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Category Archive: Articles

Craig Jones Explains What went Wrong In Palhares Match Up

Craig Jones scored a moral victory if anything over Rousimar Palhares. Recently Palhares revealed he hated how the match went ie how much he was not engaging and generally just framing while...

Four Tips for Judoka Getting Started in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) are close cousins. Anyone who knows the history of Judo and BJJ know that they have common roots—Mitsuyo Maeda was a Japanese Judoka, who transmitted the art to...

Vagner Rocha On “No Nutella BJJ” Movement: Have You Ever Fought Someone Really Trying To Kill You?

Nowadays it’s common to hear the buzzwords “no nutella” or “Porrada” used by Jiu-JItsu practitioners. It’s been used in Brazil for years, but has only recently...

Powerlifting Champ Chad Smith on Dropping in with Danaher Death Squad & How He Syncs Powerlifting and BJJ training

350lbs Powerlifting Champion Chad Wesley Smith competed at Jiu Jitsu Worlds. IBJJF Novice (White Belt) Worlds is in the books. Took 2nd in the Ultra-Heavy Division. Won here by Americana but lost in...

Renzo Gracie Backs Matt Serra In Ongoing Feud With Brother

Earlier last month accusations against Nick Serra resurfaced as he announced his return to the bjj community. About 5 years ago Nick was ousted by Matt Serra: According to bloodyelbow sometime...

Robson Gracie Jr. Debut Set at Bellator 208

Robson Gracie Jr. will be making his mma debut sooner rather than later. The Gracie family mma hopeful is set to meet Peter Nascimento in a welterweight bout on October 13th. Nascimento has just one...

Palhares Hated Jones Match Refuses To Explain on Why He Schaubed it

Rousimar Palhares had one of the worst matches of all time at KAsai. In a Craig Jones duel he just kept on framing and disengaging. Clearly the Brazilian felt he was unprepared. He told MMAFighting:...

Buchecha Wants MMA ‘Under the Right Conditions’ – Won’t Rule it Out Just Yet

Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida  was once rumored to be MMA’s hottest prospect but things have considerably sizzled down since then. In an interview with Combate, he said we could see him...

John Danaher On Young vs Old Masters

At the highest level of grappling competition, experience plays a big part in competition performance. Beginner grappling athletes can sometimes be star struck when facing their childhood heroes in...

How to Keep a BJJ Academy Ringworm and Staph Infection Free

When choosing the right bjj academy for you hygiene plays an important part. Staph infections and antibiotic use should never be taken lightly. Pictures of my staph infection throughout the last...

Cycling Stars Share Their Intense Training Regimes

Cycling is a full body sport, and those who excel at the skill prove their bodies and minds to be up to some of the most intense training in the sports world. Cycling though, like any skill, can be...

Ralph Gracie Books MMA Return At ONE

Ralph Gracie is getting ready to step back into the cage at the ripe old age of 47. The Gracie family pitbull has an mma record of 6-1. Gracies one defeat came from his rumored next opponent Takanori...

Leglock Results In Catastrophic leg break: Tibia and Fibula Fracture At Lower Shin

    Miyao brothers might not tap to leglocks but you should definitely. Recently two grapplers duked it out to awful results. The tibia broke when the heel hook was applied in the video...

Renzo Gracie Set to Return To ONE For One More Bout: Walid Ismail and Sakuraba in Play

Renzo Gracie triumphantly returned to the world of mma this summer. The Gracie family legend scored an impresive rnc victory. The two names that are likely for a legends fight are Wallid Ismail and...

Max Holloway & Brian Ortega Title Fight Agreed to for UFC 231

Max Holloway will be returning to the octagon in December to defend his title against No. 1 contender Brian Ortega. Holloway was expected to face Ortega in July at UFC 226 before he was pulled from...

Incorporating Swimming for the Grappler

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. As a BJJ athlete, we are always looking for an edge. Well I say walk to...

Bad Guy Can’t Handle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Cop Ruben Alvarez

In a world plagued with suspicious deaths and ineffective law enforcement methods one officer stood out with his effective application of basic jiu jitsu. The police officer in question is Ruben...

Gracie Pro Adds Terere & Tayane Porfirio To the Card

Gracie Pro has been trying to captivate the attention of the public – it certainly offers a taste of the old school featuring the likes of Roger Gracie and booking Fernando Terere and Clark...

Joe D’Arce Explains His Namesake Choke – D’Arce

In jiu jitsu the names of moves are often “invented” and redefined through the change in generations. One such move is d’arce choke. The D’Arce choke, or Brabo choke (how it’s...

Bruno Malfacine New Match Set Against Cristian Rodriguez Jr. at Brave 16

Bruno Malfacine has a date and an opponent set for his return to MMA. A 10x World Champion as a black belt in bjj will be fighting Cristian Rodriguez Jr. at Brave 16 in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Sept 21,...

You Might Want To Add The Kimura Pass from Half Guard To Your Arsenal

Guest post by David Avellan, an ADCC bronze medalist. Avellan has defeated many of the world’s best grapplers, such as BJJ Black Belt World Champions Rafael Lovato Jr., Tarsis...

Jiu-Jitsu Medalist Arrested during Bahrain Political Unrest Starts Hunger Strike

A brazilian jiu jitsu competitor in Bahrain has first declared a hunger strike in solidarity with a fellow prisoner. According to bloodyelbow report: Mohamed Mirza, who medaled for Bahrain at the...

Khabib Makes The Best Facial Expressions During Rubber Guard Demonstration

Dagestani wrestlers are known for many things, among them being tough, fearless and unrelenting. However what they’re probably not is crazy flexible or so can be judged from the multitude of...

Garry Tonon Would Love To Fight A Prominent BJJ Competitor In MMA: Kron Gracie, Dillon Danis and AJ Agazarm in the mix

Garry Tonon is forging his mma career over at Asia’s ONE FC promotion. However while Tonon might not have an easiest time finding an opponent he’s certainly not opposed to someone...