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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Are Submission Only Tournaments Really Possible?

The concept of submission only BJJ tournaments is not something new. The Gracies would hold challenge matches without time limits back in the day in Brazil. Helio Gracie once fought for 3 hours. The...

Analyzing Leandro Lo’s Super Effective BJJ Game

  Leandro Lo is one of the most exiting fighters on the circuit. A black belt under Cicero Costha, Leandro made a big boom on the BJJ world when he beat the then unbeatable Michael Langhi in...

What Makes The Miyao Brothers So Good?

They’re twins born on May 11, 1992. They started training in Andirá, Brazil with Professor Adriano Carvalho of Norte Sul Jiu-Jitsu academy. About a year ago they came to São Paulo because they...

6 Ways To Heal Your Lower Back Pains

  Lower back injuries are extremely common in Jiu-Jitsu and any type of strength and conditioning training. This article by Traver H. Boehm for breaking muscle covers how to treat and care for...

Survey Results: BJJ and the Culture of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs): A Review of Online Survey Data

BJJ Legends Magazine published a very interesting about PEDs in BJJ surveying close to 700 BJJ players worldwide. Author:Matthew Corley,RPh Here is a summary of the findings: “Some numbers to...

Kyra Gracie Wants to Face Ronda Rousey In A No Gi Submission Match

Source: Tatame This would be a grappling dream match: “Ronda Rousey has been impressing the world with her MMA career. The six-win streak via armbar submissions have impressed even the...

Will No Points, Submission Only Tournaments Like Metamoris Pro Change Jiu-Jitsu?

The recent trend of Jiu-Jitsu tournaments with the no points, submission only format such as the Gracie Worlds or next month’s Metamoris Pro has brought a wind of excitement in the Jiu-Jitsu...

Testosterone Usage in BJJ: The Fine Line Between TRT, PEDs, and Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Testosterone is a steroid hormone that is naturally produced by our bodies. In men, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as the testis and prostate as...

You Know You Train Jiu-Jitsu When…Updated 2012 Version

This was posted was by members of the UK BJJ Underground on the Facebook  page. There are some gems here: Rob Taylor: You put on a slim fit shirt and it fits everywhere except your forearms. Andy...

Post Workout Nutrition For BJJ

A training session is always taxing on your body and you a post workout drink or fruit can really help in muscle recovery. I don’t always have a protein shake after training but always have at...

“Power Comes From The Legs”: How Strong Legs Can Help Your Jiu-Jitsu Game

Many athletes focus more on strengthening their upper body instead of focusing on their lower body. While strong shoulders, arms, chest and core are very important in Jiu-Jitsu, a strong base which...

2012 Olympic Wrestling Preview

Sport’s illustrated did a decent preview for the Wrestling, both Greco-Roman and Freestyle. Check it out and be sure to tune in to http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/london2012/index.html  to...

Benefits Of Crossfit For Jiu-Jitsu part 2: Results After 6 Weeks

Last month, we published an article on Benefits of Crossfit for BJJ where we talked about our first impressions after training Crossfit for a two week period. I have now been training Crossfit for 6...

8 Judokas to Watch For At The 2012 London Olympics

If you’re following Judo at the Olympics you can watch the matches on streaming on this link: http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/london2012/  (Just make sure to check the schedule on the same...

Winners Never Quit – Quitters Never Win! Why You Should Never Quit Jiu-Jitsu

My good friend Carl Fisher aka the Fighting photographer, who has a great blog (check it out) wrote a very interesting piece about the rewards of not giving up when things get hard. I’m sure...

Top 3 Jiu-Jitsu Training Mistakes to Avoid

We are all looking at getting better at BJJ. Some of us (I’m the first to admit) sometimes will think about doing other sports to improve their BJJ game. In my opinion to get better at BJJ, you...

Romulo Barral: “The Double Guard Pull Should be Banned From Jiu-Jitsu.”

    Controversial positions in Jiu-Jitsu: 50-50 and double guard pull bring about diverging views among BJJ practitioners and even among professional athletes. To know what pros think about...

BJJ Champions Are Made In The Off Season: Making the Most of the Summer for Your BJJ

There is a saying “While you are resting or messing around, your opponent is training”. The summer period is typically a time when people train less and take it easy. There are less...

Caffeine: A Valid Performance & Muscle Enhancer for BJJ

If BJJ athletes are looking for legal ways to boost performance then they should consider caffeine as an option. Caffeine is a performance enhancer that can help BJJ athletes to go longer and faster,...

Portuguese expressions and slangs for Jiu-Jitsu part1

I you have had the pleasure of training in Brazil or had a Brazilian instructor, chances are that you may have heard many of these expressions and phrases. Even if you didn’t, Portuguese is...

BJJ statistics: analyzing BJJ techniques and trends at the 2012 Worlds

Source: http://bishopbjj.com/ these guys did some excellent work where they deconstructed the 2012 Worlds. The report details information on techniques, results, and trends. Make sure to check out...

How to be a jerk in Jiu-Jitsu (Please don’t be one)

There are certain behaviors and attitudes that I really dislike from training partners in Jiu-Jitsu. I was reading an article with a top 10 list. I decided to make my own. 1.Celebrating after you tap...

Benefits of Crossfit for Jiu-Jitsu Part 1

I was listening to what Steve Maxwell had to say about Crossfit in this interview on BJJ Eastern Europe.He was quite critical of Crossfit saying that doing high reps of Olympic lifts was potentially...

Benefits of Rock-climbing for BJJ

Usually when it comes to other sports that I do apart from BJJ, I practise crossfit, judo, weight lifting, swimming and cycling. A friend of mine has now invited me  to go rock climbing with him...