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Rafael Lovato Jr. Reveals That He’s The Person Who Coined The Term “Headquarters” In BJJ

The Headquarters in Jiu-Jitsu is one of the most often utilized ones, and for good reason – it’s a dominant one and fantastic for guard passing. But did you know that it was actually...

BJJ Veteran Confirms That Gracie Family Purposefully Withheld Details From “The Outside World”

Fabiano Iha, a seasoned figure in BJJ and MMA, recently shed light on one of the most controversial secrets in all of Jiu-Jitsu history: the Gracie family purposefully withholding technique details...

[WATCH] Is This The Greatest Suplex Throw In History?

During the 1972 Olympics, an unforgettable scene took place during the Greco-Roman wrestling competition. Chris Taylor of the United States, weighing in at a colossal 198 kilograms, faced off against...

Bibiano Fernandes Thinks Back To The Time When He’d Sleep On The Mats: “We Trained A Lot”

Bibiano Fernandes – 5th-degree BJJ black belt – has a journey from the mats of Manaus, Amazonas, to the global stage that is a story of determination and skill. Fernandes is currently...

MMA Legend Marco Ruas Reveals Why Jiu-Jitsu Champions Struggle In The Octagon

MMA legend Marco Ruas – often hailed as the “father of MMA” – shared some of his insights on the “ConnectCast” podcast… On why some of the greatest Jiu-Jitsu...

Keenan Cornelius “Proves” That “American Jiu-Jitsu” Is Older Than Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Yeah, we know what you’re thinking… “American Jiu-Jitsu”, really? But yeah, really, that’s a real expression – that Keenan Cornelius has “proved” that...

Dean Lister: “It Was Tougher Back In The Day”

Things were a whole lot different back when Dean Lister started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For example – you could slam people without an issue! Lister shared how it used to be, in an...

Craig Jones On Rickson Gracie: “He Was Doing Cold Baths Before Podcasts Were Invented”

Respect for Rickson Gracie and what he has done for Jiu-Jitsu is universal in the BJJ community. Everyone is grateful for his contributions to the Gentle Art – including Craig Jones. Jones...

Draculino: “I Could Not Have Imagined That BJJ Would Become As Big As It Is Today”

The popularity of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is increasing daily! More and more people are stepping on the mats, from the celebrities to the “everyday folk”. However, it wasn’t always like...

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,...

Dean Lister On Training BJJ Back In The Day: “More Things Broke Than Today”

What was it like to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu “back in the day”… Two, three decades ago? Well, Dean Lister thinks that it was “tougher”. And you had to travel a lot:...

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...

Astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi Becomes First BJJ Practitioner In Space

One small step for man… One giant leap for Jiu-Jitsu? Astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi, native of United Arab Emirates (UAE), has took off to his country’s first long duration space mission. Al...

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...

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...

Rener Gracie Explains How The Gracie Family Gave Birth To Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Rener Gracie was Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett‘s recent podcast episode guest. During the episode, the two discussed the many things that make them excited about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu;...

Was Bruce Lee Really a Judo Black Belt?

Bruce Lee’s name is unanimous with excellence in martial arts. His philosophy of utilizing everything that is useful and rejecting everything that isn’t – it’s a wonderful,...

Joe Rogan on Sumo Wrestling: “It’s A Very Strange Sport”

Sumo is a Japanese style of wrestling and a Japanese national sport. It originated as a performance in ancient times, whose purpose was to entertain the so-called “Shinto deities“. Today...

Jiu-Jitsu Lessons From Theodore Roosevelt’s Personal Coach

Theodore Roosevelt was an incredibly interesting person, who was – among other things and being the President of United States – was a keen martial artist. He trained boxing in his youth...

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...

First Ever Televised MMA Match (1963): Judo Beats Boxing

Do you know when the first televised mixed martial arts match took place? It was in December 1963! More specifically, it was a fight between the “Judo” Gene Lebell and a boxer named Milo...

The Story Of Kenji Tomiki – A Judoka That Tried To Save Aikido

Whichever field you’re involved in and/or thinking about right now, you most certainly had a chance to – through sheer coincidence sometimes – find out about great people who are involved...