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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Lucas Leite’s Proven Method For Avoiding & Countering the Darce in Half Guard

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

BJJ World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr Makes History; Wins Bellator Middleweight Title

BJJ world champion Rafael Lovato did it! The undefeated MMA fighter (10-0 MMA) dominated and toook a decision win over the dangerous veteran Gegard Mousasi in the main event of Belllator London at...

BJJ Instructor Blows Out Student’s Knee As Punishment For Using The ‘Lockdown’ in Class

Over the years we’ve reported on various bullying behavior and hazing rituals from BJJ instructors and teammates – however this last one is truly disturbing. While there are many different...

How to Keep Yourself from Burning Out in BJJ

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. The amount of people that stick with BJJ from white belt to black belt is...

Keenan Cornelius Reveals Issues With Galvao Leading To Him Being Kicked Out Of Atos

Last April, Keenan Cornelius was asked to leave Atos, a team he’s belonged to for 6 years. Cornelius has been widely considered one of the prodigies of the sport for quite some time now. Here are...

Roll Session: Rockstar & BJJ Black Belt Billy ‘Biohazard’

The guitarist and frontman of the Metal band Biohazard, Billy Graziadei is a BJJ black belt who has been training since as far back as 1993. His Jiu-Jitsu story is unique as he was training while on...

BJJ Black Belt Self Defense Instructor On Do’s & Don’ts in a Street Altercation

There are many videos on YouTube featuring BJJ practitioners in street altercations, and the majority of them seem to end in favor of BJJ. However, if you are inexperienced in the self defense aspect...

Underestimating Your Opponent: Why Does It Happen Over & Over Again?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. It is one thing to lose a fight or a match because the opponent is better...

How To Build Your Whole Game Around The Kimura Trap System

  There are certain names in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that go hand-in-hand with Mixed Martial Arts.  One of those names happens to be David Avellan.  A former MMA fighter himself,...

Breaking: Rodolfo Vieira signs with UFC

The ADCC & five-time world champion of Brazilian JiuJitsu and undefeated in MMA, Rodolfo Vieira (29) has been signed by the UFC. The Brazilian will face Oskar Piechota at UFC Fight Night Uruguay...

Mario Lopez Goes Deep On His Passion For BJJ On The Ellen Show

If you are in your thirty’s and over, you may remember the cult TV show from the 90’s’Saved by the Bell’. Well, twenty years later, the show’s two star actors Mark-Paul...

Anthony Bourdain’s Private Lesson with Turkish Black Belt

Last year, the world was stunned when news broke that bjj megafan and celebrated chef and tv personality Anthony Bourdain had committed suicide. Bourdain, a blue belt in bjj, picked up a sport...

Renzo Gracie’s Favorite Escape From Knee on Belly

Being stuck on bottom in knee on belly is bad news. It’s one of the most dangerous positions to be in. Not only does having either a knee or shin on your chest or belly really hurt, you also...

Smart Training & Lifestyle Tips for Grapplers Over 30

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Back in the day not too long ago, people used to have the mind set that the...

Mikey Musumeci Breaks Worlds Record w/ 12 Second Modified Ankle Lock Submission

USA’s Mikey Musumeci made history last weekend at worlds for many reasons. He became the first non-Brazilian to become 3x IBJJF world black belt champion when he defeated the legend Bruno...

8 yr Old Brazilian Boy Sells Candy in the Street & Collects $1,300 To Compete in the United States

To achieve the dream of participating in a BJJ competition in the United States, little eight year old Enzo Simões sold candy at Niterói traffic signs with his family for three months. After that...

Advice for BJJ Beginners Nervous About Getting Smashed

Jiu-jitsu is an inherently social activity. There aren’t any really good ways to learn it by yourself. You can try practicing on a grappling dummy in your garage, but that will only take you so...

Top 10 Excuses People Use To Not Try Jiu-Jitsu & How To Counter Them

The benefits of Jiu-Jitsu are numerous: self defense, increased fitness, health, social skills, self confidence, humility, ego killer, camaraderie etc…However, not everybody will understand...

UFC champion Jessica Andrade robbed at gunpoint in Brazil

Jessica Andrade hasn’t had her UFC title for long yet she still managed to attract the attention of some robbers in Brazil. The UFC champion went through a scary situation in Niteroi on...

Make Them Fly By Switching Sides in Your Butterfly Guard

The butterfly guard and the sweeps derived from this guard can be some of the easiest techniques to begin mastering early on in our jiu jitsu career. Butterfly guard can be one of the first styles of...

Exclusive Camp with Cobrinha in Austria Aug. 27- Sept. 1, 2019

6x World BJJ Champion and 3x ADCC champion Rubens Charles Maciel aka “Cobrinha” is coming to Europe! He will be running an exceptional BJJ camp in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria...

Asian Popstar Sandra Riley Talks Jiu Jitsu, And How It’s Helping Her Career

Asian Popstar Sandra Riley is one half of a popular Singaporean duo called The Sam Willows. She’s recently talked a great deal about going solo in her career and how jiu jitsu has helped...

Summer Camp With Caio Terra in Cyprus

The BJJ & Beach Camp is a top class seminar that combines world class jiu-jitsu instructors with the excellent weather and beaches of the Mediterranean in a package deal that makes it possible to...

What Does Rickson Gracie Really Think About Leg Locks?

Leglocks have been at the center of the bjj zeitgeist for quite some time. They are referred to as the great equalizer. Cases like this are just why. A white belt competitor named James Hunt had an...