Support YJJarmlock escapes banner 728 x 90
maeda sensei, considered the forerunner of modern BJJ
When I herd that Jose Padilla of Narcos fame was producing a film centered around Mitsuyo Maeda, Rickson Gracie, and the origins of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I was pretty stoked. After all, BJJ has a pretty cool history. More than one, depending on who you ask. And that's the problem. When I read the...
Getting Tapped is Part of the Process My first few months of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu were like most people's: they kinda sucked. New students sparred from day one, usually against other new students. It was a military town, with a lot of young, tough men coming through. We literally had a...
What is Jiu Jitsu? Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a combat sport and a martial art for people with all statures to learn how to defend themselves when attacked by great adversaries using proper techniques. For beginners, it can be a thorn in the side to differentiate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate, and Tae Kwon Do. However,...
flograppling instagram
UPDATE: Tom Fogarty replied to our request for a comment, his full statement is below. We have yet to hear from FloGrappling. All of the pent up anger hiding under the surface at FloGrappling, an expansive streaming service with exclusive rights to stream IBJJF...
How The BJJ Red Belt Became a Political Weapon That Will Change Jiujitsu History
Source: jiujitsutimes youtube A few years ago jiu-jitsu fans were given a real treat. A feel good moment that quickly made the rounds across the internet. Rickson Gracie, one of the most beloved figures in the art, was awarded his red belt, making...
Every school has its way of doing things when it comes to warm-ups. Some schools do vigorous calisthenics, some practice tumbling, and movement, and others flow roll until they're warm. While all of these have their merit, it's not uncommon for the routine to grow stale. A good...
BJJ-competition-gi-spazzy-white-belt
If you’ve ever rolled with a brand-new athletic guy in BJJ, you likely had the ‘spazzy white belt’ experience.  People of all belt levels, in particular, more experienced white belts and blue belts, often complain about ‘spazzy white belts.’  New BJJ people who use a lot of strength and...
bjj-ringworm
There's a certain satisfaction you get from a hard night of training. Maybe you got tapped out a bunch of times, or maybe you ran through people. Either way, you did it. You took part in something that 90% of the population is unwilling or unable to do. Something...
quitting-bjj
If you have trained BJJ for any length of time, you are probably familiar with the fact that people quit BJJ constantly.  There are many reasons for people quitting BJJ.  Realistically, all of us grapplers will face one or several of the hurdles that cause many to fall off...
tapping-upper-belts
  A recent post in the BJJ Fanatics Facebook group about a two-stripe white belt bragging about submitting a two-stripe purple belt has sparked lively discussion online about the topic of lower belts tapping upper belts. The consensus is that the white belt should probably calm down, check their ego, and...