World BJJ champion Mackenzie Dern offers advice to new female practitioners.
ZombieProof Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / Gi Techniques: Tap people out from inside their guard 🔥!!
Nova Uniao Co-Founder Wendell Alexander shows two killer techniques to tap your opponent when they aren’t expecting it ☠️ (The arm-triangle works gi or nogi) (Note: you must pin the far leg for the gi choke to work with proper pressure and they are suppose to think they can omoplata and armbars you)
As a competitive athlete in Jiu-Jitsu, nutrition is important. You have to fuel your body with all it needs to keep up with long classes, fast runs, and intense workouts. Since my Jiu-Jitsu journey started almost a year ago I’ve cleaned up my eating habits in many ways.
I started off by cutting out sweets, things like cookies, cake, and ice cream. From there I cut out junk foods, things like chips and sugar cereal. I wanted to put things into my body that had a purpose and that weren’t just a filler. For most athlete’s those restrictions wouldn’t be a huge deal, but as a junior in high school, food is a very social thing.
Friends want to go out for ice cream runs, grab pizza at lunch, and go to half off’s at 10 PM on Saturday. It also seems they want to do all these things right before a tournament and it gets really hard to say no. You want to hang out with friends, but you don’t want to eat that stuff.
Before my last tournament I cut out pizza and pasta from my diet. I started eating lots of tuna and protein shakes (not together of course) because that’s what felt good when I put it in my body. So of course, right when I started that, all of my friends wanted to have a pizza night.
Luckily for me, the pizza place also had salad.
Living in a small town, restaurants are a popular place to hang out. Sadly, you are supposed to actually buy food for them to let you stay there. A lot of weekends after sporting events or while hanging out, my friends and I will go get appetizers at Applebees. It always gets awkward when everyone is eating and I’m downing my fifth glass of water. Not only is it awkward to sit and watch people eat, but its hard!
I like food just as much as anyone else so its not easy to say no, even when its saying no to foods that aren’t good for me. It’s also tough when you go with friends to get ice cream and have to pass when its your turn to order.
None of that is easy, but its all worth it. The feeling of knowing that you are only putting things into your body that are going to fuel it, is a good feeling. You know that you are taking baby steps to reach your goals. You have to make some sacrifices in order to be successful.
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How To Have The Most Brutal Side Control Ever! Pure Jiu-Jitsu Gold!
If you want to be able to effectively submit your opponent, you need to be able to control them first. It’s frustrating to pass his guard only to lose control after.
In the video below Royce Gracie black belt, Roy Marsh, shows the most brutal side control I’ve seen.
How Many Times Per Week Should I Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu As A White Belt?
How much you train BJJ will depend on how well you can balance your life, schedule your time, and how well your body holds up to the rigors of training.
Here is a guide to how often you should train per week:
Once – Progress will be slow, you won’t get in shape from BJJ alone, and classes will feel disconnected. This can be OK once you have experience and want to take it easy for a while.
Twice – You will gradually get better, but lessons will still be feel disconnected unless your school follows a good curriculum from week to week.
Three – Three times per week is a sweet spot for most people, giving them a chance to get in a steady rhythm of training while still having days off to rest and manage their normal life.
Four – This is where you start getting serious. You will need to be better disciplined with your rest and diet and managing the rest of your life, but it will be very rewarding for your BJJ.
Five or more – You’re getting serious! You can expect to improve quickly, but you also need to be very careful about overtraining and getting injured. This is what you need to be doing if you want to compete and earn your belts quickly.
If you are young and have no real responsibilities, make everyone else jealous by training as much as you can! Don’t slack in the rest of your life, and go to college and get that big job or whatever your long term goals are, but don’t miss the chance to train a lot while you are young, healthy and carefree!
For the rest of us bitter responsible adults, you’ll need to plan around work and family duties. You may get friction from your spouse if you disappear to the BJJ gym every night, but I’ll leave it to you to sort out your marital disputes.
I recommend beginners aim at 2-3 classes per week until your body can handle it, then try to push up into 3-5.
BJJ Legend Rodolfo Vieira Wins His MMA Debut!
World class jiu-jitsu black belt, ADCC and IBJJF World champion Rodolfo Vieira made quick work of his MMA debut on Saturday February 12, with a first round submission win over Zarylbek Daniyar of Kyrgyzstan.
Fighting on an MMA event called Arzalat in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Vieira appeared in the main event versus the 1-1 Kyrgyz fighter.
Working behind a jab, Vieira felt out the opening minutes of the round before hitting a lightning-quick takedown near the fence. A few slick transitions from knee-ride to mount gave him positional dominance. Some soft strikes forced Daniyar to turn, exposing the fighting-ending rear naked choke at 2.27.
Cornered by his original jiu-jitsu coach Julio Cesar Pereira of GF Team and his head MMA coach Ricardo Liborio of American Top Team, Vieira looked comfortable and confident in his first outing in the ring.
Light Heavy Weight 89.0kg – 93.5kg
⚫︎Daniiar Zarylbek Uluru＜Kirghiz＞
スリーパーホールド 2'27 pic.twitter.com/xvZgE6z6ku
— REAL MMA (@FightingGlobe) February 12, 2017