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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

The Ultimate Guide To Breakfalls & Avoiding Injuries

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt and multiple medallist...

Famed BJJ Coach Gordinho Dismayed With Mendes Bros Poaching His Students Under False Pretense

Rafael Correa “Gordinho” made his name in the bjj community on hard work. He is a former world champion and one of the main figures in competitive BJJ in the early 2000s. Recently he shared the...

Guy Pretends That The Match is Over Then Goes For A Submission

How you ever seen a ghost? Last weekend at the Pan championships, we saw a ghost. Atos black belt Mike Perez used a Ghosting strategy when they pretended that the match had been interrupted or...

Gordon Ryan Wins Double Gold at IBJJF No Gi Pan & Issues Message To Haters

Gordon Ryan’s gi voyage has long been under a magnifying glass. Former EBI champ and ADCC champion has announced a gi transition almost a year ago and we have yet to see him compete. HE...

Immense Cultural Effect Of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast on the Rise Of BJJ

Joe Rogan has been the utmost authority for all things martial arts. He’s recently piped in about something that’s been grating him for quite some time – Jiu Jitsu matches are not fights (in...

Should I Use My Strength and Size in BJJ?

Being physically bigger, and stronger than your opponent is always an advantage in BJJ. However, it’s very important to realize that those factors don’t necessarily guarantee a victory. A...

The Most Effective Ways To Memorize Grappling Techniques

Many times, students will scarcely remember a technique they practiced in class by the end of the week. Sometimes the move is entirely forgotten by the end of the class! With so many techniques being...

Renzo Gracie Reveals Family Secret To Avoiding The Triangle in the Arm-in Stack Pass

The traditional beginner Gracie Jiu-Jitsu guard pass where you stack your opponent and put one hand in and one hand out and pass to the side is still being thought widely in BJJ academies. Now, many...

Tyron Woodley Promoted To BJJ Black Belt By Din Thomas After Submitting Darren Till

Tyron Woodley’s dramatic win over Darren Till at UFC 228 on Saturday night was made a little bit more special by the fact that he also got promoted to black belt in BJJ by UFC vet Din Thomas....

Finding The Right Grappling Game For Your Body Type & Personality

A Grappler’s game starts to develop after around 4 years of training or around a purple belt in BJJ. However, that doesn’t stop a white or blue belt from experimenting with different things....

You Need This Half Butterfly Triangle By Tom DeBlass

Most of us get caught up using our half guard to try to control the weight and pressure our opponents are able to inflict on us, while we are desperately trying not to let them pass our guards. Last...

Mat Time Is Important But Real Progress in BJJ Comes From Something Deeper

“It’s not about the number of hours you practice, it’s about the number of hours your mind is present for the practice.” – Kobe Bryant The number one answer to most people’s question of...

Rickson Gracie Reveals Thoughts On Rubber Guard after all this time: I Don’t Like It

Rickson Gracie is nothing if not somewhat consistent. The Gracie family patriarch has been adamant about his old school approach to bjj for quite some time even saying things like: Rickson Gracie:...

Four Tips for Judoka Getting Started in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) are close cousins. Anyone who knows the history of Judo and BJJ know that they have common roots—Mitsuyo Maeda was a Japanese Judoka, who transmitted the art to...

Palhares Hated Jones Match Refuses To Explain on Why He Schaubed it

Rousimar Palhares had one of the worst matches of all time at KAsai. In a Craig Jones duel he just kept on framing and disengaging. Clearly the Brazilian felt he was unprepared. He told MMAFighting:...

BJJ Competitions: How Are Masters Different From Adult Divisions?

By Guillaume Huni, BJJ black belt and BJJ instructor at Kimura BJJ Academy in Belgrade, Serbia When competing in BJJ past the age of 30, you have the option to enter some tournaments in the master...

Incorporating Swimming for the Grappler

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. As a BJJ athlete, we are always looking for an edge. Well I say walk to...

Rickson Gracie On If Steven Seagal is a Legit Martial Artist

Written by Brandon Hetzler  who is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black bet under Rickson & Kron Gracie, 7th degree black belt in Jugoshin Ryu JuJutsu. When asked by a reporter if Master Rickson Gracie...

Dean Lister’s Scary Looking Home Invader Has Been Identified

Photo of Lister and Glover by Jiu-Jitsu Mag Dean Lister aka Boogeyman had quite an interesting night the other day. The ADCC & UFC vet walked in on a man who was robbing his San Diego home. Dean...

Dean Lister Walks In On A Man Robbing Him And Refuses To Assault Him Even Tho He Lawfully Could Kill

Dean Lister aka Boogeyman had quite an interesting night the other day. The ADCC & UFC vet walked in on a man who was robbing his San Diego home. Dean Lister: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Not Gi Or No Gi,...

Purple Belt Jason Statham Training BJJ To Get in Shape For Fast and Furious spin-off

The famous Hollywood actor Jason Statham is preparing for the upcoming Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw, where he will be teaming up with the force of nature that is The Rock aka Dwayne...

‘Listen To Your Body’ or Overtrain: What is the Best Formula To Achieve Your Goals?

When you train BJJ, you will often hear advise from various people telling you to ‘listen to your body’. What does that mean and is that really going to make you reach your goals? First...

Should You Start BJJ If You’re Not In Shape?

We’ve all felt that heavy pit of anxiety in our stomachs before the middle school play — a scary rite of passage when you are a kid. In my case, I performed the famous Cyrano de Bergerac...

Tips For Women Who Want To Start Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Yes, it’s finally here! You read that headline correctly. For all the beautiful, brave women that have decided to start their journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, this article is here for you . Written...