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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

John Danaher Will Fix Your Open Guard With 2 Simple Concepts

  Playing Open Guard is the nemesis of most beginners as progressing to full guard is often harder and often times a newbie will be taken by a maxim of what plainly looks cool. Open Guard has...

Roger Gracie: ‘Copying Youtube is the Biggest Mistake From Beginners’

Roger Gracie is known as the GOAT of Jiu-Jitsu, with his 10 black belt world titles and his recent submission victory over Marcus Buchecha which cemented his legacy. He has been open about his views...

Robert Downey Jr. Talks Kung Fu w/ Notorious Bullshido Doubter Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan is a longtime non-believer in Kung Fu. He has on numerous occasions talked down at Kung Fu and how innfective it is for self defense or for MMA. Here are the most colorful moments: Well,...

Setting Up The Guillotine Without Losing Position & Compromising Yourself

The Guillotine Choke is a very powerful submission, one that gets all of the attention from everyone when performed correctly! However, if you don’t set it up properly, it can be defended...

Understanding Turtle Position by Gordon Ryan: Jiu-Jitsu & Wrestling

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. We all know the natural human reaction when somebody is getting physically...

Renzo Gracie’s Sneaky Choke Counter to the Over Under Pass

BJJ’s most loved figure Renzo Gracie was in in Zurich, Switzerland at the Frota Academywhere he held a fantastic seminar. Renzo showed the students a fantastic array of techniques and told...

Strength Training for BJJ: These Are The Only Exercises You’ll Need

Getting better in BJJ is a never-ending journey, one that consists out of many steps along the way. These steps, however, are not just the numerous techniques and principles that are directly...

Who Are The Wealthiest People in Jiu-Jitsu?

Jiu-Jitsu is growing at a very fast pace all over the world. In almost every country, it is considered a middle to upper middle class sport (because of cat of training, cost of Gis, travelling to...

Missing 14 Year Old BJJ Practitioner Samantha Lopez Has Been Found After 4 Days

14-year-old Samantha Lopez who was reported missing has been located and is safe, according to her family. No other details were released, but the family thanks everyone for their prayers and...

Sweaty & Hairy Guys, Smelly Gis: Struggles of a Female White Belt

Sweaty guys, hairy chests, smelly Gis, and close spaces. Your academy certainly has the perfect ingredients to scare away every woman in town. That’s right! Jiu-Jitsu can certainly be intimidating...

Guy Did 52 BJJ Training Sessions In 1 Month – Here’s How It Went

Do you always feel wiped out after Jiu Jitsu? Always sore the next day barely able to perform? Well meet Marcus Greatwood a free diver and BJJ purple belt who trains under Roger Gracie and Judo...

Chael Sonnen On The Number One Mistake Wrestlers Make When Transitioning to MMA

Making a transition from any martial art and combat sport to MMA is not an easy task in the slightest, as it carries many variables that need to be taken into account in order for it to be...

14 Year Old BJJ Practitioner Samantha Lopez Has Gone Missing

UPDATE: Missing 14 Year Old BJJ Practitioner Samantha Lopez Has Been Found After 4 Days Please help us locate 14 year old BJJ practitioner Samantha Lopez. She has been missing since January 4,...

Chael Sonnen Gives His Opinion On Should MMA fighters Train in a Gi

If you are a BJJ player looking to enter into MMA, there are some things you need to know to make that transition successful. Besides the obvious ones like “learn striking”. When it comes to your...

How Big & Strong Can Bodyweight Exercises Make You for Grappling?

Generally, yes you can get stronger just by doing bodyweight exercises at home. Kron Gracie is one of the advocates of calisthenics and we all know his results. If you are planning on starting a...

Royce Gracie: ‘People that Walk into a BJJ School Wanting Self Defense are Guided To A Sport with a Point System’

   Photo: Sonny Parlin  http://sonnyparlin.com Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing all around the world. Sport style Jiu-Jitsu is flourishing while the traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for self defense...

Anthony Bourdain’s Private Lesson with Turkish Black Belt

Last year, the world was stunned when news broke that bjj megafan and celebrated chef and tv personality Anthony Bourdain had committed suicide. Bourdain, a blue belt in bjj, picked up a sport...

John Danaher Shares The Secret To The Perfect Rear Naked Choke Set Up

A tight Rear Naked Choke is the staple of some of the most successful careers in both bjj and mixed martial arts. As a form of submission it is by far the most often utilized one in the UFC. Still...

You’ve Been Doing It Wrong; This Is The Secret To An Effective Lockdown in BJJ

A lot of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners think that the Lockdown is just about, well, locking your opponent’s leg – but it’s not that simple. Coach Magnus Hansson, from 10th Planet...

Ruotolo Twins Promoted to Purple Belt After 14 Yrs of Training BJJ

Twin brother Kade and Tye Ruotolo represent a new generation of BJJ players. They are 16 years old and have been training since the age of 3 hey have won everything that there is to win in BJJ at...

Train With The Best at The Caribbean Roots Camp with Samuel Braga, Erik Wanderley, Valerie Letourneau & More

What’s the one most important, most beautiful thing that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has given you? What would you say has given you the best goosebumps? Chances are – it’s the experiences....

5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia   Guest post by Bill Jones, owner and head instructor at Top Level Martial Arts in Cuyahoga Falls,...

Breaking: Gordon Ryan Announces Retirement From Grappling at Age 24

Gordon Ryan, the biggest current star in Grappling has just announced his retirement from Grappling at the young age of 24. The ‘King’ is currently on vacation, the first he’s taken...

How BJJ Personalities Celebrated Christmas on Social Media

The holiday season is here, and with there are big BJJ tournamnets scheduled for the next few weeks. The worldwide BJJ community is spending time with loved ones and enjoying in good food. Some hard...