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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Death of 19 Year Old Jiu-Jiteiro in Canada a Possible Homicide

    Early morning on Saturday a 19 year old man was rushed to the hospital in Regina, Saskatchewan in Canada. According to cbc.ca reports: “The Regina Police Service (RPS) received a...

Leandro Lo Talks Damage From That Very Tight Kneebar – Confirms Appearance At Worlds

    Yesterday the snap above alarmed members of the bjj community across the globe. The gnarly angle of the leg in the kneebar seemed to elicit a lot of controversial responses. There are...

Rafael Mendes Retires – at age 27

    Much has been rumored about the lack of application for Worlds by Rafa Mendes and now he’s issued his own statement and video. According to AoJ site: MAY 22, 2017 “I’VE...

Charlie Hunnam Reveals Main Goal – To Get a BJJ Black Belt by The Time He’s 45

    Movie King Arthur may not have gotten the best reception around the world but that’s no hindrance for the main star who was bitten by the bjj bug in the process of making the...

Joe Rogan And Jocko Willink Explain How BJJ Makes “Assasin Nerds”

  Jiu-Jitsu is quite a cerebral art but it asks for a certain degree of physical readiness to boot. Still even someone of  Willink ‘s stature admits that prior to his bjj training he...

UFC Pulling Another One on Maia- GSP Expected To Return To Welterweight

    UFC’s long list of questionable moves tied up plenty of divisions but after plenty of ruffle from the Middleweights they want that mess settled. As a reminder Georges St-Pierre...

Gordon Ryan Injured In A Freak Accident At Gym

    Gordon Ryan has undergone a huge transformation over the last several months. He went from a very chiseled skinny physique to an impressive 213 lbs.   213 @f2wpro @musclepharm...

[Video] Daniel O’Brien Competes At Local Tournament Blindfolded

  Daniel O’Brien is a bjj competitor known to a wider audience as a competitor at EBI. He’s also a black belt under Johnny Lee Smith and competes for Triad MA! Of course he’s...

Aikido & BJJ Black Belt Ray Butcher: The Main Difference Between The Two Is Intention

  A lot of people separate bjj and aikido claiming a world of difference between the two martial arts. After all BJJ is in part to blame for the loss of popularity aikido has suffered over the...

12 Year Old Girl Scores Submission Victory Over Opponent Twice Her Age!

    Japan had some very strange matches to this date. But perhaps one of the most controversial was matching 12 year old girl against the 24 year old woman.     Some controversy...

The Monumental Importance Of Understanding that Training and Competition Rolling Should Not Be Approached the Same

  How often do you meet jiujiteiros who just non stop use their A game in training?   Often times in bjj gyms you hear about these beast members of the team. You’ll meet some of these...

How To Deal With A Gym That Won’t Let You Do Leglocks

written by Nick Chewy Albin of  chewjitsu.net     Should you be able to practice Leg Locks in BJJ? I believe most of us will answer this question with Yes. Leg Locks have become such an...

Cole Miller: Arona Would Be The Most Exciting Grappler Of All Time If Steroids Made For Better BJJ

    Everything that has been going on with Paolo Miyao has once again started up the discussions regarding doping in jiu-jitsu. And while many condemn Miyao – especially following his...

2nd Edition of Combat Jiu-Jitsu Tournament Set To Feature Females at EBI12

    Back in March the first ever Combat Jiu-Jitsu mini tournament was held as a part of the Eddie Bravo Invitational. But looks like the event has managed to captivate enough attention to...

Romulo Barral Not Retired After All – Ready To Compete at Worlds

    Just last year Romulo Barral had his emotional retirement from the IBJJF Worlds. Romulo Barral, aged 34 is a black belt under Vinicius Magalhaes and competes for Gracie Barra, where he...

Pedro Sauer Talks Challenge against 100lbs Heavier Wrestler and First Ever BJJ Class

  Pedro Sauer started bjj career as a small lanky teen Rickson Gracie brought to class one day when he was about 15 years old. Sauer described that experience as deeply humbling as he was...

Demi Lovato Talks Up Jiu-Jitsu, Advises Everyone To Try It

    Pop star Demi Lovato is one of the biggest celeb fans of jiu-jitsu right now. Not only is she not shy about trying on techniques and posting all over social media, she’s also come...

Roger Gracie & Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida Set to Rematch in Rio de Janeiro

    Metamoris had it’s ups and downs but one definitive upside was a really cool match they put together – the one between GOAT Roger Gracie and a fierce modern age king of...

Georgian Judo Team’s Secret Routine You’d Never Guess

    Georgian Judo has quite a few interesting names – among them Georgian born Greek judoka legend Ilias Ilidis. Indeed judokas in Georgia work a lot on honing their skills.  ...

[Video] 17 year old BJJ Blue Belt (135 lbs.) versus Ninjitsu Black Belt (185 lbs.)

  Every now and then we get to see an interesting challenge match. The latest in line of interesting challenges is 17 year old Judo Brown Belt / BJJ Blue Belt (135 lbs.) versus Ninjitsu Black...

Woodley Wants 7 Figures To Face Demian Maia in Brazil

    Tyron Woodley knows how much he is risking by accepting a Demian Maia match. This is why he’s reportedly asking for 7 figures! Woodley spoke with the MMA Hour confirming just...

Purple Belt Is The Tip Of The Iceberg

written by Nick “Chewy” Albin of chewjitsu.net     What does it mean to be a BJJ Purple Belt? What should you focus on at this stage of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu? This is a question I...

Polaris 5 reveals First Part Of Killer Card

    Looks like Polaris is gearing up to host another killer grappling card. UK based event unvailed it’s first matches – We are pleased to announce the top of the card for...

Cavaliers’ Deron Williams Owns MMA Gym, Wants to Compete in BJJ

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is very appealing to a number of pro athletes. Some consider it a great way to keep in shape in the off season while others think it improves their safety and the...