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  • Competing in Brazilian Jiu JitsuWhile it may have been the original intention of Helio Gracie's to develop a martial art for real life combat, sport jiu jitsu is flourishing around the world and growing at an impressive pace. The United Kingdom is just one example of this. While 10...
  • Classic Quote from ArtChoke Media Book!
    on Feb 3, 2014 in artechoke media bjj funny
    "In a comparison of coolness, the berimbolo will always trounce the scissor sweep. The scissor sweep is your 1995 Ford Escort. Yeah, it starts, and it’s mostly reliable. It will get you from point A to point B and back again. But the radio onl...
  • How Often Do You Train BJJ?
    on Jan 31, 2014 in bjj training
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport where hard work and dedication matters a lot more than talent. While from time to time you will see guys that have a background in grappling and will come in doing well as white belts, as time goes by if they are not pu...
  • Casual to Serious Training
    on Jan 16, 2014 in bjj competition
    Most of us are training and enjoying the jiu jitsu lifestyle every day. You come to practice and normally you do ok against guys of the same grade. Some lower grades you can demolish while higher grades tend to beat you in sparring. One day however y...
  • Passing the Guard
    on Aug 21, 2013 in bjj passing the guard rodolfo viera
    Passing the guard in my opinion is one of the most important components of the BJJ game and the reason for the success of such all time greats as Roger Gracie and Rodolfo Viera.My thinking is that first you need to develop a strong bottom game, a goo...
  • How Long to BJJ Purple Belt?I think most academies you will go to, people will tell you that it does not matter what belt you are and that what is more important is technique. While I cannot agree more to this statement, belts count a lot in BJJ. While at white belt you sp...
  • BJJ and Your Girlfriend: Five Tips How to Get More Training In
    on Jul 29, 2013 in bjj girl friend girls training
    1. Try to avoid talking BJJ/UFC/Grappling related to her and NEVER do grappling moves on her. That will make her either MAD or BORED!!2. If you want to get some training in, you've got to make sure that your girlfriend is busy with something that she...
  • Roger Gracie back to Jiu Jitsu!We have all enjoyed Roger Gracie's mma career to date and no doubt if he continues he will have some success but I would like to dedicate this post to ask Roger to return back to BJJ!!Roger Gracie has had an incredible career on the BJJ circuit but e...
  • Changing of the GuardJiu jitsu is constantly evolving. The new generation of bjj superstars that included the "holy trinity" Roger Gracie, Marcelo Garcia and Ronaldo Jacare, have now moved on to new things, either MMA or bring up new competitors onto the scene. Few other...
  • Training BJJ to Improve, some experienceI am a second year blue belt at the moment. Up until a few months ago, I used to train around 3 times per week as the norm which I think is how much most guys train at my academy. Recently however the owners introduced a new time table with classes i...
  • The Gracies and the Birth of Valetudo
    on Dec 21, 2012 in film gracie jiu jitsu
    Victor Cesar Bota it looks like is still working on his debut film bring the story via film to the massess. I love it when I see some jiu jitsu in movies but I think it is also extremely important that the movie is well-made and shows jiu jitsu...
  • Marcelo Garcia X-Guard
    on Dec 18, 2012 in marcelo garcia x-guard
    I was just watching this video below of Marcelo Garcia sparring and just amazed how nice he uses that x-guard position to get under his opponent and sweep. Very often I get in this position where my opponent tries to pass from the top with the knee-s...
  • Roger Gracie Back Take
    on Dec 10, 2012 in bjj mma roger gracie
    Roger Gracie is a great inspiration for me. Below is a demo I found on youtube of his amazing back take technique which I will be working on in the next couple of weeks. What I like about it is it is something I think I can get to work against almost...
  • Deep Half Guard
    on Oct 1, 2012 in deep half guard ryan hall
    Working on my deep half guard guys! Enjoying the detail with this position. Used to find it difficult to get under there but as time goes on its natural.Ryan Hall in this video mentions one crucial aspect which is making sure your other hand does not...
  • Metamoris Pro!!October 14 Metamoris Jiu Jitsu Pro Invitational.A stacked card of super fights that will take place in San Diego CaliforniaRoger Gracie vs Marcus Almeida Buchecha will headline the event and I think everyone is interested to see how Roger will do aga...
  • Lucio Sergio Dos SantosFor those training in the UK, you probably know Lucio Sergio Dos Santos. I have had the pleasure of training with him and I can attest that he is truly one of the best bjj players I have had a chance to learn from, really great guy and a monster on t...
  • Half Guard
    on Jul 19, 2012 in bjj half guard sweep
    Working on my deep half guard at the moment. Very often it is hard to get the sweep from half guard when the guy on top defends heavily but allows me to get the arm under his leg for the deep half guard. So therefore I feel expanding my arsenal of ha...
  • BJJ Progression
    on Jun 7, 2012 in bjj black belt blue belt
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  • BJJ World Championships 2012The BJJ World Championships Start Today!!! Extremely exciting, watch them online on Budovideos.com or if you are lucky enough to be able to come to the event in person, even better!!Its a shame for Gracie Barra fans that we dont get a chance to see R...
  • BJJ Sweep Series
    on May 18, 2012 in bjj sweep series sweeps
    There are so few good sweep series videos out there to watch. This one I like a lot. Just runs you through some of the classic sweeps and maybe one you didnt really know so much.Everyone likes something and does it best. Me I like the last two, will...
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