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Category Archive: BJJ News, Featured

Danaher Death Squad Partners with Evolve MMA Singapore; Brings in Full Time Instructor

EVOLVE Mixed Martial Arts, Asia’s top martial arts academy, today announced that it has partnered with the Danaher Death Squad to bring its No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program to Asia. Founded by...

Top 10 Mistakes That Everybody Makes in BJJ

Starting a demanding sport like Brazilian jiu-jitsu is very difficult. Regardless of talent, most of us have been guilty of making some of these mistakes, some even repeatedly! This is why...

Why Your Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Won’t Promote You (Yet)

  In every BJJ academy there is somebody that has been training Jiu-Jitsu for years, sometimes even more years than most of the others and they are still stuck at their current belt. Why...

How To Work On Your Gi And No-Gi BJJ Skills At The Same Time

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Top Competitor Advises To Study More BJJ And Train Less

If you are an up and coming competitor, you might come to believe that putting in more training sessions and more live rolls is the way to develop your skill level. And it makes sense, right? Well,...

Ribeiro BJJ Affiliate In Oregon Promoting Children to ‘Junior Black Belt’

A BJJ academy located in Portland, Oregan, USA, 5 Rings BJJ, is promoting children to the rank of ‘junior’ black belt in BJJ. The academy is part of the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu association. The...

Breaking: Kaynan Duarte Tests Positive for PEDs; Stripped Of 2019 World Title

Over the past few months, rumors have been circulating that 2019 IBJJF world champion and 2019 ADCC world champion Kaynan Duarte of Team Atos had failed a PED test after the 2019 Worlds last June....

Are Guillotines A Reliable “Takedown Defense”?

Takedown attempts should always be countered by a sprawl but what about defending and countering takedowns with a well timed guillotines. The Guillotine Choke is a very powerful submission, one that...

Draculino Blasts 10th Planet JJ, “American Jiu-Jitsu”: There Is Only Jiu-Jitsu

Vinicius „Draculino“ Magalhães is a fifth-degree black belt under the legendary founder of Gracie Barra, Carlos Gracie Jr. A part of the „golden generation“ of BJJ, he has trained with other...

Actor Mickey Rourke is a Blue Belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu

World famous actor Mickey Rourke has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for the past few years under the tutelage of Scott “Einstein” Epstein, a black belt under Eddie Bravo of 10th Planet...

Training Partner On What It’s Like To Spar And Grapple With Khabib Nurmagomedov

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself – what would it be like to spar and grapple with Khabib Nurmagomedov? Are his pressure game and his humble attitude as great as they are said to be? Well,...

Making time for Jiu-Jitsu: Balancing BJJ, Family, School & Work

Written by Mike “Spider-Ninja” Bidwell is a BJJ Black Belt under Phil Migliarese and Ken Kronenberg (Team Tai-Kai / Balance). Mike is a full time Jiu-Jitsuka, blogger (check out his great...

Keanu Reeves Brazilian JIu-Jitsu Training for ‘John Wick 3’ Behind The Scenes

In the bullet pasted action spectacle ‘John Wick’ we see Keanu Reeves as a retired A-list hit man, who gets in trouble with some Russian gangsters. It doesn’t takes long before they wish they...

Kron Gracie On The Last Time He Rolled w/ His Dad Rickson Gracie in Jiu-jitsu

There are many stories of Rickson Gracie manhandling and submitting BJJ world champions when they came to visit him in his academy  during the 90’s. One of the names that come up are bjj greats...

Here’s How Conor McGregor’s Day Of Eating Looks Like

A professional combat athlete’s schedule and regime are nothing short of very strict in all regards, including the diet – where it’s not only important to „eat healthy“, but to be...

Get Unfriended With This Invisible Wrist Lock from Turtle

Here is a very sneaky wrist lock that your opponent will never expect… This one comes when your opponent is turtled up and using their near arm to block your hook. You then use your farm arm to...

Fake White Belt Prank by Popular Youtuber w/ Legit BJJ Background

Danny Mullen is a Youtube superstar who is known for among other things, kissing random old ladies, drinking urine, and generally doing crazy unexpected things. Over the years, we have seen many...

Butterfly Guard Most Important Principles by The GOAT Marcelo Garcia

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...

Rickson Gracie Shares His Daily Eating Regimen

Rickson Gracie just celebrated his 60th birthday. Various members of his family celebrated the occasion.   View this post on Instagram   Happy birthday @ricksongraciejj @merfdogg in the...

Jocko Willink On Overcoming Frustrations When Starting Jiu Jitsu

Jiu-jitsu is an inherently hard activity. When starting out, you go to a school and start learning to grapple in a room full of complete strangers. For many people, in the beginning, this is an...

Coronavirus Outbreak: ADCC Mongolia Cancelled As Death Toll Exceeds 100

The organizers of the grappling tournament ADCC Mongolia which was set to be held next weekend have just announced that they are cancelling the event which has been running for the past 6 years. The...

Relson Gracie Black Belt Addresses The Arrest of Relson Gracie on Drug Charges

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu red belt Relson Gracie was arrested at dawn on Saturday (25) when transporting skunk and marijuana derivatives on the Presidente Dutra Highway, which connects Rio de Janeiro and...

What To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Training BUT You Have A Competition Approaching

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. For serious competitors: Everyday will not be a great day or even a good day. Your love of Jiu Jitsu has to give you the strength to find a way...

Should You Be Giving Training Partners Unsolicited Advice?

Sharing knowledge, advice and technical details is certainly one of the things that helps everyone along the way. However, that being said, giving advice is not always the best of things, even though...