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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Angelica Galvao: Her Important Role in Her Husband’s Career

  Angelica Galvao is BJJ black 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...

Rafael Mendes: The Road to 6X World Champion

  5x World Champion Rafael Mendes is already a legend in the sport. He wants to cement his legacy and be the best ever. This means that he needs to break all records. Roger Gracie has 10 world...

BJJ & Surf Camp with Legendary Coral Belt Mauricio Gomes in El Salvador

  Casa Kickapoo is organising its  5th camp of the season with no other than legendary 7th degree coral belt Mauricio Gomes from February 5th to 12th ! Mauricio Gomes is one of six people...

How To Roll with a Chair, Tractor Tire or Empty Gi Jacket

  When you don’t have a training partner or even a grappling dummy, you can always take a chair. It surprisingly mimics a human body… Click to play: If you liked that, check out how...

Why This Year is the BEST time EVER to travel and Train BJJ!

Photo: Indianapolis BJJ– Marcello Monteiro Guest post by Eric York, BJJ purple belt, world traveller and president of BJJ Lifestyle brand Yolo BJJ.  Travelling the world is a BLAST! Training...

3 Tips For Good Posture [Yoga for BJJ]

  Sebastian Brosche from Yoga for BJJ teaches us how to counter the three most common postural errors we all are making!   Shoulder issues are wide spread in BJJ and many of them can be...

BJJ in a Street Fight: Hoodie Choke

  Here we look at a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu choke utilizing your opponent’s hood on their jacket, as demonstrated by Steve Austin out of Sion BJJ. This is a variation of a choke which is...

2016 Worlds Preview: Buchecha’s Return, Faria & Lo’s Legacy

  The yearly IBJJF world championships will once again be held between the 1st and 5th of June, in Long Beach California. The competition will feature the biggest stars of our sport, especially...

Huge Guy Challenges Much Smaller BJJ World Champ Robson Moura

  The official video – Robson Moura had a huge guy walk into his school and challenge anyone there to fight for $20. Robson said he would fight him, and beat him in 5 minutes – and...

Watch: Augusto Ferrari’s Training & Seminar in Sarajevo, Bosnia

  Last weekend, legendary competitor Augusto Ferrari was in Sarajevo, Bosnia by the invitation of Ferrari Team Sarajevo. He spent 4 days training with Ferrari Team and on the May 28 he had a...

John Danaher On The Heart & Work Ethic of Travis Stevens

  The USA’s Travis Stevens, probably the hardest working judoka around, has won his biggest international tournament to date by claiming the -81kg gold medal at the 2016 World Masters. He...

Training Report: Team Agua In Amsterdam, Holland

  Hi everyone! My name is Colin Leigh and I am a Canadian living abroad in Riga, Latvia. I am a two striped white belt under Vladislavs Čerņavskis, training at LEWC- Giudici BJJ in Riga. I...

(Video) Wellington ‘Megaton’ Dias 20 years of Worlds

  Last year during the 2015 IBJJF Worlds, history was be made. Wellington ‘Megaton’ Dias is the only Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor to have competed in all 20 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships,...

Coach Of BJJ Kid That Beat Up Bully Talks Proudly About Student

    Javill Byron, the instructor from Miami WMB Training Center talks about the kid who trashed his bully with martial arts earlier this week, were in a Q&A. The boy is 12 years and...

‘Creontism’: Jiu-Jitsu’s Biggest Hypocrisy

The term creonte originated within Brazilian jiu-jitsu organizations in Brazil to refer to a student who either is, or perceived to be, disloyal to a particular school or organization,...

Rickson On JJGF’s Difficult Last 2 Years & New Goals For 2016

  One of the biggest names in the history of Jiu-Jitsu and MMA, Rickson Gracie , about two years ago, founded the Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation (JJGF), an organization created in order to unite...

Australian BJJ Practitioner Rye Hunt Goes Missing in Brazil

  Australian BJJ practitioner Rye Duval Hunt has been declared missing in Rio De Janeiro after disappearing from the city’s international airport on Saturday. Rye Hunt, 25, disappeared...

2016 Updated: The Rules of BJJ & Grappling Competitions

  There are so many different rules for BJJ and grappling: IBJJF, UAEJJF, Naga, Grapplers Quest etc..And they are always evolving… BJJ Black Belt and author of The Black Belt Blueprint,...

Social Experiment: Punch Me in The Face

    Nick Drossos conducted a self defense social experiment, challenging a big guy to punch him in the face. Footwork is key here, as well as keeping your hands up.  

BJJ Dating: New Online Dating Service For BJJ Practioners

  Are you tired of remaining single while you wait for your dream Jiu-Jiteiro or Jiu-Jiteira? BJJ Dating is the first service within the online dating industry that is specifically designed for...

“Be Like Animals!” Mario Sperry Teaches Intense Class at Cyborg’s Academy

  Mario Sperry is a 3 Time World Jiu Jitsu Champ, 6 Time ADCC World Champ, MMA veteran. Born in a wealthy family and coming from a military college, where he practised sports like waterpolo,...

Serbian Judo & BJJ Communities Host Charity Seminar & Challenge Matches

  The Serbian Judo & BJJ communities have united and will be hosting a charity seminar & Judo vs BJJ challenge matches in order to raise funds for Igor Nurkic, young Judoka who has been...

White Belt Challenges Black Belt Instructor: Choked To Sleep & Left on Floor

According to Brazilian sources: The backstory is that a beginner came to train at this BJJ academy in Brazil and asked to roll with the instructor, in a disrespectful manner. The black belt...

John Danaher On How To Counter Big Slams in Grappling

Photo: Submissioncontrol.com & Polaris John Danaher is a BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie, and is known as one of the best BJJ instructors in the world. The New Zealand born black belt has...