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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Dave Camarillo on Training With Rickson: ‘Was Like Trying To Move a House’

    Dave Camarillo is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Ralph Gracie though he moved away from Ralph’s academy to form his own style which he branded as “Guerrilla Jiu...

Vitor Belfort: ‘When Carlson Promoted Me To Black Belt at 17, Everyone Criticized Him’

    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,”...

The Rock to Star as UFC Legend Mark Kerr in New Movie

  Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has just announced at the UFC 245 press conference that he and his production company ‘Seven Bucks Productions’ will be making a movie about MMA...

Edward Norton On Joe Rogan Podcast Talks Working with Rickson Gracie on the Hulk Movie

Actor Edward Norton starred in the 2008 movie ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and had a famous scene with Rickson Gracie. In the scene, Norton who played Bruce Banner was doing Yoga with Rickson...

Rigan Machado Believes Ashton Kutcher Would Beat McGregor in a Grappling Match

Ashton Kutcher came back in BJJ news yesterday when he was promoted to brown belt by his instructor Rigan Machado. This means that he has been training more or less regularly for the past 5 years (He...

Ashton Kutcher Promoted To Brown Belt in BJJ

Superstar actor is now just one step away from getting his black belt in BJJ. He today received his brown belt from the hands of Rigan Machado, the BJJ instructor to the stars: Rigan Machado Designs...

Purple Belt Bouncer Intelligently Uses Jiu-Jitsu To Neutralize Aggressive Individual

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling sports such as Wrestling and Judo are great tools for bouncers as they are able to control an unruly individual without having to strike. Holding someone down while...

Ben Askren Blasts BJJ For Lack Of Takedowns

Ben Askren has always been very critical of Jiu-Jitsu. After all, Askren famously self promoted himself to black belt in BJJ: Ben Askren Declared Himself a BJJ Black Belt & Slams Demian Maia...

Olympic Judo Champion Stripped Of Gold For Doping

2016 Olympic Judo champion Rafaela Silva made the news recently for the wrong reasons when she was stripped of her gold medal, after having tested positive for PEDs during the Pan American Games....

Kron Gracie On His Loss To Cub Swanson: ‘I Won That Fight’

You know the old saying “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser”, well Kron Gracie showed that in his reaction to his loss to Cub Swanson last night. Kron Gracie suffered...

Swanson: ‘My beef Wasn’t with Kron Gracie. It Was the Politics of Jiu-Jitsu’

Photo credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Kron Gracie suffered his first loss in MMA when he ended up at the wrong side of a dominant decision against MMA veteran  Cub Swanson (26-11 MMA, 11-7...

Swanson On Kron Gracie Calling Him A Traitor: ‘Be Humble. Go Travel To Get Better’

Kron Gracie suffered his first loss in MMA when he ended up at the wrong side of a dominant decision against MMA veteran  Cub Swanson (26-11 MMA, 11-7 UFC). Kron is now 5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC. There was...

Robert Drysdale: The Fadda Lineage Could Actually Be a Gracie One!

In his up and coming documentary – Closed Guard: The Movie – Robert Drysdale will showcase the full beauty of BJJ history… And potentially change the way we’ve been perceiving the...

Supermom Mackenzie Dern Ready For Upcoming Bout 4 Months After Childbirth

BJJ world and ADCC Champion Mackenzie Dern and her husband, pro surfer, Wesley Santos recently became parents in June of this year to little girl Moa. After a hiatus from maternity leave, Dern is...

No More Bad Calls: Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Now Used at BJJ Tournaments

You know the feeling. You’re at a BJJ competition. It’s a long day and you finally get your name called for your match. You are leading on points, or so you think you are… The...

Cub Swanson: ‘I’ve Been Kicked Out of Jiu-Jitsu Academies Because I’m Facing Kron Gracie’

UFC vet Cub Swanson will be facing Kron Gracie in the UFC on October 12th at the Amalie Arena in in Tampa, Florida. Swanson has disclosed that because of Kron’s famous last name, he has...

Goth Adult Film Star & BJJ White Belt Makes Pro MMA Debut

Rebecca Bryggman (aka Orion Starr- Adult film name) will be featured on the Mir vs Nelso Bellator card.She will be making her pro MMA debut. She trains at Maximum BJJ which is a Matt Serra affiliate....

On The Back Of Felony Indictment, Ralph Gracie Gives Interview at ADCC

Accused of assaulting Flávio “Cachorrinho” Almeida during the No-Gi World Championship at the end of 2018, in California (USA), Ralph Gracie had to pay bail of US $50 thousand in the United...

Ralph Gracie Returns To USA, Pays $50,000 Bail & Has His Passport Confiscated

Accused of assaulting Flávio “Cachorrinho” Almeida during the No-Gi World Championship at the end of 2018, in California (USA), Ralph Gracie had to pay bail of US $50 thousand in the United...

In Germany You Can Pay €999 To become a BJJ Blue Belt in a Six Weekend Long Course

For a beginner, the BJJ blue belt is a big deal in the martial art/sport as it’s the first coloured belt in the long journey that makes up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For long term practitioners, the blue...

Gordon Ryan To Face Rodolfo Vieira in Grappling Match in December

Looks like the ‘King’ Gordon Ryan will be very busy this year. A few days after he announced his grappling superfight with the infamous Rousimar Palhares in October at world Jiu-Jitsu...

Powerlifter Promoted to BJJ Brown in 2.5 Years

Jimmy House gets promoted to brown belt in BJJ after just 2,5 years of training. He does have a background in powerlifting and wrestling. 2 years ago he came up on our radar when he competed as a...

This is How BJJ Athletes Will Cheat The Announced PED Tests at IBJJF No Gi Worlds

Yesterday news came out that the IBJJF would be contracting U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to test athletes at the upcoming No Gi world championships held in December 2019. This marks the first time...

US Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang: “Police Officers Should Be BJJ Purple Belts”

2020 USA Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang is young and hip. He recently shared the following on the social media: Presidential Candidate Andy Yang Suggests All Police Be BJJ Purple Belts:  ...