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Category Archive: Articles

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...

The Top 6 Most Prestigious Tournaments in BJJ

Source: Gameness 6. Abu Dhabi World Pro After the great success that the classic no-gi Abu Dhabi had, it only made sense for the organization to create a yearly professional tournament for gi...

Keith Owen: “Remember ladies, it ain’t easy but stick with it. Jiu-Jitsu is made for you!”

BJJ black belt under Master Pedro Sauer, Keith Owen shares his view on women training BJJ: Source: From The Ground Up “Make no mistake, I WANT women students in my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program....

Icelandic MMA/BJJ Star Gunnar Nelson: A BJJ black belt ‘doesn’t mean anything’

Gunnar Nelson is a professional Jiu Jitsu and MMA fighter from Iceland. One of the strongest competitors in the European scene, Gunnar became a household name in the grappling circuit after he placed...

The Life of Keiko Fukuda, Last Surviving Student of Judo Founder Jigoro Kano

Source: BlackBeltMag Keiko Fukuda was a Japanese-born American Judoka. She was the highest-ranked female judoka in history, holding the rank of 9th dan from the Kodokan and the United States Judo...

Why & How To Keep a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Notebook

Source: Jiujitsuvortex.com A technique notebook is one of the most powerful Brazilian jiu-jitsu training aids. I’ve been keeping one on and off since my first judo class and have found that my rate...

5 Reasons Why Jiu-Jitsu is Great for Kids

Start em’ young! Jiu-Jitsu is great for kids! Source: Gameness 1. Builds their balance and coordination Everyone talks about how great of an exercise jiu-jitsu is and they wish that they could...

The History Of BJJ In France, Part 1 Pioneers Of European BJJ

France leads Europe by far at the moment in terms of number of BJJ black Belts, with 160 as of February 2013. It is also one of the first if not the first country in Europe where BJJ was introduced....

Strengths and Weaknesses of 5 Popular Grappling Arts

Article written by Blackbeltmag about strength and weaknesses about different grappling arts. This is a controversial subject as they state that the goal of this is: ” how you might defeat...

Reasons Why BJJ Should Become More Spectator Friendly

Source: blog.gameness One of the biggest factors that has been holding back the growth of BJJ is that it is not particularly entertaining to the untrained eye. Even then, many BJJ fights can be so...

The 97% vs. 3% Debate

  Source: BJJ Legends The 97% vs. 3% (The Reverse Truth) The past 3 weeks has been a rocky moment for the BJJ community. From rape allegations to ethic/moral beliefs it clear that this is a sad...

6 Things A BJJ Academy Must Have to be Successful

Source: blog.gameness.com 1. Reliable Professors This is the root and lifeblood of the academy. To have a professor that is able to communicate his techniques properly is a valuable thing indeed....

Felipe Costa Explains the 2013 IBJJF Rules In Detail

Are you Competing Any time soon? Do you know the rules  www.BrazilianBlackBelt.com & www.FelipeCosta.com talks you through the rules of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition. It is a guide to the...

Why Train In The Gi? Well Gustavo Dantas Has The Answer

Written by: Gustavo Dantas Why train in the gi?? Well Gustavo Dantas has the answer: About the Uniform The official uniform of Jiu-Jitsu in which you will be training is called a “Kimono” or...

Crossing Over From Wrestling To BJJ

This blog is written by Connection Rio team member Torryn Heffelfinger. He’ll be blogging weekly on life and training BJJ in Rio de Janeiro. Source: trainingthedream.blogspot.com.br   This...