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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Braulio Estima Developed a Whole System Using Lapel & Cradle To Dominate in The Gi

Jiu-Jitsu is limitless. There are always new ways to control your opponents, especially in the Gi where the Gi material is a great tool. The cradle is a basic technique in amateur wrestling. Its name...

9 Things You May Not Know About The BJJ Black Belt

  Written by Alessandro Capodeferro, 2nd degree black belt, team leader of EBJJ in Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil. DO YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT THE BLACK BELT IN BJJ?   ACCORDING TO...

Roberto Cyborg’s Epic Wedding Proposal Will Make You Shed a Tear

BJJ World and ADCC champion Roberto Cybor Abreu has just proposed to his long time girlfriend Maggie Grindatti in an epic ceremony in front of all their student and friends. She said YES! The very...

Dating Coach On The Wrong & Right Ways To Ask That New BJJ Girl Out

The amount of jokes on Instagram about a new girl showing up at a BJJ gym and 4 stripe white belts wanting to take her under the wing proves one thing – a new cute girl walking in a gym will...

Student Sues BJJ Instructor For Not Promoting Him To Purple Belt

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 won’t the...

2x ADCC Champ Yuri Simoes To Make MMA Debut at ONE Championship

After Rodolfo Vieira and Gabi Garcia, another ADCC champion has decided to the take the next step in their career: MMA. 2015 & 2017 ADCC champion Yuri Simoes has taken the big leap and signed...

Robert Drysdale: Has Maeda Promoted Brazilian Students to Black Belt?

BJJ history is full of undiscovered secrets, of interesting twists and turns! One of them rests on the discussion of whether or not the legendary Mitsuyo Maeda has promoted his Brazilian students to...

New Batman Robert Pattinson is Training Jiu-Jitsu with Rigan Machado

  Over the years jiu jitsu has become the refuge of many A listers – among them Guy Ritchie, Ashton Kutcher, Chuck Norris, Paul Walker, Scarlet Johanson and others. Looks like one of the...

Rickson Gracie Secret: Improve By Making Yourself The Worst Guy In Your Academy

If there were one thing that would immediately guarantee you that you’d keep on improving in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as time flies, what would it be? What would it be that you’d need to do?...

Game Changers: Benefits Of a Plant Based Diet For BJJ Athletes

It’s a common misconception that athletes cannot eat a plant-based diet, because it does not provide the protein they need. In fact, many world class athletes are vegetarians or vegans. Here are...

Rigan Machado Believes Ashton Kutcher Would Beat McGregor in a Grappling Match

Ashton Kutcher came back in BJJ news yesterday when he was promoted to brown belt by his instructor Rigan Machado. This means that he has been training more or less regularly for the past 5 years (He...

Ashton Kutcher Promoted To Brown Belt in BJJ

Superstar actor is now just one step away from getting his black belt in BJJ. He today received his brown belt from the hands of Rigan Machado, the BJJ instructor to the stars: Rigan Machado Designs...

Fabio Gurgel On How He Made Alliance The Most Successful Team in BJJ History

Fabio Gurgel is a name well-known throughout worldwide Jiu Jitsu circles. He is one of the world’s most sought after coaches, responsible for the development of many beloved jiujiteiros –...

Felipe Pena On Overcoming Obstacles To Become a World Champion

Felipe Pena is often one of the first athletes a new Jiu Jitsu practitioner hears about and looks upon as a role model. And for good reason: „Preguiça“ is commonly mentioned as one of the top...

Lachlan Giles’ Tips For Balancing Training and Obligations & Importance of Details

Lachlan Giles is one of the most respected names of today’s grappling. He has earned that respect by placing 3rd at this year’s ADCC in the absolute division where he heelhooked Kaynan...

Bodybuilder & BJJ Practitioner: Specific Strength Competition

Have you ever thought to yourself: „How well would a BJJ practitioner fare against a bodybuilder in a strength competition?“ Well, we have great news for you! MuscleTV has decided to put J.T....

Tap Anyone From Inside Their Closed Guard

Being inside somebody’s closed guard can often be a nightmare because of the constant necessity to open and pass it, as well as because of the constant danger of being swept and...

The Rise Of The Gracie Family And BJJ

Responsible for founding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), the Gracie family is widely regarded as one of the most successful family dynasties throughout the history of martial arts. The tremendous...

Bernardo Faria Explains Why Purple Belt Is the Hardest Belt In BJJ

    Bernardo Faria has been busy opening his new academy lately but he’s taken the time to express his views on why purple belt is one of the landmark moments in every bjj...

Purple Belt Bouncer Intelligently Uses Jiu-Jitsu To Neutralize Aggressive Individual

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling sports such as Wrestling and Judo are great tools for bouncers as they are able to control an unruly individual without having to strike. Holding someone down while...

Mistakes to Avoid When Training BJJ and Crossfit Together

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Crossfit is it’s own demanding sport, requiring a person to be well...

Anybody Can Do These 3 Effective Lapel Submissions From Full Guard

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...

You’re Progressing Slower in BJJ as You Get Older – But You Can Fix It

As you get older, you might notice that your BJJ is not quite what it used to be: mainly, that you’re performing the techniques more slowly and that you cannot keep pace as you used to....

The Legend And Mystique Of BJJ Legend Rickson Gracie

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...