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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Watch: UFC’s Official Trailer for McGregor vs. Poirier Trilogy

Are you not just a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fan, but also a HUGE fan of mixed martial arts? If so, are you excited about July 11 and the UFC 264 headliner – the fight between Conor McGregor and...

BJJ Champion Orlando Sanchez Gets Into A Physical Altercation With UFC’s Sean Strickland

If you’ve been training BJJ for a while, you know how things can sometimes get heated during training. Stuff can turn emotional, even physical. Such was the case when the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...

FIVE Things That Should Change About Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Right Now

I am going to offend someone in this article and you can try responding like the Dude: Yeah? Well, you know, that’s just like uh, your opinion, man… Jiu Jitsu has evolved a lot since...

A Group Of Teen Wrestlers Built an Illegal Oxycodone Empire

In June of 2009, Lance Barabas threw a lavish party that has transformed his status of college student into a local legend. The blow out was filled with college kids consuming weed and drinking...

Understanding Good & Bad Reasons for Competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  “Jiu Jitsu was designed to make you quit. Jiu Jitsu will find your weakness. Jiu Jitsuwill show your true colors. You can not fake jiu jitsu”. -Saulo Ribero. Motivation: It is...

Circuit Training Home Workouts You Don’t Need Equipment For

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Plain Water or Sports Drinks For Jiu-Jitsu Athletes: Which Is Best?

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Demian Maia is Asking UFC To Give Him Retirement Bout with Nate Diaz

With a career in MMA of close to 20 years, 14 of them at the UFC, the 43 year old Demian Maia knows he is in the final stretch of his career and, his latest fight in the octagon, he lost a decision...

ADCC Organizer Mo Jassim: ‘Robert Drysdale Participated in a Fixed Match in 2007 ADCC’

Former ADCC champion Robert Drysdale recently made an interesting video where he named the most successful teams in Jiu-Jitsu. He named Gracie Barra, Alliance and Atos. This provoked a reaction from...

BJJ Girl Shows The Correct Way to Drain a Cauliflower Ear

Chances are that if you practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu, you know someone whose ears look like a tortellini. Cauliflower ear is caused when the ear receives a blow that shears away the ear’s cartilage...

UFC Heavyweight Champ Francis Ngannou Rolls with 50kg Lighter BJJ Black Belt

Francis Ngannou (11-2) of from Cameroon, captured the UFC Heavyweight Championship last Saturday night on March 27, in the main event of UFC 260, behind a spectacular performance, knocking out...

Triumph of T. Smirnovas in the Baltic Grappling Championship

Tomas Smirnovas, a fighter from the capital’s martial arts centre “Smauglys”, triumphed at the Baltic Grappling Open Championship. One of the best grappling wrestlers in the country defeated...

Not Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Will Make You Miss Out on These Valuable Benefits

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Gordon Ryan: “A BJJ Coach Who Doesn’t Compete Is The Best Possible Situation”

Gordon Ryan set out a goal some time ago  – to conquer double gold at ADCC. At ADCC 2017 he was just shy of complete success as he managed to win the 88kg division and get silver in absolute....

The Easiest Way To Make Your Guard Impassable

We all have that training partner that is really flexible and whenever you roll with them, you spend a long time trying to solve the riddle of their guard… Well that can be you. Tired of getting...

Epic Match: Rafael Mendes – Rodolfo Vieira No Gi Openweight Match Abu Dhabi World Pro 2011

When Rafael Mendes retired last year from competitive Jiu-Jitsu at the tender age of 27, he left many BJJ fans baffled. In this period he accumulated 6 world bjj titles. Rafael Mendes hasn’t...

UFC’s Paul Craig Promoted To BJJ Black Belt Over Some Beers

Scottish UFC light heavyweight Paul Craig had quite a weekend. Craig faced Jamahal Hill on 12 June 2021 at UFC 263. Craig won the fight via technical submission in the first round after dislocating...

How To Identify a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu McDojo in the Vicinity

The McDojo phenomenon is a plague that has infected martial arts schools all over the world. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has not been spared by this. What exactly is a McDojo you may ask?  It’s...

Roger Gracie’s Intense Rolling Session With Braulio Estima

Here is a rare video of a rolling session between two of the best BJJ competitors of all time: 10x world champion Roger Gracie and 5x world champion Braulio Estima. Thee two have been training...

How a Disgraced Judo Olympic Champion Steamrolled An Entire BJJ Blue Belt Division

Masato Uchishiba is a Japanese judoka who won the gold medal in the men’s under 66 kg division at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, and at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China....

Surprise Them with the Armlock On The Opposite Arm- Rolles Gracie

The armlock from the closed guard is one of the most basic position in all of jiu-jitsu but is at the same of the most complex techniques. There are up to 6 steps comprise the technique and if you...

How To Finish The Armlock When Stacked- Rolles Gracie

The armlock from the closed guard is one of the most basic position in all of jiu-jitsu but is at the same of the most complex techniques. There are up to 6 steps comprise the technique and if you...

Will Going VEGAN Help Your Jiu-Jitsu Performance?

Are you looking to become a vegan… But are kind of worried about what it’ll do to your Jiu-Jitsu performance? About whether it will be helpful to your BJJ or not? Here are some of the...

Examining The Use Of Traditional Martial Arts In Modern MMA

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...