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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Smart Technology Rashguards in Development

Smart Technology Rashguards are currently in Development RollTec rashguard is the first ever wearable tec for grapplers. It gathers information from a motion sensor inside the rashguard. This...

Meet The New Gabi Garcia – Outstanding Tayane Porfirio

The Worlds have been good to a number of athletes but Tayane Porfirio will definitely always have a special place for Worlds 2016 in her heart. Shortly after winning Gold once again she has received...

Rickson Influences HUGE Changes to Gracie University

  In a surprising new video, released on the Gracie Breakdown YouTube chanel, four of jiu-jitsu’s most influential figures — Rickson Gracie, Ryron Gracie, Rener Gracie, and Pedro Sauer...

Jake Shields and Georges St.Pierre break bread under the Danaher roof

Jake Shields and Georges St. Pierre have overcome previous animosity! John Danaher confirmed this in an earlier post: Former adversaries, new friends: Georges St-Pierre and Jake Shields finish up a...

Kimbo Slice – Dead at 42

Kimbo Slice has passed away. Bellator president Scott Coker confirmed Slice’s death in a statement to Yahoo news: “We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of...

UFC Slightly Backtracks On Ban For Helwani

After receiving plenty of media attention for evicting Helwani and two colleagues from UFC 199, TMZ caught up with Dana White and inquired what exactly being “banned for life” entails....

Michelle Nicolini Says Goodbye to BJJ Competitions

One of the most decorated athletes (both male and female) in BJJ has announced she will not be competing anymore. The 8x World champion announced prior to Worlds 2016 that this will be her last...

What To Do When Your BJJ Is Stagnating?

  Progress is very hard to measure objectively in BJJ. This is why there are no world wide standards for a certain stripe or a certain belt. While certain organizations and associations have a...

Spotlighting Winners Of Worlds 2016

 Absolute In a much anticipated match against Erberth Santos, Buchecha scored a slim victory. He won 6 to 4. You might say the cooler heads prevailed and that Almeida was determined to keep up with...

Team Alliance Wins Big at Worlds 2016

Team Alliance has managed to repeat the success and come out as the most decorated Male Adult Team at Worlds. Last year they had 121 medals in the same category while this year they managed to win...

Marcio André beats Cobrinha at Worlds 2016, Other Results

 Marcio Andre Photo by Preston Smith  Marcio Andre just beat Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” and eliminated him from the semi finals of Featherweight black belts at the IBJJF Worlds 2016. The...

Several Reporters Banned For Life From UFC Events

  Several reporters from MMAfighting were banned for life from UFC events last night. Ariel Helwani tweeted about being evicted from the building where UFC 199 was taking place shortly after...

Erberth Santos shines in the Absolute, more results from Worlds

  The biggest upset at the Worlds 2016 was triumph of Erberth Santos over Bernardo Faria via armbar in the semifinals of black belt Absolute. Erberth Santos attempted to pull an armbar over...

6 BJJ Champions That Flopped in MMA

  A number of high profile bjj players announced their transition into mixed martial arts in the past year alone. But this is a road that doesn’t pan out for everyone and success in one...

60% Of Gracie University Affiliates Are Lead By Blue Belts

  We crunched the Gracie university affiliate numbers in order to gain some sort of insight into the big picture when it comes to gracie jiu-jitsu practitioners. After researching all the...

Ultimate Guide To Naps, Sleep & Sports Performance

What are the benefits of taking naps? There are many benefits of napping such as recovery, relaxation, reduced fatigue, increased alertness, improved mood and performance as well as quicker reaction...

Are you superstitious? How does it affect your grappling?

  A little while back before the infamous Aldo v McGregor match there was no octagon staredown during promotional duties. Apparently Aldo is superstitious and he wouldn’t step into the octagon...

BJJ Heaven: Most Beautiful BJJ Academies in the World (2016)

  Human beings are the most adaptable beings on the Earth. That being said, some of us have the luxury to seek out the best possible human experience in every activity we do. These are some of...

An Inside Look At Popularity Trends for Combat Sports

  According to the ibisworld inc. bjj has only a 6% market share among martial arts in America. Pedro Sauer commented that the friendly introduction with katas makes karate, taekwondo and judo...

Who Are The Richest People in Jiu-Jitsu?

Jiu-Jitsu is growing at a very fast pace all over the world. In almost every country, it is considered a middle to upper middle class sport (because of cat of training, cost of Gis, travelling to...

The Power Couples of BJJ- Rolling in Love

  Brazilian jiu-jitsu cultivates a kind of an all-consuming lifestyle. As such, it’s no surprise the bjj superstars often find love on the matt. However since the last time (our initial...

Top 10 Most Jacked BJJ athletes

Helio Gracie believed superior technique could overcome all other disadvantages but in an effort to be at the top of their game – these jiujiteros put some serious effort into strength and...

Top 10 Most Loved People in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  The rapid expansion of bjj also means facing some controversies but there were always a select few who are almost universally admired and respected. Whether it’s about talents,...