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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Demetrious Johnson Believes Gordon Ryan Could Be A World Champion In MMA

Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson recently shared his thoughts on Gordon Ryan’s potential crossover from BJJ to MMA… And he believes that Ryan would do more than well in the...

Rickson Gracie on Why People Quit Jiu-Jitsu in the First Month?

In over 50 years of martial arts experience, Rickson Gracie masterfully learned two important lessons. The first was combat skills. The second was human behavior observation. This includes...

Gordon Ryan Says He’s Had Over 1000 Competition Matches

Gordon Ryan has recently claimed that he has competed in over 1,000 competitive matches spanning a 13-year career. Ryan is just 28 years old, and yet his list of achievements is outstanding…...

Osamah Almarwai Reflects On Facing Mikey Musumeci: “You Got To Learn”

Osamah Almarwai, the IBJJF No-Gi World Champion, recently shared his thoughts about the impact of his encounter with Mikey Musumeci during ONE Fight Night 10 in May 2023. Despite facing a setback...

ADXC 3: Bruno Lima And Jansen Gomes Headline The Jiu-Jitsu Main Event

Scheduled to take place in the Brazilian city of Balneário Camboriú, the third edition of the Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship (ADXC) is shaping up to be even more memorable than its predecessors as...

MMA Legend Rampage Jackson Advised His Son To Not Be A Vegan While Pursuing MMA

MMA legend Rampage Jackson has recently shared his concerns over his son’s choice to combine a vegan lifestyle with his aspirations in mixed martial arts (MMA). During an interview with the MMA...

21-Year-Old Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Student Fatally Shot – For Allegedly Urinating On Man

21-year-old Magomedrasul Mutaev, a rising star and student under the tutelage of the late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov – father and mentor to UFC icon Khabib Nurmagomedov – and a friend of...

That Time When UFC Veteran Lyoto Machida Explained The Benefits Of Drinking Your Own Pee

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, along with his father Yoshizo – a Shotokan karate 8th dan – have long intrigued the martial arts and health community with their...

Jiu-Jitsu Fitness Fallacy: “I Don’t Do Weights, I Think Training with my Bodyweight is Better”

Written By Simon Hayes, BJJ black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie London, UK. “I don’t do weights, i think training with my bodyweight is better” Do you think your body knows...

Old School BJJ Black Belt’s Time Tested Advice on Avoiding Physical Conflict in the Streets

As martial artists, we are often faced with aggressive people who threaten us either verbally or physically. It’s important to know the difference between an insult like “F– You” and a threat...

How 90% Of People Desperate For a BJJ Black Belt Eventually Give Up Training

Yeah, you’ve probably heard others say it time and time again… That belt rank doesn’t matter in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And yet, no matter how many times they say it, you still don’t really...

Jiu-Jitsu Fitness Fallacy: “Lifting Weights Makes You Slow”

Written By Simon Hayes, BJJ black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie London, UK. This is my favourite. A real old school “i was once a contender” 1970’s bit of dialogue. In the...

16 Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners That Were Promoted Straight to Black Belt

  The BJJ black belt is a very prized possession in the martial arts community. It is arguably the most difficult belt to achieve in martial arts. The road to a black belt is usually a long and...

Craig Jones Reveals His Stero*d Pack For Upcoming Superfight with Rafael Lovato Jr

The UFC Fight Pass Invitational 6, set for March 3rd, 2024, is gearing up to be a super exciting event in the submission grappling world! Why? Well, among other things, because it’s just been...

Myths That Jiu-Jitsu Athletes Still Make about Nutrition

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...

Gordon Ryan Slams BJJ Athletes Claiming To Be Natural But Secretly Using PED’s

Today’s biggest No Gi grappling athlete, Gordon Ryan draws attention for his high-level game and also for his declarations off the mats. Last month, the American faced former teammate Nick...

How To Realistically Escape The Rear Naked Choke

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...

How To Perfect The Imanari Roll In BJJ

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...

Here’s Why So Many People Fall In Love With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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...

Will we ever see the king of BJJ enter an MMA cage?

Gordon Ryan has been the talk of the town amongst Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enthusiasts for many years. The multi-time ADCC world champion regularly tops headlines and is often regarded as “The King of...

John Danaher Reveals 3 Crucial Concepts For No-Gi Takedowns

If you’d like to become more successful in no-gi takedowns, then you better go ahead and learn the 3 concepts that will make no-gi takedowns work more often than not. Takedowns are a must if...

[WATCH] That Time A Former Pro Boxer Took On French Riot Police

Back in 2019, a dramatic turn of events took place during the yellow vest protests in France… When a former professional boxer Christophe Dettinger became the center of attention – after...

Gordon Ryan Thinks Combat Sambo is Better Suited to MMA Than BJJ

Whenever you watch a UFC event, the talk is always focused on the fighters kickboxing record, their judo medal count, their wrestling pedigree or even their BJJ belt level, but whenever they have a...

Roger Gracie Explains The Limited Uses of Drilling BJJ Techniques

This topic is a sensitive one. There are people who do not believe in drilling techniques (Kit Dale for instance) and there are people who drill endlessly in order to sharpen their technique ,...