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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Updated List of BJJ Red Belts: There are Much More than You Think!

    The 9th degree red belt is the highest rank awarded to any currently living practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. According to Renzo & Royler Gracie, in Brazilian jiu-jitsu the red...

Adult Film Stars That Train Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu is getting more and more popular. Many celebrities have trained or train BJJ. Adult film stars are no different. Here is a list of major adult film stars that roll.   5. Manuel Ferrara...

Are You Ready for the 2019 SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship?

Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF) is the international governing body of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu founded in 2013 with the mission of organizing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in order to take the...

Henry Akins On How To Improve Quicker in Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

2 Guys Wrestling on the Beach Spotted a Shark A Few Feet Away From a Couple

Try not to get an anxiety attack watching these people try to escape a shark. 2 Florida wrestlers were grappling on the beach when they spotted a shark just a few feet away from a couple in the...

Trap Your Training Partners in The Side Closed Guard by Xande Ribeiro

In BJJ, closed guard is a great place to be for the one on bottom as you have so many options whereas your opponent has much less. Xande Ribeiro likes to trap his opponent in the side closed guard...

ADCC Turkey With $2000 Prize Money

This is the first ever ADCC event in Turkey ( https://adcombat.com/adcc-events/ ) Organizers have included a wide range of categories from beginner to pro and 35+ groups. To make this tournament...

Ralph Gracie Returns To USA, Pays $50,000 Bail & Has His Passport Confiscated

Accused of assaulting Flávio “Cachorrinho” Almeida during the No-Gi World Championship at the end of 2018, in California (USA), Ralph Gracie had to pay bail of US $50 thousand in the United...

BJJ Belts & Stripes – Advantages & Disadvantages of this Measurement System

Photo: @nikabjj The belt and stripe system is the system that a coach uses to grade his students accordingly. This system is similar to the system traditional martial arts use, but very different...

Scare Your Training Partners With ‘The Exorcist’ Guard Submission by Draculino

Closed guard is an old time classic that’s one of the most commonly seen techniques in practice and in real life altercations. It’s a great position for the one on the bottom since they have...

Immense Cultural Effect Of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast on the Rise Of BJJ

Joe Rogan has been the utmost authority for all things martial arts. He’s recently piped in about something that’s been grating him for quite some time – Jiu Jitsu matches are not fights (in...

Rickson Gracie Shares His Daily Eating Regimen

Rickson Gracie just celebrated his 60th birthday. Various members of his family celebrated the occasion.   View this post on Instagram   Happy birthday @ricksongraciejj @merfdogg in the...

US Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang: “Police Officers Should Be BJJ Purple Belts”

2020 USA Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang is young and hip. He recently shared the following on the social media: Presidential Candidate Andy Yang Suggests All Police Be BJJ Purple Belts:  ...

Why Navy Seal Jocko Willink Thinks Jiu Jitsu Is A Real Superpower

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu truly is a powerful tool to have in your toolbox. It can used to do good but in the wrong hands, can be dangerous. Jocko Willink and Joe Rogan discuss Jiu-Jitsu and they both...

Dean Lister Gives Advice on Leglocks, Being a Better Grappler and Dating With Caution

A household name in almost any BJJ community, Dean Lister is a 2 time ADCC World Champion and, perhaps more importantly, one of the jiujiteiros who are most responsible for the last decade’s...

Biggest Kids Tournament in Europe Coming To Czech Republic: Gymnasium Euro Cup

In the past Gymnasium Cup broke through different frontiers. Now they’re at it again! The biggest kids Brazilian Jiu-jitsu tournament in Europe is coming to Brno in Czech Republic! The largest kids...

Guide To The Ultimate BJJ Lifestyle Home

    For a BJJ practitioner the Dojo or Academy is sacred place where you refine your art and train with your teammates. Some BJJ practitioners take it to a whole new level when they...

French President’s Bodyguard Calls Renzo Gracie a ‘Jerk’; Wants To Face Him in the Cage

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has been under fire by the international community following the Amazon fires. French president Emmanuel Macron was particularly critical of Brazil and Bolsonaro....

New Brazilian Ambassador Of Tourism Renzo Gracie Threatens French President Macron

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has been under fire by the international community following the Amazon fires. French president Emmanuel Macron was particularly critical of Brazil and Bolsonaro....

5 BJJ Fighters Who Were Bullied Growing Up

  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...

Felipe Costa Never Won A Gold Medal at Lower Belts & Then Became BJJ World Champion at Black Belt

In our new interview, we had a chance to speak with none other than Felipe Costa, a World Champion who is loved by almost everyone in the Jiu Jitsu community, and a competitor who won his first gold...

Jocko Willink Surprises Podcast co-host Echo Charles & Promotes him to black belt in BJJ

Echo Charles is the co-host of the ultra popular Jocko podcast together with the larger than life Jocko Willink. From September of 1990 to 2010 Jocko Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and...

BJ Penn Knocked Out in Street Altercation

UFC Hall of famer and former 2 weight class champion BJ Penn is in trouble once. He involved in yet another bar fight in Hawaii — Last time, in June, Penn merely grappled with a guy, not...

BJ Penn In Another Bar Altercation, Pummeling Man In Hawaii

UFC Hall of famer and former 2 weight class champion BJ Penn is in trouble once. He involved in yet another bar fight in Hawaii — Last time, in June, Penn merely grappled with a guy, not...