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Category Archive: Articles

From Mafia Boss’s Daughter to Turkey’s First Female BJJ Black belt: Melo’s Story

Last week, Asena Melike Ağansoy of Corvos MMA in Istanbul, Turkey made history when she was promoted to black belt in BJJ, becoming Turkey’s first ever female BJJ black belt. Her instructor, Burak...

Matt Brown Wants To Manhandle Snoop Dogg For insulting Conor McGregor

    Matt Brown recently guested on the Joe Rogan experience. The UFC welterweight and commentator weighed in on a variety of hot topics including controversial Snoop Dog commentary of the...

Mackenzie Dern’s UFC debut will headline Portion of UFC 222 fight card

    UFC has recognized the potential in Mackenzie Dern. Dern who is an ADCC gold medalist and a multiple time world champion in bjj started in UFC feeder organization Legacy Fighting...

Renzo Gracie’s Drill Will Give You The Smoothest Armbar Ever

Check out Renzo Gracie’s drill that if done many times will make you develop an incredibly smooth armbar. This is an extremely simple drill, but it has to be drilled to exhaustion. When you reach...

Craig Jones To Duel Matheuz Diniz in Rolles Gracie Promotion

    Craig Jones made it out of ADCC with his reputation better than ever. After all the aussie ace just had a bjjscout video dedicated solely to his best tips. But one of his biggest tests...

Khabib’s manager Questions Legitimacy Of Kavanagh Black Belt – Danis Responds

    Dillon Danis has been warming the New York mats of Unity academy with the help of SBG Ireland’s Conor McGregor and John Kavanagh. This would be no news if Kavanagh’s...

Gracie Brothers: Why Student Safety and Mandatory Sex Offender Checks Should Be Put Ahead Of Profit Margins Of BJJ Academies

  BJJ community around the world gets shaken up every time a gross abuse of power is exposed. A discipline that should be all about humility and respect is often twisted into scenarios where...

Rafael dos Anjos to Woodley: ‘Shame on you’ for wanting Nate Diaz fight

    Rafael dos Anjos is sick and tired of Tyron Woodley mentioning Nate Diaz as a potential challenger to his UFC welterweight title.   Woodley – who was all set for a big pay...

Demi Lovato Set A Jiu Jitsu Thirst Trap For Superman’s Henry Cavill

    The world of celebrities who are into jiu jitsu is ever expanding but among the most vocal has been Demi Lovato. Now this wouldn’t be surprising if she hadn’t used the...

Frank Mir – How I put the Guillotine on Cheick Kongo at UFC 107

Former UFC champion Frank Mir has some of the organization most impressive submission wins: Kimura against Minotauro, armbar against Tim Sylvia, Kneebar against Brock Lesnar, Toe hold against Tank...

Renzo Gracie Seminar At Frota Academy in Zurich This Weekend

  Frota Academy always has a steady stream of exciting guests and seminars in store. This fall is no different. The latest seminar to be held at the prestigious location will be held on...

Brazil Commission Sides With Dana White: Yamasaki Should’ve Stopped It

    Over the weekend Valentina Shevchenko put on an impressive showcase for her striking:   Only Mario Yamasaki would let someone get out struck 217 to 1 and not stop the fight...

New Grappling Tournament, QUINTET: 5-member Teams battle it out in a “Winner Stays On”

    It seems like every day a new grappling competition promotion is coming out. However there’s something quite unique about this latest development – it’s meant to put...

How John Danaher’s Leg Lock Philosophy Is Changing The Fundamentals Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Evolve Vacation. The Evolve Vacation Program offers travelers the rare opportunity of a lifetime to combine a tropical vacation under the sun with authentic training under World...

Davi Ramos And Tanquinho Book New UFC Fights

    While the grappling community is somewhat subdued those who have transitioned to MMA have been booking matches left and right. After the news about Nate Diaz potential return both...

England Rugby Player Sam Jones Might Be Forced To Retire Due To Judo Crosstraining Injury

Rugby is widely considered one of toughest sports in the world. Earlier in 2016 the coach of England’s national rugby team got them cross-training judo! England Rugby Team CrossTrain Judo The...

Nate Diaz is Ready to Step in and Fight in the main event of UFC 222

    Diaz has been on a sabbatical since engaging in a duology with Conor McGregor back at UFC 202. Tuseday Diaz announced his intent to step back into the octagon:   Sick of sitting...

Ben Askren Hits CM Punk with a Stone Cold Stunner – Potential UFC Return at UFC 225

    CM Punk may have had a lucrative WWE career but it looks like his octagon career won’t be anything to aspire to. The 35 year old pro wrestler is 0-1 having been defeated in under...

Opinion: Ben Askren Is Right, We Work More To Market The Sport Than We Do To Develop The Skill

    Ben Askren’s guest spot on the Joe Rogan experience was quite memorable. Over the 2 hour spot he shared many insights but perhaps none as poignant as the beef he has with bjj...

Shevchenko Dominates ending via RNC while Ref Mario Yamasaki Refuses to Intervene – White Calls For Firing

      UFC Fight Night 125 was fairly uneventful. The absence of big names barring Lyoto Machida and Valentina Schevchenko made the event somewhat subdued – that is until the main...

These Techniques After Grappling Training Will Help Recovery & Reduce Soreness

You’ve had a really hard training session and you’re already thinking about how sore you will be when you wake up tomorrow morning… It doesn’t have to be that way. There are...

Romero VS Rockhold – Who Will Win?

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt and multiple medallist...

Renzo Gracie Teaches Brandon Vera A Cool Back Take at the Airport

You can learn some new technique anytime, anywhere! When you are travelling with martial arts legend Renzo Gracie he can drop some career changing wisdom anywhere. Here he is waiting for...

Make Your Armbar Hitchhiker Escape Proof

Interesting details for techniques always come to light after intense battles. Craig Jones and Gordon Ryan facing off at EBI was no different.   #danaher #dds #ebi #subonly #ilovebjj #bjj4life A...