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Category Archive: Articles

Never Too Late To Start BJJ: The Great Helvecio Pena Started BJJ In His Early 30’s & Received His Black Belt @ 42 yrs Of Age…

Helvecio Penna is a De La Riva black belt with a unique story; he is over 50 and still competes in the adult division against some of the best black belts in the world. What else? He also works full...

Master Royler Gracie: “When You Train Jiu-Jitsu, It’s The Only Time That You Forget Your Bills, Your Problems At Home etc…”

Royler Gracie needs little introduction. The son of Gracie jiu-jitsu co-founder Helio Gracie Royler has always been an avid competitor, winning the World Championships, PanAmericans and the...

AJ Agazarm On Facing Paulo Miyao In The Final Of Brasileiros: “Miyao’s Strength Is His Mental Toughness…”

AJ Agazarm is one of the top brown belts from Gracie Barra. Many people first heard of him when he was featured on the BJJ kumite where he took third place. This year he has medalled at the Europeans...

5 Ways To Prevent Injury In Jiu-Jitsu

There is no 100% guarantee not to get injured when you train Jiu-Jitsu, however if you take the necessary precautions you will lower your chances: Source: Gameness Do the warm up and stretch...

BJJ Champ & Full Time Medic Ryan Beauregard: “Training & Competing In BJJ Helps Me Deal With High Levels Of Stress From My Job.”

Ryan Beauregard is an American born jiu jitsu and judo black belt, being also one of the top competitors of his generation in the USA. A former world Brazilian jiu jitsu champion (brown belt 2008),...

Rickson Gracie Black Belt Works As The Tackling Coach Of The Australian Rugby League Team, The Gold Coast Titans.

Rickson Gracie black-belt Jason Roebig, shows us how the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has affected his life and re-connected him to his fathers influence in Rugby. Jason gives his knowledge of...

Patrice, Owner Of Unlimited Fightwear, On How BJJ Changed His Life, His 3 Sons That Train & The Growth of His Brand

Patrice is the owner of the European BJJ shop Unlimited Fightwear which carries brands such as Tatami, Ronin Brand, DoorDie, Manto or Submission Sniper. In this interview with BJJ Eastern Europe,...

Angelica Galvao: “My Husband Andre Is My Inspiration.”

Angelica Galvao is BJJ brown belt and wife and student of Andre Galvao. After a Five year layoff Angelica put on an amazing display at the 2011 World Jiu Jitsu Championships to capture the...

Finding The Right BJJ Academy That Will Prepare You For Competition

  Training BJJ for fun and training for competition are two different things. Some BJJ academies will not properly prepare you for competition, so the folks at Gameness put down the main things...

Rare Rickson Gracie Documentary

A 15 minute segment of a very rare Japanese documentary on the legendary Rickson Gracie. Features footage of his training both on a beach and at his school, shopping and cooking a meal, relaxing,

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...