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Shots Fired! Tonon Shades Lo and Buchecha

    Garry Tonon was recently stunned with how intense Leandro Lo and Buchecha look. Looks like bicep curls have been paying off for those two big time. Or something. Anyway, it wasn’t...

Rodolfo Vieira On Training For MMA Debut: ‘I Cried In The Gym Once’

BJJ and ADCC world champion Rodolfo Vieira’s much awaited debut has a date and a place! Rodolfo will fight at Real Fight 6 in Sao Paulo Feb 11. He will be facing Daniiar Zarylbek of Kyrgyzstan in...

Dillon Danis Had a Beef With Khabib, Believes He Can Submit Him

    It’s been a non stop confidence tour for Dillon Danis lately. First he was the savior of bjj, worshiped by others and from there it progressed into UFC aspirations and  Jon Jones...

Here’s How You Can Beat That Bigger Guy In BJJ Class

  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...

Rickson Gracie On Why BJJ fighters Are Afraid to Pull Guard in MMA

Kron Gracie faced MMA veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri at the Rizin Fighting Federation Grand Prix: Final Round event on December 31st, 2016. He won via rear-naked choke in the second round. This improved...

Michael Jackson’s Son Talks About Jiu-Jitsu & He’s Very Humble

  The eldest son of pop star Michael Jackson, Prince , 19, is a practitioner of Jiu Jtsu and trains at Gracie Academy Beverly Hills, Los Angeles in California. Prince is a student of Ryron and...

The Power of Charisma in Jiu-Jitsu: From Obscurity to Fame

  Brazilian Jiu-JItsu’s demanding nature and larger than life personalities set us apart from the run-of-the-mill martial art dojo. What defines a compelling leader? Are we defining...

Marcelo Garcia is the Exception: Why 99% Of Top BJJ Athletes Strength Train

  Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes...

Roger Gracie: “Winning By an Advantage Doesn’t Make You Better than Opponent.”

  Roger Gracie is regarded as the best competitor of all time by many jiu-jiteiros. Indeed he is a 14x World champion, many of these in the black belt division in addition to 3 absolute World...

Why Does It Take Around 10 Years To Get A Black Belt In BJJ?

Why does it take so many years (for the average practitioner) to get a black belt? This is quite complicated but let’s consider a few factors. The average time it takes someone to reach black...

How To Successfully Transition From BJJ to MMA

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt, MMA coach and undefeated...

How To Make Sure Your BJJ Is Steadily Progressing

pictured above Saulo Ribeiro, one of the most persistant bjj-ers around. Known for his saying:  Every day you don’t push yourself to the limits is a waste of talent.    Jiu Jitsu is a...

Ronda Rousey Breaks Silence: Statement Following Amanda Nunes Loss

IMAGE: AP PHOTO/JOHN LOCHER Following Ronda Rousey’s 48 second dismantling at the hand’s of Amanda Nunes, a sea of backlash appeared on the internet. One of the more vocal MMA fighters was Chris...

Biggest Lessons We’ve Learned In Jiu Jitsu In 2016

Photo by  Bane Visnjic   2016 has brought us plenty of interesting grappling fights – the year saw a variety of submission only events emerge, EBI come into its own as well as interesting...

Is Rolling With Students A Necessity For Every Instructor?

pictured above are Megaton Dias who both competes and rolls occasionally, Rickson Gracie who nowadays seldom spars but is known for the quality of his instruction and John Danaher who rolls, teaches...

3 Fights That Changed The Direction of BJJ further Away from MMA

Guest post by Howard Liu, owner of Howard Combat Kimonos and instructor at Strong Sports Gym. As we all know pure BJJ fighters have lost their dominance in MMA and with that, the practice of BJJ...

How a 5X World Champion Cuts Weight For BJJ Competition

  Guest post by 5x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria, who is known for his half guard. He achieved a phenomenal double gold medals in the BJJ Mundials in 2015. Be sure to check out Bernardo’s...

5 BJJ Tournament Tips Which Will Make a Huge Difference

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...

“Belts Don’t Matter”: Jiu-Jitsu’s Biggest Hypocrisy

Guest post by Bill Jones, the head instructor and president of Top Level Martial Arts in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. He has been training martial arts since 1985 and holds several black belt ranks, including...

Dillon Danis Wants Sage Northcutt For MMA Debut: ‘Would Be Easy Fight’

It has been an exciting year for Dillon Danis. Following a coaching stint with UFC’s Notorious McGregor, Danis conquered the double gold at 2016 IBJJF No-Gi Pans with several submissions. After a...

How To Do Garry Tonon’s Guillotine From Crucifix (vs Kim Terra)

Studio 540 Challenge provided quite a bit of excitement! In the 2nd event of the night Garry Tonon faced off against Kim Terra. Now in spite of the challenge issued by Terra Tonon made no attempt to...

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...

How To Know If You’re Ready For a Competition

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a...

Sleeping With Jiu-Jitsu Teammates: Dangerous Game?

    What exactly happens when we mix romantic love with our love of jiu-jitsu? Well this is a scenario everyone sees from time to time! The desire to share an activity we love with a new...