New promotions to report! Congratulations to all of you! Keep up the hard work! Hard work pays off! OSS!
Check out a video of the champ grappling below!
Congratulations for earning your Brown Belt Anthony Pettis! Keep up the hard work! Oss!
Brand new, hot off the press Polaris Pro BJJ Highlight video! Enjoy!
Congratulations to UFC fighter Michael Bisping for earning your BJJ Brown Belt! OSS!
Misfits MMA Head coach and BJJ Black Belt Brady Fink gave Michael Bisping his long deserved BJJ Brown Belt on 01/10/2015. Check out their new gym in Westminster, CA off of Goldenwest and Garden Grove Blvd.
Watch the promotion video below!
Finishing The Triangle (For People With Short Legs)
Everyone’s body type comes with inherent strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately for people with shorter legs, or people with a larger opponent in their guard, finishing a triangle choke can prove quite difficult. The three videos below contain excellent details for helping you finish this enigmatic and elusive choke.
The Best BJJ Vines Of 2014
Vine has quickly become one of the most popular social media networks in recent years. Vine allows users to upload 6 second videos to share with followers. A wealth of comedic material has been produced using this shortened video format. It did not take meme-makers long to start adding text to these video clips in order to make funny video memes.
We have compiled the 10 best BJJ vines of 2014 here for your viewing pleasure! (Click the speaker icon on each clip for audio)
Follow these pages on Vine for the best BJJ video memes:
White Belt BJJ Girl Beats Purple Belt
This is 26 year old Canadian, Sarah “The Bully” Smith. She is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt that is hellbent on being a Black Belt world champion in the future. Our friend Dainis Nguyen thought you all might like to see Sarah absolutely killing it in competition as a White Belt.
In the first video you have Sarah winning her match against another female who was a purple belt at the time. The second video has Sarah earning a No Gi win in about 8 seconds.
Keep an eye out for this up-and-coming BJJ Bully!
“Jesus Didn’t Tap.” Christian Churches Begin Supporting MMA
In a seemingly unlikely turn of events hundreds of churches have begun encouraging members to beat each other up because ‘men are made for combat’. You cannot make this stuff up folks. Christian MMA is on the way.
According to RawStory more than 700 evangelical US churches now integrate MMA (a combination of Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Greco-Roman Wrestling and Thai Boxing) into their ministry programs. The phenomenon has even been featured in a recent documentary film, 2014’s Fight Church.
This tactic has been used in the past to bring men to the Church. Again according to RawStory, “The notion that MMA and Christianity are compatible bedfellows is loosely based on the ideology of Muscular Christianity, a mostly-male, Victorian-era movement that linked the gospel with physical and mental toughness. Two leaders of the movement – Charles Kingsley, a clergymen and scholar, and Thomas Hughes, a celebrated Victorian era author (and boxing coach) – sought to counter the perceived feminization of Church and to attract men to the faith.”
I’m sure the thousands of women who do BJJ and MMA are loving hearing this…
What do you all think about this one? See you on Sunday?
(Sometimes memes do come true)
In the past you have seen our “Private Sessions” interviews, where we get to know various BJJ players. Now we will also be doing “Private Lessons” (you see what we did there?) videos featuring some of our favorite Jiu Jitsu personalities.
For this seventh installment of Private Lessons we are featuring Dainis Nguyen. Dainis is a Judo Black belt and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown belt. He has sent us numerous videos of himself seamlessly linking his Judo and Jiu Jitsu. After pleading with him for long enough I was able to convince him to do a Private Lesson video demonstrating some of his secrets. I hope you find this technique to be as helpful as I have!
Below is an example of Dainis using this technique to win a BJJ competition in 15 seconds!
Thank you Dainis Nguyen for the technique! To preview the next technique that Dainis is going to teach (in action) click here!
Connect with Dainis on your favorite social media sites:
Twitter = @Do_ThisFitness
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If you would like to film a Private Lessons video for us, or know someone you would like to see do a Private Lessons video. Please contact us!