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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Rickson Gracie Secrets: Cross Side ‘Heavy As A Dead Whale’

Kron Gracie, the son of Rickson Gracie talks about the difference between the styles of Jiu-Jitsu of his grandfather, Helio Gracie and his father Rickson Gracie. For Kron, Helio Gracie should be...

Carlos Gracie: ‘Jiu-Jitsu Without The Gi Is Not Jiu-Jitsu’

  The book Carlos Gracie – The Creator of a Dynasty,which was published in Brazil only in Portuguese, was written by the daughter of the late master, Reila Gracie (Roger Gracie’s mother)....

Dan Camarillo’s Set Up For Flying Triangle to Arm Bar @2016 Pan

  Daniel Camarillo is a 2nd degree BJJ Black Belt and 4th degree Judo Black Belt. He has a style that he shares with brother Dave Camarillo, which they call Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu. It mixes Judo...

Inside Look At Buchecha’s Strength & Conditioning Program

  If you’ve been watching Marcus Buchecha, you have probably noticed his crazy explosiveness. His S&C coach Tony Gonzalez of UTC Crossfit (also home of Checkmat’s HQ) talks to...

Comprido On Why He Still Competes When He Has Many Students To Coach

  For a BJJ instructor, competition day can be a very tiring experience. They have to coach all their students, sometimes be a referee to help out, and also even compete themselves. 3x world...

Rickson Gracie in Paradise: Tahiti, French Polynesia

  Jiu-Jitsu’s popularity is growing all over the world. Last weekend, the legendary Rickson Gracie was in Tahiti, French Polynesia conducting a seminar to a selected 60 BJJ BJJ players....

From Secret Service to BJJ Black Belt, Meet Carl Agnelli

  BJJ has practitioners from all types of backgrounds. Carl Agnelli spent 25 years as a Secret Service Agent and was appointed to Presidential Security Detail during the mid to late 90’s and...

Top 10 Most Loved People in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  The rapid expansion of bjj also means facing some controversies but there were always a select few who are almost universally admired and respected. Whether it’s about talents,...

(Video) Saulo Ribeiro Smashes ex-Student At Pan: ‘Never Bite The Hand That Feeds You’

  Politics and so called ‘loyalty’ are still a big part of Jiu-Jitsu. What happens when an instructor meets a former student? It all depends on the way they parted and if they are...

Watch: Nate Diaz Rolling in The Gi with Hawaiian Black Belt

    Nate Diaz held a jiu-jitsu seminar at Island Jiu-Jitsu on September 5, 2015, in Honolulu, Hawaii. After the seminar, Jason Vigil th instructor, a BJJ black belt and Nate had a 6 minute...

(Video) Wanderlei Silva Brutalizes Cocky Sparring Partner

  Wanderlei Silva is known as one of the nicest guys in MMA, but do not get on his bad side. His sparring partner, MMAfighter Michael Costa, hit the MMA legend with an axe kick and Silva made...

Learn Queixinho’s Loop Choke That Put Marcio Andre To Sleep @Pan 2016

    Watch and learn ! BJJ World Champion Osvaldo Queixinho breaks down one of the sickest submissions of the year that shocked the 2016 Pan Ams and put To sleep BJJ Rising Star Marcio...

Budo Jake On If “Sub Only” BJJ Rules Make it More Interesting to Watch

  With Polaris 3 having ended in 8 exciting matches but nevertheless draws after 15 mins of no points, submission only matches, the question one make ask himself is do Submission only matches...

Classic Ground Judo legends Match: Flavio Canto vs Travis Stevens

  Here is an epic Judo match that happened at the 2010 Judo World Cup between two of the best Judo ground players: Flavio Canto and and Travis Stevens. Both of these players are part of the list...

Training Report: Hilti BJJ Academy in Parnu, Estonia

  Hi everyone! My name is Colin Leigh and I am a Canadian living abroad in Riga, Latvia now. I am a one striped white belt under Vladislavs Čerņavskis, training at LEWC- Giudici BJJ in Riga. I...

Team Finland Visits the BJJ Hostel in San Diego

  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...

Debate: Submission Only Events, Guarantee for Exciting Matches & More Submissions?

  With Polaris 3 having ended in 8 exciting matches but nevertheless draws after 15 mins of no points, submission only matches, the question one make ask himself is do Submission only matches...

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam London – Behind the scenes

  The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam held two weeks ago in London impressed the BJJ community with a show never seen before in Europe. The event was held as the prestigious London Excel which hosted...

Luiz Panza’s Painful RNC Grip Foot Lock from 50/50 Guard

  Luiz Panza is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Marco Barbosa who is one of the top heavyweight competitors of his generation. A former professional model, Luiz Panza traded the catwalk...

What is Lacking in BJJ: Aggressive Standing To Ground Transitions

The transition between Tachi-Waza (standing techniques) and Ne-Waza (ground techniques) are rarely taught in BJJ. This is a small window of opportunity that is often neglected in BJJ. Capitalising on...

Henry Akins, Rickson Black Belt On Self Confidence & Dealing w/ Haters

  Henry Akins is Jiu Jitsu master instructor, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. He is a notable Vegan Athlete and former...

Performance Nutrition For Wrestlers After Cutting Weight

  Wrestlers and fighters cut weight for competition so they can have an advantage in combat. Whether you’re a youth, high school, college or professional athlete, being the largest...

Summer Camp With Geo & Richie Martinez (10th Planet) in Cyprus

  The BJJ & Beach Camp combines a top class seminar with some of the world’s best instructors, the excellent weather and beaches of the Mediterranean and a package deal that makes it...

(Video) Countdown to Polaris 3 with Rousimar Palhares & Garry Tonon

  Europe’s premiere submission only event, Polaris 3 Jiu-Jitsu Invitational is set to take place in Poole, England This Saturday April 2 and will be available on pay-per-view. Live tickets...