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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Timing: The Ultimate Difference Between Elite BJJ Competitors & Hobbyists

Have you ever rolled with someone, and it felt that you were one step behind no matter what you did? It could be with your coach, an elite competitor, or someone a few years ahead in the game.  You...

CCTV: Thieves Back Off When They Notice Their Intended Victim’s BJJ Gi & Blue Belt

In Brazil, an intriguing incident was caught on CCTV, shedding light on the perceived power of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a form of self-defense. The footage revealed a young man, casually strolling down...

Demetrious Johnson: “Yeah I’m a Gi Guy. I Enjoy Gi Much More than No Gi”

Former UFC and current ONE champion Demetrious “The Mighty Mouse” Johnson displayed his Jiu-Jitsu skills yet again – this time at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan American Championship!...

IBJJF Pan: Gabi wins double gold, Gutemberg wins the Open Weight

The 2024 IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Pan in Kissimmee, Florida, showcased an impressive array of talents in the adult black belt division. The final day was particularly remarkable, with standout performances...

Royler Gracie’s Method For Hitting More Submissions When Doing Jiu-Jitsu

  A great lesson from Master Royler Gracie on how to have a submission based game instead of being a points player. Royler competed in the black-belt ranks for 20+ years. Royler is also a...

Gordon Ryan Blasts Female BJJ Athletes Equal Pay Demands: ‘If You Can’t Figure Out How to Make Money, Blame Yourself’

Gordon Ryan, considered the No Gi GOAT in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , recently stirred controversy with his comments regarding equal pay for female athletes in the sport. In a statement that...

Robert Drysdale: ‘It’s Weird but People in Jiu-Jitsu Only Respect You When You Beat Them Up On the Mats’

The idea that “the truth is on the mats” in Jiu-Jitsu speaks to the direct, physical nature of the sport where skills and abilities are tangibly demonstrated through sparring or...

UFC’s Muhammad Mokaev Disqualified From BJJ Tournament – After Slamming A Hobbyist

Muhammad Mokaev, a veteran of the UFC flyweight division, once again found himself making headlines for the wrong reasons… As he was disqualified from a BJJ tournament – for slamming his...

Firas Zahabi: “PED Use Is Worse in BJJ Than in MMA. Some Blue Belts Are Jacked Out Of Their Minds”

PED use in the Jiu-Jitsu is extremely widespread according the famed MMA and BJJ instructor Firas Zahabi, and no just at the elite level. Zahabi was recently a guest on the popular youtube channel...

Renzo Gracie: “A Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu Means You’re a Badass Motherf*cker”

Being a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt signifies a deep and comprehensive understanding of the art, coupled with a high level of skill and proficiency. However, the meaning of being a black belt in...

UFC Legend Mark Coleman In Critical Condition After Saving Parents From House Fire

UFC legend Mark Coleman is in the hospital, after bravely saving his parents from a terrible house fire in his hometown near Toledo, Ohio. The 59-year-old Coleman was taken by helicopter after...

John Danaher: How to Know if Your Opponent is Scared

Identifying fear in your Jiu-Jitsu opponent can be subtle, and according to John Danaher, it’s more about reading body language than facial expressions. Here are some insights on how to tell if...

Former Alliance BJJ Instructor Exposes The McDojo Franchise Model of Jiu-Jitsu: ‘It’s Like McDonalds’

Jiu-Jitsu is a fast growing martial art/sport. You have Jiu-Jitsu schools in most major cities in almost all continents. For a BJJ academy to be considered legitimate (under IBJJF), and to advance in...

This Cryangle (Leg, Arm & Neck Triangle) is the Nastiest Half Guard Counter

The… What? Yes – The Disrespectful triangle aka the Cryangle! Yes, this position does feel as disrespectful as it sounds, and you can use it both as a choke in and of itself, as well as a...

Watch: Charles Oliveira Teaches Self Defense BJJ To OnlF*ns Models

Approximately every 68 seconds, a woman in the United States faces sexual assault, as reported by sources like FBI.gov and RAIN.org. This alarming statistic underscores a harsh reality: danger can...

Female Jiu-Jitsu World Champions Open Up on How OnlyF*ns Has Affected their Lives

For those that have been living under a rock, OnlyFans is an ultra popular subscription-based website where people that create content can charge out a monthly fee for fans to access exclusive...

ADCC Organizer Blasts Athletes Complaining about Pay Money; Exposes The Real Costs of Event

Craig Jones recently voiced his concerns regarding the stagnant growth of prize money in the sport, despite its increasing popularity. In a discussion with The Mac Life, Jones pointed out the...

BJJ & Beach Camp with JT Torres in Protaras, Cyprus

The BJJ & Beach Camp offers an unparalleled experience, merging elite jiu-jitsu instruction with the splendid climate and picturesque beaches of the Mediterranean. This exceptional camp is...

Canto Strangle When Passing the Guard from Brazilian Judo Legend Flavio Canto

The Canto Choke is one of those techniques that consistently finds its way into the highest levels of grappling. Whether it’s Judo or Jiu-Jitsu this classic should be part of every grappler’s...

Guy Pretending to be a BJJ Black Belt Pranks Academy

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...

UFC Fightpass 6: Craig Jones Submits Lovato Jr in 1 min, Meregali Wins by RNC

During the UFC Fight Pass Invitational 6, a series of thrilling no-gi super fights captivated the audience. The event kicked off with an intense match between Ronaldo Junior and Kody Steele. Ronaldo...

BJJ Historian Robert Drysdale: ‘American Jiu-Jitsu is a Marketing Plot, an Easy Way to Gain Followers’

In a thought-provoking Mastery Jiu-Jitsu podcast, ADCC champion Robert Drysdale, (who is half Brazilian, half American)  a well-known figure in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and author of two...

UFC Legend Royce Gracie Converts to Islam

It appears that UFC legend Royce Gracie has converted to Islam. Gracie had a meeting with Eddie Redzovic (bjj black belt founder of Team Redzovic in Chicago) and Islamic leader Shaykh Uthman Ibn...

Craig Jones Says That Karate Combat Is The Future Of Grappling

Craig Jones recently demonstrated his skills yet again – but this time, at a Karate Combat event; securing a win via Flying Triangle Choke against Philip Rowe… And he now says that Karate...