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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Brown Belt Adam Roy Williamson Tragically Shot in Louisiana

April McCrea had just taken her baby from the bath when she heard a bang downstairs. According to the dailyadvertiser : She had only expected to host her boyfriend, Dustin Wiltz, and two other...

Amateur fighter Mateus Fernandes dies after TKO loss in Brazil

Mateus Fernandes, 22, died hours after an amateur MMA fight in Manaus, Brazil mmafighting reports. Fernandes fought in first fight of the night at Remulus Fight promotion. Valmir Dieb, told MMA...

Josh Barnett signs with Bellator

Josh Barnett will be returning to the MMA cage after all. Former UFC fighter and one of the great catch wrestlers of our time will be making his way back into the cage at age 41.   "As man...

Garry Tonon Reveals Gordon Ryan MMA Transition Timeline

Garry Tonon has been responsible for introducing the world of bjj to Gordon Ryan. The 4-0 mma fighter, Tonon has recently had a barrage of post fight interviews revealing some interesting info in...

Former BJJ instructor found guilty of sexual abuse

Former BJJ instructor of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in Eugene and former marine has been found guilty of sexual abuse of his student. Gerald Strebendt was found guilty of second-degree sexual abuse...

5 Things You Should Consider Before Your First BJJ Competition

Joining your first BJJ competition can be extremely stressful. If you have never competed in anything before, it can be a very nerve wrecking experience! But it doesn’t have to be. With the proper...

John Danaher: “About 80 to 90 percent of your training should be people who are significantly of a lower level skill level than you are”

John Danaher has often spoken about the many merits of a world class grappler and what it takes to become one but this particularly interesting quote notes that majority of training should be spent...

BJJ Community reacts to Garry Tonon’s vicious TKO finish – Dillon Danis Pipes In

Garry Tonon is now 4-0 in MMA. Tonon just fought Anthony Engelen and secured a TKO finish. John Danaher captured his enthusiasm over the result in the usual fashion: Victory in Tokyo!! Garry Tonon...

A Judo Black Belt’s 5 Tips for Cross Training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Judo is fairly fierce. Most judoka who opt to switch to bjj excel their transition through the belt ranking – Travis Stevens notably accomplished rank of bjj black belt in as long as 18 months...

Jiu-Jitsu community embraces first festival for Down Syndrome athletes

1st edition of Jiu-Jitsu Down Festival has been held last Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. There many well known athletes in the community provided support, rolled and hung around athletes with Down...

Urijah Faber talks Nicky Ryan match Up And Possibly Returning to UFC

  Urijah Faber recently discussed the opportunity to match up with Nicky Ryan. The young grappling phenom has been matched with Urijah Faber for Polaris 10 – scheduled for May 25th 2019....

Jacare Souza Considering Retirement to Open A BJJ School

Jacare Souza has had a long and lucrative bjj career however he’s adamant that if doesn’t receive a title shot he will be focussing on other endeavours in his martial arts career. ”I...

The Best Strategies For Breaking Tough Guards Shared

On October 28, 2012, the final day of the 5 Brothers Machado Camp, just as the stellar event was drawing to a close on a beautiful Texas day, Prof. Jean Jacques called the attention of all...

Sonnen: McGregor ‘retired’ to avoid Ruining UFC’s image with alleged sexual assault case

Cheal Sonnen is nothing if not outspoken. The seasoned greco roman wrestler and longtime mma fighter has weighed in on just why McGregor retired and why Dana White took it so easy. As a reminder it...

Polaris 10 Announces New Matchup: Boogeyman Martinez to Face Miha Perhavec

Miha Perhavec will be duking it out with one of 10th Planet’s finest at the next Polaris event. Polaris 10 was announced on the night of Polaris 9 with an incredible headliner – Nicky...

Craig Jones To Duke it Out With Gilbert Burns Under Sub Only Ruleset

Craig Jones has had a string of significant opponents. His last 4 opponents have been Tim Spriggs, Gabriel Arges, Keenan Cornelius and Gordon Ryan. And he’s lost just one of the 4. Still Jones...

The Easiest Half Guard Sweep For A BJJ White Belt

As a beginner it’s quite often the hardest to figure out how a sweep works. Submissions are somewhat easier. You grab onto the isolated limb and apply pressure but working a sweep quite often...

Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Dan Swift Begins Prison Sentence For Dog Fighting

Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Dan Swift knows for better days. He has started serving his time stemming from his initial arrest in August 2016. Swift was found guilty of three felony counts of animal...

Eddie Cummings Ready To Return To Competition

Eddie Cummings is widely considered one of the best leg lockers out there however Cummings has largely been out of the public eye for quite some time. In spite of being largely the creative force...

Here’s Why BJJ & MMA Athletes Are Loving CBD Oil

The use of CBD for a wide range of medical applications is gaining a considerable amount of popularity among athletes including grapplers and mixed martial artists in 2019. The recent legalization of...

Black Belt Dislocates Wrist – and Pops It Into Place – Mid Match

Shocking video of bjj black belt Edmund Kim dislocating and setting his wrist back into place all during a match just surfaced. Fair warning the video below is graphic:   Now Jiu-Jitsu Times...

Conor McGregor Under Investigation For Sexual Assault In Ireland

In January BJJEE broke the story that Conor McGregor was brought in to be questioned regarding an assault that went on in December of 2018. Now with his retirement pending there’s no more...

All-female QUINTET Announced, Lineup Featuring Rikako Yuasa, Sara McMann

QUINTET is looking at the 3rd fight night event. The fun to watch grappling event will be featuring 4 all female teams this time including some very interesting names. The teams will be as follows:...

Dillon Danis Confirms BJJ Return

Dillon Danis has never really felt bjj – the wannabe Irishman has gone to ADCC 2017, is scheduled to go to ADCC 2019 and has in fact even competed at Worlds in 2017 – albeit infamously...