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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Robert Drysdale On Who Impresses Him In Jiu-Jitsu Nowadays

      The guys from Just the gi top interviewed Robert Drysdale and asked him which of the current generation of BJJ players is he most impressed with. His answer was surprising to say...

UFC Vet & BJJ Black Belt Matt Arroyo Discusses The Importance of Strategy In Your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training!

      You can be the meanest, strongest guy on the mat come competition time, but does it really matter if your training is out of whack? Not just training your moves and techniques,...

3 Reasons Why You Should Teach Your 4-6 year Olds Separately From 7-12 year Olds

    By Korbett Miller Hello my name is Korbett Miller I am a Black Belt under Saulo and Xande Ribeiro. I have competed for the last 7 years in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu winning a gold at the 2009...

Roll Well Into Your 90’s: How To Spar For A Long Term BJJ Career

        When it comes to determining the lifespan of your jiu-jitsu career, there are few things more significant than your sparring philosophy. You need to look at Jiu-Jitsu as a...

BJJEE Profile: Joel Tudor, Crossing Over From World Class Surfing To World Class Jiu-Jitsu

      Joel Tudor is a former 2x world surfing champion (Longboard) who has conquered several important medals in major BJJ and submission wrestling tournaments. Tudor is also a...

Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle: Andrew Wooden From Obesity To World Class BJJ Competitor

      Jiu-Jitsu is one of the best remedies to lose weight and regain self-esteem. Andrew Wooten, brown belt from GB, is a prime exmaple. Check out the following story, translated...

(Video) Leandro Lo Faces The Man Who Submitted Anderson Silva

    Leandro Lo was at the All Japan Nogi Jiu-Jitsu Championship last year in Japan to face Ryo Chonan, one of the few to have deafeated Anderson Silva in MMA (by a flying scissor reverse...

Renzo Gracie: ‘With Abu Dhabi’s Backing, Jiu-Jitsu In The Olympics is a Certain Goal’

Renzo Gracie was recently in Abu Dhabi to give some seminars to some of the 400 instructors teaching school children Jiu-Jitsu. He talked the national.ae about how he believes that the UAE’s...

Watch & Learn Roger Gracie’s Closed Guard Sweep to Mount vs Comprido

  Last Friday, Roger Gracie’s had his first Gi BJJ match since his one time superfight with Buchecha at Metamoris in 2012. He hasn’t been active in the Gi since 2010 when he last won double...

UAEJJF Launches 4 Worldwide Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Events with Huge Money Prizes

  The professionalization of Jiu-Jitsu has arrived! For the 2015/2016 season, the UAEJJF will be implementing 4 grand slam tournaments outside the UAE, paying out large cash prizes for each open...

Frank Mir on Why He Prefers using ‘Small Man Jiu-Jitsu’

    BJJ black belt and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir is known as one of the best Jiu-Jitsu fighters in the UFC. Mir is a huge guy, close to 260 lbs but he uses ‘small man...

BJJ Legend Fabio Gurgel Voices His opinion on One of BJJEE.com’s Articles

    Brazil’s  TATAME magazine published last Monday, a translation into Portuguese of BJJEE.com’s article 5 Things Nobody Tells You When You Start Training BJJ. The article was...

Croatian-American BJJ Champ Emma Kamaric on Beating her Eating Disorder with the Help of Jiu-Jitsu

  Emma Kamaraic is a Croatian-American BJJ champion that recently started a project called Fight Together. Emma suffered for many years with an eating disorder before starting BJJ and...

Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns Lists His Top 5 BJJ Fighters in UFC- Some Very Surprising Choices

      The MMA debut of BJJ world champion Gilbert Durinho Burns was in January 2012. The BJJ star is responsible for sharpening the ground game of Vitor Belfort. He is a big fan of the...

Fabio Gurgel On Ex-Alliance Members: ‘They Didn’t Build Anything Admirable’

    Fightinglifestyleuae.com caught up with the Co-founder of Team Alliance and a man who has played a vital role in shaping today’s Jiu-jitsu environment. Fabio Gurgel was in Dubai under...

What we learned from Rickson Gracie’s appearance in Joe Rogan’s podcast

For people like me, who enjoy the Joe Rogan Experience podcast and love Brazilian Jiujitsu it has always been a treat whenever Joe invites people who have extensive martial arts background and we can...

Xande Ribeiro On MMA Fighters Getting Promoted Straight To BJJ Black Belt: ‘It’s A Joke. Respect Jiu-Jitsu’

    Six times World Champion Xande Ribeiro is firmly against BJJ instructors promoting MMA fighters without prior experience in Jiu-Jitsu, straight to black belt. This is getting more and...

History Of Luta Livre & Reasons For Lack Of “Mainstream” Popularity

      Luta Livre seems to be the forgotten son of the grappling arts. Its “big brother” rival Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has had the tremendous success that we all know, and has...

Renzo Gracie & Dan Lukehart Denounce Gracie Academy’s Brainwashing of Students

    Dan “TrumpetDan” Lukehart is the owner and head instructor at Brea Jiu-Jitsu. Dan has been training Jiu-Jitsu since January of 2006 and is a black belt under Beneil Dariush. Dan...

Watch: The Ultimate Guard Retention Tutorial with Firas Zahabi

  GSP’s coach Firas Zahabi  is a BJJ black belt and owns Tris Star Gym in Montreal, Canada. He made a special video showing great concepts on how to protect your guard from being passed....

40 yr Old Gustavo Dantas on Why He Still Competes in the Adult Division

    The BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas, is a fourth degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Andre Pederneiras. With nearly 20 years of coaching experience and being a World Class...

Ishtar Azzawi: ‘Start Supporting Arab Women that Train Jiu-Jitsu’

    Jiu-Jitsu is helping to break barriers and taboos all across the globe. Ishtar Azzawi (Feel free to like her Facebook page and her page Arab Girls in Gis) is a professional BJJ athlete...

Robert Drysdale: “Not Training Jiu-Jitsu is Not An Option”

    Jiu Jitsu and MMA fighter Robert Drysdale opens the doors of his gym in Las Vegas and tells us about his journey in Jiu Jitsu, his motivations and how he sees the art. One of the things...

After Losing Leg in Motorcycle Accident, BJJ Champion Makes Winning Comeback

    FightinglifestyleUAE up with CBPJJ ambassador and fighter Elcirley Silva during his visit to the UAE. Elcirley Silva talks about his incredible Jiu-jitsu journey which started with a...