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Category Archive: Articles

Rodrigo ‘Comprido’ Medeiros List Of Top 5 Jiu-Jitsu Fighters In The UFC

Rodrigo Comprido is one of the leading names in the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and knows the importance of training in the Gi for an MMA fighter. And in the UFC, the gentle art is well...

MMA Legend Marco Ruas: “To Be A Complete MMA Fighter, You Should Spend 3 or 4 Years Doing Each Art.”

Marco Ruas  is an MMA/Vale Tudo legend that was UFC 7 Tournament Champion and is considered one of the earliest examples of the complete mixed martial artist, highly skilled in both striking and...

Rafael Lovato Jr with Dan Faggella: “Let’s Change the Rules of BJJ.”

Written by Dan Faggella (scienceofskill.com) for BJJ Eastern Europe As the USA’s most decorated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor of all time, Rafael Lovato Jr. has spent a lot of time on the...

Could This Be The Year Were Atos Dethrones Alliance As The Top Team BJJ In Competitions?

The name Atos is still fairly new in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world, but the team has made a big impression. According to BJJ Heroes: “Atos was Created in 2008, Atos Jiu Jitsu is an academy led...

Exclusive Documentary: The Gracies & the Birth of Vale Tudo

In 1914, a small Brazilian man named Carlos Gracie learned the forbidden secrets of Jiu-Jitsu, a martial art developed by the warrior classes of Japan throughout the centuries. “The Gracies and the...

Fernando Tererê’s New Academy In Rio De Janeiro

William Burkhardt of BJJPix went over at Fernando Tererê’s new academy in Rio de Janeiro to roll with and interview the legend.

Never Too Late To Start BJJ: The Great Helvecio Pena Started BJJ In His Early 30’s & Received His Black Belt @ 42 yrs Of Age…

Helvecio Penna is a De La Riva black belt with a unique story; he is over 50 and still competes in the adult division against some of the best black belts in the world. What else? He also works full...

Master Royler Gracie: “When You Train Jiu-Jitsu, It’s The Only Time That You Forget Your Bills, Your Problems At Home etc…”

Royler Gracie needs little introduction. The son of Gracie jiu-jitsu co-founder Helio Gracie Royler has always been an avid competitor, winning the World Championships, PanAmericans and the...

AJ Agazarm On Facing Paulo Miyao In The Final Of Brasileiros: “Miyao’s Strength Is His Mental Toughness…”

AJ Agazarm is one of the top brown belts from Gracie Barra. Many people first heard of him when he was featured on the BJJ kumite where he took third place. This year he has medalled at the Europeans...

5 Ways To Prevent Injury In Jiu-Jitsu

There is no 100% guarantee not to get injured when you train Jiu-Jitsu, however if you take the necessary precautions you will lower your chances: Source: Gameness Do the warm up and stretch...

BJJ Champ & Full Time Medic Ryan Beauregard: “Training & Competing In BJJ Helps Me Deal With High Levels Of Stress From My Job.”

Ryan Beauregard is an American born jiu jitsu and judo black belt, being also one of the top competitors of his generation in the USA. A former world Brazilian jiu jitsu champion (brown belt 2008),...

Rickson Gracie Black Belt Works As The Tackling Coach Of The Australian Rugby League Team, The Gold Coast Titans.

Rickson Gracie black-belt Jason Roebig, shows us how the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has affected his life and re-connected him to his fathers influence in Rugby. Jason gives his knowledge of...

Patrice, Owner Of Unlimited Fightwear, On How BJJ Changed His Life, His 3 Sons That Train & The Growth of His Brand

Patrice is the owner of the European BJJ shop Unlimited Fightwear which carries brands such as Tatami, Ronin Brand, DoorDie, Manto or Submission Sniper. In this interview with BJJ Eastern Europe,...

Angelica Galvao: “My Husband Andre Is My Inspiration.”

Angelica Galvao is BJJ brown belt and wife and student of Andre Galvao. After a Five year layoff Angelica put on an amazing display at the 2011 World Jiu Jitsu Championships to capture the...

Rare Rickson Gracie Documentary

A 15 minute segment of a very rare Japanese documentary on the legendary Rickson Gracie. Features footage of his training both on a beach and at his school, shopping and cooking a meal, relaxing,

6 Tips For Women Who Want To Start Training BJJ

Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone, children, women, men, older people…Here are some great reasons (and also tips!) for women who are thinking about getting into the gentle art. Source: GracieBarra.com...

The Success Story Behind Shoyoroll Brand

If you train BJJ and follow the scene, you must have heard of Shoyoroll the BJJ gi and streetwear company that has a cult following and sponsors some of today’s biggest stars. Not many people...

3 Ways To Deal With Competition Anxiety

They say that Jiu-Jitsu is 90% mental and 10% physical, meaning that however prepared you may be, if your mind is not at the right place, you will fail. Let’s face it BJJ competitions are nerve...

What We Learned From The 2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship

This last edition of the Pan is done and dusted and we are now getting ready for the World Pro in April and IBJJF worlds at the end of May. Before we move on let’s look at the stories that...

2013 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship Preview & Predictions

From the 20th to the 24th of March at the University California Irvine. The Pan is the biggest BJJ competition of the year (in terms of number of participants). You can follow it by live streaming on...

Christian Broadnax, Ben Henderson’s Opponent In The Arizona Jiu Jitsu Open Finals: “I Was Never Intimidated By Competing Against Benson.”

Source: Fightparrot.com By now, many of you have seen the video of Ben Henderson winning the Arizona Jiu Jitsu Open. Since the event, Henderson’s opponent has sparked much interest from members of...

New Scientific Research Proves That Wrestlers Have Superior Grip Strength

A study in this month’s Journal of Strength and Conditioning analyzed the grip strength of wrestlers compared to the average person, as well as the numerous variables associated with what gives a...

If You Like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rap Music, Check Out Maggo MC

Maggo Mc is a Brazilian Rapper/ Jiu-Jitsu player based in Recife, Brazil who has some really cool songs about BJJ and MMA. Check out some of his hits like: “Vai finaliza” , “Apenas...

Roberto Pedreira On Carlos Gracie’s Biography: “Carlos and Helio had admirers but people tended to either love them, or hate them.”

Roberto Pedreira is the publisher of Global Training Report. He has produced a gold mine of interviews and reports from his experiences training all over the world over the years. His recent venture...