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Old School Trick: Tap Your Opponent with Lung Compression From Side Control

There is an old school technique called the lung compression which was made famous by Royler Gracie. The technique consists of holding your opponent in side control and putting your hand underneath...

Renzo Gracie Shares His Opinion on Junior BJJ Black Belts

  Earlier today we could observe another fairly outrageous development – Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts were awarded to not one but two underage kids. There are certain things which, by law,...

BJJ Instructor Awards two Junior Black Belts

    Quite a peculiar scene took place earlier this week at Gunn Marital Arts in Maryland USA. One of the instructors opted to award two juniors their bjj black belts. In brazilian jiu jitsu...

5 Types of People That Will Never Make it in BJJ

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Perhaps you have already noticed a trend in your gym. A lot of people come, a lot of people leave and...

Jason Momoa Trains Jiu-Jitsu

The latest Hollywood star to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is Jason Momoa. He is known for his television roles as Ronon Dex on the military science fiction television series Stargate Atlantis...

Filmmaker & BJJ Black Belt Guy Ritchie Rolling & Talking about BJJ

The British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, 47, a long time practitioner of Jiu-Jitsu became a black belt under Renzo Gracie back in 2015. Ritchie is the director of movies such as Snatch, Sherlock Holmes,...

Roger Gracie Returns To Jiu-Jitsu at Pro League HW GP with Buchecha & Galvao

Guess who’s back? The man who holds the most World titles in IBJJF history, Roger Gracie ! Gracie is the 3rd competitor added to the Pro League Heavyweight GP! Who will win the USD $40,000...

Rickson Gracie On People Simultaneously Training at Different BJJ Academies

Team switching in Jiu-Jitsu is a very controversial topic that will always provoke different points of views and arguments among the BJJ community. Throughout Jiu-Jitsu history, there have always...

Watch: Nicholas Meregali Defeats Xande Ribeiro in Black Belt Debut

The best brown belt in the world in 2016, 22 year old Nicholas Meregali was promoted to black belt by Mario Reis last December. In his first ever competition in his new rank, he made a huge...

What To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Training BUT You Have A Competition Approaching

Guest post by Uros Culic from Serbia, a BJJ black belt under Ricardo Vieira and FILA Grappling World Champion who has been training, teaching and competing for the last 10 years. Uros is one of the...

Davi Ramos & Augusto Frota To Hold Charity BJJ Seminar in Serbia

  A major event for BJJ in Serbia and the region! For the first time ever, Davi Ramos (2015 ADCC champion) and Augusto Frota (head of Frota team and 3rd degree black belt under Rodrigo...

Why Your Guard Sucks And What To Do About It

Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ brown belt from Japan who has been travelling the world, training, competing and working as a translator. ‘Masa’ is known for having a very good guard,...

6 Worst Ways Of Cheating in Grappling & BJJ

Written by Raphaël Lévy of Jits.fr In all games, sports or competitions in general, there are cheaters, those who seek by all means, to give themselves an unfair advantage over their opponents. BJJ...

The Biggest Team Switches & Break Ups In Jiu-Jitsu History

“jiu-jitsu é a única arte marcial que tem família” (Jiu-Jitsu is the only martial art that has a family) Team switching in Jiu-Jitsu is a very controversial topic that will always provoke...

The Ultimate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tattoo Collection

  If you are looking for inspiration for a Jiu-Jitsu tattoo this is the right place!  Brazilian website muitomaisacaojiujitsu.com.br made a collection of BJJ tattoos and we added to the...

BJJ Black Belt: A Burden For An Ageing Grappler?

  Written by Christophe ‘Pank’ Levy, BJJ and Luta Livre black belt and head instructor of Raca Luta Academy in Paris, France.   Man, you’re crazy, a black belt that...

Royce Gracie Explains Why He Wears a Blue Belt instead of a Coral Belt

  For the past few years, Royce Gracie has been wearing a dark blue belt in honour of his father Grandmaster Helio Gracie.     After the death of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, Royce...

“You’re Really Strong”: Jiu-Jitsu’s Biggest Backhanded Compliment

Photo: Piotr Pedziszewski | photography Strength, one of the attributes that most BJJ athletes are actively trying to improve upon. An attribute that is required to be at decent levels at least when...

Russian BJJ Team Ignores Backlash; Releases 2017 Sexy Calendar

It’s a new year and BJJ Strela Team from Russia have just released their 2017 calendar. After the highly successful 2016 edition, this calendar has now become a tradition and they continue...

Should You Roll With People That Give You Bad Vibes?

Written by Iva Djokovic, Psychology graduate and BJJ practitioner at Kimura Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Serbia.   Brazilian jiu-jitsu unlike some martial arts cannot be separated from the...

Gunman Robs Chinese Restaurant; is Choked Out By BJJ Blue Belt Owner

The Chinese restaurant ‘Le Bon Vent’ in the quiet Paris suburb of Bourg La Reine was last Monday January 30, 2017 the scene of a event that could have ended in tragically. At 10:30 am,...

How To Roll With Higher Belts That Make You feel Powerless

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ brown belt from Japan who has been travelling the world,...

The Spaz Whisperer: How To Neutralize The Ultra Aggressive Blue Belt

Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ brown belt from Japan who has been travelling the world, training, competing and working as a translator. ‘Masa’ is known for having a very good guard,...

4 Really Dumb Things BJJ Douchebags Say & Do

  Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is an instructor at M3Fight Academy. 1. I weigh...