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Category Archive: Articles

BJJ Basics: Elbow Escape From Mount To Butterfly Sweep

So you’ve just begun training BJJ, haven’t you? Do you like it? Ah yes, we knew the answer already; you found your new favorite hobby and physical activity! It feels just about...

Fabio Gurgel: “More Money In BJJ Is A Good Thing, But…”

As a general rule, there should be more money in BJJ. Why? Well, because more money equals bigger paychecks for the athletes; and bigger paychecks mean that the sport will rise in popularity and...

The History And Significance Of The IBJJF World Championship

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...

The Proven Way To Improve your MMA Performance

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...

What Would Happen If Someone Tried to Rob a 1 Stripe BJJ Purple Belt in the Street

A lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners start training because they want to learn how to defend themselves. The sport aspect of the Gentle Art doesn’t start interesting them until much later....

Consistency: The Most Important Attribute You Need To Succeed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Impatient to finally get better at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, eh? Yeah, we totally get it; sometimes, it just seems as if you’re not making any progress whatsoever. Or, what’s more, that you’re...

The Crazy Helicopter Takedown That Works On BJJ Guys With Low Stance & Stiff Arms

Takedowns are the mark of all grappling sports (Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo etc). They all rely on taking the fight to the ground, regardless of what you do afterwards. Takedowns can be a tough...

Mugger Used Rear Naked Choke in Order to Steal $7,000 Rolex watch

A student was left unconscious in central London after a ‘hugger mugger’ grabbed him round the neck and tore a £5,000 (7,000 USD) Rolex watch from his wrist. The mugger approached the...

Emerald City Invitational 3: Full Results of “The Battle of Heel Hooks”

The Emerald City Invitational 3 featured a 185lbs division $10,000 grand prix… Which was full of Heel Hook finishes! And wouldn’t you know it – it was Oliver Taza who took the...

BJJ Black Belt Shows Proven Way To Escape a Fully Locked RNC

Well, well, well. What do we have here… You’re in trouble again, aren’t you? You’ve given up your back, your opponent took it, placed their hooks in and secured a Rear Naked Choke. You are...

Tight Hips? Do These Stretches & Improve Your BJJ Guard Retention

“It’s all in the hips” is a sentence you’ll hear more than once on your road to BJJ black belt (and beyond). And it’s a true one, to say the least; your hips’...

UFC Vegas 44: Claudio Puelles Wins The Match via Slick Kneebar

Claudio Puelles, UFC’s lightweight athlete fighting out of Peru, showed his grappling skills at UFC Vegas 44 prelims. At 3:25 in the third round, he pulled off a slick Kneebar finish against...

UFC Vegas 44: Clay Guida Wins by Rear Naked Choke After Losing 46-0 in Significant Strikes

The UFC Vegas 44 saw some fantastic fights, among which were two spectacular submission finishes: Claudio Puelles’ Kneebar against Chris Gruetzemacher and Leonardo Santos’s loss to Clay...

Watch: Guy Defends Against Dog Attack with a Guillotine Choke

Imagine walking down the street, just minding your own business… And then, out of nowhere, an aggressive dog leaps towards you and tries to bite you! What are you supposed to do in the case of...

ONE Winter Warriors: Stamp Fairtex Wins via Armbar

You know what they say: if you don’t succeed at once, try it again. Which is exactly what Stamp Fairtex did in her recent win at ONE Winter Warriors, against Ritu Phogat. Before this important...

Bellator 272: Spike Carlyle Puts Dan Moret To Sleep with Rear Naked Choke

You can be as tough as you want to be… But when you’re caught in a deep Rear Naked Choke, there’s no escaping – just like Spike Carlyle knew at Bellator 272. Carlyle accepted...

ONE Championship: Buchecha Taps Out Kang Ji Won with Rear Naked Choke

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida did it again! At ONE: Winter Warriors grand prix championship that took place today, December 3, Buchecha fought Kang Ji Won… And tapped him out with a...

Cole Abate (16 Year Old ADCC Trials Winner) Earns BJJ Purple Belt

Things just keep getting better and better for Cole Abate. After winning the ADCC East Coast Trials, the 16 year old has now earned his BJJ purple belt! He was promoted by none other than the Art of...

NFL’s Will Gholston Talks Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu During Offseason

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can work wonders when introduced as an additional training tool in other sports. For example, Will Gholston – Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end – decided to take up...

Watch: Punches Thrown After BJJ Class at Daisy Fresh

A recent video published by the Daisy Fresh team (Pedigo Submission Fighting) showed two of their athletes squashing beef after a BJJ class. There were punches and knee kicks involved – check...

Gordon Ryan Donates $10,000 USD to Greater Austin Crime Commission

Gordon Ryan is, arguably, the best contemporary no gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete. And even though a part of the BJJ community has love-hate sentiments about him, there’s no denying that Ryan...

Kade Ruotolo: “I Will Not Close Out With My Brother In The IBJJF Worlds”

Imagine competing at a tournament and doing well. You’re beating everyone, left and right, and you make your way into the finals… But once there, you encounter your teammate! So what are...

Gunnar Nelson: “I Felt A ‘Pop’ While Rolling With The Mountain from GOT”

Gunnar Nelson, an Icelandic professional MMA fighter and BJJ black belt, has had an opportunity to roll with Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson – one of the strongest men in the world (who once...

High Rollerz 10: Bellator Champion AJ McKee Announced for Competition

The High Rollerz events are coming back with a splash! High Rollerz 10 (December 11) will feature a 16-man tournament in which 160lbs black belt athletes will compete for a $10K prize. The tournament...