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Author Archive: Ben Germano

Top Three Reasons for Children’s Belt Testing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

If your academy is like many others, the children Jiu-Jitsu curriculum has different belts and roughly follows the IBJJF guidelines for these belts. Belts are awarded when the student display’s a...

How To Convince Your Friends And Family To Start Training Jiu-Jitsu

We know you love Jiu Jitsu and we know you think of the guys at the gym as a second family, but would it not be nice if your family at home would do Jiu Jitsu? If most of your friends started Jiu...

Advice for BJJ Beginners Nervous About Getting Smashed

Jiu-jitsu is an inherently social activity. There aren’t any really good ways to learn it by yourself. You can try practicing on a grappling dummy in your garage, but that will only take you so...

BJJ Black Belt & Bouncer Kevin Gallagher On Using BJJ On The Job To Avoid a Close Call

Kevin Gallagher has a long history in the sport. Like all legitimate black belts he took a while to achieve the prestigious rank. Along the way he got quite a few close calls in his side career of...

Tom Hardy Figurine Sold To Help Out REORG Jiu-Jitsu Foundation

Tom Hardy has gone above and beyond to help out the REORG Jiu-Jitsu Foundation. The REORG Jiu Jitsu Foundation launched, in association with The Royal Marines Charity. Their mission is to provide a...

UFC champion Jessica Andrade robbed at gunpoint in Brazil

Jessica Andrade hasn’t had her UFC title for long yet she still managed to attract the attention of some robbers in Brazil. The UFC champion went through a scary situation in Niteroi on...

Seth Daniels Has Disk Replacement In His Neck

Seth Daniels just had a disk replacement in his neck. According to his own account: Today I’m having 2 disks In my neck replaced c5 and c6 I’m more nervous for this surgery than usual one way or...

TLI Champion Shane Hill-Taylor Is Out Of Worlds Due To Appendicitis

One of the only bjj competitions to offer significant cash prizes from the IBJJF are the World Championships. Still looks like USA bannerman Shane Hill-Taylor will be very sad to miss this unique...

Garry Tonon Bows Out Of ADCC

Garry Tonon is over the moon with his treatment at ONE FC so he’s not looking to slow down his mma career any time soon. The affable grappler turned mixed martial arts fighter recently revealed...

Dillon Danis on McGregor: “He’s a big brother to me. It’s like getting to watch Muhammad Ali every day,”

Dillon Danis is getting ready to hit the big stage. The 1-0 MMA fighter is attempting to be a household name . In a brand new interview he opened about the close relationship to the troubled irish...

Neiman Gracie: (Gracies) Are Coming Back And We’re Coming Back to Take The Gold

Neiman Gracie is doubling down on his feat to take over the world of MMA. Young Gracie is in the semifinals of Bellator Grand Prix with a record of 9-0 and looking at his biggest opponent to date...

Yoel Romero Wins 27 Million Over Tainted Supplement Lawsuit

Yoel Romero just hit the biggest jackpot of his mixed martial arts career. The Cuban wrestler, 42, has received a 27 million dollar verdict against a supplement company Gold Star Performance...

Robson Gracie Jr Returning To Cage At Bellator 222

Robson Gracie Jr is serious about his MMA career. Just 6 months following his MMA debut at Bellator he’s ready to return to the cage once again in an event headlined by his cousin Neiman...

Asian Popstar Sandra Riley Talks Jiu Jitsu, And How It’s Helping Her Career

Asian Popstar Sandra Riley is one half of a popular Singaporean duo called The Sam Willows. She’s recently talked a great deal about going solo in her career and how jiu jitsu has helped...

Urijah Faber Ends Retirement, Accepted UFC comeback fight

Urijah Faber was embarrassing to watch as he manhandled a teenager to a decision loss this weekend at Polaris 10 but he’s not letting that hold him back from returning to the octagon, at the...

Combat Jiu Jitsu Crowns Another Winner

Combat Jiu Jitsu has been struggling from the get go. The baby version of mixed martial arts and no quite adult version of grappling struggles to find its audience to date. The latest event is no...

UFC Fighter Alex Oliveira Wanted For Questioning Regarding alleged assault on Wife

UFC Fighter Alex Oliveira has ran into some big legal trouble. Police are expecting to speak to UFC welterweight Alex Oliveira and his lawyer Monday in regard to an alleged assault of his ex-wife in...

Nicky Ryan Beats Urijah Faber At Polaris 10

Nicky Ryan hsa had the best weekend of his very young career. The grappling phenom has bested Urijah Faber in a dominant yet submission-less victory over in England. 40 year old Faber appeared...

Dillon Danis Trains With Paulo Miyao To Prep For MMA Match

Dillon Danis is no stranger to letting himself be filmed while he’s training. After all his famous godfather Conor McGregor is all about the film. What came surprising is that the video in...

Dillon Danis offered Nick Diaz Match

Dillon Danis has made plenty of news in the past few years. The latest news is that a grappling match with the, now, mma fighter is in works. Danis himself confirmed: What’s unclear is which...

Kasai Books Tex Johnson Amid Sexual Assault Investigation

For the bjj community it’s definitely bigger news when the community disapproves of a member who is under investigation for serious criminal allegations than not. Kasai followed in the shady...

Khabib Nurmagomedov Bullies UFC Into Reducing The Suspensions Of His Teammates

Khabib Nurmagomedov is taking a cue from the McGregor book of hustling and has opted to bide his time and bully the UFC into reducing suspensions for his teammates. Of course they were suspended as a...

Rickson Gracie Has Some Chosen Words For Leglocks

Many consider Rickson one of the greatest BJJ practitioners of all time. Son of Grand Master Helio Gracie proved his value through several Vale-Tudo bouts in Brazil and Japan. He competed for years...

BJJ Globetrotters leader Christian Graugart Confirms They Denied Tex Johnson’s Request To Represent Them

Yesterday we reported that a troubling investigation into Tex Johnson’s behavior wasn’t enough for either the IBJJF or the Ribeiro jiu jitsu team to shun him. As a reminder a Unity...