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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

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;...

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...

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...

Metamoris is Back: Ralek Gracie Wants AJ Agazarm Superfight To Pay Back Debts

Ralek Gracie made his much awaited Bellator debut on Jan. 21 against French/Japanese fighter Hisaki Kato at The Forum in Inglewood, California, losing the fight by decision. Ralek is mostly famous...

Why Are Some People Unable to Roll Light?

The fact of the matter is that you will often meet people who just seem to not be able to roll light. Most of them will be white belts, although every now and then you will also meet a higher belt...

Fabio Gurgel: ‘The Gauntlet Was My Biggest Mistake as an Instructor’

Running the Gauntlet is a tradition that more and more academies abandon every day. Most modern academies abandon it because it’s a legal liability and to put it bluntly, it’s bad for business in...

Wrist Lock Variation From Closed Guard

Wristlocks (known as mao de vaca in Portuguese) are some of the lesser used submissions in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Wrist locks are used widely in Akido, Hapkido and Japanese Ju Jitsu. They are illegal...

Josh Hinger on No Cross Training Rule: ‘Is Being Treated Like a Dog Ok?’

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...

Top 10 most Disrespectful Behaviors in Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that is known for its humble and respectful students. In martial arts there are some things and actions that are seen as disrespectful towards the gym/professor or the...

Russel Brand: BJJ Puts Me In My Body A Different Way

    Comedian Russel Brand has long been a huge fan of bjj. Russell Brand is training Brazilian jiu-Jitsu He recently reprized his guest spot on the Joe Rogan experience where he described...

What Should Your Relationship Be With Your BJJ Instructor

Photo by Zoran Milich Photography “Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create,” said Jana Kingsford. Maybe you found this little piece of wisdom buried among dozens of quotes...

ADCC Absolute Champ Felipe Pena: I’m Still Waiting For Gordon Ryan To Accept My Gi Challenge

    Felipe Pena is probably one of the biggest powerhouses in bjj today if not the single biggest one. The buff 26 year old didn’t always enjoy training – this is why he got a...

Should You Spar Against Lower Belts Or Higher Belts 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...

CBD Will Be Permitted by World Anti-Doping Agency Starting Next Year

    World Anti-Doping Agency has announced this past Friday that Cannabidiol will be removed from the prohibited list starting in 2018. Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a cannabis...

Is Closed Guard Still effective or is it Outdated?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv. Watch any of the early UFC’s and you see Royce Gracie submitting people...

Understanding the Danaher Death Squad Back Attack System

  Here is the bodylock/ straight jacket system made famous by members of Danaher death Squad. Remember to go on the underhook side not to the so called strong side, the overhook:   Eddie...

Eddie Bravo Invitational 13th Edition Set For October 22nd

    13th Edition of the Eddie Bravo Invitational has been set for 22nd October. The unique sub only event returns following an all female edition of the event. And this post ADCC edition is...

What We can Learn from ADCC 2017

Written by Stefan Rüegg, BJJ black belt and instructor at Frota Academy in Zurich, Switzerland. Short ADCC 2017 analysis. (just my opinion as a bjj black belt): 1) any kind of leg attacks are...

ADCC 2017 Final Scores, Victor Crowned

    One more ADCC is behind us. An exciting can’t miss weekend of grappling featured plenty of surprises and some excellent performances. The absolute division had much to offer with...

2017 ADCC Day 1 Recap, Big Upsets

Day one of ADCC 2017 is behind us. Among the biggest surprises were eliminations of Leandro Lo, Mackenzie Dern and Murillo Santana. The superfight crowned the end of day 1 – it ended with a...

Buchecha Talks IBJJF Grand Prix And Plan for ADCC -“I’m Prepared For Everything”

  Marcus Almeida Buchecha has had a peculiar year. After re-asserting himself as the double gold World champion once again he got an anticipated rematch scheduled – one against Roger...

What Does The Way You Roll Say About Your Personality

Written by Iva Djokovic, Psychology major and BJJ practitioner at Kimura Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Belgrade, Serbia Can you determine someone’s personality by the way they roll in class? And if not,...

ADCC: 88 KG Division Preview

    The most exciting event in the world of competitive grappling is just up ahead. With it we preview the 88kg division! This division is quite stacked but one notable absence is Yuri...