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Category Archive: Articles

How Long Will It Take For Professional BJJ Athletes To Make A Good Living?

    Written by: Guillaume Huni Saturday the 8th of December 2012 should be remembered in years to come as the first step made towards professional BJJ. The fact that the International...

Beasts Of The East: The 10 Current Best Eastern-European MMA Fighters

      Back in October 2013, top sporting website bleacherreport.com made a list of the top Eastern European (not including Russia) MMA fighters today. The countries that they...

Renzo Gracie on Feud: ‘Eddie Bravo is a Friend. Him & Royce both Fight Under The Jiu-Jitsu Flag.”

    Renzo Gracie discussed with Submission Radio the feud between Eddie Bravo and Royce and put things into perspective:   “Fighting’s what we do,” explained Renzo....

Tournament Report: SJJIF Worlds, Largest Kids BJJ Event in the World

    On November 9th, 2014 the SJJIF (Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation) hosted the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kids event, The SJJIF Words!  Over 1,000 kids came together to...

Kimura Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Belgrade, Serbia / Kimura Academy Brazilski Jiu-Jitsu Beograd, Srbija

  Kimura Jiu-Jitsu Academy is based in Belgrade, Serbia. It is lead by Guillaume ‘Gile’ Huni, BJJ black belt and owner of the website BJJ Eastern...

PPV War: Metamoris 5 vs Copa Podio GP, Same Day, Same Time

    We are in a difficult situation as two of Jiu-Jitsu’s biggest superfight events, Copa Podio and Metamoris, will on the same date (November 22) and at the same time! To be fair,...

Rodrigo Ribeiro Ximbica: One of Few Individuals Promoted to BJJ Black Belt at 15 years old

    fightinglifestyleuae.com caught up with a true veteran of the art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Rodrigo Ribeiro Ximbica talks about how he was introduced into the sport of Jiujitsu &...

The development of Luta Livre and Vale Tudo in Brazil. Part VIII

The development of Luta Livre and Vale Tudo in Brazil. Part VIII Euclydes Hatem’s Centenary Part VII (Brief Summary) Copyright (2014) by Sportscientist  Maciel Welko & Elton Silva....

Compression Wear Provides Competitive Advantage & Helps Speed Recovery

      To be the best, athletes are always searching for a competitive edge on and off the playing field. A new study by William Kraemer, professor of kinesiology in the Neag School of...

Why Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier Is The Most Eagerly Awaited Fight in The UFC

  By Ivan Miroslavov Dimitrov In  LAS VEGAS – At UFC 178 media day, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier exchanged shots during the promotion of the event Monday...

Review: Saulo & Xande Ribeiro’s BJJ Library, Online Training Program

      By Guillaume “Gile” Huni When it comes to supplementing my game with online or video instruction, I’m very picky about what I will look at. Youtube seems to...

Fight Stats: Double Leg Is The Most Common MMA Takedown, Nurmagomedov Most Successful Takedown Artist

      MMA Fight DB looked at over 2,072 trips and throws in 799 MMA fights to see what were the best takedowns for mixed martial arts (MMA). The top was the double leg takedown. It...

Romulo Barral: ‘Roger Gracie Is The Toughest Opponent That I’ve Ever Faced.’

      Multiple world champ, Romulo Barral , has faced during his career some of the greats of Jiu-Jitsu . The  black belt revealed in an interview with tatame, the main opponents of...

5 BJJ Players That Would Do Great In MMA

    bleacherreport.com made a list of 5 top sport BJJ players that have a great potential for a crossover in the MMA world: 1.Robert “Cyborg” Abreu Belt Rank: Black Belt...

2014 Jiu-Jitsu World Expo Superfights & BJJ Pro League Recap & Results

    Day 1 of action at the Jiu-Jitsu World Expo was reserved for the superfights between BJJ legends of the past and of today. In the first fight, Alexandre Pulga obeat Zak Maxwell 4-2....

BJJEE Gi Review: Adidas Quest BJJ Gi

  Sporting giant Adidas has been involved in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the past 15 years. They have produced the legendary Machado brothers Adidas limited edition Gis, and a bunch of special BJJ...

Young Bulgarian Grappler Paraplegic After Freak Accident Needs Our Help

    Our friends from MMA-Bulgaria.com and BJJ instructor Ivan Milchev from Bulgaria is reaching out to the BJJ community asking for her help for young 18 year old BJJ player Mihail Nikolov...

The Swiss Grappling League Headed by 2 Grapplers Originally from The Balkans

    The Swiss Grappling league is an established tournament league that is growing every year. We sat down with its creators Patrik Berisha (right in picture) and Ivo Colic (left), who both...

BJJ Unwritten Rule #2: “Be An Example For Lower Belts. You’re Never Too Good To Drill the Day’s Technique Like The Others.”

The First Unwritten Rule was:  What Happens In Training, Stays In Training Sometimes, when professor shows a simple or basic technique, some higher belts will skip drilling. They may think that...

Paulo Miyao: “I Like Having No Front Tooth Because a Warrior Can’t Have a Body Without Scars”

  Twin brothers Joao and Paulo Miyao are passionate about Jiu-Jitsu. Their life is restricted to the mats,and all they do is eat, sleep and obsessively train. It’s quite hard to tell the...

The development of Luta Livre and Vale Tudo in Brazil  – Part I –

  Copyright (2014) by Dipl. Sportscientist  Maciel Welko & Elton Silva. Unauthorized use, reproduction, translation, modification, distribution or duplication, in whole or in part of this...

Preparing for Palhares-How Alan Belcher Out Grappled Rousimar Palhares

    For Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fans alike, there are certain names that should be rather recognizable. For instance, ask an MMA fan if they know who the Mendes Brothers...

Victor Estima: “When I first Started Training, My Instructor Master Ze Radiola Was Just A Purple Belt.”

    BJJ World Champion, Professor Victor Estima is charismatic and full of energy; with a constant smile that reveals an extremely dedicated and intelligent athlete. In this video, he talks...

Claudio Calasans & Yuri Simoes On The Importance of Their Judo For Their BJJ Game

    Written by Andre Sato (Judo black belt and BJJ brown belt from Brazil) for BJJ Eastern Europe. Nowadays Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training level is very high, however, few people work on...