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Category Archive: Articles

4 Fun Martial Arts Costumes You Can Wear On Halloween

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Cris Cyborg Shows How to Counter Someone Jumping To Closed Guard

Former UFC and Invicta world champion Cristiane Justino aka Cyborg has just been promoted to black belt in BJJ by the legendary Rubens Cobrinha Charles. Cyborg has been training BJJ and grappling for...

Did BJJ Change For Better Or Worse Over The Years?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing all around the world. Sport style Jiu-Jitsu is flourishing while the traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for self defense is instructed by a few dedicated instructors. Parts...

Car-Jitsu: Womens No Gi BJJ Edition

Imagine grappling someone in the confined space of a car? Well you can test your Jiu-Jitsu skills with this new format: Car-Jitsu. The rules are simple. The match starts with both competitors with...

11 Things You Should Know Before You Start Sparring BJJ

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Carlson Gracie Sr’s Best Quotes & Words Of Wisdom

Grandmaster Carlson Gracie, Sr was the eldest son of Carlos Gracie, founder of Gracie Jiu Jitsu with his uncle Hélio Gracie, and learned the art from his uncle and his father.    Always a very...

Tap Everyone With The Leg-in Triangle aka The Cryangle From Everywhere

The… What? Yes – the Cryangle! *Spooky music plays in the background* Yes, this position does feel as terrifying as it sounds, and you can use it both as a choke in and of itself, as well as...

Team USA Judoka & BJJ Instructor Uses Grappling To Disarm Suspect in Kansas City

Josh Henges, of Kansas City, was able to use his professional Judo and BJJ training to disarm a man attempting to rob him Monday night, police said. Henges was walking home Monday evening when he...

Woops. My Bad… Guy Knocks Opponent Out with Imanari Roll in Competition

The infamous “Imanari Roll” is a rolling attack that starts from standing and transitions into a leglock. It can also be used as a takedown if you do not attack the leg lock and instead come on...

How Does BJJ Positional Rolling Make You Improve Exponentially

When studying a subject, it’s always best if you can find information as close to the source as possible. In history, if you can find direct information from someone that experienced the event,...

Should I Be Washing My Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belt?

What’s the importance of you Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt? For some BJJ practitioners, a belt has alot of sentimental values. Some long term black belts have been using the same belt for 20+...

Fabio Gurgel On Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Should Not Be In The Olympics

A few years ago there was much excitement about the fact there was moment on the front of getting jiu jitsu in the Olympics. The push for Olympic recognation is supported by many including Renzo...

Should You Master Both Sides in BJJ or Focus On The Dominant One?

Should you be drilling, or training the non-dominant side? Or should you focus entirely on the dominant one? Although many instructors have different opinions, this article explores a couple of...

The Question You Should Ask Yourself When You Lose a Jiu-Jitsu Match

What could I have done differently? It’s the obvious question to ask, but answering it honestly requires an objective self-analysis that a lot of people would rather not do. Still, if you want to...

Catch Your Training Partners with this Unstoppable Calf Slicer by Sean Roberts

Unstoppable Calf Slicer by Sean Roberts | BJJ Kumite ♠️ Sean Roberts(Ralph Gracie Jiujitsu) caught many competitors by surprise with his sneaky Calf Slicer submission. He sets up this attack when...

5 Arm Lock Set Ups You Should Be Drilling

Written by Matt D’Aquino is a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 28 years. He is a 4th Degree Black belt in Judo and a...

These Gun Disarms Should NEVER Be Taught in Martial Arts

Prof. “little” Tony Pacenski explores some basic skillsets of handgun disarming from Jiu Jitsu and Combatives circles. This is a serious topic. Always training with a qualified...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Listed as one of 8 things Every Rookie Police Officer Should Know

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has long demonstrated it’s effectiveness when it comes to law enforcement officers and preventing escalation of incidents.   View this post on Instagram   Judô e...

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...

Should Getting Your Blue Belt in BJJ Take Longer?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has a belt system that is longer and harder to get...

Living The Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle. Rickson Gracie Black Belt Dave Kama’s Perspective

“Keeps you fit and healthy A lot of people start jiu-jitsu because they want an alternative way to lose weight. However, in the process they not only shed pounds from training, but also the healthy...

Make Yourself Feel Like 300lbs On Top Of Your Opponents

The side control position is undoubtedly one of the best attack and submission positions in Jiu Jitsu. When you reach this position, you have certainly managed to gain a huge advantage because, most...

50 Yr Old BJJ Blue Belt Submits Purple Belt Using Buggy Choke

Buggy choke has turned quite a few eyebrows since videos of it first surfaced a few years ago. Tony Pacenski who is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Medeiros (BJJ Revolution Team). He runs his...

Car-Jitsu is Now A Thing & it’s Surprisingly Entertaining

Imagine grappling someone in the confined space of a car? Well you can test your Jiu-Jitsu skills with this new format: Car-Jitsu. The rules are simple. The match starts with both competitors with...