The Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt "Blues"
Published on by Erin Herle

It’s a fact that many jiu jitsu drop outs are blue belts. Why this belt instead of white, purple, brown or even black belt— the end of the road for promotions? Many will tell you it’s the most frustrating belt and it’s the belt of discovery and that it’s the mark of a serious commitment.

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Bruno Frazatto - Building A Dream
Published on by Charlie

Bruno Frazatto is considered one of the best Featherweights in BJJ history. In this documentary, we spent a day with this Jiu Jitsu legend as he dedicates his time building his dream one step at a time. Additionally, Bruno talks about his training history with Roberto Godoi, Leozinho Vieira, Ramon Lemos at Atos, the Mendes brothers and finally with Andre Galvao at Atos San Diego.

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DJ Jackson spent the last year in search of opportunity and adventure. Opportunity in terms of pursuing BJJ as a career with a solid income, and adventure by traveling to nearly 10 different countries. The Lloyd Irvin black belt has spent most of his adult life on the mats, competing, teaching, and training. And only recently did he make a big change to his goals.

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This is one of the simplest and effective De La Riva sweeps against a standing opponent. The position is from Vicente Junior's first De La Riva Guard instructional. In order for you to sweep your opponent, you will need to underhook the leg on the DLR side. Once you get the underhook a wealth of reversal opportunities are available to you.

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Photos By: Kinya Hashimoto

Ever since I started training jiu-jitsu I wanted to be a black belt competing at the highest level. And here I am, diving deep into the lightweight division and facing the top female voted best of the year at the first major of the tournament of the season. How does one prepare for that? It’s all mental, really.

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The beginning of the year marks a start for many things for many people. In regard to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the challenge becomes getting back into a routine after the holidays. No matter where you are on this Earth, there is no doubt that some sort of break was taken for family and friends, vacations, staycations, or just plain well-deserved rest.

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In this series, American BJJ sensation Gianni Grippo shines a light on his highly illustrious Berimbolo game. All of these techniques have been drilled, tested and retested to ensure their effectiveness against nearly all situations and skill levels. Don't miss out Join the Bolo Revolution!

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Paul Schreiner is well-known as one of the masterminds behind the success of the Marcelo Garcia Academy competition team. His approach to teaching and his ability to dissect even the most advanced positions into fundamental concepts is remarkable. If you are looking to improve your game or enhance your understanding of the half guard, this instructional is a must have!

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