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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Mundials 2016 By The Numbers

Statistical analysis of the biggest tournament in BJJ calendar revealed some interesting trends. The Long Beach Walter Pyramid Tournament hosted some of the best athletes in the world of Jiu-Jitsu...

Vinny Magalhaes Starting His Own School

Vinny Magalhaes is looking forward to starting his own school! He’s announced on his personal facebook yesterday that he’s leaving Syndicate Mixed Martial Arts. Vinny Magalhaes was one of...

BJJ world Champ develops Million Dollar Business

    Camil Moldoveanu was an accomplished BJJ competitor having placed at both World championship and Europeans. However, after winning the European title, he suffered a difficult knee...

Top 10 Things We’ve Learned From The Latest Mark Schultz interview

  UFC 9 Veteran and Olympic Gold Winner in Wrestling, Mark Schultz recently got interviewed by the Grappling Central podcast. This is what we learned listening to the episode: 1) Mark Schultz...

Andre Galvao considering retirement?

It was revealed today that Andre Galvao, 2016 Worlds winner in the Black Belt heavyweight division might be considering retirement. Flograppling confirmed in an interview with Galvao following his...

Competitors To Watch For In 2016

  Recent Worlds 2016 held at the The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach reaffirmed dominance of the older seasoned players, some names emerged as the ones to watch. Erberth Santos Erberth Santos has...

Complete List of Jiu-Jitsu Founders Awards Winners

Jiu-Jitsu Founders Awards proudly presents a list of winners for 2016. These athletes, teams and events had great influence on the development of Jiu Jitsu.   Jiu-jitsu Global Conference ??? Que...

Mackenzie Dern Headed To EBI?

  Mackenzie Dern might be headed to EBI. A preliminary discussion between Mackenzie Dern and Eddie Bravo Invitational producer (and referee) Victor Davilla reveled there was interest on both...

Smart Technology Rashguards in Development

Smart Technology Rashguards are currently in Development RollTec rashguard is the first ever wearable tec for grapplers. It gathers information from a motion sensor inside the rashguard. This...

Meet The New Gabi Garcia – Outstanding Tayane Porfirio

The Worlds have been good to a number of athletes but Tayane Porfirio will definitely always have a special place for Worlds 2016 in her heart. Shortly after winning Gold once again she has received...

Rickson Influences HUGE Changes to Gracie University

  In a surprising new video, released on the Gracie Breakdown YouTube chanel, four of jiu-jitsu’s most influential figures — Rickson Gracie, Ryron Gracie, Rener Gracie, and Pedro Sauer...

Jake Shields and Georges St.Pierre break bread under the Danaher roof

Jake Shields and Georges St. Pierre have overcome previous animosity! John Danaher confirmed this in an earlier post: Former adversaries, new friends: Georges St-Pierre and Jake Shields finish up a...

Kimbo Slice – Dead at 42

Kimbo Slice has passed away. Bellator president Scott Coker confirmed Slice’s death in a statement to Yahoo news: “We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of...

UFC Slightly Backtracks On Ban For Helwani

After receiving plenty of media attention for evicting Helwani and two colleagues from UFC 199, TMZ caught up with Dana White and inquired what exactly being “banned for life” entails....

Michelle Nicolini Says Goodbye to BJJ Competitions

One of the most decorated athletes (both male and female) in BJJ has announced she will not be competing anymore. The 8x World champion announced prior to Worlds 2016 that this will be her last...

What To Do When Your BJJ Is Stagnating?

  Progress is very hard to measure objectively in BJJ. This is why there are no world wide standards for a certain stripe or a certain belt. While certain organizations and associations have a...

Spotlighting Winners Of Worlds 2016

 Absolute In a much anticipated match against Erberth Santos, Buchecha scored a slim victory. He won 6 to 4. You might say the cooler heads prevailed and that Almeida was determined to keep up with...

Team Alliance Wins Big at Worlds 2016

Team Alliance has managed to repeat the success and come out as the most decorated Male Adult Team at Worlds. Last year they had 121 medals in the same category while this year they managed to win...

Marcio André beats Cobrinha at Worlds 2016, Other Results

 Marcio Andre Photo by Preston Smith  Marcio Andre just beat Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” and eliminated him from the semi finals of Featherweight black belts at the IBJJF Worlds 2016. The...

Several Reporters Banned For Life From UFC Events

  Several reporters from MMAfighting were banned for life from UFC events last night. Ariel Helwani tweeted about being evicted from the building where UFC 199 was taking place shortly after...

Erberth Santos shines in the Absolute, more results from Worlds

  The biggest upset at the Worlds 2016 was triumph of Erberth Santos over Bernardo Faria via armbar in the semifinals of black belt Absolute. Erberth Santos attempted to pull an armbar over...

6 BJJ Champions That Flopped in MMA

  A number of high profile bjj players announced their transition into mixed martial arts in the past year alone. But this is a road that doesn’t pan out for everyone and success in one...

60% Of Gracie University Affiliates Are Lead By Blue Belts

  We crunched the Gracie university affiliate numbers in order to gain some sort of insight into the big picture when it comes to gracie jiu-jitsu practitioners. After researching all the...

Ultimate Guide To Naps, Sleep & Sports Performance

What are the benefits of taking naps? There are many benefits of napping such as recovery, relaxation, reduced fatigue, increased alertness, improved mood and performance as well as quicker reaction...