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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Anybody Can Do These 3 Effective Lapel Submissions From Full Guard

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...

You’re Progressing Slower in BJJ as You Get Older – But You Can Fix It

As you get older, you might notice that your BJJ is not quite what it used to be: mainly, that you’re performing the techniques more slowly and that you cannot keep pace as you used to....

The Legend And Mystique Of BJJ Legend Rickson Gracie

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...

Swanson On Kron Gracie Calling Him A Traitor: ‘Be Humble. Go Travel To Get Better’

Kron Gracie suffered his first loss in MMA when he ended up at the wrong side of a dominant decision against MMA veteran  Cub Swanson (26-11 MMA, 11-7 UFC). Kron is now 5-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC. There was...

How To Roll With Higher Belts That Make You feel Powerless

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ black belt from Japan who has been travelling the world,...

Kron Gracie: ‘If You Leave Your Team, You’re A Traitor’

Team switching in Jiu-Jitsu is a very controversial topic that will always provoke different points of views and arguments among the BJJ community. Throughout Jiu-Jitsu history, there have always...

Robert Drysdale: The Fadda Lineage Could Actually Be a Gracie One!

In his up and coming documentary – Closed Guard: The Movie – Robert Drysdale will showcase the full beauty of BJJ history… And potentially change the way we’ve been perceiving the...

Lachlan Giles Shows How He Heel Hooked Bigger & Stronger Opponents at ADCC

They say that heel hooks are the great equalizer. Well Lachlan Giles certainly proved that last weekend at ADCC. Lachlan Giles is an Australian first degree BJJ black belt under John Simon. Last...

Rickson Embarrassing Students When Teaching? You Better Check Your Ego

A few weeks ago, we had published an article that pointed out a certainly unique teaching style of Rickson Gracie, putting up for discussion on whether or not his coaching approach is something that...

Updated List of BJJ Red Belts: There are Much More than You Think!

    The 9th degree red belt is the highest rank awarded to any currently living practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. According to Renzo & Royler Gracie, in Brazilian jiu-jitsu the red...

Adult Film Stars That Train Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu is getting more and more popular. Many celebrities have trained or train BJJ. Adult film stars are no different. Here is a list of major adult film stars that roll.   5. Manuel Ferrara...

Are You Ready for the 2019 SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship?

Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF) is the international governing body of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu founded in 2013 with the mission of organizing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in order to take the...

Henry Akins On How To Improve Quicker in Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

2 Guys Wrestling on the Beach Spotted a Shark A Few Feet Away From a Couple

Try not to get an anxiety attack watching these people try to escape a shark. 2 Florida wrestlers were grappling on the beach when they spotted a shark just a few feet away from a couple in the...

Trap Your Training Partners in The Side Closed Guard by Xande Ribeiro

In BJJ, closed guard is a great place to be for the one on bottom as you have so many options whereas your opponent has much less. Xande Ribeiro likes to trap his opponent in the side closed guard...

ADCC Turkey With $2000 Prize Money

This is the first ever ADCC event in Turkey ( https://adcombat.com/adcc-events/ ) Organizers have included a wide range of categories from beginner to pro and 35+ groups. To make this tournament...

Ralph Gracie Returns To USA, Pays $50,000 Bail & Has His Passport Confiscated

Accused of assaulting Flávio “Cachorrinho” Almeida during the No-Gi World Championship at the end of 2018, in California (USA), Ralph Gracie had to pay bail of US $50 thousand in the United...

BJJ Belts & Stripes – Advantages & Disadvantages of this Measurement System

Photo: @nikabjj The belt and stripe system is the system that a coach uses to grade his students accordingly. This system is similar to the system traditional martial arts use, but very different...

Scare Your Training Partners With ‘The Exorcist’ Guard Submission by Draculino

Closed guard is an old time classic that’s one of the most commonly seen techniques in practice and in real life altercations. It’s a great position for the one on the bottom since they have...

Immense Cultural Effect Of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast on the Rise Of BJJ

Joe Rogan has been the utmost authority for all things martial arts. He’s recently piped in about something that’s been grating him for quite some time – Jiu Jitsu matches are not fights (in...

Rickson Gracie Shares His Daily Eating Regimen

Rickson Gracie just celebrated his 60th birthday. Various members of his family celebrated the occasion.   View this post on Instagram   Happy birthday @ricksongraciejj @merfdogg in the...

US Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang: “Police Officers Should Be BJJ Purple Belts”

2020 USA Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang is young and hip. He recently shared the following on the social media: Presidential Candidate Andy Yang Suggests All Police Be BJJ Purple Belts:  ...

Why Navy Seal Jocko Willink Thinks Jiu Jitsu Is A Real Superpower

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu truly is a powerful tool to have in your toolbox. It can used to do good but in the wrong hands, can be dangerous. Jocko Willink and Joe Rogan discuss Jiu-Jitsu and they both...

Dean Lister Gives Advice on Leglocks, Being a Better Grappler and Dating With Caution

A household name in almost any BJJ community, Dean Lister is a 2 time ADCC World Champion and, perhaps more importantly, one of the jiujiteiros who are most responsible for the last decade’s...