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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

“Why Should I learn Takedowns When I Can Just Pull guard?”

The argument “Why should I learn takedowns when I can just pull guard?” is a common one heard in Jiu-Jitsu circles. However, this mindset overlooks the importance of having a complete...

Firas Zahabi Explains How to Develop Insane Cardio for MMA & Jiu-Jitsu

In a detailed video posted on the Tristar Gym YouTube channel, renowned MMA coach Firas Zahabi shares his expert insights on developing exceptional cardio for mixed martial arts (MMA) and Jiu-Jitsu....

Olympic Judo Champion Satoshi Ishii Shares His Strength Training Routine

So you want to introduce strength training into your grappling routine? Fair enough – and good choice on your behalf, as becoming stronger will both turn you into a better grappler and make you...

What is “American Jiu-Jitsu” & Is it Truly So Different from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

“American Jiu-Jitsu” is a term that has stirred considerable debate in the martial arts community, particularly among practitioners of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). The concept was notably...

Will Mark Zuckerberg fight MMA? Dana White opens up and reveals behind the scenes: ‘It’s fun’

Attending UFC 298 last Saturday in Anaheim, California, Meta CEO and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg became a topic of interest during the post-event press conference. The event was highlighted by...

What is the Ideal Age to Start Jiu-Jitsu in Order to Become a BJJ World Champion?

Age plays a crucial role in training for professional competition. Starting Jiu-Jitsu training at an older age (e.g., 21 to 30) makes it challenging to reach the level required to win major...

Bernado Faria on the Realities of Training Jiu-Jitsu For Competition vs Training As A Hobby

Bernardo Faria, a five-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion, was asked to explain the differences between training Jiu-Jitsu for competition versus training as a hobby. Bernardo, from his vast...

How a Pro Wrestler KO’d Judo Legend Masahiko Kimura & The Yakuza’s Involvement

In the intriguing world of professional wrestling, where theatrics often overshadow reality, a historical event stands out as a stark reminder of what happens when the lines between performance and...

Merab Dvalishvili Gives Streamer Sneako a Beatdown in Sparring Session

Merab Dvalishvili, a rising star in the bantamweight division, recently showcased his skills against the controversial streamer Sneako. Known for his strong social media presence and impressive wins...

Kevin Lee was Heel Hooked by Charles Oliveira: ‘3 Knee Surgeries & Still Recovering 4 yrs Later’

Kevin Lee, once a rising star in the MMA world, is now on a mission to reestablish himself in the sport. His journey has been marked by challenges, including a significant loss to Charles Oliveira in...

Giancarlo Bodoni Says White Belts Should Learn Heel Hooks: “Not More Dangerous Than A Kimura”

While some traditionalists caution against early adoption of Heel Hooks in BJJ practitioner’s practice, ADCC medalist Giancarlo Bodoni says that even white belts should be taught them....

OnlyFans Model Threatens To Leave MMA Fighter Johnny Eblen If He Loses A Match

This weekend, as Johnny Eblen prepares to face Impa Kasagnay in a groundbreaking PFL vs Bellator event in Saudi Arabia, the stakes are higher than ever… As it appears that Eblen’s...

UFC’s Ian Garry Listens To Wife’s Advice – And Cries Before Every Fight

UFC’s Ian Garry, who holds a flawless 14-0 MMA record, recently shared insights into his pre-fight routine… Which might come as a surprise to many. In an interview with The MMA Hour,...

Ben Askren Leaves Islam Makhachev Out Of “Best Wrestlers In The UFC” List

Whenever the words “wrestling” and “UFC” are mentioned together in one sentence, a lot of people start associating them with the lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. However,...

Dana White Reveals The Extravagant Reward Khabib Received Post-McGregor Victory – From Vladimir Putin

UFC CEO Dana White recently shared insights into the lavish rewards Russian President Vladimir Putin bestowed upon Khabib Nurmagomedov and his late father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, after “The...

Ben Askren on World Cup: ‘For Your Son To Be a Man, No To Soccer, Yes To Wrestling’

USA Wrestling Olympian and Former UFC welterweight/former One FC champion Ben Askren commented on the football/soccer World Cup and he was not impressed by the attitude of some soccer players:  ...

Learn How To “Smesh” The Guard Like Khabib

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...

When Should You Be Pulling Guard In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Pulling guard is such a common place in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that you see it in almost every competition video known to man.  We’ve seen with the high level grapplers like Rousimar Palhares all the...

How To Improve Your Gi And No-Gi BJJ Skills At The Same Time

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...

Read Your Opponents: The Key To Success In BJJ Competition

If you want to win BJJ matches more often than not, then it’s a must that you develop a solid game plan. You need to know what you want to do and how to get there – otherwise,...

ADXC 3: Fabricio Andrey & Ruan Alvarenga Land In The Main Card With A Grappling Bout

We have another duel revealed for the upcoming ADXC 3! Marking the organization’s first foreign tournament, the upcoming event is set to hit Brazilian shores on March 2nd, bringing all the action...

Vitor Belfort on Finding his Style : ‘We Had Rickson, Royce Gracie. These Guys were not Good.”

MMA legend Vitor Belfort first got into Jiu-Jitsu through Carlson Gracie. Initially, he was training with one of his students, who told him that he “needed to train with Carlson,” because he...

Olympic Medalist Boxer Tries BJJ For 30 Days – Here Are His Thoughts

Tony Jeffries is an Olympic bronze medalist boxer who recently took it upon himself to try out Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 30 days… And to see just how good he could get at the end of that 30-day...

BJJ Blue Belt with 62 Tournament Matches Tries Out Judo Sparring

“BJJ Players Will Never Reach Their Full Potential Unless They Cross Train In Other Grappling Arts.” Judo and BJJ: Similar Jacket, different rules and mentality. Judo training will vastly improve...