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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

5 Of The Best Brazilian BJJ Competitors In History

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...

Rickson Gracie Tells Joe Rogan About How He Controls His Breathing

Have you ever thought about breathing training? Rickson Gracie has a special approach to breathing. Rickson Gracie and all members of the Gracie use a special method of breathing when doing...

Sean Flynn Does 66 Rolls in 6 Hours: “I Nearly Sh*t Myself”

Sean Flynn, a BJJ brown belt from England, has decided to challenge himself with an event called “Roll 66”. The challenge, which took place on July 25, was to do 66 rounds of 5-minute...

Old School BJJ Black Belt’s Time Tested Advice on Avoiding Physical Conflict in the Streets

As martial artists, we are often faced with aggressive people who threaten us either verbally or physically. It’s important to know the difference between an insult like “F– You” and a threat...

This Old School RNC Setup Works Great in the Street

Stuff doesn’t have to be fancy in order to work in BJJ. Actually, more often than not, it’s the simple techniques and setups that win the day; not the complicated moves. For instance,...

Rickson Gracie on Living a Turbulent Life in Rio & Training with Rolls Gracie

Living and growing up in Rio de Janeiro meant a lot of different experiences for Rickson Gracie. In the latest episode of the “Jocko Podcast”, which is hosted by the ex-Navy SEAL Jocko...

Robert Drysdale: “I Never Needed a Fixed Fight in My Life… I Think Gordon Has Psychological Issues”

One of the biggest “booms” in the grappling community this year was the accusation – on the behalf of Gordon Ryan and ADCC organizer Mo Jassim – that Robert Drysdale engaged...

BJJ Bet: Hulk Submits Lo To Win GP, William Tackett Out-Grapples Toquinho

After an exciting fight night, BJJBet came to an explosive end. Face-to-face with Leandro Lo in the final of the No-Gi GP, Lucas Hulk applied a decisive rear naked choke to secure the jackpot of...

Middle-Aged Guy Tries To Train in 6 BJJ Academies in a Single Day

Do you always feel wiped out after Jiu Jitsu? Always sore the next day barely able to perform? Well meet Marcus Greatwood a free diver and BJJ purple belt who trains under Roger Gracie and Judo...

Training BJJ Twice a Week and Getting Better is Possible

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Believe it or not, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu two to three times a week has lots of advantages. Whether you have a busy work schedule, family...

The History And Origins Of Vale Tudo, The Precursor to MMA

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...

DDS Split Update: We Now Have Two Rival Teams ‘B Team’ & ‘New Wave Jiu-Jitsu’

It’s been a wild week for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. Ever since John Danaher shared that on his social media that the Danaher Death Squad is breaking up due to personal differences of...

Danaher Death Squad Breakup: What You Need To Know…Rumors, Drama etc…

After John Danaher announced that the notorious Danaher Death Squad (DDS) – comprised out of athletes such as Gordon Ryan, Garry Tonon, Craig Jones, Nick Rodriguez, Nicky Ryan – is breaking up,...

Gordon Ryan Announces Move To Texas To Open His Own BJJ Academy

It’s been just a few hours ago that John Danaher has announced, much to everyone’s surprise and sadness, that the notorious Danaher Death Squad – comprised out of athletes such as...

BREAKING NEWS: Danaher Death Squad Splits Up and Retires

It’s been just a few hours ago that John Danaher has announced, much to everyone’s surprise and sadness, that the notorious Danaher Death Squad – comprised out of athletes such as...

Relson Gracie Talks About a Nightclub Altercation He Had In Hawaii at Age 68

Relson Gracie is a Jiu-Jitsu legend. A few months ago, the red belt was involved in a fight in Hawaii; where he (68 years old!) faced a man that was around 40 years old. The fight ensued in a...

Dream BJJ Camp with Buchecha, Leandro Lo, Preguica in Swiss Alps

This amazing camp with 3 of the biggest BJJ stars is going to blow you away! Imagine learning and training with Leandro Lo, Marcus Buchecha, and Felipe Pena? The Swiss Alps Camp is the brainchild...

Security Guard Uses Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to Subdue Confrontational Man

Knowing even just a little bit of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can take you a long way in dealing with threatening situations. While it’s good to mix BJJ with other (striking) martial arts if you want...

Breaking News: 2021 IBJJF Gi World Championships Confirmed

Yes, you’ve heard it right! The IBJJF 2021 Gi World Championships is now official! After a lengthy pause from almost any sort of Jiu-Jitsu competitions in 2020, that was brought by the COVID-19...

Felipe Pena Talks About Moving to MMA & Match vs. Nicholas Meregali

On August 1st, Felipe Pena and Nicholas Meregali will face each other in the BJJBET 2 tournament. In a conversation with TATAME, Pena talked about their first match in 2018 and what he expects to see...

How To Defend The Bow & Arrow Choke Every Time

Tim and time again shows that bow and arrow choke is by far one of the most powerful and most fearsome submissions in the game. It’s used everywhere and at all levels and by literally everyone...

Mikey Musumeci: “Geo Martinez is such a low class person! Horrible!”

Mikey Musumeci won the match against Geo Martinez at The Road to ADCC via points (6:0). However, the match result itself was put in a backseat as Mikey went on to speak of Geo as: “… a...

Watch: POWERFUL Jiu-Jitsu HAKA Performed by New Zealanders

Almost everyone gets the chills when they watch the “Haka” being performed: a traditional war cry, dance, and Maori challenge that comes from New Zealand. It’s performed not just by...

Watch: Rapper Action Bronson Rolls with ADCC Champion Orlando Sanchez

Rapper Action Bronson (real name Ariyan Arslani), is an award winning American rapper, chef, and television presenter. In mid-2020, prompted by having reached 400 pounds, and having a health...