Check Out Demian Maia On The Latest Grappling Central Podcast!
In this episode, we are joined by arguably the greatest representative of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in MMA, Demain Maia. Demian talks about why he quit Kung Fu as a teen to start BJJ, funny stories from the mats and his excitement for a Welterweight title shot!
Ari Knazan Survives Internet Hate And Finally Earns BJJ Black Belt
Ari Knazan was promoted to BJJ black belt on November 24, 2016 by his coach and mentor Keith Owen. Ari is the creator of the popular YouTube channel “Submissions 101”.
Ari has faced many internet criticisms in the past and because of that was held at brown belt for what I think is an extended period of time, but rightfully so if you believe in the wisdom of Keith Owen.
Here is an example of some of the criticisms:
1) Films him beating on his know nothing white belt students and gives them theme songs, and puts them in slow-mo matches.
2) Films his students competing and puts captions on the screen when they get some “super specific 10th PJJ move” that really i’snt super specific.
3) Doesn’t actually compete himself (or roll with anyone good for that matter).
4) Tries to act all innocent and nice on the internet like he means no harm, but its all a scam because he knowingly sat and argued with several BLACK BELTS over on the UG.
5) Filmed himself doing a technique blatantly wrong, and advised EVERYONE to do it that way, then when he got scolded by EVERYONE, he took the video down because of his embarrassment.
6) Tries to work over the BJJ community (First was Eddie Bravo, so he could avoid having to actually wear a white belt. Ironic since it was no gi, he didnt have to wear a white belt, and he NEVER actually claimed to be a white belt in 10th PJJ, he just said he had “no rank, and is working on his purple shirt”).
7) Lied and said his guys all competed Intermediate and Advanced when several other competitors have said they were all in Novice and Beginner divisions (again, Ari wouldnt compete because he had to focus on “Coaching”, which was ironic because I’ve seen several competitors coach, and compete at the same time).
8) Lied about having been formally trained in BJJ prior to Eddie Bravo, and him filming his instructional YouTube videos (then later came out and said he attended “a couple of seminars”, but he wouldn’t say who taught the seminars, or where.)
9) Even lies about some of the JJJ he offers (he never would give sources of where his Ninjitsu training was from).
10) Denied rolling at his Chicago seminar (which is why the attendance was so low).
Hater are gonna hate but Ari has weathered the storm! Hear him tell his story below.
Making a basic BJJ Game Plan can be incredibly helpful for new competitors who aren’t exactly sure how to go about their techniques.
While a BJJ game plan rarely holds up exactly the way you intended. Like the old saying goes, “a plan never survives first contact,” Right?
There are some advantages to having a well drilled and defined game plan you intend to use.
1. Having a game plan helps eliminate hesitation of execution during a match (That’s when you can’t pull the trigger).
– It helps kill the nerves by giving you a better sense of preparedness and giving you a clear set of techniques to replay through your head before the BJJ competition.
– It helps control the pace and tempo of the BJJ match. If you initiate first you’re opponent will be forced to react to you.
– It makes it easier to adjust to new situations during the match. By having a clear game plan. Your mind will be more freed to adjust during the match. Opposed to having no game plan and having to focus on what you plan to use at every step of the way.
Aikido Guy Dominates A Fully Resisting BJJ Practitioner In Real Sparring [Bullshido]
In this daily dose of bullshido we have an Aikido master vs a BJJ Blue Belt. I suspect that this is an online blue belt because this would just not happen in real life. The Aikido guy has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to defeating BJJ practitioners.
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