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Category Archive: Articles

Andre Galvao Shares Half Guard Passing Secret

    Andre Galvao is one of the most impressive competitors of all time. The Atos headcoach and ace recently released an interesting video titled “HALF GUARD PASSING SECRET!!!! Atos...

Submission Underground 6 Reveals Matches: Gilbert Burns and Jake Shields to Headline

    Chael Sonnen’s promotion Submission Underground attracted much publicity initially due to ability to attract and pair UFC fighters with top notch sport bjj competitors. However...

Knee On Soul: How To Make Them Tap From Pressure

Why put pressure? Pressure will wear them. It tires them and forces to either take the pain or open up and make a mistake. Knee-on-stomach, or knee-on-belly, knee-on-chest, knee-ride, knee mount...

Never Forget: Your Personal Competition Success Is Due To Your Team

  Written by Andrew “Major” Johnson, BJJ black belt -Andrew trains under Joshua “Foca” Miller at Gracie Barra Lexington, SC.   Recently some of our students attended a regional...

The benefits Of Starting A Roll From The Knees

    We often hear all about how roll should be started standing and how improper it is to see someone butt scoot. But in all honesty in bjj academies much too often there’s not enough...

I Can’t Sit Back On My Heels Inside Full Guard (After Knee Surgery)

I’ve always had trouble sitting back on my heels. In fact I was never able to do it. Until I was 30-31 years old I’m also not that flexible. And after two separate meniscus surgeries. I figured...

Collection Of Greatest Weight loss Pictures Of BJJ Practitioners

    Through the years bjj has inspired a series of huge transformations in its practitioners. While some we’re most likely to hear about then others what matters is that in the end...

Colby Covington Pressing Charges Against Fabricio Werdum For Alleged Boomerang Attack

    Australia perhaps wasn’t the best place to confront Covington as the local authorities haven’t been kind to Werdum’s attempt to embrace local traditions. According to...

Tom DeBlass To Close Minded BJJ Traditionalists: ‘Don’t Knock it, Learn it’

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is currently in a transition period with a rift in the community. On one side you have the traditionalist that are closed minded about the rapidly evolving Grappling game, and...

Grandmaster Flavio Behring Celebrates 70 years of Jiu-Jitsu By replacing his Red Belt with a White Belt

    In brazilian jiu jitsu  few published guidelines or standards determine when a practitioner is ready for promotion; the criterion is generally determined by individual instructors...

Cobrinha: There’s Always Time To Drill, If you Don’t You’re Just Making Excuses

drawing by @seong_siweon   Rubens Charles Cobrinha is among the most decorated bjj competitors. His guard is barely ever passed, and why? Because Cobrinha is an adamant fan of drilling....

Werdum Was In An Ugly Confrontation With Colby Covington

    Covington came under much fire last month when after defeating Maia he made plenty of ugly comments against Brazil. Colby Covington On Hiding Out in Brazil Post-Fight However...

What Made Carlson the Most Unique Member of the Gracie Family

Carlson Gracie has long been one of the most beloved, important and unique personalities in the history of jiu-jitsu. The legend has honed his trade on the ability to disentangle the most inventive...

Rumor: Nate Diaz May Be The Next Welterweight Contender

    Yesterday there was much fuss after one of Nate Diaz’ coaches tweeted about him being in fight camp. The instagram in question was promptly deleted but here’s a screenshot:...

Mindhunters Holt McCallany Is Big Into Jiu-Jitsu, MMA and Boxing

    Mindhunters is one of the more interesting series to have premiered in 2017. In it we follow the inception of the Behavioural Sciences Unit that ultimately reformed the way we look at...

Anderson Silva Addresses USADA violation: Nothing Changes My Plans

  Anderson Silva has been recently  flagged for a potential doping violation following an out of competition drug test by USADA. Their official statement:  The UFC organization was notified...

MMA fighter turned Navy SEAL is ‘person of interest’ in high-profile killing of Green Beret

    Green Beret by the name Logan J Melgar was announced dead on arrival on June 4th in French clinic in Mali. Melgar had been posted to the West African nation as part of a secret mission...

Teddy Riner Claims 10x World Judo Championship Gold

    The French superstar Teddy Riner affirmed his dominance once again. Je managed to win the opening bout against Iurii Krakovetskii of Kygyzstan he had a chance to show his metal in only...

Welsh judo star Jamie MacDonald Tragically Dies at the age of 26

    Welsh judo star Jamie MacDonald lost battle to cancer and died at age 26. The Welshman who competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was diagnosed in 2015. He was suffering...

Mackenzie Dern Signs With Invicta – First Match Scheduled For Dec 8th

    Mackenzie Dern has been steadily putting on good performances in the cage. She isn’t quite in UFC yet, but her next fight will be airing on UFC Fight Pass. On Monday’s...

Training Report: Kristiansand Kampsport Senter, Norway

Hi everyone! My name is Colin Leigh and I am a Canadian living abroad in Riga, Latvia. I am a newly appointed blue belt under Vladislavs Čerņavskis, training at LEWC- Giudici BJJ in Riga. I have...

4 Benefits You Are Missing Out On If You Don’t Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

Fighter Claims Conor McGregor ‘overshadowed’ his Bellator bout, Influenced Stoppage

    Conor McGregor seems to be a spectacle wherever he goes – and even if he’s not actually featured on the card. Vivacious irishman recently attended Bellator card set in...

Chad The Beast Hardy (165lb) Goes Against 325lb Wrestler

  Chad The Beast Hardy recently shared an interesting video from absolute finals. Hardy, who weighs around 165lbs aka 75kg was faced with a wrestler twice his size. The man in question was a...