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Category Archive: Articles, Featured, Videos

Jean Jacques Machado: ‘The Belt Cannot Be the Goal’

Jean Jacques Machado shares his philosophy of Jiu Jitsu. What’s more important than belt ranks, and how obstacles can be a motivation to become better… because in Jiu Jitsu, you will...

The Art of the Breakfall, on Concrete

Breakfalling is a fantastic thing to manage if you do judo where it is essential to protect yourself when you are falling from a throw. Japanese ukemi (also known as break falling or ‘receiving...

Funny Video of BJJ Practitioner Grappling with Pitbull Draws Hateful Comments from Non Grapplers

BJJ blue belt Gene Cook grapples with his very well well trained Pitbulls in this funny video. The BJJ community seems to love it as it’s obvious that it’s all in good fun and the dogs...

Watch: Ronda Rousey Rolls with BJ Penn in the Gi

Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight & bronze medal Judo Olympian Champion Ronda Rousey rolled in the Gi with 2001 BJJ world champion & UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Champion BJ Penn at Art...

Super Intense Roll Between Brothers Renzo & Ryan Gracie (RIP)

From the documentary Renzo Gracie Legacy. Renzo Gracie rolls with his younger brother Ryan Gracie (RIP) as he prepares for a fight in Pride in Japan. Note the intensity of the roll.    

10 High Percentage Set Up For The Kimura Trap

Kimura trap system is widely credited to David Avellan, ADCC bronze medalist and a man of many other accomplishments! The kimura trap system is designed as a powerful submission system that counters...

This is Why The Diving Kimura is a Better Option Than The Rolling Kimura

Guest post by David Avellan, an ADCC bronze medalist. Avellan has defeated many of the world’s best grapplers, such as BJJ Black Belt World Champions Rafael Lovato Jr., Tarsis Humphries, Amaury...

The Legend Masahiko Kimura Teaches A Rolling Kimura Set Up

Kimura (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), chicken wing/double wrist lock (catch wrestling), or reverse keylock are terms used to specify a medial keylock known in judo as gyaku ude-garami (reverse arm...

Building Your Whole Grappling Game Around The Kimura Trap System

There are certain names in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that go hand-in-hand with Mixed Martial Arts.  One of those names happens to be David Avellan.  A former MMA fighter himself, Avellan has...

5x World Champ Bernardo Faria: 3 Ways To Avoid Getting Your Guard Passed

Guest post by 5x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria, who is known for his half guard. He achieved a phenomenal double gold medals in the BJJ Mundials in 2015. Be sure to check out Bernardo’s...

The Easiest Takedown For BJJ Players by Bernardo Faria

Guest post by 5x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria, who is known for his half guard. He achieved a phenomenal double gold medals in the BJJ Mundials in 2015. Be sure to check out Bernardo’s...

How To Do The Infamous ‘McKenzietine’ Guillotine

Cody McKenzie is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Welterweight division of World Series of Fighting.  He is well known for submitting opponents with a modified...

Dean Lister Teaches ‘Ugly Girl, Pretty Girl Leglock’

The Legendary Grappler, Dean Lister from Victory MMA in San Diego USA, in this video explains his Pretty Girl, Ugly Girl concept for attacking the leglock. Dean Lister is an American mixed martial...

Standup Comedian Makes Hilarious Sketch on How Jiu-Jitsu Relieves Stress

Jonathan McBride, a standup comedian in New York made a funny video on how Jiu-Jitsu relieves stress. McBride trains at Silver Fox BJJ in Saddle Brook, New Jersey, a Renzo Gracie affiliated school....

Japanese Comedian’s Hilarious Impersonation Of Rickson Gracie

  We all know that Rickson Gracie is very popular in Japan from his past fights in Japan Vale Tudo and the first editions of Pride. Check out this hilarious impersonation that this Japanese...

Pressure: This Is Why It Works In BJJ

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...

A Thief Was Caught Trying To Steal A Van At A Jiu-Jitsu Tournament In Brazil

A thief was caught trying to steal a van at a Jiu-Jitsu championship in Brazil. Watch what happens:   Thank you our friends from http://www.surfjiu.com.br/ for sending us the video.  

Selfie Stick Self Defense Being Taught by Martial Arts School

Learning how to fight with the popular picture-taking device could help tourists fend off potential pickpockets according to the a self defense school in Russia. Forget ninja stars or nunchakus as...

Perfect Posture To Keep You Safe From Submissions From Henry Akins

  Henry shows some game changing concepts on the importance of proper posture when in your opponent’s guard. He emphasises the use of hips much more than arms. For him, proper posture will...

Flashback: 17 yr Old Nate Diaz in Unsanctioned Fight With Grown Man

Check out this unsanctioned Vale Tudo fight from 2002 with Nate Diaz still in his teens fighting a grown man. Nate and his older brother Nick started their career fighting in these underground events...

The Top 5 Strength & Conditioning Tools For Grappling

Written by Jason C. Brown, a BJJ player and strength and conditioning coach. Be sure to check out his website  BJJWorkouts.com   A lot of people suffer from paralysis by analysis, always...

Can You Go Straight To The Ground In Judo?

In Judo, there are 4 ways to get an ippon and end the match: – A throw landing cleanly on the back. – A pin. – A choke. – An armlock. If you notice, 3 out of 4 ways are on the...

John Danaher: “BJJ Players Will Never Reach Their Full Potential Unless They Cross Train In Other Grappling Arts.”

John Danaher is universally known one of the biggest brains in Jiu-Jitsu. The New Zealand born, BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie has been praised by the BJJ community as being a master and brain of...

BJJ & Yoga: The Perfect Combination?

Photo: Emma Pursey What do you do to supplement your grappling training? You can lift weights, run, go swimming, rock climbing and much more… If you want to take it one step further and also...