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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Mistakes BJJ Competitors Make: #2 Fear of Disappointing Others

    From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas:   Hello everyone, today I am going to share the number two mental mistake Jiu-Jitsu competitors make and how to avoid it. The mistake is...

Cobrinha: ‘Why Train 9 hours a Day To Win by an Advantage in Competition?’

    MMAWIN.com interviews the one of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s most accomplished practitioners and learns how the legendary competitor keeps such a strong and positive outlook on...

UFC Champ Ronda Rousey Featured in Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

    Ronda Rousey,  UFC women’s bantamweight champion is becoming a huge star. She has had acting roles in Hollywood blockbusters and is now on the  inside the Sports Illustrated...

Top 10 Mental Mistakes BJJ Competitors Make and How to Avoid Them

    From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas: “Hello everyone, today I am going to start sharing the top ten mental mistakes Jiu-Jitsu competitors make and how to avoid them. These...

New Ebook: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Abroad. Training in Brazil, U.S. or the U.A.E

    Sam ‘Big Chocolate’ McCoy is an MMA and BJJ fighter from American Top Team in Florida. He moved to the United Arab Emirates to further his career. He is teaching BJJ there as part...

Red Belt Deoclecio Paulo: ‘Fadda & Gracie Lines Share the Same Principles’

      Here is an interesting diagram which traces the roots ofJudo/Jiu-Jitsu or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu/ BJJ in Brazil. It not a very known fact that there were other sources of Jiu-Jitsu in...

Relson Gracie Black Belt answers Carlos Gracie Jr: “You Learn Moves That You Will Never Use in a Self Defense Situation”

    Recently,  Carlos Gracie Jr. claimed the following regarding the self defense vs Sport Jiu-Jitsu debate: “In self defense, you learn how to mount a layman, he does not know how to...

Dealing with Injury in BJJ

    Written by Shaughn Vos, BJJ instructor at Zebra MMA and Fitness in South Africa. Shaughn also writes in Crucifix Grappling. Being injured SUCKS! It is probably the most annoying...

Mackenzie Dern after Double European Silver: ‘My Time is Coming, This is Only the Beginning’

    Mackenzie Dern ended her European championships campaign with 2 silver medals last weekend in Lisbon, Portugal. The Brazilian-American daughter of Megaton Dias lost to Gabi Garcia in...

Combat Wrestling: The Ultimate Grappling Tournament Format?

   Written by Ivan Miroslavov Dimitrov During the 90s in Japan, a gentleman with cauliflower ears and a thick neck, called Kiguchi Noriaki was wondering about a rule set, convenient enough for...

Dave Camarillo Names his Top 3 Toughest Training Partners. Doesn’t Include Rickson Gracie

Dave Camarillo is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Ralph Gracie though he moved away from Ralph’s academy to form his own style which he branded as “Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu”. Dave...

UK BJJ Association (UKBJJA) Sponsors UK Team To Compete at IBJJF Europeans

  Yesterday the UKBJJA squad who have been selected and sponsored by the association to attend the IBJJF European Championships in Lisbon,Portugal assembled for at Gracie Barra Birmingham for a...

Rigan Machado on Ashton Kutcher’s Real Level in BJJ. Compares His Body Type to Roger Gracie’s

  When news broke out that actor Ashton Kutcher had been promoted to purple belt by Rigan Machado, the BJJ community had mixed reactions. Some were happy about the news, many were not and some...

Bas Rutten on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Self Defense

    Bas Rutten is a Dutch retired MMA legend, Karate and Taekwondo blackbelt, and Muay Thai kickboxer. He was a UFC Heavyweight Champion, a three-time King of Pancrase world champion, and...

Polaris Professional Jiu Jitsu Invitational Predictions and Schedule

    Polaris Professional Jiu Jitsu Invitational is a major Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu invitational happening in Cardiff, Wales this Saturday.  The matches are 15 minutes in length and you can win...

The Birth of a Legend: Lucio Lagarto’s Tough Beginnings in The UK

    Written by Tom Bell. Check out his Facebook Page Tom Bell BJJ and MMA writer. Lucio ‘Lagarto’ Rodrigues is often regarded as the Lance Armstrong of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu,...

Watch the Best of Joe Rogan’s Jiu-Jitsu

    Joe Rogan is BJJ black belt under Jean Jacques Machado and is also a 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Eddie Bravo. During high school, Rogan was a practitioner of Taekwondo and...

Watch BJJ Comics Artist Maristé’s Teddy Bear Grappling Partner

    BJJ Comics artist Maristé made a cool video with her teddy bear:   I wanted my first post of 2015 to be a video. I just started a new job in a movie production company and when I...

Watch 68 year old Red Belt Hilton Leao Rolling with Black Belts in UAE

  Palms sports in collaboration with the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation hosted it’s first seminar of the year 2015 to over 150 Black Belts. The Seminar showcased Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Red Belt Grand...

TV Anthony Bourdain on his Passion for Jiu-Jitsu: ‘I’m in the Best Shape in my Life’

    58 year old Anthony Bourdain is an American chef, author, and television personality. He is known for his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and in...

BJJ Mental Coach: “Have you ever blamed a referee for your loss?”

    From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas: “Have you ever blamed a referee for your loss? Hello everyone, losing a Jiu-Jitsu match because of a referee’s mistake or maybe a bad...

Video: Genki Sudo’s Epic 8 Man BJJ Tournament in a Japanese Temple

  MMA legend Genki Sudo organised last August 24, 2014, an Ikkiuchi 8-man grappling tournament held in the Zenryuji Temple in Adachi, Japan. Ikkiuchi was in homage to the old traditional...

What To Do Against A Disengaging Opponent Like Brendan Schaub? Attack Like Marcelo Garcia…

    By Guillaume Huni When looking at the Roberto Cyborg vs Brendan Schaub fight at Metamoris 2, you can think two things: 1. Schaub was running away and disengaging. 2. Roberto Cyborg...

BJJ Mental Coach: ‘Who Do You Hang Out With?’

    From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas: “Who do you hang out with?” In this video blog you will hear about the power of association, how people you are surrounded by can influence...