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Category Archive: Articles

Popstar Demi Lovato Promoted to Purple Belt in BJJ Under Suspicious Circumstances

Demi Lovato made huge waves back in August of 2017 when she got her blue belt. Many questioned if she deserved it as she had gotten promoted so fast. She then stopped training in 2020 but had told...

Controversy: Man Accused Of Assaulting A 76-Year-Old Woman Is Now A BJJ School Owner

A man who was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and an elderly woman back in 2018, is now a BJJ school owner and instructor. Jeff Glover was the first one who shared the news on social media:...

Neiman Gracie Excited About His Upcoming Fight: “I’m Going For A Submission”

The last three and a half years haven’t been the best for Neiman Gracie‘s MMA career. Namely, he won only two out of six Bellator bouts during this time span – but he’s...

Tom DeBlass Reveals One Of His Biggest Regrets: “I Was Training 100%, 6 Days A Week”

When you train and when you fall in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you want to spend as much time on the mats as possible, right? And you want to give it your best every single time, pushing yourself...

Lex Fridman: Spectacle-Wearing, Martial Arts Superbrain

Lex Fridman is a renowned computer scientist and AI researcher – he also hosts a popular podcast and Youtube series in which he breaks down some seriously mind-blowing theories and concepts. ...

5 Ways to Overcome Demotivation in Exercise

If your plans to get into shape this year have suffered a setback, you’re far from alone. The novelty has had enough time to die down, and now it feels like just another obligation.   That’s why...

BJJ Competition: Focus On Two Simple Ideas To Gain An Advantage Over Your Opponent

The time for competition is approaching fast… And let’s be honest – you’re kind of nervous about it. Which is completely fine, but it’s still extremely important that...

Georges St-Pierre Shares Which Dinosaur He’d Like To Be: “Probably A Dromeosauraus”

Georges St-Pierre isn’t just one of the greatest MMA fighters ever, but he is also someone who has many surprising interests. For example, he is well known for his interest in dinosaurs. So,...

Giancarlo Bodoni Shares What It’s Like To Train Under John Danaher

A lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes would, if they had an opportunity present itself, like to train under John Danaher. However, what is it actually like to train under one of the best coaches of...

Female Jiu-Jitsu Athletes Explain Why They Have an Onlyfans Account

For those that have been living under a rock, OnlyFans is an ultra popular subscription-based website where people that create content can charge out a monthly fee for fans to access exclusive...

Giancarlo Bodoni Shows How To Escape The Dreaded Body Triangle Position

The Body Triangle in Jiu-Jitsu is one of the absolute worst positions you could end up in. Not only is your back taken, but you’re experiencing this tremendous pressure across your ribcage… That...

Here’s How To Cross Collar Choke Someone From The Knee Split Position

One of the most effective ways to pressure pass in Gi is by using the Folding Pass, Thomas explains; even though there’re different details to the setup when in comparison to the one in the Gi, the...

Shotgun & Reverse Armbars From Side Control – Here’s How To Set Them Up

Side Control is, for many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students, their favorite position. And deservedly so, as it’s perhaps the safest one to hold and as it has a number of attacking options at its...

The Best Flying Armbar Finishes In BJJ And MMA History

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...

Here’s How To Train BJJ Safely During Your Pregnancy Term

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...

UFC Welterweight Sends Warning To Jake Paul: “In MMA… These Guys Are Coming For Blood”

Jake Paul recently signed a deal with the PFL, announcing not just an investment in the MMA promotion – but also his plans to move into MMA himself. At this moment, it’s not clear when...

Keenan Cornelius Explains How To Keep Your Students As A BJJ Academy Owner

Are you a BJJ coach and/or academy owner? If so, then one of the biggest worries that you probably have is student retention. That is: how are you supposed to keep your students motivated for...

Jocko Willink’s Advice For BJJ White Belts: “Keep Your Ego In Check”

Just started out with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Amazing! You’re probably having a great time, practicing this awesome martial art – especially when it comes to sparring, i.e. the rolling part...

Gordon Ryan Was Choked Out For The First Time in Training by a Purple Belt

The No Gi GOAT Gordon Ryan was recently choked out in training by BJJ purple belt Davis Asare. This may be the first time you hear about Asare. He has taken 3rd place at purple at the IBJJF worlds....

Why BJJ Is The Perfect Martial Art For Older Practitioners

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...

Why do some BJJ gyms become cultish and weird? Keenan speaks out

Keenan has long been known for doing things differently, even with his jiu jitsu in the lapel guard days. More recently he’s been growing his school Legion American Jiu Jitsu...

The Perfect Open Guard Pass for Older Jiu-Jitsu Students

The Open Guard can be tricky to pass… Especially if you’re an older BJJ student who isn’t exactly used to passing with speed and power. Torreando passing might not be for you, but...

Gordon Ryan Explains How To Build Confidence: “Positive Results Over Time, In The Gym”

So you want to build confidence on the mats (and maybe in life in general)… But how should you go about it? Well, first of all, it’s important to understand that whenever you try...

Luke Rockhold On Jake Paul Fighting Tommy Fury: “He’s As Much Of A Boxer As I Am A Cricket Player”

Luke Rockhold, former UFC middleweight champion and a BJJ black belt, has recently announced free agency – and one of the opportunities he’s looking forward to is the possibility of...