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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Inside Look Into Teddy Riner’s Work out Routine That Makes Him Unbeatable

International Judo Federation has long harbored disdain for MMA but they’ve recently made it public that even though the whole world was gearing to watch McGregor – Mayweather their very...

Rafael Dos Anjos Manhandled Robbie Lawler – Is Colby Covington next?

    Rafael Dos Anjos made many spectators and analysts skeptical when he announced move to 170lbs but he’s proven to be a real contender for the division. The brazilian bjj black belt...

Hong Kong jiu-jitsu black belt trains Chinese police

    It’s very hard to argue with the logic that ever police officer should know brazilian jiu jitsu. This is how a black belt named Viking Wong found himself surrounded by law...

Ryan Gracie’s Son Remembers Him 10 years After Death: I really didn’t like jiu-jitsu. Today, I’m sure, I can overcome anything

    Younger brother of Renzo, Ryan caused a lot of trouble, especially because of his fights in clubs, bars, restaurants and in competitions. He very fast became a favorite of many...

Nova Uniao Kicks Out Marlon Sandro After Allegedly Assaulting Fiancee

    In a bjj community moral infractions are rare – but what is somewhat rare is their team holding them accountable which is exactly what happened to MMA veteran Marlon Sandro when...

Learning Jiu-Jitsu as a Sexual Assault Survivor

    It seems as though the zeitgeist is going through significant changes with the #metoo movement. Still there’s plenty to be said about the culture of society and the need for focus...

Conor McGregor Spotted Rolling With Paulo Miyao

    Conor McGregor may be on a hiatus from fighting but he’s certainly training hard. Recently a bjj turmoil produced a very interesting rolling matchup. Due to Dillon Danis’...

Most Common Reasons Why People Quit Jiu-Jitsu

    The dropout rates in bjj have long been considered very high. Commonly most academies at any given time have about 50% of class populated by white belts – beginners who opted in...

Keenan Cornelius Prepping Guard Innovation For Nogi Worlds Influenced By Danaher Death Squad

    Keenan Cornelius is one of the most respected competitors in the sport but his perhaps greatest innovations come from the world of Gi. He’s been at the forefront of innovations...

Werdum Fined $600 for Throwing Boomerang at Colby Covington

    Werdum has been slapped over the wrist for that odd altercation with Colby Covington. As a reminder Covington hurled great many racial slurs against Brazilians after defeating Demian...

BJJ Black Belt That Won A Wrestling Tournament Without Wrestling Background Uses Wrestling to Prep For BJJ

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Robby Malof is 25 years old. His biggest claim to infamy in the community came when he won  the 2017 Spatola Wrestling Classic in Cincinnati, OH. Robby...

Former Cyclist Talks How To Become Brazilian BJJ World Champion From The Ground Up

  After the Olympian Judoka turned to bjj following rape prison sentence another highly questionable person has turned to bjj – Harley Durianrider Johnstone. Harley Durianrider...

Diego Sanchez Talks That Heartwarming Viral Video and How he Came To Support Down Syndrome Community

    Diego Sanchez has endeared himself to the hearts of many when he fought in an exhibition match against a man with Down syndrome.   A post shared by Diego Sanchez...

Decentralized Grappling – Firas Zahabi’s Answer to Woes Of The Competitive BJJ Scene

    The competitive bjj scene has always been a mixed bag. If we look through the origins of promotions, now virtually dead Metamoris was among the first to try and centralize the scene...

A Female MMA Fighter Is Stepping Into cage With A Man Doubting Women Can Beat Men

    Any time a video of a very technical girl is seen online there’s quickly a troll emerging tearing it down. The internet has spawned many amateurs that are mostly spectators and...

Can You Ever Feel Safe On The Street If You’re a Guard Puller?

  Jiu jitsu is widely considered one of the best martial arts to be acquainted with if you’re running into risky situations and or interested into self-defense. In fact even one of the...

Younger Brother Runs Into A Wrestling Match To Save Big Sis

  Children are always fun to watch in the context of martial arts. They tend to instinctively interpret the situation – and well sometimes take loss a tad too seriously. All kidding aside...

The ‘4H’ Formula for Stopping the Guard Pass

    When it comes to guard retention there’s plenty of things to consider – some say layers, some say building blocks, in the end what matters is this: For instance there are 4...

Watch The Entire ACB Jiu Jitsu 9 Tournament

    Full results: 60 Kg Round 1 Tanquinho vs Milton Bastos by submission   Laércio Fernandes vs Maiko Araújo by points Miyao vs  Rafael Freitas Samir Chantre vs Tomoyiki...

John Danaher Reveals Georges St. Pierre May Never Fight Again

    The return of GSP to the octagon was among the most anticipated events of 2017. While the UFC had potential the Conor McGregor hiatus left the octagon free of superstars – which...

Kevin Casey Backs Out Of Ryan CJJ Challenge

    Bellator Middleweight and BJJ black belt Kevin Casey – who once famously appeared in the most reviled music video of all time “G in a Gi” has- or shall we say had a unique...

Recounting Garry Tonon’s Best Moments As He Announces Hiatus From Grappling Competitions

    Garry Tonon has been most exciting to watch through the years. From his breakout performances at ADCC 2013 against Kron Gracie and the Kit Dale Metamoris 4 match through current day...

The Dragon Sleeper Catch Wrestling Sub Executed in MMA

    Over the years there’s been a good variety of subs in MMA – we’ve seen everything from Mother’s Milk to Crab rides. Have You Ever Submitted Anyone With A Sub...

UFC Shows Softer Side – Shares Invite to bully victim Keaton Jones

    Dana White and the UFC generally aren’t known for their softer side. However once they were exposed to a viral video of Keaton Jones they reconsidered. “For the record,...