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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Most Commonly Used St*roids in MMA & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and How They Work

Steroids and performance enhancing drugs have been a black mark on almost all sports in existence including MMA and also Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In February of 2020, the 2019 IBJJF world champion and...

Gracie Breakdown: How Andre Galvao Should Have Handled Being Slapped By Gordon Ryan

Gordon Ryan confronted Andre Galvao at WNO. The two have being going at it for years. Ryan wants to face Galvao but Galvao, who announced his retirement 2 years ago, wants 1 million dollars to...

Gordon Ryan Confronts & Slaps Andre Galvao

Gordon Ryan confronted Andre Galvao at WNO. The two have being going at it for years. Ryan wants to face Galvao but Galvao, who announced his retirement 2 years ago, wants 1 million dollars to...

Video: Fighter Gets Caught in Omoplata But Then Submits Opponent with Rare & Sneaky Toe Hold in MMA

Toeholds! How often do you practice them, how often do you go for them when you roll; be it in training or competition? Chances are that the answer is: „Honestly, not so often.“ And you’re not...

How Does An Increase In Muscle Mass & Bodyweight Affect Grappling Conditioning?

In order to become the best jiu-jiteiro you can be it’s not enough to just attend class day after day – you need to maximize strength, power, flexibility, balance and endurance! So...

Online International Grappling Referees Seminar by International Grappling Federation

  PURPOSE AND TASKS     To popularize the sport of Grappling and to permit to be the referee and to improve the qualification of referees.   PLACE AND TIME OF THE SEMINAR  ...

Roger Ver, World’s First Investor in Bitcoin Is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Roger Ver is the World’s first Investor in Bitcoin startups including Bitcoin.com , Blockchain.com , Z.cash , BitPay, Kraken, Purse.io. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a digital payment...

The Recipe For Older Grapplers To Dominate Younger, Faster Grapplers

Photo: William Burkhardt- BJJ Pix By Guillaume (Gile) Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. Back when I was in my early 20’s I used to love sparring and...

4 Secrets To Losing Weight After 40

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Jealous Of Your Training Partner’s BJJ Progress? Just Keep This In Mind

Let’s say that you began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with a friend, or with someone else who started at around the same time as you did. The two of you were pretty close to each other in terms...

Romulo Barral Has The Perfect Counter To Over Under Pass

The over under pressure is one of the hardest guard passes to deal with. If your opponent knows what they are doing, it is a real nightmare… Although the over under is a high percentage guard...

How To Counter & Escape the Dangerous Muay Thai Clinch

Clinch fighting is the part of stand-up fighting where the combatants are grappling in a clinch, typically using clinch holds. Clinching the opponent can be used to eliminate the...

Adapting Wendler’s 5/3/1 Powerlifting Routine For Grapplers

Wendler 5/3/1 is a very popular powerlifting program that was developed by powerlifter and strength coach Jim Wendler. It’s relatively simple. You have four main barbell lifts: overhead press,...

Rayron’s Tribute to Late Father Ryan Gracie in the Documentary “Letters to my Father”

The documentary “Rayron Gracie – Letters to My Father” focuses Rayron Gracie’s delicate process to understand the passing away of his legendary father Ryan Gracie. Rayron now...

Get Unfriended with Braulio Estima’s ‘Pretzel Pass’

Jiu-Jitsu is limitless. There are always new ways to control your opponents, especially in the Gi where the Gi material is a great tool. Braulio Estima is one of the most innovative BJJ...

Heartwarming Surprise Promotion for Russia’s 2nd Female BJJ Black Belt Maria Varshavskaia

Russian grappler Maria Varshavskaia moved to Istanbul, Turkey afew years ago and started training with Corvos MMA/BJJ Team. She was promoted last night by her instructors Ugur Kursadagansoy and Burak...

BJ Penn Arrested Again On Suspicion of DUI

Former UFC champion BJ Penn was again arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence in Honolulu, Hawaii. Penn was arrested just before 5 p.m. last Saturday. The Hawaii Police...

The Grapplers Ultimate Guide To Sleep, Naps & How It Affects Sports Performance

What are the benefits of taking naps? There are many benefits of napping such as recovery, relaxation, reduced fatigue, increased alertness, improved mood and performance as well as quicker reaction...

Breaking: Ralph Gracie Receives Six Months Prison Sentence For Assaulting Flavio Almeida

Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA legend Ralph Gracie has been today sentenced to six months in prison for having assaulted Flavio Almeida back in December 2018. Brazilian news outlet Tatame first reported...

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...