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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

How Much Of Your Jiu-Jitsu Is Influenced By Your Instructor?

    Ever wonder what influence your instructor will have in the long term over your Jiu Jitsu? If you will become technically similar to him, perhaps have the same or better success? In...

Royler Gracie Black Belt Tim Kennedy Set To Retire From MMA

    Tim Kennedy has released a big statement concearning his future in MMA. He is a former UFC competitor who has also appeared on a variety of other promotions including WEC, Strikeforce...

Nate Diaz Applying For Boxing Licence, Could a Boxing Match Against McGregor Be In Store?

    The Nate Diaz Conor McGregor fights have been the biggest MMA obsession in 2016. A truly interesting combination of skills in turn produced 2 of the fights that will be remembered in...

What is the Monkey Tail Guard?

  From the school of Atos comes yet another guard innovation. Usually these innovations are related to another Atos squad member – Keenan Cornelius but now we’re getting some top...

What To Do When Facing A Teammate In Competition

    Competing is one of the most enjoyable and stressful aspects of Jiu Jitsu. Going with your team at the venue and cheering for each other while fighting, being there for each other...

What are the most effective takedowns in BJJ?

    Takedowns are the mark of all grappling sports (Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo etc). They all rely on taking the fight to the ground, regardless of what you do afterwards. Let us...

Gracie Breakdown Featuring Vince Vaughn Deconstructs First Ever UFC Ezekiel Choke

    Sunday night was a unique night in the UFC history. The fight card for UFC Fight Night Phoenix featured a match between Aleksei Oleinik and Viktor Pesta. It is in this fight that...

Rashad Evans On Blackzilians Drama: “Worse Than 10 Highschools Put Together”

    The Blackzilians team seems to be no more. At least according to original member Rashad Evans. The impressive group that was operating since 2010 has splintered reportedly. Blackzilians...

Grappling Industries Boss Reveals 12.500 $ Wasn’t Enough To Secure A Match With IBJJF Competitor

    Just last night Garry Tonon threw some shade at the IBJJF all stars – Leandro Lo and Marcus Almeida Buchecha. To shade them he reposted their picture (attached below) and...

2 Main Reasons Why PED Use Should Never Be Tolerated in Sports

There seems to be some difference of opinion on whether allowing so-called performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in Brazilian jiu jitsu, mixed martial arts (MMA), and other sports should be tolerated or...

Shots Fired! Tonon Shades Lo and Buchecha

    Garry Tonon was recently stunned with how intense Leandro Lo and Buchecha look. Looks like bicep curls have been paying off for those two big time. Or something. Anyway, it wasn’t...

Joe Rogan Deconstructs Mackenzie Dern’s Chokoplata, Weighs In on SUG3

      Mackenzie Dern has been all about her very own omoplata combo in 2016. In addition to securing an impressive victory over Michele Nicolini at Worlds 2016 with it, she’s...

10 Surprising Things To Avoid With Herniated Disc

    Do you have an issue with your back? Are you in pain? Disc herniations are much more common than previously thought. Further, disc herniation may be asymptomatic. They may cause mild to...

Joe Lauzon Stunned With Decision, Swears To Advocate for Marcin Held

    UFC Fight Night Phoenix was an eventful night for everyone. But it’s a night neither Joe Lauzon nor Marcin Held will forget any time soon.  “I thought it sucked before when I...

Joe Lauzon vs. Marcin Held Full Fight – UFC Phoenix

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Augusto Mendes vs. Frankie Saenz – Full Fight – UFC Phoenix

           

John Danaher Talks One Sureway Of Speeding Up Your BJJ Progress

    Speeding up one’s progress is a preoccupation for almost every person who starts training jiu-jitsu. There are no easy solutions to this conundrum.   However one of the best...

Are There Better Alternatives For Core Strength Than Planks?

    Planks are hardly the epitome of exciting. You stare around the room while you wait for the timer to run out. As a basic exercise they have plenty of advantages – they strengthen...

[Video] Fighter Gets Choked Out – Wakes Up To Being Declared Winner

    This weekend something quite interesting happened at Invicta FC 21 proving just how hard it is to be a ref in mixed martial arts. The match in question was the duel between Celine Haga...

Abu Dhabi Results: Marcio Andre Shines, Wardzinski Makes It To Finals

    Abu Dhabi has been the host of another great event this weekend. We’ve had the pleasure of watching the 3rd stage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. Best of the best gathered from...

Award Winning Novelist & Star of Mighty Ducks Pens Essay On What’s It Like To Start Grappling

    J.D. Daniels is a former actor you might recognize if you’ve watched The Mighty Ducks series where he starred as Peter Mark. But more importantly he’s also an award winning...

Anderson Silva: McGregor’s Flaws are Clear, He Doesn’t Have Jiu-Jitsu

    While Conor McGregor’s name was written in the UFC history books recently with him being the first fighter to ever hold two belts simultaneously, Anderson “Spider”...

Cicero Costha Students Victims Of Alleged Travel Agency Fraud

    Cicero Costha team was along with their preparations for both the Abu  Dhabi Grand Slam and the Europeans when they hit a huge snag. Allegeldly a travel agent took the money for...

Mackenzie Dern Aiming For That Absolute Title, Outlines More Goals For 2017

    Mackenzie Dern is preparing hard for the Europeans. She reportedly decided late she wanted to sign up for Europeans and to keep her IBJJF ranking spot – no#1!   @ibjjf...