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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Featured

IBJJF Bans BJJ Globetrotters Association

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Globetrotters have been growing rapidly over the last few years. Starting out as a small affiliation of Jiu Jitsu practitioners who had trouble signing up for IBJJF competitions...

Bernardo Faria Explains Why He Always Says ‘Huge Honor For Me’

Bernardo Faria is one of the most loved figures in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The 5x world champion has such a positive attitude and happy personality which you can see in his work with BJJ Fanatics. Born...

Girl Wrestler Defeats Boys to Become State’s First Female Wrestling Champion

Wrestler Heaven Fitch became the first ever girl to win a North Carolina High School Athletic Association individual wrestling state championship last weekend. She won the 106-pound weight class at...

Deontay Wilder Tells Joe Rogan He Wears a 45-pound Vest in Training

Deontay Wilder lost his first professional fight and world title to Tyson Fury last weekend. Wilder lost by TKO to Fury after suffering a knock down in the third round and again in the fifth round....

Funny: Rickson Gracie & Mike Tyson Exchange Some Heated Words

Mike Tyson and Rickson Gracie are legends in their respective sports: boxing and Jiu-Jitsu. What would happen if they got into an altercation? Of course this would never happen in real life so two...

24 yr Old Gordon Ryan Buys Himself a Million Dollar House As a Result Of His Grappling Success

Gordon 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...

Robert Satoshi Submits 5 Opponents & Pops Yuki Nakai’s Shoulder in Rizin BJJ Challenge

Brazilian-Japanese black belt Roberto Satoshi Souza is one of the best lightweights in the world having medalled at the highest level at black belt (Worlds, World Pro, Pan and Europeans). He runs the...

Eddie Bravo Has Some interesting Thoughts on the Coronavirus

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases and leads to deaths. It is a new strain that has not been previously...

Eddie Bravo on Tony Ferguson’s Preparations for Khabib Fight

The biggest fight in the history of the UFC lightweight division is finally here. On April 18th, the unbeaten world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will be putting his lightweight title on the line...

UFC 1 Commentator Bill Wallace Uncovers Gracie Family’s Dirty Tactics During First Events

Karate Hall of Famer Bill “Superfoot” Wallace was a commentator on the first ever UFC event that was held in Denver, Colorado in 1993. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu shocked the martial world when a...

Eddie Bravo on How The Yakuza Tried to Trick Him into an MMA Fight

On the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Eddie Bravo tells the incredible story about how after his victory over Royler Gracie in ADCC, he was offered and tricked into fighting MMA by a major Japanese...

Jonathan Lipnicki: From Child Star to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Jonathan Lipnicki, the child star who played the nerdy kid in the movie ‘Jerry Maguire’ has grown up into a tough young man and BJJ black belt competitor! Lipnicki made his film debut in...

Renzo Gracie Got Inspiration From Starbucks To Write Names on Gi Collars

Renzo Gracie recently appeared on the UFC unfiltered podcast where he talked about various subjects. One of them was: Renzo Gracie on Keenan Cornelius Disrespecting Rickson: ‘You Just Got Submitted...

Renzo Gracie on Keenan Cornelius Disrespecting Rickson: ‘You Just Got Submitted by a Triangle’

Renzo Gracie recently appeared on the UFC unfiltered podcast where he was asked about the new BJJ generation of BJJ and how they don’t want to fight MMA: Renzo (speaking about the new...

Erberth Santos Backs Out Of Mikey Musumeci $10K Challenge 24 Hours After Accepting

24 hours after accepting Caio Terra’s challenge to face the rooster/light featherweight world champion Mikey Musumeci for $10,000, Erberth Santos has already backed out. Caio Terra, coach and...

Mendes Bros & AOJ Announce Their Split with Team Atos

The Mendes brothers, Guilherme and Rafael,  have decided to end their affiliation with Atos Jiu-Jitsu. They announced the split through an enigmatic Instagram post: Beginning in 2020 we will not...

Danaher Death Squad Partners with Evolve MMA Singapore; Brings in Full Time Instructor

EVOLVE Mixed Martial Arts, Asia’s top martial arts academy, today announced that it has partnered with the Danaher Death Squad to bring its No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program to Asia. Founded by...

Drysdale: ‘Fellipe Andrew Will Be The Best in The World, Will Outdo Buchecha’

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...

Ribeiro BJJ Affiliate In Oregon Promoting Children to ‘Junior Black Belt’

A BJJ academy located in Portland, Oregan, USA, 5 Rings BJJ, is promoting children to the rank of ‘junior’ black belt in BJJ. The academy is part of the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu association. The...

Judoka Teddy Riner’s 10-year Undefeated Streak Ended by Kageura

Double Olympic champion & 10x world champion Teddy Riner (FRA), came into his home Paris Grand Slam with an unprecendented 152-0 record since 2010. The French giant was stunned by Japanese...

Gracie Family & Wrestling, Cross Training Throughout History

  Back in 2014, brothers Rolles & Igor (sons of the legendary Rolls Gracie) and their half brother Gregor Gracie all participated in wrestling exhibition matches in New York at the Grapple...

This 12 year old Has 260 BJJ Competitions Under His Belt

How old were you when you started training BJJ? Michael Kennedy was 7 years old when he started training. This 12 year old from Brisbane, Australia, competes in MMA, Muay Thai, and has around 260 BJJ...

Vinny Magalhaes on ‘Well Spoken Instructors That Never Produced a World Champion’

    MMA fighter and ADCC champion Vinny Magalhaes wrote his thoughts on what he defines as “really well spoken instructors, who break down a move using all kind of technical language,...

New Study: Fast Food Just as Good as Supplements for Workout Recovery

  After a tough grappling training, many athletes will take energy bars, protein powders, or recovery drinks as a quick after workout meal. In their mind,  these supplements will provide...