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Category Archive: Articles

Renzo Gracie Set For Supermatch With Sakuraba

    Renzo Gracie returned to bjj competition over the summer having faced Sanae Kikuta over at ADCC to a tight victory. But looks like the 50 year old is not ready to hang up the fight gear...

Difference Between BJJ and Luta Livre: Turtle Position

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 changed the martial arts world...

Renzo Gracie & Kazushi Sakuraba Set To Rematch at ONE Championship

MMA veterans Renzo Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba are set for an epic rematch, 18 years after their classic Pride FC fight. In the fight at PRIDE FC 10 in August 2000, Sakuraba won by TKO when he...

Why Jiu Jitsu Is A Team Sport

    Grappling is traditionally considered an individual sport. Not only is some of it guided by selfishness but also there’s nobody to pass the ball to when it comes to game time...

Jacare Scores Convincing KO Victory Over Brunson: “I Was Just Ready to Win”

    Earlier tonight at UFC on FOX 27 live in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ronaldo Souza made a triumphant return to the Octagon to finish proven power puncher Derek Brunson with a first-round...

Coconut Oil Coffee for Pre Workout Energy

  Guest post by Funk Roberts of FunkMMA.com   INGREDIENTS Brewed Coffee Coconut Oil (Virgin) BCAA (optional) I am not a regular coffee drinker. In fact I can count on my hands how many cups...

Female Fighter Finished With Scary Slam Over at ONE

    Slamming is the point of much contention in jiu jitsu. Slamming is one of the things that’s generally frowned upon unless a specific ruleset explicitly allows it. Most grappling...

Comedian Russell Peters Promoted To Blue Belt By Jean Jacques Machado

    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...

All You Need to Know About Senior Golfer and Senior Golf Clubs

A senior golfer’s tactics Senior golfers do a lot in the golfing community as they are the ones that keep the fire burning and maintain golfing glory. Golfing gives a sense of adventure and passion...

BJJ Black Belt Scott Naugle Arrested For Failing To Register As Sex Offender

  Scott Naugle of Leverage Jiu Jitsu was convicted of sexual battery on a child of less than years of age as we previously reported as part of a bigger story on sexual deviants who were a part...

Firas Zahabi: GSP Will Fight Again. But – He’s Out For At Least A Year

    Firas Zahabi has long been teasing ideas for the next Georges St.Pierre match however he was forced to suceed recently and admit that it might be a long time yet until we see GSP enter...

Young Teen Martial Arts Fan Hangs Himself Hours After Swearing To Track Down Bullies Blamed For Friend’s Suicide

    Bullying has long been a huge problem in the modern society. This epidemic had a particularly unsettling conclusion recently in the UK as Elton Harland (13) committed suicide following...

Can Anybody Become a Qualified Grappling Referee?

As someone tasked with staffing tournaments, I can tell you I’m observing a shortage of qualified grappling referees.  The reason for this shortage is not difficult to understand – more...

Difference Between BJJ and Luta Livre: Escaping Side Control

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 changed the martial arts world...

Master Ken: 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu is B.S.

Master Ken finally takes on the franchise known as 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu made famous by Eddie Bravo, a grappler who trained under Jean Jacques Machado and the creator of the infamous “rubber...

Setting Up Armbar From Backmount Surprise Attack

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 in...

How To Roll with Women in Bjj (Don’t Be an A*%hole)

If you’re a man, how do you roll with women in your BJJ gym? Do you roll with no strength, do you match their strength and intensity or do you smash them? Chewy, gives some great advice on how to...

Why Self Defense Seminars for Women Are Not false Empowerment

    As a female that’s been in bjj for a number of years it’s been a very awakening experience. Experience and technique won’t always save you from a hyper aggressive...

Dana White on CM Punk: I’m going to give him another shot

    Dana White caught a lot of flack when he let 35 year old former pro wrestler Phil CM Punk Brooks debut in the octagon. Of course Brooks promptly lost to a bjj brown belt Mickey Gall...

John Danaher Answers Most Common Question: Why Wear a Rashguard even to a Wedding?

    Back in 2010 Mat Serra was getting married. One notable guest at the event was a longtime training friend John Danaher. However in this situation one of Danaher’s cooks came to...

Dillon Danis Spotted Doing MMA Sparring with Paulo Miyao

    Dillon Danis was MIA from last night’s Bellator 192 card but with no debut date in sight Danis was spotted preparing alongside Paulo Miyao.   heavy MMA rounds today with my...

Tom DeBlass Indulges Young White Belt Fan In BJJ Super Match

    DeBlass recently received the third stripe on his black belt however that didn’t stop him from indulging a young man’s fantasy: Tom DeBlass On Why He Doesn’t Believe...

Sonnen Advances in HW Grand Prix, MacDonald Captures Title at Bellator 192 & Royce Gracie Son Loses

    Bellator has been successful lately in capturing the attention of the public. The much buzzed about Heavyweight tournament got it’s first match over with. Chael Sonnen will be...

(Video )Tommy Langaker Tapped out Erberth Santos With a triangle choke

    Tommy Langaker just secured his place on the bjj professionals map. The fresh new black belt managed to tap out Erberth Santos with a triangle choke in the second round of the absolute...