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Category Archive: BJJ News

CM Punk’s BJJ Coach: ‘MMA is Too Hard. He Should Compete in Jiu-Jitsu Instead’

The 36 year old former pro wrestler Phil “CM Punk” Brooks made a disastrous return to action at UFC 225 against Mike The Truth Jackson. Both fighters entered the fight with 0-1 records...

Instant Karma: 15yr old Kid Taps Purple Belt Who Acted Like a [email protected]$$

Nowadays, you can see many antics during grappling matches. Most of these happen when an overconfident competitor taunts his opponent with a passive posture. Of course, it’s a trap and in the...

Boogeyman Martinez Rants About Students Prioritizing Family & Work Over Training Time

Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez is a 10th planet black belt and brother of Geo “Freakahzoid” Martinez. He is the head of 10th planet San Diego. Boogeyman earned his black belt in 10th planet...

Debt-Ridden BJJ Instructor Who Owed Rener Gracie $10,000 Goes Missing

Chris Robinson, a BJJ and Karate black belt instructor has been reported as missing since Tuesday, June 12, 2018. He is a 46 years old, white male, about 5’10” tall, 180 lbs. He has short, light...

Leading Real Estate Company Incorporates BJJ To Promote Employee Well-Being

Jiu-Jitsu is a proven form of stress relief and mental health stimulation. The benefits of BJJ for everyday life are well known: well being, self confidence, better mood, better focus and motivation....

Jacare Reveals Reason For Leaving BJJ For MMA

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is the ultimate grappler with world class ground game and fantastic stand up takedown game. He is a BJJ and Judo black belt formed at ASLE academy with his first instructor...

Anthony Bourdain Training with Rener Gracie

Celebrated chef and BJJ blue belt Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in a suicide by hanging on June 8, 2018, in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France. Bourdain was filming an episode...

John Danaher Pens Heartfelt Tribute to Anthony Bourdain; Found Dead at 61

Celebrated chef and BJJ blue belt Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in a suicide by hanging on June 8, 2018, in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France. Bourdain was filming an episode...

Anthony Bourdain Found Dead at 61

Celebrated chef and BJJ blue belt Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in a suicide by hanging on June 8, 2018, in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France. Bourdain was filming an episode...

After Visa Refusal Over Morrocan Background, Amal Amjahid & Dad Get Approved To Compete at Worlds

Last week, we reported that 2018 Brown/black Belt female world pro champion Amal Amjahid – a Belgian citizen with Moroccan heritage was Amal out of the 2018 worlds competition after her father...

Krav Maga Instructor Brags Online About Winning a BJJ Match in Masters White Belt Division

Last week, there was a BJJ tournament in Poland, where Wojciech Cieślak, a Krav Maga Master was competing. Nothing special, but he was signed to the MASTERS WHITE BELT category. He won his first...

Judoka Added To Copa Podio HW GP: ‘I’m Going To Be Champion’

The Brazilian professional BJJ invitational Copa Podio has prepared a great novelty for its upcomming Heavyweight GP, which will take place on the 16th in Porto Alegre: the presence of a judoka among...

White Belts Throw Punches at Podium of IBJJF Worlds

It’s very rare to see brawls at BJJ tournaments, especially at one as prestigious as the 2018 IBJJ worlds. These 2 two white belts exchanged strikes at the podium at the Novice worlds in a...

Why Did Valente Bros Change The Spelling From ‘Jiu-Jitsu’ to ‘JuJutsu’

Valente Brothers Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, also known as Gracie Miami, is a school of self-defense located in North Miami Beach Florida. The school has over a thousand students and currently teaches courses...

Belfort Responds to Jon Jones’ Grappling Match Request

Vitor Belfort has been in the news a lot lately. Mostly due to the fact “The Phenom” is set to retire after a long and fruitful career in the UFC. While Belfort left his gloves on the mat...

Rose Namajunas: ‘I Would Like To Test My Jiu-Jitsu with Mackenzie Dern’

UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas was recently on the UFC unfiltered podcast where she was asked about what she thought about mackenzie Dern’s performance and her missing weight...

Big John McCarthy: Rorion Gracie Did Not Come Up with The Idea for the UFC

Most of us will have heard the story that Rorion Gracie came up with idea and co-founded the UFC way back in 1993 in order to introduce the general public to jiu-jitsu. His younger brother Royce...

MMA Fighter Double Stomps Opponent WWE Style,Fight Ends in No Contest

Yup, that’s illegal… Brian Hall took a page out of pro-wrestling when he double stomped his downed opponent Jeremy Rogers at this weekend’s V3 Fights. Despite what Rogers may have...

10th Planet Coach & Former UFC Fighter Arrested For Sexually Abusing Underaged Girl

Gerald Strebendt (39), instructor of 10th planet Eugene and former UFC fighter has been arrested today (Wednesday) for allegedly sexually abusing an underaged female student. This is not the first...

Danaher Presents His Leglock System in Detailed Diagram

Last week, John Danaher made a surprising announcement: He has started filming a new instructional series with the leading website BJJ Fanatics, who feature quality instructionals from Tom DeBlass,...

BJJ Tournament Offers 1 Pound Of Weed Per Division as Prize Money

One of the most controversial topics in Jiu-Jitsu has to be marijuana. It seems to divide the community. On one side, Eddie Bravo, Joe Rogan and Jeff Glover are advocates for the legalization of both...

Mendes Bros Training with Judo Great Flavio Canto

The Mendes brothers, Guilherme and Rafel, multiple times world champions in BJJ who have recently retired form competition, were this weekend training with Judo Olympic silver medalist Flavio Canto....

John Danaher On How He Plans To Change The Game Of Video Instructionals

Yesterday, John Danaher made a surprising announcement: He has started filming a new instructional series with the leading website BJJ Fanatics, who feature quality instructionals from Tom DeBlass,...

John Danaher To Release Instructional Series with BJJ Fanatics

John Danaher is a man of many talents, certainly the biggest coaching world class grappling (Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan, Eddie Cummings, Travis Stevens etc..) and mma talent (Georges St-Pierre, Chris...