Archive for 'COMPETITION'

Marcus Almeida vs. Andre Galvao-Open Weight Class Final (2013 Pan Americans)

Dan Faggella is a BJJ Pan Am Champion and writer for BJJ.ORG, Jiu Jitsu Magazine, and more. His focus is the study of world class athletes. You can visit the linked page here to get your [...]

Ralek Gracie & Metamoris: Changing the Grappling Competition Scene

In the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling tournaments, there are many that ring bells with the community.  Sure, we’ve all heard of NAGA and Grappler’s Quest and I’m sure most of us have attended these [...]

Match Breakdown: Kennan Cornelius vs. Weam Motei

Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks and lightweight BJJ. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, [...]

Marcelo Garcia On: Getting MEAN Rear Naked Chokes

Marcelo Garcia On: Getting MEAN Rear Naked Chokes

Back on the Keyboard again today, and pretty darn souped up about writing his week about Chokes and the best “Choke-ers” in the BJJ Universe. Today I wanted to talk a little bit about what is undeniably [...]

Rousimar Palhares – Heel Hook

So recently in another blog I had my brief rant on the Rousimar Palhares/David Avellan ADCC match from a few years back.  It was a perfect showcase of the true grappling talent that is Rousimar Palhares, [...]

FootlockFriday: Rousimar Palhares-Heel Hook  vs. David Avellan

FootlockFriday: Rousimar Palhares-Heel Hook vs. David Avellan

Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan is offering a Free DVD featuring breakdowns of some of Toquinho’s [...]

Jim Miller vs. Charles Oliveira – Kneebar Breakdown!

Dan Faggella is a competitor, BJJ writer, and owner of the Black Diamond Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Wakefield, RI. His passion lies in teaching, whether through articles, classes, or video. Learn more about his MMA [...]

Ben Askren Interview – Wrestling as an Advantage in Grappling and MMA

Dan Faggella is a National Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor, and author of “The Unexpected Champion” – which he authored after lengthy interviews with Ben Askren himself. To get the actual notes from Dan’s Ben Askren interviews [...]

Belcher Fights Bisping Tonight! (Interview)

Alan Belcher vs. Michael Bisping: The Time For Talking Is Over Alan Belcher is a top UFC competitor and is recognized as one of the best submission grapplers in America. His new “Immunity Course” is built [...]

Footlock Friday! Imanari Leg Lock Attack

Masakazu Imanari vs. Jean Silva Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu [...]