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Category Archive: Articles, Featured

Rickson Gracie: ‘The People Who Quit Jiu-Jitsu are the Ones Who Need it the Most’

It definitely requires a special type of person to become a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Only 3% of the people who start training will get there. “If you are lucky enough to find a way of life...

He Did it. BJJ Instructor Breaks World Record: Rolls for 30 Hours Straight

BJJ brown belt Campbell Symes has done the impossible: he beat the world record for the longest BJJ roll which was at 24 hours. He rolled for 30 hours! The BJJ brown belt had an insane BJJ marathon...

Rickson Gracie on How He Deals with Rude & Aggressive People in the Street

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...

John Danaher: “These Are The 5 Essential Things You Need To Excel In Jiu-Jitsu”

John Danaher is widely regarded as perhaps the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach of his generation. A black belt under Renzo Gracie, he is best known for the successes of Gordon Ryan and Garry Tonon;...

185 lbs BJJ Black Belt Shows How To Out-Grapple a 315 lbs MMA Fighter

It is not uncommon for a smaller athlete to fight an increasingly larger opponent in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Regardless, it is widely believed, and Royce Gracie proved it in early UFC events, that BJJ...

Lachlan Giles Shows How He Heel Hooked Bigger & Stronger Opponents at ADCC

They say that heel hooks are the great equalizer. Well Lachlan Giles certainly proved that at the last ADCC. Lachlan Giles is an Australian first degree BJJ black belt under John Simon. Last weekend,...

Dustin Poirier: “Khabib’s Grappling Is On Another Level”

Dustin Poirier will soon take on Charles Oliveira for the UFC’s lightweight title, at UFC 269. While working to improve his skillset even further, Poirier also ended up being a guest on the...

Russel Brand Promoted to Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has become sort of “mainstream” among celebrities these days. However, many of them train BJJ in a private classes setting, without a desire to truly spar with other...

Roger Gracie on Why You Need To Be Good at Just a Few Jiu-Jitsu Moves

More techniques  = more Jiu Jitsu success, right? Well, legendary Roger Gracie doesn’t think so. In his eyes, becoming a great jiujiteiro means becoming very good in a handful of techniques by...

Guy Leaps on Stage to Attack Khabib Nurmagomedov: Khabib Doesn’t Even Flinch

Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from fighting, but lately he has been doing a lot of speaking engagements all over the world. However, not all of those engagements are equally great for one of the...

Political Commentator Cenk Uygur Says He Would ‘Easily End’ Joe Rogan If They Ever Fought

Political analyst & Young Turks host Cenk Uygur was trending on Twitter Friday after stating that he would “end” podcasting star and MMA specialist Joe Rogan if the two ever got into...

Andrew Schulz: “Jiu-Jitsu is Useless in High Level MMA”

Apparently Comedian Andrew Schultz is a bjj doubter. One recent Twitter post of his revealed he BJJ to be useless in MMA: I’ve never done jiu jitsu. So yes you prolly would. But JIU JITSU IS...

Haisam Rida Submits Orlando Sanchez with a Nasty Face Crank at WNO

The WNO Championship was an amazing event featuring the cream of the crop of today’s professional grappling scene. Tim Spriggs won the Men’s Heavyweight division when he heel hooked Kaynan...

Eddie Bravo: “The Guard Game Is Weak In MMA. There Are 40 Black Belts In The UFC & Very Few Are Dangerous From Their Backs.”

Eddie Bravo talked to bloodyelbow.com about his opinion on the guard in MMA, who has the most dangerous guard in MMA and the future for his network of schools, 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu: The guard in MMA...

Gordon Ryan Returns to Competition at Who’s Number One (WNO) in October

Do you think that the excitement about BJJ competitions can’t be higher? You thought wrong, because it’s just been announced that Gordon Ryan will make his return to competition sooner...

Canto Choke 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...

BJJ World Champion Marcus Buchecha Wins MMA Debut by Submission at One Championship

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is now officially an MMA fighter. The 13-time BJJ world champion and two-time ADCC gold medalist made his MMA debut in Singapore this Friday morning and fought...

Nicky Rod Says They ‘Cut The Poison Out’ When Creating B-Team, Wants to Compete Against Gordon Ryan

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 – was breaking up,...

Watch: Dillon Danis Caught in Rear Naked Choke Before Getting Arrested

Dillon Danis is one of the most polarizing figures in grappling and mixed martial arts. A black belt under Marcelo Garcia and Bellator athlete, Danis hasn’t been featured in the news lately for his...

Rickson Gracie’s Closed Guard Cross Collar Choke Secrets Shared by Henry Akins

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

Nick Diaz Teaches Unexpected Cartwheel Guard Pass To Triangle

Nick Diaz will return to the octagon after a six year hiatus, on September 25 at UFC 266. He will face Robbie Lawler; an old foe, whom he first faced against at UFC 47 – 17 years ago, and defeated...

ADCC European, Middle Eastern & African Trials 2021: Results & Overview

There’s about a year left before the next ADCC World Championships – and the first official trials just took place! The ADCC European, Middle Eastern, and African trials were held on...

Fully Grown Man Tried To Attack 16 yr Old Jiu-Jitsu Junior World Champion

Being able to fight isn’t only about sports and competition it’s about being able to defend yourself in situations like this. Only 16 years old and in his first week at college multiple times BJJ...

Who Are The Best BJJ Fighters From The United States?

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...