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Category Archive: Articles

6 Tips For Women Who Want To Start Training BJJ

Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone, children, women, men, older people…Here are some great reasons (and also tips!) for women who are thinking about getting into the gentle art. Source: GracieBarra.com...

The Success Story Behind Shoyoroll Brand

If you train BJJ and follow the scene, you must have heard of Shoyoroll the BJJ gi and streetwear company that has a cult following and sponsors some of today’s biggest stars. Not many people...

Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle Priciples: 5 Ways That Jiu-Jitsu Helps Your Everyday Life

Source: Gameness “Keeps you fit and healthy A lot of people start jiu-jitsu because they want an alternative way to lose weight. However, in the process they not only shed pounds from training,...

3 Ways To Deal With Competition Anxiety

They say that Jiu-Jitsu is 90% mental and 10% physical, meaning that however prepared you may be, if your mind is not at the right place, you will fail. Let’s face it BJJ competitions are nerve...

Advice On How To Find Sponsors And Be A BJJ “Pro”

Source: Gameness A professional athlete is somebody who makes a living training and competing in their sport. BJJ still being a young sport, the amount of “pro” BJJ players is little....

What We Learned From The 2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship

This last edition of the Pan is done and dusted and we are now getting ready for the World Pro in April and IBJJF worlds at the end of May. Before we move on let’s look at the stories that...

2013 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship Preview & Predictions

From the 20th to the 24th of March at the University California Irvine. The Pan is the biggest BJJ competition of the year (in terms of number of participants). You can follow it by live streaming on...

Christian Broadnax, Ben Henderson’s Opponent In The Arizona Jiu Jitsu Open Finals: “I Was Never Intimidated By Competing Against Benson.”

Source: Fightparrot.com By now, many of you have seen the video of Ben Henderson winning the Arizona Jiu Jitsu Open. Since the event, Henderson’s opponent has sparked much interest from members of...

New Scientific Research Proves That Wrestlers Have Superior Grip Strength

A study in this month’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning analyzed the grip strength of wrestlers compared to the average person, as well as the numerous variables associated with what gives a...

If You Like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rap Music, Check Out Maggo MC

Maggo Mc is a Brazilian Rapper/ Jiu-Jitsu player based in Recife, Brazil who has some really cool songs about BJJ and MMA. Check out some of his hits like: “Vai finaliza” , “Apenas...

Roberto Pedreira On Carlos Gracie’s Biography: “Carlos and Helio had admirers but people tended to either love them, or hate them.”

Roberto Pedreira is the publisher of Global Training Report. He has produced a gold mine of interviews and reports from his experiences training all over the world over the years. His recent venture...

How Not Be a Jerk In Martial Arts…

Interesting post from drannmaria.blogspot.com during a Ronda Rousey Judo seminar : 1.Don’t try to teach a class where you are not the instructor. This may seem obvious, but I see it happen...

BJJ & Judo Black Belt Stephen Kamphuis On His Work As The President Of The Philippines BJJ Federation & His Ongoing Competitive Fire

1.Hi Stephen, can you please introduce yourself to the BJJ Community of Eastern Europe?  Hi my name is Stephen Kamphuis, BJJ Black belt 2nd degree and 2nd degree Black belt in Judo. I started Judo...

Malaysian-Australian BJJ/MMA Champ Adam Shahir Kayoom: “We Have Many Talented BJJ Players in Asia.”

Adam Shahir Kayoom is a BJJ black belt under American Top Team’s founder, Ricardo Liborio. He is also a true mixed martial artist in all senses of the word, as he has competed in MMA events and he...

Four Reasons Why You Might Be Gassing Out In Jiu-Jitsu

Source: Grapplerarts.com Here Are 4 Reasons You Might be Getting Tired During A Jiu-Jitsu Roll: 1) NOT being as efficient as possible. Josh Russell, head instructor of my BJJ academy teaches nearly...

6 Activities and Sports That Will Help Your Jiu-Jitsu

Source: Gameness Of course if you want to get better, you have to train Jiu-Jitsu but it can be said that any sport that helps develop your body and athletic ability will ultimately help your...

Marcus Buchecha On His Training For the Pans, Doping Controls, & His Participation In ADCC.

Source: Translated from Portuguese from Tatame Current weight and absolute world champion, Marcus Buchecha has already confirmed that he will be at the Pan Americans, where he also won weight and...

Renzo Gracie On Dealing with The IOC To Bring BJJ To The Olympics: “You have to pass all control to them…The next thing you see, they own the sport..”

Source: MMAFIGHTING Despite the grand commercial success jiu-jitsu has enjoyed in North America and worldwide over the last 30 years, the sport will likely never achieve the recognition and...

3 Advanced Tips for Women to Excel in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Source: Sean Maghami for BJJ legends More women than ever are getting involved in Jiu-Jitsu and they are the role models for bringing more women into the sport. They train gi and no gi, they compete,...

Marcio Feitosa: “Against Heavier Guys, Attack The Back…”

Source: Gracie Mag What are Feitosa’s tips for lighter fighters to have success against heavier and bigger opponents? “I think we can divide the bigger opponent in two categories: the tall guy...

The Power Of A BJJ Gameplan & How To Develop One

A gameplan in a BJJ match is really useful and can make a big difference in the outcome of a match. Many average BJJ players have beaten superior competitors because they had a gameplan and stuck to...

BJJ East European Open Results & Review

It is safe to say that the first edition of the BJJ East European Open held in Zagreb, Croatia last saturday (February 23) at the West Gate shopping Mall was a smashing success. With over 230...

The Top 5 Most Successful Jiu-Jitsu Competitors From The Gracie Family

Source: Gameness The following is a list of the top Gracies that have competed in history and is based on a mixture of results and impact on the BJJ scene. 5. Rolls Gracie Another Gracie legend from...

8 Competition Tips for Pros and Amateurs

Source: Gracie Barra Congratulations! You have successfully taken your game to the next level by deciding to compete. Yes, it’s a big thing. It deserves acknowledgement. Before others become proud...