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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Featured

Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian Supermodel, Trains BJJ with Valente Brothers

Image Credits: Numéro Magazine Gisele Bündchen is a famous Brazilian fashion model – and has been one of the highest-paid supermodels in the world since 2001. However, what a lot of people...

Call To BJJ Athletes: Roll With Wrestlers & MMA Fighters More Often

If you haven’t trained any other martial art before and you’ve been in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for some time already, then you’re probably used to rolling in a certain way. At a...

6x World Champion’s Romulo Barral BJJ Specific Strength Training Program

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Many fighters are weak and don’t want to make commitment to strength training. We...

Living The BJJ Dream: The Ultimate Jiu-Jitsu Vacations You Can Take Right Now

It’s scientifically proven that Brazilian jiu-jitsu is instrumental in disabling destructive emotions and relieving tensions on an universal level (Kuśnierz, Cynarski & Litwiniuk, 2014 ) so...

BJJ Strength & Conditioning Secret: The JuggernautBJJ Program

Be honest with us. You love training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but, the matter of the fact is… You’re guilty. You’re guilty, because despite all those who’ve been telling you that...

7 Of The Best BJJ Athletes From Europe

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...

Competitor Turtles Up & Submits Seven Opponents In a Row

In Jiu-Jitsu it is easy to think you’ve seen it all, but back in late 2021 at the Amsterdam Grappling industries tournament, something spectacular occurred. A previously unknown athlete by the name...

Jiu-Jitsu Heaven: Most Beautiful BJJ Academies Around the World

Human beings are the most adaptable beings on the Earth. That being said, some of us have the luxury to seek out the best possible human experience in every activity we do. These are some of the most...

John Danaher Explains Why Chokes Are Superior to Heel Hooks

“For the choke, there are no “tough guys”. With an arm lock he can be tough and resist the pain. With the choke he just passes out, goes to sleep.” Helio Gracie Setting up chokes is an...

Jiutopia Camp: Train with Rafael Lovato Jr., Romulo Barral, Michelle Nicolini, & Marco Canha

Picture this… You’ve just arrived to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a place you’ve never seen before. Actually, it’s a place that is different from all other BJJ gyms...

Gordon Ryan: “Andre Galvao Has Destroyed His Own Legacy”

Gordon Ryan and Andre Galvao are set for this year’s ADCC superfight… And Ryan doesn’t seem like he’ll be backing up on the trash talk anytime soon. In a recent conversation...

UFC 270 Winner Quit Job as a Stripper, Says Pole Dancing Helped her BJJ

UFC strawweight Vanessa Demopoulos just pulled off an impressive win against Silvana Gómez Juárez via armbar from the back after getting knocked down by a right hand. She revealed that she left her...

Blind BJJ Black Belt Grapples with Blindfolded BJJ Black Belt

Nicolas Plessis should be an example for all of us. This French BJJ black belt is a frequent competitor who has competed in his native France, at Europeans, and in Brazil. Nothing out of the ordinary...

10 Up-and-Coming MMA Fighters To Watch

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...

A Michael Jackson Impersonator Gets in Altercation & Puts Guy in a Bulldog Choke

It’s not easy being a Michael Jackson impersonator in Las Vegas especially when you have hecklers who want to fight you. This is what happened recently when a dude tried to square up with a...

Craig Jones: “I Will Never Pull Guard Again”

Pulling guard in the BJJ world is often ridiculed by Judoka and Wrestlers who see it as a cowardly way to face someone. Nowadays with the rules of sport BJJ, you can win matches with very little...

Gordon Ryan Reveals How Much Money He Would Have Made Competing More In 2021

Gordon Ryan managed to compete for a total of only three times in 2021. He submitted Roberto Jimenez and Vagner Rocha at Who’s Number One (WNO); but then had to stay on the sidelines for much...

The Most Effective Guard Passing Strategy by John Danaher.

Passing the guard No Gi is a different ball game than with the Gi. The lack of grips, the slipperiness, the speed and different attacks available means that if you have to adapt your Gi passing game...

Renzo Gracie’s Powerful Ezekiel Choke From the Back That Cannot Be Blocked

Sode guruma jime (“sleeve wheel constriction”) is a type of Judo chokehold, which compresses the opponent’s trachea or the carotid arteries. The technique can be executed from a variety of...

Rickson Gracie Reveals Family Secrets about Carlos & Helio Polygamous Lifestyle

“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 for the Gracie...

John Danaher: “I Spent 12-14 Hours On The Mats Every Day”

Everyone who’s become great at something has spent a lot of time honing their craft. They’ve experienced quite a bit of trial and error in the process of becoming remarkable in their...

Destroy the De la Riva/Berimbolo with this Guard Pass by Augusto Frota

What the De La Riva Guard is, is an open guard. Usually it’s utilized when someone is doing standing passes. The reach makes De La Riva ideal for this type of situation. Other option for standing...

The 3 Month White to Blue Belt Intensive BJJ Camp That You Never Heard Of

Written By : BJJ Brown Belt JP Mestanza   One of the best ways to learn anything is to completely immerse yourself in it, whether it’s learning a language, a musical instrument, or martial...

Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida: “Work Hard – I Promise It’ll Be Worth It”

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time – with 13 black belt world titles and 2 ADCC championship titles to his name. He is now...