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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Rodolfo Vieira on BJJ: It’s really Tough To Train Hard 9 or 10 Times a Day to Win… Prestige?

  Rodolfo Vieira retired from bjj at a very young age – 25. At that point he had already won 5 world titles. He has since re-foccussed on MMA and even won his first fight via a submission...

Wrestling Coach Accused to Raping 2 Boys Held on 369 Counts

    It’s becoming more and more apparent with each passing day that combat sports are fertile grounds for predatory coaching stuff. The latest to have been uncovered is Ron Gorman, 51...

What Do You Do If Your Instructor Doesn’t Teach ANY Stand Up

Takedowns. The most spectacular techniques in grappling. A show of aggressiveness, physical attributes, timing and skill with each succeeded takedown. But they are rarely trained as often as they...

Why Does It Take Around 10 Years To Get A Black Belt In BJJ?

Why does it take so many years (for the average practitioner) to get a black belt? This is quite complicated but let’s consider a few factors. The average time it takes someone to reach black...

MMA Fighter Gets Headkicked After Horrible Kick Attempt

    Legacy Fighting Alliance seems to be the scene to try random moves. Just couple weekends prior Katherine Roy attempted some sort of fist helicoptering only to lose to Mackenzie Dern by...

Urijah Faber Reveals Grappling Superfight Against Miyao In The Works

  Looks like Urijah Faber will be trying out his submission grappling skills once again. The former UFC fighter famous for his guillotine has a grappling match on schedule against one of the...

Rockhold Snipes Back at Werdum: I’ll make You look Worse than USADA did!

    Fabricio Werdum didn’t take too kindly to being challenged by a man not one but two weight categories below – Luke Rockhold former UFC Middleweight champion. Rockhold issued...

Police Arrest BJJ Instructor For Knocking Out a Man Who Opposed Verbal Harassing of a Woman

    St. Patrick’s day is a day that often causes a big influx of people in the emergency rooms. This past holiday was no different. A University of South Florida engineering student...

Analyzing These 3 Grapplers Will Benefit All Martial Artists & Fight Fans

    Jack Slack is a pen name of a unknown freelancer famous for his great coverage of combat sports. In the latest feature he’s turned attention to the 3 grapplers everyone should...

Leandro Lo Added To IBJJF Pro League Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Leandro Lo has been on a serious tear this year. His strength and determination are reaching whole new levels. He’s already won 2 double golds this year at Europeans and at Pan...

Luke Rockhold Eager To Go Up a Weight Class to Face Fabricio Werdum

    After Ben Rothwell was pinged by the US Anti Doping Agency (USADA) Fabricio Werdum found himself looking for another opponent for UFC 211. Many names were thrown in the ring among them...

Renowned Rock Magazine Set To Host Live Band Member Jiu-jitsu Tournament

    Kerrang! is a UK-based magazine devoted to rock music, currently published by Hamburg based Bauer Media Group. It was first published on 6 June 1981 as a one-off supplement in the...

Why No Gi Practitioners Should Also Train in the Gi

In Jiu-Jitsu, you rarely see Gi practitioners who refuse to train No Gi, but the large majority of “NoGi only” practitioners literally hate the Gi and never train in it. Why is that?...

Photo Evidence Disproves Rigan Machado’s Statement, Saucido Taught For Him At Flagship Academy

    Earlier today we reported that Rigan Machado issued this statement: This statement confirms Rigan Machado has had business dealings with Sex Offender Paul Saucido in the past. Prior to...

Machados Issue Statement regarding Rigan Machado, Rigan Denies Promotion Of Sex Offender Saucido

    One of the main stories that shook the bjj world yesterday was the mystery case of who promoted Sex Offender Paul Saucido to the rank of bjj black belt.  As a reminder Saucido is...

Dan Bilzerian Gets A $500,000.00 Offer To Fight In MMA Debut

    Trust fund baby and pro poker player Dan Bilzerian  might just get his wish and knock another item of his bucket list – to be in an MMA fight. Florida born Bilzerian  is known...

Carlson Gracie Jr. Outlines Carlson Gracie Gym’s Graduation System

    Getting promoted is no easy feat in bjj, and it used to be even harder. You can read many interesting stories of old times around the web, times when even a blue belt would be a rarity...

ONE Championship Announces Garry Tonon vs Shinya Aoki for May

    Back in October BJJEE learned that Shinya Aoki had a dream matchup in mind – a grappling superfight against Garry Tonon. Would you like to compete in grappling competitions again?...

Black Belt Promotion Of Sex Offender Paul Saucido – Who Is Responsible?

  Yesterday a startling information came to light thanks to the vigilant reporting by Georgette Oden. Oden was startled to find out that someone who is registered as a sex offender has since...

Michelle Nicolini Added To ONE: Kings Of Destiny Card, Opponent Revealed

    It’s been slightly over a year since Michelle Nicolini made her debut over at ONE. One of the most decorated athletes of all time in jiu-jitsu will be trying out her luck in the...

Bellator Rounds Up List Of Prospects For Fedor’s Debut

    There’s much hype surrounding the return of Fedor Emelianenko to the big scene. However his upcoming debut might be different then we anticipated. According to...

Jiu-Jitsu Helps Man Lose 257 Pounds

    Jiu Jitsu has been a magnificent instrument for transformation of the multitudes. Weight loss success stories are by no means rare but this one is quite spectacular. It features the...

Lo Dominates En Route To Double Gold & More Results from Day 2 of IBJJF Pan Ams

    DAy 2 of Pan Ams had much excitement. Black Belts returned on the mats once more to finish the road started on day 1. One of the biggest excitements of the day was black belt newbie...

Learn The Pass The Unstoppable ‘Mermaid Pass’

    Jiu Jitsu lands itself to constant innovation. The changes the game has gone through the years are remarkable. Many innovators walk among us and keep working constantly on inventing new...