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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

“Don’t Use Your Strength” Is Among The Worst Advice In BJJ

Ok, so… If you’re a big, strong guy, how many times were you told to “not use your strength”? Probably a lot. But here’s the thing: “don’t use your...

Roger Gracie Shows How To Do A Perfect Cross Choke from Mount

Roger Gracie is often regarded as the “GOAT” – the greatest of all time in BJJ. And for good reason: he’s won 10 IBJJF World Championship titles, committing to the...

Gunner Felmlee is a 12 Year-Old BJJ Athlete with a Rare Heart Condition

Image Credits: Sanabul Gunner Felmlee is a true BJJ champion! Born with an extremely rare heart condition, called “unicuspid aortic valve”, Gunner has had his first heart surgery when he...

6 Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gyms in the World

As more people become interested in jiu-jitsu as a hobby or career, training centers open their doors to new students worldwide. Many college students in the US even give their assignments to...

Prankster Approaches Unassuming Jiu-Jitsu Guy, Gets Humbled Very Quickly

“The most dangerous people you meet are often the nicest people you meet…” This is the lesson that famous youtube prankster learned the hard way as he tried his prank of asking...

18yr old Mica Galvao Wins BJJ Stars GP, Defeats World Champs Lo & Hulk

BJJ stars, the biggest professional jiu-jitsu shows in Brazil had its Middleweight GP Saturday night with a usual star-studded lineup. The middleweight grand prix consisted of a stacked 8 man...

Lucas Leite Shares His Secret For Beating Bigger & Heavier Opponents

Lucas Leite is a multi-time world champion with first place finishes at the Gi, Nogi, and Grapplers Quest world championships. Leite started training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu when he was 12 years old...

Gilbert Burns Helps BJJ Student Return to Training After Brain Surgery

Gilbert Burns is both a great athlete and a fantastic human being. Namely, after his UFC 273 fight with Khamzat Chimaev – during which he challenged Chimaev as none other athlete did in the UFC...

Gordon Ryan Gets “Promoted” To BJJ Purple Belt by Nicholas Meregali

Gordon Ryan is a world-class grappler and a well-established BJJ black belt. Nevertheless, he doesn’t train in the gi nowhere as often as he does in no-gi; and he has a great sense of humor...

Matt Thornton: ‘Our 2 Year BJJ Blue Belts Were Wiping The Floor with Krav Maga Instructors’

You often hear Krav Maga marketing itself as THE self defense practice, however many people actually wonder if it really is all that it claims to be? Krav Maga  “contact combat”) is a...

Gordon Ryan Claims He Can Beat Khamzat Chimaev & Khabib Nurmagomedov

Gordon Ryan is generally viewed as the best No Gi grappler in the world and rightfully so as he is a 3x ADCC world champion. A grappling fan recently commented on a post on Ryan’s official...

Khamzat Chimaev Promoted to Purple Belt in BJJ After Defeating Gilbert Burns

Khamzat Chimaev faced UFC title challenger and BJJ world champion Gilbert Burns in his last UFC fight. The match was an absolute battle where Chimaev won by decision. Chimaev revealed in arecent...

Mackenzie Dern Pulled Off Hanging Kimura on Tecia Torres

BJJ world champion Mackenzie Dern defeated Tecia Torres at 273. During the fight, she impressed everyone with an incredible demonstration of high level Jiu-Jitsu. At one point, from the clinch, she...

Steven Seagal Shares What He Really Thinks About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Actor and 7th degree aikido black belt Steven Seagal was recently asked what he thought about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and its effectiveness. He openly gave his opinion and had reservations about fighting...

Examining Strengths and Weaknesses of the Major Grappling Arts

‘Grappling’ refers to techniques, maneuvers, and counters applied to an opponent in order to gain a physical advantage, such as improving relative position, escaping, submitting, or...

Bernardo Faria Announces Boxing Instructional with Mike Tyson

If you train Jiu-Jitsu you have for sure heard of the leading website BJJ Fanatics, who feature quality instructionals from Tom DeBlass, Craig Jones, Dean Lister, Bernardo Faria and many...

Earning a Black Belt in BJJ: Surviving the Constant Injuries Throughout the Years

Guest post by Bill Jones, owner and head instructor at Top Level Martial Arts in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. If you would like to learn more about Bill or Top Level Martial Arts,...

New Study: Jiu-Jitsu Competitors Have the 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...

Joe Rogan to Officially Sponsor Gordon Ryan for ADCC 2022

Just when you’d think that things couldn’t get more exciting for the upcoming ADCC 2022, the reality smacks you in the face to prove – that you’re wrong! Namely, Gordon Ryan...

This Simple & Stupid Side Control Escape Worked Twice on Andre Galvao

The simplest things in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are, often, the most efficient ones at the same time. You don’t have to “Berimbolo everything”; just sticking to simple, 1-2-3 setups, will more than...

BJJ Red Belt Carlos Machado’s Invisible Armbar

The road to submission in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is seldom an easy one. What’s more, it could be argued that it’s an even more difficult one in No Gi; you and your opponent are slippery,...

BJJ Hobbyists Should NOT Make The Mistake of Strength Training Like Professional Athletes

Training for BJJ athletes depends, in large part, upon their goals. Meaning, it’s obvious that someone who trains Jiu Jitsu as a hobbyist doesn’t need to train twice per day, 6 days per...

Jean Jacques Machado’s Has an Unstoppable Bodylock Pass Using the Lapel

If you’ve been following the pro BJJ scene, you may noticed many top grapplers having incredible success with a certain type of pass: The bodylock pass which is also known as the double over pass....

GSP: ‘Gordon Ryan is the Best Guy I’ve Ever Rolled with’

This Friday, March 25th, Gordon Ryan returns to the Who’s Number One event by Flograppling. John Danaher’s protégé will face the representative of Pedigo Submission Fighting , Jacob...