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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Is It Wrong To Footsweep A One Legged Opponent?

Recently SJJIF ran one of the best paid competitions in the world – their World championship. At the championship there was plenty to watch as the prizes were quite prestigious. But one...

Healing PTSD Through Jiu Jitsu Feat. Gabriel Arges at Warriors Heart

PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or...

Croatia Set To Host Biggest UAEJJF Event In Central Europe in December – CROATIA NATIONAL PRO JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP

Croatia is getting ready to host the best jiu jiteiros of Central Europe in December. UAEJJF chose Croatia to organize another edition of the CROATIA NATIONAL PRO JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP on December...

Marcelo Garcia Anounces Plans To Return To BJJ Competition

Marcelo Garcia is another outstanding competitor. Having won 5 world jiu jitsu tournaments and 4 times the ADCC (two of the most important tournaments in jiu jitsu), there are many who consider him...

(Video) Shaquille O’Neal Had A Grappling Match With Former UFC Fighter Forrest Griffin

Forrest Griffin is fresh off his appearance at the Black Belt CBD where he grappled Frank Mir. Now Griffin was game to combat another giant – former LA Lakers Center Shaquille O’Neal....

How To Do The Perfect Kimura From Side Control by John Danaher

The Kimura would be known as the Reverse Ude Garami, or the Double Wrist Lock in Catch Wrestling circles. There are a lot of different names and sources to what we now know as the Kimura Lock. The...

Things BJJ Guys Do That Drive Their Girls Nuts

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ My wife somehow always throws in her famous quote, “I miss being...

Gordon Ryan Details Gruelling Training Schedule For A Day totaling Three Trainings a Day Plus Strength

Gordon Ryan sure talks a big game but also he’s apparently a huge worker. Recently Ryan shared his schedule for the day which is scary – to say the least. Here are some highlights to give...

Flashback: When Khabib ‘Smeshed’ His Way To Winning NAGA Worlds Expert Division

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has a world class grappling background. He is a two time Combat Sambo World Champion, a freestyle wrestler and a Judo black belt, and also a BJJ white...

Developing Your A-Game Or Experimenting On New Moves

If you’re a dedicated “jiujiteiro,” then wondering how to maximize your training time properly and effectively has definitely crossed your mind. Specifically, when is it appropriate to spend...

Brazil Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro Receives Honorary BJJ Black Belt from Gracie Family

On October 25, during the Brazilian electoral period, Robson Gracie (9th degree coral belt and son of Carlos Gracie sr) promoted the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro to the rank of BJJ black...

John Danaher Agrees With Askren Estimate Of BJJ Schools: “I’m not allowed to teach the night classes – that’s where the nice people come in. “

Self Promoted BJJ Black Belt Ben Askren believes ‘BJJ Schools Are Doing it Wrong’. Recently he went on a leg of asian tour with coach-wonder John Danaher and there they had to address this quote...

Watch: CBD BJJ Invitational feat. Rodolfo, Frank Mir, Kit Dale, DJ Jackson Etc..

Rodolfo Vieira has long been one of the most intimidating bjj players out there. However since Vieira has been dead set on adapting for MMA and making his career the bjj field evolved some. Vieira...

Ways to Train Takedowns Without The High Risk of Injury

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ One of the most commonly neglected aspects of training for a BJJ...

Vinny Magalhaes: I’ve Proved That Leg Locks Don’t Work

Vinny Magalhaes is enjoying a renaissance of his mma career. The 34 year old Brazilian is within grasp of the PFL’s inaugural tournament victory – valued at 1.000.000 USD. To help promote...

Fedor Cartwheels Out of Sonnen’s Duck Under Takedown

That’s why you should always warm up with cartwheels… Fedor Emelianenko tried to counter Chael Sonnen’s duck under with Uchi Mata but missed the arm and cartwheeled out and ending...

Rafael Lovato Jr Doesn’t Think Training Nogi is Training Jiu Jitsu

Rafael Lovato Jr was the most recent guest on the Joe Rogan experience. However the experienced jiu jitsu champion came out with some really interesting attitudes – mainly that he doesn’t...

What We Can Apply To our Own Training From Khabib’s Grappling Domination Of McGregor

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. One of the main reasons that martial arts and combat sports has evolved so...

PFL 9: Vinny Magalhaes’ Flying Triangle to Kimura is a Work Of Art

ADCC champion Vinny Magalhaes continues his grappling clinic in the PFL MMA organization. Magalhaes had a beautiful submission over Rakim Cleveland at PFL 9. Magalhaes set up a flying in under 80...

Khabib Gets Hero Welcome From Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov

After his convincing victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, and the brawl, Khabib Nurmagomedov met with controversial Chechen Republic leader, Ramzan Kadyrov. Kadyrov has been accused of numerous...

Khabib Threatens To Leave UFC: ‘You Can Keep My Money That You Are Withholding’

Dana White has reneged his initial claim. After reluctance to decide how UFC will proceed with Nurmagomedov he determined to let the NSAC lead with their choice. However it’s quickly becoming...

How To Apply Rickson Gracie’s Breathing Tactics When Doing Jiu-JItsu

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. If you have ever stepped on mat to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you have most...

10 Takedown Tactics Used by GSP which Made Him One Of The Best Wrestlers in MMA

Georges St. Pierre, the former UFC welterweight champion was arguably one of the best takedown artists in MMA. He was able to out-wrestle many elite level wrestlers and all this without even having a...

The Facts on REAL Strength For Grappling Athletes

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Mark Philippi, co-owner of Philippi Sports Institute (PSI), has released...