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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Blue Belt Opens First Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in China

  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing all over the world. China, the most populated country in the world with 1,4 billion inhabitants, has also embraced BJJ. China started BJJ relatively late in Asia...

Jeet Kune Do/ BJJ Instructor Discusses Limitations of BJJ For Self Defense

  Robert Parmakovski is a Jeet Kune Do instructor and BJJ brown belt under Roy Harris. He has academies in France, Sydney and Melbourne.For more info on Mr Parmakovski’s Bio...

Grip Fighting Basics – Controlling The Inside Lapel Correctly

  by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a purple belt...

A Look At Jacare’s Unconventional Judo Background

  Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is the ultimate grappler with world class ground game and fantastic stand up takedown game. He is a BJJ and Judo black belt formed at ASLE academy with his first...

Batman v Superman: Jiu-Jitsu Parody

    In honor of the release of the major motion picture “Batman V Superman,” VERBAL TAP podcast wondered what it would be like to roll against someone who’s more powerful...

BJJ Guard Retention-The 4 Layers of Arm Framing

    Some great guard retention concepts from BJJ black belt Samir Seif:   There are 7 layers before your guard is passed.In this video i address the three layers of the legs being...

Pressure: Make Them Tap From Side Control & Knee on Belly

  Written By Guillaume Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Academy in Serbia. Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to improve an important part of my BJJ game:...

Gracie Breakdown: Katt Williams Punches Teen in Face & Gets Choked

  In a crazy video that went viral this week, we see Katt Williams punch a 17-year-old kid in the face and then get taken down and put in a chokehold before the fight was broken up! In this...

IBJJF Poznan (Poland) Organizer: ‘Come Compete in Poland. It Will Be High Level’

  IBJJF is continuing its extension to new destinations in Europe. This time they have chosen one of the strongest countries for BJJ in Europe: Poland. Many BJJ practitioners had asked BJJEE...

Best of Elite Grapplers Cross-Training (BJJ-Judo-Wrestling-Sambo)

  “BJJ Players Will Never Reach Their Full Potential Unless They Cross Train In Other Grappling Arts.” John Danaher Grappling is big family which includes Judo, Sambo, Wrestling, BJJ, Catch...

8 Most Controversial People in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  BJJ is a fast growing sport and its community is very tight knit and passionate. Some leading figures of the BJJ community (athletes or instructors) have a huge following which means that...

8 Most Dangerous IBJJF Legal Techniques

  These are the most dangerous IBJJF legal techniques in Jiu-Jitsu. There are many more IBJJF illegal techniques which also are a big cause of injuries: Heel hooks, Scissor takedown, Sumi Gaeshi...

Jiu-Jitsu Fighter Defeats Orang Utan at Coconut Peeling Contest

  Apes simply make the strongest of humans look like wimps. As for the strength of the animals, an orangutan has the strength of 5 to 8 adult men, however generally 7 adult men. Orangutans have...

Judo Olympian Releases FREE Videos on Pressure Ground Game for BJJ

  2004 Judo Olympian and 3rd degree BJJ black belt Dr. Rhadi Ferguson has just announced the immediate availability of the Newaza Excellence Video Series, enabling practitioners and coaches in...

Training Report: Guigo BJJ Academy in Haugesund, Norway

  Guest post by Colin Leigh, a Canadian living in Riga, Latvia. He is a white belt under Vladislavs Čerņavskis, training at LEWC- Giudici BJJ in Riga. Colin trains at least 5 times a week and...

Comedian Kat Williams Gets Choked Out By a 12 year Old

  A video has gone viral of the troubled comedian Kit Williams sucker-punching a 12 year old boy and then getting taken down and out grappled by the boy. It’s the latest in a long line of...

2016 Pan: Saulo Ribeiro’s Come From Behind Win vs Roberto Godoi

  Saulo Ribeiro and Roberto Godoi have been facing each other in the finals of every single Pan and World Master for the past 5 years. Saulo has won every encountering very close matches. Both...

Comparing the Choking Strength of a Python & Fedor Emelianenko

  The TV show Sports Science tested the choking strength between MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko and a Burmese Python. The Burmese python (Python bivittatus) is one of the five largest species...

TED Talk: How jiu jitsu taught me to be a better employee

    Can jiu jitsu make you a better employee? Francesca Simon-Carboni would never have been described as calm or levelheaded in a crisis… until she started taking jiu jitsu. Francesca...

Minotauro On Growth Team Nogueira, Carlson Gracie Old Days & Accident

  Fightinglifestyleuae caught up with MMA legend Rodrigo ” Minotauro ” Nogueira during his visit to Team Nogueira Dubai. Rodrigo Nogueira also know as “Big Nog” talks about his journey...

BJJ Girls Summer Camp with Mackenzie Dern, Gezary Matuda & Shanti Abelha

  BJJ Girls Summer Camp 2016 with Current World Champions Gezary Matuda, Mackenzie Dern and European champion Shanti Abelha, June 23 to 25 2016 in Cannes, France. An exclusive opportunity unlike...

Full Match: Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping UR Fight

  This Sunday March 20, in Phoenix, Arizona, there was a very strange fight event. UR Fight hosted a mixed style event with a few freak shows: Here is the fight card: Boxing: Roy Jones, Jr. vs....

Tool Frontman Maynard James Keenan Shows BJJ Takedown

  Maynard James Keenan is an American progressive metal singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning American...

Ralek Gracie: ‘I’ll Fight MMA To Pay My Metamoris Debts’

  The professional grappling promotion, Metamoris, and most notably its founder Ralek Gracie has been under fire for the past few months for various reasons. The main ones are: -Scheduling...