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Category Archive: Articles

7 Signs You’re Getting Serious About 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...

5 Scientific Reasons Why Martial Arts Keeps You Happy And Stress-Free

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 Flees New Jersey & Has Arrived at His New Home Outside the US

The suspense is over, 3x ADCC world champion has revealed where he has moved to Puerto Rico! The world’s best No Gi grappler decided to leave to New York last week because of various reasons:...

Here Are Some Of The Best Pressure Passers In 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...

To The White Belt Who Just Started Training 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...

Jocko Willink Teaches a Very Cool Misdirection Guard Pass on Dean Lister

The Baddest Man in the BJJ World is Jocko Willink. From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He...

Prevent Frequent BJJ Shoulder Injuries With This Routine

What’s versatile is fragile. And the glenohumeral joint or shoulder is very versatile. Small wonder that many grapplers have problems with it: wrestlers, BJJ and especially Judo players. So it pays...

How Should You Rank Older Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners?

„Am I getting too old for BJJ?“ As time passes, and the months and the years of life accrue, you might start worrying and asking yourself if you’re getting a bit old for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu…...

Watch: Epic Trailer For New Jiu-Jitsu Movie w/ Sean Patrick Flanery, Dennis Quaid & Renzo Gracie

After the calamity that is the new Nicolas Cage movie called “Jiu-Jitsu” which actually has nothing to do wit Jiu-Jitsu, we now have a promising MMA/BJJ movie coming up. The trailer for...

Fellipe Andrew Explains Decision To Switch Teams from Zenith to Alliance

Fellipe Andrew made a huge impact at this year’s European championship when he won the gold in the black belt absolute in spectacular fashion. The Zenith black belt became the first man to submit...

50 Before-And-After Photos Of People Who Transformed Their Bodies & Lives Through Jiu-Jitsu

BJJ has proven itself as a great aggregator for weight loss in the past. Here are some of the most outstanding examples from the past: Actor/comedian Lavell Crawford has been dedicated to working on...

The Drill Xande Ribeiro Uses That Helped Him Not Get His Guard Passed In Competition Since 2005

Xande Ribeiro has legendary stature – he’s been an active competitor at the black belt level since the early 00s. His  7 World titles are accompanied by many other different ones. The 39 year...

The Right Stretching To Improve BJJ Guard Retention

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a whole body sport, and for this reason the entire body deserves to be stretched. The most important areas to be stretched for optimal flexibility, smoother moves, and better...

BJJ Stars 4 Recap & Results: The Return of Leandro Lo & Gabi Garcia

📸 @carolhaberfotografia In yet another historic night, BJJ Stars 4, held last Saturday, in São Paulo, promoted great matches. In the main event, multi-champion Leandro Lo confirmed his...

You’ll Progress The Most In Bjj AFTER You Reach Your BLACK BELT

Photo: Joshua Halvatzis, GoLive You’ll never stop learning in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! There’s always so much to improve in that you can be certain that it’ll never seize to be...

Should You Visit And Train In Other BJJ Gyms? Yes – This Is Why And How

So, perhaps you’ve just gotten a bit of time off of work, or you passed all of your exams… Or you simply created more free time for yourself; and you’ve decided to spend it by going...

NEVER Get Tapped Out Again In Jiu Jitsu By Using This Little Trick

Hey, you. Yes, you! Pssst, quiet, we have a secret to share with you… A top secret piece of advice, actually… Listen up: how would you like to know a very sneaky trick that will give you...

What A ‘Mat Enforcer’ In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – And How To Be One?

If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for long enough, then you’ve probably heard of someone being called a „mat enforcer“. But, what does this even mean – is the mat enforcer...

1 Hour Slow Rolling Crash Course (As Alternative To “Just Smash Him”) with Christian Graugart

The slowroll is not something difficult to understand or apply, so it won’t be a problem to anyone to comprehend, but for easier and more fun sessions you might want to keep in mind some rules that...

Transgender BJJ Black Belt: ‘There is No Scientific Evidence That Trans Athletes Have Unfair Advantages Over Other Athletes’

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is very peculiar as a hobby. It sort of immerses the practitioner deeply within a special lifestyle which is basically a subculture on it’s own. After Fallon Fox, the female...

This Choke Using Your Foot Makes Training Partners Really Mad

Keenan Cornelius demonstrates a choke that he started using at purple belt and that would always make his training partners mad. It’s legal under IBJJF rules but is kind of a D-move…...

Get A (Real) Grip: 5 Best Ways To Improve Your Grip For Jiu-Jitsu

Written for BJJ Eastern Europe by BJJ Athlete Strength & Conditioning – BredaS&C , please ‘LIKE’ and check out their excellent Facebook page.   “Technique conquers...

UFC Champ Israel Adesanya Grapples with Josh Hinger & Lucas Hulk at Atos HQ

UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (20-0) is currently working on his BJJ Gi & No Gi at Atos HQ in San Diego, California. Adesanya is a blue belt under Atos leader Andre Galvao and trains...

Ex-Navy SEAL Commander Jocko Willink: a Jiu Jitsu Only Guy Beats Wrestling Only Guy 9 Times Out of 10 In A Real Fight

From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from...