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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Grappling Industries Steps Up – Vagner Rocha Boogeyman Martinez nogi Match Is On

Yesterday Vagner Rocha put Eddie Bravo on blast after he was expected to be in a combat jiu jitsu match without compensation. Rocha said:  This past Saturday I won a hard fought super match at...

Amateur MMA Fighter Charged With Indecent Exposure

13newsnow.com reported earlier today that an MMA fighter would sit in his car and pretend ask female passer bys for directions. Upon approaching the car the suspect would expose himself and perform a...

Nick Diaz Domestic Violence Case Going Forward

Nick Diaz just can’t catch a break. The bjj and mma ace was in court today in Las Vegas representing himself against domestic violence accusations. While Diaz wasn’t present at the...

Improving Your Hip Mobility For BJJ

While BJJ is all about the hips, its amazing how poor most people’s hip mobility is. I can almost hear the creaking joints every time I roll with people. But, you can fix it and fix it fairly...

(Video) Nate Diaz Altercation From Fight To Win

THe 77th edition of the event Fight to Win went on just fine until an unsuspecting Nate Diaz was heckled by an audience member. Diaz was there cheering for Rachel Sedillos – member of his academy....

Vagner Rocha Backed Out Of EBI Title Defense Over The Fact That Participation Isn’t Paid

Vagner Rocha has never been too afraid to speak out for himself. The former UFC fighter notably once kicked AJ Agazarm off the competition stage. However what was to be a combat jiu jitsu title...

CM Punk’s Coach Believes He Should Compete In Jiu Jitsu

CM Punk just had a 2nd showing in the octagon. It left no doubt in hearts of MMA fans – he won’t be seen in the octagon again.  “I hope he continues training and maybe enters a...

White Belt Enters All Ranks Absolute And Leg Locks His Way To Gold – in staggering 3 Minutes

Leglocks have been at the center of the bjj zeitgeist for quite some time. Cases like this are just why. Competitor named James Hunt had an easy time finishing a blue and a purple belt in Australian...

It was Raining Subs in EBI 16 – ADCC Vet Victorious

Eddie Bravo Invitational had a unique edition last night. It featured an all female cast – including ADCC -60kg finalists Bia Mesquita and Bia Basilio. Also featured was ATOS standout Nikki...

How To Know If You’re Ready For a Competition

Competitions are a great way to test your BJJ skills. It is one of the most physically and mentally demanding commitments you could ever make as you put everything you’ve ever learned in class on...

Gracie Combatives Student Watched Over 100 Fights on YouTube And Came Away With 6 Key Takeaways

Street fights are unlike your gym sparring or drills in that they are very chaotic. They are spontaneous, they have trigger points and bad things can happen in an instant. There are however certain...

Nate Diaz Got In An Altercation At Fight To Win

Fight to Win found itself at a center of an unexpected controversy. THe 77th edition of the event went on just fine until an unsuspecting Nate Diaz was heckled by an audience member. Diaz was there...

Gracie Breakdown: Most Effective Defense For Pregnant Women – The Wristlock

Gracie Breakdown is nothing if not creative in how they frame their approach to promoting self defense aspects of jiu-jitsu. The latest video of this kind deals with a very hot topic in bjj –...

Vinny Magalhaes Victorious in Round 1 of Pro Fighter’s League 1.000.000$ Worth Tournament

Vinny Magalhaes had retired from mma prior to inception of Pro Fighter’s League. However since the organization’s formation from what used to be World series of fighting –...

Kayla Harrison Armbars Her Way To First Pro Victory

Kayla Harrison has had her long anticipated MMA debut. Professional fighters league featured Kayla fighting Brittany Elkin at 155 lbs looking like a lean machine! The Judo gold winner manhandled...

Craig Jones: Nobody Cares About Gi Jiu Jitsu

Craig Jones first came to prominence after eliminating heavy favorite Leandro Lo at ADCC. Since then he’s had his own bjj study as well as shared plenty of controversial attitudes including...

Gordon Ryan Featured In Comedic show – Won’t Tap Out Edition

A while back Garry Tonon and Eddie Wolverine appeared on a comedic show called the Chris Gethard show.   Eddie Cummings And Garry Tonon Appear On Comedy Show   If you wanna see me and...

Jiu Jitsu Teaches How to Fight Effectively (Without Learning How to Fight)

written by Nick Chewy Albin How do I balance training people for Self-Defense and for Sport Brazilian Jiu-jitsu? This is the question that I received one of my students who is a newer White Belt....

Iowa Hawkeyes Wrestler Shot In The Knee In Accidental Shooting

Knee injuries are every grappler’s worst nightmare – so imagine how Iowa Hawkeyes Wrestler Sam Stoll felt after he was accidentally shot in the knee. According to press story report:...

Mackenzie Dern Set To Be in UFC Game Update

Mackenzie Dern has arrived. The UFC fighter and bjj champion will be appearing in EA’s UFC game – she is set to be in the latest update along with Sean O’Malley!   Who is ready...

Firas Zahabi Went On Joe Rogan Podcast – Must Watch For All Martial Art Fans

Firas Zahabi is one of the most respected coaches alive now. The John Danaher black belt has long been at the helm of Tristar – Canada’s MMA Powerhouse. There’s much to Firas’ style...

BJJ Black Belt Talks How the Gentle Art Helps LGBTQIA+ People Including His Children

BJJ Black Belt John Jensen saw the Ultimate Fighting Championship back in 1997 and was intrigued by the success of the Gracie family. A year later he signed up at the closest school to him which at...

Neiman Gracie: People Want Me to “Humble” Dillon Danis

Dillon Danis has been making waves for the better part of last two years. The Bellator MMA Fighter has been spectacular in his megalomaniacal approach ever since he started associating with Conor...

Amazing “Pressure Point” Counter to the Double Leg Takedown

Over the years we’ve seen oh so many great (in horrible ways) self defense videos. There’s pinching, slapping but probably everyone’s favorite is a one touch ko. Self Defense vs...