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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Featured

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...

Gordon Ryan Blasts IBJJF Hypocrisy For Meregali DQ: ‘They Let Cyborg Slap Me in the Face for 9:59’

The 2021 IBJJF World Championship was nothing less than superb, with heaps of athletes putting their best performance on the line. You can see the full results here. However, the eagerly expected...

2021 IBJJF Worlds: Nicholas Meregali Gets DQ’d for Showing Middle Finger

The 2021 IBJJF World Championship was nothing less than superb, with heaps of athletes putting their best performance on the line. You can see the full results here. However, the eagerly expected...

Hip Hop & Arm locks, “Americana” the BJJ Anthem You Need to Listen Too

Temple Jiu Jitsu student Craig a.k.a “Verbs of Iron Bridge”, recently shared his off the mat talents bringing his passion for Jiu Jitsu, together with his natural flair for music, releasing his...

10 Athletes To Watch At The World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2021

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...

Actor Mario Lopez On How Jiu-Jitsu Makes Him Jacked & Energized at Age 48

Do you remember the “Saved by the Bell” TV show? If you’re in your thirties or over, you probably do – as well as Mario Lopez and his iconic character A.C. Slater. Two decades...

Mugger Used Jiu-Jitsu Rear Naked Choke to Steal Mobile Phone

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is supposed to make people better. And sure enough it does improve the quality of one’s life along with some mental states. However it hardly imbues someone who never had a...

Mugger Used Rear Naked Choke in Order to Steal $7,000 Rolex watch

A student was left unconscious in central London after a ‘hugger mugger’ grabbed him round the neck and tore a £5,000 (7,000 USD) Rolex watch from his wrist. The mugger approached the...

Watch: Guy Defends Against Dog Attack with a Guillotine Choke

Imagine walking down the street, just minding your own business… And then, out of nowhere, an aggressive dog leaps towards you and tries to bite you! What are you supposed to do in the case of...

ONE Championship: Buchecha Taps Out Kang Ji Won with Rear Naked Choke

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida did it again! At ONE: Winter Warriors grand prix championship that took place today, December 3, Buchecha fought Kang Ji Won… And tapped him out with a...

Watch: Punches Thrown After BJJ Class at Daisy Fresh

A recent video published by the Daisy Fresh team (Pedigo Submission Fighting) showed two of their athletes squashing beef after a BJJ class. There were punches and knee kicks involved – check...

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Promoted to BJJ Brown Belt

Maynard James Keenan is an American progressive metal singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor; best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning American progressive...