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Danielle Kelly: “I Need To Learn How To Defend Or Strike”

Danielle Kelly, a successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, has had her ONE Championship debut at ONE X (in March). She put on a spectacular performance against Mei Yamaguchi and won a bonus of...

William Tackett: “Ever Since I Was A Kid, My Dream Was To Win The ADCC”

William Tackett, 21 years old, has won the recent ADCC West Coast Trials – and will soon compete in his first ever ADCC World Championships (77kg division). But here’s what’s so...

Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida: “It’s Not About Being A World Champion”

When all is said and done… When you’ve passed through your life, the titles and accomplishments you’ve earned along the way won’t matter much. Sure, they’ll...

Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida: “Work Hard – I Promise It’ll Be Worth It”

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time – with 13 black belt world titles and 2 ADCC championship titles to his name. He is now...

Vinicius Draculino: “The Mindset Makes The Difference”

Vinicius „Draculino“ Magalhães is a fifth-degree black belt under the legendary founder of Gracie Barra, Carlos Gracie Jr. A part of the „golden generation“ of BJJ, he has trained with other...

JT Torres: “Don’t Skip Stretching After Jiu-Jitsu Training”

JT Torres is one of the most accomplished lightweight BJJ athletes of his generation, who’s won ADCC and IBJJF titles. He’s also an owner and a head coach at his Essential BJJ academy;...

Dean Lister: “Want To Succeed? Then Be Careful Who You Choose As Your Girlfriend/Boyfriend”

If you want to succeed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – whatever that may mean for you… Heck, if you want to succeed in whatever your heart desires – then you’ll need to make...

Caio Terra: “Have Fun – With Time, Everyone Gets Promoted”

Being focused on the journey rather than the destination is one of those sayings that are more than true in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Especially when you’re not seeing the results you wanted to...

Kit Dale: “Concepts Are Far More Powerful Than Technique In Jiu-Jitsu”

Kit Dale is one of the most beloved athletes in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. His deep understanding of the BJJ game, combined with an entertaining personality, make it a pleasure to watch him...

Fabio Gurgel: “Never Stop Training, No Matter How Hard It Gets”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is never easy. Even though you may enjoy it a lot, rolling will, for the most part, stay challenging; making you improve both physically and mentally. However, as you...

Ricardo Almeida: “You Should Compete Often & Do Lots Of Drilling And Specific Rounds”

Ricardo Almeida is Renzo Gracie’s first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and a widely known name in the BJJ community. He is also one of the greatest BJJ coaches out there, having promoted some...

Mica Galvao: “I Don’t Focus On My Opponent’s Game, I Focus On What I Want To Do”

Mica Galvao, a 17-year old BJJ phenomenon, will compete in the No Gi Grand Prix at Who’s Number One on September 24. This is yet another challenge at the beginning of his journey as a Jiu-Jitsu...

Felipe Pena Talks About Moving to MMA & Match vs. Nicholas Meregali

On August 1st, Felipe Pena and Nicholas Meregali will face each other in the BJJBET 2 tournament. In a conversation with TATAME, Pena talked about their first match in 2018 and what he expects to see...

Mikey Musumeci Explains His Beef With Geo Martinez: “I Overreacted”

Mikey Musumeci won the match against Geo Martinez (via points, 6:0) at “The Road to ADCC” event on July 17. Many were taken by surprise by Mikey’s post-match interview, however, as...

Is BJJ Really Not For You… Or Are You Just Too Lazy?

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. Tough times come and go; they aren’t meant to last, but to pass and teach us an important lesson or two. This is true for most of...

Controlling Your Emotions During Competition with World & ADCC Champ Claudio Calasans

Claudio Calasans Camargo is both a Judo and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, representing the Atos Jiu Jitsu team and the Calasans Camargo Gym. His father is a seventh degree black belt in Judo...