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Category Archive: Articles

Smash the Z-Guard With a Mega Sprawl & Pass

Today countless numbers of jiu jitsu practitioners around the globe are using their knee shield, frame and under hook to shield tons upon tons of opponent pressure, elevate them to sweep them,...

21 Signs Your Jiu-Jitsu Sucks

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

The Ultimate Guide To Breakfalls & Avoiding Injuries

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt and multiple medallist...

Michael Bisping Believes McGregor’s Downfall will be Lack Of Jiu Jitsu Preparation

Even though Conor McGregor recently brought in a Chechen black belt to help out with preparation for Khabib, former middleweight UFC champion Michael Bisping believes bjj will be Conor’s...

Clark Gracie Injured – Gracie Pro Main event Now Durinho v Sergio Moraes

Gracie Pro had struggled a great deal to find a worthy follow up to Roger Gracie v Buchecha. It seemed as tho finding another Gracie to headline would be incentive enough for a while there even...

Jon Teflon Jones Gets Off Easy Thanks To Snitches Clause of USADA – Eligible to Fight This Fall

Jon Jones has always been adept at cleaning up his messes. His last doping incident resolved itself in a stunning manner. Jon Jones was initially facing a 48-month suspension due to his positive test...

Russel Brand: ‘Life is a Struggle & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Teaches You How To Cope With the Struggle’

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is getting more and more popular among the Hollywood A list celebrities. Famous people that train or have trained in BJJ include Ashton Kutcher, Prince Jackson (son of Michael...

Bas Rutten Crunch: Legal or Illegal under IBJJF Rules?

In the late 90’s Bas Rutten was fighting Pancrace in Japan and he was famous for one move: the ‘Bas Rutten’ neck crank. It’s a simple move that consists of controling your...

BJJ World Champion Boycotts IBJJF: ‘An Unprofessional, Greedy & Unfair Organisation’

The leading federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the IBJJF which is run by Carlos Gracie Jr. is planning some major changes for all IBJJF members. IBJJF is a private for-profit company and even...

Ultimate Kettlebell Workout for Grapplers (10 Minute HIIT Circuit)

Kettlebells are a fantastic training tool for grapplers because they work pretty much every single muscle in the body – just like grappling. Why grapplers should train with Kettlebells? 1. They...

Nicky Ryan To Face Off Against Hideo Tokoro in Special Quintet Match

Quintet is constantly upping their game. After announcing a very exciting line up featuring among others Team Alpha male Quintet got the hot new prospect Nicky Ryan to duke it out with spectacular...

Cris Cyborg Believes Nunes is A Traitor To Brazil – Calls Nunes Creonte

The match that Amanda Nunes has long tried to hold back is coming together after all. She will be facing Cyborg Dec. 29th. In light of this Cyborg has opted to use a pejorative term Creonte relating...

Wrestle Like a Pro: 5 Best Chain Takedown Sequences (Highest % Success Rate)

Do you want to wrestle like a pro? Then you need to chain wrestle. Here are five great chain takedown sequences Wrestling, BJJand judo can be like a chess game where you plan two to three steps ahead...

Famed BJJ Coach Gordinho Dismayed With Mendes Bros Poaching His Students Under False Pretense

Rafael Correa “Gordinho” made his name in the bjj community on hard work. He is a former world champion and one of the main figures in competitive BJJ in the early 2000s. Recently he shared the...

Ryan Hall: I Don’t Think Bravery Is An Issue in (BJ Penn) Case & I will Try to Match that Myself

Ryan Hall has had a very long lay off from the UFC to the point where people were wondering if he was even still fighting. The controversial response to the Grey Maynard fight certainly had its...

Schoolboy Bounced Back From victim of bullying To Jiu-jitsu Competitor

Recently a very inspiring story came to light. Nine-year-old Shea Williams went from being a victim of bullying – who suffered stress-related alopecia due to being bullied – to a...

Kid Yamamoto – Dead At 41

Some really stunning news surfaced earlier today when it was revealed Kid Yamamoto has tragically passed away at age 41. Yamamoto’s gym, Krazybee in Tokyo, broke the tragic news on social media:...

Kazushi Sakuraba Rolling with Josh Barnett Before Quintet 3

Kazushi Sakuraba, Josh Barnett, and Hideo Tokoro training together ahead of their appearances at Quintet 3. Quintet 3 is fast approaching. Perhaps the most exciting event in grappling is a unique...

Guy Pretends That The Match is Over Then Goes For A Submission

How you ever seen a ghost? Last weekend at the Pan championships, we saw a ghost. Atos black belt Mike Perez used a Ghosting strategy when they pretended that the match had been interrupted or...

10 time IBJJF World Champion could face Combat Sambo World Champion in the near future

10 time IBJJF world champion, Bruno Malfacine is soon set to make his second appearance in Brave Combat Federation in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The BJJ legend will be fighting yet another blackbelt in...

Who Holds the Wrestling Advantage, Brock or Cormier?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. It’s a clash of heavyweights when Brock Lesnar and Daniel Cormier step...

Roberto Cyborg Teaches His ‘Cyplex’ aka Suplex

Suplex in Wrestling is Ura nage in Japanese terminology, meaning the rear throw. It is one of the original 40 throws of judo developed by Jigoro Kano. It’s classified as a rear sacrifice technique....

Mansher Khera In As Team Alpha Male At Quintet – Final Roster Released

Quintet is fast approaching. Perhaps the most exciting event in grappling is a unique group challenge. MAnsher Khera – who was quietly ousted from Team Marcelo Garcia and is currently at Unity...

ONE Fighter Breaks Down Unique Chicken Wing From The Back Submission He Pulled Off Recently

ONE FC certainly provides variety to the world of MMA. Beyond housing several Gracies and Garry Tonon ONE was also a home to a very unique submission. In spite of the submission being a sort of...