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Category Archive: Articles

World Champion Training Session: Mendes Bros, Buchecha & Kelly Slater

    Can you imagine the exclusive training session that happened at the Art of Jiu-Jitsu Academy in California: Rafael and Guilherme Mendes opened the door to Marcus Buchecha and surf world...

Submission Series Pro: Canada’s Answer to Metamoris

  Nova Scotia, Canada may seem like an unlikely place to make headlines in the grappling world, but a new event called Submissions Series Pro is making waves and turning heads. In January, the...

IBJJF Rules Update: No More Advantages in 50/50 Guard, Video Replay, Women to Wear Rashguard

    On March 30th, 2015, IBJJF will begin to enforce our new Rule Book (v4.0)   Major changes:   RULES UPDATE GUIDE – 2015 COMPETITION RULES UPDATES Page 5 New point: 1.2.2...

Watch & Learn 49 Kimura & Americana Set Ups in Just 6 minutes

    Kimura (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), chicken wing/double wrist lock (catch wrestling), or reverse keylock are terms used to specify a medial keylock known in judo as gyaku ude-garami (reverse...

Ronda Rousey Reveals her Special Diet

    Allison Glock spoke to Ronda Rousey for ESPN about her diet:   “I try to keep healthy-ish, but I’m so on point when I’m in camp that having a vegetable wrap...

Female Fighter Foundation: Developing BJJ for Women

    The Female Fighter Foundation (Facebook page) was started by Laura Hondorp en Marjolein Groenen, who are both dedicated martial artists. Goal of the foundation is to make martial arts...

Demian Maia: ‘Jiu-Jitsu Submission Mentality is Reason Why I Don’t Hurt Opponents with Strikes’

    BJJ and ADCC world champion Maia dominated previously undefeated Ryan LaFlare on the ground and with improved wrestling en route to a unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) victory...

Rigan Machado Designs Jiu-Jitsu System without Sparring for Celebrities

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is getting more and more popular among the Hollywood A list celebrities. Famous people that train or have trained in BJJ include Ashton Kutcher, Prince Jackson (son...

Flashback Friday: Urijah Faber on How He Almost Lost his Life in a Massive Brawl in Bali, Indonesia

    In mid-2006, UFC fighter Urijah Faber found himself fighting for his life on holiday in Bali when a bar altercation turned into a mass brawl. “It was intense, A crazy...

Rokas Naruševičius on the Growth of BJJ in Lithuania & the Baltic Countries

    Have you ever wondered what the BJJ scene is like in the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia) ? BJJ Eastern Europe met Lithuanian BJJ association president Rokas...

BJJ Mental Coach on Common Mental Mistakes: Dwelling on Mistakes

      From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas: The number four most common mental mistakes Jiu-Jitsu competitors make is “Dwelling on mistakes”. This dwelling can happen during...

Top 5 Jiu-Jitsu Injuries (& How To Roll With Them!)

      Injuries are the best or worst thing that can happen to your jiu-jitsu; it all depends on how you roll with them! In this much needed video, Rener Gracie and Alex Ueda detail the...

Pedro Valente: ‘Practicing with Resistance is What Makes Jiu-Jitsu Effective in a Street Fight’

    Valente Brothers Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, also known as Gracie Miami, is a school of self-defense located in North Miami Beach Florida. The school has over seven hundred students and currently...

(Video) Grueling 1,5 Hour Long BJJ Blue Belt Test in Norway

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu has had an informal approach to belt promotions, in which one or more instructors subjectively agree that a given student is ready for the next rank. In recent years...

TBT: Matt Serra to Coach Marc Laimon: ‘You’re an Expert Swimmer That Never Got Into a Pool’

      Marc Laimon is a grappling and MMA coach who is a black belt in Brazillian jiu jitsu. He started training at the Gracie academy but left after a few years to continue his BJJ...

Culture Shock: A British Grappler’s Impressions of Training BJJ in Japan

    Following the article on the Japanese grappler talking about training BJJ in the US, Reddit member Yami-Uchi, who is British, made a similar post sharing his experience from training...

Romulo Barral: ‘Jiu-Jitsu is Like Computers. There is Always Something Newer & Better Coming Out’

    Romulo Barral is a four time black belt world champion and ADCC champion. In this video interview with Jason Starbuck, he talks about the evolution of Jiu-Jitsu, the struggles...

Culture Shock: Japanese Shares Impressions of Training BJJ in USA

    Reddit member BJJ827 is Japanese and he shared his experience from training BJJ in the USA for 2 weeks. Interesting stuff:     “I’ve been to North America to see...

BJJ Paradise Camp: Paros, Greece with 5 BJJ Black Belts

    Experience the BJJ lifestyle on the vacation of a lifetime. 5th degree BJJ Legend Marcelo Alonso and NUBJJ Páros is excited to offer you a world class training camp on a beautiful...

Adem Redzovic Talks Sport BJJ vs Self Defense, BJJ in Balkans & More

    Adem Redzovic is a second degree BJJ black belt and the co-owner of Team Redzovic in Chicago, one of the biggest BJJ Academies in the USA. During his recent trip to Belgrade, Serbia, he...

Renzo Gracie: ‘Sakuraba Breaking My Arm Was The Worst Pain I’ve Ever Felt in my Life’

    Considered by some to be the most complete mixed martial artist the legendary Gracie family ever produced, Renzo Gracie defeated five UFC champions during a career which straddled the...

Funny: The Best of UFC Romoshop Action Figures from Masato Toys

    www.mixedmartialarts.com forum member Masato Toys best joke UFC action figures. Check out the accessories!       See entire thread

Carlos Gracie: ‘Jiu-Jitsu Transforms Cowards into Men, Chickens into Stallions’

    Great quote from Carlos Gracie as told by his son Robson Gracie (father of Renzo, Ralph, Ryan and Charles):   ‘Jiu-Jitsu Transforms Cowards into Men, Chickens into...

Flavio Canto: “Ronda’s Style is Spectacular Because Judokas are Always Active on the Ground”

    Flávio Canto is a Brazilian judo champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, who won the bronze medal in the -81 kg division at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. He...