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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Olympic Weightlifter Does Surprisingly Well Against BJJ Black Belt in Intense Rolling Session

If Jiu Jitsu was a test of strength, we could just have a set of weights at the door – and a contest as you come in to see who is strongest, and then go home having never touched the mats. Now...

Muay Thai Instructor Uses Jiu-Jitsu to Subdue Manhattan Baby Abduction Suspect

A good Samaritan used his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills to stop an attempted kidnapping at Madison Square Park in NYC this month. Brian Kemsley, 33, a Muay Thai instructor and BJJ practitioner found...

Gordon Ryan Flees New Jersey & Has Arrived at His New Home Outside the US

The suspense is over, 3x ADCC world champion has revealed where he has moved to Puerto Rico! The world’s best No Gi grappler decided to leave to New York last week because of various reasons:...

The Drill Xande Ribeiro Uses That Helped Him Not Get His Guard Passed In Competition Since 2005

Xande Ribeiro has legendary stature – he’s been an active competitor at the black belt level since the early 00s. His  7 World titles are accompanied by many other different ones. The 39 year...

What A ‘Mat Enforcer’ In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – And How To Be One?

If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for long enough, then you’ve probably heard of someone being called a „mat enforcer“. But, what does this even mean – is the mat enforcer...

Can You Train Jiu-Jitsu with a Herniated Disc? BJJ Black Belt Shares His Experience

Do you have an issue with your back? Are you in pain? Disc herniations are much more common than previously thought. Further, disc herniation may be asymptomatic. They may cause mild to moderate or...

Using a Jiu-Jitsu Planner: The “Scientific Method” To Training and Dominating

BJJ is complicated and we all know it. Everybody’s heard Jiu-Jitsu used as a metaphor to demonstrate the convoluted nature of something, “He was using legal jiu-jitsu.”, “Her team was doing...

The Phenomenal Growth Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the British Army

The ascendance of Jiu-Jitsu within the British Army has been nothing short of meteoric. Within the space of 4 years Jiu-Jitsu has transitioned in the British Army from an unrecognised obscure...

‘Berimbolo’ Was Already Being Used in Kosen Judo Way Back in 1950’s

Many BJJ players wrongly believe that techniques such as Berimbolo, X guard, De La Riva guard or Spider guard are BJJ specific moves, but they have been used in Judo (especially Kosen Judo) for years...

Roger Gracie On How He Avoided 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...

What Are The Long Term Effects of A Lifetime of Jiu-Jitsu Competition Training

There’s a certain romantic notion attached to some of the biggest legends of grappling. When we think about them, we think of their victories, of their struggles and of inspirational moments that...

Roger Gracie on Why You Need To Be Good at Just a Few Jiu-Jitsu Moves

More techniques  = more Jiu Jitsu success, right? Well, legendary Roger Gracie doesn’t think so. In his eyes, becoming a great jiujiteiro means becoming very good in a handful of techniques by...

2 Wrestlers on the Beach Spotted a Shark & Saved a Couple in the Water

Try not to get an anxiety attack watching these people try to escape a shark. 2 Florida wrestlers were grappling on the beach when they spotted a shark just a few feet away from a couple in the...

Gordon Ryan is Leaving New Jersey; Lists His Home For Sale for $1.25 Million

ordon Ryan, the biggest current star in Grappling has had an amazing run in the past few years. The 24 year old has won everything there is to win in No Gi grappling: 3x ADCC world champion, EBI...

2019 World’s Strongest Man (331 lbs) w/ 6 Months BJJ Training Rolls with 145lbs BJJ Black Belt

Martins Licis won the 2019 World’s Strongest Man competition beating out the legendary Thor (The mountain from Game of Thrones). Licis is Latvian-American and is 6 ft 2 ½ in (1.89 m) and...

Saulo Ribeiro & John Danaher On Why You Shouldn’t Care About Your BJJ Belt Progression

The belt system is one of the most heated debates in BJJ and it seems that there is no universal standard. Firas Zahabi Calls Out BJJ McDojos Promoting Students Based on Attendance & Why Does It...

Why Coach Firas Zahabi Does NOT Roll with Women?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is such a wonderful martial art! And not just because of the health and self-esteem benefits it has; but also because of its lifestyle benefits. One of those lifestyle aspects is...

Most Annoying Things That You Can Say & Do To a Higher Belt in BJJ

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art where respect plays a big part. You have to respect your instructor, sparring partners and the art itself. Because of the importance of respect of BJJ, a belt...

BJJ World Champ Mahamed Aly Admits To Past PED Use Although Says It Didn’t Help Him

2018 IBJJF World champion Mahamed Aly is a very popular figure on social media with his IG page and Youtube shows which gather a large following. The champion recently made a surprising confession...

Who Are The BJJ Practitioners With the Most INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS?

The rise of social media and its importance had an impact on almost every business sphere in the world. And, like it or not, BJJ is not just a sport but a business too! Those Jiujiteiros that have...

23yr old Armenian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion Killed in Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Garik Arevikyan, a 23-year-old BJJ blue belt, was killed during the Turkish-Azerbaijani attack against Artsakh, in Armenia. He was an army conscript and had great success in Brazilian jiu-jitsu...

This Is How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Actually Helps With Mental Health

The bodily health benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are obvious. Your cardiovascular fitness improves, which means that your heart and lungs are getting stronger. You get leaner and lose excess fat,...

Ron Tripp, The Only Person to Defeat Rickson Gracie in Official Competition

Photo: Ron Tripp and a Sambo match between Rickson and Rolls Gracie. The great Rickson Gracie claimed to have been unbeaten in BJJ, Wrestling, Sambo, challenge matches, Judo and vale tudo fights with...

Breaking News: ADCC Worlds Delayed Until 2022

ADCC has just announced that the 2021 ADCC worlds are officially delayed until 2022.The event was set to take place in September 2021 in Las Vegas. They announced the news on their Official Instagram...