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Category Archive: Articles

Watch Anderson Silva React to UFC Doping Test Failure & Being Kicked out of TUF Brazil

      Anderson Silva was kicked out of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 after failing a pre-UFC 183 drug test. He was replaced by Rodrigo Minotauro. Silva’s departure will be...

World Champ Abraham Marte on What is the Most Important Thing in Jiu-Jitsu

    Abraham Marte is a BJJ black belt from Basico BJJ of the Dominican Republic. He started competing in BJJ in 26 years old and got his black belt at 32! Abraham Marte Messina was the...

Team Nogueira Dubai’s Rafael Haubert on his BJJ Journey from Barcelona to UAE

    Fightinglifestyleuae.com‘s Rick Rout caught up with Team Nogueira Dubai’s Head Coach Rafael Haubert ahead of the World Professional Jiu-jitsu Championship. Rafael Haubert who is...

MMA in Russia: Political Games

    MMA is highly politicized in Russia. It’s not surprising when Russian president Vladimir Putin, a Judo 6th degree black belt and Sambo Master of Sport, is a huge supporter of...

Kron Gracie on His Training: ‘It’s all Push Up, Pull Ups & Jiu-Jitsu’

In a recent article in Details Magazine, intitled ‘How I Got My Body’, Kron details his training regimen which consists of body weight training and Jiu-Jitsu:   “I teach two hours every...

BJJ Mental Coach on “Hyping Opponents Up”

      From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas: “In continuation of the series “Top Ten Mental Mistakes Jiu-jitsu Competitors Make and How to Avoid Them”, today I will be sharing...

The BJJ Roadmap App

    While it’s recommended that people always seek the guidance of an instructor when training, it’s not a bad idea for practitioners to do their own research when practicing alone. BJJ...

41yr Old Vegan BJJ Athlete in Amazing Shape: ‘I Just Eat Plants & Train Jiu-Jitsu’

    It’s a common misconception that athletes cannot eat a plant-based diet, because it does not provide the protein they need. In fact, many world class athletes are vegetarians or...

Rickson’s Student Reveals New Details on Yoji Anjo Challenge Fight Story

    The Yoji Anjo challenge match that happened in Rickson Gracie’s academy in LA is the stuff of legends. The only copy of the tape is held by Rickson, and he has never released it....

Flavio Canto Names Top 5 Fighters That Best Use Judo in MMA

    Flávio Canto is a Brazilian judo champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, who won the bronze medal in the – 81 kg division at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. He...

Training Report: Pound for Pound BJJ, Munich, Germany

    Written by Hugo Miranda, Carlson Gracie Portugal Recently I had to travel to Munich for work, along with my girlfriend. Since we both train and are sort of addicted to BJJ, bringing a...

World Champion Training Session: Mendes Bros, Buchecha & Kelly Slater

    Can you imagine the exclusive training session that happened at the Art of Jiu-Jitsu Academy in California: Rafael and Guilherme Mendes opened the door to Marcus Buchecha and surf world...

Submission Series Pro: Canada’s Answer to Metamoris

  Nova Scotia, Canada may seem like an unlikely place to make headlines in the grappling world, but a new event called Submissions Series Pro is making waves and turning heads. In January, the...

IBJJF Rules Update: No More Advantages in 50/50 Guard, Video Replay, Women to Wear Rashguard

    On March 30th, 2015, IBJJF will begin to enforce our new Rule Book (v4.0)   Major changes:   RULES UPDATE GUIDE – 2015 COMPETITION RULES UPDATES Page 5 New point: 1.2.2...

Ronda Rousey Reveals her Special Diet

    Allison Glock spoke to Ronda Rousey for ESPN about her diet:   “I try to keep healthy-ish, but I’m so on point when I’m in camp that having a vegetable wrap...

Female Fighter Foundation: Developing BJJ for Women

    The Female Fighter Foundation (Facebook page) was started by Laura Hondorp en Marjolein Groenen, who are both dedicated martial artists. Goal of the foundation is to make martial arts...

Rigan Machado Designs Jiu-Jitsu System without Sparring for Celebrities

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is getting more and more popular among the Hollywood A list celebrities. Famous people that train or have trained in BJJ include Ashton Kutcher, Prince Jackson (son...

Flashback Friday: Urijah Faber on How He Almost Lost his Life in a Massive Brawl in Bali, Indonesia

    In mid-2006, UFC fighter Urijah Faber found himself fighting for his life on holiday in Bali when a bar altercation turned into a mass brawl. “It was intense, A crazy...

Rokas Naruševičius on the Growth of BJJ in Lithuania & the Baltic Countries

    Have you ever wondered what the BJJ scene is like in the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia) ? BJJ Eastern Europe met Lithuanian BJJ association president Rokas...

BJJ Mental Coach on Common Mental Mistakes: Dwelling on Mistakes

      From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas: The number four most common mental mistakes Jiu-Jitsu competitors make is “Dwelling on mistakes”. This dwelling can happen during...

Pedro Valente: ‘Practicing with Resistance is What Makes Jiu-Jitsu Effective in a Street Fight’

    Valente Brothers Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, also known as Gracie Miami, is a school of self-defense located in North Miami Beach Florida. The school has over seven hundred students and currently...

(Video) Grueling 1,5 Hour Long BJJ Blue Belt Test in Norway

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu has had an informal approach to belt promotions, in which one or more instructors subjectively agree that a given student is ready for the next rank. In recent years...

TBT: Matt Serra to Coach Marc Laimon: ‘You’re an Expert Swimmer That Never Got Into a Pool’

      Marc Laimon is a grappling and MMA coach who is a black belt in Brazillian jiu jitsu. He started training at the Gracie academy but left after a few years to continue his BJJ...

Culture Shock: A British Grappler’s Impressions of Training BJJ in Japan

    Following the article on the Japanese grappler talking about training BJJ in the US, Reddit member Yami-Uchi, who is British, made a similar post sharing his experience from training...