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Category Archive: Articles

Jiu Jitsu Empowers a Kid To Deal With 3 Bullies

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu wouldn’t be the phenomenon it is today if it wasn’t working. The martial art that made it’s name in the clash of styles that was the first...

Rorion Gracie: Good Diet Is More Important Than Physical Activity

    Rorion Gracie is a Brazilian American Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master, a prominent member of the Gracie family and the co-founder of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The son of Helio...

Effective Sports Massage Therapy for Grapplers Before Competitions

Immediately prior to sporting events, athletes undergo massage therapy in order to have their muscles and joints prepared for the rigorous and challenging undertakings that are about to transpire. It...

The Ultimate Guide To BJJ Tournament Rules & Scoring

  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...

Eddie Bravo Just Rewarded Tony Ferguson His 10thP Black Belt

    Interim lightweight champion of the UFC Tony Ferguson got a lovely surprise from his instructor late yesterday – he’s just been awarded his 10th planet black belt. In the...

Eddie Bravo: I got The Idea For Combat Jiu-Jitsu From Old Gracie Challenge Tapes

    Eddie Bravo is a man of a clear vision but often times it’s not entirely clear just where the vision is coming from. Recently he talked about how he came to the idea of combat...

Neiman Gracie Prefers MMA to ‘Boring’ Ruleset of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  The 28 year old Neiman Gracie Stambowsky is a  is the son of Coral belt Marcio Stambowsky. Still Gracie – currently signed to Bellator isn’t afraid to speak out in terms of why...

How To Injury Proof Your Body For Grappling

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   In combat sports where the intention is to...

Xande Ribeiro On Why His Guard Hasn’t Been Passed in 11 Years

Xande Ribeiro has legendary stature – he’s been an active competitor at the black belt level since the early 00s. His  7 World titles are accompanied by many other different ones including his...

How To Spot a BJJ Practitioner in The Street

When you are a BJJ practitioner, it comes in handy if you know how to tell other BJJ practitioners apart… … for obvious reasons such as: exchanging information about best açaí shops in town;...

Pressure: This Is Why It Works In BJJ

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...

Israeli Judo Team Banned From Competing Under National Flag in Abu Dhabi

    When politics get involved into sports it’s usually a guaranteed mess. The organizing committee of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Judo ruled recently that Israeli team cannot compete...

Eddie Bravo Outlines 10th Planet’s Only Goal – To Get Danaher Death Squad

    Eddie Bravo made his name in nogi grappling famously submitting Royler Gracie at ADCC. From that point on it didn’t even matter that Bravo ended up losing in the first next match...

Gordon Ryan Looking To Make Things Interesting – Will Call Out How and In What Time Period He’ll Sub Ralek

    In the bjj community there’s quite a few changes and turmoils but we can always count on Gordon Ryan to accept a challenge. The ADCC victor got called out yesterday after AJ...

How To Do the Infamous Estima Sweep aka Reverse Muscle Sweep

The Estima Sweep or reverse muscle sweep is a very powerful sweep that not many people use in BJJ. Atos BJJ’s Dominique Bell States: This position is really strong. Like, really really strong....

Actor & BJJ Black Belt Sean Patrick Flanery On How BJJ Players Can Defeat Judoka

Actor and 3rd degree BJJ black belt Sean Patrick Flanery is known for playing Connor MacManus in The Boondock Saints, Greg Stillson in The Dead Zone, Jeremy “Powder” Reed...

Review: Renzo Gracie’s Mastering BJJ

    Recently we got the chance to watch and review Renzo Gracie’s Mastering BJJ Galerr Class. For the low cost of 60$ you get to be introduced to the most relevant jiu-jitsu...

Ralek Gracie’s Offer Did The Impossible – It Rendered AJ Agazarm Speechless

    AJ Agazarm made no secret of his outspoken nature and hot temperament. But it seems like the ADCC 2017 silver medalist has had it with the Metamoris drama. After all in an attempt to...

Eddie Bravo: Maybe Tony Ferguson Takes Conor McGregor Down And Strangles Him

    Eddie Bravo has recently had a good bit more of the spotlight as 10th Plante’s very own Tony El Cucuy Ferguson had won the interim lightweight title in the UFC. Ferguson...

How to Relax when you’re Stuck Under a Heavy Side Control

written by Nick Chewy Albin of  chewjitsu.net   Do you ever panic when you’re stuck in the bottom of side control? This is the issue that Bob is having. Bob says he is the smallest...

What is The Best Yoga Posture for BJJ Players?

  Why should a grappler incorporate Yoga into his or her training regiment and which are the greatest benefits ? Lesser injuries. Better breathing [huge!] Better use of energy, so you can spar...

How To Escape & Counter the Dangerous Muay Thai Clinch

Clinch fighting is the part of stand-up fighting where the combatants are grappling in a clinch, typically using clinch holds. Clinching the opponent can be used to eliminate the...

Garry Tonon Has Signed a deal to join ONE Championship As an MMA Fighter

    Garry Tonon didn’t waste a breath after the ADCC – days after announcing his MMA career start it has been revealed just where Tonon will take his talents. Garry Tonon: My...

Kenpo Karate Black Belt Challenged BJJ Black Belt Nam Phan

    Challenges have been an everyday thing in the lives of most prestigious fighters on the earth. Rickson Gracie, Robson Moura are just a few among the many who have faced gym walk ins...