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Category Archive: Articles

BJJEE Profile: Flavio Canto, Brazilian Olympic Judo Medalist With A World Class Ground Game

      Flávio Canto is a Brazilian judo champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, who won the bronze medal in the – 81 kg division at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece....

Josh Barnett: ‘Jiu-Jitsu Is With The Gi, Without a Gi, It’s Whatever Else. For No Gi, Catch Wrestling Is The Way To Go’

    UFC heavyweight and Metamoris heavyweight champion Josh Barnett is rumored to be defending his belt 2013 ADCC champion Roberto Cyborg Abreu at the next Metamoris event. In this lengthy...

Most Common BJJ Warmup: A Huge Risk For Knee Injury

    In most Jiu-Jitsu schools, one of the traditional warm-ups involves sitting down and pulling the foot in circles to ‘loosen’ up the ankle, followed by knee circles. (Knee...

(Video) Cinderella Story: Homeless Man Fighting For an MMA Championship Title

Ex-Bellator fighter Matt Major has had a very rough few years. He once fought Alexander Shlemenko and Bert Cooper in Bellator . He went through some hard times and ended up homeless, sleeping...

Old School: The “Dirty Dozen”, The First 12 non-Brazilian Black Belts

    The BJJ Dirty Dozen are the first 12 non-Brazilian students to receive Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While in Brazil Jiu-Jitsu has been around for almost 90 years, the rest of the...

“European Dirty Dozen”, The First European BJJ Black Belts

      By: Guillaume Huni The “European Dirty Dozen” are the first 12 Europeans to receive Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I had to do some hardcore investigative...

The history of Wrestling before the development of Luta Livre

Written by Dipl. Sportscientist and Luta Livre instructor Maciel Welko  of RFT Deutschland Introduction In order to understand and describe the sport of Luta Livre, it is important to start with...

German Kumite (Submission Only): Eldar ‘Yakuza’ & Hannah Rauch Victorious

    The 2014 German Kumite challenge is done and dusted. This is a submission only, no points invite-only competition which regroups the best blue and purple belts in Europe. Blue belts...

Judo Gene LeBell: “Wrestling is The Ancestor of Jiu-Jitsu, Judo & Sambo.

      Gene LeBell is an American Judoka, instructor, stunt performer, and professional wrestler born. He has also worked on over 1,000 films and TV shows.  In 2000, the United States...

BJJ Training Report, Havana Cuba: Russian BJJ Champ Opens First Ever Academy

    Written by Russian BJJ blue belt, Alexander Fedotov. He is a good friend of BJJ Eastern Europe and is a IBJJF Rome Open gold medalist as well as London Open silver medalist.  My name...

Catch Wrestling: Josh Barnett’s Metamoris Submission Explained By His Coach Erik Paulson

    Josh Barnett did the unthinkable at Metamoris 4: he completely dominated and submitted Dean Lister. Lister hadn’t been submitted in competition in 17 years. He used a what looked...

Metamoris 4 Preview & Predictions

  Metamoris Pro Brazilian jiu-jitsu invitational IV will take place this Saturday (Aug. 9, 2014), live from Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California. You can buy the payperview...

Metamoris IV: Chael Sonnen Cleared To Compete By NSAC

    It’s on! The Chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed in an interview (Seen below) following Chael Sonnen’s recent hearing before the Commission that the...

BJJ Black Belt’s Point Of View: Why Jiu-Jitsu Is Not Suitable For Street Fighting

    Written by Florent Luccioni. Florent Luccioni is an important member of the French Jiu-Jitsu community. He and his twin brother Jean Claude are both BJJ Black belts under Francisco...

Top 8 Funniest People In Jiu-Jitsu

    One of the great things about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are the characters that make up the sport. Here is a list of the funniest people in Jiu-Jitsu in no particular order: 1. Renato...

(Video) Great Documentary On Relson Gracie

    Relson Gracie is the second oldest son of Helio Gracie, who along with Carlos Gracie, is credited for innovating the Kodokan Judo taught by Mitsuyo “Count Koma” Maeda into what is...

2 Generations Collide: Historical Footage Of Rolls & Rickson Gracie Rolling & What To Learn From This Video.

      It is widely believed by the Jiu-Jitsu community that cousins Rolls and Rickson Gracie were the top fighters of the Gracie family at different time periods. Rolls Gracie for the...

Ralek Gracie: ‘Steroids Won’t Help Fighters In Metamoris 20 Mins Fight Format’

    Three weeks after the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Chael Sonnen from mixed martial arts for two years because of multiple failed drug tests, he will return to competition...

(Video) Rickson Gracie On TV Show Demonstrates Invisible Jiu-Jitsu

  On this weeks show, Budo Jake gets the chance to sit down with the legend himself Rickson Gracie to discuss what invisible Jiu-Jitsu is, how to connect and flow, breathing in Jiu-Jitsu as well...

The Power Of Two: BJJ’s Hottest Couples

  There’s no question that a couple that trains BJJ together will have an incredible bond. Many couples have combined their devotion to Jiu-Jitsu and to each other by enjoying the sport...

Understanding The Rules Of Rickson Gracie’s New Federation (JJGF)

    The upcoming 2014 Vulkan California Open (held in California on August 2& 3) will be the first BJJ competition to showcase Rickson Gracie’s new federation (Jiu-Jitsu Global...

Eddie Bravo: ‘Picking Rickson’s Brain For 3 Hours Was The Most Surreal Moment In My Entire Jiu-Jitsu Career’

    After recording the Joe Rogan Experience #524 podcast and demonstrating the rubber guard with Rickson (WATCH THE VIDEO BY CLICKING HERE), Eddie Bravo wrote down on his blog about his...

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: “The Gracie Family Inspires Me”

    Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson had an extensive interview with UFC Magazine and spoke about his admiration for the Gracies, how he’s been a fan of the UFC since UFC 1 and...

(Video) Relson Gracie’s Training Camp In Bulgaria

  Grandmaster Relson Gracie – the son of Helio Gracie (inventor of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu) conducted a training camp in Varna, Bulgaria by invitation of his purple belt student – Ivelin Ivanov ,...