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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Elmar Franca celebrates 80th Birthday By Training BJJ

Elmar França just celebrated his 80th birthday in a jiu jitsu gym! Elmar França is one of those BJJ examples we all like to see. A regular at Rosado Jiu-Jitsu in Rio de Janeiro, Elmar has all the...

John Danaher Troubleshoots Armbars

John Danaher’s mind is one of the most interesting places to gaze into s revealed with each video released. His last video offers plenty of insight into the juji gatame aka armbar. The esteemed...

Demi Lovato Earns a New Stripe in Jiu-Jitsu – Mainstream Media Equates it to Degree

  Demi Lovato made huge waves back in August of 2017 when she got her blue belt. Many questioned if she deserved it. The young pop star has taken a liking to a variety of mixed martial arts and...

Addiction Support group Incorporates Jiu-Jitsu

This stock photo shows a jiu-jitsu technique. Addiction Support group has incorporated Jiu-Jitsu into their routine. Local recovery community organization Amare has partnered with Alton Family...

Video Goes Viral After Girl Jiu-Jitsu fighter Submits Heavier Boy and Leaves him Crying

There’s been plenty of talk on how kids should train with each other and at what point are they mentally ready to actually submission grapple. Firas Zahabi famously encourages his sons to...

Tony Ferguson Is Seeing A Psychiatrist, Handling His Issues

Tony Ferguson was the latest 10th planet prodigy to have a mental lapse. Last year around the same time Denny Prokopos went through a very public meltdown. Thankfully that seems handled as well....

Here’s Why BJJ & MMA Athletes Are Loving CBD Oil

The use of CBD for a wide range of medical applications is gaining a considerable amount of popularity among athletes including grapplers and mixed martial artists in 2019. The recent legalization of...

Gilbert Burns Finishes Gleison Tibau in CJJ Like Supermatch at Titan FC

Gilbert Burns had a combat jiu jitsu debut of sorts at Titan FC. The two faced off on the 15th. Here’s how it went:   Grappling Combat at @TitanFighting 🤼‍♀️+👋🏾 Taparia from...

[Video] Blue Belt Russell Peters Used an Armbar To Help Stop A Jewelry Thief

Comedian Russell Peters has been doing bjj for quite some time! We first heard about it back in January of last year when he suited up alongside fellow comedian Joe Rogan. He recently shared on the...

Nicolas Cage to Star In Martial Arts Comic Book Adaptation Titled “Jiu Jitsu”

Nicolas Cage is set to star in “Jiu jitsu” movie. The movie in question is a martial arts actioner based on the comic book of the same name. Now here’s where things get a bit...

Gabi Garcia Returning To BJJ Scene Full time: Pans, Worlds, ADCC & more planned

Gabi Garcia is looking to raise hell on the female bjj scene once again. Several years after dedicating herself to mma Garcia noticed all the traction and financial incentives of the grappling scene....

IBJJF Nogi Grand Prix Fails to Book Felipe Pena – Looks In 8th participant

IBJJF Nogi Grand Prix started out with a bang but it seemed to quickly lose steam. To start off they made an agreement with Buchecha and Gordon Ryan. Leandro Lo followed as did Lucas Hulk. But many...

AJ Agazarm Blasts Dillon Danis, Warns Him to Keep His Distance

AJ Agazarm and Dillon Danis have long been in a dispute for most useless grappler with a big mouth. Danis who is somewhat more respected due to his 1:0 in MMA hasn’t really won anything at...

Master Wong Using Wing Chun To Defeat Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Master Wong found himself a brown belt to test out his wing chun skills on. The hilarious expert filmed a lengthy “roll” with the bjj brown belt and just posted it to youtube. Master Wong...

Gracie Sports Academy Shames People Not Wearing the Gracie Branded Gis

Jiu jitsu has always been somewhat culty but it seems like lately it’s reaching new limits with Gracie Barra’s hilarious ode to money called “protect the red shield” Still...

Video of Masvidal Brawl with Leon Edwards Released

Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards were involved in a backstage fight following UFC Fight Night 147: Till vs. Masvidal. ESPN MMA provided video of the altercation: “I can’t even believe that...

Nicky Ryan vs Urijah Faber To Headline Polaris 10

Polaris pulled off quite a stunner last night – nope not the actual event as much as pulling rabbit out of the hat and announcing they’ve managed to match up young prodigy Nicky Ryan with...

Polaris 9 Results: Tough Match Ups and One Breakthrough Performance

Polaris just concluded its 9th edition. The europe based sub only promotion has been putting on shows for a number of years. In the latest edition they’ve matched up a number of jiu jitsu aces...

IBJJF Set to Offer Cash Prizes – Topping Out at 7000 USD For Divisions over 33 Participants

IBJJF is taking a huge step. In spite of being very reluctant to offer cash prizes in the past they’ve now decided to award winners of Worlds The IBJJF is very happy to announce that the 2019...

Mackenzie Dern on Pregnancy: I almost Didn’t Gain Any Weight, My Doctor Wants me to Put On Weight

Mackenzie Dern is eyeing a 2019 return in spite of being scheduled to give birth soon to her first child.  The 25-year-old emphasized to Combate that she wants to come back and fight late in the...

Conor McGregor Smashing Cellphone Video Leaked

Conor McGregor latest run in with the law has been widely publicized. And now the video of the incident has been released: “[McGregor] then flew into a rage and punched [Abdirzak’s] smart...

Tony Ferguson Allegedly Mentally Unstable, Wife Seeks Restraining Order

Tony Ferguson was at the center of multiple police visits to his home. The first ever 10th planet UFC champion is thought to be mentally instable due to  five police incident reports that detail...

Polaris 9: Betting Odds Ahead of This Week’s event

Polaris 9 will be happening this Friday. Here’s the full lineup And there’s been an interesting development ahead of the event – an opportunity to place sports bets on the main card...

Ralek Gracie Shades EBI Ruleset and Calls Current Promotions Derivative of Metamoris

artwork via u/bailz Ralek Gracie has truly earned his reputation as one of the worst non violent crime offenders in jiu jitsu. Son of Rorion Gracie keeps on banging out interviews and attempts a...