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Category Archive: Articles

Roger Gracie Announces Formation of New Jiu Jitsu Federation

Roger Gracie has been calling England his home for a number of years. His academy in London is one of the Europe’s staple bjj academies. He’s just announced the formation of the United...

Fake News BJJ : Showcasing Techniques That Shouldn’t Work But Somehow They Do

In jiu jitsu we often see moves be mainstreamed and all of a sudden they’re everywhere at the same time we often see a move from judo or sambo re-appearing in bjj and being given a different...

Huge Landmark For Brazil Judo – National Squad Gets First Ever Female Headcoach

Brazil’s new judo headcoach is Yuko Fujii. She’s broken every barrier. 35 Year old black belt made history and not just in Brazil. Fujii is one of the very few women in the world allowed...

AJ Agazarm Responds: Geo Is a B*tch For Life

Yesterday we announced Geo Martinez and Aj Agazarm grappling match up was on for Kasai 3. The whole match came after AJ Agazarm called out Joe Rogan and subsequently Eddie Bravo. Which Geo Martinez...

Tom DeBlass Has a Message to the Students Who Have Left BJJ

The dropout rates in bjj have long been considered very high. Commonly most academies at any given time have about 50% of class populated by white belts – beginners who opted in for the course...

Pulling Guard: The Best Defense Against Knife Attack?

Pulling guard in the BJJ world is often ridiculed by Judoka and Wrestlers who see it as a cowardly way to face someone. Nowadays with the rules of sport BJJ, you can win matches with very little...

Vinny Magalhaes Responds To UFC Fighter Who is Dismayed He Cornered Against Her After Training Together

Emily Whitmore scored her first UFC victory Saturday. She managed to defeat Jamie Moyle via decision. Still it was a bittersweet experience for Whitmore as Moyle was cornered by fellow Xtreme Couture...

Gracie Barra On To Cleaning Up Ralph Gracie Academy: Mission Is To Provide High Quality Classes With a policy of No Drinks Nor Drugs, No Cursing

Earlier this week we reported that Kurt Osiander has parted ways with his longtime gym – Ralph Gracie Jiu Jitsu In San Francisco. While Osiander’s wife explicitly said Osiander was fired...

AJ Agazarm Geo Martinez Is On – Geo Will Get A Chance To Defend Bravo’s Honor

A while back we reported on Aj Agazarm calling out Joe Rogan of all people.   Thoughts @joerogan @TheFloridaBoy pic.twitter.com/ZAXlqVooaI — FloGrappling (@FloGrappling) April 15, 2018...

Renzo & Eddie Bravo’s Great Details for the Arm Triangle Choke

Kata-Gatame/ Head and arm choke/ Arm Traingle choke is used as a hold down in Judo, and it is mostly used as a choke in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts. There are many schools of thought...

Kurt Osiander Presents His New Academy After Leaving Team Ralph Gracie

Some stunning changes come from the way of the bjj Mecca – San Francisco. So what just happened there? Osiander has been very popular for a number of years. Recently Osiander went on the...

Should Getting Your Blue Belt Take Longer?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has a belt system that is longer and harder to get...

Body Weight or Free Weights Training For Grapplers?

Body conditioning is important for keeping up endurance levels, promoting a healthy cardiovascular system and toning up. But most importantly, it enhances performance on the mats. Hitting the gym...

Kurt Osiander’s Side Control Demoraliser

Despite being an inferior position to full mount, side control can be a troublesome position to be stuck in. It becomes all the more difficult when you are positioned underneath a heavier and...

Pulling Guard: The Best Self Defense Against Purse Snatch?

Pulling guard in the BJJ world is often ridiculed by Judoka and Wrestlers who see it as a cowardly way to face someone. Nowadays with the rules of sport BJJ, you can win matches with very little...

Dillon Danis Believes He Would Own Brian Ortega in Grappling Match

Dillon Danis just had his mma debut. THe grappling ace has been heating up the mats working with Conor McGregor who is likely prepping for a Khabib fight. solid training session today in the hamptons...

MMA Fighter Takes Down, Chokes mugger Who Stole From 83-year-old

Recently a muggar has been jailed for 27 months by an English court after he admitted to robbing an 83 year old woman in daylight. The perpatrator in question is Mark Groves, 45, and he was...

Braga Neto Has a New Career As a Professional Poker Player

Antonio Braga Neto was forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC welterweight debut back in July 2015 due to injury. He had turned his sights on a different sport to made money and entered the world of...

Using “Old School” BJJ To Demolish “New School” BJJ

Often times when training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu we will here some people refer to their Jiu Jitsu as “Old School.” Some people will say “I have an old school game.” What does...

Ryron Gracie On BJJ Instructors Using Profanity & Showing The Middle Finger On The Mats

How important is it for a BJJ instructor to set an example for his students on the mat? Should an instructor be careful about using profanity when teaching class? Ryron Gracie recently made an...

The Easy Way To Set Up Gogoplata From Rubber Guard by 10p Black Belt Brandon Mccaghren

There are a couple of powerful pathways to the gogoplata submission, but the most versatile and practical entry is from rubber guard. The rubber guard is essentially a high guard that was created by...

Matt Serra And Ronda Rousey Inducted in UFC Hall Of Fame

Last night marked a momentous occasion. Matt Serra And Ronda Rousey were inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame. For Serra the induction comes just over a night after he was forced to demonstrate...

Satoshi Ishii Looking To Become a Croatian, Wants To Coach Cro Judo

Balcan is known for a good level of judo. But looks like thing will hit another level as Satoshi Ishii is looking to get a croatian citizenship in order to teach judo and to help the croatian judo...

Ralph Gracie Fires Kurt Osiander After 25 Years

Some stunning changes come from the way of the bjj Mecca – San Francisco. So what just happened there? Osiander has been very popular for a number of years. Recently Osiander went on the...