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Category Archive: Articles

The Best Bjj Vacations

It’s scientifically proven that Brazilian jiu-jitsu is instrumental in disabling destructive emotions and relieving tensions on an universal level (Kuśnierz, Cynarski & Litwiniuk, 2014 ) so...

Avoid Getting Leglocked in Z Guard with Tom DeBlass

Everybody knows that Tom Deblass’ favorite position is the half guard and it’s also where most of his attacks start from. The half guard is a position that deBlass has been using since his...

Alleged Mixed Martial Artist Arrested After Road Rage Incident

A Road rage incident in Beijing went viral recently.     #bjj #bjjgirls #bjjlifestyle #bjjmemes #bjjaddict #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsugirls #jiujitsueveryday #jiujitsumemes...

Werdum Pinged By USADA – Likely Won’t Be On UFC Moscow Card After All

Fabricio Werdum has been a powerhouse in mma for a number of years. The 40 year old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has been flagged after an out of competition sample collected in the past month....

How Would A Bout Between Wiz Khalifa & Vitor Belfort Look Like?

American rapper, songwriter, and actor Wiz Khalifa is one of the most popular rap artists in the world having had a number 1 hit with the hit song “See You Again” which peaked at number one on...

Lucas Leite On His Secret For Beating Bigger & Heavier Opponents

Lucas Leite is a multi-time world champion with first place finishes at the Gi, Nogi, and Grapplers Quest world championships. Leite started training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu when he was 12 years old...

John Danaher Answers: How To Make Sure Your BJJ Keeps Progressing

In jiu-jitsu we always start off learning so much. Much of the time spent at whitebelt (ie around 1-2 years) is spent just learning terminology and trying to get a handle on the system. From there...

UFC Strawweights Livid Over Mackenzie Dern In Rankings: “Get Bumped by a f***ing Flyweight”

Mackenzie Dern entered UFC top 15 rankings for the first time over the last week. The talented bjj ace is 2-0 in the Octagon and that’s the score that counts in spite of many critics pointing...

Gabi Garcia Targeting A Belt in 2018, Likely Fight In July – Out of IBJJF Worlds 2018

Gabi Garcia recently had a rare joy – to fight someone close to her size and age. The over 100 kilogram MMA fighter and former bjj world champion is looking ahead in future after submitting the...

2 Principles To Stop & Smash ALL ‘New School’ Guards

You know the feeling… You come to BJJ class and the more athletic and flexible guys are making fools of everyone. They turn upside down and no one can pass their guards. Or they do the Berimbolo...

How Do You Know if Your Mouthguard is Clean?

Regardless of the art, most martial arts have one piece of equipment in common – the mouthguard. Over the last twelve years I have trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga, Muay Thai and Karate....

Oliver Taza: Gi Competition is a similar Ruleset To ADCC – It Helps you Prepare

Oliver Taza hasn’t been on the bjj scene for long. The interesting Canadian first garnered media attention when he became an ADCC North American Trials finalist. Back then Oliver Taza had been...

Chael Sonnen Rips Mackenzie Dern: You aren’t A 115-pounder – That’s Been Proved Time and Time Again

Chael Sonnen has never been one to shy away from criticizing. In his latest clip he doubled down on Dominic Cruise’s comments about Dern missing weight being cheating. additionally Sonnen fired...

Jiu-Jitsu In the Wrong Hands – Let’s Never Be Like This Guy

Often times in jiu jitsu we hear of the phrase “Jiu-jitsu is for everyone” but cases like what the video attached at the bottom of this post prove it’s not that simple. Roberto...

Confessions Of A Guard Player: Guard Players Hate These 4 Moves

Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ brown belt from Japan who has been travelling the world, training, competing and working as a translator. ‘Masa’ is known for having a very good guard,...

How To Heelhook Proof Your Knees

Photo: Rafael Domingos at EBI. Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. How to...

3 Game Changing Half Guard Tips from Tom DeBlass

It’s no secret that Tom Deblass’ favorite position is the half guard. It’s a position he has been using since he was a blue belt nearly 15 years ago. Since then he has been refining...

Renzo Shows A Simple Escape To The Infamous ‘Bas Rutten Neck Crank’

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 conyroling your...

Old Church Was Converted Into BJJ Academy

BJJ academies are sometimes found in unique locations. There are some that are converted warehouses, restaurants, nightclubs and now believe it or not, even a church! BJJ world champion Bernardo...

Tatiana Suarez’s Submits Alexa Grasso In a Dominant Showcase To Remain Undefeated

While we’ve been talking about Mackenzie Dern for ages another great grappler emerged with a dominant performance at UFC Fight Night Chile. 27 year old Tatiana Suarez is now 6-0 having defeated...

10th Planet Korea’s Fighter Tries Every Leglock He Can Think Of in MMA Fight And Fails

ONE FC had another excellent event the other day. The number 1 mma organization in Asia organized an outstanding event. On the card there was a 10th Planet Korea’s fighter squaring off against...

Maia and Usman Go the Full Length

Demian Maia was in the main event of UFC Fight Night Chile. The seasoned bjj veteran faced off against Kamaru Usman. Usman and Maia are together probably the most dodged fighters in the division....

2002 Champion Pé de Chumbo Confirmed For Worlds 2018

Delson Heleno also known as Pé de Chumbo (meaning lead foot) is in for Worlds 2018 – 16 years after first winning! Pé de Chumbo has been a martial artist for a very long time getting his...

Jon Jones Sent Heartwarming Send Off To Belfort, Proposes Grappling Rematch

Vitor Belfort has been in the news a lot lately. Mostly due to the fact “The Phenom” is set to retire after a long and fruitful career in the UFC. While Belfort left his gloves on the mat...