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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

John Danaher On The London Real Show

John Danaher is widely regarded as one of the most important Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coaches of his generation. He was recently featured on the uber popular London Real show/podcast which has close to 2...

Caio Terra: ‘You Cannot Learn Jiu-Jitsu by Yourself. You Need Someone to Guide You’

Fightinglifestyleuae.com caught up with 9 time world champion Caio Terra during his visit to Pride Fitness Centre and SAS team in Dubai UAE for a one week training program. During this time we caught...

What BJJ Kids Can Teach Us About Racial & Cultural Tolerance

Guest post by Ivan Bozovic, a Serbian-American BJJ black belt who teaches at his academy in Keller, Texas:  AllAmerican BJJ Academy .    No matter your race, religion or sex….we are All...

Special Unarmed Jiu-Jitsu Police Unit Deals With Rioters in Brazil

Sao Paulo police deploys unarmed jiu-jitsu squad for protests. Source: Reuters The Football World Cup which was held in Brazil in 2014 was a huge cause for unrest by Brazilians as they wanted to see...

Watch: Ronda Rousey Rolls with BJ Penn in the Gi

Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight & bronze medal Judo Olympian Champion Ronda Rousey rolled in the Gi with 2001 BJJ world champion & UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Champion BJ Penn at Art...

Coach Phil Daru Explains Why Left A.T.T.

Coach Phil Daru made the news earlier this week when he announced that he was leaving his position as Head Performance Coach of American Top Team. Daru is also the owner and creator of Daru Strong...

Former Student Calls 10th Planet a Cult & Eddie Bravo a “Backstabbing Bit#%”

Dan ‘The Wolfman’ Theodore is a lifelong martial artist with black belts in in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Daidojuku MMA/Karate style, Tae Kwon Do,  Hayastan Grappling System (Jiu-jitsu, Judo,...

Are You Ready? The Dates For the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour Are Set for 2020/21 Season. AJP To Award Cash Prizes for Each Weight Class

We are back! The AJP has announced the dates for the five stops in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour during the 2020/2021 season. Starting in September 2020 and going all the way to April 2021, the ADGS...

Back on the Mat! 60 Top UAE BJJ Athletes Return This Weekend in Tournament

Competition on Saturday will be held behind closed doors at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi, in line with Federal COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 14, 2020: The UAE’s...

Garry Tonon Opens Up About Struggle with Alcoholic Father

Garry Tonon shared on his IG, his family’s struggle with his father’s alcoholism and drug addiction. Tonon shared this difficult experience in the goal of helping out people who have had...

Garry Tonon Forced To Close His BJJ Academy

Garry Tonon’s Brunswick BJJ Academy in New Jersey is the first big name academy to be forced to close due to the economic crisis resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. Tonon said that he is...

Selfie Stick Self Defense Being Taught by Martial Arts School

Learning how to fight with the popular picture-taking device could help tourists fend off potential pickpockets according to the a self defense school in Russia. Forget ninja stars or nunchakus as...

This is The Actor Who Will Play Rickson Gracie in Upcoming Netflix Movie

Brazilian jiujitsu will get its source story told by José Padilha, the film maker behind the police thriller Elite Squad along with Netflix’s crime dramatization Narcos. Padilha will lead to Dead...

‘Jacare’ Souza & 2 Of His Cornermen Test Positive for Covid19, Pulled From UFC 249

This Friday, ESPN reported that Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ tested positive for Covid-19. Souza was supposed to fight Uriah Hall, but their fight was immediately cancelled. Despite the setback, the...

Mike Tyson Reveals What Helped Him Get Back In Shape After Not Training For 15 Years

Mike Tyson recently posted a video of himself hitting mitts which went and he caught the attention of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship who offered him $20 million for a fight in their...

Bare Knuckle Boxing Makes $20 Million Offer To Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson recently posted a video of himself hitting mitts which went and he caught the attention of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Tyson, 53, said that he hasn’t punched a bag in 15...

Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship To Be Held In November 2020

AJP Chairman announces strategy and timeline for return of competitions The Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro (AJP), His Excellency Abdulmunan Al Hashemi, released a message of hope and...

UAE Jiu-Jitsu Team Returns To Active Training & Prepares For Upcoming World Pro Championship

The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the world and all major sports, but some sports are looking for ways to work around it. The United Arab Emirates’ national jiu-jitsu team is attempting...

AJP Chairman Announces Strategy and Timeline for Return of Competitions

The Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro (AJP), His Excellency Abdulmunan Al Hashemi, released a message of hope and optimism to all athletes, fans and officials. He shared the steps the AJP is...

The Epic Moment Rickson Gracie Met Sakuraba & Why They Never Fought

2 martial arts legends met in Japan a few years ago: Rickson Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba aka ‘The Gracie Hunter’. In the early and mid ’90s the Gracie family ruled the world of MMA, and...

MMA & BJJ Fighter Maria Ribeiro Helps Arrest Alleged Flasher

Professional MMA fighter & BJJ purple belt Maria Ribeiro helped Brazilian Police arrest a man who allegedly flashed her by showing his private parts last Sunday afternoon. She was with two other...

Ashton Kutcher Training BJJ with UFC’s Paulo Costa

Ashton Kutcher came back in BJJ news late last year when he was promoted to brown belt by his long time instructor Rigan Machado. Kutcher has been training more or less regularly for the past 5 years...

Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners Protest in The Street To Open Gyms in Brazil Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

A large group of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in Sao Paulo Brazil have marched in the street in their BJJ Gis protesting against the closing of BJJ academies during the coronavirus pandemic....

“No Contact Jiu-Jitsu” Gracie Barra’s Post-Virus Strategy

The current COVID-19 situation in the world is a very serious one; people are getting sick, oftentimes critically, and countries are attempting to fight the disease by going through extreme lockdown...