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Category Archive: Articles

Flashback Friday: Urijah Faber on How He Almost Lost his Life in a Massive Brawl in Bali, Indonesia

    In mid-2006, UFC fighter Urijah Faber found himself fighting for his life on holiday in Bali when a bar altercation turned into a mass brawl. “It was intense, A crazy...

Rokas Naruševičius on the Growth of BJJ in Lithuania & the Baltic Countries

    Have you ever wondered what the BJJ scene is like in the Baltic countries (Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia) ? BJJ Eastern Europe met Lithuanian BJJ association president Rokas...

BJJ Mental Coach on Common Mental Mistakes: Dwelling on Mistakes

      From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas: The number four most common mental mistakes Jiu-Jitsu competitors make is “Dwelling on mistakes”. This dwelling can happen during...

Pedro Valente: ‘Practicing with Resistance is What Makes Jiu-Jitsu Effective in a Street Fight’

    Valente Brothers Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, also known as Gracie Miami, is a school of self-defense located in North Miami Beach Florida. The school has over seven hundred students and currently...

(Video) Grueling 1,5 Hour Long BJJ Blue Belt Test in Norway

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu has had an informal approach to belt promotions, in which one or more instructors subjectively agree that a given student is ready for the next rank. In recent years...

TBT: Matt Serra to Coach Marc Laimon: ‘You’re an Expert Swimmer That Never Got Into a Pool’

      Marc Laimon is a grappling and MMA coach who is a black belt in Brazillian jiu jitsu. He started training at the Gracie academy but left after a few years to continue his BJJ...

Culture Shock: A British Grappler’s Impressions of Training BJJ in Japan

    Following the article on the Japanese grappler talking about training BJJ in the US, Reddit member Yami-Uchi, who is British, made a similar post sharing his experience from training...

Romulo Barral: ‘Jiu-Jitsu is Like Computers. There is Always Something Newer & Better Coming Out’

    Romulo Barral is a four time black belt world champion and ADCC champion. In this video interview with Jason Starbuck, he talks about the evolution of Jiu-Jitsu, the struggles...

Culture Shock: Japanese Shares Impressions of Training BJJ in USA

    Reddit member BJJ827 is Japanese and he shared his experience from training BJJ in the USA for 2 weeks. Interesting stuff:     “I’ve been to North America to see...

BJJ Paradise Camp: Paros, Greece with 5 BJJ Black Belts

    Experience the BJJ lifestyle on the vacation of a lifetime. 5th degree BJJ Legend Marcelo Alonso and NUBJJ Páros is excited to offer you a world class training camp on a beautiful...

Adem Redzovic Talks Sport BJJ vs Self Defense, BJJ in Balkans & More

    Adem Redzovic is a second degree BJJ black belt and the co-owner of Team Redzovic in Chicago, one of the biggest BJJ Academies in the USA. During his recent trip to Belgrade, Serbia, he...

Renzo Gracie: ‘Sakuraba Breaking My Arm Was The Worst Pain I’ve Ever Felt in my Life’

    Considered by some to be the most complete mixed martial artist the legendary Gracie family ever produced, Renzo Gracie defeated five UFC champions during a career which straddled the...

Funny: The Best of UFC Romoshop Action Figures from Masato Toys

    www.mixedmartialarts.com forum member Masato Toys best joke UFC action figures. Check out the accessories!       See entire thread

Carlos Gracie: ‘Jiu-Jitsu Transforms Cowards into Men, Chickens into Stallions’

    Great quote from Carlos Gracie as told by his son Robson Gracie (father of Renzo, Ralph, Ryan and Charles):   ‘Jiu-Jitsu Transforms Cowards into Men, Chickens into...

Flavio Canto: “Ronda’s Style is Spectacular Because Judokas are Always Active on the Ground”

    Flávio Canto is a Brazilian judo champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, who won the bronze medal in the -81 kg division at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. He...

Top 10 Mental Mistakes BJJ Competitors Make #3: Fear of Making Costly Mistakes

    From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas: “The number three most common mental mistake Jiu-Jitsu competitors make is “Fear of making costly mistakes”. If you have competed before,...

Watch What Happens When MMA Fighter Talks Trash about BJJ & Faces Eldar ‘Yakuza’

    Eldar “Yakuza” Rafigaev is one of the biggest European BJJ prospects. This Half Moldovan Half Russian purple belt fighting out of Jungle BJJ in Czech Republic is a competition...

Ronda’s Mom, Ann Maria De Mars (World Champ) on Judo’s Worldwide Decline

    Judo is a massive sport. It’s in he Olympics. It is of course much bigger than it’s little brother BJJ. There are however some warning signs that it’s popularity is...

Growing the Community: BJJ Globetrotters

    Written by Gabriel Rodriguez. Check out his excellent blog Language Fight.   Bill Gates once said, “The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of...

Red Belt Francisco Mansur: ‘I Started Training with The Gracies After I Challenged Them’

    Master Francisco Mansur is a 9th degree jiu-jitsu red belt, graduated by Great Master Helio Gracie (one of only 6 men outside the Gracie family to receive the rank by Helio) being one...

Inspirational: Kelvin Clay Fonseca – Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone

    Follow #WHOATV as they present you Kelvin’s story. Kelvin is a 19 year-old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor who was born with muscle atrophy. As Kelvin shows us around his community...

Mistakes BJJ Competitors Make: #2 Fear of Disappointing Others

    From BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas:   Hello everyone, today I am going to share the number two mental mistake Jiu-Jitsu competitors make and how to avoid it. The mistake is...

Cobrinha: ‘Why Train 9 hours a Day To Win by an Advantage in Competition?’

    MMAWIN.com interviews the one of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s most accomplished practitioners and learns how the legendary competitor keeps such a strong and positive outlook on...

UFC Champ Ronda Rousey Featured in Sport’s Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

    Ronda Rousey,  UFC women’s bantamweight champion is becoming a huge star. She has had acting roles in Hollywood blockbusters and is now on the  inside the Sports Illustrated...