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Exploring Major BJJ Competitions in Arizona

Arizona has become a burgeoning hotspot for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), drawing both competitors and fans to its well-regarded tournaments. These events go beyond just displaying martial arts prowess;...

Josh Hinger’s Pre-Competition Warm-Up Formula: “You’re Worried About Getting Too Tired…”

Figuring out what to do for your warm-up before your (first) competition match at a tournament can be quite difficult. Should you warm up your joints? Do some yoga? Run? Do some flow rolls? Well,...

Josh Hinger Formula for Overcoming the Fear of Jiu-Jitsu Competition

A competition can either be an amazing, fulfilling experience or a frightening and soul-crushing one. And this doesn’t depend just on whether or not you’ll win the match and/or the tournament…...

The Psychology of Risk: Betting Strategies and Grappling Competitions

Risk has been something that humans have been aware of for as long as the species has existed. Even in the prehistoric era, humans were well aware of the risk of hunting mammoths and other large...

Royce Gracie Criticizes BJJ Competition: “It Doesn’t Work That Way”

Royce Gracie isn’t particularly “in love” with the present state of competition in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Why? Because he doesn’t believe it portrays a true picture. According...

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...

Destroy Anxiety Before BJJ Competition With These 2 Mindset Shifts

Dealing with pre-competition anxiety in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) or any sport can indeed be challenging, but the two mindset shifts you outlined can be very effective. Here’s how to implement and...

Roger Gracie Blasts Rampant PED Use in Jiu-Jitsu Competitions: “It Creates an Inequality

Roger Gracie, seen by many as the GOAT of jiu-jitsu, has spoken out strongly against the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) in the sport. Despite his prominent legacy as the son of Reila...

Ron Tripp, The Only Person to Defeat Rickson Gracie in Official Competition

Photo: Ron Tripp and a Sambo match between Rickson and Rolls Gracie. The great Rickson Gracie claimed to have been unbeaten in BJJ, Wrestling, Sambo, challenge matches, Judo and vale tudo fights with...

Are IBJJF Tournaments Tougher Than Local BJJ Competitions Are?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, whether local or international, each present their unique challenges and opportunities. As you prepare to transition from local tournaments to your first IBJJF...

AJP Weekend Recap: Brazil & Switzerland Lead High-Octane Competitions On Sunday

With the London International dialing up the action on Saturday, March 30th, the AJP decided it wasn’t quite enough and brought two more explosive tournaments on the following day. The events,...

Should You Break Someone’s Arm at a (Local) BJJ Competition If They Don’t Tap?

In training, you’re supposed to take care of the people you roll with. Whenever you apply a submission (or perform any technique for that matter), you should take into consideration that this...

Andrew Wiltse on the Best BJJ Competition Ruleset

One of the most frequently debated topics in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is: “Which ruleset is best for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches?” And, well, Craig Jones has a rather unique answer....

John Danaher Updates On Gordon Ryan’s ADCC Competition: “He’s Got To Move…”

As the 2024 ADCC draws near, all eyes are fixed on Gordon Ryan – the reigning absolute and superfight champion, set to defend his titles. However, how is he going to do it amidst all the health...

Will Ricardo Arona Return To Submission Grappling Competition In 2024?

It’s been 15 years since Ricardo Arona last competed – defeating Marvin Eastman at the Bitetti Combate 4 event, back in 2009. Since then, there has been nothing but rumors about the...

Best Way to Overcome Jiu-Jitsu Competition Anxiety

Written by Gile Huni., a 3rd degree BJJ black belt and head instructor at Kimura BJJ Serbia  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions can be nerve-wracking, even for experienced practitioners. It’s...

[WATCH] Dog Comes To His Owner Mid-Match At BJJ Competition

A heartwarming incident took place during a local BJJ tournament – when a competitor’s dog made an unexpected appearance on the mat, to visit his owner. The touching moment occurred as an...

The 5 Most Common Tactical Mistakes in IBJJF Competitions

Tarik Hopstock shares valuable insights for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors, especially those participating in International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) tournaments. With years of...

Mental Tip: A BJJ Competition Is Just Like Going Training At Another Academy

„Well, I just hope that I don’t fall asleep from waiting, rather than from being choked out“, says one jiujiteiro to another as he waits – for the fourth consecutive hour – to hear his...

A Six-Week Training Plan for BJJ Competition: Crafting Yourself a Winning Strategy

Preparation is the key to success in any endeavor, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition is no exception. With its intricate techniques and strategic maneuvers, BJJ demands a meticulous approach to...

How does losing a lot in training and competition make you good at Jiu-Jitsu?

Nobody likes to be submitted in training or in competition, but there is a famous saying “There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu, you either win or you learn”. Jocko Willink gives some good advice on...

Eddie Bravo Executes The First Ever Twister in BJJ Competition (American BJJ History)

The Twister is an effective submission made famous by Eddie Bravo. It’s illegal in IBJJF competitions, but you can use it in MMA! Korea’s Chan Sung Jung the ‘Korean Zombie’ used it to submit...

14yr Old Girl Submits 25yr Old Man In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is hand down the best martial art for women! The happened a few years ago, but it was uploaded yesterday. In a remarkable display of skill and technique, a 14-year-old girl...

IBJJF European Champion Shares How to Build a Strategy to Win a BJJ Competition

Developing an Effective Strategy is Key to Achieving Success in Jiu-Jitsu Competition. While it would be ideal to achieve our goals with minimal effort, true accomplishment is found through...