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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Renzo Gracie’s 100% Success Toe hold From Half guard

It’s often thought that leg locks are the “great equalizer” of the Jiu Jitsu game, and in many ways that’s true. However, using leg locks to level the playing field with bigger and stronger...

According To Bruce Lee, This Is What All Martial Artists Need To Know

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...

4 Things BJJ Instructors Look For When Promoting Students

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...

John Danaher on Learning Principles vs Techniques in Jiu-Jitsu

John Danaher is a BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie, and is known as one of the best BJJ instructors in the world. The New Zealand born black belt has been praised by the BJJ community as being a...

Gracie Combatives Student Watched Over 100 Fights on YouTube And Came Away With 6 Key Takeaways

Street fights are unlike your gym sparring or drills in that they are very chaotic. They are spontaneous, they have trigger points and bad things can happen in an instant. There are however certain...

How To Develop Your Jiu-Jitsu Being More Relaxed & Using Less Strength

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

Justin Bieber Shows Off His Jiu-Jitsu Skills

Looks like that beef with the Diaz brothers had one positive impact on teen sensation Justin Bieber  – he was caught practicing some bjj in the latest instagram video.   Tap out scooter A...

Carlos Condit KO’s US Special Forces Soldier Who Sucker Punched Him

Michael Bisping was this week on the popular podcast ‘Believe You Me’ and he recalled the story of when himself, BJ Penn, Urijah Faber and Carlos Condit visited the US armed forces in...

Jam Packed BJJ Weekend Feat. Gordon Ryan, Nick Rodriguez, Cyborg & Much More

Along with big MMA events UFC 251, LFA and KSW, this weekend will also be filled with big events in the world of professional Jiu-Jitsu. This Friday 10th of July, Fight 2 Win promotes its 146th...

Get Up To Date with the 3 Most Important Jiu Jitsu Strangles by John Danaher

While it is always important to make sure your BJJ game does not really on whether or not your opponent  is wearing a BJJ gi, if a practitioner ignores learning the numerous gi-based strangulation...

How BJJ Athletes Are Able To Cheat the IBJJF Worlds PED Test

In February of 2020, the 2019 IBJJF world champion and 2019 ADCC world champion Kaynan Duarte of Team Atos failed a PED test after the 2019 IBBJJF Worlds. USADA announced the news and confirmed that...

Case Study: The Youtube Jiu-Jitsu Master

Roger Gracie is known as the GOAT of Jiu-Jitsu, and has been open about his views of people learning Jiu-Jitsu mostly off youtube. For Roger, he learns his new techniques directly from his training...

The Easiest Takedown To Do in Judo and BJJ

Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian shows what he feels is the easiest takedown to do in both Judo and BJJ competition. He has been studying...

Chinese Wrestler Shows Great Technique in Judo Competition

Lavell Marshall is 3x National Shuai Jiao Champion. Shuai jiao is the jacket wrestling style of Beijing, Tianjin and Baoding of Hebei Province in the North China Plain. In modern usage it is also the...

Judo Olympian & BJJ Black Belt Rhadi Ferguson on Guard Pulling in BJJ

Dr. Rhadi Bullard Ferguson is a Bahamian-American mixed martial arts and Judo trainer, Judo Olympian strength and conditioning coach, motivational speaker, and 5 th degree black belt in judo and 3rd...

How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Builds Confidence In Children

Guest post by Joseph Coker, a second generation martial arts teacher based out of North Charleston, SC.  Through his school Park Circle Jiu Jitsu, he teaches over 100 local children of various...

Galvao: ‘No Gi Grappling Instead of Jiu-Jitsu Should Be In the Olympics’

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu being included in the Olympics is the dream of many practitioners and fans, but it is still far from reality. Last year Abu Dhabi’s UAEJJ Federation (Which organizes the World...

Marcelo Garcia on Why he Prefers Wrestling over Judo To Complement Jiu-Jitsu

Wrestling, Judo or Sambo to complement Jiu-Jitsu? In this behind the scenes video of a Victory Belt photo shoot, Marcelo Garcia discusses his decision to focus on wrestling vs. Judo:  

Why You Should Strength Train For Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes occasionally in...

What You Don’t Know Is More Important Than What You Know In BJJ

It feels fantastic when you learn something new in your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class! You finally figure out that technique, you perform it better and better each time you drill, and you start hitting...

BJJ White Belt Signs Up For Pro Division. Faces World Champ Leandro Lo

Back in 2012, Alvaro Briseno was a BJJ white belt but he signed up in the Pro division of this tournament. What he didn’t expect was that he would have in front of him no other than 5x BJJ...

Martial Arts Training Reduces Likelihood of Being Raped by 46% Study Finds

Last year New England Journal of Medicine published an interesting study.The aim of study was to estimate how effective “Enhanced Assess Acknowledge Act Sexual Assault Resistance...

Instant Karma: 15yr old Kid Taps Purple Belt Who Was Disrespectful

Nowadays, you can see many antics during grappling matches. Most of these happen when an overconfident competitor taunts his opponent with a passive posture. Of course, it’s a trap and in the...

24 yrs ago “Home Alone” actress competed in the Olympics in Judo

Hillary Wolf competed in the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Many of remember that time and the cult classic that was “Home Alone” like it was yesterday. Hillary Wolf played Kevin...