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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Conor McGregor: Jiu Jitsu is not designed to hurt you. It is designed to kill you.

    Conor McGregor has caught a lot of flack over the year for his bjj skill which is actually fairly good if you don’t count his belt tying skills:     Conor McGregor...

How Are Judo Throws Different From Judo Sweeps? And How Does BJJ Sweep Differ From It?

    Coming from a bjj world the term sweep is typically interpreted as an overturn that happens while one of both opponents are ground fighting. However coming from judo sweep usually...

First Para Jiu-Jitsu Athlete Was Featured On Fight To Win Card

    Fight To Win Pro has crossed a very interesting landmark. For the first time in 40+ editions it was set to feature a para jiu jitsu athlete. Tyler Brey comped against Ryan Jennerjohn!...

Frankie Edgar and Marlon Moraes receive BJJ Promotions from Ricardo Almeida along with Tom DeBlass

    Ricardo Almeida recently gave out promotions to two of his students representing in the UFC. Marlon Moraes received his black belt after many years of training. Moraes captioned the...

Keenan Cornelius: If Your Cardio Sucks Do More Jiu-Jitsu

    Keenan Cornelius recently did a AMA on reddit answering the queries of the community. Among them Keenan revealed what he thinks about the Gordon Ryan gi skills, how TLI influenced him...

Cris Cyborg Calls Out Nunes’ Coach: He Is one of The Biggest ‘Creonte’ in The History of Brazilian MMA

    While many are getting excited at the prospect of Amanda Nunes facing Cris Cyborg there are bigger issues to deal with. While Cyborg has respect for Amanda Nunes the same can’t be...

Charges Dropped Against Female jiu jitsu Student Who Reduced ‘Aggressive’ Male Teacher To Tears

 Sydney Winder, left, right stock photo of a man crying   In BJJ one of the biggest pros when signing up kids is enabling them to stand up to abuse.  This is exactly happened to a 5ft 3 inches...

Geo Martinez Is Looking For a Cannabis Sponsor For Next EBI Tournament

    Over the years there’s been much discussion when it comes to getting a sponsor. Advice On How To Find Sponsors And Be A BJJ “Pro”     Still the blossoming of...

Nick Diaz Teases Return, Visits UFC Performance Institute

    Nick Diaz hasn’t fought in 3 years. Still the excitement to see him return to the octagon is everpresent. The older Diaz brother has recently been granted a boxing licence in the...

Jocko Willink Answers: Should Other martial arts belts carry over in any way to Jiu Jitsu belts?

    From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He earned his Black Belt in Brazilian...

ATT head coach: Colby Covington ‘doesn’t have a problem’ with Brazilian ATT Members

    Colby Covington and his racist behavior have been making rounds ever since the cocky wrestler managed to beat Demian Maia in Sao Paulo. Eventually this had led bjj legend and ATT...

Maynard James Keenan Hip Tosses Fan and Takes his Back while Singing Ultimately Mounting

    Maynard James Keenan is a man of many talents. He’s been working as a musician, producer, winemaker and actor! If you keep up with the music scene you’ve probably had the pleasure...

Ralph Gracie: The Only Thing Missing From BJJ Today Is Self Defense

    Ralph Gracie is the son of Robson Gracie and brother to Charles Gracie, Renzo Gracie and the late Ryan Gracie. In his life he’s seen drastic changes in jiu-jitsu.   “If...

What To Do If You Just CAN’T Break Grips In The Guard

  Gi Jiu jitsu is very specific in that it has a certain set of grips you need to have understanding of. While nogi is more dynamic and somewhat more reliant on athletic prowess the gi jiu jitsu...

Polaris 6 Reveals Main Card – Craig Jones Set to Face Jake Shields

    Polaris 6 has been in the works for a while but upto today there hasn’t been news as to who will headline it. All that changed last night when Polaris announced the 6th edition of...

Turning Low Percentage Moves into Game Changers

  Two years ago, many sport articles were dealing with the rise and reign of Golden State Warriors. If you’re not following basketball it might serve you to know the GSW had revolutionized...

GF Team Scammed By Fraud Travel Agent

    Last year around the same time a group of bjj athletes including Thalison Soares aka Little Miyao was scammed out of thousands of dollars. This time GF Team was in the crosshairs of a...

Anderson Silva: I will stop when GOD thinks I can not do it anymore

    Anderson The Spider Silva has had an impressive run in the UFC and will forever be considered one of the legends of the sport. However in spite of his latest USADA woes he’s not...

Eddie Cummings Shows Backtake From Reinforced Russian Collar

    Eddie Cummings has been coming out of his shell a bit after the resurfacing of rumors that distance him from John Danaher. Eddie has opted to show a detailed sequence from the butterfly...

LFA Signs Chris Brennan’s 17 Year Old Son

    Legacy Fighting Championship is considered by many a feeder organization for the UFC as the case of Mackenzie Dern proved. Their latest acquisition is the 17 year old prospect –...

Colby Covington Sets Sights On Another Brazilian – Calls Dos Anjos Fake

    Colby Covington may have gotten the brunt of attention on him by blatant racism. Colby Covington Calls Brazilians ‘Filthy Animals’ After Defeating Demian Maia However he’s...

State Athletic Commission Halts Woman MMA Fighter and Male Troll MMA match

    The match everyone was dying to see won’t be happening after all. After several pull outs due to injury things appeared to be a go – that is until the State Athletic...

David The Rock Jacobs Has Passed Away

    David The Rock Jacobs was a 3rd degree black belt in bjj. He began his grappling career at only 11 years of age with wrestling. He was a d1 level wrestler at college at Franklin and...

Simple Judo Throw That Develops Massive Grip Strength For BJJ!

Photo: Hoong Photos  instagram.com/hoongsphotos/ Hiza-guruma is the 2nd throw of the Gokyo-no-waza, which makes up the first 40 throws of the Kodokan judo syllabus. The particular variation shown in...