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Category Archive: Articles

Four Reasons Why You Might Be Gassing Out In Jiu-Jitsu

Source: Grapplerarts.com Here Are 4 Reasons You Might be Getting Tired During A Jiu-Jitsu Roll: 1) NOT being as efficient as possible. Josh Russell, head instructor of my BJJ academy teaches nearly...

Marcus Buchecha On His Training For the Pans, Doping Controls, & His Participation In ADCC.

Source: Translated from Portuguese from Tatame Current weight and absolute world champion, Marcus Buchecha has already confirmed that he will be at the Pan Americans, where he also won weight and...

Renzo Gracie On Dealing with The IOC To Bring BJJ To The Olympics: “You have to pass all control to them…The next thing you see, they own the sport..”

Source: MMAFIGHTING Despite the grand commercial success jiu-jitsu has enjoyed in North America and worldwide over the last 30 years, the sport will likely never achieve the recognition and...

3 Advanced Tips for Women to Excel in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Source: Sean Maghami for BJJ legends More women than ever are getting involved in Jiu-Jitsu and they are the role models for bringing more women into the sport. They train gi and no gi, they compete,...

Marcio Feitosa: “Against Heavier Guys, Attack The Back…”

Source: Gracie Mag What are Feitosa’s tips for lighter fighters to have success against heavier and bigger opponents? “I think we can divide the bigger opponent in two categories: the tall guy...

BJJ East European Open Results & Review

It is safe to say that the first edition of the BJJ East European Open held in Zagreb, Croatia last saturday (February 23) at the West Gate shopping Mall was a smashing success. With over 230...

The Top 6 Most Prestigious Tournaments in BJJ

Source: Gameness 6. Abu Dhabi World Pro After the great success that the classic no-gi Abu Dhabi had, it only made sense for the organization to create a yearly professional tournament for gi...

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...