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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Tom DeBlass Calls Out Frank Mir For a Grappling Match, Kangoroo Meat Optional

    Tom DeBlass has a very long list of credits in addition to his impeccable reputation as a member of the bjjcommunity. After the news of Frank Mir’s suspension hit the web...

Black Belt champions crowned in Grand Finale for the 2017 ADWPJJC

The 2017 Abu Dhabi world Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship came to an end this Saturday, April 22, at the IPIC Arena, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The final day of competitions featured the...

2017 World Pro Day 3 Recap: Black Belts

The highlights of Day 3 at the 2017 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship were the country qualifiers for the adult and master 1 brown and black belt divisions. Big names competed for...

The Real Reason Women Aren’t Paid the Same as Men in “Pro” Jiu-Jitsu

  Guest post by Eric York, BJJ purple belt, world traveller and president of BJJ Lifestyle brand Yolo BJJ.  In our first installment we took a look at the hard math behind the accusations...

Remco Pardoel Leaves Gracie Barra After 14yrs: “There Are No More Family Values’

Remco Pardoel made his MMA debut at UFC 2. Since then, he has become one of Europe’s most sought after BJJ instructors. He was recently a guest on the best BJJ podcast Grappling central podcast...

Rolling Instructor VS Observing Instructor – Which One Is Better?

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia The idea that a belt ranking would be assigned to a student that doesn’t roll is almost universally...

Gordon Ryan Replaces Braulio Estima Against Lo, More ADCC North America Results

    Another great ADCC event is behind us. The North American trials had much hype to them thanks to the excellent lineup of superfights in addition to the exciting opportunity to qualify...

Is it OK To Hold Back a Student From Promotion Because of Bad Attitude?

    Over the past few days all eyes were focussed on drama happening over at Marcelo Garcia academy. Ever the class act, Marcelo delivered a statement to the public in the softest terms...

Dillon Danis & Mansher Khera Suspended From Marcelo Garcia Academy

  Marcelo Garcia explains a difficult decision he made to have his black belts Dillon Danis and Mansher Khera take time away from the academy due to their bad behaviour. In addition, Marcelo...

Top 5 Biggest Jiu-Jitsu Affiliations in The World

Photo: William Burkhardt BJJ Pix Many BJJ practitioners know of the affiliations of different clubs. But you may be surprised about just how many academies each one has worldwide! Here are the top 5...

BJJ Black Belt (Without Wrestling Background) Wins Wrestling Tournament

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Robby Malof wins the 2017 Spatola Wrestling Classic in Cincinnati, OH. Robby competed against 3 high level wrestlers. One being a Kentucky state champion, Ohio state...

How To Become a Master in YouTube-Jitsu

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,...

(Video) Tom DeBlass Defuses Situation Instigated By Drunk Guy With Ease

    Tom DeBlass is known for being a very stand up guy. Former MMA fighter and a coach of the many outstanding names in the bjj competitive scene found himself in a peculiar situation last...

Gordon Ryan Calls Out Galvao After Galvao Labels Ryan’s Victory Over Barbosa Inexplicable

    Gordon Ryan got the chance to duke it out against Lucas Hulk Barbosa last night in another edition of the Fight To Win Pro. Since a submission couldn’t be secured by either the...

Is Training Yourself Brazilian Jiu-jitsu An Effective Way To Learn?

  If you start typing brazilian jiu-jitsu into a internet search engine you’ll inevitably get suggested the cost questions. It’s not a small burden on the budget – and...

How to Prepare Your Mindset for the first BJJ Competition

Photo: IBJJF Do you remember why you decided to train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? It may have originally been to get in shape, lose some weight, learn self-defense, or a variety of other worthy goals....

A Stretch That Will Rid You Of Sciatica, Hip & Lower Back Pain

    Every jiu-jiteiro has their hips and back encumbered. The only thing that varies is the level of chronic pain and where it’s localized. But good stretching can preempt that and...

Why Am I So Exhausted After BJJ & What To Do About It

So you always feel wiped out after Jiu Jitsu? Always sore the next day barely able to perform? In this article we will analyze some of the factors that cause you to be wiped out after Jiu Jitsu (both...

Black Belts Visiting Kron Gracie School Can’t Wear Black Belts From Other Lineage

    Kron Gracie has caused quite a ruckus as of late. Following his Earth dedication following victory at Rizin he’s taken his life up a notch and declared the Earth was flat on a...

Not April Fools Joke: Jorge Masvidal Claims He Can Out-grapple Demian Maia

    Demien Maia has long been the biggest representative of bjj in the octagon. And one that carries the load with such elegance and dedication without indulging in latest era UFC promotion...

Exclusive Ibiza BJJ Camp 2017 w/ Rodolfo, Buchecha & Leandro Lo

This amazing camp with the 3 biggest BJJ stars has been going on for the past 2 years! There have also been appearances from Braulio Estima, Magid Hage and Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira. This year’s...

Leo Nogueira Explains Why He Failed USADA PED Test

USADA announced on Monday that Leonardo Pires Nogueira, of Dunwoody, Ga., an athlete in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a two-year...

Reasons Why You Should Take Your Instructor’s Word With Reservation On Topics Unrelated To Jiu-Jitsu

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu inspires an awe inspiring lifestyle change in most of its beginners. From dedication to some thorough core changes, the benefits of lifestyle are undeniable: it will...

2016 BJJ World Champ Leo Nogueira Tests Positive For Banned Substance

USADA announced today that Leonardo Pires Nogueira, of Dunwoody, Ga., an athlete in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a two-year sanction...