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Category Archive: Articles

Ronda Rousey’s Perfect Response to Critics of her Looks

    Ronda Rousey was looking massive ahead of her UFC fight with Bethe Correia. She told Cosmopolitan Magazine how gaining weight made her feel much stronger and also more beautiful:  ...

BJJ Competitor Emilia’s Ideal Training Session

    Written by Emilia Tuukkanen, BJJ Brown belt, BJJ&Nogi European Champion from Finland, living and training in southern Spain. In this now weekly blog post, she will detail her...

Watch: Butt Scooter vs Wrestler in Grappling Tournament in Azerbaijan

  Grappling tournament in Azerbaijan. Takedowns matter…. Azərbaycanlı güləşçidən erməniyə dərs! Posted by Azerbaijan-Azerbaycan on Saturday, July 25, 2015

New Study: Supplements Containing Creatine Double Risk of Testicular Cancer

    A new study published in the British Journal of Cancer, has found that muscle-building legal supplements may increase the risk of developing testicular cancer. This concerns mainly...

Rickson’s Opinion on the Gracie Academy vs Carlson Gracie Team Rivalry

    Back when Carlson Gracie decided to leave the Gracie Academy in Rio de Janiero and to teach Jiu-Jitsu to common people, a rivalry started with his uncle Helio.  He started the famous...

Emilia’s Training Diary Week #2: Enjoying the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle in Southern Spain

    Written by Emilia Tuukkanen, BJJ Brown belt, BJJ&Nogi European Champion from Finland, living and training in southern Spain. In this now weekly blog post, she will detail her...

BJJ + MMA vs Judo: What Can be Done to Help Revive Sport Judo

    It’s obvious that Judo has a problem with MMA. Laste year, The IJF – International Judo Federation shared an official statement on their facebook page addressing the recent...

Watch 58 yr Old Coral Belt Fabio Santos Rolling. Still Flexible & Strong

    Fábio Santos (born April 4, 1956) is a red and black belt instructor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Santos graduated with a BA in physical education from the Universidade Gama Filho. Upon...

Jiu-Jitsu Heaven: Top 10 Most Beautiful BJJ Academies in the World

By Guillaume (Gile) Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Belgrade, Serbia.   Jiu-Jitsu heaven…Imagine nice mats, great facilities, a nice...

Factory of Champions: Checkmat Rio’s Training Methodology

    Israel’s Itamar Marani made an interesting video on his blog imbjj.com , about Checkmat BJJ Brazilan Headquarters’ different training methodology. Jackson Sousa is a...

Watch How Different Jiu-Jitsu is when Sparring with Strikes

    In the majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies around the world, they will teach you the sport aspect of Jiu-Jitsu. This means no strikes, and little self defense, but more focus on...

Emilia’s Training Diary: Enjoying the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle in Southern Spain

    Written by Emilia Tuukkanen, BJJ Brown belt, BJJ&Nogi European Champion from Finland, living and training in southern Spain. In this now weekly blog post, she will detail her...

Metamoris Founder Robert Zeps on the Future of Jiu-Jitsu & his Non Affiliated BJJ School Studio 540

  Photo by Leon Sandoval. Englishman Robert Zeps is one of the most interesting people in Jiu-Jitsu. He is a BJJ black belt that came to America back in 1995 and started training jiu-jitsu just...

Australian Black Belt Dan Cherubin: “The Level Of Training In Brazil Is Much Higher Than in The US.”

Australian black belt Dan Cherubin disagrees with the belief that with so many Brazilian champions teaching in the US, that the level is better than in Brazil.   He explains why to Connection...

2x World Champ Sebastian Brosche on How Yoga Revolutionized his Jiu-Jitsu

  Sebastian Brosche is one of the biggest European BJJ hopes. He is a brown belt in BJJ and second degree black belt in judo. He was raised in Northern Sweden and is currently living in in Oslo...

Exclusive: Maeda Was Already Teaching Jiu-Jitsu In Rio 10 Years Before The Gracies

  Brazilian Newspapaer O Globo recently ran a exclusive story (in Portuguese) which sheds new light on the roots ofJudo/Jiu-Jitsu or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu/ BJJ in Brazil. It not a very known fact...

Clark Gracie Names His Top 5 Most Important Gracies In History

    Clark is the son of Carley Gracie (son of Carlos Gracie Sr). Encouraged by his father, the young fighter started competing early in BJJ championships in the USA. However, despite being...

Is A Jiu-Jitsu Team League The Solution To Make The Sport Grow?

  Jiu-Jitsu can look no further than at a wrestling league for an answer. The German league of team wrestling is called the Bundesliga (German: Bundesliga-Ringen). It is a very successful model...

Robert Drysdale On Who Impresses Him In Jiu-Jitsu Nowadays

      The guys from Just the gi top interviewed Robert Drysdale and asked him which of the current generation of BJJ players is he most impressed with. His answer was surprising to say...

UFC Vet & BJJ Black Belt Matt Arroyo Discusses The Importance of Strategy In Your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training!

      You can be the meanest, strongest guy on the mat come competition time, but does it really matter if your training is out of whack? Not just training your moves and techniques,...

3 Reasons Why You Should Teach Your 4-6 year Olds Separately From 7-12 year Olds

    By Korbett Miller Hello my name is Korbett Miller I am a Black Belt under Saulo and Xande Ribeiro. I have competed for the last 7 years in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu winning a gold at the 2009...

Roll Well Into Your 90’s: How To Spar For A Long Term BJJ Career

        When it comes to determining the lifespan of your jiu-jitsu career, there are few things more significant than your sparring philosophy. You need to look at Jiu-Jitsu as a...

BJJEE Profile: Joel Tudor, Crossing Over From World Class Surfing To World Class Jiu-Jitsu

      Joel Tudor is a former 2x world surfing champion (Longboard) who has conquered several important medals in major BJJ and submission wrestling tournaments. Tudor is also a...

Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle: Andrew Wooden From Obesity To World Class BJJ Competitor

      Jiu-Jitsu is one of the best remedies to lose weight and regain self-esteem. Andrew Wooten, brown belt from GB, is a prime exmaple. Check out the following story, translated...