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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

400 lbs White Belt Rolling with Japanese Female Purple Belt

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...

Pop Star Demi Lovato On Why She Stopped Training Jiu-Jitsu After Blue Belt

Demi Lovato made huge waves back in August of 2017 when she got her blue belt. Many questioned if she deserved it. The young pop star has taken a liking to a variety of mixed martial arts and can be...

Are Jiu-Jitsu Affiliations Just a Ponzi Scheme?

The sheer number of the number of BJJ gym affiliations there are is truly incredible. How does a consumer even choose? The list is massive – the very uncompleted list: 10th planet Jiu Jitsu,...

Official: Craig Jones Will Face Gabi Garcia in Intergender Match: ‘If I Lose To Gabi, I’ll Retire’

2020-21 keeps getting crazier. It looks like we are going to have our first ever Pro Intergender Grappling match! 10x BJJ female world champion Gabi Garcia will face ADCC silver medalist Craig Jones...

Gordon Ryan Signs MMA Contract With ONE Championship

One Championship president Chatri Sityodong has just dropped a bombeshell. The Asian MMA organization has signed 3x ADCC champion Gordon Ryan to an MMA and Grappling contract. He wil be joining his...

Ryan Hall Explains How He Got Really Good at Jiu-Jitsu Really Fast

If you have some experience on the mats, then you’re probably well aware that there are no real „shortcuts“ in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It’s all a matter of hard work, persistence, of being...

A Case For Opposing Jiu-Jitsu in the Olympics

Written by BJJ black belt Ryan Kellar. I have been a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner since 1997 and for almost all of this time I can recall a rather loud contingent of fellow practitioners voicing...

What Does Your Favorite BJJ Submission Say About You?

Everyone has a favorite submission – and so do you! That’s just a natural way of life for every Jiujiteiro; experimenting with various submissions until you find the one you enjoy locking in...

Daisy Fresh’s Andrew Wiltse on the True Nature of Galvao & Team Atos: ‘Scumbags & Cheats’

At the recent ‘Who’s Number One’ event, Gordon Ryan shocked the BJJ community when he slapped Andre Galvao. After the dust was cleared, Ryan made a statement denouncing Team Atos and their...

Steroid Expert Examines The Curious Case of Mikey Musumeci’s Pizza, Pasta & Acai Diet

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...

Brazilians Pushing for Brazil vs USA Event As Payback for the Ryan-Galvao Slapping Incident

BJJ black belt champion and Dreamworks team leader Isaque Bahiense has announced his plan to organize a mega grappling pitting the best grapplers from Brazil and USA against each other. Bahiense came...

The First Ever Heel Hook in IBJJF History Happened Over The Weekend

The largest BJJ organization in the world, IBJJF, has updated the list of regulations for 2021, which include one of the most discussed topics – knee reaping that is and heel hooks. This year, the...

Andre Galvao Releases Statement: Why He Didn’t React To Gordon Ryan Slaps

Gordon Ryan confronted Andre Galvao at WNO last weekend. The two have being going at it for years. Ryan wants to face Galvao but Galvao, who announced his retirement 2 years ago, wants 1 million...

Jiu-Jitsu and the Keto Diet: Is it The Perfect Match?

Does the perfect diet exist? For BJJ, the perfect diet is one that allows you to reduce body fat and gain lean muscle.  One meal plan that helps accomplish this is the ketogenic diet, or the keto...

Buchecha To Make Much Awaited MMA Debut Against Undefeated Korean Fighter at ONE Championship

The winningest IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu champion of all time with 13 wins, Marcus Buchecha Almeida was set to make his MMA debut date set for his MMA  on February 24th for One Championship in...

Most Commonly Used St*roids in MMA & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and How They Work

Steroids and performance enhancing drugs have been a black mark on almost all sports in existence including MMA and also Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In February of 2020, the 2019 IBJJF world champion and...

Gracie Breakdown: How Andre Galvao Should Have Handled Being Slapped By Gordon Ryan

Gordon Ryan confronted Andre Galvao at WNO. The two have being going at it for years. Ryan wants to face Galvao but Galvao, who announced his retirement 2 years ago, wants 1 million dollars to...

Gordon Ryan Confronts & Slaps Andre Galvao

Gordon Ryan confronted Andre Galvao at WNO. The two have being going at it for years. Ryan wants to face Galvao but Galvao, who announced his retirement 2 years ago, wants 1 million dollars to...

Video: Fighter Gets Caught in Omoplata But Then Submits Opponent with Rare & Sneaky Toe Hold in MMA

Toeholds! How often do you practice them, how often do you go for them when you roll; be it in training or competition? Chances are that the answer is: „Honestly, not so often.“ And you’re not...

How Does An Increase In Muscle Mass & Bodyweight Affect Grappling Conditioning?

In order to become the best jiu-jiteiro you can be it’s not enough to just attend class day after day – you need to maximize strength, power, flexibility, balance and endurance! So...

Online International Grappling Referees Seminar by International Grappling Federation

  PURPOSE AND TASKS     To popularize the sport of Grappling and to permit to be the referee and to improve the qualification of referees.   PLACE AND TIME OF THE SEMINAR  ...

Roger Ver, World’s First Investor in Bitcoin Is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Roger Ver is the World’s first Investor in Bitcoin startups including Bitcoin.com , Blockchain.com , Z.cash , BitPay, Kraken, Purse.io. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a digital payment...

The Recipe For Older Grapplers To Dominate Younger, Faster Grapplers

Photo: William Burkhardt- BJJ Pix By Guillaume (Gile) Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. Back when I was in my early 20’s I used to love sparring and...

4 Secrets To Losing Weight After 40

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...