We often forget that EVERYBODY in the BJJ community, no matter how legendary, was once a white belt. Everybody, at one point or another, was just starting his or her own jiu-jitsu journey. Everybody has felt the excitement, and anxiety, of stepping on the mat for the very first time. Everybody has had those “white… Read More
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Next in our specially-curated a series of “Top Ten BJJ Videos for White Belts,” featuring a set of high-percentage techniques from the different key positions that every white belt should know, are the top 10 videos from the half guard. Whether you’re a brand new white belt or a seasoned black belt, the half guard… Read More
Atos HQ superstar black belt Luiza Monteiro will be fighting at the F2W Pro 147 this weekend! Here’s a peek into how she’s been preparing and what she thinks about the upcoming match against Elisabeth Clay! Watch it LIVE at FloGrappling this Saturday, July 17! Click the image below to watch the full VLOG!
Ever wondered what it’s like to join a BJJ competition class at the world-famous Atos Jiu-Jitsu Headquarters? Here’s a peek into what it’s like to train with Andre Galvao in back-to-back gi and no-gi training sessions with his students!
The Coronavirus pandemic has hit us all hard, in many different ways. For us BJJ practitioners, who often need our regular jiu-jitsu fix, social distancing measures and the preventative closures of academies around the world have created a major disruption in our lives. There’s no denying the importance of helping to slow the spread of… Read More
Jiu-jitsu is constantly evolving, and there’s no better proof of this than the emergence of many new “modern” BJJ guards. Basically, these include pretty much everything that isn’t a traditional closed guard, half guard, or the foundational open guards, like Spider Guard and the standard De la Riva Guard. You might be thinking, “But Spider… Read More
Next in our specially-curated a series of “Top Ten BJJ Videos for White Belts,” featuring a set of high-percentage techniques from the different key positions that every white belt should know, are the top 10 videos from the mount position. Mount is the one of the most dominant positions in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, providing tremendous –… Read More
De la Riva is one of the most versatile open guards in jiu-jitsu, and has played an important role in the development of a lot of today’s modern guards. It first appeared in Brazilian jiu-jitsu back in the early 1980s when legendary competitor Ricardo De La Riva began using it, putting it on the map with… Read More
Part of the magic behind the Atos team is the emphasis Professor Andre Galvao puts on drilling. If you want to win a major jiu-jitsu event, drilling is a must; hence his motto “Drill to Win.” But how does it actually work? And what’s the best way to drill BJJ techniques? Read on for some… Read More
Back in the day, the only way to watch jiu-jitsu techniques or training videos was to purchase a DVD series from BudoVideos. And there really wasn’t much out there for a very, very long time. Today, however, there’s a wealth of BJJ knowledge online, available 24/7, with just the click of a button on your… Read More