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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Kayla Harrison: “I’m very Fortunate People I Train With Don’t Treat Me Different From The Guys”

    World of female MMA is relatively young. So it’s no surprise Kayla Harrison is taking a trip down the rabbit hole. After all she comes from the world of judo where there’s a...

Pico Admits His Game Might Be Very Flawed Following Sub Loss

    Aaron Pico got a very rude awakening yesterday. He succumbed to a guillotine after a mere 24 seconds. “He caught me with that uppercut, it was a nice uppercut by him,” Pico told...

Being Efficient as an Older BJJ Practitioner

  Does moving slower on that mat during BJJ training make you lazy? This is a worry that one of our friends has currently with his training. He is a 40 year old 2 stripe white belt and is...

BJJ Black Belt Dan Swift Convicted Of Dog Fighting

      In August last year black belt former mma fighter Dan Swift was busted for running a dog fighting ring. Swift was found guilty of three felony counts of animal fighting, a...

How To Utilize Jiu-Jitsu Books To Further Your Own Skill

written by Nick Chewy Albin of  chewjitsu.net       Want a few tips on how to use your BJJ book? Maybe the book is just filled with awesome content and BJJ techniques. Well how do you...

Benson Henderson Subdues AJ Agazarm In Gi Match

    Former UFC fighter and ADCC vet Benson Henderson had quite an interesting match against the former Nogi World Champion from Gracie Barra – AJ Agazarm. Agazarm came off strong even...

How Training With UFC Featherweight Champ Max Holloway Helped me Break the Blue Belt Blues

Guest post by Ari Christopoulos, a blue belt under Carlos David Oliveira, a fourth degree black belt under Roberto “The Spider” Traven. Youth Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach at Phoenix...

How To Spot The Signs And Take Care Of Your Body While Training BJJ

    Jiu-jitsu is an amazing sport. The physical and mental stimulation it provides is simply irreplaceable. Yet it takes quite a toll on the body. And regardless of your age and enthusiasm...

Kyra Gracie Talks Organizing Clash Of Kings: Roger Gracie Rematch With Buchecha

    On July 22 and 23, at the Carioca Arena 1, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro an epic rematch will be taking place Roger Gracie a 10x Worlds Winner will be combating the other 10x...

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady Grapples With A Sumo Wrestler

    New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady recently got a chance to try his luck in a grappling match. While on a visit to Japan Brady opted to go meet some famous sumo wrestlers and get...

UAEJJF Introduces Legend Category as Part of Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Season

  UAEJJF has been at the forefront of innovating jiu jitsu. Just earlier this season they introduced some changes regarding national qualifiers in order to spice up the finals and introduce some...

Throwback: Ronda Rousey Grapples Kayla Harrison in Judo Tournament

  Ronda Rousey’s martial arts career might be coming to a close just as Kayla Harrison is nearing her own MMA debut. The one time USA Judo Team roommates have long been acquainted with...

Nicky Ryan Receives Purple belt At Age 15

    Nicky Ryan has proven himself quite a good competitor having defeated Marvin Castelle – a 10th planet brown belt and placed 3rd in the ADCC trials this year. The young Danaher...

Jacare Determined To Improve Wrestling Before Returning To The Cage

    Jacare had a very rough time in his last bout against Robert Whittacker. Whittaker faced Ronaldo Souza in April . He won by second-round TKO. The win also earned Whittaker his third...

Vagner Rocha To Grapple On the Same Card As 16 Year Old Daughter

    Vagner Rocha is steadily preparing for his big duel against DJ Jackson at Grappling Pro Championship. However one fun fact about the event is that it’s also set to feature his 16...

Ryan Hall: I Look More At Older Generation Because Their Game Is More Complete

    Ryan Hall has an endless list of competitive credits however one thing you’ll always hear repeated over and over when it comes to Hall is just how amazing his instructionals are....

The Olympic Games Cut 56 Wrestlers From Tokyo 2020

    Some bad news for the grappling community. The International Olympic Committee announced that due to the addition of five new sports and 15 new events some older programs – like...

Compilation Of Best Stretches And Neck Pain Exercises Available Online

  Neck pain and issues are a huge deal for everyone involved in grappling. Many of the most debilitating injuries are tied to the neck area and it’s been a big point of struggle for many...

Dillon Danis Is now Training Alongside Miyao Brothers At Unity

    Dillon Danis is preparing hard for his Polaris bout with Garry Tonon and the ADCC. Following a non starter performance at Worlds Danis has opted to change up the camps a bit and visited...

Mackenzie Dern Comments On Weight Issue, Says She’s Nearing Decision To Give Up Either BJJ or MMA

    Mackenzie Dern is a veteran of sport bjj at age 24. She’s done so much for the female bjj scene it’s no wonder that it’s hard to be faced with a decision that she has...

Jiu jitsu Rehab Series: Ankle Injuries

  Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. A common misconception with injuries is...

Former UFC Fighter Tim Hague Dies From Knock Out Related Consequences

    Former UFC fighter turned boxer Tim Haue has passed away 2 days following his knock out loss. On June 16, 2017, he suffered a brain hemorrhage after being knocked out in a boxing match...

Bullshido Uncovers Corey Weissman Scam – Reselling Without Delivering The Gear

  Corey Weissman is a tae kwon do practitioner that turned to the bjj and at one point worked himself upto the purple belt level even accumulating some swanky shoyoroll gear over the tenure of...

Opinion: You Shouldn’t Have To Wait Several Months To Start Rolling

      While the jiu-jitsu community can agree on many things surrounding the lifestyle one point of contention has long been at what point do we let newcomers roll. The customs vary,...