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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...

Roger Gracie Explains Why His Jiu-Jitsu Is “Basic”

It should come to no surprise that Roger Gracie is, among other things, famous for his outstanding Jiu-Jitsu game… Which is surprisingly simple; his trademark is passing the opponent’s...

How To Get Good at BJJ: Key Insights from Roger Gracie and John Danaher

In recent interviews on the Lex Fridman podcast, BJJ GOAT Roger Gracie, and Popular Grappling coach John Danaher offer profound insights into the art and practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Both Gracie...

Roger Gracie On Biggest Difference Between MMA & BJJ: “It’s The Speed”

What’s the biggest difference between mixed martial arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)? There are a lot of possible answers for this question. For Roger Gracie, the number one answer is...

Roger Gracie Explains Why The United States Has Surpassed Brazil in No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu

No-gi Jiu-Jitsu has been growing exponentially in the United States and the results are reflected in the achievements of Gordon Ryan . The American, who shone in this year’s edition of the...

“The More You Think, The More Nervous You Get” – Roger Gracie On The Moments Before The Fight

How do you feel before a BJJ match? Nervous, anxious… Emotional and stressed out? If that’s the case, then you’re probably thinking way too much. And you should start learning how...

Roger Gracie: “When Doing Jiu-Jitsu, I Don’t Rely On My Athletic Abilities”

Roger Gracie just made his 2nd appearance on the best bjj podcast out there – Grappling Central Podcast. On what made him retire from competing in both jiu jitsu and mma: “I wanted to finish...

Mother of All Stack Passes: ‘Pretzel’ Pass Used by Roger Gracie & Braulio Estima

Opening a strong closed guard in the Gi is usually very tough. You can either stand explosively and use both hands to push open the legs or you can pass from the knees. For No Gi you can try this...

Roger Gracie Explains The Limited Uses of Drilling BJJ Techniques

This topic is a sensitive one. There are people who do not believe in drilling techniques (Kit Dale for instance) and there are people who drill endlessly in order to sharpen their technique ,...

Roger Gracie Reflects On BJJ Matches He Lost: “I Lost Due To Stubbornness Or Arrogance”

Roger Gracie didn’t lose a lot of matches… But the ones he did – in his opinion – he lost not due to a lack of skill. But due to his own stubbornness or arrogance. Speaking...

Roger Gracie Reveals The “Secret” To Gordon Ryan’s Success

According to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Roger Gracie, Gordon Ryan’s success in the sport is not just because of his training… But it is also because his approach is deeply rooted in an...

Roger Gracie Reveals Why John Danaher Doesn’t Wear Gi Pants

John Danaher, a well-respected BJJ coach, has long been a topic of discussion for his unique choice of wearing not just rashguards… But also for wearing only a gi top during training sessions....

Roger Gracie Reveals What Sets Gordon Ryan Apart From His Brazilian Opponents

Roger Gracie recently shed light on what he believes sets Gordon Ryan apart from his Brazilian opponents. During his podcast appearance, Roger explained the reasons behind Ryan’s supremacy in...

Would Rickson Gracie Beat Carlson Gracie? Roger Gracie Shares His Thoughts

In a recent episode of the “Kyra Gracie Podcast”, Jiu-Jitsu legend Roger Gracie offered his insights into the often-debated topic of generational talent in the sport – particularly...

Roger Gracie Talks John Danaher’s Brilliance: “He’s Almost Autistic In That Sense”

In the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, few names resonate as profoundly as those of Roger Gracie and John Danaher. Recently, Roger shed light on the distinctive coaching approach of Danaher –...

Roger Gracie Admits He Never Wanted To Fight MMA: “My Heart Was Never There”

Roger Gracie, a legend in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, recently opened up about his mixed martial arts (MMA) career on the “Connect Cast” podcast… And, well, despite being a ten-time...

Roger Gracie Names His Biggest Jiu-Jitsu Opponents: “He Is By Far The Most Technical”

In a recent episode of the “Connect Cast” podcast, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Roger Gracie reflected on his illustrious career – sharing insights into his journey. And well, among...

Roger Gracie Reveals the 2 Best Opponents He Faced in his Jiu-Jitsu Career

Considered by many to be the biggest name in the history of Jiu-Jitsu, Roger Gracie recently participated in an interview on the “Connect Cast” podcast where he discussed various topics...

Rodrigo Cavaca On Gordon Ryan: “He Is More Superior Than Roger Gracie Was…”

In the world of submission grappling and Jiu-Jitsu, two names often dominate the conversation: Gordon Ryan and Roger Gracie. But… Who is better of the two – Roger or Ryan? Well, legendary...

Roger Gracie Shows the Only Omoplata Escape You Will Ever Need

The Omoplata is a powerful shoulder lock submission, one that is available from all sorts of positions. This is even more true when you take into account the things you can do with it from the...

How Roger Gracie Deals with a BJJ Black Belt 50 kg Heavier Than Him

Have you ever had to deal with a training partner who is way bigger than you? We’re talking like 50 kilos heavier. Roger Gracie has and handled it – super slick. When the big guy came at...

Roger Gracie Shows Details For The Perfect Cross Choke From Mount

Roger Gracie is, for many, the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete of all time. And how did he achieve that? By being a submission artist and by mastering the basics. By improving them to the point...

Gordon Ryan Talks Roger Gracie: “I Consider Him The Best Of All Time”

Gordon Ryan has emphasized several times that he doesn’t idolize anyone… But whom does he admire? Well, it would appear that the legendary Roger Gracie is one of those people. Here is...

Roger Gracie Has The Most Devastating Wrist Lock From Closed Guard

What’s your opinion on Wrist Locks? Well, regardless of your answer, there is one thing that you cannot help but admit… And that’s that Wrist Locks are effective. And, when applied...