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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Wardzinski Shines, Lo Lost His Mojo: Pan 2019 Results

Panamerican championship this year had plenty of interesting including the return of Gabi Garcia. Gabi of course won double gold but it’s not so clear cut – she had a very difficult time...

The Incredible Growth Of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the British Army

The ascendance of Jiu-Jitsu within the British Army has been nothing short of meteoric. Within the space of 4 years Jiu-Jitsu has transitioned in the British Army from an unrecognised obscure...

BJJ Camp With the World’s Best on the Greece’s Mykonos Island

This amazing camp with the 3 of the biggest BJJ stars has been going on for the past 4 years! There have also been appearances from Braulio Estima, Magid Hage and Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira. This...

BJJ White Belt Helps To Stop Attackers in School Mass Shooting

Rhyllary Barbosa, a BJJ white belt from Sao Paulo was one of the heroes during a recent school shooting that happened at Raul Brasil School near Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to the Police, two former...

Keenan Cornelius Taught Mario Lopez The Wormguard

  Keenan Cornelius has been hard at work spreading the lapel gospel. The worm king has been prepping for ADCC and lifting regularly while on the side converting jiu jiteiros to regular lapel...

Conor McGregor Releases Statement After Arrest For Allegedly Stealing & Smashing A Fan’s Phone

Conor McGregor has found himself in more legal trouble. McGregor is being charged with strong-armed robbery, a second-degree felony, and criminal mischief, a third-degree felony, per the arrest...

Finding The Right Grappling Game For Your Body Type & Personality

A Grappler’s game starts to develop after around 4 years of training or around a purple belt in BJJ. However, that doesn’t stop a white or blue belt from experimenting with different things....

Wrestling: What Elite Wrestlers Know and You Don’t

Many wrestlers are focused on learning new moves. We are very move focused in the United States when it comes to wrestling. Wrestling is more than just knowing moves though. Some wrestlers know the...

ADCC Hands Out Invites – Dillon Danis Changes Divisions, Craig Jones Invite Mix Up

The most prestigious grappling promotion in the world has handed out its first batch of invites. Among the Abu Dhabi Combat Club 2019 participants are some old time favorites as well as a fresh crop...

First Ever European BJJ Championship Reserved ONLY For Europeans Will Establish A Proper Ranking For The Continent

In 16 years of the IBJJF European Open in Lisbon, only 2 Europeans have managed to win the gold medal in the male adult black belt division. The first, after 7 years, is Alexander Trans. He won in...

‘Berimbolo’ Used in Kosen Judo Way Back in 1950’s

Many BJJ players wrongly believe that techniques such as Berimbolo, X guard, De La Riva guard or Spider guard are BJJ specific moves, but they have been used in Judo (especially Kosen Judo) for years...

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...