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Category Archive: Articles, Interview

Meet Jonna Konivuori: IBJJF Purple Belt World Champ & Pilot!

  FightinglifestyleUAE.com caught up with Jonna Konivuori, a female pilot and an IBJJF purple belt world champion, currently based out of Muscat, Oman. Some of Jonna’s achievement consist of...

Marcus Buchecha Shows His ‘Capoeira’ Guard Pass

    3x Open Weight world champion Marcus Buchecha Almeida shows his favourite old school way of passing the guard and adds an interesting ‘Capoeira’ twist to it. Watch how...

High Percentage Techniques in Jiu-Jitsu Looking at Statistics

  Source: http://bishopbjj.com/ these guys did a series of excellent articles where they desconstructed the 2012 Pan Am. This is the result of their research. They have a whole series of...

Wrestling Legend Dan Gable: “St*roid Users Lack Mental Toughness.”

    Wrestling legend Dan Gable was one of the most dominant competitors and coaches in wrestling history. He is best known for his tenure as head coach at the University of Iowa where he...

Top 5 Jiu-Jitsu Competitors That Would Do Great in MMA

    With BJJ still being considered an amateur sport, many sport BJJ competitors look to transitioning to MMA.Examples of current top MMA fighters that came from sport Jiu-Jitsu: Jose Aldo,...

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Israel: Realistic Defense Against Knife Attack

  3 variations of defense against knife attack from above. The first technique is the optimal one and the others are variations that might occur when the attacker tries to resist. From Moshe...

7 Tech Executives That Train BJJ

BJJ welcomes people from all types of backgrounds. www.businessinsider.com recently did an article about Tech executives that do martial arts. Here are the BJJ players, and some of them are even...

“It’s All In Your Head”: Research Proves That Muscle Performance Is Influenced By The Brain

    According to researchers from the University of Zurich who have done work on performance in athletes: The head plays a key role in tiring endurance performances. They have discovered a...

Black Belt & Fashion Exec: ‘Without Jiu-Jitsu, I Can’t Do What I Do For a Living’

    31-year-old Louis Levy is vice president of The Levy Group, his family’s 80-year-old fashion conglomerate. He is also a BJJ black belt under Fabio Clemente and teaches the morning...

Davi Ramos Talks 2015 ADCC Gold

      FightinglifestyleUAE.com caught up with the 2015 ADCC under 77 Champion, Davi Ramos to talk about his views on competing and winning gold at the ADCC that took place in Sao...

Jeff Glover Facing 6’4′ 400 lbs BJJ Black Belt Sergio Farnes

    A real life David vs Goliath match between two BJJ black belts that happened at Grapplers Quest a few years ago.   Submit from anywhere with these weird chokes made up by the...

Alexander Trans On The Exercises He’s Doing To Rehab His Knee

  Last June during the World Jiu-Jitsu Championships in California, United States, Alexander Trans reached a historic achievement. After Ricardo Evangelista, his training partner in Abu Dhabi,...

How To Apply Jiu-Jitsu Strategy To Your Personal Finances

  Written by Brearin Land, BJJ Black Belt and instructor at Gracie Barra HQ in Irvine. He is also the CEO of  a wealth management firm Irvine Wealth, and is specialised in Retirement Income...

Ricardo Liborio On ADCC 2015, Carlson Gracie, Founding ATT…

      FightingLifestyleUAE.com caught up with the co-founder of the famed American Top Team, Ricardo Liborio, during his visit to the United Arab Emirates. Liborio who recently won...

Free Live Broadcast: Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles – Oct 18th, 2015

    The UAEJJF brings you the 2nd stop in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam tour, this time in Los Angeles. This live event brought to you by Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Sports, Abu Dhabi TV and IPIC....

A Parents Guide to BJJ for Kids: Dealing w/ Stripes, Belts, Motivating, Quitting

  By Mike “Spider-Ninja” Bidwell, a BJJ Black Belt under Phil Migliarese and Ken Kronenberg (Team Tai-Kai / Balance). Mike is a full time Jiu-Jitsuka, blogger (check out his great...

“Is It Possible To Successfully Matsurf The World As A White Belt?”

  It’s not uncommon to hear people claim that it’s no problem to travel the world and be greeted with open arm as long as one is a black belt but that it is impossible for lower...

5x BJJ World Champion Bibiano Fernandes: “Being Homeless In The Jungle Made Me Strong. I Never Give Up.”

    Bibiano Fernandes is a 5x Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion and 3x Pan American Champion who was considered to be the best under 64kg/141lbs in BJJ before he moved on to MMA. He has...

Bourdain: Getting Blue Belt Greatest Day Of My Life After Birth of Daughter

59 year old BJJ blue belt Anthony Bourdain is an American chef, author, and television personality. He is known for his 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and in...

Rumour: BJJ Black Belt Could Face Fedor in NYE Japan Event

  Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting has reported that Fedor Emelianenko’s opponent for the upcoming ‘Rizin Fighting Federation’ in NYE is kickboxer Jaideep Singh, 29 years of age. This...

Submitting Opponents from Full Guard with Babu

    When transitioning from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling to MMA grappling we can notice a few hiccups in our game that in the past were never a problem. We call these hiccups ground and...

Teen Gracie University Blue Belts Teach Jiu-Jitsu Wearing BJJ Black Belts

    A few days ago BJJEE ran an article on a BJJ instructor who pretended to be a BJJ black belt (exposed by the excellent BJJ Hour) when he was in fact just a Gracie University...

Galvao vs Cyborg: Pre, During & Post ADCC Superfight

  Photo via Gabriel Turco Srur “Santo Negro Excellent video of the super fight of ADCC 2015 between André Galvão and Roberto Cyborg Abreu, where we can see the preparation of Galvao...

Great Stretch Routine for Grapplers

    Flexibility is so important in Jiu-Jitsu because it really makes all the vast number of techniques much easier to do (for ex gogoplata, inverted guard etc..). Increasing flexibility is...