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Category Archive: Articles

Here’s How To Use The Pendulum Sweep In BJJ

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...

The History And Significance Of The ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship

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...

For the First Time In ADCC History USA Overtakes Brazil in Medal Count

Brazil, the cradle of Jiu-Jitsu, was responsible – from the beginnings to the present day – of producing great athletes for our sport. In competitions, Brazilian fighters, mostly ensured...

Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu’s Teaches the Are you Kidding Me Kimura

Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu is a celebrated competitor from the Carlson Gracie lineage whose arguably biggest feat was securing the ADCC 2013 Absolute Championship. In addition to this Cyborg...

This Kneebar From The Body Lock Is Extremely Efficient

Are you someone who’s really into Body Lock guard passing? And you’re also a real fan of Leg Locks? Well, then you’re in for a treat: as there’s a surprisingly easy and...

The Exact Moment When You Realize Grappling is Not For You

Neil Melanson explains the Butt Drag – demonstration partner dies a little inside Neil has an amazing capacity to mix all type of grappling techniques, like Catch Wrestling, BJJ, Wrestling and much...

Don’t Ever Try This Dragon Sleeper Variation (Here’s How To Do It)

Over the years there’s been a good variety of subs in MMA – we’ve seen everything from Mother’s Milk to Crab rides. Have You Ever Tapped Someone With A Sub Called “Mother’s Milk”?...

The Inverted Kneebar From Half Guard – One Of The Most Unexpected Submissions

Leg locks have exploded in popularity over the last several years in competitive grappling. Although leg locks were once shunned by the BJJ community, their effectiveness has never been in doubt....

How Did Nicky Rod Pass Felipe Pena’s Guard at ADCC?

Last weekend, after a hard-fought match, Nicky Rod beat Felipe Pena at the 2022 ADCC semifinals (+99kg division)… All thanks to points gained on the Body Lock Pass, which sliced through...

Gordon Ryan: “My Goal For BJJ Is To Get Athletes Paid & Make The Sport Mainstream”

Gordon Ryan made history over the previous weekend, having won his division and the superfight at the 2022 ADCC World Championships. And he’s made a lot of money along the way, too: This ADCC,...

Russian & Belarusian Athletes Barred From 2022 World Judo Championships

Russian and Belarusian athletes have been banned from competing at the 2022 World Judo Championships, which is taking place next month in Uzbekistan. This decision has been made because of the two...

Tom Hardy: “Training BJJ Has Been Key To A Deeper Sense Of Calm For Me”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just about your physical health. Rather (and, perhaps, even more so), it’s about your mental health, too – which benefits a lot from the Gentle...

Chimaev’s BJJ Instructor Alan Finfou: “Chimaev is Exposing Fake BJJ Black Belts”

Khamzat Chimaev absolutely destroyed Kevin Holland in the co-main event of UFC 279. Chimaev was easily able to take Holland down and was all over him on the ground. He then proceeded to forcefully...

GSP vs. Shaq: The Submission Grappling Match That Never Happened

What if we told you that a submission grappling match between Shaquille O’Neal and Georges St-Pierre wasn’t just a figment of imagination… But, rather, a bout that could’ve...

Joe Rogan: “Gordon Ryan’s Opponents Realize He’s That Good, So They’re Scared”

Joe Rogan is a big supporter of Gordon Ryan, and not just in terms of having been one of his sponsors for the 2022 ADCC tournament. Rather, he’s a fan as well – as he expressed in a...

Chael Sonnen: “What Gordon Does Is Unique To Him & His Team”

Gordon Ryan has made ADCC history over the last weekend, having won his (+99kg) division and the superfight against Andre Galvao. And, well, people all over the submission grappling and MMA scene are...

6 Different Forms Of Wrestling Found Around The World

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...

No One Will Expect This Diving Guillotine Choke Setup

The best submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are the unexpected ones. And the best unexpected submissions are (you’ll probably agree on this one) chokes, especially Guillotine chokes. The...

Want To Make Your Training Partners’ Life Miserable? Good – Go For Shoulder Pressure

Pressure is the name of the game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you can utilize it more than others can, and if you can do it in an efficient way… You’re well on your way to making your...

Switching Sides & Beating Frames Is Very Important In Pressure Passing – Here’s How To Do It

Pressure passing is one of the hardest guard passes to deal with. If your opponent knows what they are doing, it is a real nightmare… Anybody who watches the IBJFF black belt divisions knows...

How Murilo Santana Puts Insane Pressure with his Over Under Pass

The over under pressure is one of the hardest guard passes to deal with. If your opponent knows what they are doing, it is a real nightmare… Anybody who watches the IBJFF black belt divisions knows...

That’s Pathetic: Worst Excuses You Will Hear From BJJ Competitors That Lost

My dog ate my homework. My alarm clock didn’t work… Excuses, excuses, excuses. When you go to a Ju-Jitsu competition, what is the most common question you hear? “How did you...

Gordon Ryan: “It Was An Honor For Me To Compete Against Andre Galvao”

Gordon Ryan is well-know for his trash talk; a talent he’s used more than well to hype up his ADCC superfight match against Andre Galvao. However, after winning the superfight, Ryan had nothing...

Kade Ruotolo Addresses PED Use In ADCC: “Team Natty, Let’s Go”

Over the last weekend, Kade Ruotolo became the youngest ADCC champion in history! The 19-year old submitted Mica Galvao in the finals of the -77kg division… And not only that; but he submitted...