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Category Archive: Articles

Keith Owen: “Remember ladies, it ain’t easy but stick with it. Jiu-Jitsu is made for you!”

BJJ black belt under Master Pedro Sauer, Keith Owen shares his view on women training BJJ: Source: From The Ground Up “Make no mistake, I WANT women students in my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program....

Icelandic MMA/BJJ Star Gunnar Nelson: A BJJ black belt ‘doesn’t mean anything’

Gunnar Nelson is a professional Jiu Jitsu and MMA fighter from Iceland. One of the strongest competitors in the European scene, Gunnar became a household name in the grappling circuit after he placed...

The Life of Keiko Fukuda, Last Surviving Student of Judo Founder Jigoro Kano

Source: BlackBeltMag Keiko Fukuda was a Japanese-born American Judoka. She was the highest-ranked female judoka in history, holding the rank of 9th dan from the Kodokan and the United States Judo...

The History Of BJJ In France, Part 1 Pioneers Of European BJJ

France leads Europe by far at the moment in terms of number of BJJ black Belts, with 160 as of February 2013. It is also one of the first if not the first country in Europe where BJJ was introduced....

Felipe Costa Explains the 2013 IBJJF Rules In Detail

Are you Competing Any time soon? Do you know the rules  www.BrazilianBlackBelt.com & www.FelipeCosta.com talks you through the rules of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition. It is a guide to the...

Crossing Over From Wrestling To BJJ

This blog is written by Connection Rio team member Torryn Heffelfinger. He’ll be blogging weekly on life and training BJJ in Rio de Janeiro. Source: trainingthedream.blogspot.com.br   This...

The 5 Most Annoying Types of Partners in BJJ

If you are new to Jiu-Jitsu don’t be this guy.  If you train with this guy slip him a copy of this post in his gear bag. 1. The dirty partner Almost everyone has faced someone like this, usually...

Jean Jacques Machado On The Order For Learning Gi, No Gi and MMA

BJJ Legend Jean Jacques Machado wrote this very interesting article on the order that should be followed in learning Gi, No Gi and MMA techniques.  Source: Black Belt Mag The Base of the Pyramid,...

How Bigger Muscles Will Slow You Down And Gas You Out In Jiu-Jitsu

By Guillaume Huni In my years training Jiu-Jitsu, I’ve experimented with different weight classes and was able to measure the impact of extra muscle mass on my Jiu-Jitsu performance. Many...

How to Defeat Multiple Opponents By Using Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu isn’t merely a martial art confined by a limited number of techniques, but rather an all encompassing system of survival guided by a collection of timeless combat principles; the most...

Top BJJ Competitors New Year Resolutions For 2013

The new year brings new focus and a clean sheet on the past year’s mistakes or failures. Here is what the top BJJ competettors and coaches plan to achieve in 2013: Source: Graciemag Andre...

5 Submission Only Dream Matches

Source: Matthew Soroka for Jiujitsumagazine 2012 was an exciting year because of the efforts of pushing ‘sub-only’ tournaments and events. Rose Gracie was busy organizing her Gracie World...

Using BJJ Statistics To Determine Your BJJ Strategy

  Stats are amazing, you can use them to prove a point, justify an action, and even improve performance. In this case we are aiming for the latter. bishopbjj.com did the 2012 Worlds study so...

The Problem with Most BJJ Instructionals

If you train BJJ, there is a big chance that you have a learned some techniques from a BJJ video instructional. Here’s a list of the top ten best...

How Much Is Jiu-Jitsu Growing?

Jiu-Jitsu is growing worldwide, that is a certainty. The question is, how fast is it growing. The number of IBJJF competitions has really grown over the past years. In 2012, there were 32 IBJJF...

Planning a BJJ Trip? Check Out These 10 Useful Tips

What better way to travel than to train by training Jiu-Jitsu. You will make new friends, learn a new language and improve your game. Check out this article about training BJJ at the source: In...

Why BJJ Being A Niche Sport Is A Good Thing

Our friends from BJJ Pix wrote an interesting article how BJJ being a “niche sport” is not that bad at all. Here is a very good point to consider: “Normal people have the ability to...

Breakingmuscle: Why CrossFit and BJJ Should Never Be in the Olympics

The guys from breaking muscle wrote a very interesting article about this subject. As a practitioner of both sports I found this point of view, to be correct in many aspects: Source:...

The History, Success & Future Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Poland

Written by Robert Janista For BJJ Eastern Europe , check out his blog: http://belikericksongracie.blogspot.com/ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a relatively young sport discipline in Poland and its origins...

So You Got Your Blue Belt, Now What?

It’s a known fact that after attaining the BJJ blue belt many people eventually drop out of BJJ. It may be because of a drop of interest after attaining a first goal, life getting in the way or...

BJJ Is Booming In Russia.The Legendary Aleksandr Karelin Appreciates.

Marcus Vinicius (Beverly Hills Jiu-Jitsu Club) was recently promoting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Russia. His first trip to the country took place in 2007 and now he has come back and the gentle art in...

Everything You Need to Know Before Your First Competition

Source: US Grappling Weight Cutting: Two days before a tournament is not the time to decide you will experiment with weight cutting. Weight cutting is a process. Weight cutting takes practice. Weight...

Jiu-Jitsu Mat Etiquette And Forms Of Respect In Brazil

If you get the chance to train Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, you should know the proper etiquette that is used. When I trained at Alliance Ipanema (Now Alliance Leblon) I rember that if you cam elate to class...

Ginastica Natural Seminar With Master Alvaro Romano In Vienna

The inventor of Ginastica, BJJ Black Belt Alvaro Romano for the first time in Austria! To Find out Benefits of Ginastcia Natural For Jiu-Jitsu, check out THIS ARTICLE Ginástica Natural seminar City...