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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Tajikistan National Sport – Gushtigiri, Then And Now

    Tajikistan takes it’s wrestling seriously! Check out this video of a match somewhere in Tajikistan where a woman could be going against a man and the throws never stop.  ...

UAEJJF Canceling Absolute Divisions for 2016-2017

    The United Arab Emirates Jiu Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) is one of the most influential organizations around in brazilian jiu-jitsu and they’ve just decided that they want to...

Dillon Danis On McGregor’s Jiu-Jitsu: He’s Amazing On The Ground

    Dillon Danis is hoping to gain the edge for Copa Podio by training with the notorious Conor McGregor. McGregor has been frequently criticized as a bjj player even though he managed to...

Demian Maia to fight Carlos Condit on His Way to UFC Belt

    One of the best representatives of jiu-jitsu in the UFC has one of the biggest challenges ahead of him. Following a streak of 5 victories in the organization, Maia has moved up a spot...

Nicholas Meregali To Face Leandro Lo in 1st Round of Copa Podio

    Brown Belt standout from Worlds 2016- Nicholas Meregali  has been chosen, by popular vote, as Leandro Lo challanger in round 1 of Copa Podio! Mario Reis Brown Belt has his...

Injury Sidelines Galvao from IBJJF Pro League GP, Replaced By Ceconi

    Andre Galvao is the latest to relinquish a spot in IBJJF Pro League Grand Prix 2016 following Romulo Barral and Bernardo Faria. Celebrated fighter will be replaced by Alex Ceconi, a...

Training Report: Mackenzie Dern, Gezary Matuda at Frota Academy

    Frota Academy has recently helped organize another prestigious camp in cooperation with BJJ Private Camps. This time the Guest teachers were none other than elite bjj female...

B.J. Penn Receives 6 Months Suspension For IV Use

    UFC’s anti doping partnership with USADA spawned another suspension. This time the suspension went to UFC Hall of Famers – B.J. Penn retroactive to March 25th when he...

7 Worst Excuses MMA/BJJ Athletes Have Offered After Doping

John Oliver did an exciting segment last night on his shows “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” dedicated to the systematic effect Doping is having on Sport, Athletes and specifically...

Fight To Win Pro 8 Card Stacked With Heavy Hitters

    July will be quite a month for grappling. Fight To Win Pro is determined to keep it interesting so they scheduled the 8th event for July 23rd! After recently announcing a more...

Davi Ramos: Great Players Going Into MMA Is Bad For Jiu-Jitsu

    Davi Ramos forged his reputation on impressive offensive moves. He remains one of the highlights of ADCC 2015 that was held in Sao Paulo, Brasil. In addition to wining ADCC gold in up...

Ex-UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo Killed In Hit And Run

    The fatal car accident took place Sunday morning in Edmonton Canada. According to cbc.ca an altercation occurred between the drivers of two vehicles at around 2:15 a.m. in the parking...

Funny Video: Why It Wasn’t My Fault That I Lost

This new funny video shines a bright light on some of the most hilarious ways to rationalize a loss and ultimately blame it on someone other than yourself! When you go to a Ju-Jitsu competition, what...

Martial Arts Training Reduces Likelihood of Being Raped by 46%

    Last year New England Journal of Medicine published an interesting study.The aim of study was to estimate how effective “Enhanced Assess Acknowledge Act Sexual Assault Resistance...

Gabi Garcia, Vinny Magalhaes Receive Invitations For ADCC 2017

    Over the past few days several athletes announced their joy over receiving an invitation for the prestigious ADCC 2017 Tournament set in Helsinki, Finland.   A photo posted by ADCC...

5 Ways Overtraining Compromises Your Progress

Photo by Ralph Go     Regular exercise is related with many beneficial biological effects. Among them reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, colon cancer,...

Fighter Sprays Pee On The Other During Weigh In

    Philippines recently hosted one of the most controversial weigh ins to this date.  A day before their MMA fight in a a cage Kiko Matos sprayed pee at Baron Geisler during the weigh in...

Eve Torres Gracie Promoted to Purple Belt

    Former WWE Diva, Eve Torres Gracie has had a great week! After being involved in jiu-jitsu for a little over 8 and a half years she was awarded her purple belt by her husband, Rener...

Tom DeBlass & Athletic Advance Training Camp in Costa Rica

    Tom DeBlass is a Ricardo Almeida black belt and a widely known as one of the best coaches around. On this occasion, he partnered with Advance travelers to make your dream of training in...

Mackenzie Dern Aiming to Win a UFC Belt in the Next 3 Years

    Mackenzie Dern is coming off her impressive Worlds 2016 victory. Her slowly evolving focus hasn’t impacted her jiu-jitsu badly. But what comes next? What longterm goals is she...

IJF Officially Announces Names of Athletes Going to Rio 2016 Olympics

    Following the ending of the World Judo Masters in Guadalajara, Mexico International Judo Federation has confirmed the official list of athletes who will be participating in this...

Hippie Sabotage RNCs a Security Guard In Festival Brawl

    Sacremento’s electronic dance music duo Hippie Sabotage was in quite a brawl at the “What The Festival” 2016 held in Portland couple days bak. The video of...

Ralek: Garry Tonon Doesn’t Know History

    Latest round of Metamoris intrigue is before us. Angered with provocations, Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie took a serious route and instagramed: “They make jokes and think...

Touching Father’s Day Ad: Martial Arts Against Bullying

    Father’s day was this past Sunday and with it came an ad from American Family Insurance who took the opportunity to roll out a moving tale of a father who takes a...