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Review of last weekend’s Saint Petersburg BJJ Open in Russia

Thanks to our friends at Jiu-Jitsu style magazine for the information and pictures. As you saw in our interview of Russia;s first BJJ black belt Leonid Gatoskiy...

Exclusive interview with Leonid Gatovskiy, Russia’s first BJJ black belt: “BJJ in Russia is expanding”

Leonid Gatovskiy with Renzo Gracie and Georges St Pierre 1. Hello Leonid, Please introduce yourself to the Eastern Europe BJJ community? Hi! My name is Leonid Gatovskiy. I’m 31 years old and I’ve...

Ben Askren Gives Advice To Young People: “Learn To Wrestle”

When you’re young, the world can be a rather confusing place. So much to learn, so much to experience, and so many questions on what constitutes a “good life” – yet so little...

Old School: The “Dirty Dozen”, The First 12 non-Brazilian Black Belts

    The BJJ Dirty Dozen are the first 12 non-Brazilian students to receive Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While in Brazil Jiu-Jitsu has been around for almost 90 years, the rest of the...

Get Promoted To Purple Belt Faster – Cheat Code For Faster Progress in BJJ

If you’re a blue belt – if you’ve already spent some time on the mats – chances are that you can’t wait to get your purple belt. And rightfully so; even though you...

John Danaher Shows How To Pass Seated Guard (Importance Of The Underhook)

When you’re the top player in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match, it’s usually going to be you who’s going to control the pace of the bout. However, if the bottom player knows what he’s doing,...

Nicholas Meregali Faces Criticism for Charging $250 for his Jiu-Jitsu Seminar

Attending a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar is a truly great way to upgrade your BJJ skills and improve your level. The cost of attending a BJJ seminar may sometimes seem very expensive. Some of the big...

BJJ Purple Belt: The Next Step in Your Journey

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art that has been gaining popularity around the world. It is a grappling-based martial art that focuses on ground fighting techniques. BJJ practitioners wear...

Beat The Knee Shield – And Knee Cut Pass Them Easily

Are you a Half Guard and Knee Shield kind-of-a-Jiujiteiro? That’s awesome! It means that you’re playing a BJJ game that the majority of athletes choose not to play – which puts you ahead of the...

Donald Cerrone Shares Invaluable Advice with Young Fighters: “You Have To Keep Elevating Everything”

If you’re a young BJJ athlete or/and a mixed martial arts fighter, it’s a good idea to listen to those who’ve been in the game longer than you have… And to pick up on their,...

Got Swept From Mount? Go For This Armbar Setup

One of the biggest mistakes that lower belts make in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is giving up. And no, we’re not talking about the blue belt who quit the moment he got promoted; but the situations in...

Andre Galvao Signs Multi-Fight Deal With ONE Championship

After much speculation and waiting, the word is now out – Andre Galvao has signed a multi-fight deal with ONE Championship! It was Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship’s Founder and...

Watch: Dillon Danis Rolls with Olympic Gold Medalist David Taylor

Image Credit: Dillon Danis Youtube Channel / Olympics Love him or hate him, Dillon Danis is great in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A black belt under Marcelo Garcia, he has posted a video to his Youtube...

When You Can’t Stop Yourself From Letting Everyone Know You Train BJJ

Yeah, we know. You train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and you’re cool because of that! But it’s easy for us to know, as well as your training partners and other fellow Jiujiteiros; for we train it...

5 Amazing Martial Arts Dads To Honor On Father’s Day

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...

Triumph of T. Smirnovas in the Baltic Grappling Championship

Tomas Smirnovas, a fighter from the capital’s martial arts centre “Smauglys”, triumphed at the Baltic Grappling Open Championship. One of the best grappling wrestlers in the country defeated...

Three Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Learning Styles – Which One Are You?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Everyone learns Brazilian Jiu Jitsu differently and at a different pace. For, in the end of ends, every Jiujiteiro is unique; with his/her own...

John Danaher Black Belt: BJJ World Champions Should Only Be At Black Belt

The arbitrary nature of the bjj belt system has established a reality where there is a big number of competitors who can all claim they’re World Champions. But sure there even be such thing as...

Position Or Submission: Which Should Come First In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Uhhh, soooo… You’ve been training BJJ for a bit, and there is (still) this one thought that keeps troubling you: position or submission? Should you go for the position first, before you...

So You Injured Your Knee In BJJ? Follow This Simple Step-By-Step Guide

Sorry to burst your bubble, but the matter of a fact is – if you haven’t injured your knee while training BJJ so far, there’s a high chance that you’ll injure it sometime down the...

This Triangle “Trap” Setup Is So Simple That You’ll Be Using It All The Time

Jeff Glover, one of the BJJ community’s most beloved jiujiteiros and most creative competitors, has prepared quite a treat – in this video with Bernardo Faria, he explains how you can create...

Against A Superior Wrestler Pulling Guard Is The WRONG Strategy

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...

12 Best BJJ Academies To Visit In Rio De Janeiro

I came across a list of top 8 BJJ Academies to visit in Rio made from Gameness. It’s hard to single out just 8 academies in Rio. I spent 2 months training there in 2002, and I was amazed at how...

Top 15 Celebrity BJJ Black Belts

    14.Mauricio Mattar  Mauricio Mattar is a brazilian actor. He is a black belt under the Gracie Barra banner. 13. Rhasaan Orange Rhasaan Orange  is an American actor. Orange is most...