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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Collection Of Greatest Weight loss Pictures Of BJJ Practitioners

    Through the years bjj has inspired a series of huge transformations in its practitioners. While some we’re most likely to hear about then others what matters is that in the end...

Tom DeBlass To Close Minded BJJ Traditionalists: ‘Don’t Knock it, Learn it’

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is currently in a transition period with a rift in the community. On one side you have the traditionalist that are closed minded about the rapidly evolving Grappling game, and...

What Made Carlson the Most Unique Member of the Gracie Family

Carlson Gracie has long been one of the most beloved, important and unique personalities in the history of jiu-jitsu. The legend has honed his trade on the ability to disentangle the most inventive...

Mackenzie Dern Signs With Invicta – First Match Scheduled For Dec 8th

    Mackenzie Dern has been steadily putting on good performances in the cage. She isn’t quite in UFC yet, but her next fight will be airing on UFC Fight Pass. On Monday’s...

BJJ Belts & Stripes – Advantages & Disadvantages of this Measurement System

The belt and stripe system is the system that a coach uses to grade his students accordingly. This system is similar to the system traditional martial arts use, but very different from wrestling for...

When Are You Responsible for Your Training Partner’s Injury ?

Is it ok to hurt your training partners during a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu session? When are you responsible for your training partner’s injury ? The question for this video related to this question...

Why Are You So Scared To Compete? And What To Do About it

Someone recently wrote that the number of active BJJ competitors in some countries are declining, and so the obvious question to ask is what underlying factors might be behind a practitioners...

Roger Gracie’s Method Avoided Him Surgery During His Entire Career

Roger Gracie may have just retired but it’s quite obvious he’s the best jiu-jitsu player on the Earth. Here’s Why Roger Gracie Is Undoubtedly BJJ’s Greatest Of All Time Last August, after...

The Oil Sheikhs Of Jiu-Jitsu & Combat Sports

How gulf state royalty has been using combat sports as a political tool and what it means… Is their support and sponsorship a positive thing for combat sports? The UAE’s Sheikh Tahnoon Bin...

8 Events That Shocked the BJJ Community

Most people know how BJJ was created, why, by whom, who influenced it, etc but few people know but in this article we will look at the history of BJJ from a different angle. We will look at 10...

Should You Be Giving Training Partners Unsolicited Advice?

Sharing knowledge, advice and technical details is certainly one of the things that helps everyone along the way. However, that being said, giving advice is not always the best of things, even though...

Gordon Ryan To Face Ralek Gracie at Metamoris

  In the bjj community there’s quite a few changes and turmoils but we can always count on Gordon Ryan to accept a challenge. The ADCC victor got called out after AJ Agazarm was rendered...

Danaher Reveals He Was Behind GSP’s Triumphant Debut in Middleweight

    The morning after UFC 217 had some interesting revelation. On the eventful card many champions were defeated and a new order will soon ensue. In light of all this decorated bjj coach...

Roger Gracie: ‘Copying Youtube is the Biggest Mistake From Beginners’

Roger Gracie is known as the GOAT of Jiu-Jitsu, with his 10 black belt world titles and his recent submission victory over Marcus Buchecha which cemented his legacy. He has been open about his views...

Crossfit World Champion and BJJ Blue Belt Advises On How To Blend Crossfit And BJJ

    For every smaller person getting into bjj it’s always worth looking into all the advantages strength training can do. For many one of the widely available options is crossfit....

Bigger, Stronger, Faster: ‘Super Heroes’ of Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Felipe Costa, black belt BJJ world champion, head of Brazilian Black Belt Academy in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Since a young age we are learn to love and worship superheroes; even more so...

Helio Gracie vs Masahiko Kimura And The Different Interpretations of the Event

    Among many tales that are at the root of brazilian jiu-jitsu there’s perhaps no challenge more famous than Helio Gracie against Masahiko Kimura. In a 1994 interview with Yoshinori...

Renzo Gracie On Why Many Grapplers Fail To Finish in The back

Many consider “the back” position the most dominant position in all of jiu-jitsu and are willing to give up any position to take the back.   “The Back” is considered by many the golden...

Ricardo Liborio Leaves American Top Team

Ricardo Liborio is considered, by many to be the best Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt formed by Master Carlson Gracie and an all around legend of the sport. Ricardo Liborio was also the very first...

Renzo Gracie Back Take: Spread the Chicken

Learn how to apply Renzo Gracie’s favorite way to finish from the back. This is a submission set up that he used countless times in his competitive Jiu-Jitsu career and his MMA fights. It all...

Sport Science: Jiu-Jitsu Competitors Lowest Injury Rate Among Combat Athletes

  Injuries are always going to happen if you train in Jiu-Jitsu. It’s part of the journey. How does BJJ stack up with other martial arts in terms of rate of injury? It has often been said...

Garry Tonon and Gordon Ryan Respond To Eddie Bravo Declaring War On The DDS

  Earlier this month EBI 13 10th Planet qualifiers were published online. In them Eddie Bravo outlines that the only goal of every 10th Planet satelite out there should be to dethrone the...

Renzo Gracie Breaks Record Doing Community Service In NY

    Renzo Gracie is one of the most beloved members of the jiu jitsu community. His many contributions extend beyond the scope of martial arts but occasionally his hot temper gets him into...

5 Biggest Mistakes You Are Doing in Training

  Guest post by 5x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria, who is known for his half guard. He achieved a phenomenal double gold medals in the BJJ Mundials in 2015. Be sure to check out Bernardo’s...