Easy Takedown For White Belts Who Don’t Want To Pull Guard




Easy Takedown For White Belts Who Don’t Want To Pull Guard


Another great video our friend Nick “Chewjitsu” Albin!


Oftentimes white belts will resort to pulling guard in competition out of fear of not having takedown experience. This takedown is low impact and easy to perform. Enjoy!


“I got a question on my blog recently asking about a solid takedown for a white belt with no prior wrestling or judo experience. In the video I share an effective takedown that I show to many of my new students. I’ve seen this technique work numerous times for my students and even myself in competition. It’s simple, effective and even if you haven’t wrestled a ton, is pretty easy to implement into the game.” – Chewjitsu



Stay in touch with Nick by visiting the links below!




Martial Arts with Arifa: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Braulio Estima




Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Braulio Estima


Braulio Estima is one of my favorite Jiu Jitsu fighters.


In this video Jordanian martial artist Arifa Bseiso talks with Braulio and gets him to show the audience a few techniques!


You can follow Arisa on Facebook and on Twitter.


PS. At first I was worried because I wouldn’t understand the language because there are no subtitles. The video is in English after about a minute.



More New Videos To Help You Escape Side Control




More New Videos To Help You Escape Side Control


Side control can be one of the most arduous situations to deal with as a BJJ white belt. If you are tired of being smashed for minutes on end, you are going to love these videos below!


Get out your notebooks because you will not want to forget any of these details. Thanks to Professors Adem Redzovic and James “300” Foster for these valuable insights.










If you want even more techniques to escape side control check out this article here.


I hope that you enjoyed this post and good luck on your BJJ journey!


A New Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Video Game Is On The Way




A New Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Video Game Is On The Way


Not only is there a new BJJ game on the way (For PC, Android and iOS), but you can also have yourself and your academy injected into the game via crowdfunding.


The game looks to be in the vein of retro 8-bit games like Pokemon and Final Fantasy. The makers of the game can explain better than I, so check out their video below and if you want to contribute to the making of the game, check out their indiegogo campaign!



How To Master Jiu-Jitsu – The 2 Most Important Aspects Of Training – Firas Zahabi




How To Master Jiu-Jitsu – The 2 Most Important Aspects Of Training – Firas Zahabi


If you like a good ol’ fashioned Jiu-Jitsu philosophical discussion then you are going to love this video. Tristar gym coach Firas Zahabi has been on a tear lately with fantastic BJJ instructionals and tutorials. Firas is widely known as the coach and friend of MMA legend Georges St-Pierre.



Firas studies under John Danaher. Check out this amazing brand new video from BJJ hacks featuring the great coach of great coaches.



How To Properly Wash Your Jiu Jitsu Gi




How To Properly Wash Your Jiu Jitsu Gi


The Jiu Jitsu Gi. Oh how we adore you. You are an extension of us and are symbolically representative of us. We take you into war on a daily basis. You are the weapon that our opponents use against us; you wear my weapon, and I, wear yours. Ironic is our relationship, yet we love you so.


We all love our BJJ Gi’s and we all hope that we can make them last as long as possible. It is not only important to properly care for your Gi to make it last for many years, but the proper care of your Gi will also prevent you from being the loathed “stinky person” to roll with.


Here are some helpful hints written by my teammate Nic C. followed by some supplemental videos on how to keep your Gi in pristine condition!


Cleaning Gi’s with vinegar and baking soda.


When you get home throw everything you sweat in into the washing machine, including your compression shorts/rash guard/cup/jock.


Throw in 1 -1.5 cups of distilled white vinegar, make sure you get your collar, arm pit, crotch areas on your Gi.


Depending on your washing machine: pre-soak or rinse without spinning in the vinegar + warm water. Let it sit and drain. (If I get home at 10pm I’ll let the vinegar work until i get up in the morning)


Then, add a cup of baking soda to the load and a small amount of detergent. (Too much detergent that doesn’t get rinsed out is what collects additional funk.)


Wash heavy with warm water. Use the second rinse if your machine has it.


If your gi is still a little funky, repeat the process. If it starts out the worst thing ever, seriously soak it in the vinegar. If you don’t want to do this whole process every time, do it every third wash and wash it heavy with Tide Sport in between, but again, don’t use too much detergent and rinse an extra time. Get vinegar and baking soda from a price club if you can. I get huge things of baking soda for pool maintenance for under $10, and the vinegar is equally cheap. If you get a brand new Gi, washing it in vinegar first will help set the color better.


If you have any questions just ask, or Google how to refresh old dingy cotton towels.






Filipina Who Crowdfunded Her Way To Worlds Wins Gold




Filipina Who Crowdfunded Her Way To Worlds Wins Gold


Blue Belt Meggie Ochoa won gold in the Rooster category of the 2015 IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Championships this past weekend.


The Atos Jiu Jitsu fighter was able to earn $4000 dollars for a plane ticket, registration and accommodations through crowdfunding. She didn’t use the major crowdfunding platforms (kickstarter, indiegogo, gofundme) but rather utilized, MAKEACHAMP.com to get the job done!


“I don’t know where to begin,” the athlete writes on Facebook. “It’s all still so surreal to me.


“Last year, this was all just a dream to me. I had no international competition experience, took a leap of faith, and crowdfunded my way to the world championships as a white belt through MAKEACHAMP.com. That marked the beginning of our shared journey.”


“With the ultimate goal of being a world champion at every belt level, I made a promise to keep the dream alive as long as I live and to share with you all the struggles and triumphs along the way.”


“Now, WE won the gold in 2 out of 5 belt levels! OUR hand was raised yesterday at the worlds as a blue belt!”



I don't even know where to begin!It's all still so surreal to me!First of all congratulations to all of our…

Posted by Meggie Ochoa on Saturday, May 30, 2015




It just goes to show that anything can be accomplished if you have the will, drive and determination! Congrats Meggie!