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BJJ Camp in Munich, Germany: Your Unique Summer Vacation Opportunity

The summer has only just begun – and it’s safe to say that you’re already enjoying it! But, it’s not just about the warmth of the sun, about the beaches you can now go to and...

[Watch] 3rd-Degree Gracie Black Belt Detains Man Before Police’s Arrest

Idriz Redžović is a 3rd-degree Gracie Black Belt who recently had an opportunity to put his BJJ skills to the test in a “live” setting. Namely, he took down a man who allegedly...

Skiing, Risk Mitigation & Jiu-Jitsu: Which Sacrifices Are You Making?

You know how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t exactly the safest thing to do? There is always the risk of injuries, even the ones which could put you out of training for months on end… But other than...

Jocko Willink’s Advice For Disabled Athletes: “Jiu-Jitsu Is For Everybody”

If you’re a person with a certain physical disability and you’re considering starting out Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… It’s time to stop thinking about it – and start training....

Fabio Gurgel: “Through Jiu-Jitsu, We Build Better People For The World”

Fabio Gurgel’s “Alliance Jiu-Jitsu” team has been in existence for 30 years now and has accomplished a number of achievements along the way; among them, winning half of the 26...

Rafael Lovato Jr. Talks Retirement from IBJJF Competition: “I Feel Like I Have So Much To Say”

Rafael Lovato Jr. has retired from IBJJF competition at the last, 2022 World Championships. Some days have passed since, before Lovato decided to voice his thoughts and emotions about the...

Melqui Galvão: “I’m Just A Father Who Admires His Son, Mica Galvão”

Mica Galvão is a brand new IBJJF lightweight world champion! He steamrolled through his bracket, facing and beating the all-powerful Tye Ruotolo in the finals. With him being just 18 years old and...

Gordon Ryan Applauds Roger Gracie: “He’s The Greatest Of All Time”

Gordon Ryan is best-known for two things: for being arguably the most elite grappler of today… And for his trash-talking skills. So, it’s not often that you’ll find him showering...

Rafael Lovato Jr. & Xande Ribeiro Retire From IBJJF Competition

The 2022 IBJJF World Championships have been emotional, and not just because of the results. Rather, it’s also because two legends decided to retire from IBJJF, gi-oriented competition –...

Chatri Sityodtong: “Renzo Gracie Has The Biggest Heart Of Gold”

Everyone who’s been training Jiu-Jitsu for a while has heard of Renzo Gracie. And they haven’t heard only about his perfected BJJ; but, moreover, they’ve also heard how great of a...

Renzo Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Everything”

There’s no denying it. As soon as you started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you were hooked. And now – weeks, months, and years after that first class – not much has changed. Except...

Jiu-Jitsu & Mental Health: “BJJ Makes You Feel Like Nothing Can Beat You”

Image Credits: Evolve MMA Anyone who’s spent any time training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has noticed the tremendous benefits it carries… And not just in regards to physical health; but,...

Dean Lister: “Don’t Tell Your Dreams To People That You Don’t Care About”

You have dreams, right? It might be to become an elite grappler one day – or perhaps you’re dreaming of something else, outside of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu realm. Nevertheless, whatever...

John Danaher Receives Driver’s License, Gets Stuck In Traffic: “Hopefully There Aren’t Too Many More Mornings Like This!”

Image Credits: FloGrappling Anyone who drives understands the frustration, stress, and an inexplicable urge to swear while stuck in traffic. Especially when it’s the case of a huge traffic jam;...

Romulo Barral: “I’ve Never Gone To A Competition To Have Fun”

If you’re someone who is relatively new to competition (and even if you’ve competed plenty already), then there’s a good chance that you’ve heard the following advice:...

Garry Tonon: “Gordon Helped Me See That My Flaws Make Me Unique”

Everyone needs a good friend in life. And not just a friend who you always see eye-to-eye with… But, rather, a friend who is quite different from you. And who, through those differences, shows...

Staying Loyal To One BJJ Gym vs. Cross-Training: What’s The Right Choice?

Let’s say you’re tight with time and that the training sessions your BJJ gym offers don’t always suit your schedule… Perhaps you’re working at those hours, perhaps you...

Nick Rodriguez on the DDS Split: “It Was A Lot Healthier For Us To Split Off”

Nick Rodriguez is a part of the new generation of exciting Jiu-Jitsu athletes, who command respect with their extremely explosive, no holds barred style. He was a part of the Danaher Death Squad...

Buchecha: “I Don’t Like The Rulesets For Gi Competition”

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida doesn’t need too much of an introduction. He is a 13x world champion and a 2x ADCC gold medal winner; now also a successful mixed martial arts fighter...

Tom DeBlass’s Advice for Young BJJ Athletes: “Competing Doesn’t Pay The Bills”

So you’re a young BJJ athlete who wants to make a name for himself in the sport? More importantly, you want to make a living off of Jiu-Jitsu – and you’re highly motivated to make...

Fabio Gurgel: “I Was 15 Years Old When I Understood I Wanted To Live Off Jiu-Jitsu”

Not many people can claim that they’ve found their life purpose when they were teenagers. However, Fabio Gurgel is one of them. Now a CEO and head coach of the Alliance Jiu Jitsu Team, Gurgel...

Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin: “Each Scar [From BJJ] Is A Souvenir For Following My Heart”

Cauliflower ears, fatty knuckles, a scar or two across your face… They’re probably not something a majority of people in your vicinity – your friends and family – like to see....

Andrew Wiltse Starts A Business: “This Is A Passion Project & It’s Going To Succeed”

Andrew Wiltse is one of those athletes whom you can’t help but enjoy watching compete. His unique, “buzzsaw” game has earned him many grappling fans around the world; but it’s...

Jiutopia BJJ Camp in Greece: Your Perfect Jiu-Jitsu Vacation

It’s a warm day in August and you’re enjoying the refreshing summer breeze, as you lay down on the mats… You’ve just done your first training session in Greece and you...