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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...

Why You Should Always Strive To Be On Top When Grappling

Guest post by Belgian BJJ black belt Wim Deputter, head instructor at Brasa Team Belgium.  https://www.instagram.com/wimdeputterbjj/ Photo: BJJ Freaks. Always strive to be On Top I don’t...

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...

Should Beginners & Advanced Train In The Same Class?

  In many smaller academies BJJ instructors mix beginners and advanced students in the same class. This is mostly due to lack of available classes and instructors. The problem with running multi...

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...

Five Back Attacks Everyone Should Know

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

Financial & Emotional Sacrifices You’ll Make To Get Your Black Belt in BJJ

    Written by Brearin Land, BJJ Black Belt and instructor at Gracie Barra HQ in Irvine. He is also the CEO of  a wealth management firm Irvine Wealth, and is specialised in Retirement...

8 Ways To Avoid Getting Injured in Jiu-Jitsu

Photo credit: Kim Hovgaard of Aalborg BJJ   Injuries are always going to happen if you train in Jiu-Jitsu. It’s part of the journey. How does BJJ stack up with other martial arts in terms...

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...

Four Ways To Make Your Opponent Make a Mistake in Grappling

Don’t react to your opponent. Make your opponent react to you. Reactions can be predicted, and taken advantage of. Guest post by Belgian BJJ black belt Wim Deputter, head instructor at Brasa...

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....

Technique vs Strength In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

KatagaRenzo: Game Changing Adjustments For Katagatame From Renzo Gracie feat Demian Maia

  Kata-Gatame/ Head and arm choke/ Arm Traingle choke is used as a hold down in Judo, and it is mostly used as a choke in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts. There are many schools of...

What is The Ideal Weight For Jiu-Jitsu?

If you’ve already competed three or four times, chances are you’ve already given thought to weight classes and where you should keep your bodyweight at for optimal performance. The truth is there...

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...