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Dean Lister: “All Those Difficulties In Life? It’s All Just A Test”

Dean Lister is one of the most admired and respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time. A 2x ADCC Champion and one of the early pioneers in versatile Leg Lock use, he is one of the names that...

Jiutopia Camp: Train with Rafael Lovato Jr., Romulo Barral, Michelle Nicolini, & Marco Canha

Picture this… You’ve just arrived to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a place you’ve never seen before. Actually, it’s a place that is different from all other BJJ gyms...

Actor Mario Lopez On How Jiu-Jitsu Makes Him Jacked & Energized at Age 48

Do you remember the “Saved by the Bell” TV show? If you’re in your thirties or over, you probably do – as well as Mario Lopez and his iconic character A.C. Slater. Two decades...

Nicholas Meregali: “No Matter What Happens, My Story Will Continue To Be Written”

Nicholas Meregali is a BJJ black belt under Mario Reis and Jefferson Adan – and one of the most successful athletes of his generation. But despite of that, he has had his fair share of doubt...

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...

Tom DeBlass Opens Up for CNN: “I Was Sexually Abused As A Child”

One of the most well-known and appreciated BJJ athletes and coaches, Tom DeBlass, recently published his very own autobiography! “How You Bear It: Triumph And Resilience In Life” reached #1 on...

Jocko Willink: “Jiu-Jitsu Helped Me Connect The Dots In My Life”

Bernardo Faria recently had a pleasure to attend Jocko Willink’s conference about leadership. During the conference, Willink emphasized that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was instrumental in helping him...

It’s The Experiences You’ll Gain Through BJJ That Matter Most

Oh, the love you feel towards BJJ – it’s just immeasurable, right? You could drill and roll all day long, and you’d never get tired from it. Simply enough, Jiu-Jitsu makes you really...

“Saved By The Bell” Actor Mario Lopez Talks BJJ: “It’s Like Physical Chess”

If you are in your thirties and over, you may remember the cult TV show from the 90’s’ Saved by the Bell’ and the A.C Slater character; played by Mario Lopez. Well, Lopez has been training...

Craig Jones Announces “BJJ Social Skills” Instructional

Sure, you’re good in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when it comes to techniques… And you’re great when it comes to getting all available instructionals out there. But how good are you when it...

Rodrigo Cavaca: “We Must Learn From Our Mistakes In Jiu-Jitsu, In Order To Enrich Our Future Victories”

Rodrigo Cavaca is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a coach of many BJJ champions. Back in the day, he made spectacular improvements on his Straight Ankle Lock (back during his win-it-all 2010...

How BJJ Can Help You In Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One

Losing a loved one is always devastating. And it’s not easy to come to terms with it, especially if it was someone really close to you. It can take months and even years before you, at least...

Robert Degle Suspended by the IBJJF Immediately After Being Promoted to Black Belt

Robert Degle – a long-time student of John Danaher – was promoted to black belt on Tuesday, August 10. However, immediately after the promotion took place, he was suspended by the IBJJF!...

Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu Responds To Marcel Goncalves’ Sexual Assault Allegations

Marcel Goncalves – a BJJ black belt and former Fight Sports affiliate instructor – was arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault in March 2018; due to the allegations...

Brazilian Embassy in Ireland Supports Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Projects

At a recent meeting in the Brazilian Embassy in Ireland, a partnership was signed between ambassador Marcelo Biato, BJJ professor Henrique Saraiva and counselor Cesar Leite; with an aim of supporting...

Sean Flynn Does 66 Rolls in 6 Hours: “I Nearly Sh*t Myself”

Sean Flynn, a BJJ brown belt from England, has decided to challenge himself with an event called “Roll 66”. The challenge, which took place on July 25, was to do 66 rounds of 5-minute...

Rener Gracie Auctions 20 Years of Memorabilia to Help Bullying Victims

Rener Gracie is well-known for his reaching out to bullying victims around the USA, and for trying to provide them with opportunities to learn the skills required for self-defense. So, when he was...

Rickson Gracie & Jocko Willink: “Stay Calm in Bad Positions, Jiu-Jitsu is Life”

The best crossovers are rarely ever expected, but are almost always welcome. Especially in the world of Jiu-Jitsu… And wouldn’t you guess it: Rickson Gracie has just appeared on an...

Nicholas Meregali: “What I’m Going Through I Wouldn’t Wish On My Worst Enemy”

Being on top isn’t easy. Most ordinary people underestimate the mental strength required to persist, which is often met with more than plenty of stress. Nicholas Meregali seems to understand...

Craig Jones Explains How To Earn $$$ And Become A Full Time Grappler

Would you like to start earning money from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Not just a bit here and there, and not just to get by, however – but instead, to earn a living from grappling? Then you should,...

Should You Use The DE LA RIVA GUARD In MMA?

Let’s say that you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a while, and that you’ve decided to take a step into mixed martial arts now. You’re working on your striking and...

Which One’s Right For You: Old School or New School BJJ?

Anyways… Which direction is your Jiu-Jitsu taking right now? Do you want to drift it more to an „old school“ style – or the „new school“ one? Which one would better fit you? No matter...

Craig Jones Announces He Will Continue Training With Nicky Ryan, Nick Rodriguez & Ethan Crelinsten

After John Danaher announced that the notorious Danaher Death Squad (DDS) – comprised out of athletes such as Gordon Ryan, Garry Tonon, Craig Jones, Nick Rodriguez, Nicky Ryan – is breaking up,...

BREAKING NEWS: Danaher Death Squad Splits Up and Retires

It’s been just a few hours ago that John Danaher has announced, much to everyone’s surprise and sadness, that the notorious Danaher Death Squad – comprised out of athletes such as...