A few months ago I was sent a gift package by the innovators in Jiu-Jitsu and grappling wear Scramble. You may remember my review of their Kimono collaboration with 100 Athletic today, well today I’m back with another review, their EDO rashguard. Design The EDO rashguard from Scramble is the perfect blend of modern city life […]
Some people like to make out that the clothing that they wear to training doesn’t matter. These are the people that just wear any old t-shirts and a mucky pair of shorts to training and loudly tell everyone that you don’t need MMA shorts and that you don’t need the latest rash-guards. These also tend […]
If someone gets injured during MMA training, it’s normally from wrestling. This could be from just a freak accident or by falling awkwardly (very common) but is also often from not wearing the proper protective gear to mitigate damage. Best Wrestling Knee Pads Reviewed Bodyprox Protective Knee Pads These knee pads come in a complete […]
Hitting a punching bag can be surprisingly tough on your hands, joints, feet, etc. Looking in from the outside, you might think that a heavy bag (despite the name) is easy and fun to punch and to kick. You’ve no doubt already seen someone using a heavy bag before in some form or another but […]
It’s so easy to overlook the mental side of things. It’s so easy to fixate on the physical. To focus on the physical training part of things. For MMA; you have to train boxing, you have to train Muay Thai, BJJ, wrestling. You have to be able to put it all together but you also […]
Moments after UFC 229 have shrouded the sport in a dark cloud, but how will it be remembered? The bell rings and Khabib Nurmagomedov releases the rear naked choke off the chin of Conor McGregor and this is where it turns sour. During the split, you can see Khabib scream and Conor and actually […]
Ahead of UFC 229, Quintet 3 puts on a huge show at the Orleans Arena. Quintent 3 Team Grappling Results Semi Final 1- Team Alpha Male vs Team Sakuraba The team grappling event starts off with Team Alpha Male, lead by UFC hall of fame fighter Urijah Faber, facing off against Team Sakuraba, lead by […]
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Sitting on my laptop I receive an email, subject name “CW97 press accreditation”. Excitedly I opened the email hoping it could mean one thing. Months before I had applied for a press pass for Cage Warriors 97, one of their biggest shows to date, in my home country of Wales. I start reading… “Thanks very […]
This weekend see’s one of the biggest weekend’s in combat sport’s history. On Saturday night we will see the long awaited matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor for the UFC lightweight title, but the night before is a big night for the grappling world, with the biggest Quintet competition to date. Quintet Rules No-Gi […]
In the last interview he did before he died, Helio Gracie continued to spread his teachings. In an interview with the Combat Channel in Brazil, the Grand Master showed small details of how he lived his life. A true warrior with an enviable determination, who left more than just Jiu-jitsu techniques. During the conversation, subjects […]
With Gordon Ryan’s most recent double gold at the IBJJF Pan Ams, what we saw was some very interesting controlling positions, which by all accounts are completely legal. But what you may not know is that Gordon Ryan was with the IBJJF the day before doing his referee certification and with that, also went deep […]
Ran by Carlos Gracie Jr, the IBJJF, has it’s fair share of controversy, but that doesn’t stop them being the most dominant competition organise in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and they know this fully. In a statement on the IBJJF website, all belt levels will now need to pay a $40 a year membership if they wish […]
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Somewhere in the deepest bluest basement in New York city is a Jiu-Jitsu Mastermind training a group of people with a specific set of grappling skills. If you’re familiar with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, especially the competitive submission-only scene, then you would have come across the term “Danaher Death Squad”. This team have taken the no-gi game […]
Athletes are always on a diet. Whether it’s a wrestler cutting weight for their match, a body builder gaining mass or just a Jiu-jitsu hobbyist looking to become better, it’s clear that our performance is directly affected by out diet. This is where the Gracie Diet comes in As Rubens “Cobrina” Charles says “Our body […]
The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle. Proverb, unknown author. In addition to being a five-time world Jiu Jitsu champion at black belt, Rafael Mendes is also the reigning two-time ADCC submission wresting champion. Not only that, but the entire Atos team, including brother Guilherme and ADCC middle and absolute champion […]
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Many of us got into BJJ after watching the early UFC events, seeing Royce Gracie run through this opponents with grappling skills that the world hadn’t seen before. Anyone who’s seen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and done their homework is familiar with the notion that the art was created for a smaller, weaker practitioner to defeat […]
In this week’s workout routine, we are going to focus on legs which are one of the most important muscle groups for any BJJ practitioner. Remember that your legs support all of your upper body and more, so with strong legs you can perform better on the mats or at any sport for that matter. […]
QUINTET announced their third competition and a move over to stateside. On Friday October 5th, the day before Conor McGregor faces Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kazushi Sakuraba will be bringing his team-based grappling event, Quintet, to the American masses in Las Vegas. Hoping to capitalise on the big fight week, QUINTET will be bringing some of their […]
Name – Gordon Ryan Nickname – The King Association – Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy/Ocean County BJJ/Brunswick BJJ Nationality – American Rank – Black Belt Gordon Ryan Biography Born on 8th July 1995, in Monroe New Jersey, United States, Gordon Ryan is one of Jiu-Jitsu’s biggest names right now. At the age of 15, Gordon was […]
Gordon Ryan likes to talk and it looks like a few willing competitors are looking to shut him up. When Gordon Ryan entered into the NoGi Pan Americans at Ultra Heavyweight, there was no one for him to compete against, now in a week, the division is filling out with a few surprising names looking […]