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Category Archive: BJJ News, Featured

Erberth Santos Releases Statement Justifying His Actions at BJJ Stars

Erberth Santos has been at the center of controversy over the weekend thanks to his BJJ Stars match with Felipe going awry. Felipe Pena and Erberth Santos faced each other in the final match of the...

Erberth Santos ‘Does a Khabib’; Instigates Massive Brawl at BJJ Event

Erberth Santos has been involved in many incidents on and off the mats in the past, and is generally known as the bad boy of Jiu-Jitsu… The 2017 world champion is a very controversial figure and...

Mackenzie Dern Announces Pregnancy

Mackenzie Dern has been flying under the radar for the majority of last year. She last fought in May 2018 after that weight debacle. Since then Dern has spent time in the UFC performance institute...

Which BJJ Techniques Work and Don’t Work w/ Small Man Against Big Man

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. It would be ideal if all of our moves worked all of the time against all...

Bradley Cooper is Doing BJJ

Bradley Cooper is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for many awards, including seven Academy Awards and a Tony Award, and has won a Grammy Award and a BAFTA Award. Cooper...

Rayron Gracie’s Mom Issues Statement On Date Turned Attempted Murder

Vinicius Batista Serra (27) attacked Elaine Caparroz (55), the mother of Rayron Gracie and widow of the late Ryan Gracie, in her home over several hours. Caparroz was beaten for four hours in her...

Kron Gracie Scores Submission Finish In Round 1 Of UFC Debut

Kron Gracie made his highly anticipated octagon debut against Alex Caceres at tonight’s UFC Phoenix event. The son of Rickson Gracie was cornered by Nate Diaz in his triumphant debut. Kron entered...

Kron Gracie Says He Initially Wanted ‘Somebody Better’ Than Alex Caceres in UFC Debut

  At UFC Phoenix media day Kron Gracie was open toward several interesting topics – among them how he initially wanted somebody better than Caceres and also why it is that he hasn’t...

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth Trains BJJ & Is a Blue Belt

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth is the latest famed musician to enjoy the joys of jiu jitsu. Mustaine is 57 years old – he is best known as the co-founder, lead vocalist, guitarist and primary...

Andre Galvao And Gordon Ryan Bury The Hatchet?

Andre Galvao has long been considered one of the biggest competitors in the sport. As such he was challenged by Gordon Ryan mid January: To this Galvao responded: 50k? Come on…I’m worthy over...

Female Blue Belt Uses BJJ To Prevent Alleged Shoplifter from Getting Away

Female Blue Belt in Caxias do Sul, Brazil detained shoplifter with the power of the RNC. Lucky for the shoplifter he made off better than the mountain lion. 26-year-old Patricia Melo saw the alleged...

Crolin Gracie Condemned Ralph Gracie’s Actions Only To Be Slammed By Kyra & Vera Gracie

Crolin Gracie released a portuguese rant describing Ralph’s actions and attack on Flavio Almeida as “crocodilization” and short of worthy of the Gracie family name. However...

How Big & Strong Can Bodyweight Exercises Make You for Grappling?

Generally, yes you can get stronger just by doing bodyweight exercises at home. Kron Gracie is one of the advocates of calisthenics and we all know his results. If you are planning on starting a...

‘Narcos’ Director Jose Padilha Tackling Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Movie ‘Dead or Alive’ for Netflix

Brazilian jiujitsu will get its source story told by José Padilha, the film maker behind the police thriller Elite Squad along with Netflix’s crime dramatization Narcos. Padilha will lead to...

IBJJF Coming To Hungary: Budapest International Gi & No Gi Open; March 9th 2019

IBJJF is proud to announce one more new event for 2019, the Budapest International Gi & No Gi Open IBJJF Championship! On March 9th at Folyondár Vasas Sport and Dance Center. After Zadar,...

Nationwide Movement From Police Officers To Make Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Mandatory

The potential for jiu jitsu to enable police officers to be better at their job is enormous. We often observe videos like trips and perfect stand up technique enabling men in nasty situations to...

Flavio Almeida On Ralph Gracie Attack: ‘If I Had Kicked The Sh*t Out Of Him, I Would Have Dragged Gracie Barra Down’

Last month at the No Gi worlds, Ralph Gracie made the news when he elbowed Gracie Barra director Flavio Almeida while speaking to him by the mat. Ralph Gracie was hoping to keep his incident under...

Is Pulling Guard in MMA the Worst or The Best Strategy For A Grappler?

Pulling Guard is seen as a cowards way outside of grappling. This is why we see so many anti butt scoot memes: But with the pending debut of Kron Gracie into the octagon maybe it’s time to...

Things BJJ Guys Do That Drive Their Girls Nuts

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ My wife somehow always throws in her famous quote, “I miss being...

Gordon Ryan Believes “20 Years Of Bouncing” Is a Better Proof of John Danaher Concept than Competing

Bouncing is a rite of passage for many males with jiu jitsu experience. Still it’s somewhat shocking to hear Gordon Ryan put it in these exact terms: Danaher himself also mentioned starting at...

First Ever European BJJ Championship Reserved ONLY For European Citizens to be Held in Romania

Get ready for the first ever European BJJ Championships that is ONLY reserved for European citizens. Other European championships are mostly Opens that accept competitors from all countries. This...

30 yrs Later ‘Saved By The Bell’ TV Stars Are Training Jiu-Jitsu Together

If you are in your thirty’s and over, you may remember the cult TV show from the 90’s’Saved by the Bell’. Well, twenty years later, the show’s two star actors Mark-Paul...

Romulo Barral’s ‘Everyday Porrada’ Counter To Over Under Pass

The over under pressure is one of the hardest guard passes to deal with. If your opponent knows what they are doing, it is a real nightmare… Although the over under is a high percentage guard...

Unique Beach Camp w/ Andre & Angelica Galvao & Clark Gracie in Antalya, Turkey

Get ready for a unique Beach BJJ camp in beautiful Antalya, Turkey with 3 of the most sought after BJJ instructors & world champions: Andre & Angelica Galvao and Clark Gracie. These...