We talk to black belt competitor Matheus Gonzaga about his time training with Rodolfo Vieira, coaching at Bernardo Faria’s school, training at Atos, having more BJJ fighters in his family, and what it is really like being an uke for Professor John Danaher.
We talk to Jason Hunt about his time learning in Brazil, his start in Judo, how he thinks of guard passing in a geometrical way, how he started his own academy with Kenny Florian, why he prefers teaching concepts to moves, what it was like learning BJJ in the 1990’s, training and working with Romulo Barral, Gabriel Arges, Edwin Najmi, and more!
We sat down with Paul Schreiner to talk about his start in BJJ, his time at the Marcelo Garcia Academy, his upcoming series on BJJ Fanatics, what connected reaction means, and how to best learn grappling concepts and techniques.
We sat down with Jon Thomas to talk about developing a double sleeve open guard game, what double sleeve is, his modalities of training, how he develops and learns, differences in training in Sweden, his start in BJJ, how he thinks new students can learn, and more!
Today we get to talk to Alec Baulding, ADCC Trials Champion, Alliance black belt, and instructor and we discuss his BJJ Youtube channel, taking ownership of your jiu-jitsu, learning as a black belt, how he uses video to learn and improve, how he had to start learning technique as a brown belt, and more.
We talk to open guard specialist and elite competitor Lucas Valente about how he built one of the best open guards in BJJ, how to mix open guard with guard recovery, having a diverse guard, who was his most difficult training recently, and more. Check out Lucas’s series’s The Classic Open Guard and The Guard Retention Encyclopedia right now on BJJ Fanatics.
We talk to black belt guillotine specialist and ADCC veteran John Combs about how he studies videos from BJJ Fanatics (including how he studied leading up to his ADCC Trials championship), his background in both wrestling AND physical education that helps him in grappling, having the second-most EVER black belt guillotine wins, which educated New Zealand grappling coaches series he enjoys on BJJ Fanatics (hint), and more. Check out John’s series’ Mastering The Guillotine and The No-Gi Gameplan: Takedown, Pass, Finish now on BJJ Fanatics.
BJJ Fanatics sat down with black belt no-gi world champion Johnny Tama to talk about how he developed an elite open guard, how he won a world title coming from Ecuador, how he changed his mental training for better results on the mat, his thoughts on modern no-gi tournaments, and more. Check out Johnny’s series’ The Aggressive Open Guard: No-Gi and The Aggressive Spider Guard now on BJJ Fanatics.
BJJ Fanatics sat down with brown belt no-gi world champion & BJJ Fanatic Giancarlo Bodoni to talk about his teaching and learning style, how he won a world title a few months after injury, what it is like training and teaching with Bernardo Faria, his start in BJJ, and more. Check out Giancarlo’s series’ The Closed Guard Arsenal: Sweeps & Back Takes, Submission Arsenal: Closed Guard, and Single Legs From Everywhere now on BJJ Fanatics.
Nick Rod talks about his grappling career, and how he uses his wrestling game for grappling.