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Category Archive: Articles

PED Expert Analyses Jocko Willink: ‘Trains 3x A Day, Sleeps 5 Hours & Is F*@#ing Huge’

The Baddest Man in the BJJ World is Jocko Willink. From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He...

Older People Can Still Do BJJ, but How?

“Age is just a number. It is never too late to do BJJ.” Over several years of training and coaching, I have seen a lot of people give this advice to older BJJ practitioners. In fact, that advice...

You’ve Got to Learn How to Chain Arm Attacks One After Another

As a white belt and a young blue belt, it’s often “enough” to know just a handful of submissions from all over the place, and just rely on those once you get into a given position....

BJJ Is Like A Relationship – You Need Discipline To Make It Work

Whether you’ve been training BJJ for quite a while or started out with it just recently, one thing is for certain: after some time, you’ll see your motivation for Jiu Jitsu dwindling...

How Did Alexander Volkanovski Survive Brian Ortega’s Guillotine at UFC 266?

UFC 266 had spectacular fights, one of them being the featherweight bout between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega. Volkanovski gained a unanimous decision win, but at one point he was caught in...

Masahiko Kimura’s Insane Daily Training Routine

Masahiko Kimura)was a Japanese judoka who is widely considered one of the greatest judoka of all time. (5 ft 7in 170 cm; 85 kg, 187 lb) He was born on September 10, 1917 in Kumamoto, Japan. In...

4 Closed Guard Sweeps Every BJJ White Belt Needs To Know

If you’re a BJJ white belt, then you should focus on learning the basics first. That is: if you focus on learning a couple of techniques reasonably well from every major position, you’re...

Dustin Poirier: “Khabib’s Grappling Is On Another Level”

Dustin Poirier will soon take on Charles Oliveira for the UFC’s lightweight title, at UFC 269. While working to improve his skillset even further, Poirier also ended up being a guest on the...

ADCC Officially Announces Galvao vs Ryan Superfight: “The Biggest Event in History”

One of the most awaited matches in the world has finally been given a date and location. On this Wednesday, ADCC has officially announced that Galvao vs Ryan superfight will take place at ADCC 2022;...

ONE Championship Chairman Chatri Sityodtong Trains BJJ with Roger Gracie

Chatri Sityodtong, an entrepreneur and a martial artist, best known as the Founder & Chairman of one of the biggest MMA organization’s in the world – ONE Championship – shared on...

EBI Champion Erin Blanchfield to Face Maycee Barber at UFC 269

Erin Blanchfield is an UFC fighter and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete, who was just 18 years old – and a purple belt – when she won the EBI 12 championship title! Four years after winning that...

“New York Times” Reports on Fight Sports’ Alleged Sexual Abuse Coverup

Marcel Goncalves – a BJJ black belt and former Fight Sports affiliate instructor – was arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault in March 2018; due to the allegations that he...

Surprise Your Opponents with a Brabo Choke from Closed Guard

“Sheesh, Closed Guard is so ineffective for submissions after you reach a certain level… There’s no point in learning it anymore.” But is there? Whether you like playing...

IBJJF No Gi World Championships 2021: Full Results

The IBJJF No Gi World Championships 2021 have been an absolute blast for everyone involved; competitors and grappling fans around the world alike. It was the first time that Heel Hooks were allowed...

How Kids Can Learn To Be Hardworking Through Martial Arts

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...

Start Catching Everyone with Ezekiel Chokes from All Angles

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...

Demian Maia: “Khabib Is The Best MMA Grappler Of All Time”

Demian Maia’s contract with the UFC came to an end last June, after his loss to Belal Muhammad. However, the 43 year-old BJJ black belt still trains with vigor; Maia puts in the work two times per...

Neiman Gracie: “Gordon Ryan’s Jiu-Jitsu Is Very Similar To Roger Gracie’s”

Neiman Gracie put on a true display of progress and skill in his latest Bellator fight. At the end of September, the Gracie needed just below 2 minutes to earn the first knockout win of his...

UFC Vegas 39: Mariya Agapova Taps Sabina Mazo with Rear Naked Choke

Image Credit: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Mariya Agapova put on quite a show in her win against Sabina Mazo at UFC Vegas 39. The finish came at 53 seconds into the third round, via a Rear Naked Choke which...

SUG 27: Mason Fowler Beats Gabriel Checco via Rear Naked Choke

SUG 27 was full of action. In the championship match, Mason Fowler went against Gabriel Checco – and won via Rear Naked Choke in overtime. The regulation period between the two was a true...

Improve Your Side Control Defense With The “Iron Squirrel” Principle

Are you someone who tends to start panicking when people pass your guard and get you into Side Control… And kinda don’t know how to successfully defend and escape from the position? If...

Polaris 17: Craig Jones Defeats Davi Ramos & Other Results

Polaris 17 was everything the BJJ community wanted it to be. After its last three events were held under team grappling rules (Polaris Squads), the UK-based promotion now returned to the single...

Watch: Josh Hinger Breaks Finger While Rolling with Cat Zingano

Sooner or later, injuries happen. You can implement as many precautionary measures as you’d wish, but the nature of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that it’s a martial art – and that,...

Russel Brand Promoted to Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become sort of “mainstream” among celebrities these days. However, many of them train BJJ in a private classes setting, without a desire to truly spar with other...