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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Popstar Demi Lovato Promoted to Purple Belt in BJJ Under Suspicious Circumstances

Demi Lovato made huge waves back in August of 2017 when she got her blue belt. Many questioned if she deserved it as she had gotten promoted so fast. She then stopped training in 2020 but had told...

Controversy: Man Accused Of Assaulting A 76-Year-Old Woman Is Now A BJJ School Owner

A man who was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and an elderly woman back in 2018, is now a BJJ school owner and instructor. Jeff Glover was the first one who shared the news on social media:...

Female Jiu-Jitsu Athletes Explain Why They Have an Onlyfans Account

For those that have been living under a rock, OnlyFans is an ultra popular subscription-based website where people that create content can charge out a monthly fee for fans to access exclusive...

Jocko Willink Rolls with Keenan Cornelius

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...

Are Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Affiliations Just a Ponzi Scheme?

The sheer number of the number of BJJ gym affiliations there are is truly incredible. How does a consumer even choose? The list is massive – the very uncompleted list: 10th planet Jiu Jitsu,...

Khabib Nurmagomedov Doesn’t Like Lifting Weights, Reveals His 1 Rep Max

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself – what would it be like to spar and grapple with Khabib Nurmagomedov? Are his pressure game and his humble attitude as great as they are said to be? Well,...

Jake Paul Training Jiu-Jitsu in Preparation for MMA Debut

Jake Paul has made the move many were asking him to do – he will compete in MMA! He recently announced the signing of a multi-year deal with the Professional Fighters League (PFL), under which...

The Ideal Grappler: An Alternative Perspective

Fighting is a business now. People at the highest levels of every combat sport are pretty much done working for free (except for you IBJJF, you’re the exception for some reason.) As with all...

Tiny Female Judo Black Belt Olympian Grapples White Belt Male

Dojo storming is all the rage today but it’s quite special to see someone ready to take on a huge challenge and keep an open mind. Such was the case with Norwegian judoka – the first ever...

Marcelo Garcia Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer: “The Biggest Fight Of My Life”

Marcelo Garcia, an IBJJF and ADCC Hall Of Famer – and one of the most liked people in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Garcia shared news about...

John Danaher Reacts to Felipe Pena Training with Galvao to Prep For Upcoming Gordon Ryan Superfight

Atos HQ this week welcomed Felipe Pena – IBJJF and ADCC Absolute World Champion. Andre Galvao is guiding him during his training camp in San Diego for his next grappling challenge against...

Gordon Ryan Makes History: Signs 7 Figure Deal with Flosports

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at a rapid rate among hobbyist athletes, and it seems that it will continue growing at that rate for some time… But the question is: how big will it grow when it...

BJJ Black Belt Confronts Home Intruder

One can never necessarily be completely “ready” for a real self defense situation, however, we can increase our odds of surviving against a violent attacker by targeting certain moves, and...

The Vice Grip: A Perfect Way To Break The Armbar Defense

The armlock or armbar is a submission that aims to hyperextend the arm into compromising positions. There are two basic types of armlocks – the straight armlock and the bent armlock. The straight...

BJJ Blue Belt Claims ‘God’ Promoted Him To Black Belt in BJJ

Through the years many cases of self promoted jiu jiteiros were outed. While some excused themselves saying it was Japanese jiu jitsu, or a discipline they made up, out some outright owned it. Such ...

MMA Fighter Makes Child Predators Do Push-Ups – Before Handing Them Over To The Police

Dustin Lampros is one of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alumni; the world-class fighters who, even if they don’t make it to the UFC, often succeed in other promotions. However, Lampros found...

How Much Money Will There Be In BJJ In 10-15 Years? Gordon Ryan Shares His Opinion

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at a rapid rate among hobbyist athletes, and it seems that it will continue growing at that rate for some time… But the question is: how big will it grow when it...

Various IBJJF Legal Ways To Tap Your Opponent Using the BJJ Belt

Did you know that, under IBJJF rules, it is allowed to use the belt to submit your opponent as long as it is tied around the waist? Here Joao Miyao shows three submissions using the belt.   View...

ONE Championship Fighter Victoria Lee Passes Away At Age 18

Image Credits: Angela Lee & Victoria Lee Instagram Victoria Lee, ONE Championship strawweight fighter, has passed away at the tender age of 18 years old. The tragic news were shared by her sister...

Blue Belt Worked Out Like Gordon Ryan For 60 Days & Then Entered a Competition

In the span of about 18 months: Gordon Ryan Went From 163 Lbs To 232 Lbs & Back To 194 LBS & Transformed Himself From a Relatively Unknown Grappler To The Best No Gi Grappler On Earth,...

Should Rolling with Students be a Necessity For Every Jiu-Jitsu Instructor?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. The idea that a belt ranking would be assigned to a student that doesn’t roll is almost universally frowned upon. But what can be said of...

Is It WRONG To Submit Your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. After you’ve been training for quite some time, there will come a moment or two when you’ll – to your surprise – have an...

Gillian Robertson Taps Out Rose Namajunas in 65 secs in Fury Pro Grappling 6 main event

Canadian UFC flyweight and BJJ black belt Gillian Robertson needed just 65 seconds to submit ex-strawweight champion and BJJ brown belt Rose Namajunas in the main event at Fury Pro Grappling 6. The...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Wins By Kimura in MMA Return After 3 Year Inactivity Due to Brain Condition

Forer Bellator middleweight champion and BJJ legend Rafael Lovato Jr. is back from MMA retirement. The American BJJ legend made a successful return to MMA after talking time off MMA three and a half...