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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Judo Instructor Investigated After Repeatedly Throwing 7 yr old Boy & Putting Him in a Coma

A young boy in Taipei, Taiwan is in a coma and vegetative state, after he was was thrown nearly 30 times by his Judo instructor. Huang, a seven-year-old boy from Nanyang Elementary School attended...

Youtube Celebrity Jake Paul MMA Fight with AJ Agazarm

BJJ world No Gi champion AJ Agazarm had an interesting experience a few years ago: He fought Youtube celebrity Jake Paul in an MMA fight. Jake said that fighting in an MMA fight was on his bucket...

Breaking: Ralph Gracie is a Free Man; Released Early From Prison Sentence For Almeida Assault

Back on January 20, 2021, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA legend Ralph Gracie was sentenced to six months in prison for having assaulted Flavio Almeida back in December 2018. Ralph Gracie was yesterday...

3x ADCC Champion Dean Lister in Hospital After Being Hit by a Car

3x ADCC champion Dean Lister revealed was hit by a car back in early April in an apparent hit and run. The champion suffered a ruptured spleen as a result. He was operated last week and is now...

Police Officer Uses Flawless Jiu-Jitsu to Subdue Vandal

The potential for jiu jitsu to enable police officers to be better at their job is enormous. We often observe videos like trips and perfect stand up technique enabling men in nasty situations to...

BJJ Champion Rafael ‘Barata’ Freitas Cleared of Charges of Drugging, Raping Client

A Brazilian jiujitsu champion and instructor at the famous Jackson-Wink MMA Academy was arrested, jailed and accused of drugging and raping a client late last year. Rafael de Freitas, 37, aka Barata,...

Craig Jones x Gabi Garcia Intergender Match Was Postponed To The Utter Dismay of Fans

The expectation was huge for Jiu-Jitsu’s first ever intergender match between BJJ black belts Gabi Garcia and Craig Jones. The match was supposed to take place last Sunday (28), However, to the...

Pop Star Demi Lovato On Why She Stopped Training Jiu-Jitsu After Blue Belt

Demi Lovato made huge waves back in August of 2017 when she got her blue belt. Many questioned if she deserved it. The young pop star has taken a liking to a variety of mixed martial arts and can be...

Marcus Buchecha Reacts to Gordon Ryan signing with ONE Championship, Open To Facing him in MMA

One Championship president Chatri Sityodong has dropped a bombshell earlier this week. The Asian MMA organization has signed 3x ADCC champion Gordon Ryan to an MMA and Grappling contract. He wil be...

Official: Craig Jones Will Face Gabi Garcia in Intergender Match: ‘If I Lose To Gabi, I’ll Retire’

2020-21 keeps getting crazier. It looks like we are going to have our first ever Pro Intergender Grappling match! 10x BJJ female world champion Gabi Garcia will face ADCC silver medalist Craig Jones...

Japanese Judo Legend Toshihiko Koga Dies at Age 53

Japanese judoka Toshihiko Koga, Olympic champion at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, died on Wednesday morning at age 53, according to NHK. The cause of death is yet unknown, although the 3 time Olympian...

Colorado Shooting Suspect is a Two-Time Gold Medalist in NAGA Grappling Tournaments

This monday, a gunman entered a grocery story in Boulder County, Colorado and shot and killed at least 10 people including a police officer. Colorado shooting suspect Ahmad Alissa 21 is being charged...

Gordon Ryan Gives More Insight on One Championship Deal & Plans For Future

One Championship president Chatri Sityodong has just dropped a bombeshell. The Asian MMA organization has signed 3x ADCC champion Gordon Ryan to an MMA and Grappling contract. He wil be joining his...

Gordon Ryan Signs MMA Contract With ONE Championship

One Championship president Chatri Sityodong has just dropped a bombeshell. The Asian MMA organization has signed 3x ADCC champion Gordon Ryan to an MMA and Grappling contract. He wil be joining his...

Arnold Schwarzanegger’s Son Joseph Baena Starts Training BJJ

Arnold Schwarzanegger’s fifth child, Joseph Baena looks exactly like his father and he is also dedicated to bodybuilding. Now Joseph has embarked on a new journey. He started Jiu-Jitsu at Checkmat...

Mark Schultz, Olympic Wrestling Champ Needs Help To Restore His Teeth

Olympic and 2-time World champion freestyle wrestler, Mark Schultz, whose life story was featured in the movie ‘Foxcatcher’ has been a Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Pedro Sauer for about 4 years....

For the Second time, Buchecha’s MMA Debut Put On Hold As Opponent Backs Out

For the second time, Marcus Buchecha saw his planned opponent at ONE Championship for his MMA debut, drop out. After Oumar “Reug Reug” Kane did not come to an agreement with the organization and...

Ralph Gracie Writes Letter From Prison: ‘Prison Guards Train Jiu-Jitsu’

Back on January 22nd, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA legend Ralph Gracie was sentenced to six months in prison for having assaulted Flavio Almeida back in December 2018. Brazilian news outlet...

Car Crashed Through Wall of BJJ Academy During Training

Leadership Martial Arts Academy recently had a crazy incident. A car crashed through the building side wall into the viewing area and main mat area while there a was a BJJ class happening. There was...

Gordon Ryan Responds To Brazilians Pushing For a Brazil vs USA Event

BJJ black belt champion and Dreamworks team leader Isaque Bahiense has announced his plan to organize a mega grappling pitting the best grapplers from Brazil and USA against each other. Bahiense came...

How To Do Islam Makhachev’s Rare Choke From Top Half Guard

Islam Makhachev (19-1) put on a grappling clinic on Saturday in a third-round submission win over Drew Dober (23-10, 1 NC) at UFC 259 inside the Apex in Las Vegas. Makhachev shocked the UFC and...

Brazilians Pushing for Brazil vs USA Event As Payback for the Ryan-Galvao Slapping Incident

BJJ black belt champion and Dreamworks team leader Isaque Bahiense has announced his plan to organize a mega grappling pitting the best grapplers from Brazil and USA against each other. Bahiense came...

Buchecha’s Opponent For His MMA Debut Just Had a Highlight Reel KO On Wrestling World Champion

The winningest IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu champion of all time with 13 wins, Marcus Buchecha Almeida was set to make his MMA debut date set for his MMA on February 24th for One Championship in Singapore,...

The First Ever Heel Hook in IBJJF History Happened Over The Weekend

The largest BJJ organization in the world, IBJJF, has updated the list of regulations for 2021, which include one of the most discussed topics – knee reaping that is and heel hooks. This year, the...