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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Jealous Of Your Training Partner’s BJJ Progress? Just Keep This In Mind

Let’s say that you began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with a friend, or with someone else who started at around the same time as you did. The two of you were pretty close to each other in terms...

Romulo Barral Has The Perfect 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...

How To Counter & Escape the Dangerous Muay Thai Clinch

Clinch fighting is the part of stand-up fighting where the combatants are grappling in a clinch, typically using clinch holds. Clinching the opponent can be used to eliminate the...

Adapting Wendler’s 5/3/1 Powerlifting Routine For Grapplers

Wendler 5/3/1 is a very popular powerlifting program that was developed by powerlifter and strength coach Jim Wendler. It’s relatively simple. You have four main barbell lifts: overhead press,...

Rayron’s Tribute to Late Father Ryan Gracie in the Documentary “Letters to my Father”

The documentary “Rayron Gracie – Letters to My Father” focuses Rayron Gracie’s delicate process to understand the passing away of his legendary father Ryan Gracie. Rayron now...

Get Unfriended with Braulio Estima’s ‘Pretzel Pass’

Jiu-Jitsu is limitless. There are always new ways to control your opponents, especially in the Gi where the Gi material is a great tool. Braulio Estima is one of the most innovative BJJ...

Heartwarming Surprise Promotion for Russia’s 2nd Female BJJ Black Belt Maria Varshavskaia

Russian grappler Maria Varshavskaia moved to Istanbul, Turkey afew years ago and started training with Corvos MMA/BJJ Team. She was promoted last night by her instructors Ugur Kursadagansoy and Burak...

BJ Penn Arrested Again On Suspicion of DUI

Former UFC champion BJ Penn was again arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence in Honolulu, Hawaii. Penn was arrested just before 5 p.m. last Saturday. The Hawaii Police...

The Grapplers Ultimate Guide To Sleep, Naps & How It Affects Sports Performance

What are the benefits of taking naps? There are many benefits of napping such as recovery, relaxation, reduced fatigue, increased alertness, improved mood and performance as well as quicker reaction...

Breaking: Ralph Gracie Receives Six Months Prison Sentence For Assaulting Flavio Almeida

Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA legend Ralph Gracie has been today sentenced to six months in prison for having assaulted Flavio Almeida back in December 2018. Brazilian news outlet Tatame first reported...

2021 IBJJF Rules Update: Heel Hooks & Reaping Allowed but NOT For Master Competitors

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,...

Take Online Private Jiu-Jitsu Lessons From The Best In The World NOW – The “BJJ HI” App

Imagine learning BJJ from the legends themselves… From Renzo Gracie, Buchecha, Felipe Pena, Braulio Estima – just how awesome would that be? Now, imagine that you didn’t have to travel...

Introducing The World’s First Ever Online Grappling Techniques Demonstration Tournament

The International Grappling Federation has a new concept for 2021: an online No Gi BJJ tournament focused on Grappling demonstrations! Participants are required to perform three demonstrations of the...

Building Stronger Legs For Jiu-Jitsu with Kettlebells

Many athletes focus more on strengthening their upper body instead of focusing on their lower body. While strong shoulders, arms, chest and core are very important in Jiu-Jitsu, a strong base which...

BJJ World Champion Tip: Overcome Competition Nerves by Pretending You are Someone Else

I was listening to a BJJ podcast and this world champion said that to deal with competition nerves, they would switch to their alter ego which was a ruthless and fierce version of themselves. Another...

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu White Belt Explains Why He Pulled a Small Arm During a Street Altercation

A recent video went was released on the internet of a man with Gracie Jiu-Jitsu hoodie pointing his small arm at another man in a neighborhood altercation. Rener Gracie found out who the man was, and...

The Best Pull Up Grip Variations For Grapplers

Establishing good grips in grappling sports and MMA is extremely important as by dominating the grip battle and establish dominant grips, one can truly control and dominate the battle. Many grapplers...

Rickson Gracie: “Saying That You’re Not Afraid of Co Vid is a Big Mistake”

The current COVID-19 situation in the world is a very serious one; people are getting sick, oftentimes critically, and countries are attempting to fight the disease by going through extreme lockdown...

Rener Gracie: ‘If You Feel Like You Have To Survive Your Jiu-Jitsu School, You’re at the Wrong School’

It definitely requires a special type of person to actively train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Only 3% of the people who start training will eventually get to black belt. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at an...

Dillon Danis says a Grappling Match with Khabib Nurmagomedov Would Be “Easy Work” For Him

One of the most hated Grapplers in BJJ History, Dillon Danis is planning his next MMA fight. The 2-0 MMA fighter and McGregor grappling coach, recently had a shouting war with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s...

Rickson Gracie’s Method For Making Yourself Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

There are some old school lessons from Rickson Gracie out there that still translate to our training and fighting in today’s modern age. The one that everyone should embrace is the ability to get...

Watch: Actor Tom Hardy Shows His BJJ Blue Belt Skills Grappling with Russian

Actor Tom Hardy was recently promoted to the rank of blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Hardy began training jiu-jitsu as far back in 2011 when he prepared for his role as an MMA fighter in the film...

The Legend of “The Gracie Hunter” Kazushi Sakuraba vs The Gracie Family

Written by Xavier Sales, Black Belt, Head instructor at Alpha Jiu Jitsu Academy Richmond, Sydney Australia, jiujitsurichmond.com.au There is no one more influential in Japanese MMA than the legend...

Actor Tom Hardy Promoted To Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Actor Tom Hardy was recently promoted to the rank of blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Hardy began training jiu-jitsu as far back in 2011 when he prepared for his role as an MMA fighter in the film...