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2019 World’s Strongest Man (331 lbs) w/ 6 Months BJJ Training Rolls with 145lbs BJJ Black Belt

Martins Licis won the 2019 World’s Strongest Man competition beating out the legendary Thor (The mountain from Game of Thrones). Licis is Latvian-American and is 6 ft 2 ½ in (1.89 m) and...

Pranksters ‘Dojo Storm’ a BJJ Academy as 3rd Degree Black Belt Teaches Kids Class

As 3rd degree BJJ black belt Arvin ‘Ace’ Panlasigui was busy teaching kids class at his academy Lotus Club BJJ in Miami, Florida, these 2 pranksters thought it would be funny to interrupt...

Nick Rodriguez Loses his BJJ Black Belt Debut to Victor Hugo at WNO 22

WNO 22, held in Costa Mesa (California), saw Victor Hugo earn a decisive victory against Nicky Rodriguez in their heavyweight clash. Hugo, celebrated for his 2023 IBJJF Worlds double-gold triumph,...

World’s Strongest Man Thor Grapples BJJ Black Belt & Submits Him

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson aka Thor is an Icelandic World’s Strongest man world champion and actor. He played Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the HBO series Game of Thrones for...

Old School BJJ Black Belt’s Time Tested Advice on Avoiding Physical Conflict in the Streets

As martial artists, we are often faced with aggressive people who threaten us either verbally or physically. It’s important to know the difference between an insult like “F– You” and a threat...

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...

16 Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners That Were Promoted Straight to Black Belt

  The BJJ black belt is a very prized possession in the martial arts community. It is arguably the most difficult belt to achieve in martial arts. The road to a black belt is usually a long and...

Zoltan Bathory: “I Hired BJJ Black Belts For Band Security So I Could Train On The Road”

How dedicated are you really to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… Especially when things like work get in the way of everyday training? Well, Zoltan Bathory – founder and rhythm guitarist of...

UFC Veteran Jared Gordon Gets Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Jared Gordon, a veteran fighter in the UFC‘s lightweight division, has just been promoted to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! He was promoted by none other than Mike Jaramillo, a...

BJJ & Judo Black Belt (And Former Navy SEAL) Shows How To Deescalate A Violent Situation

Almost everyone will find themselves in a (potentially) violent situation at one point in their life… And in that moment, it’s important that you know how to deescalate it. Jason...

Rickson Gracie Black Belt Offers “More Efficient” Way of Doing Oleinik’s Scarfhold Choke

Aleksei Oleinik, even though 44 years old, has just managed to pull of his 60th (!) career win. At UFC 273, he tapped out Jared Vanderaa in the first round. Vanderaa attempted to impose his own game...

Black Belt Denounces Widespread Arrogance & ‘Championitis’ in BJJ

Gael Coadic, founder of Gracie Barra Fox Team, is one of the pioneers of BJJ in Europe and a 3rd degree BJJ black belt, with a lifetime of practice in various martial arts. He was part the French...

MMA Legend Gilbert Yvel Gets Promoted From BJJ Purple Belt To Black Belt

The Dutch MMA legend, Gilbert Yvel, has recently been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! His coaches, Remco Pardoel and Marcelo Andreoli, promoted him a few weeks ago from the...

MMA Legend Gilbert Yvel Earns Black Belt in BJJ After Grappling for 24 Years

Gilbert Yvel, the legendary Dutch MMA fighter from the early 2000s, remains active in martial arts to this day, albeit in a different capacity. While Yvel made his name in mixed martial arts...

KSW Announces Unique Gi Fight: BJJ vs Judo Black Belt

KSW, the prominent Polish MMA promotion, has announced an extraordinary matchup for their upcoming event, “XTB KSW Epic”… As this event will feature an MMA match between BJJ black...

Old School: The “Dirty Dozen”, The First 12 non-Brazilian Black Belts

    The BJJ Dirty Dozen are the first 12 non-Brazilian students to receive Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While in Brazil Jiu-Jitsu has been around for almost 90 years, the rest of the...

“European Dirty Dozen”, The First European BJJ Black Belts

      By: Guillaume Huni The “European Dirty Dozen” are the first 12 Europeans to receive Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I had to do some hardcore investigative...

How Long Does it Take to get a Legit Black Belt in Judo?

While requirements vary, it typically takes a minimum of five years to earn a black belt in Judo. Judo is a martial art that focuses on grappling techniques and throws. Students progress through a...

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...

Ahmed Best, Actor Who Portrayed Jar Jar Binks in “Star Wars”, Is A BJJ Black Belt

Did you know that Ahmed Best, the actor who portrayed the (in)famous Jar Jar Binks character in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, is a BJJ black belt? Best has been training for a long time and has a...

The Crazy Life of Slavko Ilic, Rickson Gracie Black Belt: From War Zones to Hollywood

If you have been training Jiu-Jitsu for 20+ years, you have probably heard of Slavko Ilic. He is as old school as it gets. Slavko’s life is like an action movie, full of twists and turns and...

MMA Vet & BJJ Black Belt Diego Braga Murdered After Having Motorcycle Stolen in Rio de Janeiro

The Brazilian mixed martial arts community mourns the loss of Diego Braga, a 44-year-old veteran fighter and father to Gabriel Braga, a recent finalist in the Professional Fighters League tournament....

BJJ Blue Belt Claims ‘God’ Promoted Him To Black Belt in BJJ

Through the years many cases of self promoted jiu jiteiros were outed. While some excused themselves saying it was Japanese jiu jitsu, or a discipline they made up, out some outright owned it. Such ...

BJJ Black Belt Confronts Home Intruder

One can never necessarily be completely “ready” for a real self defense situation, however, we can increase our odds of surviving against a violent attacker by targeting certain moves, and...