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Category Archive: Articles

Terminal Cancer Patient Determined To Keep On Competing in BJJ

    For some competing is an integral part of the Brazilian jiu jitsu lifestyle. Such is the case in this incredibly inspirational story. Kenny Bond walked into a physicians office some...

5th Degree Black Belt Phil Migliarese’s BJJ Q&A: Shares Lots of ‘Hidden Details’

Phil “Jiu-Jitsu Matrix” Migliarese  is currently a 5th degree Relson Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt with over 30 years of experience in BJJ and Mixed Martial Arts. A Gracie Worlds and...

Travis Stevens Goes To BJJ Academy As An Undercover White Belt

  Travis goes to a BJJ academy as an undercover white belt! Travis Stevens aka ‘The Judo Silencer’ is a Olympic silver medalist judoka from the United States who competed in 2008, 2012 and...

Lessons From Rickson Gracie: Connection, ‘Tighten The Rope’

  Guest post by Brandon Hetzler  who is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black bet under Rickson & Kron Gracie, 7 and creator of Jugoshin Ryu JuJutsu.   “Tighten the rope”. This was...

Demian Maia Explains How He Was Forced to Fight Masvidal

    Demian Maia has been the most impacted by the stalemate performances that both Stephen Wonderboy Thompson and Tyron Woodley put on – not once but twice. The two famously fought to...

Michael Page’s Father Accused or Rape and Abuse of Preteens In His Martial Arts Classes

    Curtis Page is a 3x world champion kickboxer. He’s also the latest martial arts instructor to be accused of rape and absue of underage girls, girls as young as 11. Curtis, father...

How The Ability To Teach Might Be Affecting Your Competition Style

    In life you can often encounter the term “those who can’t do, teach” however this is one of the worst offenders in terms of simply not being true in most cases –...

Alan Jouban: Demian Maia Gets SideStepped Because He’s A Gentleman!

    Ultimate Fighting Championship has been resembling a reality show more and more as it undergoes a variety of changes under the new ownership. Not only is the roster getting smaller but...

Romulo Barral Returning To Middleweight For the First Time Since 2003

    At age 35 Romulo Barral is quite an accomplished athlete perhaps even a legend of the sport. Just 10 years ago he was pinpointed as the Graciemag as the Number 1 BJJ Fighter in the...

Paralyzed Man Encourages Daughter To Do Jiu Jitsu – Ends up Competing

  For Brian Freeman the outside world was a terrifying place for his daughter grow up – especially so after he ended up paralyzed following surgery that left him wheelchair bound. This was...

5 Best Responses From Travis Stevens Reddit AMA

    AMAs have long been the staple of reddit. Judo silver medalist and bjj black belt Travis Stevens was the latest to offer his insight and answer the questions of many jiu jiteiros eager...

Mackenzie Dern: I’ll Try To Follow In Conor McGregor’s Footsteps!

    Mackenzie Dern is in a notorious mood given her newly acquired record of going 3-0 in mma. Over the weekend Dern got the chance to try her hand at striking and sparred over 3 rounds...

What Ronda Rousey Needs To Do To Get Back On Top – 6 Suggestions

  Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy  and of mmacoach.net, talks about what Ronda Rousey needs to do to get back on top. Mark is a Judo black belt (Serbian...

Vitor Belfort confirms Pending Retirement: ‘My body is not the same anymore’

    Vitor Belfort is fresh off of the latest defeat in the main event of UFC fight night 109 in Fortaleza, Brazil. The one time great is tired from the demands of mma. In the post fight...

Watch Davi Ramos’ UFC Debut

    Davi Ramos had been added to the UFC as a late day replacement in a match against Serginho Moraes. You can watch the fight below:         Ramos subsequently said:

Edson Barboza vs. Beneil Dariush – UFC Fortaleza Brasil

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UFC Fight Night 106: Vitor Belfort vs Kelvin Gastelum

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Watch: Gleidson Cutis Hits a Rare Grapevine Leglock Finish @ LFA

    Yesteday’s edition of Legacy Fighting Alliance drew the attention of submission fans around the world thanks to featuring black belt world champion Mackenzie Dern. But another...

Mackenzie Dern Triumphs Again To Make MMA Score 3-0

    After much of an ordeal was made about Mackenzie making weight the fight was set place. Prior to the bout Dern declared she wanted to focus more on striking and not rely so heavily on...

Watch: MMA fighter ‘knocked out’ Without being Touched by the Opponent;

    A strange event occurred recently at an MMA match. Of course all kinds of strange things occur in mma settings.  Stunning stunts, bizarre injuries, incredible finishes, and more....

Werdum vs Cain 2 In Negotiations After Ben Rothwell Pinged By USADA

    Fabrizio Werdum has had a hard time finding opponents lately. In spite of many provocations between him and Junior Dos Santos he was initially set to rematch Cain Velasquez only for...

Mackenzie Dern Didn’t Miss Weight – Agreed on Making 120 Lbs Prior To Stepping

    Mackenzie Dern had some trouble weighing in the last time at  strawweight weight class. In the previous fight Dern missed weight as she tipped the scales at 118.3 pounds which is more...

BJJ Camp w/ Lucas Figueiredo in Caesar Resort, North Cyprus

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu camp in Caesar Resort with black belt master – Lucas Figueiredo Lucas Figueiredo is a BJJ black belt from Alliance Rio De Janeiro. He is the nephew/ son of BJJ legend Alexandre...

Muslim Sisters Get Empowered Against Islamophobia With Jiu-Jitsu

    Prejudice is very hard to deal with regardless of context. Modern age is crippled with islamophobia issues – being the post 9.11. era. Jiu Jitsu makes these sisters empowered...