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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Jiu-Jitsu Plays Central Role In UFC Gym’s 106 Worldwide Branches

    Translated from Portuguese from Tatame magazine The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the main MMA organization today. Their activities are just restricted to hosting events. In Brazil,...

Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns: ‘When Passing The Guard, You Have To Impose Your Game’

  Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns is a two-time World No Gi champion and Jiu-Jitsu coach of Vitor Belfort. Durinho  is one of Brazil’s promises in mixed martial arts, however, he does...

Is Breast Size An Issue In Women’s BJJ?

  I was reading an article from ESPN The Magazine’s ‘The Body Issue’  and the subject was women athletes and how they deal with having breasts in competition. The article...

A Blow By Blow Account Of The Rickson Gracie vs Yoji Anjo Closed Door Fight

Japanese pro wrestling superstar Nobuhiko Takada had been calling out the legendary Brazilian fighter Rickson Gracie, who did not even acknowledge him. Yoji Anjo, a famous pro-wrestler back in Japan,...

Learn How To Develop Superior Grip Strength for BJJ From Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro

Establishing good grips in BJJ and Judo is so important as very often when you dominate the grip battle and establish your dominant grips you can control and dominate your opponent. I personally work...

The Champ Is Back: The Return Of Fernando Terere

  By Xandão Barros (BJJ black belt owner of Spartan Floripa BJJ Team in Florianópolis Island, South Brazil) The Champ is back!! Wooop Tererê!!! The Rooster crows. It’s six in the...

Escaping Side Control Against Bigger Stronger Opponents

One of the things about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is being little isn’t easy. Yes the system is designed around a weaker opponent beating a stronger, but there’s times it’s hard to see that, such as...

13 Years After Winning The BJJ Mundial, BJ Penn Returns To ‘Tijuca Tennis Clube’

  Awesome video from Brazilian TV showing BJ Penn’s return to the Tijuca Tennis Clube where he triumphed 13 years ago, and became the first non-Brazilian to win the Mundials at black belt....

How To Spot A Steroid User In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Whether we like it or not steroids and performance enhancing drugs are very present in BJJ competitions world wide. In the years that I’ve been training BJJ (all over the world) I have seen...

2014 Europeans: Fernando Tererê Takes Gold & Silver At Master

  The legend is back. With two submissions in three fights, Fernando Tererê became the Master European middleweight champion of Jiu-Jitsu, held in Lisbon, Portugal. The 2x world champion...

2014 IBJJF European Open Championship Preview & Predictions

From the 23rd to the 26th of January at the Casal Vistoso municipal sports complex, in Lisbon, Portugal, the Europeans will kick off the 2014 Ibjjf season. ...

Effects Of Anger On Jiu-Jitsu Performance & How To Channel It To Conquer

  “Anger is a gift”  Rage against the machine By Guillaume Huni Having a bit of a bad temper and a short fuse, I’ve recently been doing some research on effects of anger on...

BJJ Instructor Openly Sells ‘Evaluations’ For Non-Members & Belt Promotions

  I was reading the undergroung BJJ forum today and one thread caught my attention: It was about a certain person that had recently been promoted to black belt under professor Aloisio Silva in...

Grappler’s Delight: Judo Olympic Medallist Ronda Rousey vs Wrestling Olympic Medallist Sara McMann

  There is still a bit over a month left until UFC 170 where we will be treated to a grappler’s superfight between two Olympic medallists: Ronda Rousey for Judo and Sara McMann for...

Rolles Gracie On His Father, The Legendary Rolls Gracie: ‘He Formed A Generation.’

  Who lived in Rio de Janeiro in the 60’s and 70’s point to Rolls Gracie as being one of the best BJJ fighters of all time. To some, in fact, he was the most technical Gracie. The...

The Estima Bros: ‘We Are Are Organizing A European Camp Focused On Competition Strategy.’

  The Estima brothers Braulio and Victor are both world BJJ champions.  To start 2014 on the right foot, the brothers will lead the European Training Camp 2014, an incredible opportunity to be...

Murilo Bustamante Against Online Belt Promotions: “Compare A Black Belt From A Real Teacher & A Online Black Belt…”

  The controversy over the belt system in Jiu-Jitsu continues. And now it is the turn of Murilo Bustamente to show all his discontent with the issue. The leader of Brazilian Top Team chose a...

Always On The Offensive-Keeping Your Opponents Guessing With The Arm Triangle Submission Attack

Thanks to Combat Skin for hooking me with their new BJJ gear to try out for this video series! — Having a killer instinct in BJJ is a must, especially when sniffing out submissions.  While...

Grappling Since Day One-How Justin Rader Climbed The Ranks To Become One Of BJJ’s Elite!

For us fans of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it’s easy to sit back and realize the greatness that engulfs our sport on a daily basis.  We see the truly world class wage chess matches time-after-time, and...

Submission strategy with Stephen Whittier

  So we asked Stephen Whittier about submission strategy, especially involving stronger guys. How does your body want to move First things first, in order to submit something you need to have...

IBJJF Under Attack: Accusations Of Corruption, Fraud, Initially Being Funded By Drug Traffickers etc…

The website Bullshido.net which is famous for uncovering frauds and false claims in martial arts, has now focused on the leading federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the IBJJF which is run by Carlos...

Paul Walker Gets Promoted To BJJ Black Belt At Memorial

  Paul Walkers BJJ Trainer Ricardo Franjinha Miller, Owner at Paragon Bjj Academy and Owner at Ventura Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu awarded the deceased movie star with his Brazilian Jui Jitsu...

Gene LeBell vs Milo Savage 1963

Gene LeBell, one of the pioneers of modern grappling and mma, had a defining fight back in 1963 where he fought a challenge match vs boxer Milo Savage. Gene had trained in boxing, catch wrestling and...

Bixente Lizarazu: From World Champion Footballer To European Champion BJJ Player

  Bixente Lizarazu, the former left back of  French national football team that won the world cup in 1998, has been training Jiu-Jitsu for the past five years. Lizarazu has also competed twice...