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Category Archive: Articles

Matt Hughes Back To Doing jiu-jitsu Just 2 Months After Car Wreck

    Matt Hughes is back on the mat! Just two months following series of injuries stemming from a train hitting his truck in Illinois. Footage of Hughes rolling was posted by his friend Tony...

To Stand & Pass or Stay on the Knees & Pass?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.   Often times during a jiu-jitsu battle, the majority of the time is...

The Unforgetable Renzo Gracie Seminar That Almost Didn’t Happen

Guest post by Eddie Edmunds, BJJ instructor at Fusion Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah. No one would have asked Renzo Gracie to drive 15 hours from his home state of New York to a scheduled seminar...

Kayla Harrison on depression, suicidal thoughts and being saved by Judo

    In bjj it’s quite common to hear practitioners to say BJJ saved my life. But when it comes to public figures and judo it’s perhaps a little less prominent. Kayla Harrison...

Should You Train While Sick?

Guest post by Mark Lajhner founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy  and of mmacoach.net. Mark is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), Wrestler, BJJ purple belt, MMA coach...

Mauricio Gomes On How He Raised Roger Gracie To Be A Champion

  Mauricio Motta Gomes is one of the 6 figures to be promoted to the rank of bjj black belt by the legend Rolles Gracie whose life was cut short in a tragic accident. Rolles Gracie was always...

Why You Should Commit To the Art and Your Coach and Not Promotion

written by Nick Chewy Albin of chewjitsu.net   What does time have to do with a BJJ Belt Promotion? Our buddy Edward recently sent in a message asking for advice on the subject of what time has...

Never Make The Mistake of Asking Your Instructor About Your Next Belt

This is a sentiment most everyone has felt at one time or another throughout their jiu jitsu journey. Their hard work and sacrifice has been causally overlooked by their instructor, the person with...

Roberto Atalla: ‘No, Jiu-Jitsu Is Not For Everyone…’

  It definitely requires a special type of person to actively train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Only 3% of the people who start training will eventually get to black belt. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is...

BJJ Instructor Promotes Students Then Chokes Them Unconscious

  This BJJ academy called Unified Martial Arts UMA promotes students and then the instructor chokes them out unconscious… This has got the be one of the most dangerous and disturbing rites...

The story of First Televized MMA Match, a Judoka and a Boxer

    While the Gracie family had long been facing challengers the first televised Mixed Martial Arts match was actually one of Gene Lebell. The Ronda Rousey judo mentor was pitted against...

Olympic judo star Was shot in the foot by a Ricocheted Bullet in Cambrils

    While the whole world reels from the attack in Barcelona new news are constantly emerging. The latest bit, relevant to the grappling community – is that British Olympic judo...

Polaris 5: Results, Mockery and Controversies

    Polaris just concluded the latest edition of the event. In a much anticipated duel the event featured the match everyone has been gearing to see for the last year – Garry Tonon vs...

Dillon Danis Gets Up Close And Personal With Tonon’s face at Polaris 5 Weigh In

picture cred: @garrytonon   Polaris 5 is on fire. Just ahead of the scheduled grappling matches came the weigh ins. Which were uncharacteristically dramatic. Take a look:   🎶SOUND ON🎶...

Judo Coach Describes Coming Face to Face With Barcelona Attacker

    A british man came face to face with a terrorist as he was shot dead by the police in Cambrils after the horrendous Barcelona attack this past Thursday. The man in question is British...

Werdum Bout Scheduled For UFC 216

    In an interesting turn of events Fabricio Werdum will be next dueling the un-retired and often hilarious Derick Lewis. Lewis announced retirement earlier in the year following a loss...

3 Helpful Beverages to Drink at Jiu Jitsu Class and 2 You Must Avoid

We all know that kid who shows up to the gym with a Kool Aid Jammer or whatever other ridiculous drink, then complains about being tired halfway through. There’s a correlation there. Certain...

Eddie Bravo’s Tips On How To Avoid Ringworm

  Due to constant skin-to-skin contact, infections of the skin are a common and unfortunate part of Jiu-Jitsu. The prevalence of such conditions has changed the way many people look at the...

Karate Kid Pranks Jiu-Jitsu Students by Issuing Challenges

  More than 30 years after Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence faced off in one of cinema’s most iconic showdowns, The Karate Kid is making a comeback. This time he’s ready to...

Woman Utilizes MMA Training To Prevent A Man From Abducting Children On Playground

    This past Tuesday a woman in Canada found herself in a situation where she was fighting for a child’s life. The woman in question is Chelsi Sabbe who works at the Tiny Treasure...

Pass Proof Your Half Guard

written by Nick Chewy Albin of chewjitsu.net   Do you have trouble with the Cut Through pass when you play Half Guard in BJJ? The Cut Through, Knee Slide, whatever name you like to call it, is...

The Secrets To Pulling Off The Twister

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...

These 10 UFC Fighters Went Straight to Black Belt in BJJ

The BJJ black belt is a very prized possession in the martial arts community. It is arguably the most difficult belt to achieve in martial arts. The road to a black belt is usually a long and hard...

How To Do Yuri Simoes’ Collar Drag on Travis Stevens

ADCC champion Yuri Simoes was able to take down Judo Olympic silver medalist, Travis Stevens in a recent BJJ superfight at Fight 2 Win. Yuri ended up winning the match by split decision. He used a...