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Category Archive: Articles, Interview

JT “Spiderman” Torres: “I Don’t Show Too Much Respect To My Opponent’s. If You Let Yourself Be Impressed By Them, You Can Lose The Fight.”

He is one of today’s most exciting lightweight grapplers – an athlete whose technique finesse and entertaining style have brought him to becoming a number one not just for many fans of the gentle...

Caio Terra: ‘You Cannot Learn Jiu-Jitsu by Yourself. You Need Someone to Guide You’

Fightinglifestyleuae.com caught up with 9 time world champion Caio Terra during his visit to Pride Fitness Centre and SAS team in Dubai UAE for a one week training program. During this time we caught...

The Epic Moment Rickson Gracie Met Sakuraba & Why They Never Fought

2 martial arts legends met in Japan a few years ago: Rickson Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba aka ‘The Gracie Hunter’. In the early and mid ’90s the Gracie family ruled the world of MMA, and...

Robert Drysdale On BJJ Politics: “I’m Not Political. I Tell My Guys That They Can Train Where They Want & It Works Out Fine.”

  Robert Drysdale is the co-Founder, together with Rodrigo Cavaca, of Zenith Team. He is not only known for his great Jiu-Jitsu game but also for his open mindedness. In this article...

Marcelo Garcia’s Tips: How to Improve in BJJ, Gi vs No Gi & Conditioning

Great advice from World BJJ and ADCC champ Marcelo Garcia on the best way to improve in BJJ, Gi vs No Gi, conditioning etc…Transcribed by royalgrapplingacademy from a youtube interview by Matt...

Ryan Hall’s Analysis of What is the Best Martial Art for Self Defense

Ryan Hall is a UFC fighter who has submitted BJ Penn and defeated Gray Maynard. He is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Felipe Costa and one of the best featherweight grapplers in the world. A tough...

Jeff Glover On Why He Likes To Grapple Much Larger Opponents

Known for his unorthodox and entertaining competing style, Jeff Glover is one of the most remarkable and well-known faces of the modern day jiu jitsu game. We decided to have a brief chat with him....

Vadim Kolganov: ‘Sambo Less Complex & More Direct Than BJJ’

  Sambo is a Russian martial art and combat sport. The word “SAMBO” is an acronym for SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya, which literally translates as “self-defense without weapons”. Sambo is...

Royler Gracie: “You Can’t Train MMA Forever, But You Can Train Jiu-Jitsu All Your Life.”

Royler Gracie  had an interview at Kings MMA. Among the subjects discussed Royler said:   “Jiu-Jitsu in my opinion is never going to stop to grow,” said Royler as transcribed by Kelsey...

Alvin Aguilar The Pioneer Of BJJ in the Philippines & Head of Asia’s Largest BJJ Team

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is booming in The Philippines, a country in Asia with over 100 million inhabitants and highly developed MMA and martial arts scene. The pioneer of BJJ in the Philippines and South...

Meet John Kavanagh, Pioneer Of BJJ in Ireland & Conor McGregor’s Coach

John Kavanagh runs the Straight Blast Gym Ireland and was the first Irish person to be awarded a black belt in BJJ. John fought in MMA to get a basic knowledge and experience of it before he moved...

Olympian Matt D’Aquino: ‘BJJ Players Should Learn Modified Throwing Techniques Instead of Judo’

Matt D’Aquino is a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 28 years. He is a 4th Degree Black belt in Judo and a black belt...

BJJ Black Belt Jeff Glover Shares How You Can Be A Successful Light Weight Grappler

  If you are a fan of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, then chances are you have heard the name Jeff Glover once or twice in your time as a fan. A true talent on the mat, Glover is equally talented when it...

Carlos Gracie Jr: ‘Sport Jiu-Jitsu is a Perfected Form of Self Defense’

Carlos “Carlinhos” Gracie, Jr. is a 7th degree Red and Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), founder of the Gracie Barra Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and is head of the Gracie...

Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez On Combining Breakdancing & Jiu-Jitsu

Richie Martinez, more often known as „The Boogeyman“ is one of those jiujiteiros that are known for their entertaining style and unexpected moves! He is a 10th Planet black belt under Eddie Bravo...

‘Draculino’ On How 40+ Year Olds Stay Fit & Injury Free

Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães  is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fifth degree black belt under Carlos Gracie, Jr. and also at the same time a brown belt in Judo, and a Muay Thai expert. He has...

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...

JT Torres Gives Advice On Bow & Arrow Choke & Shares a Story On Getting His Blue Belt From Royce Gracie

He is one of today’s most exciting lightweight grapplers – an athlete whose technique finesse and entertaining style have brought him to becoming a number one not just for many fans of the...

Dean Lister Gives Advice on Leglocks, Being a Better Grappler and Dating With Caution

A household name in almost any BJJ community, Dean Lister is a 2 time ADCC World Champion and, perhaps more importantly, one of the jiujiteiros who are most responsible for the last decade’s...

Felipe Costa Never Won A Gold Medal at Lower Belts & Then Became BJJ World Champion at Black Belt

In our new interview, we had a chance to speak with none other than Felipe Costa, a World Champion who is loved by almost everyone in the Jiu Jitsu community, and a competitor who won his first gold...

World Class Coach Vinicius „Draculino“ On The Most Effective Way To Improve in Jiu-Jitsu

Vinicius „Draculino“ Magalhães is a fifth-degree black belt under the legendary founder of Gracie Barra, Carlos Gracie Jr. A part of the „golden generation“ of BJJ, he has trained with other...

Robert Drysdale Shares Winning Mindset For Competition & Importance of Having a “Why” in BJJ

photocred @scorsato A black belt under Leonardo Vieira and a head coach of the powerful Zenith BJJ Team, Robert Drysdale is regarded as one of the top American grapplers of his generation and is one...