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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Craig Jones: “I Will Never Pull Guard Again”

Pulling guard in the BJJ world is often ridiculed by Judoka and Wrestlers who see it as a cowardly way to face someone. Nowadays with the rules of sport BJJ, you can win matches with very little...

Matt Serra & John Danaher Throwback: “He’s Showing Some Secret Stuff”

Matt Serra knew how much of a genius John Danaher was, long before he became well-known in the BJJ circles. Furthermore, the two have been good friends for quite a while as well. For instance, the...

Georges St-Pierre Shows How He Would Defend a Knife Put to his Throat

There was a time when Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was actually trained for self defense. There were no tournament or title aspirations, there was simply a desire to learn and be able to defend oneself. Fast...

Advice for White Belts: Don’t Stress About What Your Coach Thinks of You

If you’re a white belt (or even a blue belt), you might find yourself wanting to impress your higher-ranked training partners as you roll. You might want to do this even against your coach, by...

Mobility Training For Martial Artists: Why You Should Not Neglect It

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...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Proven To Be The Ultimate Stress Buster

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...

Tecia Torres vs. Mackenzie Dern Announced for UFC 273

Mackenzie Dern has got herself a fight! She will take on Tecia Torres on April 9 (Saturday), at UFC 273. Torres, who is also in the top 10 strawweight contenders, shared the news on her social media:...

F2W 191: Full Card Lineup Revealed

F2W 191 is taking place tomorrow, January 14, and it’s going to be full of promising matches! The Fight To Win promotion revealed the full card lineup for this event on their Instagram page,...

Rickson Gracie Explains How To Flow Roll: “Educate Your Reflexes”

Flow rolling doesn’t come easily to a lot of BJJ athletes, especially those who’ve just begun training. However, this type of sparring is crucial if you want to develop the feel and the...

Georges St-Pierre Explains What To Do in a Street Altercation

It’s safe to say that Georges St-Pierre – a former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion – knows a thing or two about fighting. And not just about competing in the octagon; but...

Gordon Ryan Reveals How Much Money He Would Have Made Competing More In 2021

Gordon Ryan managed to compete for a total of only three times in 2021. He submitted Roberto Jimenez and Vagner Rocha at Who’s Number One (WNO); but then had to stay on the sidelines for much...

GrappleFest 11: Daisy Fresh vs. Europe Main & Prelims Cards Announced

GrappleFest 11 full card lineup has just been announced! The event will take place on February 26, 2022 – and will feature a two-team no-gi grappling tournament between the USA’s Daisy...

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza Reveals Plans for Boxing Debut

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza – the legendary MMA fighter and BJJ champion – has retired from MMA in May last year, when he was released from the UFC after losing against Andre Muniz...

Rafael Mendes, Youngest ADCC Champion Ever, Gets Inducted to ADCC Hall Of Fame

Rafael Mendes, a 2009 and 2011 ADCC champion – as well as the youngest champion in ADCC history – has officially been inducted into the ADCC Hall of Fame! The announcement came via...

BJJ Black Belt vs. White Belt – Learn From These White Belt Mistakes

Does a white belt stand any chance against a black belt in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match? Hardly so, unless the black belt is severely injured and/or has both of his legs and arms tied up. However,...

Rickson Gracie’s Secret Detail to a Tighter Choke from the Back

Learning the basics is extremely important – the most important thing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For, if you lack knowledge in how to execute basic techniques and setups, you will not be able to...

Best Exercises To Build Stronger Biceps For Grapplers

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...

Best Warm-Up Exercises For To Incorporate in Your Exercise Routine

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...

What Will Happen To You When Training Martial Arts For A Year

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...

Throwback: Khabib Destroys Opponent at World Combat Sambo Championships

Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from mixed martial arts back in the fall of 2020. Winning his last fight against Justin Gaethje, he retained the UFC lightweight title and earned the 29-0 record in...

Best Chest Building Exercises For Grapplers

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...

Ultimate Guide To BJJ Lapel Guards

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...

Rickson Gracie On Why He Never Strikes with a Closed Fist in a Street Altercation

Should you punch or slap in a street fight? The legendary Rickson Gracie says that you shouldn’t punch in the street because you can break your hand. You should instead use a palm strike or slap,...

The Most Effective Guard Passing Strategy by John Danaher.

Passing the guard No Gi is a different ball game than with the Gi. The lack of grips, the slipperiness, the speed and different attacks available means that if you have to adapt your Gi passing game...