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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Featured

Muay Thai Instructor Uses Jiu-Jitsu to Subdue Manhattan Baby Abduction Suspect

A good Samaritan used his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills to stop an attempted kidnapping at Madison Square Park in NYC this month. Brian Kemsley, 33, a Muay Thai instructor and BJJ practitioner found...

Watch: Epic Trailer For New Jiu-Jitsu Movie w/ Sean Patrick Flanery, Dennis Quaid & Renzo Gracie

After the calamity that is the new Nicolas Cage movie called “Jiu-Jitsu” which actually has nothing to do wit Jiu-Jitsu, we now have a promising MMA/BJJ movie coming up. The trailer for...

Fellipe Andrew Explains Decision To Switch Teams from Zenith to Alliance

Fellipe Andrew made a huge impact at this year’s European championship when he won the gold in the black belt absolute in spectacular fashion. The Zenith black belt became the first man to submit...

BJJ Stars 4 Recap & Results: The Return of Leandro Lo & Gabi Garcia

📸 @carolhaberfotografia In yet another historic night, BJJ Stars 4, held last Saturday, in São Paulo, promoted great matches. In the main event, multi-champion Leandro Lo confirmed his...

Transgender BJJ Black Belt: ‘There is No Scientific Evidence That Trans Athletes Have Unfair Advantages Over Other Athletes’

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is very peculiar as a hobby. It sort of immerses the practitioner deeply within a special lifestyle which is basically a subculture on it’s own. After Fallon Fox, the female...

Despite 8 Having Herniated Discs, Rickson Gracie is Back to Rolling Again

There are many stories of Rickson Gracie manhandling and submitting BJJ world champions when they came to visit him in his academy  during the 90’s. One of the names that come up are bjj greats...

What Happens when a Thief Tries to Rob a 72 year old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coral Belt

Don’t ever mug a grandpa who does Jiu-Jitsu! Especially when it’s a 8th degree coral belt called Franco Penteado (Hairstyle). In this picture, he is with Turkish BJJ black belt Burak...

Firas Zahabi: ‘Wrestlers are Learning Jiu-Jitsu but BJJ Guys Aren’t So Open Minded to Wrestling’

GSP’s coach Firas Zahabi was very critical about Jiu-Jitsu’s use in MMA in an interview with Sherdog.com. Firas is a BJJ black belt but feels that the fact that Jiu-Jitsu players...

Renzo Gracie On The Time He Got Shot & Bumping Into the Gunman Years After

  Renzo Gracie on Time He Got Shot & Bumping Into the Gunman Years After. From http://www.bobbyrazakmovies.com  

Fair Play? Pan Champ Gifts Opponent 2 Points & Loses Match

Fair play or stupid? Kristian Woodmansee, a BJJ world champion, 2x Pan Champion, 2x European Champion did a selfless act a few years back at the Pan that surprised many people. Here’s the...

Young Entrepreneur Created a Sophisticated Protective Glove for BJJ

In brazilian jiu-jitsu our hands often take the brunt of the action. Especially for those of us who are gi fans. Often times an athlete will lose a significant percent of usage of his hands. Keenan...

2X ADCC Champ, Yuri Simões Makes MMA Debut for ONE Championship Against Experienced Opponent

Yuri Simões, two-time champion of ADCC (the biggest grappling tournament in the world) and two-time world champion No-Gi by IBJJF, among other great titles,  is ready for a new challenge in his...

Does The Term ‘Creonte’ Still Make Sense Today in BJJ? BJJ’s Biggest Champions Respond

Considered one of Jiu-Jitsu’s most controversial topics, changing teams during a BJJ practitioner’s career  has coined the infamous term: Creonte. Back in the day, BJJ (in Brazil), was held in...

ADCC European, Middle East & African Trial 2020 – POSTPONED!

The competition ADCC European, Middle East & African Trial 2020 is postponed due current international travel restrictions and preserving the safety of everyone. A new date will be announced...

Gordon Ryan is Leaving New Jersey; Lists His Home For Sale for $1.25 Million

ordon Ryan, the biggest current star in Grappling has had an amazing run in the past few years. The 24 year old has won everything there is to win in No Gi grappling: 3x ADCC world champion, EBI...

Keenan Cornelius: ‘Heel Hooks in IBJJF Will Provoke a Divide (Gi & No Gi), We’re Going To See More Specialization’

It’s been confirmed. Heel hooks and reaping will be allowed in No Gi competions for brown and black belts starting from 2021. The IBJJF (International Jiu-Jitsu Federation) has announced the news...

BJJ World Champ Mahamed Aly Admits To Past PED Use Although Says It Didn’t Help Him

2018 IBJJF World champion Mahamed Aly is a very popular figure on social media with his IG page and Youtube shows which gather a large following. The champion recently made a surprising confession...

23yr old Armenian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion Killed in Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Garik Arevikyan, a 23-year-old BJJ blue belt, was killed during the Turkish-Azerbaijani attack against Artsakh, in Armenia. He was an army conscript and had great success in Brazilian jiu-jitsu...

(VIDEO) MMA Fighters Saved an Old Lady & a Police Officer in Terrorist Attack in Vienna.

Turkey’s ambassador in Vienna Ozan Ceyhun (C) meets with Recep Tayyip Gultekin (R) and Mikail Ozen (L) Photo by Askin Kiyagan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Two MMA fighters of Turkish origin who...

Nicky Ryan & Ethan Crelinsten Promoted To Black Belt by John Danaher

Nicky Ryan and Ethan Crelinsten, rising stars in the pro BJJ scene and members of Renzo Gracie Academy wer today promoted to BJJ black belt by John Danaher. Gordon Ryan shared the news on his social...

Breaking News: ADCC Worlds Delayed Until 2022

ADCC has just announced that the 2021 ADCC worlds are officially delayed until 2022.The event was set to take place in September 2021 in Las Vegas. They announced the news on their Official Instagram...

Team USA Judoka & BJJ Instructor Uses Grappling To Disarm Suspect in Kansas City

Josh Henges, of Kansas City, was able to use his professional Judo and BJJ training to disarm a man attempting to rob him Monday night, police said. Henges was walking home Monday evening when he...

Cormier: “Khabib Chose Triangle Because He didn’t Want to Hurt Gaethje in Front of Parents”

Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the best, if not the best fighter in the history of the UFC lightweight category. On Saturday night, he defeated Justin Gaethje in a dominant way, by triangle submission...

Cris Cyborg Gets Her BJJ Black Belt after 8 Long Years at Brown Belt

Former UFC and Invicta world champion Cristiane Justino aka Cyborg has just been promoted to black belt in BJJ by the legendary Rubens Cobrinha Charles. Cyborg has been training BJJ and grappling for...