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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Why Being Happy is the Best Mood For Training

Every time when we go to train we feel different. We run on different emotions and body sensations, but they are always in tune. For example, if our dominant feeling is tiredness, then we can’t...

‘Gracie’ Film To Depict Early Days of Gracie Family in US to the Rise of UFC

A film depicting the rise of the UFC through the Gracie family is in production. The film entitled ‘Gracie’ will be written by Robert Specland and will tell the story of the Gracie family...

Gordon Ryan Featured In Comedic show – Won’t Tap Out Edition

A while back Garry Tonon and Eddie Wolverine appeared on a comedic show called the Chris Gethard show.   Eddie Cummings And Garry Tonon Appear On Comedy Show   If you wanna see me and...

Iowa Hawkeyes Wrestler Shot In The Knee In Accidental Shooting

Knee injuries are every grappler’s worst nightmare – so imagine how Iowa Hawkeyes Wrestler Sam Stoll felt after he was accidentally shot in the knee. According to press story report:...

Mackenzie Dern Set To Be in UFC Game Update

Mackenzie Dern has arrived. The UFC fighter and bjj champion will be appearing in EA’s UFC game – she is set to be in the latest update along with Sean O’Malley!   Who is ready...

Firas Zahabi Went On Joe Rogan Podcast – Must Watch For All Martial Art Fans

Firas Zahabi is one of the most respected coaches alive now. The John Danaher black belt has long been at the helm of Tristar – Canada’s MMA Powerhouse. There’s much to Firas’ style...

BJJ Black Belt Talks How the Gentle Art Helps LGBTQIA+ People Including His Children

BJJ Black Belt John Jensen saw the Ultimate Fighting Championship back in 1997 and was intrigued by the success of the Gracie family. A year later he signed up at the closest school to him which at...

Neiman Gracie: People Want Me to “Humble” Dillon Danis

Dillon Danis has been making waves for the better part of last two years. The Bellator MMA Fighter has been spectacular in his megalomaniacal approach ever since he started associating with Conor...

Mackenzie Dern Will Be Staying A Strawweight

Mackenzie Dern has been widely mocked after her failure to make 115lbs for the Rio card back in April. This has lead the UFC to offer her a spot at the prestigious facility UFC Performance Institute...

‘Blue Beltitis’: Why Some People Quit BJJ at Blue Belt

What is ‘BLUE BELTITIS’? According Simon Hayes instructor at Carlson Gracie UK, it’s a common disease in BJJ: “After reading many threads recently from white belts wanting...

Matt Serra and Dana White Had A Pro Wrestling Debut

Renzo Gracie black belt and a UFC veteran Matt Serra recently found himself in a brand new situation. He and UFC president Dana White found themselves following in Ronda Rousey’s footsteps. The...

Rener Gracie Breaks Down Full Street Altercation In Action Packed Clip

The Gracie breakdowns have long been making interesting headlines. It’s always interesting to see how someone who has been born into the martial arts dynasty and has a life long experience in...

Garry Tonon: Colby Covington and His Sis Can Call Me Daddy

A little while back prodigal UFC son Colby Covington went on MMA Roasted and declared he’d have an easy time winning the ADCC. When asked about grappling he said he would beat them all...

Renzo Gracie Training With One Of The Only 2 Female Black Belts in the Gracie Family

Renzo Gracie first talked about a comeback ahead of his 50th birthday a while back. Back at  ADCC he said “I’ll be back soon. MMA. Of course, Scott Coker made me an offer, One FC too, but I...

Polaris 7 Releases Full Card, Set to Feature Gilbert Burns, Nicky Ryan, Imanari, Gregor Gracie

Polaris is perhaps the best long run sub only event in the jiu jitsu community. 7th edition of the event will be featuring Nicky Ryan in an Ash Williams match up. The card will be headlined by Gregor...

Eddie Bravo Set To Appear At Quintet 2 with 10th Planet Team

Over the weekend Quintet’s 2nd event took place however it was just a fight night and not a full blown event. Now Eddie Bravo has confirmed what Quintet PR first announced – EBI founder...

Roberto Jimenez’ dad Cries Doping – AOJ Responds: “Much Smaller Than Your Son!”

Raul Jimenez recently posted this: A post shared by Raul Jimenez (@gachiux) on Jun 15, 2018 at 7:19am PDT Along with some other comments this riled up the Mendes brothers. They responded: Notably...

Joe Rogan Watches and Commentates Legendary Altercations Including Wanderlei Silva v Carlson Gracie Black Belt

In the world of jiu jitsu most of the early popularity came mainly from real life application of the art. As such there are legendary challenges and Gracie in action  footage. Top 5 Principles to...

Comedian Russell Peters Talks Training 3,4 Times A Week And What Jiu Jitsu Did For Him When A Street Situation Got Dicey

Comedian Russell Peters has been doing bjj for quite some time! We first heard about it back in January of last year when he suited up alongside fellow comedian Joe Rogan. Funny man Peters has long...

Bernardo Faria’s Tip For Competition Success: Training Exhausted

5x world BJJ champion Bernardo Faria knows a thing or two about how to train in order to become a champion. He achieved a phenomenal double gold medals in the BJJ Mundials in 2015. Be sure to check...

Debt-Ridden BJJ Instructor Who Owed Rener Gracie $10,000 Goes Missing

Chris Robinson, a BJJ and Karate black belt instructor has been reported as missing since Tuesday, June 12, 2018. He is a 46 years old, white male, about 5’10” tall, 180 lbs. He has short, light...

IBJJF Rule Changes For 2018 Go Live July 2nd – No Definitive Language Regarding Advantages

Below is the list of updated rules – Guide for 2018   RULES UPDATE GUIDE – 2018 PAGE 7 1.3 Referee Duties Rule revision: 1.3.7 • While standing, one of the athletes steps into the...

UFC Working On Brock Lesnar Match Up With Jon Jones – All Eyes On USADA

Just as Jon Jones announced he’s excited about a grappling opportunity in the works a new exciting match up is on the horizon for him. Even though Jones has been long absent due to an alleged...

Me Too Movement Has Arrived To Jiu Jitsu – And it’s here to Stay

In the past BJJ Eastern Europe hasn’t shied away from picking up troubling reports. It looks as though we have another one like that in our hands. The cultural movement that’s caused the...