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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Tiny Female Black Belt Judo Olympian Grapples White Belt Male

Dojo storming is all the rage today but it’s quite special to see someone ready to take on a huge challenge and keep an open mind. Such was the case with Norwegian judoka – the first ever...

You’ll Never Become Really Good at BJJ – But So What?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Oh, high hopes. Everyone gets carried away on the wings of hope from time to time; which in BJJ means dreaming of great successes! However, our...

The Takedowns Best Adapted For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by John Danaher

When you train BJJ where most of the focus is on the ground, you won’t always have time to train Judo or Wrestling as much as you’d like. It’s about making a choice: do you want to be a...

Helio and Rickson Gracie Teaching MMA to Royler in This Historical Video

Below is the best video you can see this week, when it comes to Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. In this true Jiu-Jitsu relic, kindly provided by rickson.academy , the great master Helio Gracie and champion...

62 yr Old Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner Attacked In Parking Lot, Puts Attacker To Sleep

Why train bjj….. Because $h!t happens and you need to be ready when it does. BJJ black belt instructor Adam Nadow tells the story of what just happened to his student Mike Lowery: “Former...

Why Did Grandmaster Helio Gracie Wear a Blue Belt?

The most common images of Grandmaster Helio Gracie are of him wearing a red belt with 10 degrees, which is reserved for the founders of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Carlos, Helio, George, Oswaldo...

Pull Guard Straight Into A Triangle With Andre Galvao

The Gi offers so many opportunities and possibilities for your BJJ game! You can be really creative and go for the most complex of lapel combinations, for example, which will not only confuse your...

Verbal Jiu-Jitsu: The Best Self-Defense Video You’ll Ever Watch

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...

Is Rolling With Students A Necessity For Every BJJ Instructor?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. The idea that a belt ranking would be assigned to a student that doesn’t roll is almost universally frowned upon. But what can be said of...

5 Ways Martial Arts Improves Your Immune System

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...

Self Promoted BJJ Black Belt Ben Askren Regrets Not Having Spent More Time Learning Jiu-Jitsu

Ben Askren has always been very critical of Jiu-Jitsu. After all, Askren famously self promoted himself to black belt in BJJ: Ben Askren Declared Himself a BJJ Black Belt & Slams Demian Maia The...

The BJJ Brown Belts You Should Watch Out For

In the new era of BJJ competitions and invitational tournaments it is not necessary for you to be a top tier black belt to compete with the best and have good results.  More and more do we see young...

Тоp 10 Female Grapplers Today

Female grappling might be shadowed by the stardom of male grapplers, but there are some ladies that just stand out and bring a lot of attention to themselves and the sport with their mesmerizing...

How to Know if Your BJJ Academy is Right for You

Sometimes BJJ practitioners may feel unhappy, unmotivated, or that their game isn’t progressing. It’s quite normal to have these feelings wash over you for a short period of time, but if it...

Most Disrespectful Behaviors in Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that is known for its humble and respectful students. In martial arts there are some things and actions that are seen as disrespectful towards the gym/professor or the...

Dating Coach Advises On Wrong & Right Ways To Ask That New BJJ Girl Out

The amount of jokes on Instagram about a new girl showing up at a BJJ gym and 4 stripe white belts wanting to take her under the wing proves one thing – a new cute girl walking in a gym will...

Recognizing Warning Signs that Your BJJ Academy is a Cult & How to Save Yourself

I wrote this article as a helpful guide for those that may be victims of a BJJ cult like academy. They deserve this. They deserve a chance for BJJ to be a positive influence in their lives, not a...

Rickson Gracie On If Steven Seagal is a Legit Martial Artist

Rickson Gracie was once asked what he thought about Steven Seagal and if he is legit. This was Rickson Gracie’s response: “Definitely. [Seagal] has – based on his training – a deep...

5 Ways To Exponentially Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ GF Team black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is an instructor at M3Fight Academy.  ...

65 kg Japanese Judo Champ Takes on 180kg BJJ White Belt with 1,5 Years Experience

Jiu-Jitsu is truly known for being the martial that favorizes the smaller, weaker practitioner against the bigger one… We have seen so many times the David vs Goliath match ups. Examples that come...

Time To Squeeze Your Opponents With The Boa Head & Arm by Neil Melanson

The cradle is a basic technique in amateur wrestling. Its name refers to the move’s similarity to the way a person holds an infant in their arms. The wrestler performs the cradle by grabbing the...

Technique Aside, BJJ Practitioners Are Terrible Athletes

Been working much on your techniques lately? And so you should, great job! After all, technique is king in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it’s what your training time on the mats mostly consists of; so...

If You Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Today It’s Probably Because Of Chuck Norris

Martial arts legend Chuck Norris (80 years old) is a third degree BJJ black belt since 2015 and has trained under the Machado brothers since the 1980’s. Mr Norris was partly responsible for...

How To Use Success In BJJ To Further Your Success In Life

Photo: Rehan Muttalib, BJJ black belt & medical doctor. How To Use Success In BJJ To Further Your Success In LifeBrazilian Jiu Jitsu and life that you live outside of the mats are very closely...