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Dean Lister’s MMA Gym Has Burned Down – Lister Escapes With Minor Injuries

Victory MMA and Fitness, a renowned gym owned by BJJ legend Dean Lister, was partly destroyed by a devastating fire. The fire, which erupted in the early hours of February 22, not only destroyed the...

How To Train BJJ If You Can’t Afford To Pay For an Academy

So, you want to train Jiu Jitsu… And, whether you want to continue training or just get started on your BJJ journey, the problem is the same – you don’t have the money for it! Look, we...

Fabio Gurgel: “A Coach Shouldn’t Feed The Athlete’s Ego”

What makes for a good Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach? Well, Fabio Gurgel believes that there is no “big secret”. You have to invest time and effort into your craft, plus provide opportunities...

Ruotolo Brothers Show Off Their New BJJ Gym In Costa Rica: “So Stoked!”

The Ruotolo brothers – Kade and Tye – have recently opened the doors to their new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training facility in Costa Rica! They’ve shared the awesome news via social...

Craig Jones: “Running a BJJ Gym is Horrible, Dealing with New People is Fu*king Horrible”

So you’ve been training BJJ for a couple of years already. You’re one of the best Jiujiteiros in your team and you’ve gained some experience in teaching others… What’s...

What A ‘Mat Enforcer’ In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – And How To Be One?

If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for long enough, then you’ve probably heard of someone being called a „mat enforcer“. But, what does this even mean – is the mat enforcer...

Thomas Bracher Opens First ATOS Affiliate In The United Kingdom

In a significant move for the UK’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu scene, Thomas Bracher – a prominent English BJJ competitor – has established the first ATOS affiliate in the United Kingdom!...

Ruotolo Brothers Close To Opening Their BJJ Gym In Costa Rica: “It’s Complete Freedom”

When it comes to the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tye Ruotolo is making waves not just in the ring – but also off it. The 20-year-old and his twin brother Kade are close to opening a BJJ gym...

Craig Jones Reveals The Worst Thing About Opening A BJJ Gym (For Him)

Would you like to open your very own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym one day? If so, then you have to be aware that there are multiple things you’ll have to look out for. One of them being rules and...

BJJ Instructor Allen Todd Pisarich Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison For Sexual Abuse Of Juveniles

Allan Todd Pisarich, BJJ black belt and former instructor at an Ocean Springs gym, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison – with 20 years to serve day for day. According to Wlox, the...

Firas Zahabi Shares “Do’s & Don’ts” Of Being A Good Training Partner In BJJ

So you want to be a good training partner in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Perhaps the kind of a training partner that everyone wants to roll with and has nothing but good things to say about? In that case,...

Fabricio Andrey, Brenda Larissa, Luiz Paulo Join Alliance Jiu Jitsu Team

Several days after it was announced that Fabricio Andrey, Brenda Larissa, and Luiz Paulo have all left Melqui Galvao’s team, it’s now been revealed which team they’ve joined…...

Gabriel Sousa Leaves ZR Team & Joins Essential Jiu-Jitsu

Gabriel Sousa, one of the most elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt competitors at lighter weight classes, has decided to leave ZR Team. He is now a part of the Essential Jiu-Jitsu team, training...

3 Top BJJ Black Belt Competitors Leave Melqui Galvao’s Team

It’s official: 3 top BJJ black belt competitors have parted ways with the Melqui Galvao Jiu-Jitsu team. Luiz Paulo, Fabricio Andrey, and Brenda Larissa have made the decision to leave the team....

Royce Gracie Critiques BJJ Academies For Not Teaching Self-Defense

Why did you start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Perhaps you found out about it by chance and it seemed interesting, maybe a friend recommended it to you, or maybe you were looking to learn how to...

Royce Gracie: “BJJ Academies Lost The Essence Of Martial Arts”

Royce Gracie, UFC’s and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend, thinks that BJJ academies have “lost their way”. Predominantly because, in his opinion, they are increasingly neglecting the...

Draculino On The Secret To Being A Great Coach: “The Training Regimen”

What’s the key to becoming a great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach? That’s the question we’ve asked world-class coach Vinicius „Draculino“ Magalhães a while back. And, well,...

Nick Rodriguez Reveals Who Owns B-Team: “We Have A Business Partner As Well”

The B-Team is one of the most popular Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teams and academies on the planet – and for good reason. Their branding, as well as competition successes and overall approach to...

Nicky Rod: “Gordon Hates B-Team So Much That He’ll Talk Bad About His Own Teammates…”

Nick Rodriguez put on a spectacular performance at the UFC Fight Pas Invitational 4 submission grappling absolute tournament; winning the $30,000 by defeating Roberto Jimenez, Vagner Rocha, and...

Renzo Gracie Opens First Academy In The United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Renzo Gracie has opened his first academy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – in Dubai! The awesome news were shared on social media: Welcome to Renzo Gracie Dubai, the first Renzo Gracie...

Mikey Musumeci: “A Good Gym For Me Is A Group Of People That Don’t Have A Huge Ego”

What does a “good gym” mean to you, when it comes to training Jiu-Jitsu? What sort of people train there? Well, for Mikey Musumeci, training in a good gym means being surrounded by people...

Nicholas Meregali On Teaching BJJ: “It’s One Of The Things I Enjoy Most About My Day”

Nicholas Meregali is one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in history… And he appears to be on the road to becoming an equally great coach as well! Meregali teaches gi classes...

Fabio Gurgel: “Coaches Make The Mistake Of Focusing Too Much On The Competition Group”

There’re a lot of things that you need to get right if you’re to become a successful BJJ coach (and gym owner). And not a lot of them are apparent at first sight. For example, Fabio...

BJJ White Belt, Left Paralyzed By Coach During Class, Awarded $46 Million By The Jury

Jack Greener enrolled into the “Del Mar Jiu-Jitsu Club” back in 2018. During one of the classes, the BJJ white belt was pinned to the mat by a coach, who placed his entire bodyweight on...