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Grandmaster Robson Gracie Passes Away At Age 88

Grandmaster Robson Gracie, BJJ red belt and one of the most important figures in the history of Jiu-Jitsu, has passed away at the age of 88. There is still no information about the cause of death,...

Draculino: “Jiu-Jitsu Got Way More Organized Because Of The Internet”

What’s been one of the biggest driving forces for the modern development of Jiu-Jitsu? Not just when it comes to techniques and popularity, but also in terms of the sports’...

The Man Raising Royce’s Hand: Helio Vigio, A Dangerous BJJ Red Belt

You know that famous picture of Royce Gracie, where his hand is raised at UFC 1? Yes, the one you can see above. Well, do you know who the man raising Royce’s hand is? And did you know that he...

Draculino: “BJJ Was Almost Marginalized – People Used To Think That We Were Thugs”

Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães is a sixth-degree black belt under the legendary founder of Gracie Barra, Carlos Gracie Jr., and also a coach of many world champions. He has seen a lot...

Joe Rogan Reminisces Over Eddie Bravo’s Historic Win: “I Get Emotional Talking About It”

Joe Rogan and Eddie Bravo have been friends for a long time, with one of the things in common between them being the love for Jiu-Jitsu… And Rogan has been a long-time fan of Bravo’s BJJ...

Fabio Gurgel: “Jiu-Jitsu Is A Constant Evolution”

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a live organism – it keeps changing and evolving as the years pass. Even just five years ago, it’s been quite a bit different from what it is today… Let alone...

Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Really Basically Just (Kosen) Judo?

Rivalry between Judo and BJJ practitioners is not unusual. Most of the times it’s good natured debates on which martial art is „better“ or more effective… And one of the most...

The Story of Arrhichion, Olympic Champion Who Won While Being Fatally Strangled

A lot of times, what inspires us to train are stories about great athletes. Athletes, who’ve gone to great lengths in order to win – and such is the story of Arrhichion, the Olympic...

Throwback: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu vs. Karate Team Challenge (1975)

Jiu-Jitsu works. Not just when it comes to training in your academy nor just when it comes to the competitions you went to… But in both cases and against other martial arts as well! You simply...

The Lineage Of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Robert Drysdale Has Exciting Updates!

The history of Jiu Jitsu is a fascinating subject, one with many implications for the present-day martial art. However, it’s also full of unanswered questions and polemics – one of them being...

How GOOD Was Royce Gracie Actually? His MMA Track Record Shows

Whenever you hear Royce Gracie’s name, you’ll be able to hear quite a bit about him; about being a legendary figure of both BJJ and MMA, but a controversial one as well. The truth is...

Who Was Oscar Gracie? Find Out In The „Closed Guard: The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil“ Documentary

Even at first glance, you will notice that the history of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is full of interesting things. Of exhilarating details that have played a very important role in how the Gentle Art has...

A Look Into BJJ History, Through The Eyes Of Master Armando Wriedt

History is such a wonderful place to rest our eyes at, even for a moment. It teaches us so much! This is very true on the individual level; just remember your BJJ beginnings! Who knows how many...

Upcoming Documentary To Uncover The Real & Unbiased History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Do you remember your first steps? One day – be it just a month ago, a couple of decades ago or something in between – you found out about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You saw it on Youtube, your blue...

Is Rickson Gracie Truly The Greatest BJJ Practitioner Of All Time?

Is Rickson Gracie truly the greatest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner of all time or not? And if he is, why is it so? Professor Ryan Young, a 2nd Degree Black Belt and an instructor at Kama Jiu-Jitsu...

Robert Drysdale: Has Maeda Promoted Brazilian Students to Black Belt?

BJJ history is full of undiscovered secrets, of interesting twists and turns! One of them rests on the discussion of whether or not the legendary Mitsuyo Maeda has promoted his Brazilian students to...

Robert Drysdale: The Fadda Lineage Could Actually Be a Gracie One!

In his up and coming documentary – Closed Guard: The Movie – Robert Drysdale will showcase the full beauty of BJJ history… And potentially change the way we’ve been perceiving the...