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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Featured

Discover the Excitement of BJJ Summer Week 2024 in Sardinia Fet. Demian Maia, Felipe Pena, Kaynan & More

Get ready to immerse yourself in the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu camp in the world at BJJ Summer Week 2024. Scheduled for September 18-22 in the breathtaking location of Cagliari, Sardinia, this...

Adult Film Stars That Train Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu is getting more and more popular. Many celebrities have trained or train BJJ. Adult film stars are no different. Here is a list of major adult film stars that roll.   5. Manuel Ferrara...

Watch: Shaquille O’Neal Takes Down & Grapples with Charles Barkley

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal, is a well-known UFC enthusiast, has been training in Jiu-Jitsu since 2000, initially under Royce Gracie and later with Jonathan Burke in Florida. His martial...
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Confidence To Be Wrong: A Must In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

There are a lot of types of confidence in Jiu-Jitsu. The confidence to go for a submission that doesn’t seem fully set up. The confidence to try an escape, even though you’re not sure of...

Sean Strickland Says He’d Get Rich If He Boxed Jake Paul: “I’d M*rder Him”

The topic of fighter pay in the UFC has been a point of contention for a long, long time. Many fighters have been vocal about it – now including the controversial great, Sean Strickland. Like a...

Dana White Increases UFC 300 Fight Bonus To $300k – Conor McGregor Reacts

Amidst complaints from several fighters who were advocating for a bonus increase for the historic UFC 300 card, Dana White made the announcement during the UFC 300 press conference… That he...
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Nicky Ryan Responds To Craig Jones & ADCC Drama: “You’ll Never Hear Me Talk Sh*t”

It’s been just a few days ago that Craig Jones announced that he will not be competing at ADCC… As well as that he will organize a seminar, from which all proceeds will go to everyone who...

Shaquille O’Neal Visits BJJ Academy, Taps Out 2 BJJ Black Belts

Basketball champion Shaquille O’Neal has been training some BJJ throughout the years. The retired NBA legend has trained BJJ on and off and has a decent level in BJJ. Shaq was recently seen...

Sumo Legend Akebono Dies at the Age of 54 in Japan

Akebono Taro, the first non-Japanese yokozuna in sumo wrestling history, sadly passed away at 54 from a heart attack. Born in Hawaii as Chadwick Haheo Rowan, he initially pursued basketball, earning...
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One Of The Biggest Upsets in Jiu-Jitsu Spurred the Growth of Rash Guards in BJJ

The rash guard and compression gear are a staple in no-gi grappling but it’s benefits of use with the gi is often debated. Someone people feel less restricted without a rash guard, and absolutely...

High Level Champions from Judo, Wrestling, Sambo & MMA to Compete in Ocean BJJ Pro, an illustrious Italian PRO jiu-jitsu No Gi tournament

The Ocean BJJ Pro Championship, an illustrious Italian PRO jiu-jitsu No Gi tournament, is garnering significant attention with the registration of champions from various combat sports for its trial...

Roger Gracie Explains Why His Jiu-Jitsu Is “Basic”

It should come to no surprise that Roger Gracie is, among other things, famous for his outstanding Jiu-Jitsu game… Which is surprisingly simple; his trademark is passing the opponent’s...
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The Questions You Need 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...

What You Should Know Before You Start Rolling in BJJ

GGuest 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...

I Remember Jiu-Jitsu As it Was 20 Years Ago

Written by Bojan Mirkovic, Black Belt 3rd degree under GM Ricardo Murgel 9th degree, UNION BJJ. Jiu-Jitsu Klub Newaza in Zagreb, Croatia. Without any accusations, implications nor criticism of what...
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Should You Master Both Sides in Jiu-Jitsu or Just Focus On The Dominant One?

Mastering both sides in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers several significant benefits, both for personal development and strategic advantage in competition. Here are some key points to consider:...

Submit Everyone With The Leg-in Triangle 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...

John Danaher Shows How To Set Up the Boston Crab for Submission Grappling

At first glance Boston Crab submission looks straight out of WWE. In fact it looks so eccentric many experienced grapplers would scoff at it. But as MMA fighter Jonno Mears proved in his latest bout...
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Andrew Wiltse: “Rolling Isn’t Enough For Conditioning”

How good is your conditioning on the mats? Do you find yourself gassing out too quickly… Or do you think that you still haven’t reached your peak when it comes to cardio? If that’s...

Tom DeBlass’s Advice for Young BJJ Athletes: “Competing Doesn’t Pay The Bills”

So you’re a young BJJ athlete who wants to make a name for himself in the sport? More importantly, you want to make a living off of Jiu-Jitsu – and you’re highly motivated to make...

Weekend Recap: AJP Opens Up The Month Of April With A Stellar Tournament In Charleston

Pacing itself ahead of a big month, the AJP chose to open the month of April with a single tournament: The AJP Tour Charleston International Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2024! Held on April 6th at the...
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Tye Ruotolo Calls Out Nicholas Meregali: “He Keeps Running”

Tye Ruotolo wants a match against Nicholas Meregali badly… And he took yet another opportunity to call him out. Here’s what Ruotolo had to say after winning the match against Izaak...

Main Character Jiu-Jitsu 4: Jozef Chen vs Andy Varela Match Announced

Andy Varela and Jozef Chen are set to face off in a 170 lbs title match, at the Main Character Jiu-Jitsu 4 event! The news were shared by the promotion via their official Instagram account –...

Joe Rogan Says He Isn’t A Fan Of Cauliflower Ears

For many involved in grappling and mixed martial arts, cauliflower ear is often seen as a symbol of dedication to their craft. However, Joe Rogan doesn’t feel the same way. Specifically, Rogan...