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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

UFC Sued By Former Fighters: “They Were Paid Less Than They Were Entitled To Receive”

Yet another lawsuit is being filed against the UFC, on the behalf of the former UFC fighters. The company, as well as its parent company Endeavor Group Holdings, is being sued by C.B. Dollaway and...

Former NYPD Detective: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training for Police Should be Mandatory

Since the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the protests and riots that followed it, police reform has been a widespread topic in the United States. Suggestions on how to...

A Blow By Blow Account Of The Rickson Gracie vs Yoji Anjo Closed Door Fight

Japanese pro wrestling superstar Nobuhiko Takada had been calling out the legendary Brazilian fighter Rickson Gracie, who did not even acknowledge him. Yoji Anjo, a famous pro-wrestler back in Japan,...

Escape Side Control Using the High and Low Road

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...

BJJ Instructor from Brazil Was Arrested in China & Family is Without News for 40 days

A Jiu-Jitsu instructor, Thiago Reis has been imprisoned in China and has had no contact with his family since May 16th, according to a report by his girlfriend, Bruna Caruso, on social media. The BJJ...

Georges St Pierre On BJJ Training Trip in Puerto Rico with Gordon Ryan & Gary Tonon

Former UFC Welterweight and Middleweight Champion George St.Pierre retired 2 years ago with a record which stands at 26-2 with the two losses being to Matt Serra and Matt Hughes over a decade ago....

Do You Really Need to Compete to Get Your BJJ Black Belt?

Two comparable questions many instructors get asked are: “Should I compete in BJJ?” and also “Do I have to compete to get to black belt level?” The brilliant BJJ instructor...

Travis Stevens- How I Mentally Prepare for Judo/BJJ Competitions

Competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu isn’t as simple as just „going out there“ and „giving your best“. Sure, it’s important to enjoy the experience and have fun; but if you want to create...

How To Defend Against The Infamous Buggy Choke

Buggy choke has turned quite a few eyebrows since videos of it first surfaced a few years ago. Tony Pacenski who is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Medeiros (BJJ Revolution Team). He runs his...

UFC Fighter Luis Pena Accused Of Physically Assaulting His Girlfriend

Image Credit: UFC Luis Pena, the UFC’s lightweight fighter, has been arrested last Friday. He’s being charged with battery, robbery by sudden snatching, and criminal mischief after...

This Single Leg X to KNEEBAR Setup Works Every Time

Much of Jiu-Jitsu is about adapting to new things. Whether it’s a new technique you’re supposed to learn, a new detail to it, to the defense your training partner learned, or whatever...

Before He Started Training BJJ, Chael Sonnen Had Self-Promoted Himself to Black Belt

Through the years many cases of self promoted jiu jiteiros were outed. While some excused themselves saying it was japanese jiu jitsu, a discipline they made out some outright owned it. Chael Sonnen...

How To Face Your BJJ Competition Fears & Let Them Fuel You

Written by Guillaume ‘Gile’ Huni, 2nd degree bjj black belt, instructor at Kimura BJJ Serbia. BJJ competitions are always nerve wracking. It’s no wonder that a lot of BJJ players...

Watching Too Much John Danaher (And Other Instructionals) May Be Bad For Your Jiu-Jitsu

Watching John Danaher and instructionals from other, similarly exceptional professors, is definitely worth your while – if you’re not doing it, you’re missing out big time. Through...

Fight To Win 177: Rafael Lovato Jr. Faces Alexandro Ceconi

Image Credit: Fight To Win (Instagram) Rafael Lovato Jr. is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend. He is a black belt under Carlos Machado and the most accomplished American Jiu-Jitsu athlete of his...

Gordon Ryan Answers Fan Question, Says: “I’ll Eventually Move To Texas”

Gordon Ryan’s been fighting hard against the stomach issues that forced him to take a leave of absence from competition. His health is getting better and he is putting on mass, which are all...

BJJ Blue Belt Blast Double Legs Aggressive Man Who Bumped Him in the Street

It goes without saying that your goal should always be to not get involved in any sort of a street fight. It’s best to just deescalate the situation by talking with the other side; or, if that...

Felipe Pena Speaks About His Next Match, Claims: “Gordon Is A Liar”

On June 26, Felipe Pena is set to defend his heavyweight title on the BJJ Stars VI card, against Patrick Gaudio. The expectation of what will happen between the two world-class black belts is great,...

This Omoplata to Armbar Variation is High Percentage

Transitioning from one technique to another sure feels cool! And not only does it feel cool, but it’s also incredibly useful when it comes to a really tough neck-to-neck roll, as well as in...

Rener Gracie: “No one I’ve ever rolled with (from UFC fighters to world champ bjj players) can submit me like Ryron Gracie can. Not even close.”

Rener Gracie recently had a Q&A with fans on reddit. He addressed his Jiu-Jitsu rivalry with his older brother Ryron, sparring mentility, controversies in the Gracie family, his favorite...

Robert Drysdale on BJJ Competition Training: “If you get swept in training, you should pop right back up the same way you would do in competition. Don’t be lazy…”

Everybody starts their BJJ journey for different reasons, and competing is usually one of them. With so much information out there and so many different strategies to choose from, early competitors...

Travis Stevens Details How He Cuts Weight For BJJ/ Judo Tournaments

They say the first and most important battle for each and every fighter is the one with the scale. Martial arts and combat sports competitors are notorious with their extreme weight cutting which...

BJJ Stars VI Preview: Felipe Pena vs. Patrick Gaudio in Main Event

The new BJJ Stars event is just around the corner! On June 26 (Saturday), this promotion will feature a card that’s stacked with multiple high-level Gi and No Gi matches alike. Felipe Pena will...

Imagine Never Getting Tired on the Mat? This Kettlebell Circuit Improves Grappling Endurance

“They say that strength doesn’t count, but it does. Maybe it wouldn’t make a difference if the opponent didn’t know anything. If the opponent knows something, then strength starts to...