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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

The Most Inspiring of John Danaher’s Quotes For BJJ And Life

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...

The Story of Arrhichion, Olympic Champion Who Won While Being Fatally Strangled

A lot of times, what inspires us to train are stories about great athletes. Athletes, who’ve gone to great lengths in order to win – and such is the story of Arrhichion, the Olympic...

Jon Bernthal, Main Actor of “The Punisher”, Trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Jon Bernthal is an actor best known for his role as Shane on “The Walking Dead”; as well as for his main role in “The Punisher”. He’s also worked on “The Wolf of Wall...

ADCC 2022: Tickets Sell Out in Less Than 24hrs, NFT’s To Be Introduced

The popularity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing by the minute – and it couldn’t be more evident than it was last night, when all 12.000 seats for ADCC 2022 were sold out in less than 24...

BJJ World Champion Erberth Santos Has Run-In With Brazilian Police, Thrown Out of Bar

Controversial BJJ World Champion, Erberth Santos was involved with the police, and was expelled from a party, in Santa Catarina. The Jiu-Jitsu champion accused the police of racism. Erberth Santos...

Lachlan Giles: “Short On Time For BJJ? Emulate A High-Level Grappler”

Do you remember Lachlan Giles’ run at ADCC 2019? Of course you do. That tournament was one of the most memorable ones in history, much thanks to Lachlan’s winning streak in the absolute...

Watch: MMA Fighter Chooses to Wear a Gi – Gets Collar Choked

In the very early days of mixed martial arts (think back to the first UFC fights and Royce Gracie), athletes were allowed to fight in the Gi. However, as the time passed on, the kimono was declared...

Arson Attack on Swedish BJJ Academy: “Someone Threw in Petrol & Torch”

A Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy in central Stockholm was subjected to a suspected arson attack on Thursday night. A person was seen smashing a window to the club, after which the room started to burn...

Youtuber Trains Jiu-Jitsu Intensely for 30 Days & Sees if He Can Beat a Blue & Brown Belt

The effects of BJJ on both mind and body are huge. Most often , you will hear practitioners going on about how BJJ changed their life , about how it became a lifestyle and how much you should try it...

Male BJJ White Belt Submits Female Brown Belt Then All Hell Breaks Loose

If you’re a higher level BJJ belt, it is likely the case that you often go easy on the lower belts. And probably for a good reason – you don’t want to get their spirits crushed and discourage...

Fake BJJ Black Belt Prank

Danny Mullen is a Youtube superstar who is known for among other things, kissing random old ladies, drinking urine, and generally doing crazy unexpected things. Over the years, we have seen many...

Breaking: Craig Jones Vs. Donald Cerrone CJJ Superfight Announced

If you’ve thought that the world of Jiu-Jitsu couldn’t get more interesting than it already is, you’ve thought wrong. Eddie Bravo’s Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds: The Featherweights...

Andre Galvao Signs Multi-Fight Deal With ONE Championship

After much speculation and waiting, the word is now out – Andre Galvao has signed a multi-fight deal with ONE Championship! It was Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship’s Founder and...

Bullied Girl Underwent Incredible Transformation Through Jiu-Jitsu Training

Bullying is a major problem in modern society. It’s gone so far the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention labels bullying a form of “youth violence.” Following a 2013 survey, the...

US National Coach Jimmy Pedro Believes Kayla Harrison Would Beat Khabib Nurmagomedov in a Judo Match

Kayla Harrison is the only Judo Olympian from the USA to have won a Gold medal and she has actually won two gold medals. Now she’s baring her teeth. She was quoted saying the following: “Am I...

Rickson Gracie: ‘The People Who Quit Jiu-Jitsu are the Ones Who Need it the Most’

It definitely requires a special type of person to become a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Only 3% of the people who start training will get there. “If you are lucky enough to find a way of life...

He Did it. BJJ Instructor Breaks World Record: Rolls for 30 Hours Straight

BJJ brown belt Campbell Symes has done the impossible: he beat the world record for the longest BJJ roll which was at 24 hours. He rolled for 30 hours! The BJJ brown belt had an insane BJJ marathon...

Rickson Gracie on How He Deals with Rude & Aggressive People in the Street

As martial artists, we are often faced with aggressive people who threaten us either verbally or physically. It’s important to know the difference between an insult like “F– You” and a threat...

John Danaher: “These Are The 5 Essential Things You Need To Excel In Jiu-Jitsu”

John Danaher is widely regarded as perhaps the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach of his generation. A black belt under Renzo Gracie, he is best known for the successes of Gordon Ryan and Garry Tonon;...

185 lbs BJJ Black Belt Shows How To Out-Grapple a 315 lbs MMA Fighter

It is not uncommon for a smaller athlete to fight an increasingly larger opponent in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Regardless, it is widely believed, and Royce Gracie proved it in early UFC events, that BJJ...

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 at the last ADCC. Lachlan Giles is an Australian first degree BJJ black belt under John Simon. Last weekend,...

Dustin Poirier: “Khabib’s Grappling Is On Another Level”

Dustin Poirier will soon take on Charles Oliveira for the UFC’s lightweight title, at UFC 269. While working to improve his skillset even further, Poirier also ended up being a guest on the...

Russel Brand Promoted to Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become sort of “mainstream” among celebrities these days. However, many of them train BJJ in a private classes setting, without a desire to truly spar with other...

Roger Gracie on Why You Need To Be Good at Just a Few Jiu-Jitsu Moves

More techniques  = more Jiu Jitsu success, right? Well, legendary Roger Gracie doesn’t think so. In his eyes, becoming a great jiujiteiro means becoming very good in a handful of techniques by...