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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Fighter Suffers Short-Term Memory Loss After KO At “Power Slap League”

Image Credits: Power Slap League Twitter Dana White‘s “Power Slap League” has officially started a few days ago… And it already featured a controversial bout. Namely, Chris...

Unorthodox Armbar Leads to Injury at MMA Event

The armlock or armbar is a submission that aims to hyperextend the arm into compromising positions. There are two basic types of armlocks – the straight armlock and the bent armlock. The straight...

Jake Paul Training Jiu-Jitsu in Preparation for MMA Debut

Jake Paul has made the move many were asking him to do – he will compete in MMA! He recently announced the signing of a multi-year deal with the Professional Fighters League (PFL), under which...

Andre Galvao Shows An Unusual “Rock The Baby Outside Leg Lockdown Attack”

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

Legacy: The Storied Career Of Andre Galvao

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Neil Magny On Grappling Khamzat Chimaev & Getting Submited: ‘He is Definitely the Real Deal’

Neil Magny is one of the rare fighters that has been asking to fight Khamzat Chimaev for the past few years and he got to taste what that would feel like back in November. Khamzat Chimaev and Neil...

The Ultimate Guide To Surviving & Succeeding As a Jiu-Jitsu White Belt

Written by Ryan Kellar, BJJ black belt instructor at Team Ronin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu . I’ll begin by stating that not all schools of Jiu-Jitsu will agree with my ideas, and that’s fine. Dawn...

The Ideal Grappler: An Alternative Perspective

Fighting is a business now. People at the highest levels of every combat sport are pretty much done working for free (except for you IBJJF, you’re the exception for some reason.) As with all...

Robert Degle Shares 3 Things You Need To Heel Hook Someone

Ah, the way of the Heel Hook… There are so many variations to it out there and, if you learn a reasonable number of them, you’re sure to become a well-respected training partner and...

Demetrious Johnson On Rolling With Elite Grapplers: “I Wanted To See What It Felt Like”

If you want to become as successful as you could be, then you better spend time with people who are better than you are… Especially when it comes to combat sports. For example, Demetrious...

Tiny Female Judo Black Belt Olympian Grapples White Belt Male

Dojo storming is all the rage today but it’s quite special to see someone ready to take on a huge challenge and keep an open mind. Such was the case with Norwegian judoka – the first ever...

Marcelo Garcia Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer: “The Biggest Fight Of My Life”

Marcelo Garcia, an IBJJF and ADCC Hall Of Famer – and one of the most liked people in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Garcia shared news about...

Mikey Musumeci Wants To Re-Learn Muay Thai – Might Transition To MMA

Mikey Musumeci is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the world. However, even though he is eager to continue winning everything there is to win in BJJ and submission grappling, Mikey...

Mikey Musumeci’s Reaction To Bayanduuren’s Injuries: “I Really Wish He Tapped”

Mikey Musumeci successfully defended his ONE Championship flyweight submission grappling world title last Friday (January 13), against Gantumur Bayanduuren. However, he wasn’t pleased with how...

Demetrious Johnson “Down To Grapple With Mikey Musumeci”

Mikey Musumeci put on a spectacular ONE Championship submission grappling performance, winning via unanimous decision against Gantumur Bayanduuren. During the post-fight interview, he reiterated that...

The Apocalypse is Near: John Danaher Decided NOT to Wear a Rashguard Outside the Academy

Why does John Danaher always wears rash guards everywhere he goes? As a BJJ mastermind, it shouldn’t be strange seeing Danaher in the classic no-gi attire, a rash guard. However his reasons are...

Nicky Rod on Recent Match with Gordon Ryan: ‘He Couldn’t Do Anything. People See He’s Human Now’

UFC Fight Pass Invitational 3 was held last month and the main event of Gordon Ryan vs. Nick Rodriguez did not dissappoint. The initial opponent for Ryan was supposed to be Vinny Magalhaes, but the...

Renzo Gracie Promoted to Coral Belt by Rickson Gracie

After a lifetime of training Jiu-Jitsu (50+ years) Renzo Gracie has joined a very small group of coral belt owners. Only a few and those who gained a black belt will receive this honor. Renzo Gracie,...

John Danaher Reacts to Felipe Pena Training with Galvao to Prep For Upcoming Gordon Ryan Superfight

Atos HQ this week welcomed Felipe Pena – IBJJF and ADCC Absolute World Champion. Andre Galvao is guiding him during his training camp in San Diego for his next grappling challenge against...

Details of Bayanduuren’s Long Term Knee Damage from Not Tapping to Mikey Musumeci Revealed

Mikey Musumeci beat Gandumur Bayanduuren via unanimous decision last Friday… And retained his ONE Championship Flyweight submission grappling world title. And, well, the match also contained a...

Draculino: “BJJ Was Almost Marginalized – People Used To Think That We Were Thugs”

Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães is a sixth-degree black belt under the legendary founder of Gracie Barra, Carlos Gracie Jr., and also a coach of many world champions. He has seen a lot...

Danielle Kelly: “I Didn’t Have Much Support Coming Up”

Success doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years of diligent work, discipline, and willingness to believe in oneself – even when no one else believes in you. And yes, it can sometimes be...

Awkward: Paige VanZant Accidentally “Told” Airport Staff About A Sex Tape She Made With Her Husband

Mistakes… Happen. To everyone, famous or not; but it does have a lot more weight to it if you’re someone who is well-known to the public. And it can be a bit embarrassing – such as...

Try These Simple (And Sneaky) Triangle Setups From Closed Guard

The triangle choke is one of the most popular submissions in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It has proven its effectiveness in BJJ and MMA competitions and is undoubtedly one of the strongest strangles. A...