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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Rickson Gracie Teaches How To Keep your Posture

  Posture is one of the core principles of jiu-jitsu. Proper posture will keep you safe from submissions and sweeps.   From Henry Akins, a Rickson Gracie black belt: In order to open the...

10 times IBJJF champion predicts submission win at Brave 16

Bruno Malfacine has turned his attention towards professional mixed martial arts after his landmark 10th world title win at IBJJF world championships. Malfacine will have his third professional fight...

Roger Gracie Shares Guillotine Defense Details

Through the years there were plenty of debates on the guillotine. There’s a variety of grips, variations and body type modifications you can apply in order to get the most from the experience....

Matsurfing: You Can Be a Creonte and Proud

I’ve left ExileMMA three times. Once at the end of uni, once when I left to do an internship, and most recently upon moving to London. I’ll be back to visit, of course, but I do think...

Conor McGregor brings Out Alliance Black Belt To Help Prep For Khabib

We’re 3 weeks away from the One of the most anticipated UFC fights – Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov. As it turns out Dillon Danis wasn’t enough for Conor so he brought down...

Ryan Hall And BJ Penn Match Up – Date Set

Ryan Hall And BJ Penn is a go. The jiu jitsu aces will square off in the UFC Octagon at UFC 232. UFC 232 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that...

Halle Berry Learning BJJ To Direct and Star in MMA-themed film ‘Bruised’

Halle Berry has been spotted learning bjj earlier this summer:     View this post on Instagram   @halleberry just had her first day of bjj! Were you better or worse on day one? Swipe...

Garry Tonon Going Down A Weight Class – Expects to Fight Next at 155 lbs

Garry Tonon is currently 2-0 in MMA. For his debut and subsequent match up Garry Tonon elected the welterweight division – he fought at 170. If we look at his grappling career he also...

Werdum Receives 2 Year Suspension From USADA

Werdum has been a vocal critic of USADA. Back before his April doping test failure Brazilian was quoted saying: Fabricio Werdum USADA Testing Is Too Much “I think that this testing is too much, too...

Another Black Belt Accused Of Rape – Eduardo De Aguiar Silva Charged For Kidnapping & Forcible rape

Eduardo De Aguiar Silva, 31, was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count each of first-degree forcible rape and misdemeanor assault on a female. Silva was an active...

Garry Tonon Open To Return To Grappling

Garry Tonon broke out during the ADCC in 2013 officially. His performances were attractive to watch and he arguably left it all on the mat. Still the now MMA bound Tonon is leaving a door open for a...

SJJIF WORLD JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP Looking To Put On Another Spectacular Showdown

SJJIF mission is to unify and organize existing Sport Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Jiu-Jitsu national and/or territorial federations that share the vision of reaching Olympic greatness while...

Smoothcomp’s New BJJ Event Finder Is A Tool To Die For

Smoothcomp has long been a pioneer of software for the jiu jitsu niche. Smoothcomp is a platform for combat sports. Years of experience have helped shape this software into a must have for a...

Gracie Breakdown: Tyron Woodley D’Arce Choke Against Darren Till

Tyron Woodley scored a surprising submission victory over the weekend. The wrestling phenom found himself submitting Darren Till with a D’arce choke and subsequently earning his own black belt...

Is Paulo Miyao Getting Another 2 Year Suspension from IBJJF?

Paulo Miyao tried to skirt rules once again as he signed up for UWW Grappling World Championship representing Brazil.   However in doing that he appears to have sidetracked his own career,...

How To Become Un-Submittable in Jiu-Jitsu

There are multiple things you have to learn when it comes to your defense plan in Jiu Jitsu: escapes, counters, proper posturing, etc. If you are having a problem with your defense and you’re...

Famous Jiu Jiteiros Reveal What they Like To Eat After Competition

  Competition prep can quite often be exhausting and includes eliminating all kinds of carbs. Naturally this leaves the champs hungry and craving their first post fight meal!    ...

Is Paulo Miyao Ignoring USADA ban To Compete at UWW??

Paulo Miyao might have ignored his USADA ban. Yesterday we reported Miyao was selected as a part of Brazil’s representation for the UWW Grappling competition. However what we didn’t...

MMA Fighter Likely To Lose Eye After Lethal Eye Poke

Cases like this is why eye pokes are banned. Because it’s looking like it won’t be just a couple minutes of blurred vision for Cody Stevens. Cody Stevens is an experienced mma fighter....

Rumor: Eddie Wolverine Switches Camps – Training At Unity

Eddie Wolverine has had a tumultuous year. After a rumored conflict with John Danaher, Wolverine has moved camps several sources say. Back in February John Danaher shared why Eddie Wolverine and Jon...

Miyao Brothers Set To Represent Brazil in UWW Grappling Worlds

Grappling has great many rulesets. One prominent federation to hold Grappling competition is the United World Wrestling. Interestingly this is one ruleset famous for allowing knee reaps and for a...

Do you Think You’re Too Old To Compete? Here’s Why You Should Reconsider

Have you ever looked at some of the higher level people in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and wondered if you could get to that point with your competition abilities? This is the question from our friend George...

Ryan Gracie’s Superb Guillotine Details

Ryan Gracie was a certified tough guy and a controversial figure – however nobody ever doubted his bjj. Recently a series of pictures came out depicting his infamous guillotine.   Ryan...

Ralph Gracie: Renzo Will Likely Fight Sakuraba – Wallid Ismail Doesn’t Stink or Smell

Ralph Gracie is looking at his own mma return. The Gracie family veteran has been discussing the opportunity to avenge devastating loss to Takanori Gomi.   But in the process he came to discus...