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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Renzo Gracie: ‘With Abu Dhabi’s Backing, Jiu-Jitsu In The Olympics is a Certain Goal’

Renzo Gracie was recently in Abu Dhabi to give some seminars to some of the 400 instructors teaching school children Jiu-Jitsu. He talked the national.ae about how he believes that the UAE’s...

Watch & Learn Roger Gracie’s Closed Guard Sweep to Mount vs Comprido

  Last Friday, Roger Gracie’s had his first Gi BJJ match since his one time superfight with Buchecha at Metamoris in 2012. He hasn’t been active in the Gi since 2010 when he last won double...

UAEJJF Launches 4 Worldwide Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Events with Huge Money Prizes

  The professionalization of Jiu-Jitsu has arrived! For the 2015/2016 season, the UAEJJF will be implementing 4 grand slam tournaments outside the UAE, paying out large cash prizes for each open...

Frank Mir on Why He Prefers using ‘Small Man Jiu-Jitsu’

    BJJ black belt and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir is known as one of the best Jiu-Jitsu fighters in the UFC. Mir is a huge guy, close to 260 lbs but he uses ‘small man...

BJJ Legend Fabio Gurgel Voices His opinion on One of BJJEE.com’s Articles

    Brazil’s  TATAME magazine published last Monday, a translation into Portuguese of BJJEE.com’s article 5 Things Nobody Tells You When You Start Training BJJ. The article was...

Croatian-American BJJ Champ Emma Kamaric on Beating her Eating Disorder with the Help of Jiu-Jitsu

  Emma Kamaraic is a Croatian-American BJJ champion that recently started a project called Fight Together. Emma suffered for many years with an eating disorder before starting BJJ and...

Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns Lists His Top 5 BJJ Fighters in UFC- Some Very Surprising Choices

      The MMA debut of BJJ world champion Gilbert Durinho Burns was in January 2012. The BJJ star is responsible for sharpening the ground game of Vitor Belfort. He is a big fan of the...

Fabio Gurgel On Ex-Alliance Members: ‘They Didn’t Build Anything Admirable’

    Fightinglifestyleuae.com caught up with the Co-founder of Team Alliance and a man who has played a vital role in shaping today’s Jiu-jitsu environment. Fabio Gurgel was in Dubai under...

What we learned from Rickson Gracie’s appearance in Joe Rogan’s podcast

For people like me, who enjoy the Joe Rogan Experience podcast and love Brazilian Jiujitsu it has always been a treat whenever Joe invites people who have extensive martial arts background and we can...

Xande Ribeiro On MMA Fighters Getting Promoted Straight To BJJ Black Belt: ‘It’s A Joke. Respect Jiu-Jitsu’

    Six times World Champion Xande Ribeiro is firmly against BJJ instructors promoting MMA fighters without prior experience in Jiu-Jitsu, straight to black belt. This is getting more and...

History Of Luta Livre & Reasons For Lack Of “Mainstream” Popularity

      Luta Livre seems to be the forgotten son of the grappling arts. Its “big brother” rival Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has had the tremendous success that we all know, and has...

Renzo Gracie & Dan Lukehart Denounce Gracie Academy’s Brainwashing of Students

    Dan “TrumpetDan” Lukehart is the owner and head instructor at Brea Jiu-Jitsu. Dan has been training Jiu-Jitsu since January of 2006 and is a black belt under Beneil Dariush. Dan...

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...