Month: March 2019

BJJ Training Tips: How To Spend A Lifetime Doing Jiu-Jitsu

Whenever people hear of Helio Gracie rolling deep into his 80s they always try to figure out the secret. Was it down to the Gracie diet? Did he do Ginastica and Yoga? What was his BJJ style? The answer is, Helio had no particular silver bullet. He just knew how to train well before he …

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NEW Neil Melanson DVD – Ground Marshal Leg Locks

The Ground Marshall is back everyone! A new Neil Melanson DVD Instructional literally just came out and it is on a subject the grappling world is crazy about – leg locks. So far, Neil has one of the best DVD collections available to grapplers and fighters! Now, a very important new member of that collection …

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The BJJ Coaching Styles Of Different Jiu-Jitsu Instructors

If you have ever visited a BJJ academy outside your own or attended a seminar, you’re aware of how different BJJ coaching styles can be. Even within the bounds of your Academy, different coaches have different ways of conveying grappling knowledge. Some are your quintessential Professor types, both in rank and coaching style. Others like …

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Grappling Arts Of The World: Senegalese Women Wrestlers

When we’re talking about grappling arts of the world, apart from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, of course, a few different ones spring directly to our minds. Of course, there’s the age-old wrestling, the legendary Judo, and the still somewhat mystical Sambo. For those that are more in tune with grappling martial arts, catch-wrestling, Sumo, Luta-Livre, Pankration, and …

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How To Do The Bulldog Choke Just Like Ben Askren

When Ben Askren made his UFC debut, we all got a lot of entertainment, just like we expected. The fight did not begin Askren’s way, but it ended on his terms, albeit controversially. The end result was a victory against Robbie Lawler via a submission that came in the form of a rarely seen Bulldog …

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Review: “Cruci-Fixing” Thomas Lisboa DVD Instructional

One of the hardest positions to escape from in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is back control. Unless you’re really proficient at positioning and defensive grip fighting, you’re highly likely to get finished from there. Now imagine that even this ability to grip fight is taken away from you. that is exactly what the Crucifix position does. It is …

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Masahiro Iwasaki DVD Review: The Far East Half Guard

One of the best-attacking positions in BJJ is, without a doubt, the half guard. The half guard doesn’t only offer security, but it also opens up more avenues of attack than any of the bottom positions in grappling. In that sense, it beats the full guard by a mile. defensively speaking, the half guard is …

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Edwin Najmi DVD Review: “Mission Submission”

Are you a submission-only fanatic? If you are, you’re going to be stoked about this three-part BJJ instructional by a submission master! Edwin Najmi is one of the best submission artists of today, as confirmed by his recent invitation to the upcoming ADCC in September. So far we know he’s really good at chokes, particularly …

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Nicolas Cage Set To Star In Comic Book Based Jiu-Jitsu Movie

It seems that his fascination with Jiu-Jitsu is slowly spilling into Holywood. As of late, information has been ample on a bunch of cinematographic projects that either center around, or involve Jiu-Jitsu to some extent. From Netflix specials to MMA-themed movies and crazy action thrillers, BJJ is taking over Holywood! The latest information only confirms …

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BJJ Cross Training: Benefits Of Rock Climbing For Grapplers

Most people nowadays have the habit of training in at least one other martial art and/or supplemental strength and conditioning in addition to BJJ. Yet, when you ask most of them what it is they train, they answer “Jiu-Jitsu”. In that sense, people usually look to other disciplines in order to improve as a grappler. …

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