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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Rickson Gracie On If Steven Seagal is a Legit Martial Artist

Rickson Gracie was once asked what he thought about Steven Seagal and if he is legit. This was Rickson Gracie’s response: “Definitely. [Seagal] has – based on his training – a deep...

5 Ways To Exponentially Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ GF Team black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is an instructor at M3Fight Academy.  ...

65 kg Japanese Judo Champ Takes on 180kg BJJ White Belt with 1,5 Years Experience

Jiu-Jitsu is truly known for being the martial that favorizes the smaller, weaker practitioner against the bigger one… We have seen so many times the David vs Goliath match ups. Examples that come...

Time To Squeeze Your Opponents With The Boa Head & Arm by Neil Melanson

The cradle is a basic technique in amateur wrestling. Its name refers to the move’s similarity to the way a person holds an infant in their arms. The wrestler performs the cradle by grabbing the...

Technique Aside, BJJ Practitioners Are Terrible Athletes

Been working much on your techniques lately? And so you should, great job! After all, technique is king in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it’s what your training time on the mats mostly consists of; so...

If You Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Today It’s Probably Because Of Chuck Norris

Martial arts legend Chuck Norris (80 years old) is a third degree BJJ black belt since 2015 and has trained under the Machado brothers since the 1980’s. Mr Norris was partly responsible for...

How To Use Success In BJJ To Further Your Success In Life

Photo: Rehan Muttalib, BJJ black belt & medical doctor. How To Use Success In BJJ To Further Your Success In LifeBrazilian Jiu Jitsu and life that you live outside of the mats are very closely...

Real Life Hulk Martyn Ford is Back Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu After Academy Re-Opens

Actor/bodybuilder Martyn Ford is a freak of nature. Towering at 6’8″ – 203 cm, he weighs a huge 320 lbs – 145 kg of pure muscle. Ford has starred in movies Boyka:...

Top 10 Fastest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Promotions in History

The road to a black belt is usually a long and hard one full of ups and downs. The average time to get promoted to black is from 8 to 14 years. It took me 12 years to get my black belt but for some...

You Think You’re Good at BJJ Until You Train with Someone Who is Actually Good at BJJ

In every BJJ gym, you will find somebody who has a developed skillset but is cocky or arrogant. Why is that? Instead of being humble about their skills or accomplishment they are full of themselves....

Marcus Buchecha Transitions To MMA; Signs Deal With Ali Abdelaziz, Khabib’s Manager

Did Buchecha finally decide to take the MMA plunge? According to UFC commentator and MMA/BJJ journalist Mohammed Jassim Al Hosani, he did just that and he even signed with Khabib’s manager Ali...

Galvao: ‘Instructors Promote People For Nothing Today, Just To Have More Students’

As a leading martial art that is constantly growing, Jiu-Jitsu is spreading throughout the world. With the departure of Brazilian black belts to other countries, it has been disseminated to all...

Breaking News: Mike Tyson To Face Roy Jones Jr in Exhibition Bout

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...

Give This BJJ Workout A Shot And Get WAY Stronger Than Your Teammates

Choosing a right approach to weight training and, in general, working out in order to improve your Jiu Jitsu is no easy feat. There are so many options to choose from that it’s easy for your...

Dream Camp w/ Buchecha, Rodolfo, Lo, Preguica in Swiss Alps

This amazing camp with 4 of the biggest BJJ stars is going to blow you away! Imagine learning and training with Leandro Lo, Marcus Buchecha, Felipe Pena and Rodolfo Vieira? The Swiss Alps Camp is the...

Rare Footage: Jocko Willink Grapples Jeff Monson

The Baddest Man in the BJJ World is Jocko Willink. From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He...

Russian BJJ Black Belt Who Defeated Khabib Nurmagomedov Grapples a Lioness

Leonid Gatovskiy (first Russian BJJ Black Belt and leader Lion Baza club Russia) famously defeated Khabib in a grappling match in 2009. Leonid is actually a BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie: Be sure...

These Proven Ways Will Help You Achieve Your BJJ Goals

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Not enough people progress or grow in life, and one reason for that is...

Does Ex-Navy SEAL Commander & BJJ Black Belt Jocko Willink Believe in Overtraining?

How do you know if you’re overtrained in Jiu-Jitsu? – Lack of enjoyment during class – Slight fevers – Series of injuries  – Delayed reaction times – Depression – Constant soreness and...

The Heroic 6yr old Who Saved His Sister From a Dog Attack is a Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner

Bridger, a six-year-old boy from Wyoming, USA saved his little sister from a dog attack and ended up needing 90 stitches to his face. Bridger Walker’s aunt shared details of the attack on...

“I’m A White Belt And I Submitted That Black Belt!” Well, No… You Didn’t

Ah, the first Jiu Jitsu classes… Remember them? You started out innocently enough and went through a whole deal of strange bruising occurrences, as well as aches and pains that you’ve...

How To Roll With BJJ Higher Belts That Make You feel Powerless

Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ black belt from Japan who has been travelling the world, training, competing and working as a translator. ‘Masa’ is known for having a very good guard,...

John Danaher on Learning Principles vs Techniques in Jiu-Jitsu

John Danaher is a BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie, and is known as one of the best BJJ instructors in the world. The New Zealand born black belt has been praised by the BJJ community as being a...

How To Develop Your Jiu-Jitsu Being More Relaxed & Using Less Strength

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...