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Category Archive: Articles, Featured, Interview

Lachlan Giles: “Short On Time For BJJ? Emulate A High-Level Grappler”

Do you remember Lachlan Giles’ run at ADCC 2019? Of course you do. That tournament was one of the most memorable ones in history, much thanks to Lachlan’s winning streak in the absolute...

Vinicius Draculino: “The Mindset Makes The Difference”

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...

Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez’s Advice for White Belts: “Become a Good Teammate”

The world of Jiu-Jitsu can indeed be a confusing place when you’re a white belt. There’s just so much information out there, so many techniques that you don’t know how to use…...

JT Torres: “Don’t Skip Stretching After Jiu-Jitsu Training”

JT Torres is one of the most accomplished lightweight BJJ athletes of his generation, who’s won ADCC and IBJJF titles. He’s also an owner and a head coach at his Essential BJJ academy;...

Felipe Costa: “Even Without A Gold Medal Around My Neck, I Behaved Like A Champion”

Felipe Costa is a BJJ black belt under Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros, who won world titles across IBJJF, UAEJJF, and CBJJO federations. However, it’s taken him quite a while to reach...

Lachlan Giles: “I’ve Barely Missed A Day Of Training In The Past 10 Years”

Lachlan Giles is Absolute MMA’s head coach and one of the top-ranked grapplers today; whose name echoed far and wide after placing 3rd in the ADCC 2019’s absolute division. Back in 2019,...

Dean Lister: “Want To Succeed? Then Be Careful Who You Choose As Your Girlfriend/Boyfriend”

If you want to succeed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – whatever that may mean for you… Heck, if you want to succeed in whatever your heart desires – then you’ll need to make...

Caio Terra: “Have Fun – With Time, Everyone Gets Promoted”

Being focused on the journey rather than the destination is one of those sayings that are more than true in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Especially when you’re not seeing the results you wanted to...

Kit Dale: “Concepts Are Far More Powerful Than Technique In Jiu-Jitsu”

Kit Dale is one of the most beloved athletes in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. His deep understanding of the BJJ game, combined with an entertaining personality, make it a pleasure to watch him...

Fabio Gurgel: “Never Stop Training, No Matter How Hard It Gets”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is never easy. Even though you may enjoy it a lot, rolling will, for the most part, stay challenging; making you improve both physically and mentally. However, as you...

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;...

Ricardo Almeida: “You Should Compete Often & Do Lots Of Drilling And Specific Rounds”

Ricardo Almeida is Renzo Gracie’s first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a widely known name in the BJJ community. He is also one of the greatest BJJ coaches out there, having promoted some...

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...

Rener Gracie: “No one I’ve ever rolled with (from UFC fighters to world champ bjj players) can submit me like Ryron Gracie can. Not even close.”

Rener Gracie recently had a Q&A with fans on reddit. He addressed his Jiu-Jitsu rivalry with his older brother Ryron, sparring mentility, controversies in the Gracie family, his favorite...

Renzo Gracie: “In The Past, I Almost Joined The Corporate World And Could Have Made A Fortune, But I Had A Mission In Life: Jiu-Jitsu…”

Stephanie Joplin recently had a long 2 part interview with Renzo Gracie, where he discussed his childhood, and all other MMA and Jiu-Jitsu related topics: “Stephanie: Did you have any...

Roger Ver, World’s First Investor in Bitcoin Is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Roger Ver is the World’s first Investor in Bitcoin startups including Bitcoin.com , Blockchain.com , Z.cash , BitPay, Kraken, Purse.io. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a digital payment...

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 comes...

2x World Champion Rafael Lovato on How He Developed His Jiu-Jitsu in Isolation

Rafael Lovato Jr discusses how he managed to develop his jiu jitsu in near isolation as there were no high level instructors readily available to him in Oklahoma during the earlier days of his jiu...

The Lineage Of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Robert Drysdale Has Exciting Updates!

The history of Jiu Jitsu is a fascinating subject, one with many implications for the present-day martial art. However, it’s also full of unanswered questions and polemics – one of them being...

Mirko Cro Cop on The Time He Put Fabricio Werdum To Sleep with a Choke

Mirko Cro Cop on Croatian TV talks about the time he choked out Fabricio Werdum. Werdum lived with Cro Cop in Croatia for 2 1/2 years, from 2003 where he taught him Jiu-Jitsu and Cro Cop taught him...

Kron Gracie On Relationship With Father Rickson: “I’ve Been On My Own Since I Was 17. My Dad Only Taught Me When I Was Very Young.”

Kron Gracie talked about his relationship with his famous father Rickson Gracie in a in depth article from Vice.com. He revealed that their relationship wasn’t always perfect and that his dad...

Keenan Cornelius Explains Why He Prefers Slow Lifting to Olympic Lifts For BJJ

Getting the most out of your BJJ workouts involves making some decisions. Problem is, when making decisions it’s very easy to choose the wrong path or maybe the longer path to where you want to be....

Rickson Gracie: ‘A Black Belt Competitor is Just an Amateur Black Belt’

The belt and stripe system is the system that a coach uses to grade his students accordingly. This system is similar to the system traditional martial arts use, but very different from wrestling for...

Rickson Gracie: ‘Competition is Great But Doesn’t Fulfill The Needs of All’

Competition might not be for everyone, but I believe that competing can provide many positive things to all martial artists. It’s important to know that when I say “martial artist” that I mean...