Throwback: Luke Rockhold Rolling With Gui Mendes

February 14, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Jiu-Jitsu |

luke rockhold vs gui mendes

UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold spent a few days in 2013 working on his Jiu-Jitsu with brothers Rafael and Guilherme Mendes at the Art of Jiu-Jitsu Academy in California.

Gui Mende assessed the ground level of the then Jiu-Jitsu brown belt in a interview with Tatame (in Portuguese)

“He is a brown belt and is very tough, even for someone who has a focus on MMA. He fights well in all positions and is strong. We do not think that he has that game on the ground that only uses MMA position. He has trained in kimono and has very good moves. “said Gui


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250 Pound Football Player Said He’s Too Big And Strong For Jiu-Jitsu To Work On Him

February 12, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Jiu-Jitsu |

In the following video, a 250lb Football player decides to challenge a BJJ black belt to a grappling match. Although Football isn’t a martial art, it is a sport that involves pushing and pulling opponents who are sometimes upwards of 300lbs, so naturally, this player (in the black shorts) feels his size and strength will be too much for the BJJer.



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Kid Uses Heel Hook To End Bathroom Fight

February 11, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Fight, Jiu-Jitsu |

kid uses heel hook to end school fight

Pretty cool to see young kids just calling it out as an mma move and letting it happen vs screaming for him to cut that shit out.



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4 Years Of Wrestling vs 2 Years Of Jiu-Jitsu

February 10, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Jiu-Jitsu |

4 years of wrestling vs 2 years of jiu jitsu

I’m sure many of you have rolled with someone that has little to no BJJ training but they’ve wrestled, a lot. They usually smash all the lower belts and give the upper belts a hard time. At what point of your Jiu-Jitsu training are you able to overcome a wrestler who’s had significant mat time?

Here’s an interesting experiement to test that question. The Jiu Jitsu Jesus posted this video:

Two of my guys rolling in the teen and adult class, the white belt is 16 with 4 years of wrestling, the yellow belt is 15 with almost 2 years of Jiu Jitsu. I asked both of them BEFORE I recorded if I could use the title I picked because there is always an argument about which is better.


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Boxing vs Jiu-Jitsu: Can You Get the Takedown?

February 5, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Jiu-Jitsu |

This is a really important video that every Jiu-Jitsu person needs to see. It shows what happens when you can’t take a person down and he knows how to strike. He will box you up and knock you out. As a Jiu-Jitsu person I know that in order for my Jiu-Jitsu to be effective, I need to take the fight to the ground and if I can’t do that, my Jiu-Jitsu is useless. Learn takedowns now! Stop pulling guard and start shooting doubles!



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Guy Puts On A Jiu-Jitsu Clinic In A Street Fight

February 1, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Jiu-Jitsu |

jiu jitsu clinic in a street fight

This video will make any Jiu-Jitsu practictioner proud!



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John Danaher: 80-90% Of Training Should Be With People Of Lower Skill Level Than You

January 31, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Jiu-Jitsu |

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Raf Esparza: You don’t want to train with someone whom is not going to push you or not submit you right?

Danaher: It depends what you’re training for. People have a mistaken impression that you should always be training with the toughest guys which is not true at all I believe. *About 80 to 90 percent of your training should be people who are significantly of a lower level skill level than you are and as you get into competition mode, you start rolling with guys who are your own skill level or a little better but I do believe that it is a common misunderstanding that you should always be training with people better than yourself.*It’s very very hard to develop your technical skills on people that are better than you. You will develop your defensive skills but ultimately the point of Jiu-Jitsu is to defeat people and not to become difficult to submit. So there is this common misunderstanding: “To be the best, you have to train with the best” yes to some degree I do believe it’s important in your early days in training to feel what qualities Jiu-Jitsu feels like so you need to roll with someone good but as you progress I always believed that around 80% of your training should be with significantly lower level people than yourself so you can practice new techniques and you can expand your repertoire you can do these things when you go in to the nail with someone of your own skill level.



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A Cop Who Knows Jiu-Jitsu Is 10x More Effective At His Job As Seen In This Video

January 28, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Jiu-Jitsu |

There are countless videos out there of 2,3 even 4 or more cops struggling to subdue a resisting suspect. In most of these videos the officers are using strikes and baton hits to try to bring the suspect under control and fail miserably and embarassingly. This can be attribute to police officers being wholly untrained in grappling.

On the flip slide, here’s a video of what it looks like when a police officer has trained Jiu-Jitsu and can easily subdue and control a suspect.



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Throwback: Andre Galvao Destroys Fake Black Belt In Competition

January 26, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Jiu-Jitsu |

andre galvao fake jiu jitsu black belt

Here’s a classic video of Andre Galvao styling on a fake Jiu-Jitsu black belt.

The guy’s name is Martin Suarez and when asked about this video, this was his response:

“Hey Mike, I am not a black Belt in BJJ, my ranks are as follow, 2 degree black belt in the Yudansha Fighting System, First Degree Black Belt by the Kodokan Judo Institute, Black Belt in Shin Tai Judo and Ju jitsu association,, I hold and Honorary black belt title by Budo Kai International. I have fought in the cage and in the ring, no much nonetheless have experience in the MMA world, I considered myself well rounded Teacher and competitor, Have had the opportunity to train with several BJJ instructors, but I like to keep my rank in my style because that is where I found my love for jujitsu and MMA. I have had the opportunity to compete in several BJJ competitions,however I can tell you form BJJ instructors and my own experience that I considered myself to the level of Brown belt in BJJ, I started my martial arts @ the age of 5 years old, my dad was a Goju Ryu Instructors and since then I have learn several martial arts, including Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Muay Thai, Kali, and the variations of these, no gi grappling and so on. Thanks for the question.”



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This One Detail By Rickson Gracie Will Make Your Mount Escape Unstoppable

January 23, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Jiu-Jitsu |

Many times in Jiu-Jitsu it’s just one tiny detail that separates success from failure when it comes to performing a technique. In this classic video Rickon gives Budo Jake a small detail that makes his upa mount escape not only effective but unstoppable.


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