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Category Archive: Articles

Rorion Gracie: ‘I Stopped Following The UFC 15 Years Ago’

    Rorion Gracie is one of the biggest names in MMA history. The eldest son of Hélio Gracie stood outside the tatami mats is the co-founder (together with Art Davies) of the UFC, which...

Kangaroo Grapples & Rear Naked Chokes Woman

  Kangaroos have legit striking and grappling skills. They are better known for their jumping capabilities, these marsupials, which can reach almost 7 feet tall and weigh 200 lbs – are also...

Masa Matsumoto: Travelling The World Training BJJ From Iran to Armenia to the Balkans

  Masafumi Matsumoto is a BJJ brown belt from Japan who has been travelling the world, training, competing and working as a translator. ‘Masa’ is known for having a very good guard,...

How To Drill BJJ Techniques & Which Ones To Choose

    Why should you drill? It helps the practitioner learn the technique and it’s details without a opposing partner. Also helps with the understanding of the principles behind a...

Rickson: ‘Many Modern Jiu-Jitsu Champions Use Only Strategy To Win A Medal’

    One of the most respected names in the history of Jiu-Jitsu and MMA, Rickson Gracie is considered a legend in both sports. Keeping a close eye on both sports, “The Brazilian...

Documentary: Montenegrin Jiu-Jiteiros Competing All Over the Balkans Summer 2015

  Documentary video about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lifestyle of Mata Leao A-Force BJJ Montenegro, covering July, August and September of 2015. The guys went to a BJJ camp in Zadar, Croatia (with...

New Street Fighter 5 Character Represents Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  The popular video game franchise Street Fighter will be releasing its 5th edition very shortly and word is that there will be an all-new Brazilian female character. Japanese video game...

2 on 1 Guard (Russian Tie): Set Ups For Submissions, Sweeps & Back Takes

  Guillaume ‘Gile’ Huni is a BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. This was part of his 2 day seminar in Denmark in the Summer of 2015...

The Baddest Man in Jiu-Jitsu: Jocko Willink, Navy Seal & BJJ Black Belt

The Baddest Man in the BJJ World is Jocko Willink. From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He...

Alisha Ahmad Pioneering Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Karachi Pakistan

  FightingLifestyleUAE caught up with Karachi based businessman, Alisha Ahmad who has been accredited with introducing the gentle art to the city of Karach, Pakistan. Alisha Ahmad first started...

Vinny Blasts Orlando Sanchez: ‘He Won ADCC Without Scoring A Single Point’

    Vinny Magalhaes was recently on the excellent Verbal Tap Podcast where he talked to Raf and Kevin about everything. The topics covered include: WSOF 24, the Twister money Eddie owes...

Watch: Best Matches of 2015 World’s Masters Feat Saulo, Megaton, Traven….

The World Masters are done and dusted and featured some BJJ legends. Tarcisio Jardim and Leanna Dittrich won the Absolute Masters 1 double and so did Ranieri Paiva (Masters 2) Saulo Ribeiro (Masters...

Nic Gregoriades on Self Defense in BJJ: ‘It’s Not Necessary’

Nicolas Gregoriades is a black belt under Roger Gracie. He got his black belt in an incredible four years. He runs his own association The Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood. In this interview with Budo Jake at...

2x Olympian Rhadi Ferguson on The Matwork Differences Between Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    In this video, 2004 & 2008 Judo Olympian Rhadi Ferguson explain the differences between Brazilian Jiujitsu and Judo matwork proficiency. In other words, you can actually be a WORLD...

Watch: Surfing, Yoga & Jiu-Jitsu: Alana Blanchard Surfer Girl

  Alana Rene Blanchard is an American professional surfer and model. Blanchard has surfed on the ASP World Tour, though she has indicated she may take a break from competitive surfing in 2015...

Joe Rogan: ‘Most Self Defense Martial Arts are Bullsh*t”

  Joe Rogan on Self Defense Martial Arts: ‘Learn To Beat Trained Killers Instead of Untrained Individuals’. BJJ and Taekwondo black belt believes that the majority of self defense...

Jiu-Jiteiro/Surfer Joel Tudor Trolls Kelly Slater with Fake Beef about Blue Belt

  Is the beef real between Kelly Slater and Joel Tudor? First, here’s the back story. 2 days (Thursday) Vince “Bear” Quitugua posted a photo of Surf legend Kelly Slater on his...

Dr Bryan Ales Discusses His Permanent Solution for Curing Cauliflower Ear

    BJJEE interviewed Dr. Bryan Ales, BJJ student of Omar Sabha, MHA. Dr Ales is the inventor of CauliCure™ Advanced Compression System, which is a permanent solution for cauliflower...

Lucio Lagarto On Competing in UAEJJF Events & Being Rejected 7 Times for US Visa

      Lucio Lagarto, the black belt from Gracie Barra, is an inspiration. He has won the Europeans multiple times, World Pro and more importantly, he has beaten cancer. Lagarto has...

Training Report: BJJ Globetrotters USA Summer Camp

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Globetrotters have been growing rapidly over the last few years. Starting out as a small affiliation of Jiu Jitsu practitioners who had trouble signing up for IBJJF...

Watch: MMA Fighter Travels to Congo; 1st Time Kids See a White Guy

  This is former-UFC and current-Bellator fighter Justin Wren, who travels to the Congo to build wells and to free slaves. This is the first time these kids have seen a white guy, someone with a...

(Video) Hero US Airman Spencer Stone on Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Spencer Stone, the US Air Force serviceman who along with two other military stopped a massacre in the high-speed train on the Paris / Amsterdam link, is a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner that...

Watch: A Polish Grappler’s Epic BJJ Road Trip Around Eastern Europe

  This summer, Polish BJJ blue belt Maciej Grzelak from Copacabana Bydgoszcz  made an epic trip around Eastern Europe by motorcycle, camping or sleeping at friends houses and training all...

Rare Choke: Black Belt Taps World Class Black Belt from Inside Guard on Top

This is an extremely rare situation in which a black belt chokes out another black belt from inside his opponent’s guard. He uses an Ezekiel choke. The one with the white Gi is 2014 Europeans...