Strength Training For Jiu-Jitsu? Not as Simple as You Think!

    By Peter Lakatos -Strength coach for Carlson Gracie Hungary & StrongFirst Master instructor In the future you will read a lot of articles on various BJJ magazines and sites on strength training, since many people will discover, strength training – when done well –will not only improve performance, but prevent injury. Yes – […]

Ronda Rousey Open To Competing In Metamoris Under Certain Conditions

      Ronda Rousey had said in a past interview that she can beat any female grappler in gi or no-gi BJJ. That statement sparked some controversy, and many of the top BJJ women competitors including Bia Mesquita and Gabi Garcia challenged Rousey to a Metamoris type grappling match: “First of all she is […]

The Danger of All-Or-Nothing Thinking…

In life it’s funny what ends up making a lasting impression on you. An offhand comment can stick with you for years and years, and have an effect way beyond anything the original person intended. There’s a phrase like that that pops up in my mind often when I’m thinking about BJJ.  But it originated […]

(Video) Pressure Pass The Knee Shield Like Rodolfo Vieira

Four time BJJ world champion Rodolfo Vieira shows how to pass the knee shield guard position with a pressure pass.
Video from the excellent Stephen Kesting of Grapplerarts.com


Ask Kenprimo: Getting Promoted in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Too Early

    BJJ black belt, Pan Am world champion, former D1 wrestler and owner of BJJimmersion.com, Ken Primola answers the question of a gentleman who was worried he may have been getting promoted too fast:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXT-svPTE30

Brabo Choke

The brabo is a gi/kimono choking technique utilized in grappling related sports/martial arts whose creation is attributed to Leonardo Vieira in the early 2000′s decade, one of the top featherweights in the history of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a sport.

Sergio Zimmermann “Canudo”

Sergio Zimmermann is a Jiu Jitsu black belt who made ​​a career competing in Europe having won the European Jiu Jitsu Open, one of the top competitions in BJJ’s yearly calendar on 10 occasions.

(Video) Cris Cyborg Rolling No Gi with Tito Ortiz

    In mid-2011, Cris Cyborg sparred no Gi with ex UFC fighter Tito Ortiz. The rfoll happened at Cleber Luciano’s academy in California. Both of them have great Jiu-Jitsu. Cris was a world brown belt champion a few years a go and Tito has competed against the best grapplers in a past ADCC event. […]

Rodolfo Vieira Pressure Guard Passing

When it comes to passing the guard you basically have two options: pass with speed, or pass with pressure. Speed-based guard passes typically rely on creating some distance between you and your opponent, getting some kind of control on his feet or legs, and then blasting your way past your legs with some quickly manoeuvring. […]