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Category Archive: Articles

Does No Gi Rank Transfer To Gi? A Double Black Belt Shares His Views

Does no gi rank transfer to gi? Brent Littell recently talked a bit about what it’s like to have black belts in both prominent systems and how it is that he switched back and forth: ” I...

How Strict Should BJJ Class Be–Chill or Like Military Training?

When it comes to how strict a class should be, what do you think is reasonable? How strict should the instructor be in your bjj class? Does your own academy present a laid back atmosphere or is it...

The Most Successful Wrestlers To Have Transitioned to MMA

Wrestling is famously among the biggest indicators of success in MMA today. While cage fight outcome was once purely a bjj thing nowadays it’s more reliant on cage wrestling strategies,...

Rafael Lovato Jr’s Tweaks That Add Control and Viciousness To Your Triangle

The triangle choke is one of the most common and also one of the highest percentage submissions in Grappling. When executed perfectly, it is a powerful weapon which is very hard to escape. There are...

Anderson Silva USADA Case Confirmed – Another Case Of Tainted Supplement

Anderson Silva is a legend of the sport. Still at age 43 he’s likely counting out the end of his career. This is where things get tricky. In spite of the fact that it was confirmed that...

Sergio Hernandez Gives Interview on Viral Break In Incident: It Always Bothers Me That People Celebrate Violence So Much

Several days ago Sergio Hernandez apprehended an alleged burglar who tried to rob his father’s house. Sometimes burglars pick the wrong house to rob. That sometimes is when they are caught by a...

The Best Side Control Escape In BJJ: Spinning Out in Anticipation

Side control is one of those positions that is just plain horrible. Our opponent can mount attacks, we can’t, they can stall and rest, we’re carrying all of their weight, and they torque their...

Wrestle-Jitsu: Bulgarian Wrestler’s Way Of Reversing Side Control

Have you ever tried to pin or control a top level Wrestler in side control? It’s no fun at all… Check out this interesting take on how a top-level wrestler would go about escaping side...

The Grappling Referee: Why Officiating is an Enhancement To Your Jiu-Jitsu Journey

So after listening to another year of endless complaints about the officiating at the IBJJF Worlds, I started to think about the state of officiating and how to improve it. One thought is to...

4 times BJJ World Champion Rikako Yuasa’s 1 Hour Solo Drill Routine

Solo drills are great for supplemental BJJ training or when there isn’t a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu school nearby. 4 times BJJ world champion Rikako Yuasa made an incredible video where she shows her...

Gordon Ryan Makes An Effort To Promote Women’s BJJ: A Private In Exchange for A Competitor For His Friend

Gordon Ryan is a great many things – most notably perhaps EBI winner and ADCC victor. However he recently showcased he had a lot of heart through a specific offer he posted on his social media....

Jiu Jiteiros in Quebec Demand Government Legalize Our Sport

Quebec has long had an issue with jiu jitsu. We first wrote about it a while back. In February 2017 the issues first started: This Friday at 6:00 PM, an official complaint was launched to the SPVM....

Neiman Gracie: I’m The Best Ground Fighter In The Whole Division

Bellator has been trying to innovate. Following the much buzzed about heavyweight grand prix, they’ve decided to do a welterweight one and it looks as though Neiman Gracie is in. When prompted...

4 Tips To Help Tall People Use Their Height When Going For Takedowns

Written by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a purple belt...

How to Mentally Deal with a Super Talented Sparring Partner

Guest post by Uros Culic from Serbia, a BJJ black belt under Ricardo Vieira and FILA Grappling World Champion who has been training, teaching and competing for the last 10 years. Uros is one of the...

Roberto Atalla: ‘No, Jiu-Jitsu Is Not For Everyone…’

It definitely requires a special type of person to actively train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Only 1% of the people who start training will eventually get to black belt. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at an...

Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Student Had A heart Attack During Training

Mundelein police officer will be receiving a formal letter of recognition for his actions – he saved the life of a Lake County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Student who was going through a heart attack...

Jon Jones Would Like To Grapple – Who Would you like to see him Duel the Most?

Jon Jones recently expressed interest in returning to grappling while he awaits octagon return.   I’d be so down @FloGrappling who’s trying to get tapped out? https://t.co/vJB4OLz1NU — Jon...

Two Unforgettable Details to Strengthen Your Mount Position

written by Nick Chewy Albin of chewjitsu.net Do you like Mount or Side Control Better in BJJ? This is the question I got from Shay who feels better from Cross Side / Side Control or whatever you call...

BJJ Black Belt Catches Burglar & Puts Him in His Trademark Triangle

Sometimes burglars pick the wrong house to rob. That sometimes is when they are caught by a BJJ black belt. This happened today in San Diego, California. Sergio Hernandez, a BJJ black belt,...

Study of Demian Maia’s Takedown Tactics

Even though Demian Maia has been on a losing streak it’s hard to argue with his dominance in the octagon. The Brazilian ace keeps on being one of the hardest fighters to book fights for in...

Olympic Wrestling Gold Medalist Stops Armed Terrorist With Takedown

Grapplers are universally known for their braveness which sometimes comes in handy when faced with dangerous real life situations. Who can forget the case of US airman and BJJ practitioner Spencer...

Team 10th Planet Wins Quintet 2

Team 10th Planet has pulled off an impressive triumph at Quintet’s official second event.    Rules: Each team has 5 members Total team weight must not exceed 430kg Openweight Winner is...

Rafael Mendes Rolling w/ 280lbs Black Belt Shows Us The Blueprint Dealing w/ Ultra Heavyweights

When Rafael Mendes retired last year from competitive Jiu-Jitsu at the tender age of 27, he left many BJJ fans baffled. In this period he accumulated 6 world bjj titles. Rafael Mendes hasn’t...