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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Featured

BJJ Black Belt Takes Down Suspect Wanted for Attacks on NYC Sidewalks

It was just a normal day for Ro Malabanan, a New York City resident who was heading to work on Wednesday. But then, he saw a man sucker-punch a construction worker, in a supposed random act of...

Mike Bates – BJJ Black Belt & Royal Marine – Raises Over $200K for Pediatric Hospital

Mike Bates is one of the most interesting people you’ll hear about in your life. He is a BJJ black belt and a head instructor at Gracie Barra Roundhay Leeds (United Kingdom), as well as a Royal...

BJJ World Champ Mikey Musumeci Only Eats Pizza, Pasta & Acai

Mikey Musumeci is a 4x IBJJF black belt World Champion and is the only American to hold 3 world titles in the gi and once in No Gi. Mikey has competed against the biggest names in the sport and holds...

Take Mount Like Khabib Nurmagomedov – Here’s How

Rolling against Khabib Nurmagomedov would be terrifying for oh-so-many reasons… But perhaps the most terrifying of them all is Khabib’s Mount. The way he takes Mount is as close to perfection as...

Ben Kunzle Suffered A Spinal Cord Injury In BJJ Training – And He Needs Your Help

Ben Kunzle is a BJJ brown belt under Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu, who has been preparing for the World Championships back in May this year. However, during training, he suffered a severe spinal cord...

Timing: The Ultimate Difference Between Elite BJJ Competitors & Hobbyists

Have you ever rolled with someone, and it felt that you were one step behind no matter what you did? It could be with your coach, an elite competitor, or someone a few years ahead in the game.  You...

Madness: Grapplers Giving Themselves Cauliflower Ears To Look Tougher

Cauliflower ear often seems like some mythical force when a white belt first falls in love with Jiu Jitsu. It’s a big problem, but it’s never really discussed in depth by professors and only...

Everything You Need to Know About The Back Mount in BJJ

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...

TeQuan Monte Has Cerebral Palsy, But Trains Hard – And Has Been Promoted To BJJ Blue Belt

Inspiration in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu comes in all sorts of ways. But if you’re looking for something – for someone – who’s going to make you both smile and want to keep training, then look no...

Bullshido Master ‘Detroit Urban Survival Training’ Tries Out a BJJ Class Wearing a Blue Belt

Detroit Urban Survival Training has is led by Dale Brown and has made many BJJ practitioners laugh with some of the doubtful self defense techniques he teaches…. Brown says that he teaches...

BJJ Camp in Munich, Germany: Your Unique Summer Vacation Opportunity

The summer has only just begun – and it’s safe to say that you’re already enjoying it! But, it’s not just about the warmth of the sun, about the beaches you can now go to and...

Two Guys Faked an MMA Fight & Were Called Out By BJJ Black Belt Referee

The MMA community in the Philippines was outraged this past weekend after an amateur MMA fight went horribly wrong as it became apparent that the fight was fake King of the Fight 9 happened on...

[Watch] 3rd-Degree Gracie Black Belt Detains Man Before Police’s Arrest

Idriz Redžović is a 3rd-degree Gracie Black Belt who recently had an opportunity to put his BJJ skills to the test in a “live” setting. Namely, he took down a man who allegedly...

How To Overcome The Pressure Of Competition In BJJ

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...

BJJ Black Belt Defeats Opponent 75-0 then Mercifully Submits Him

Daisyfresh’s breakout star Andrew Wiltse, a multiple world and Pan champion, now a black belt, is one of the most exciting grapplers on the circuit both Gi and No Gi. He has shows some great guard...

Felipe Pena Fails PEDs Test For Second Time & Stripped Of IBJJF 2021 World Title

BJJ world and ADCC world champion Felipe Pena has failed a PED test and as a result has been stripped of his title as 2021 IBJJF World Champion. Pena tested positive for Clomiphene and metabolites...

Bodylock Break Dance Guard Pass by Hugo Fevrier

If you’ve been following the pro BJJ scene, you may noticed many top grapplers having incredible success with a certain type of pass: The bodylock pass which is also known as the double over pass....

Russian MMA Star KOs Man Who Was Kissing Girlfriend in Public

Undefeated MMA star from Dagestan Sharaputdin Magomedov knocked out a man who was kissing a woman in public. In a video widely shared on Russian social media and from March, Magomedov is seen...

French BJJ Championship: 2nd Biggest Ever BJJ Tournament in Europe with 2000 Competitors

France has long been a major player in the European BJJ scene. The major and unmissable event of the CFJJB (French BJJ Federation, affiliated to the IBJJF) is so successful that registrations for the...

Marcus Buchecha Steamrolls Simon Carson In Round 1

BJJ world champion Marcus Buchecha faced Simon Carson today, on June 3, at ONE 158. He made easy work of the Australian winning by TKO in rd 1: Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida has had a strike...

Yoko Tomoe Nage – The Perfect Judo Throw For BJJ Practitioners

Hey… We get it. Judo throws have never been your “thing” when it comes to BJJ. You’ve never felt comfortable with using them when you roll. Plus, when you face someone whose grips send the:...

New Footage: Khabib Ragdolls Luke Rockhold

Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the best, if not the best fighter in the history of the UFC lightweight category. Have you ever stopped and asked yourself – what would it be like to grapple with...

High Level BJJ Black Belt Goes Undercover as White Belt

Arthur is an extremely talented and technical BJJ black belt but on this day he poses as Rahan, a brand new white belt who only knows BJJ through watching youtube. Watch the face of the students when...

“Don’t Use Your Strength” Is Among The Worst Advice In BJJ

Ok, so… If you’re a big, strong guy, how many times were you told to “not use your strength”? Probably a lot. But here’s the thing: “don’t use your...