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Category Archive: Articles

How Can You Tell if you have a Problem Being Obsessed with Jiu-Jitsu?

You become a BJJ geek when BJJ is basically your life and is all you can think about. These signs will let know if you are a true BJJ Geek: 1. When a kid is playing with you and trying to choke you,...

Mother of All Stack Passes: ‘Pretzel’ Pass Used by Roger Gracie & Braulio Estima

Opening a strong closed guard in the Gi is usually very tough. You can either stand explosively and use both hands to push open the legs or you can pass from the knees. For No Gi you can try this...

How To Spot a “Toxic” Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor?

BJJ is supposed to be a fun activity. It’s something that you’re supposed to enjoy, through learning new things from your instructor and through trying them out when you roll. However, how are...

Rare Closed Guard Choke Shocks The Crowd at Local Grappling Tournament

The shoulder pin guard aka the Williams guard is a great option which you can use from the closed or half guard. You have countless option using the overhook and from there are as triangles,...

Renzo Gracie Shows His Secret Rear Naked Choke from the Front

Setting up no gi chokes is an invaluable skill that every serious grappler needs in their submission arsenal. These chokes are powerful tools whether gi or no gi, sport, mma, self defense, etc....

Rorion Gracie On Brazil Being Overtaken by USA & Rest of the World in Jiu-Jitsu: ‘That Was My Idea’

Responsible for promoting Jiu-Jitsu in the United States and even the rest of the world, with the creation of the UFC in the early 1990s, Rorion Gracie is always asked about the future of the gentle...

[CONTROVERSIAL] That Time When Rener Gracie (Did Not) Tap Out Cassio Werneck

The 2003 no time-limit match between Rener Gracie and Cassio Werneck was one of those BJJ matches that became infamous because of the way they ended. Gracie, newly promoted to black belt by Helio...

Natty Nick Rodriguez Names The Best Stero*d for Jiu-Jitsu

2x ADCC silver medalist Nick Rodriguez prides himself in being a natural athlete, unlike his nemesis Gordon Ryan. In a recent podcast episode, Nick Rodriguez and prominent strength & conditioning...

Rickson Gracie Shows the Perfect Warm Up for Jiu-Jitsu

Many times you will see competitors stretching before their match… What many do not realise is that any kind of static stretching while your body isn’t warmed up is actually bad for you....

Demetrious Johnson Believes Gordon Ryan Could Be A World Champion In MMA

Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson recently shared his thoughts on Gordon Ryan’s potential crossover from BJJ to MMA… And he believes that Ryan would do more than well in the...

Rickson Gracie on Why People Quit Jiu-Jitsu in the First Month?

In over 50 years of martial arts experience, Rickson Gracie masterfully learned two important lessons. The first was combat skills. The second was human behavior observation. This includes...

Gordon Ryan Says He’s Had Over 1000 Competition Matches

Gordon Ryan has recently claimed that he has competed in over 1,000 competitive matches spanning a 13-year career. Ryan is just 28 years old, and yet his list of achievements is outstanding…...

Osamah Almarwai Reflects On Facing Mikey Musumeci: “You Got To Learn”

Osamah Almarwai, the IBJJF No-Gi World Champion, recently shared his thoughts about the impact of his encounter with Mikey Musumeci during ONE Fight Night 10 in May 2023. Despite facing a setback...

ADXC 3: Bruno Lima And Jansen Gomes Headline The Jiu-Jitsu Main Event

Scheduled to take place in the Brazilian city of Balneário Camboriú, the third edition of the Abu Dhabi Extreme Championship (ADXC) is shaping up to be even more memorable than its predecessors as...

MMA Legend Rampage Jackson Advised His Son To Not Be A Vegan While Pursuing MMA

MMA legend Rampage Jackson has recently shared his concerns over his son’s choice to combine a vegan lifestyle with his aspirations in mixed martial arts (MMA). During an interview with the MMA...

21-Year-Old Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Student Fatally Shot – For Allegedly Urinating On Man

21-year-old Magomedrasul Mutaev, a rising star and student under the tutelage of the late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov – father and mentor to UFC icon Khabib Nurmagomedov – and a friend of...

That Time When UFC Veteran Lyoto Machida Explained The Benefits Of Drinking Your Own Pee

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, along with his father Yoshizo – a Shotokan karate 8th dan – have long intrigued the martial arts and health community with their...

Jiu-Jitsu Fitness Fallacy: “I Don’t Do Weights, I Think Training with my Bodyweight is Better”

Written By Simon Hayes, BJJ black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie London, UK. “I don’t do weights, i think training with my bodyweight is better” Do you think your body knows...

Old School BJJ Black Belt’s Time Tested Advice on Avoiding Physical Conflict in the Streets

As martial artists, we are often faced with aggressive people who threaten us either verbally or physically. It’s important to know the difference between an insult like “F– You” and a threat...

How 90% Of People Desperate For a BJJ Black Belt Eventually Give Up Training

Yeah, you’ve probably heard others say it time and time again… That belt rank doesn’t matter in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And yet, no matter how many times they say it, you still don’t really...

Jiu-Jitsu Fitness Fallacy: “Lifting Weights Makes You Slow”

Written By Simon Hayes, BJJ black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie London, UK. This is my favourite. A real old school “i was once a contender” 1970’s bit of dialogue. In the...

16 Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners That Were Promoted Straight to Black Belt

  The BJJ black belt is a very prized possession in the martial arts community. It is arguably the most difficult belt to achieve in martial arts. The road to a black belt is usually a long and...

Craig Jones Reveals His Stero*d Pack For Upcoming Superfight with Rafael Lovato Jr

The UFC Fight Pass Invitational 6, set for March 3rd, 2024, is gearing up to be a super exciting event in the submission grappling world! Why? Well, among other things, because it’s just been...

Myths That Jiu-Jitsu Athletes Still Make about Nutrition

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...