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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Bullshido Alert: Worst Martial Arts For Self Defense

  There are many great technique videos out there but sadly quite a few rotten apples as well. One such case offers to help you knock out an adversary without touching them   Ryukyu kempo...

Paulo Costa & Israel Adesanya Argue Over their Jiu-Jitsu Credentials

Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa are scheduled to face each at UFC 253 in Island this weekend. Adesanya is defending his middleweight title against Costa. During the press conference, the conversation...

Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition Teams in Europe

Every year BJJ and submission grappling are rising in popularity in Europe and we see more and more teams with professional athletes emerging and making a major impact on the global Jiu-Jitsu scene....

Big Muscle Guy Challenges BJJ instructor at His Academy; Instructor Goes Full Vale Tudo on Him

“If we fight for money I’ll stop when you ask. If we fight for pride I’ll stop when I want.” ~Rickson In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu history there has been a legacy of the Gracie...

Never Get Your Guard Passed: Lachan Giles’ 5 Tips To Improve Guard Retention

What is guard retention? Guard retention is the act of getting your opponent back in front of you and in between your legs, as he tries to pass your guard. You need to have a grip and at least 3...

The Huge Impact 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...

Tough Ain’t Enough: It Takes a Certain Type of Person to Keep Training Jiu-Jitsu

Tough Ain’t Enough. It takes a certain type of person to train Jiu-Jitsu.  Someone who is perseverant, tough, and perhaps (for lack of better words) obsessed. Obsessed either with improving...

This Triangle “Trap” Setup Is So Simple That You’ll Be Using It All The Time

Jeff Glover, one of the BJJ community’s most beloved jiujiteiros and most creative competitors, has prepared quite a treat – in this video with Bernardo Faria, he explains how you can create...

Much Awaited Nicolas Cage Movie ‘Jiu-Jitsu’ Hits Screens on November 21st

Nicolas Cage is set to star in “Jiu jitsu” movie. The movie in question is a martial arts actioner based on the comic book of the same name. Now here’s where things get a bit sketchy – Cage...

The Year of Roberto ‘Cyborg’: How The 40 yr Old is Winning Everything This Year

Not many professional athletes get to do a winning streak in the sport of BJJ. The brutal competition and the fact that in most major tournaments you get to face 4 or 5 guys that are at the top of...

Video: Judo Champion Wanted by Police After Inflicting Serious Injuries During Street Altercation

A video appeared on social networks showing a young man, brutally beating another young man in front of a betting store (casino) in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. Namely, the young man is lying...

Video: Bodybuilder & YouTuber Bradley Martyn Tries To Grapple 170lbs BJJ world Champ Edwin Najmi

Jiu jitsu is all about the little guy defeating the big guy but nobody can turn away when a 250 lbs bodybuilder/powerlifting champion starts training in the academy… In the past, there have been...

Josh Hinger On No Cross Training Rule: ‘Is Being Treated Like a Dog by your Instructor Ok?’

Team switching in Jiu-Jitsu is a very controversial topic that will always provoke different points of views and arguments among the BJJ community. Throughout Jiu-Jitsu history, there have always...

7 Things That Jiu-Jitsu Can Teach You About Life

BJJ is much more than just a sport! It doesn’t only get you fit and healthy, but it increases your self-confidence, gives you an opportunity to meet fantastic new people, to think more...

Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner Stops Kidnapping of Child at a Restaurant

This brave jiu-jitsu practitioner (who decided to remain nameless) showed speed and selflessness when he took action against a very determined child abductor at a restaurant in South Africa. You can...

How To Use Old School BJJ To Smash New School BJJ Practitioners

Is there anything more annoying in Jiu-Jitsu than competing or training against someone that you know you are “better” than, but you end up getting caught by the modern techniques and he goes to...

Jacare: ‘I’d Make As Much Money Teaching BJJ As I Do in MMA’

BJJ world champion and UFC contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza discusses his upcoming UFC fight against Robert Whittaker, why he’s not fighting Luke Rockhold or Yoel Romero. Souza...

When Gracie Misbehave: Gracie Family Dramas & Misbehaviors in History

“People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life.” – Bo Bennett Jiu-Jitsu as we know it today would have never happened if it hadn’t been...

Most Jacked Judoka, Wrestlers & Sambists in History

Javier Cortina Height: 6’1″ Weight: 214lbs Javier is a Freestyle wrestler from Cuba who competed in the 2012 Olympic Games competing in the 96kg (211lb) weight class. He was also a bronze medal...

3X BJJ World Champ/MMA Fighter Does The Unthinkable To Prove That His Opponent is Out

BJJ black belt Chad George made his much awaited debut for Bellator MMA in 2015 at Bellator. He faced Mark Vorgeas and won the fight via the infamous Von Flue Choke in the first round. George was in...

Watch: The Worst of Erberth Santos Acting Psychotic Over The Years

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...

How to Crack Your Own Back. Without a Chiropractor

If you train Jiu-Jitsu, you are sure to have some spinal problems.The spine is the life center of the human body. It controls every human function, such as, digestion, hormonal balance, muscle...

The Strange Case Of Grapplers Giving Themselves Cauliflower Ears To Look Tougher

Cauliflower ear often seems like some mythical force when a white belt first falls in love with Jiu Jitsu. It’s a big problem, but it’s never really discussed in depth by professors and only...

Rickson Gracie On If Bruce Lee Was Legit

Ask any martial artist, no matter if it’s a Judoka, kickboxer, or a BJJ practitioner, who their martial arts heroes are, and, especially for the older ones, it is most likely to be Bruce Lee. Bruce...