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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

2021 IBJJF Rules Update: Heel Hooks & Reaping Allowed but NOT For Master Competitors

The largest BJJ organization in the world, IBJJF, has updated the list of regulations for 2021, which include one of the most discussed topics – knee reaping that is and heel hooks. This year,...

Take Online Private Jiu-Jitsu Lessons From The Best In The World NOW – The “BJJ HI” App

Imagine learning BJJ from the legends themselves… From Renzo Gracie, Buchecha, Felipe Pena, Braulio Estima – just how awesome would that be? Now, imagine that you didn’t have to travel...

Introducing The World’s First Ever Online Grappling Techniques Demonstration Tournament

The International Grappling Federation has a new concept for 2021: an online No Gi BJJ tournament focused on Grappling demonstrations! Participants are required to perform three demonstrations of the...

Building Stronger Legs For Jiu-Jitsu with Kettlebells

Many athletes focus more on strengthening their upper body instead of focusing on their lower body. While strong shoulders, arms, chest and core are very important in Jiu-Jitsu, a strong base which...

BJJ World Champion Tip: Overcome Competition Nerves by Pretending You are Someone Else

I was listening to a BJJ podcast and this world champion said that to deal with competition nerves, they would switch to their alter ego which was a ruthless and fierce version of themselves. Another...

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu White Belt Explains Why He Pulled a Small Arm During a Street Altercation

A recent video went was released on the internet of a man with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu hoodie pointing his small arm at another man in a neighborhood altercation. Rener Gracie found out who the man was, and...

The Best Pull Up Grip Variations For Grapplers

Establishing good grips in grappling sports and MMA is extremely important as by dominating the grip battle and establish dominant grips, one can truly control and dominate the battle. Many grapplers...

Rickson Gracie: “Saying That You’re Not Afraid of Co Vid is a Big Mistake”

The current COVID-19 situation in the world is a very serious one; people are getting sick, oftentimes critically, and countries are attempting to fight the disease by going through extreme lockdown...

Rener Gracie: ‘If You Feel Like You Have To Survive Your Jiu-Jitsu School, You’re at the Wrong School’

It definitely requires a special type of person to actively train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Only 3% of the people who start training will eventually get to black belt. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at an...

Dillon Danis says a Grappling Match with Khabib Nurmagomedov Would Be “Easy Work” For Him

One of the most hated Grapplers in BJJ History, Dillon Danis is planning his next MMA fight. The 2-0 MMA fighter and McGregor grappling coach, recently had a shouting war with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s...

Rickson Gracie’s Method For Making Yourself Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

There are some old school lessons from Rickson Gracie out there that still translate to our training and fighting in today’s modern age. The one that everyone should embrace is the ability to get...

Watch: Actor Tom Hardy Shows His BJJ Blue Belt Skills Grappling with Russian

Actor Tom Hardy was recently promoted to the rank of blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Hardy began training jiu-jitsu as far back in 2011 when he prepared for his role as an MMA fighter in the film...

The Legend of “The Gracie Hunter” Kazushi Sakuraba vs The Gracie Family

Written by Xavier Sales, Black Belt, Head instructor at Alpha Jiu Jitsu Academy Richmond, Sydney Australia, jiujitsurichmond.com.au There is no one more influential in Japanese MMA than the legend...

Actor Tom Hardy Promoted To Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Actor Tom Hardy was recently promoted to the rank of blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Hardy began training jiu-jitsu as far back in 2011 when he prepared for his role as an MMA fighter in the film...

Roger & Kyra Gracie Approve The World’s First Ever Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Video Game

On December 15th, black belt Luiz Eduardo Adler, Duda, founder and CEO of Smash Mountain Studio, presented the beta version of the BEJJ Game to Jiu-Jitsu legends Roger Gracie and Kyra Gracie. Adler...

WWE Pro Wrestler MVP wins Brazilian IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu World Championship

You don’t often hear of WWE wrestlers training BJJ and much less competing in BJJ competitions. WWE’s MVP aka Montel Vontavious Porter competed last weekend at the 2020 World Master IBJJF...

Competitor Puts 3 Opponents To Sleep With No Gi Baseball Choke

The dangerous No Gi “Baseball Bat Choke” is an effective technique that is rarely seen in No Gi BJJ competitions. This video will show you why you better understand this position. The...

Fast Food Employee Deals with Man Wielding Butchers Knife By Taking Him Down & Rear Choke

December 22, 2020, Split, Croatia – Shortly after 3:30 pm, an employee of a fast food facility was stabbed in the neck by a man with a butcher knife and scissors and was transported to the...

Buchecha To Make MMA Debut Against Senegalese Wrestling Champion at One Championship

The winningest IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu champion of all time with 13 wins, Marcus Buchecha Almeida has a date set for his MMA debut. The BJJ fighter will face Oumar Kane on February 24th for the One...

Japanese Ju Jutsu Black Belt Faces Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in BJJ Competition

BJJ black belt Robby Malof recently squared off against a Japanese ju jitsu black belt. In most cases Japanese Jujutsu is practiced in a more controlled manner with little to no live sparring. This...

Meanwhile In Russia, BJJ Black Belt Rolls with a Bear

A video has appeared on Reddit taken from Tik Tok of an unidentified Russian BJJ black belt grappling with a brown bear. In a very skillful move the black belt manages to stuff the bear’s...

14 year Old Boy AGF Wins Pro Division by Submitting 3 BJJ Black Belts

J.R. Caballero. Remember this name. He is just 14 years old. He trains under Donny Blue in Pleasanton, Texas and has submitted numerous black belts in competition. This past weekend he won AGF’s...

She Married Her Jiu-Jitsu Instructor & Got Promoted to Purple Belt On The Spot

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is far from being as serious and strict as other forms of martial arts. The main reason is probably due to the fact of it being a martial art/sport that has mostly been developed...

BJJ Black Belt Chael Sonnen Criticizes Andre Galvao For Giving Adesanya a Purple Belt

Chael Sonnen talks Israel Adesanya getting purple belt from Andre Galvao on this episode of Beyond the Fight. One of the most striking moments in this video is when Chael Sonnen talks about...