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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Protective Cup vs Kick to the Balls, Metal Bar & Uppercut

    Protective cups offer protection for contact sports. They are usually made of hard plastic or steel and perforated for ventilation. A more flexible and comfortable soft cup is also...

Key Concepts on Developing an Impassable Guard by Ari Galo (Carlson Gracie Rio head coach)

    Carlson Gracie Rio de Janeiro’s head instructor Ari Galo explains his concept of the ‘Ball guard’. It’s basically similar to the inverted guard but think of...

How San Diego Became the Mecca of Jiu-Jitsu in The USA

  With the balance of power shifting in Jiu-Jitsu since 2007 with the World championships moving to Southern California, and the majority of top competitors relocating there too, a city has...

No Partner, No Problem: BJJ Solo Drilling Collection

  We are all addicted to BJJ and can never get enough. The only problem is that BJJ drilling requires a partner. Mike Bidwell from BJJAfter 40 shows some great solo drills when you don’t have...

Conor McGregor & Gunnar Nelson Movement Drills With Ido Portal

    Conor McGregor has summoned the support of Ido Portal to help him become the master of movement ahead of his eagerly awaited UFC 194 title unification bout against Jose Aldo in...

Joe Rogan On The Best Way To Get Good At Jiu-Jitsu

  BJJ and 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu black belt Joe Rogan talks on his podcast about how to get good at Jiu-Jitsu. For him it’s better to train with people around your skill level and try new...

High Percentage Single Leg Takedown That Anybody Can Do

      As we all know, the single leg is one of the most basic and high percentage takedowns in jiu jitsu. Whether youʼre standing on the ground, you need to incorporate the single leg...

30 Exercises For BJJ That You Can Do Anywhere

  Working out for BJJ doesn’t have to cost anything and it can be done anywhere with bodyweight exercises. This type of workout uses your own bodyweight as the resistance. 1) Convenient and...

2 Legends Finally Meet: Rickson Gracie & Kazushi Sakuraba

  2 martial arts legends recently met in Japan: Rickson Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba aka ‘The Gracie Hunter’. In the early and mid ’90s the Gracie family ruled the world of MMA, and...

No Gi World Stats: 10th Planet (Only No Gi) vs Atos (Gi & No Gi)

    How does a team who trains exclusively in no gi do against teams that have a hybrid approach? Jiu-Jitsu.net which is run by Dan ‘Trumpet Dan’ Lukehart collected the...

Felipe Costa: ‘Jiu-Jitsu Is For Everyone But BJJ At A High Level Is Not.’

    Multiple world champion and leader of Brasa, Felipe Costa discussed on his website Brazilianblackbelt.com, how he thought that champions could not be made but are in fact born. He means...

Dave Camarillo on Training With Rickson: ‘Was Like Trying To Move a House’

    Dave Camarillo is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Ralph Gracie though he moved away from Ralph’s academy to form his own style which he branded as “Guerrilla Jiu...

(Video) Cris Cyborg Rolling No Gi with Tito Ortiz

    In mid-2011, Cris Cyborg sparred no Gi with ex UFC fighter Tito Ortiz. The roll happened at Cleber Luciano’s academy in California. Both of them have great Jiu-Jitsu. Cris was a...

Vitor Belfort: ‘When Carlson Promoted Me To Black Belt at 17, Everyone Criticized Him’

    Vitor Belfort first got into Jiu-Jitsu through Carlson Gracie. Initially, he was training with one of his students, who told him that he “needed to train with Carlson,”...

How to Get Better at BJJ While Training with Beginners

    Pointers, tricks and tips for training BJJ with newbies and beginners so neither of you get hurt, and that both of you actually make progress. By Stephan Kesting...

Top 5 Best Grapplers of the Animal Kingdom

    It is said that many martial arts were inspired by the animal kingdom. Here are some animals that are very good grapplers in their own right and have inspired Jiu-Jitsu.   5....

The Role Of Judo In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    In Judo there are 40 established traditional throws. The modifications of these 40 throws are virtually limitless, as each specific individual person will have strengths and weaknesses...

Famous Scientist Neil DeGrasse Tyson Demonstrates Wrestling Move

  The world’s most famous scientist has a rich background in Wrestling. Neil deGrasse Tyson was the captain of his high school wrestling team, and competed on Harvard’s wrestling squad...

Top 10 Gracie Family Dramas & Misbehaviours in History

  People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life.” – Bo Bennett Jiu-Jitsu as we know it today would have never happened if it hadn’t been...

TOP 10 Steroid Busts in MMA

    The day after celebrating his birtday, Renzo Gracie told Brazilian magazine Tatame, his views on PED use in MMA. Renzo thinks that steroid use is widespread apart from a few fighters:...

5 Ways To Build Strength For Jiu-Jitsu Without Putting On Extra Weight

  When your single aim is to build as much strength as possible, you should focus on the lower rep range. In Jiu-Jitsu, strength is important but extra bulk and weight can be more of a burden...

Judo Olympian Travis Stevens Shows 3 Great Throws for BJJ

    Travis Stevens aka ‘The Judo Silencer’ shows 3 very nice modified Judo throws for BJJ. Travis Stevens is a judoka from United States who competed in 2008 Olympics. He participated...

Ronda Rousey: “I Don’t Lift Any Weights At All”

    Not all BJJ and MMA champions lift heavy weights as part of their training. In BJJ Marcelo Garcia, Caio Terra and Leandro Lo have said that they never lift weights but just do Jiu-Jitsu...

Firas On Arrogant Fighters: ‘You’re Not Good. It’s Jiu-Jitsu That’s Good’

    Firas Zahabi, coach of GSP and owner of head coach of Tristar gym. In this part interview, Firas shares his perspective on the power of thoughts and he describes what differentiates...