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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Leg Lock Torpedos: Heel Hooks From Bottom Mount

    Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, MMA Sports...

Interview w/ Norbert Novak, Braulio Estima’s Right Hand Man: From Cleaning The Mats To Head Instructor @Gracie Barra Birmingham

    Poland’s Norbert Novak is an example of humility and hard work. Black belt under Braulio Estima, head instructor at Gracie Barra Birmingham, Norbert talked to BJJ Eastern Europe...

Raffle: Win A Life Changing BJJ Sponsorship Package!

    Would you like to have your training gear costs completely covered this year? How about your entry fees?! Would you like to be sponsored by a loyal company that has been in your shoes...

Ricardo Liborio On How Jiu-Jitsu Helped Him Deal With His Daughter’s Blindness

      BJJ legend Ricardo Liborio, co-founder of American Top Team talks about how Jiu-Jitsu helped him deal with his daughter Bella’s health problems. Bella has also started...

Xande Ribeiro: “Online Belt Promotions Weaken Jiu-Jitsu”

    Online learning and belt testing in Jiu-Jitsu has drawn the attention of many famous BJJ practitioners . There are people who agree with the practice, but many are overwhelmingly...

Bullshido: Meet Gilberto Pauciullo, 10th Degree Black Belt Master In ‘Mexed Martial Arts’

    The MMA world has a new Master! Meet Shang-Men-Rem Prof.Gilberto Pauciullo from Italy. He has an incredible 22 10th degree black belts which include five in Jiu-Jitsu alone, and one in...

Joao Miyao: One Of The Best Young Grapplers

    The Miyao Brothers have accomplished so much in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that it’s almost impossible to overlook their impact and actual ability on the mat. The twins have...

BJJEE Profile: Tracy Chaplin, The Grandson Of Charlie Chaplin, BJJ Black Belt & European Champion

    Charlie Chaplin was one of the greatest geniuses of the twentieth century. He had 24 grandchildren. One of his grandchildren is a distinguished BJJ black belt who lives and teaches in...

2014 World Championships Preview & Predictions

The 2014 IBJJF World championships take place at the Long Beach pyramid in California. The Worlds is the biggest and most prestigious tournament of the year. You can follow it by live streaming on...

How to Adapt Judo for Jiu-Jitsu with Claudio Calasans

    Many jiu-jitsu practitioners would like to integrate judo into their training so as to develop a better stand-up game. As Claudio Calasans says, all fights start on the feet and even if...

How To Plan Your BJJ & Strength Training For An Upcoming Competition

    By Peter Lakatos -Strength coach for Carlson Gracie Hungary & StrongFirst Master instructor You are doing bjj, planning to compete and you just figured out, that maybe planning...

Young Jiu-Jitsu Fighter Who Was Gravely Injured In Competition Recovers Use Of Arms: ‘My Dream Is To Come Back To Jiu-Jitsu’

  Gabriel Diniz was a 15 year old fighting in the adult division, and subsequently lost the use of his arms and legs. This happened at II Etapa do Campeonato Estadual de Jiu Jitsu Capixaba in...

Rollin’ In Dakar: The Rise of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in West Africa (full film)

BJJ seminars, MMA exhibitions, traditional Laamb wrestling, and a beach tournament in West Africa. “Rollin’ in Dakar” is the prequel to a film which will go into production early...

Xande Ribeiro: ‘Roger Gracie & Me Have A Similar Fighting Style’

    Choosing the greatest fighters in the history of Jiu-Jitsu is no easy task. In an interview with tatame, the five times World Champion Xande Ribeiro had a hard time to choose just 5...

Chute Boxe & Brazilian Top Team Founders: ‘It’s Hard To See One Team Dominating The Sport Like We Did’

    Chute box vs BTT was the big rivalry of MMA during Pride days and even before with Vale Tudo fights in Brazil. Chute Box was under the leadership of Rudimar Fedrigo. Top fighters...

World Champion Lucas Lepri Names The Top 5 BJJ Players That Inspired His Game

    Alliance black belt, Lucas Lepri is a multiple world champion at lightweight. He will be conducting a BJJ camp in Serbia this summer. In an interview with tatame, the 3x Pan American...

Marcio Andre: From Orphan Born In Rough Neighborhood To BJJ World Champion

    At just 19 years old, Márcio André is considered one of the rising stars of the Jiu-Jitsu world. However, nothing came easy for the kid from the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. He is a...

Words Of Wisdom from Steve Maxwell about: S&C for BJJ, Nutrition, and Overtraining.

    Steve Maxwell, world famous BJJ black belt and strength and conditioning coach of Saulo and Xande Ribeiro sat down with MMA fighter from Serbia, Mark Lajhner and discussed many issues...

Being An Offensive Grappler From A Defensive Position With Renato Migliaccio

    Always looking for the finish in BJJ can be easier said than done.  At times, it’s downright impossible to be able to do!  However, recently I came across a video from 2008 of...

Analysis: Keenan Cornelius & Paulo Miyao Battle For Brown Belt Supremacy At The 2013 World Championships

    There are few men as unique and different in their approach to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as the young brown belt, Keenan Cornelius.  The master of everything inverted, Cornelius always...

Anaconda Choke off of the Arm Drag With Alan Belcher

      Alan Belcher is a top UFC competitor and is recognized as one of the best submission grapplers in America. His new “Immunity Course” is built to teach ANYONE how to...

Alan Belcher Breakdown: Takedown Defense to Back Take

    Alan Belcher is a top UFC competitor and is recognized as one of the best submission grapplers in America. His new “Immunity Course” is built to teach ANYONE how to beat...

Crowdfunding in Bjj

  Crowdfunding Crowdfunding is the collection of finance to sustain an initiative from a large pool of backers—the “crowd”—usually made online by means of a web platform. With...

The Controversy Surrounding The Rafael Mendes-Luiz Panza Roll @AOJ

Last week, Rafael Mendes published a video of him training with 2014 Pan Super heavyweight champion Luiz Panza. In the roll at the Art of Jiu-Jitsu academy, Panza apparently seems to be rolling...