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Kyra Gracie: “Women Weren’t Valued In The [Gracie] Family, They Were Prohibited From Training”

As the granddaughter of Robson Gracie – and niece to Ralph, Ryan, and Renzo Gracie – Kyra Gracie grew up in a conservative family in Rio de Janeiro, where martial arts were considered a...

Royce Gracie Did 3 Hour Cold Water Swims, Ran 41 Miles In A Single Session – For His UFC 1 Preparation

Various people prepare in various ways for their fights… But back when Royce Gracie did it for his UFC 1 preparation, he pushed it to the extreme. During his appearance on the Joe Rogan...

Royce Gracie Reveals Why His Father Chose Him For The UFC 1 Fight

Royce Gracie recently shed light on why his family selected him to fight in UFC 1, back in 1993. And, well, the reason might surprise you… Because it was trusted that Royce will not inflict...

Royce Gracie’s UFC 1 Opponent Passes Away At 61 Years Old

Art Jimmerson, who famously faced Royce Gracie in the inaugural UFC event in 1993, passed away last Wednesday at the age of 61. His daughter confirmed his death but did not disclose the cause....

Baret Yoshida Is The First ADCC Hall Of Famer – To Compete At ADCC Trials

Baret Yoshida has just written his name in the book of grappling history yet again – this time by becoming the first participant to compete at ADCC Trials… After already becoming an ADCC...

Joe Rogan Talks How His Instructor, Jean Jacques Machado, Overcame Disability On The Mats

Did you know that the legendary BJJ competitor and coach, Jean Jacques Machado, was born with a disability? That’s right. He was born with a rare genetic condition that left him with only a...

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,...

Legendary Ricardo Libório To Be Promoted To BJJ Coral Belt

Ricardo Libório, one of Carlson Gracie’s top students, will be receiving a coral belt in Jiu-Jitsu next Sunday (March 17th) – at a special event held at AABB da Lagoa main hall, the...

MMA Legend Ken Shamrock Discusses Tragic Death In Pancrase Training

In a recent episode of the JAXXON podcast, MMA legend Ken Shamrock made an appearance… And shared insights about a tragic death into the MMA’s early days – in particular, during...

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...