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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Ben Askren on World Cup: ‘For Your Son To Be a Man, No To Soccer, Yes To Wrestling’

USA Wrestling Olympian and Former UFC welterweight/former One FC champion Ben Askren commented on the football/soccer World Cup and he was not impressed by the attitude of some soccer players:  ...

Learn How To “Smesh” The Guard Like Khabib

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...

When Should You Be Pulling Guard In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Pulling guard is such a common place in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that you see it in almost every competition video known to man.  We’ve seen with the high level grapplers like Rousimar Palhares all the...

How To Improve Your Gi And No-Gi BJJ Skills At The Same Time

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...

Read Your Opponents: The Key To Success In BJJ Competition

If you want to win BJJ matches more often than not, then it’s a must that you develop a solid game plan. You need to know what you want to do and how to get there – otherwise,...

ADXC 3: Fabricio Andrey & Ruan Alvarenga Land In The Main Card With A Grappling Bout

We have another duel revealed for the upcoming ADXC 3! Marking the organization’s first foreign tournament, the upcoming event is set to hit Brazilian shores on March 2nd, bringing all the action...

Vitor Belfort on Finding his Style : ‘We Had Rickson, Royce Gracie. These Guys were not Good.”

MMA legend Vitor Belfort first got into Jiu-Jitsu through Carlson Gracie. Initially, he was training with one of his students, who told him that he “needed to train with Carlson,” because he...

Olympic Medalist Boxer Tries BJJ For 30 Days – Here Are His Thoughts

Tony Jeffries is an Olympic bronze medalist boxer who recently took it upon himself to try out Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 30 days… And to see just how good he could get at the end of that 30-day...

BJJ Blue Belt with 62 Tournament Matches Tries Out Judo Sparring

“BJJ Players Will Never Reach Their Full Potential Unless They Cross Train In Other Grappling Arts.” Judo and BJJ: Similar Jacket, different rules and mentality. Judo training will vastly improve...

Muay Thai Champion Teaches Brilliant Bodylock Clinch Takedown

In boxing, fighters are separated when they clinch; in The Thai striking art of Muay Thai, it is allowed. They launch strikes from there and also wrestle to set up foot sweeps or trips. If you ever...

Surprise Your Opponents With This “Scorpion Lock” Setup From The Back

The Scorpion Lock might not be a high-percentage submission… But if your timing and positioning are right, then there’s a really good chance you’ll get a tap from it. Passing the...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Reveals That He’s The Person Who Coined The Term “Headquarters” In BJJ

The Headquarters in Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most often utilized ones, and for good reason – it’s a dominant one and fantastic for guard passing. But did you know that it was actually...

Demetrious Johnson Says Israel Adesanya Needs To Improve His Grappling

Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson has recently voiced his concerns regarding Israel Adesanya’s readiness for his match against Dricus du Plessis… Especially his grappling...

Gabi Garcia Announces Return To MMA – With A Heavyweight Title Match

Gabi Garcia has made headlines once again – by announcing her return to the MMA arena! This time, she’s eyeing a heavyweight title in a yet-to-be-revealed promotion. Garcia, who has been...

[Funny] Keenan Cornelius: “No-Gi Is For People With Less Brainpower”

What are your thoughts on rolling and competing in no-gi Jiu-Jitsu? Is it harder or easier than competing in the gi? In a recent social media video, Keenan Cornelius shared his opinion on the...

2019 World’s Strongest Man (331 lbs) w/ 6 Months BJJ Training Rolls with 145lbs BJJ Black Belt

Martins Licis won the 2019 World’s Strongest Man competition beating out the legendary Thor (The mountain from Game of Thrones). Licis is Latvian-American and is 6 ft 2 ½ in (1.89 m) and...

How Does Mica Galvao Catch Armbars from Everywhere? Lachlan Giles Explains

Lachlan Giles, a prominent figure in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community, has explained how Mica Galvao has such good armbars. Giles, who is known for his analytical approach to grappling techniques,...

How To Master The Uchi Mata 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 Surprising Psychological And Meditative Benefits Of 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...

What Is The Meregali 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...

How can I get good results in Jiu-Jitsu, even though I can’t train every day?

Optimizing Your Jiu Jitsu Training Without a Daily Commitment. We dedicated jiu jitsu practitioners understand the importance of daily training to drive improvements in performance and...

The Importance of Rest & Sleep for Jiu Jitsu Athletes

The Importance of Rest for Jiu Jitsu Athletes. Staying consistently trained in jiu jitsu is crucial for accelerating skill development. However, rest also plays an important role in the pursuit of...

Changing your Strategy Could be What you Need to Become a Jiu-Jitsu Champion

Developing an Effective Strategy is Key to Achieving Success in Jiu-Jitsu Competition. While it would be ideal to achieve our goals with minimal effort, true accomplishment is found through...

Is The Concept Of Jiu-Jitsu “Family” Just Fake?

 ‘BJJ Family’ Reality or Fake? What happens when your teammates stop training? Are they still your family? Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is one of the disciplines that takes the most effort to...