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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Deconstructing Gordon Ryan’s TOP 3 Signature Moves

Considered to be the GOAT in No Gi grappling by many, Gordon Ryan has been the athlete who brought the most attention to him and the sport in recent years with his amazing results and controversial...

Ashton Kutcher Training BJJ with UFC’s Paulo Costa

Ashton Kutcher came back in BJJ news late last year when he was promoted to brown belt by his long time instructor Rigan Machado. Kutcher has been training more or less regularly for the past 5 years...

Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners Protest in The Street To Open Gyms in Brazil Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

A large group of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in Sao Paulo Brazil have marched in the street in their BJJ Gis protesting against the closing of BJJ academies during the coronavirus pandemic....

“No Contact Jiu-Jitsu” Gracie Barra’s Post-Virus Strategy

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...

Why You Should Never Brag or Talk About Who You Defeated in Training

Winning and losing. Two situations in which every Jiu Jitsu player will find himself at some point, most of us facing defeat in our very first session and keep doing so for a long while. But then the...

This Is How You’ll Get A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Nickname

After you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for a while, and after you’ve started experiencing the many colorful lifestyle aspects of it as well, you’ll notice that a lot of...

Bellator Champ Ilima-Lei MacFarlane Suing Former Basketball Coach for Sexual Abuse

Bellator MMA flyweight champion & 10th planet brown belt Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and sister are Mahina are accusing their former basketball coach of sexually abusing them back in 2003. A lawsuit is...

4 Reasons Cross Training in Other Grappling Arts Will Make You Reach Your Full Potential

  “BJJ Players Will Never Reach Their Full Potential Unless They Cross Train In Other Grappling Arts.” John Danaher If you haven’t started training BJJ yet, you definitely should. It’ s...

Evidence Suggests Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Grappling Best For Helping ADHD Children

Attention deficit disorder is a very common occurrence among children. For those who are hyperactive it’s always best to get involved with sports, as they offer many benefits including physical...

The 80/20 Rule For BJJ: Focusing on What Gets You the Most Amount of Success

„What brings the biggest return of investment?“ That is a question that every successful salesperson commits to from the very start of their careers. And why? It’s because they understand...

The Python Trap: Vagner Rocha’s Infamous Back/Strangle Combination

On the back position in Jiu-Jitsu, the famed John Danaher has this to say: No other weapon in the jiu jitsu submission arsenal offers such variation in severity of application as the back/strangle...

BJJ Hobbyists Should NOT Strength Train The Same Way as Professional Athletes

Training for BJJ athletes depends, in large part, upon their goals. Meaning, it’s obvious that someone who trains Jiu Jitsu as a hobbyist doesn’t need to train twice per day, 6 days per...

Understanding Strengths and Weaknesses of the Major Grappling Arts

‘Grappling’ refers to techniques, maneuvers, and counters applied to an opponent in order to gain a physical advantage, such as improving relative position, escaping, submitting, or...

BJJ Academies Will Need To Adapt & Evolve in Post-Virus Life

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...

Zabit MagomedSharipov Spars with a Goat To Keep His Skills Sharp

With the current worldwide lockdown, MMA phenom Zabit Magomedsharipov is keeping his skills sharp by sparring with a…Goat. 🐐 Meanwhile… Zabit is sparring with a goat!@zabeast_mma 😅...

World’s First Ever Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Video Game To Be Released Second Half of 2020

In today’s reality were most the majority of BJJ practitioners are quarantined at hom, you will be able to practice Jiu-Jitsu and even compete against great rivals from all over the planet. The...

Use The Samurai Grip To Set Up Attacks In The Gi

If there were one most important thing to do at the beginning of a BJJ match, then it would be to establish some sort of control and dominance over your opponent, as soon as possible. And if...

Matt Thornton: ‘Our 2 Year Blue Belts Were Wiping The Floor with Krav Maga Instructors’

You often hear Krav Maga marketing itself as THE self defense practice, however many people actually wonder if it really is all that it claims to be? Krav Maga  “contact combat”) is a...

Roger Gracie Details Battle with Coronavirus: ‘I Had High Fever For 8 Days & Pain in Lungs’

One of the biggest names in the history of competitive jiu-jitsu and former UFC fighter, Roger Gracie – living in London, England for years – was infected with the new coronavirus in March. And...

Roger Gracie Was Sick From Coronavirus For 10 Days; Asks The Young & Healthy To Take it Seriously

One of the biggest names in the history of competitive jiu-jitsu and former UFC fighter, Roger Gracie – living in London, England for years – was infected with the new coronavirus in...

Trailer For Much Awaited Film ‘Jiu-Jitsu’ Featuring Nicolas Cage, Tony & Alain Moussi

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...

‘Why Didn’t He Just Choke Him Unconscious?’ Joe Rogan on Anthony Smith’s Home Invader

UFC light heavyweight contender & BJJ black belt Anthony Smith was awoken last weekend by the screaming of a home invader in his own house. Smith detailed the ‘terrifying’ experience to...

You Want To Train BJJ Twice Per Day? Here’s What You Should Consider

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Okay, so you’ve decided to start training twice per day – in hopes of getting your Jiu Jitsu to the next level. Fair enough! However,...

Chilling Footage Emerges Of UFC Anthony Smith’s Home Invader

UFC light heavyweight contender & BJJ black belt Anthony Smith was awoken last weekend by the screaming of a home invader in his own house. Smith detailed the ‘terrifying’ experience to...