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Category Archive: Articles

Mackenzie Dern: My Goal Was To Win Everything This Year, Then Retire From BJJ

  Mackenzie Dern has a great deal of accolades in the bjj world. But ever since she started transitioning to MMA it’s become substantially harder to juggle the two. As evidenced by her...

Steven Seagal Got Challenged By George Foreman

    Actor and 7th degree aikido black belt Steven Seagal got a very strange challenge recently. He was challenged by world class boxer George Foreman to what just might be the strangest...

How Can Yoga Improve Your BJJ Skills? | LiveTheMachLife

Most BJJ players tend to focus mainly on strength and conditioning rather than flexibility. Flexibility is so important in Jiu-Jitsu because it really makes all the vast number of techniques much...

Submission Underground 5 Misfires

    The 5th edition of the Chael Sonnen sub only event went on last night without much fanfare. What might surprise you is that the event featured plenty of talent even though it failed to...

CBD Will Be Permitted by World Anti-Doping Agency Starting Next Year

    World Anti-Doping Agency has announced this past Friday that Cannabidiol will be removed from the prohibited list starting in 2018. Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a cannabis...

Gordon Ryan Pens Touching Tribute To Garry Tonon Thanking Him For Years Of Support

    Gordon Ryan has always been a vocal supporter of friend and mentor Garry Tonon but recently he wrote a very revealing story detailing just how deep their friendship goes, and how much...

Is Closed Guard Still effective or is it Outdated?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv. Watch any of the early UFC’s and you see Royce Gracie submitting people...

“The Gi is Unrealistic Bro” Gi vs Street Clothes: Which is Better in BJJ?

Have you ever heard some No Gi only guys say “The Gi is unrealistic bro” ? Tradition or realism? Which do you think is better to train for?  

Werdum Set To Do Outreach In LGBT Community After Latest Slur Outburst

    Werdum came under fire for the first time earlier last month when he was commenting on some Cormier reactions to Jones doping scandal. Werdum Slams Cormier, Hurls Gay Slur At Him  ...

Shamrock to Face Kazushi Sakuraba under grappling rules At Rizin

  Kazushi Sakuraba has entered an interesting challenge. He’s set to grapple Frank Shamrock at Rizin. Friday it was announced that Kazushi Sakuraba will face Frank Shamrock in a grappling...

Things Got Heated Between Werdum & Tony Ferguson During Recent Interview

    Fabricio Werdum has a very long list of accolades in both bjj and mma worlds. To boot Werdum is quite known as being outspoken and not caring who gets hurt in the process, as evidenced...

Eddie Bravo Invitational 13th Edition Set For October 22nd

    13th Edition of the Eddie Bravo Invitational has been set for 22nd October. The unique sub only event returns following an all female edition of the event. And this post ADCC edition is...

Gordon Ryan: Our Team Are Pretty Much The Only People That Don’t Dope

  Gordon Ryan has been through a tremendous transformation this year. While much of the spectators are skeptical he credits much of his transformation to his friend model/body builder Nathalie...

Anthony Bourdain Is In The Shape Of His Life At 61 Thanks To BJJ

    Celebrated chef Anthony Bourdain took up bjj when he was 58. Thanks to bjj he slimmed down 30lbs/14 kgs. Bourdain has so far trained in New York, Scotland, Los Angeles, Hungary, Miami...

Why Intermittent Fasting Works

    Intermittent fasting is a method of dieting that has gotten a bit of attention in the bjj community lately with excellent endorsements by both Edwin Najmi and Tom DeBlass. Intermittent...

Royce Gracie’s Son Had An MMA Debut

  UFC Hall of Famer and current Bellator MMA brand ambassador Royce Gracie has his name forever written in the history of MMA.  And now it looks like one of his kids is ready to take the same...

John Danaher and Eddie Bravo Exchange Congratulations Upon ADCC Success

    Danaher’s student Gordon Ryan was arguably among the biggest victors of the ADCC. Next to Ryan, Felipe Pena, Craig Jones, Vagner Rocha and Karppinen definitely put their best food...

Instructor Accused Of Sexual Assault and Child Abuse At Winnipeg Jiu Jitsu Academy

    Another rotten apple has bee unearthed. A Winnipeg firefighter and jiu-jitsu studio owner has been arrested after 3 girls aged 12-18 accused him of incidents of sexual abuse spanning...

Gordon Ryan Announces He’s Transitioning to Gi Competition Scene

    Gordon Ryan achieved exactly what he set out to. This ADCC proved he’s one of the most dominant grapplers of today – affirmed by his Gold in the -88kg division and silver in...

What We can Learn from ADCC 2017

Written by Stefan Rüegg, BJJ black belt and instructor at Frota Academy in Zurich, Switzerland. Short ADCC 2017 analysis. (just my opinion as a bjj black belt): 1) any kind of leg attacks are...

Danaher Death Squad Burries the Hatchet With Dillon Danis

    ADCC brought together many of bjj’s biggest names of today. While things usually only get more heated when Marcelo Garcia outcast Dillon Danis is around this was not the case....

Gordon “King” Ryan Shares Reflections on ADCC: Never Believe Your Own Hype

    The testy 22 year old has been making quite a splash since his surprise win at EBI Absolute. But finally he has the grappling pinnacle – the ADCC to back it up. Love him or hate...

How Judo Helped Kid With Learning Difficulties Turn His Life Around

    Another inspirational story has come to light recently – how judo transformed the life of Thomas Kyle Jones and turned his life around. The 18 year old from Swansea has faced...

ADCC 2017 Final Scores, Victor Crowned

    One more ADCC is behind us. An exciting can’t miss weekend of grappling featured plenty of surprises and some excellent performances. The absolute division had much to offer with...