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Sean Patrick Flanery, Actor & BJJ Black Belt: “It Takes Thousands Of Reps”

Image Credits: Lionsgate Should you stick to the basics… Or go for the flashy techniques once you reach your blue belt? Well, for Sean Patrick Flanery – BJJ black belt and actor, best...

Judo Olympian Goes 1 Round Judo & Then 1 Round No Gi Grappling with BJJ Black Belt

“BJJ Players Will Never Reach Their Full Potential Unless They Cross Train In Other Grappling Arts.” John Danaher Judo and BJJ: Similar Jacket, different rules and mentality. Judo training will...

Craig Jones: “A Lot Of People Deserve To Have That Black Belt Taken Away”

A few weeks back, Islam Makhachev made the headlines with his claim that “a lot of black belts have to be cancelled”. And, for one, Craig Jones agrees with him. In one of the recent...

Zoltan Bathory: “I Didn’t Get My Black Belt Because I’m A ‘Celebrity'”

With the rise of famous actors, musicians, and other celebrities training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, some “everyday” BJJ practitioners question whether or not the celebrities get promoted based...

Chechen Black Belt Gets DQ’d For Striking Oliver Taza at IBJJF No Gi Europeans

People often say jiu-jitsu is about humbleness and respect. But when it comes to competition the lines get very blurry. This is what hapened today at the IBJJF No Gi European championship when...

Guy Pretending to be a BJJ Black Belt Pranks Academy

Danny Mullen is a Youtube superstar who is known for among other things, kissing random old ladies, drinking urine, and generally doing crazy unexpected things. Over the years, we have seen many...

Islam Makhachev: “We Have To Cancel Many BJJ Black Belts”

Islam Makhachev put on a stellar performance at the UFC 280, beating Charles Oliveira with an Arm Triangle for the lightweight title. Prior to the fight, he spoke to Daniel Cormier. Cormier warned...

Tim Kennedy Promoted To 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt

Tim Kennedy is a Strikeforce and UFC veteran, as well as a Green Beret and Special Forces Ranger. He’s also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, who’s recently been promoted to his 3rd...

Lightweight BJJ Black Belt: “I Would Beat Prime Mike Tyson & Here’s How & Why”

Mike Tyson is one of the most recognized athletes in the world. Known for his terrifying knockout power and his aggressive forward movement, Tyson has won the WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring heavyweight...

Jeff Glover: “Wrestlers Can Be More Dangerous Than BJJ Black Belts”

Jeff Glover was a recent guest of The Jason Chambers Podcast, where the two discussed many interesting things; one of them being the belt system in Jiu-Jitsu. Chambers mentioned that, even though...

BJJ Black Belt Echo Charles Details his Workout Program for Jiu-Jitsu

So you want to introduce strength training into your BJJ routine? Fair enough – and good choice on your behalf, as becoming stronger will both turn you into a better Jiujiteiro and make you more...

The Story Of Carlos Alvarez – The First Blind Hispanic BJJ Black Belt

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just a martial art… For many, it’s also a way of life. And for some, it’s even more than that – such as for Carlos Alvarez. Carlos Alvarez is...

Navy SEAL & BJJ Black Belt: “You Become A Target Just By The Way You Walk”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu comes with many benefits, including learning how to defend yourself properly. However, proper self-defense doesn’t start when things already go haywire; rather, it...

How a US Marine Sniper Fell in Love with Jiu-Jitsu and Became a Black Belt

BJJ attracts all kinds of people. Justin Governale used to be a US Marine Corps scout sniper. He is an Iraq and Afghanistan vet having been there on multiple deployments. He has been shot at, shot...

How To Deal with Multiple Attackers: BJJ Black Belt & Kali Master Shares Real Life Experience That Kept Him Safe

How do you stay safe and eventually take control when faced with multiple attackers? Very few martial arts will prepare for such a horrible experience. If you stick to what you know in a normal man...

Chimaev’s BJJ Instructor Alan Finfou: “Chimaev is Exposing Fake BJJ Black Belts”

Khamzat Chimaev absolutely destroyed Kevin Holland in the co-main event of UFC 279. Chimaev was easily able to take Holland down and was all over him on the ground. He then proceeded to forcefully...

BJJ Black Belt Has Interesting Reasons For Closing His Eyes When Competing

Rolling with handicaps can mean anything from rolling with the eyes closed to rolling with one arm and one leg tied. Rolling like this is a very effective method for improving your level. Humans have...

How 90% Of People Desperate For a BJJ Black Belt Eventually Give Up Training

Yeah, you’ve probably heard others say it time and time again… That belt rank doesn’t matter in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And yet, no matter how many times they say it, you still don’t really...

UFC Champion Leon Edwards Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Leon Edwards has had a tremendous couple of weeks! After beating Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title at UFC 278, Edwards has now been promoted to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu....

Was Bruce Lee Really a Judo Black Belt?

Bruce Lee’s name is unanimous with excellence in martial arts. His philosophy of utilizing everything that is useful and rejecting everything that isn’t – it’s a wonderful,...

Heavyweight Arm Wrestling World Champion Grapples with BJJ Black Belt

BJJ black belt and famed James ‘300’ Foster decided to test himself by grappling with a huge arm wrestling champion with a Judo background. Foster is close to 300 pounds and went against...

Flashback: The First Time a Non-Brazilian BJJ Black Belt Submitted a Brazilian in Competition

Chance Wanlass, an old school Machado BJJ clack belt wrote on IG about a historical moment for BJJ that happened in 1996. It was the first ever time that a non-Brazilian bjj black belt submitted a...

Why Do Some Become BJJ Black Belts In 10-15 Years… And Some In Just 4-5?

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students who become black belts will achieve that in 10-15 years of training… But there are some exceptions to that “rule”; people who get promoted to the...

Flashback: When a 15 yr Old Mica Galvao Submitted a BJJ Black Belt IBJJF Manaus Champion

Mica Galvao is one of the fastest-rising stars of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He’s already defeated a number of elite champions, such as Leandro Lo and Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa, despite being just 18...