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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Watch: The Ultimate Guard Retention Tutorial with Firas Zahabi

  GSP’s coach Firas Zahabi  is a BJJ black belt and owns Tris Star Gym in Montreal, Canada. He made a special video showing great concepts on how to protect your guard from being passed....

40 yr Old Gustavo Dantas on Why He Still Competes in the Adult Division

    The BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas, is a fourth degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Andre Pederneiras. With nearly 20 years of coaching experience and being a World Class...

Ishtar Azzawi: ‘Start Supporting Arab Women that Train Jiu-Jitsu’

    Jiu-Jitsu is helping to break barriers and taboos all across the globe. Ishtar Azzawi (Feel free to like her Facebook page and her page Arab Girls in Gis) is a professional BJJ athlete...

Robert Drysdale: “Not Training Jiu-Jitsu is Not An Option”

    Jiu Jitsu and MMA fighter Robert Drysdale opens the doors of his gym in Las Vegas and tells us about his journey in Jiu Jitsu, his motivations and how he sees the art. One of the things...

After Losing Leg in Motorcycle Accident, BJJ Champion Makes Winning Comeback

    FightinglifestyleUAE up with CBPJJ ambassador and fighter Elcirley Silva during his visit to the UAE. Elcirley Silva talks about his incredible Jiu-jitsu journey which started with a...

Gracie University Justifies No Sparring for Beginners & Blue Belt Test

    In this special edition Gracie Breakdown, Ryron and Rener Gracie analyze the most common blue belt promotion practices in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and the impact each path has on the...

How & How Often To Wash your BJJ Gi

Our friends at Spanish language BJJ website Pasando Guardia, made an excellent article about how and how often to wash your BJJ gi. We have received some messages asking about the best way to wash a...

Checkmat Leader Leo Vieira on How He Got Kicked out of Alliance

    FightinglifestyleUAE caught up with Leo Vieira a multiple time ADCC & World Champion and the founder of team CheckMat for an in-depth interview in regards to the controversial...

BJJ Mental Coach: How Not To Underestimate Mental Preparation

    From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas:   The tenth mental mistake from the series “Top 10 Mental Mistakes BJJ Competitors make and how to avoid them” is...

Royce Gracie: “My father served as an example. He wouldn’t tell people what to do, he would get up and do it himself.”

    On father’s day, Royce Gracie explained to Breitbart Sports:   “My father served as example,” . “That’s what I try to do [for] my kids. It’s very easy for people to...

Andris Brunovskis Claims he Invented the ‘Worm Guard’. Keenan Cornelius Responds

    Photo by Pasando Guardia Team ATOS takes on Canada’s best in Submission Series Pro’s latest grappling event. New BJJ Black belt, Andris Brunovskis, takes on Taylor Gang...

Brazilian Actor Stenio Garcia to Play Helio Gracie in Upcoming Movie

The Gracie family, leading developer of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil and worldwide, will have their story told in a movie. According to “O Globo“, the movie “A Ultima Luta” (The Last...

Rickson Gracie: ‘Grapplers Must Also Learn To Strike’

    Royce and Rickson Gracie have been known to say that ‘Jiu-Jitsu is enough’ for a fight (street or MMA). However in a recent article written by Rickson for Black Belt...

Rorion Gracie Offers Nutrition Advice to Muslims for Ramadan

    Founder of the UFC Rorion Gracie who holds a 9th degree red belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, was recently a guest on the Dean Show, a popular Islamic TV show. He is the eldest son of Hélio...

Budo Jake: Differences between training BJJ in USA & Japan

    In this video Budo Jake shares some of the differences that he’s come across training BJJ in the USA vs Japan.       Following the article on the Japanese grappler...

Keenan Cornelius: ‘My Fingers are so Damaged from BJJ that I can’t Make a Closed Fist Anymore’

Photo: Stefan Kocev   Keenan Cornelius recently talked about on his facebook page, how much damage his fingers had taken after 10 years of Jiu-Jitsu:   Coming up on a decade of Jiu-Jitsu,...

Rafael Lovato’s Return to Competition 9 Months After Torn Pec & Depression

    Rafael Lovato Jr is back to competition, 9 months after suffering a serious injury and the depression that followed. He competed this weekend at the IBJJF Curitiba Open and won double...

A New Marketing Tool for BJJ Academies to Get More Students

    My Favorite New Marketing Tool For BJJ Academies.   What is it?   Facebook retargeting!   The truth is most website visitors won’t sign up for a free trial on the first...

Carlos Gracie Sr’s Views on Alcohol

    Here are Grandmaster Carlos Gracie views on alcohol. Here is an excerpt from his 1948 book:  “Alcohol: It is one of our worst enemies. It’s direct or indirect detrimental...

Ronda Rousey Selling Her Old Car on Ebay but Under One Condition

    UFC champion Ronda Rousey is selling her beloved 2005 Honda Accord, which she affectionately calls ‘The Fonda’ on eBay. This was the same car where she used to sleep in,...

Review: The BJJ Mental Coach’s 4 DVD Set ‘Inner Discovery for Outer Success’

“Competition is 90% Mental, and 10% Physical” 2 months ago, I was sent a copy of the BJJ Mental Coach‘s 4 set of DVDs: ‘Inner Discovery for Outer Success’. I’ll...

Kit Dale Explains How He Got his Black Belt in 4 Years

    BJJ black belt and 2 times world Pro champion Kit Dale talks about how he got his black belt in four years:   HOW I GOT MY BLACKBELT IN 4 YEARS., I asked my followers the other day...

Open Mat BJJ Rolling Sessions in Poland Hailed a Big Success

    Written by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz, Dragon’s Den head coach, Braulio Estima’s black belt. Photos: http://maczdunovsky.format.com/   Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a fast...

Kit Dale on Why He Has Lost Interest in Competition Jiu-Jitsu

      Australian BJJ black belt Kit Dale recently took to his facebook account to share his thoughts on why he has lost interest in competition Jiu-Jitsu. Kit has won the World Pro at...