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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Videos

Joe Rogan’s Opinion on Ashton Kutcher’s Controversial Purple Belt in Jiu-Jitsu

    Recently promoted BJJ purple belt Ashton Kutcher has recently been in a lot of BJJ media. A student of coral belt Rigan Machado, Kutcher has been talking about his passion for BJJ in...

Judo Black Belt Screams in Pain & Taps to Knee on Belly vs BJJ Blue Belt at Ne Waza Competition

    Ther IJF (international Judo Federation), looking to ride on the popularity of BJJ, has developed a circuit of Judo Ne Waza (ground work) tournaments which basically follow very similar...

Highlights of the Top 15 BJJ & Grappling Matches of 2014

    ‘Hello Japan’ made a highlight video of the top 15 BJJ & grappling matches of 2014. Here are the matches featured. Watch the video on the bottom. 1. Metamoris 4  Kenan...

Ashton Kutcher on BJJ: ‘If I Lose, I Double Down on How I Train & I won’t Lose The Same Way Twice’

    Recently promoted BJJ purple belt Ashton Kutcher has recently been in a lot of BJJ media. A student of coral belt Rigan Machado, Kutcher has been talking about his passion for BJJ in...

Miyao Bros Teammates: ‘They Live in The Gym & Train from 10 AM to 10PM 24/7’

    Photos by BJJ PIX Twin brothers Joao and Paulo Miyao are passionate about Jiu-Jitsu. Their life is restricted to the mats, and all they do is eat, sleep and obsessively train. They won...

Is the Controversial Online Gracie University Ruining Jiu-Jitsu?

    After Murilo Bustamante and Royce Gracie, another prominent Jiu-Jitsu figure has spoken out openly against online learning and grading in Jiu-Jitsu, more specifically Gracie University....

Jiu-Jitsu & Vale Tudo Legend Fernando Pinduka: ‘MMA Rules Nowadays Do Not Favor Jiu-Jitsu’

    Fernando Pinduka is a true legend of the gentle art. Black belt under Carlson Gracie, he was one of the biggest names in Jiu-Jitsu during the 1980s, known for the epic battle with Marco...

BJJ Mental Coach: What To Look For When You Google Opponents Before Your Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments

    From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas: Do you Google your opponents before a Jiu-Jitsu competition? Well, I do 🙂 In this video blog, you will hear about three strategies that you can...

Gustavo Dantas on Mental Preparation in Jiu-Jitsu

    “Mental Preparation is highly underestimated in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Community” According to The BJJ Mental Coach, Gustavo Dantas, often times athletes put so much effort on the...

Pawel’s Story: From The Hospital to the IBJJF Rome Open Podium

    Written by BJJ black belt PaweĹ‚ KaczyĹ„ski, head coach of Chaos Gold Team in Poland. Make sure to check out his great website pawelkaczynski.com.   At Gold Team summer camp 2103...

Anderson Silva on Racism, Homosexuality in MMA & Ballet

    Considered by many the best MMA fighter of all time, Anderson Silva has his fair share of hardships growing up in Brazil. In an interview with Brazil’s Trip magazine, Anderson...

3-star US Army General Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

    Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, the commanding general of Installation Management Command is the general officer who shepherded the creation of the Army combatives program. He has earned his...

Rafael Mendes On Team Mates Close outs: ‘We Need To Be More Professional & Fight Finals’

    Closing a division is one of the controversial topics of Jiu-Jitsu at the moment especially after the Pan Ams where 5 out 9 black belt divisions ended in a close out between team...

Max Carvalho’s Favorite Pre-Competition Meal

    Max Carvalho is a 1st degree black-belt under the famous ZĂ© Radiola. He is an active competitor and respected instructor who runs Gracie Barra Hungary. He also has a network of...

Judo Federation Counters Migration to MMA by Creating MJA: ‘Mixed JuJitsu Arts’

    Last week, The IJF – International Judo Federation came under fire from all grappling practitioners with the recent scandal of not allowing international Judo competitors to compete...

How Long Will It Take For Professional BJJ Athletes To Make A Good Living?

    Written by: Guillaume Huni Saturday the 8th of December 2012 should be remembered in years to come as the first step made towards professional BJJ. The fact that the International...

Beasts Of The East: The 10 Current Best Eastern-European MMA Fighters

      Back in October 2013, top sporting website bleacherreport.com made a list of the top Eastern European (not including Russia) MMA fighters today. The countries that they...

Renzo Gracie on Feud: ‘Eddie Bravo is a Friend. Him & Royce both Fight Under The Jiu-Jitsu Flag.”

    Renzo Gracie discussed with Submission Radio the feud between Eddie Bravo and Royce and put things into perspective:   “Fighting’s what we do,” explained Renzo....

Tournament Report: SJJIF Worlds, Largest Kids BJJ Event in the World

    On November 9th, 2014 the SJJIF (Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation) hosted the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids event, The SJJIF Words!  Over 1,000 kids came together to...

Kimura Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Belgrade, Serbia / Kimura Academy Brazilski Jiu-Jitsu Beograd, Srbija

  Kimura Jiu-Jitsu Academy is based in Belgrade, Serbia. It is lead by Guillaume ‘Gile’ Huni, BJJ black belt and owner of the website BJJ Eastern...

PPV War: Metamoris 5 vs Copa Podio GP, Same Day, Same Time

    We are in a difficult situation as two of Jiu-Jitsu’s biggest superfight events, Copa Podio and Metamoris, will on the same date (November 22) and at the same time! To be fair,...

Rodrigo Ribeiro Ximbica: One of Few Individuals Promoted to BJJ Black Belt at 15 years old

    fightinglifestyleuae.com caught up with a true veteran of the art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Rodrigo Ribeiro Ximbica talks about how he was introduced into the sport of Jiujitsu &...

The development of Luta Livre and Vale Tudo in Brazil. Part VIII

The development of Luta Livre and Vale Tudo in Brazil. Part VIII Euclydes Hatem’s Centenary Part VII (Brief Summary) Copyright (2014) by Sportscientist  Maciel Welko & Elton Silva....

Compression Wear Provides Competitive Advantage & Helps Speed Recovery

      To be the best, athletes are always searching for a competitive edge on and off the playing field. A new study by William Kraemer, professor of kinesiology in the Neag School of...