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Category Archive: Articles, Interview

Zoltan Bathory: “I’m Good Friends With Almost All The Guys I Ever Fought”

Competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the best things you could do… Not only because you can improve your BJJ by tenfold afterwards (progress gets easier once you notice your mistakes)...

[Watch] BJJ Guy Uses Heel Hook In Street Fight

The best street fight is the one you evade… But if it ever comes to the need to defend yourself, knowing some Jiu-Jitsu could be useful. Even Leg Locks, such as the Heel Hook. In the video...

Gordon Ryan’s Competition Advice: “Make Them Carry Your Bodyweight”

The ultimate goal of a BJJ match is to submit your opponent… But you don’t have to go for the submission immediately. Rather, if the ruleset is such that it allows for a longer match...

Danielle Kelly On Eating To Gain Weight For Competition: “I Really Like Nutella”

Danielle Kelly is a submission grappling champion, currently competing under the ONE Championship banner. And in just two weeks, on November 19, she will take on Mariia Molchanova – a Russian...

Dustin Poirier On Grappling World’s Strongest Man: “That’s Not The Full Video”

Some time ago, a video surfaced showing a roll between Dustin Poirier – UFC lightweight athlete and BJJ black belt – and Brian Shaw, who is a 4x winner of the World’s Strongest Man...

Kyle Boehm Stripped of Polaris Title Following His Holocaust Denial Comments

10th planet black belt Kyle Boehm has found himself in hot waters because of his controversial beliefs. Boehm was stripped of his Polaris Heavyweight world title as a result of a comment he made on...

Roger Gracie Was Asked If Gordon Ryan Could Be The Greatest Grappler of All Time

At this year’s ADCC World Championship, we saw Gordon Ryan become the undisputed king of grappling and probably the greatest no-gi grappler of all time. Gordon managed to conquer the +99kg division...

Do You Get Overwhelmed By The Intensity Of Rolling In BJJ?

Sometimes, the sheer intensity of a roll can hinder your performance by a whole lot. And it can happen both in Jiu-Jitsu training and competition alike. John Danaher explains what happens, most...

Danielle Kelly: “I Wanna Win The ONE Championship World Title For Women’s Grappling”

Danielle Kelly is facing Mariia Molchanova, a world Sambo champion, on November 18 at ONE Championship… And she’s looking forward to this grappling match with great zest! In fact,...

Firas Zahabi: “How Dare You Let Your Wife Roll With Another Man?”

How do you feel about rolling with the opposite sex? The vast majority of people have nothing against it – but Firas Zahabi does. Namely, he’s against rolling with women. He was vocal...

Everything You Need To Know About The Single-Leg Takedown

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...

Can’t Finish a Single Leg? Use This Method. The Thigh Pry by John Danaher

The single leg is one of the most popular takedowns in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, both gi, and no-gi. This takedown is relatively low risk and only requires you to get hold of one of your opponent’s...

Top Diet Options For Jiu-Jitsu

  Source As a BJJ athlete, it’s important to have a balanced diet that can directly impact your energy levels, focus, and overall performance. Your body also needs the proper nutrients to...

Samuel Nagai Shows A Cool Way To Pass Spider Guard

The Spider Guard is a very effective type of guard in BJJ and has been heavily used since the late 1980’s. The spider guard is specific to the gi (kimono) but can also be used in a modified way in...

Firas Zahabi: “Judo & Wrestling Does Two Things That BJJ Neglects”

GSP’s coach Firas Zahabi is a bjj black belt under John Danaher and in the video, he explains why conditioning work is the number one thing that is lacking in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He explains...

Ruotolo Brothers Reveal A “Surprise Attack” From Bottom Half Guard

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

The Leg Pin: Step On Your Training Partner’s Leg & Pass Their Guard

Yeah, we know… It’s not easy being a fresh white belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Among other things, because there’s so, so much to learn. However, if you try to focus on learning the concepts...

Craig Jones Demonstrates A Useful Kneebar Drill

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 will...

Guard Passer or Guard Player? A Guide To Picking Your BJJ Style

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...

Want More Submissions In BJJ? Learn To Take Your Time

Getting the tap in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t always about how good your technique, strength, speed, and explosiveness are… Sometimes, it’s about your game plan (or lack thereof)...

The Nelson Necktie Is A Powerful BJJ Choke – Here’s How To Do It

One of the most famous quotes in BJJ that came from grandmaster Helio Gracie is – for chokes, there are no tough guys. The safest way to defeat an opponent in grappling and fighting is to get...

Another Hilarious Fake BJJ White Belt Prank

Over the years, we have seen many white belt pranks. The setting is simple. A high level grappler puts on a disguise and a white belt, acts all goofy and goes to a BJJ academy and pretends that it is...

Rollbot: The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Dummy From The Future

Imagine having a BJJ training dummy that you could actually put to sleep with a choke… Well, this could be a real possibility in the near future – with the Rollbot! Check it out:  ...

“Tactical Unarmed Combat” – Brazil’s New Format Of Submission Grappling

Combate Tático Desarmado – or “Tactical Unarmed Combat” – is a new format of submission grappling, developed in Brazil. The first event under this format took place on...