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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

In Germany You Can Pay €999 To become a BJJ Blue Belt in a Six Weekend Long Course

For a beginner, the BJJ blue belt is a big deal in the martial art/sport as it’s the first coloured belt in the long journey that makes up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For long term practitioners, the blue...

Switching Sides on A Choke To Add Extra Leverage- Kurt Osiander

The awesome Kurt Osiander first shows a basic cross collar choke from side control. He then shows what to do when the opponent defends it. Kurt applies a powerful choke when he changes sides to add...

Gordon Ryan and Jon Calestine Clash Over Wolverine leaving Renzo’s On Social media

Eddie Wolverine’s transition to Unity is having very detrimental effect to the rest of the Renzo Gracie team. Every day seems to unearth some inner conflict and disregard. The latest is the...

Rickson Gracie Teaches How To Keep your Posture

  Posture is one of the core principles of jiu-jitsu. Proper posture will keep you safe from submissions and sweeps.   From Henry Akins, a Rickson Gracie black belt: In order to open the...

10 times IBJJF champion predicts submission win at Brave 16

Bruno Malfacine has turned his attention towards professional mixed martial arts after his landmark 10th world title win at IBJJF world championships. Malfacine will have his third professional fight...

Roger Gracie Shares Guillotine Defense Details

Through the years there were plenty of debates on the guillotine. There’s a variety of grips, variations and body type modifications you can apply in order to get the most from the experience....

Matsurfing: You Can Be a Creonte and Proud

I’ve left ExileMMA three times. Once at the end of uni, once when I left to do an internship, and most recently upon moving to London. I’ll be back to visit, of course, but I do think...

This Bodylock Pass Straight To Mount is The Perfect Solution Against Leglockers

If you’ve been following the pro BJJ scene, you may have noticed the Miyao brothers having incredible success with a certain type of pass: The bodylock pass which is also known as the double...

Conor McGregor brings Out Alliance Black Belt To Help Prep For Khabib

We’re 3 weeks away from the One of the most anticipated UFC fights – Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov. As it turns out Dillon Danis wasn’t enough for Conor so he brought down...

Ryan Hall And BJ Penn Match Up – Date Set

Ryan Hall And BJ Penn is a go. The jiu jitsu aces will square off in the UFC Octagon at UFC 232. UFC 232 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that...

Instructor Accidentally Chokes Out Female Student & They Both Laugh About it

Fight to Win Pro founder and BJJ black belt Seth Daniels has been traveling the country tirelessly for the past few years putting on one of the most exciting shows in grappling. Often times, taking...

Halle Berry Learning BJJ To Direct and Star in MMA-themed film ‘Bruised’

Halle Berry has been spotted learning bjj earlier this summer:     View this post on Instagram   @halleberry just had her first day of bjj! Were you better or worse on day one? Swipe...

You Need To Include the Hip Heist in Your Half Guard Game

ADCC and UFC veteran Tom DeBlass has a way of cutting through the crap and telling it like it is. His no-nonsense approach to BJJ and life make him a hugely popular presence on social media. With his...

Garry Tonon Going Down A Weight Class – Expects to Fight Next at 155 lbs

Garry Tonon is currently 2-0 in MMA. For his debut and subsequent match up Garry Tonon elected the welterweight division – he fought at 170. If we look at his grappling career he also...

Should I Use My Strength and Size in BJJ?

Being physically bigger, and stronger than your opponent is always an advantage in BJJ. However, it’s very important to realize that those factors don’t necessarily guarantee a victory. A...

Werdum Receives 2 Year Suspension From USADA

Werdum has been a vocal critic of USADA. Back before his April doping test failure Brazilian was quoted saying: Fabricio Werdum USADA Testing Is Too Much “I think that this testing is too much, too...

Mistakes To Avoid When Doing BJJ Techniques From the Internet

Photo: McHugh Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Nowadays, the Internet is meant to connect us through a common platform as a source of unfiltered and untainted information across continents. Spreading visual...

The Most Effective Ways To Memorize Grappling Techniques

Many times, students will scarcely remember a technique they practiced in class by the end of the week. Sometimes the move is entirely forgotten by the end of the class! With so many techniques being...

Is Zabit Magomedsharipov The Most Well Rounded Martial Artist in the UFC?

What happens when you mix Wushu, Sanda, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? You get a an exciting fighter Zabit Magomedsharipov. Zabit grew up in Dagestan and started his combat sports journey with...

Renzo Gracie Teaches the Broomstick Takedown That He Showed in The Airport Earlier This Year

Renzo Gracie returned to action last month against Yuki Kondo in OneFC and in it he worked a takedown technique that he had demonstrated to Brandon Vera months beforehand. Here he was waiting for his...

Here is How To Pull Guard Without Getting Passed Immediately

Pulling guard is such a common place in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that you see it in almost every competition video known to man.  We’ve seen with the high level grapplers like Rousimar Palhares all the...

Does Your Wrestling Suck? Try This Guard Pull To Double Leg

When you train BJJ where most of the focus is on the ground, you won’t always have time to train Judo or Wrestling as much as you’d like. It’s about making a choice: do you want to...

Another Black Belt Accused Of Rape – Eduardo De Aguiar Silva Charged For Kidnapping & Forcible rape

Eduardo De Aguiar Silva, 31, was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count each of first-degree forcible rape and misdemeanor assault on a female. Silva was an active...

Garry Tonon Open To Return To Grappling

Garry Tonon broke out during the ADCC in 2013 officially. His performances were attractive to watch and he arguably left it all on the mat. Still the now MMA bound Tonon is leaving a door open for a...