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Dealing With Competition Stress: How To Turn It Into A Fearsome Weapon

  Written by Johan De Wannemaeker A sunny, Sunday morning… A car pulls up into a parking lot of a sports complex. You are finding yourself behind the drivers’ seat. Slowly you turn off the...

BJJ World Champion Rafael Lovato Jr Makes History; Wins Bellator Middleweight Title

BJJ world champion Rafael Lovato did it! The undefeated MMA fighter (10-0 MMA) dominated and toook a decision win over the dangerous veteran Gegard Mousasi in the main event of Belllator London at...

Rickson Gracie Shows Arm-in Stack Pass That Confuses Newbies

Rickson Gracie rarely shows BJJ techniques on film so it’s a refreshing change to see a video of him demonstrating a technique. In Rickson’s first ever official Jiu-Jitsu instructional,...

Police Officer Credits Jiu-Jitsu And Krav Maga For Surviving A Fight With Brutal Outcome

    Police Officer Kristen Richmond has bjj and krav maga to thank for surviving a harsh encounter with a suspect. In her own words: This will probably be one of the rawest posts I’ll...

To Stand & Pass or Stay on the Knees & Pass?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.   Often times during a jiu-jitsu battle, the majority of the time is...

What We can Learn from ADCC 2017

Written by Stefan Rüegg, BJJ black belt and instructor at Frota Academy in Zurich, Switzerland. Short ADCC 2017 analysis. (just my opinion as a bjj black belt): 1) any kind of leg attacks are...

Roger Gracie: “Winning By an Advantage Doesn’t Make You Better than Opponent.”

  Roger Gracie is regarded as the best competitor of all time by many jiu-jiteiros. Indeed he is a 14x World champion, many of these in the black belt division in addition to 3 absolute World...

Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner Survives Acid Attack & Chokes Aggressor

  Imagine yourself walking in a dark place in the middle of the night when all of a sudden, a dark figure wearing a black ski mask, throws acid in your face and breaks your nose with brass...

Royce Gracie in Trouble with IRS for Fraud Totalling $1,15M

  UFC Hall of Famer and current Bellator MMA brand ambassador Royce Gracie (48 yrs old) will face Ken Shamrock (51 yrs old) in a trilogy fight on Bellator in February 19, 2016 in Hosuton, Texas....

Renzo Gracie & Dan Lukehart Denounce Gracie Academy’s Brainwashing of Students

    Dan “TrumpetDan” Lukehart is the owner and head instructor at Brea Jiu-Jitsu. Dan has been training Jiu-Jitsu since January of 2006 and is a black belt under Beneil Dariush. Dan...

UK: Woman Puts Sexual Attacker to Sleep with Triangle Choke Learned at Self Defense Class

    Cheltenham, England, A woman defended herself from a sexual attacker by using a triangle choked that she learned in a self defense class. Mark Willis, 39, attacked the woman as she was...

The BJJ Roadmap App

    While it’s recommended that people always seek the guidance of an instructor when training, it’s not a bad idea for practitioners to do their own research when practicing alone. BJJ...

How Long Will It Take For Professional BJJ Athletes To Make A Good Living?

    Written by: Guillaume Huni Saturday the 8th of December 2012 should be remembered in years to come as the first step made towards professional BJJ. The fact that the International...

BJJ Tournament in a Salt Mine: 3rd Underground Polish Cup 20.09.14

THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE ORGANIZER “The Third Underground Polish Cup “ https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=802389466448040 Organizer: Bocheńskie Stowarzyszenie Sztuk i Sportów Walki...

‘Beyond Technique’: Or How To Learn Jiu-Jitsu More Effectively By Nic Gregoriades & Kit Dale

    BJJ black belts Nic Gregoriades  and Kit Dale’s  Beyond Technique DVD series. The title says it all. What they show us is much more than techniques. They show us more than just...

Andre Galvao On What Changes Should Be Made To IBJJF Rules

    Andre Galvao took second place at the worlds this year, losing to Felipe Preguica in the Heavyweight finals. He recently posted on his Facebook the following statement on IBJJF rules....

2014 Pan: Atos Best Team, Andre Galvao Double Gold

    The 2014 Pan American double gold Champion is André Galvão . The Atos fighter won weight and absolute, on Sunday in Irvine, California and left the mats, showing a shirt that read:...

WPJJC Trials Sao Paulo results & Review: New Generation Takes Over

The World Pro JJ Sao Paulo trials was held on Saturday the 18th of January in São Paulo, Brazil.  The event drew a lot of stars in the audience, such as Marcio Pe de Pano, Rodolfo Vieira, Leandro...

The Evolution Of The Miyao Bros At Black Belt

  Breaking down the evolution of the Miyao brothers game now that they are at black belts. Be sure to also check out our article:  What Makes The Miyao Brothers So Good? Twin brothers Joao...

The Top 5 BJJ Fighters In MMA According To Fabricio Werdum

At the UFC in Fortaleza last month, the event reached a new record. From 12 fights, eight ended by submission, showing the strength of Jiu-Jitsu in the UFC. The black belt Fabricio Werdum, who...

BJJEE Rising Stars: Stas Varshavsky, Russia’s Great Jiu-Jitsu Hope

At just 20 years old, Stas Varshavsky has a huge potential for success in BJJ. This very dedicated young man is determined to train hard and to take Russian BJJ to the forefront of the world BJJ...

Paulo & Joao Miyao Get Promoted To Black Belt: Set To Make Immediate Impact In New BB Division

Yesterday, twin brothers Joao Miyao and Paulo Miyao were promoted to BJJ Black Belts by their Professor Cicero Costha in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The academy hosts other famous black belts such as Leandro...

Rodolfo, Xande and Leandro Lo Shine @ Copa Podio

This Sunday, Rio De Janeiro was host to the Copa Podio. The star of the show was Rodolfo Vieira. In addition to helping GFTeam beat Alliance in the challenge between teams, the black belt overcame...

What We Learned From The 2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship

This last edition of the Pan is done and dusted and we are now getting ready for the World Pro in April and IBJJF worlds at the end of May. Before we move on let’s look at the stories that...