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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Coach On Likelihood McGregor Retires After UFC 229

Conor McGregor has long been the focus of attention for MMA fans around the globe. However the one time boxer is rumored to be quite a savvy businessman – meaning he’ll likely be looking...

Advice for Nervous Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Beginners

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...

Quintet Schedules First USA Bound Edition Featuring Winning Teams

Sakuraba’s Quintet captured the audience’s attention. Where grappling can sometimes get a little dull with stalling it’s hard to apply that same approach to team challenges –...

Aj Agazarm Joins In Ultra Heavy Division At Pans

Yesterday we wrote about Gianni Grippo’s decision to join Kaynan Duarte and Gordon Ryan in ultra heavy. But it looks as if another significantly smaller fighter is ready to throw his hat in the...

Henry Akins Injured In Serious Accident In Hollywood

Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from Rickson Gracie was in a very serious accident last night. Akins writes: Greatful to be alive… I got in a really...

ABU DHABI Grand Slam Reinstated After Guarantees That Israeli Anthem Will Be Played

The International Judo Federation  announced that following the suspension of the Tunis Grand Prix and the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. The UAE Judo Federation confirmed in an official letter sent to the...

WWE’s Shayna Baszler Has Some Serious Leglock Moves

WWE’s Shayna Baszler is an American professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist, currently signed to WWE where she performs on developmental territory, NXT. She was trained by former...

Gianni Grippo Enters Ultra Heavy – Hoping To Duke It Out With Gordon Ryan at Pans

Atos Prodigy Kaynan Duarte caught everyone’s attention last year when he qualified for ADCC and Brazil trials. Since then the young ace hasn’t shied away from a challenge. As proven by...

Joe Rogan Talks Keanu Reeves Training Jiu Jitsu For John Wick

In the bullet pasted action spectacle ‘John Wick’ we see Keanu Reeves as a retired A-list hit man, who gets in trouble with some Russian gangsters. It doesn’t takes long before they wish they...

Model Mia Kang Looking To Up Her Game With Some BJJ Lessons

Model Mia Kang at one time wore the t shirt with Dillon Danis’ face on it. But with Danis so busy the model and muay thai practitioner found herself looking for coaching advice in bjj on social...

Robson Gracie Jr. inspired by brother Renzo For His MMA Debut

Robson Gracie Jr. is the youngest brother of Renzo Gracie. Renzo returned to MMA at the ripe old age of 51 – and managed to score a victory. For the 27 year old Gracie this was a tremendous...

Freestyle Judo – The Way Judo Ought To Be?

There is a growing contingent of Judoka who are dissatisfied with the direction the sport has been moving over the past few decades. They don’t like the elimination of leg grabs, and the growing...

Mat Time Is Important But Real Progress in BJJ Comes From Something Deeper

“It’s not about the number of hours you practice, it’s about the number of hours your mind is present for the practice.” – Kobe Bryant The number one answer to most people’s question of...

Matt Heafy Of Trivium talks Falling in love with the ‘dark jiu-jitsu world’ of Leglocks

Matt Heafy has long been a practitioner of bjj. Trivium Frontman Matt Heafy Says JIu-JItsu Is A Metaphor For Life In the past he’s been credited with explaining how bjj has helped his music...

South Bay jiu-jitsu Instructor Denies Abusing 14-year-old After Admitting To A Friend

Gabriel Abel Gonzalez, 39, is the latest jiu jitsu instructor to be accused of unseemly behavior with an underaged person. Gonzalez, a jiu-jitsu teacher in Chula Vista, was arrested Saturday morning...

Atos Prodigy Changes Division To Face Off Against Gordon at Pans

Atos Prodigy Kaynan Duarte caught everyone’s attention last year when he qualified for ADCC and Brazil trials.   Purple Belt Stuns At ADCC Trials Brazil – Wins 88kg Division Since...

One of Helio Gracie’s Favorite Throws (Hane-Goshi)

One of Grandmaster Helio Gracie’s favorite throws was Hane-Goshi, which being translated from the Japanese roughly means “Hip-Spring.” This classic takedown is one of the core...

Wrestler Uses Powerful Butt to Smash Guinness World Record for Balloon Popping

If you think you’ve seen it all we might have a thing or two for you. Recently Japanese wrestler broke a Guinness World Record by bursting balloons using the power and speed of her butt....

Gordon Ryan Signs Up For Pans – “Who’s Ready to get F-ed up in the absolute?”

Gordon Ryan’s gi voyage has long been under a magnifying glass. Former EBI champ and ADCC medalist has announced a gi transition almost a year ago and we have yet to see him compete. HE...

Nick Diaz Vindicated – All Charges Dropped

Nick Diaz has caught a lucky break as the district attorney has opted not to pursue his domestic violence case. Diaz’s attorney Ross Goodman has told ESPN … prosecutors have thrown...

Athletic Commission Exec Explains Why He Greenlit Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3

Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz are just two of the senior fighters scheduled for a cage return. At their respective ages 43 and 48 many are wondering which State Athletic Commission would even greenlit...

Rickson Gracie Reveals Thoughts On Rubber Guard after all this time: I Don’t Like It

Rickson Gracie is nothing if not somewhat consistent. The Gracie family patriarch has been adamant about his old school approach to bjj for quite some time even saying things like: Rickson Gracie:...

Kevin Lee Dillon Danis Grappling Match Is a Go – Currently Working Out Logistics

Kevin Lee is never one to back down from a challenge. Earlier this month he accepted a grappling challenge against Dillon Danis. Danis offered each put up a 100k of their money and live stream the...

The Positive Side of Getting Crushed in Training

I have spent well over half of my Jiu-Jitsu career rolling in classes made up primarily of people with substantially less experience than me (I live in a small town). In theory, it’s a dream. When...