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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Ralph Gracie Fires Kurt Osiander After 25 Years

Some stunning changes come from the way of the bjj Mecca – San Francisco. So what just happened there? Osiander has been very popular for a number of years. Recently Osiander went on the...

Meet The Olympian who risks his Life to Teach Kids Judo

In life, there are many things money can’t buy – one of them is true dedication as seen in the case of Judo Olympian Ali Khousrof.   Ali Khousrof is a Yemeni judoka who competes in...

Matt Serra Got In A Scuffle With Drunk Guy Ahead Of UFC Hall of Fame Induction

Matt Serra is a Renzo Gracie black belt and a legend in both the bjj and mma communities. Recently he had found himself in a situation where he came to utilize bjj as best as he can – to settle...

Kidnapped Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters On Women’s Self Defense Training And How She Saved Herself

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is a South African model – she was crowned Miss Universe 2017. She told page six: “I was held up at gunpoint a month after I won Miss South Africa,” says the New York...

Brian Ortega’s Mom Is Well Versed In Slap-Jitsu?!

Brian Ortega made waves in the bjj community after revealing he would be sponsoring a number of scholarships for Gracie University following his UFC triumph. Robert Downey Jr. supports Brian...

Gordon Ryan Blames AJ Agazarm For Being a Part of BJJ “Stalemating” Problem

ACB heads were not kidding around when they declared their disdain for a number of matches that went to decision. This prompted Gordon Ryan to write a short essay:  Our beloved boss @zaurbek_khasiev...

Joe Rogan Talks Up Vitor Belfort Transformation – Back To Superjacked

In jiu jitsu a jacked look is nothing new. For years and years we’ve been seeing veterans such as Pablo Popovitch, Galvao, Barral and many more. However when someone who has been looking rather...

Renzo Gracie Comments On Anthony Bourdain Tragedy, He was ‘a great soul’

Last month the world was stunned when news broke that bjj megafan and celebrated chef and tv personality Anthony Bourdain had committed suicide. Bourdain, a blue belt in bjj, picked up a sport...

It’s Official: Tito Ortiz v Chuck Lidell Is Happening again

Chuck Lidell might be an mma veteran but he’s nowhere near done. The senior has been spotted working on his bjj alongside Gabriel Arges: #Repost @gabrielarges with @get_repost ・・・ Nogi...

Kayla Harrison: I’ve Always Had That Ronda Complex

Kayla Harrison is fresh of her mma debut. The first ever judo gold Olympian for the USA is overeager to outdo Ronda Rousey as her mma career heats up. “I wanted to be her. I’ve always had that...

Competitor loses Grappling Match at ACB via KO

ACB had a much buzzed about edition of the event over the weekend. However while results of the main event were fairly predictable what nobody could’ve predicted was a random knock...

MMA Match Ends In Bizarre Tapout

When heavyweight veterans face off you know you’re in for a ride. This was the case with heavy duty veterans – and when we say veterans we really mean it – there’s more than...

TRT Vitor Is Back & Wants to Rematch Old Foes

It hasn’t even been a month since Vitor Belfort retired from his 20 year old stint in the UFC. Vitor Belfort Leaves His Gloves In The Octagon Still Vitor is lining up new opponents – free...

EBI Announces First Ever Middleweights Combat Jiu Jitsu Tournament, Sets Date

Eddie Bravo invitational is a tournament that made its name with several lighter divisions. Edition number 6 was marked absolute for the first time after a number of big names expressed interest....

Halle Berry Spotted Training BJJ For John Wick 3

Halle Berry is the latest A lister to have joined the ranks of actors practicing the gentle art. Berry has been preparing for John Wick 3 alongside Keanu Reaves who is a an honorary judo black belt...

New Hampshire Trooper Avoided Use of Violent Force Thanks to Jiu Jitsu

How necessary it is for law enforcement officers to know jiu jitsu will forever be a hot topic. The use of jiu jitsu helped save quite a few lives but it’s still far from mandatory for police...

5 Dirty Moves in Jiu Jitsu Matches

People often say jiu-jitsu is about humbleness and respect. But when it comes to competition the lines get very blurry. We’ve compiled a list of famous misbehaving videos including everything...

Roger Gracie Teaches Variation of Kimura/Choke

Roger Gracie is undisputedly the greatest jiu jitsu practitioner of all time. Just last year he affirmed his domination and retired from competition after defeating Marcus Almeida Buchecha.  ...

John Danaher Outlines Biggest Problems Of Beginners in BJJ

John Danaher has long been one of the most respected personalities in the bjj community. Since joining the social media the coaching master shared a variety of very good advice on many training...

Dominyka Obelenyte Reveals Struggle With Depression: I wanted nothing to do with the sport and was ready to quit

Dominyka Obelenyte is Marcelo Garcia’s first female black belt. The decorated athlete has had her struggles and left the home team after revealing she’s felt like an outsider....

Vitor Belfort – Suddenly Jacked Again

In jiu jitsu a jacked look is nothing new. For years and years we’ve been seeing veterans such as Pablo Popovitch, Galvao, Barral and many more. However when someone who has been looking rather...

Should You Go For The Kill Against Higher Belts Or Catch & Release

Jiu jitsu has an ego killing reputation but in reality sometimes it fosters the cult of ego even more. In the documentary Choke Rickson Gracie said that he is ready to die in the ring and would never...

National PTSD Day Shines A Light On Positive Jiu Jitsu Influence

PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or...

UFC Research – Takedowns Not As Important to Wins as Traditionally Thought

In brazilian jiu jitsu having a well rounded game has long been a big point of interest. The major point of contention in many academies where most rolls start from the knees are takedowns. However...