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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Roger Gracie’s Side Control System: Baiting the Mount To Set Up The Kimura

In this video, 10X world champion Roger Gracie showed a brilliant yet simple way to mount the opponent and also set up a kimura. This is part of his side control system that has given him tremendous...

This Choke Using Your Foot Makes Training Partners Really Mad

Keenan Cornelius demonstrates a choke that he started using at purple belt and that would always make his training partners mad. It’s legal under IBJJF rules but is kind of a D-move…...

What Happens when a Thief Tries to Rob a 72 year old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coral Belt

Don’t ever mug a grandpa who does Jiu-Jitsu! Especially when it’s a 8th degree coral belt called Franco Penteado (Hairstyle). In this picture, he is with Turkish BJJ black belt Burak...

Flashback: Ralph ‘Pitbull’ Gracie on The Jerry Springer Show

John Lewis and Ralph ‘Pitbull’ Gracie show their stuff in this 1996 broadcast of the Springer show. Ralph Gracie ‘the Pitbull’ is one of the most feared & respected BJJ fighters...

(Video) Grappling Tournament In The Snow In Tajikistan

This was a Gushtingiri – traditional Tajik jacket wrestling- tournament done in a village in Tajikistan (Central Asia). Wrestling is a national sport there and in surrounding countries. Next...

Competitor Ignores Handshake To Go For Takedown And Wins Gold- Fair or Poor Sportsmanship?

Competitor ignores handshake – thoughts? Did he shoot at the same time as the handshake or was it poor sportsmanship?  

Keenan Cornelius Shows his 7 Favorite Wrist Locks for Jiu-Jitsu

Wristlocks (known as mao de vaca in Portuguese) are some of the lesser used submissions in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Wrist locks are used widely in Akido, Hapkido and Japanese Ju Jitsu. They are illegal...

(Video) Xande Ribeiro- How to Tighten Up Your Collar Chokes from the Back

  7 times world champion Xande Ribeiro shows some great details which will make your collar chokes from the back so much tighter and more effective  

Renzo Gracie On The Time He Got Shot & Bumping Into the Gunman Years After

  Renzo Gracie on Time He Got Shot & Bumping Into the Gunman Years After. From http://www.bobbyrazakmovies.com  

Watch: The ‘A**-FACE’ Sweep from Guard

  BJJ black belt Matt Godden (Alliance) shows a sweep that he calls ‘A**-Face’ because as you can see, your a** is kind of in their face.  

Remembering the Day that Foot Locks Became Acceptable in Jiu-Jitsu

Footlocks in Jiu-Jitsu seem to get a bad rap. In other similar grappling arts like Sambo or Catch Wrestling, they occupy an important place. In Jiu-Jitsu some people see them as cheap, low class...

4 Easy No Gi BJJ Takedowns From Over Under

When you shoots in for a takedown, your options are a bit limited, single leg, double leg and maybe an ankle pick. All of which are predictable and can be defended by the same reactionary movement,...

Why Most New Flashy BJJ Techniques Just Won’t Work For You

We’ve all had this happen to us: we’re blown away by a flashy new (often advanced) technique, seen online or in the gym and and want to add it in our game. Stephen Kesting talks about how...

Joe Rogan On The Best Way To Get Good At Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

BJJ and 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu black belt Joe Rogan talks on his podcast about how to get good at Jiu-Jitsu. For him it’s better to train with people around your skill level and try new moves on...

Is It Ever OK to Cross Your Ankles In Rear Mount?

In BJJ, beginners are taught very early to NEVER cross their ankles in the rear mount. There is of course a terrible ankle lock if your opponent triangles their legs. The ankle lock is so strong that...

(Video) Marriage Proposal During a BJJ Rolling Session

Check out this marriage proposal that happened at Rio Grappling Club in Greece. BJJ purple belt Avihai propsed to his girlfriend BJJ white belt Ionna during a roll and she said YES! We wish them all...

5 Arm Lock Set Ups You Should Be Drilling

Written by 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...

Kickboxing World Champion Takes The Challenge, Grapples Senegalese Wrestlers

Senegalese wrestling is a folk Wrestling style that is indigenous to the country of Senegal in Western Africa. They main goal of a match is to take the opponent down or push them out of the area....

How To Set Up The Infamous Rickson Gracie Rear Naked Choke- Henry Akins

Rickson Gracie is known for his Mata Leao (rear naked choke) and his armbar. One of his top students Henry Akins experienced this technique first hand from Rickson himself and shows us some great...

Watch: Cris Cyborg Rolling No Gi with Tito Ortiz

In mid-2011, Cris Cyborg sparred no Gi with ex UFC fighter Tito Ortiz. The roll happened at Cleber Luciano’s academy in California. Both of them have great Jiu-Jitsu. Cris was a world purple...

That Time A Female Jiu-Jitsu Fighter Defeated A Man in a Vale Tudo Bout

  Ediane Gomez is currently a 145 pound contender in Invicta Fighting Championships. But back in 2007 she was recovering drug  addict, that had spent many years homeless, enticed by the promise...

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...

Tag Team Grappling is a Thing & it’s Surprisingly Entertaining

Let’s face it, grappling matches especially submission only ones are not always spectator friendly. Even for practitioners some matches are just plain boring, can you imagine how it feels for...

Understanding the Differences in Judo & BJJ Mindsets

Judo and BJJ: Similar Jacket, different rules and mentality. Judo training will vastly improve your Jiu-Jitsu and vice versa. However, both sports have their own set of rules and have different goals...