt, as I absolutely loved the lighter shade of blue and excellent quality. I love this damn blue belt…….but, when I do get my purple I want to switch it up. The Koral purple just doesn’t stand out in what I want in my next belt.

I’m not really a big fan of the lighter purple colored belts, so I’m in search of which brands offer a really nice dark shade of purple and are really nice quality.

I ‘think’ I’m looking for a belt that will stay tied through rolling, so my guess is that I will want a more soft belt?

Anyhow, here is what I’ve found. Please let me know if I’m entirely incorrect, as I can only go on pics from the internet: Belts that appear to be to light for my liking: * Koral * Killer Bee * Atama * Fuji * Kingz * Vulcan * Eosin Panther * Brazil Combat * Moya * Prana

Belts that fit the color, just don’t know about quality…..minus Kataaro: * Kataaro * DOM Fight gear

What brands am I missing? What would you all recommend?

Thanks all!

**Edit. Please let me know if I am wrong on the color. All I have to go off of is stock photos.

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Who competed nabjjf in LA(cerritos) today and how did you do?

I got baseball choked transitioning to mount while up on points. Blue adult heavy division.

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Help with attacks from a certain side control position

Alright so I don’t know if this certain position has a name, but I want to learn about some attacks from top side control, when I have my opponent’s near arm trapped between my thigh and armpit/elbow.

First, how do I keep that arm trapped and secure the position?

Second, I want to learn some attacks. I end up in this position quite a bit but I don’t know how to proceed from there. I’ve tried going for a triangle from there but the transition was a little awkward. Can you share some links for a few things I can play with next open mat? I’m looking for an armbar or a choke in particular, rather than transitioning to another position.


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Every time I go for a choke my opponent tucks his chin way before I get to his neck


Am I just not moving fast enough or am I supposed to be more sneaky about it?


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Big, flexible guy gi advice

Hey all,

I’ve gone through several gis and I can’t find what I’m looking for so I thought I’d ask here. I’m having trouble explaining it but I’ll do my best.

I’m a big guy (6’4 and 270) but I also have very flexible hips. I need an A5 gi for the shoulder width on the top and the pant length on the bottom. The pants waist is always too big but a good drawstring helps. The problem I have is the material between the waist and crotch is often to long/low/rigid and it kills my hip flexibility. I think it is a combination of the Ripstop material and maybe the brand (Fuji)?

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good, daily wear gi that runs big but has flexible material for the pants?

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Me and my friend just having fun

I’m not the best at Jiu Jitsu, I started around a year ago when I was 16, but ever since my best friend has always been telling me he thinks he could tap me out, because thats just how we get along. So we had a little bit of fun out the back garden today, I know there is a lot of sloppy stuff but I didn’t want to go for anything crazy that could hurt him since he doesn’t really know how to break fall or land properly from a takedown.

Would’ve liked the arm triangle to be on his neck, and not on his cheek but it worked haha.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTXBik2raCQ

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Sneaky chokes

I have a lot of success with the baseball bat choke and really like how sneaky it can be. I was wondering if you guys/girls knew of any other sneaky chokes not necessarily commonly discussed. What are your favorite chokes your opponent often doesn’t see coming?

Edit: Both gi and no gi

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Rickson Gracie 400-0?

Hey guys,

I was looking over the JJGF (Jiu-jitsu Global Federation) website and I stumbled across this http://jjgf.com/pages/leadership

Rickson Gracie, son of Helio Gracie, the co-founder of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, was born on November 21st, 1959 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As an 8th degree coral belt, Rickson fought for decades on behalf of his family and his beloved martial art. Winning over four hundred career matches and serving as a pioneer, Rickson helped spread the popularity of Jiu Jitsu worldwide.

Rickson understands the value of the critical thinking process and the importance of a self-governing, democratic body in creating a “legitimate” or universal organization. However, the claim that he won 400 fights/matches is ridiculous. He needs to defend that 400 – 0 fighting record. It really conflicts with the philosophy and principles of JJGF, which in some sense looks to establish what is true. Also it seems like the website is more of a promotion/marketing tool than a contributor to the understanding of BJJ. I know these things will come sooner or later, but I feel we should be critical of JJGF. Thoughts?

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Visiting Vegas

Hey everyone, I’ll be in the Las Vegas area for about three months for work. I know there are several amazing places to train, but I’m looking for personal experiences. What guns do you guys like, which one would you avoid. And why?

In my town town there is one serious place to train, and one place more for hobbyists. So the number of choices is overwhelming. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey inverted gear guys..

Has anyone tried on a pair of those rdojo inverted collaboration shorts? I want to order a pair but I’m not sure of the fit and waist design the inverted website gave like 4 short sentences for the description. So first off is the fit “true ” to size ? Meaning does it run small/big or does a 30 really fit as a 30? (I’ve bought a few pairs and they all differed) secondly how is the waist design? Is the front closed off with velcro? Or is there no opening? ( like the Jaco shorts) thanks for any advice , I just want to see if anyone knew so I can order a pair and they can get here asap

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What exercises/stretches do you recommend for maintaining a healthy body for training jiu jitsu?

I’ve been doing compound lifts to try and prevent any serious injuries, not sure if that’s the correct thing to do. Any advice would be great.

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