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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Roger Gracie On Why You Need To Be Good At Just A Few 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...

NEWS ALERT: UAEJJF Postpones All Jiu-Jitsu Events Over Coronavirus Fears

The UAEJJF has just released the following statement announcing the postponement of all their upcoming  BJJ events until further notice: To support international efforts to limit the spread of...

Seniors WBJJA European Open Cup Gi & No Gi To Be Held in Bucharest, Romania

Get ready for the 2020 SENIORS WBJJA EUROPEAN OPEN CUP Gi and No Gi which will held in beautiful Bucharest, Romania. The tournament is organized by the WBJJA (World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association)...

These Are The Biggest Jiu-Jitsu Associations in The World

Many BJJ practitioners know of the affiliations of different clubs. But you may be surprised about just how many academies each one has worldwide! Here are the  biggest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu...

IBJJF Bans BJJ Globetrotters Association

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Globetrotters have been growing rapidly over the last few years. Starting out as a small affiliation of Jiu Jitsu practitioners who had trouble signing up for IBJJF competitions...

No Such Thing as “Light Roll” w/ Navy Seal Legend & BJJ Black Belt Jocko Willink

The Baddest Man in the BJJ World is Jocko Willink. From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He...

24 yr Old Gordon Ryan Buys Himself a Million Dollar House As a Result Of His Grappling Success

Gordon Ryan, the biggest current star in Grappling has had an amazing run in the past few years. The 24 year old has won everything there is to win in No Gi grappling: 3x ADCC world champion, EBI...

Gracies: ‘You Can Do More with a T-Shirt Than With a Gi’

You know that No Gi only guy that says “I only no Gi becaause the Gi is unrealistic bro” ? How does that make sense? Unless you’re always at the beach, the potential aggressors that you will...

Marcelo Garcia’s Tips: How to Improve in BJJ, Gi vs No Gi & Conditioning

Great advice from World BJJ and ADCC champ Marcelo Garcia on the best way to improve in BJJ, Gi vs No Gi, conditioning etc…Transcribed by royalgrapplingacademy from a youtube interview by Matt...

Jean Jacques Machado: ‘Students Shouldn’t Learn Leglocks Until Blue Belt’

Leg locks in traditional Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies still seem to get a bad rap. In other similar grappling arts like Sambo or Catch Wrestling, they occupy an important place. In recent years a...

The Biggest Mistakes You Can Make When Competing in Jiu-Jitsu

There are many mistakes BJJ students make with respect to competition. They range from putting a lot of emphasis on a bout, even if it’s not at a black belt level. Any tournament you do has its own...

Reverse Triangle From Side Control Using the Magic Skirt Grip

In BJJ, most experienced practitioners are used to defending front triangles. These are the type of triangles set up from a guard position, either closed, half, or open guard. You can usually set up...

Jonathan Lipnicki: From Child Star to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Jonathan Lipnicki, the child star who played the nerdy kid in the movie ‘Jerry Maguire’ has grown up into a tough young man and BJJ black belt competitor! Lipnicki made his film debut in...

Renzo Gracie Got Inspiration From Starbucks To Write Names on Gi Collars

Renzo Gracie recently appeared on the UFC unfiltered podcast where he talked about various subjects. One of them was: Renzo Gracie on Keenan Cornelius Disrespecting Rickson: ‘You Just Got Submitted...

Renzo Gracie on Keenan Cornelius Disrespecting Rickson: ‘You Just Got Submitted by a Triangle’

Renzo Gracie recently appeared on the UFC unfiltered podcast where he was asked about the new BJJ generation of BJJ and how they don’t want to fight MMA: Renzo (speaking about the new...

How To Achieve The Conditioning of a BJJ World Champion

When it comes to improving your BJJ conditioning, should you just roll more? Do more circuits? Do long distance running? Go swimming? There are so many options used in Conditioning for BJJ, so how...

Erberth Santos Backs Out Of Mikey Musumeci $10K Challenge 24 Hours After Accepting

24 hours after accepting Caio Terra’s challenge to face the rooster/light featherweight world champion Mikey Musumeci for $10,000, Erberth Santos has already backed out. Caio Terra, coach and...

Best Leg Lock Specialists in Grappling Today

Leg locks started as a “lesser” technique. To quote the book by Reila Gracie: “Oswaldo Fadda’s team won, making better use of their footlock knowledge, something Helio frowned upon, calling...

Training With Your Brother(s), The Key To Success in Jiu-Jitsu?

Written by Jason Bright of Genesis Jiu-Jitsu There are few things in life that can compare to a bond that brothers share. Being the second of four boys I am able to testify to this notion...

Pros and Cons of Learning BJJ Online

Condemned by some, encouraged by others, online learning has been a relatively new trend that started with Gracie University. There are several websites that offer videos with BJJ techniques and...

Mendes Bros & AOJ Announce Their Split with Team Atos

The Mendes brothers, Guilherme and Rafael,  have decided to end their affiliation with Atos Jiu-Jitsu. They announced the split through an enigmatic Instagram post: Beginning in 2020 we will not...

The Brilliant Triangle Set Up Fellipe Andrew Used To Tap Keenan Cornelius

Fellipe Andrew made a huge impact at this year’s European championship when he won the gold in the black belt absolute in spectacular fashion. The Zenith black belt became the first man to submit...

How To Always Omoplata Everyone From Every Position

The omoplata may be the most underrated submission in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It is not utilized often at the highest levels of bjj but it is an excellent submission. We have seen omoplata’s executed...

Saulo Ribeiro On Why You Shouldn’t Care About Your BJJ Belt Progression

The belt system is one of the most heated debates in BJJ and it seems that there is no universal standard. Firas Zahabi Calls Out BJJ McDojos Promoting Students Based on Attendance & Why Does It...