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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Competitions/Tournaments

Major Grappling Event This Weekend in France Feat. Felipe Pena & Jaime Canuto

      Get ready for a major event in the European BJJ scene! Royal Rumble Night which will be held this Saturday Novenber 19th in Paris, France in a cinema. The main event will feature...

Gabi Garcia: I’m Not Done Fighting In Jiu-Jitsu! Worlds & ADCC On The Horizon

      Gabi Garcia may have refocused onto her MMA career but she’s far from retired! Garcia, soon to be 31, is 3-0 in mma having won 2 by submission and one via tko. Most...

Tom DeBlass: “In my heart I always missed jiu jitsu.”

    Tom DeBlass is a prominent member of the grappling community. The experienced black belt, former MMA fighter and respectable coach earned his bjj black belt under Ricardo Almeida. Tom...

Rafael Lovato Jr’s World Class Armbar Finish at Legacy 62

  Rafael Lovato Jr. remains the Legacy Fighting Championship Middleweight Champion after 3 hard fought rounds. As soon as the fight went to the ground, the end was near for Cortez Coleman. A...

Europe’s Biggest Kids BJJ Tournament with 800+ Participants

THE BIGGEST KIDS BJJ TOURNAMENT IN EUROPE WITH MORE THAN 800 PARTICIPANTS . Gymnasium would like to invite everybody to 7th international bjj tournament on 03 Dec, 2016- GYMNASIUM CUP . Last time we...

Grappling Central Podcast Interviews Manto Owner Alberto Marchetti

      Grappling Central Podcast had the pleasure of interviewing Manto owner Alberto Marchetti recently. Marchetti is quite respected in a bjj community and known for being business...

Demian Maia’s Title Shot Even Further Away After UFC 205

    UFC 205 was historic across the board. But for Demian Maia it might mean his title shot is even further away. Stephen Wonderboy Thompson put on quite a performance but not enough to...

UFC 205: Miesha Tate Announces Retirement in Cage

Watch former champion Miesha Tate announce her retirement after losing to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden. Wait WHAT?! Thank you, @MieshaTate #UFC205 #UFCNYC...

Khabib Nurmagomedov Octagon interview Speaks in Russian, Calls McGregor Chicken

Khabib Nurmagomedov dominated at UFC 205 at remains undefeated at 24-0. Nurmagomedov defeated Michael Johnson by submission in the third and final round.

Miesha Tate vs Raquel Pennington UFC 205 Full Fight

 

Full Fight: Chris Weidman vs Yoel Romero

Full Fight: Chris Weidman vs Yoel Romero.

Full Fight: Tyron Woodley vs Stephen Thompson

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Michael Johnson Full Fight

Full Fight: Conor McGregor vs Eddie Alvarez

 

How to Defend and Escape the Kneebar

    A kneebar (also known as legbar, kneelock or hiza-juji-gatame) is a leglock that can hyperextend the knee. The basic kneebar technique is similar to that of an armbar. The practitioner...

Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Cortez Coleman- Legacy 62 Highlights

  Rafael Lovato Jr. remains the Legacy Fighting Championship Middleweight Champion after 3 hard fought rounds. As soon as the fight went to the ground, the end was near for Cortez Coleman. The...

Jose Aldo’s Teacher Dede Pederneiras Teaches Unstoppable Lapel Choke

    Dede Pederneiras is one of the world’s most renowned bjj and mma coaches. He is the leader and co-founder of Nova Uniao academy which birthed many champions in both bjj and mma....

Michelle Nicolini Vs Mona Samir- One Championship MMA

  Michelle Nicolini is one of the most decorated athletes out there. She’s bowed away from IBJJF competitions and entirely focussed on MMA. She fought this Friday 11th at ONE FC, biggest Asian...

Sport BJJ Practitioner vs Muay Thai Fighter in MMA Fight

    Pure sport jiu-jitsu player vs experienced Muay Thai fighter in an MMA fight. This was the BJJ practitioner’s MMA debut at Dragon House MMA at Kezar Pavillion in San Francisco...

Unique Healing Method For Disc Issues Proves Highly Successful

  As was mentioned in a recent article, disc issues often plague grapplers during and often after their active years of training. Many methods of relief are tried, often with mediocre results....

10 Yrs After Backstage Brawl Krazy Horse & Cristiano Marcello Make Peace

  It looks like time really does solve everything. 10 years after their infamous backstage scuffle at Pride FC, Cristiano Marcello and Charles Krazy Horse Benett have buried the hatchet. A BJJ...

Ricardo Almeida: Eddie Alvarez has no Weaknesses!

    Esteemed Renzo Gracie black belt Ricardo Almeida is also the coach of Eddie Alvarez.   Philadelphia born Alvarez is currently underdog in the fight to defend his belt against the...

Best of Jiu-Jitsu Mannequin Challenge

The Mannequin Challenge is a viral Internet video trend that started in 2016 where people remain frozen in action while a video is recorded, usually with music in the background. The...

Tony Ferguson More Interested In Eddie Bravo Black Belt Than UFC Title

      Tony Ferguson is undoubtedly one of the most underrated fighters in the UFC. He’s proven himself time and time again – most recently just this past weekend against...