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Category Archive: Articles

Top BJJ Competitors New Year Resolutions For 2013

The new year brings new focus and a clean sheet on the past year’s mistakes or failures. Here is what the top BJJ competettors and coaches plan to achieve in 2013: Source: Graciemag Andre...

5 Submission Only Dream Matches

Source: Matthew Soroka for Jiujitsumagazine 2012 was an exciting year because of the efforts of pushing ‘sub-only’ tournaments and events. Rose Gracie was busy organizing her Gracie World...

Using BJJ Statistics To Determine Your BJJ Strategy

  Stats are amazing, you can use them to prove a point, justify an action, and even improve performance. In this case we are aiming for the latter. bishopbjj.com did the 2012 Worlds study so...

The Problem with Most BJJ Instructionals

If you train BJJ, there is a big chance that you have a learned some techniques from a BJJ video instructional. Here’s a list of the top ten best...

What Makes The Reverse De La Riva Such A Successful Guard?

The reverse De La Riva guard is a great type of guard for keeping an aggressive passing opponent at bay and under control, and eventually transitioning to various sweeps, takedowns, back takes and...

How Much Is Jiu-Jitsu Growing?

Jiu-Jitsu is growing worldwide, that is a certainty. The question is, how fast is it growing. The number of IBJJF competitions has really grown over the past years. In 2012, there were 32 IBJJF...

Planning a BJJ Trip? Check Out These 10 Useful Tips

What better way to travel than to train by training Jiu-Jitsu. You will make new friends, learn a new language and improve your game. Check out this article about training BJJ at the source: In...

Why BJJ Being A Niche Sport Is A Good Thing

Our friends from BJJ Pix wrote an interesting article how BJJ being a “niche sport” is not that bad at all. Here is a very good point to consider: “Normal people have the ability to...

The Bulgarian Bag- One the Best Strength & Conditionning Tools For Grapplers

Written by Ivan Miroslavov Dimitrov Everyone knows how important are strength and conditioning workouts for the athletes involved with combat sports. The popularity surrounding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...

Breakingmuscle: Why CrossFit and BJJ Should Never Be in the Olympics

The guys from breaking muscle wrote a very interesting article about this subject. As a practitioner of both sports I found this point of view, to be correct in many aspects: Source:...

The History, Success & Future Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Poland

Written by Robert Janista For BJJ Eastern Europe , check out his blog: http://belikericksongracie.blogspot.com/ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a relatively young sport discipline in Poland and its origins...

So You Got Your Blue Belt, Now What?

It’s a known fact that after attaining the BJJ blue belt many people eventually drop out of BJJ. It may be because of a drop of interest after attaining a first goal, life getting in the way or...

BJJ Is Booming In Russia.The Legendary Aleksandr Karelin Appreciates.

Marcus Vinicius (Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu Club) was recently promoting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Russia. His first trip to the country took place in 2007 and now he has come back and the gentle art in...

Everything You Need to Know Before Your First Competition

Source: US Grappling Weight Cutting: Two days before a tournament is not the time to decide you will experiment with weight cutting. Weight cutting is a process. Weight cutting takes practice. Weight...

Jiu-Jitsu Mat Etiquette And Forms Of Respect In Brazil

If you get the chance to train Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, you should know the proper etiquette that is used. When I trained at Alliance Ipanema (Now Alliance Leblon) I rember that if you cam elate to class...

Ginastica Natural Seminar With Master Alvaro Romano In Vienna

The inventor of Ginastica, BJJ Black Belt Alvaro Romano for the first time in Austria! To Find out Benefits of Ginastcia Natural For Jiu-Jitsu, check out THIS ARTICLE Ginástica Natural seminar City...

DJ Jackson & Keenan Cornelius Qualify For World Pro In Impressive Fashion.

Dj Jackson beats Rodrigo Pinheiro and Roberto Cyborg to take the absolute at World Pro NY Trials! Keenan Cornelius also takes Gold in his weight class beating Roberto Tussa!  Our coleagues from BJJ...

Top 10 Most Dangerous Guards In MMA

Bleacher report put up the list. The only guy missing is Minotauro IMO. Check it out. Source: Bleacherreport.com Few fighters have what Eddie Bravo refers to as “the third option”—the ability...

TV Star Anthony Bourdain’s Jiu-Jitsu Wife Ottavia Competes in Rio

Anthony  Bourdain is an American chef, author and television personality. He is the host of Travel Channel’s culinary and cultural adventure programs Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations ....

Cobrinha Shows Us How He Improves His Balance For Jiu-Jitsu

Balance is so important in Jiu-Jitsu. Being like a cat that always falls on all fours can be a huge advantage for all BJJ players and make you very hard to sweep. Some BJJ players will take to...

Gangnam Style Jiu-Jitsu Training With Lucio Linhares

UFC Vet Lucio Linhares organized a Gangnam Style training with his students in Finland. Check it out:

The Jiu-Jitsu Globetrotter, Christian Graugart Takes Gold At Black Belt At London Open

Christian Graugart AKA the „Jiu-Jitsu Globetrotter” Recently took first place in his first competition as a BJJ Black Belt. You can read his adventures travelling the World and training Jiu-Jitsu...

6 Tips To Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu From Today Onwards

Source: Gracie Mag 1. GET A TRAINING PARTNER WHO CAN BE YOUR BAROMETER Mentally, pick a decent-level training partner to be a parameter for your evolution. There’s no point in choosing an opponent...

The Ryron Gracie Vs Andre Galvao Metamoris Debate: ‘Real Life vs. It’s A Game’

Source: Bloddy Elbow After 20 minutes of submission grappling ended without a finish, Andre Galvao was deemed to have a “draw” with Ryron Gracie. T.P. Grant gives us his thoughts on what...