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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

BJJ Black Belt Dan Swift Convicted Of Dog Fighting

      In August last year black belt former mma fighter Dan Swift was busted for running a dog fighting ring. Swift was found guilty of three felony counts of animal fighting, a...

Kyra Gracie Talks Organizing Clash Of Kings: Roger Gracie Rematch With Buchecha

    On July 22 and 23, at the Carioca Arena 1, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro an epic rematch will be taking place Roger Gracie a 10x Worlds Winner will be combating the other 10x...

Nicky Ryan Receives Purple belt At Age 15

    Nicky Ryan has proven himself quite a good competitor having defeated Marvin Castelle – a 10th planet brown belt and placed 3rd in the ADCC trials this year. The young Danaher...

Four Ways To Make Your Opponent Make a Mistake in Grappling

Don’t react to your opponent. Make your opponent react to you. Reactions can be predicted, and taken advantage of. Guest post by Belgian BJJ black belt Wim Deputter, head instructor at Brasa...

KatagaRenzo: Game Changing Adjustments For Katagatame From Renzo Gracie feat Demian Maia

  Kata-Gatame/ Head and arm choke/ Arm Traingle choke is used as a hold down in Judo, and it is mostly used as a choke in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts. There are many schools of...

Mackenzie Dern Comments On Weight Issue, Says She’s Nearing Decision To Give Up Either BJJ or MMA

    Mackenzie Dern is a veteran of sport bjj at age 24. She’s done so much for the female bjj scene it’s no wonder that it’s hard to be faced with a decision that she has...

Freddie Prinze Jr: Jiu-Jitsu Is The Best Martial Art For Women, That’s Why My Daughter Does it

    Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. (husband of Sarah Michelle Gellar) is among the growing list of celebrities who practice Jiu Jitsu. He’s been a practitioner for several years.  ...

15 yr old Nicky Ryan Submits Marvin Castelle with Heelhook

Fifteen year old prodigy Nicky Ryan submitted 10th planet instructor Marvin Castelle in Grappling superfight. Castelle is a brown belt under Eddie Bravo himself! – He is 25 years old and lives in...

Top Guillotine Artists in Grappling

    Guillotine is a one of the easiest techniques for a beginner to get. Many say that the simple mechanic and an intuitive understanding make it an integral part of the game of many...

Berkut Announces Open World Championships With Cash Prizes For All Belt Levels

    Some exciting news coming from Russia. Berkut announces open world championship ACB JJ. The tournament will be held in Moscow, Festivalniy sports complex. We invite all Jiu-Jitsu...

Bernardo Faria’s Analogy on Using Strength in BJJ Will Change Your Mind

  If Jiu Jitsu was a test of strength, we could just have a set of weights at the door – and a contest as you come in to see who is strongest, and then go home having never touched the mats....

How To Set Up The Legendary ‘Helio Gracie Choke’

For the choke, there are no “tough guys”. With an arm lock he can be tough and resist the pain. With the choke he just passes out, goes to sleep. Helio Gracie It was said that Grandmaster...

How To Create A Great Atmosphere At Your BJJ Academy

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Although quality of instruction, membership prices and the overall look of the gym matter, a good...

How To Become Stronger For Grappling When You Have Limited Time

How will you love to describe yourself? As a grappler? or as a strength trainer? If you contrive to be successful on the mat you better figure it out here fairly promptly. There are lots of basic...

Using Power Breathing for More Powerful Choking Submissions

Written by Jason C. Brown, a BJJ player and strength and conditioning coach. Be sure to check out his website  BJJWorkouts.com BJJ Training: Breath Work for BJJ- Power Breathing for Better BJJ...

Roger Ver, World’s first Investor in Bitcoin On His Passion For BJJ & Brown Belt

Roger Ver is the World’s first Investor in Bitcoin startups including Bitcoin.com , Blockchain.com , Z.cash , BitPay, Kraken, Purse.io. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a digital payment...

Demian Maia: IBJJF Needs To Simplify The Rules

    Demian Maia had a very cool interview just recently- he spent some time with the girls of the Mat Therapy Podcast. There he got the chance to answer the burning question in the minds of...

The 4 American Men That Won The IBJJF Worlds At Black Belt

      BJ Penn In 1997 Penn began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ralph Gracie, eventually earning his purple belt from Gracie. At that point he moved to Nova União where he was...

Bernardo Faria: ‘Erberth is The Only One That Has Been Disrespectful To Me in 17 Yrs Competing’

  5x world champion Bernardo Faria made his return to the 2017 Worlds after a serious injury kept him away from competition for a big part of the past year. This year Faria just fell short of...

IBJJF Worlds 2017: Meregali Dethrones Lo, Musameci Brings First Title To Non Brazilian In a Decade

    Another IBJJF World Championships are behind us. The prestigious brazilian jiu-jitsu championship saw the first non american winner of a category since 2007! While Buchecha asserted his...

Eddie Bravo Offered Sakuraba Grappling Superfight Under ONE Banner

    Looks like the grappling scene at ONE Championship is just heating up. After securing the spectacular face off between Garry Tonon and Shinya Aoki another East meets West grappling...

The Preferred Method Of Managing Weight Of Najmi & DeBlass: Intermittent Fasting

    Intermittent fasting is a method of dieting that has gotten a bit of attention in the bjj community lately with excellent endorsements by both Edwin Najmi and coach extraordinaire Tom...

5 Things Nobody Tells You When You Start Training BJJ

  Although BJJ is great there are some inconveniences you need to be prepared for. Here are some things I wish someone had told me when I was the new guy at the academy. Some beginnings are very...

How Strong Can Bodyweight Exercises Make You for Grappling?

Generally, yes you can get stronger just by doing bodyweight exercises at home. Kron Gracie is one of the advocates of calisthenics and we all know his results. If you are planning on starting a...