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21 Phrases from Helio Gracie to Live Your Life By

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 […]

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Reap Knees Legally in IBJJF Competitions

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 […]

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All Belt Levels Will Now be Charged under new IBJJF Rules

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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The Gracie Diet: The Secret of Champions?

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 […]

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How to Train Like The Mendes Brothers: ADCC Preparation

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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How to Become a Jiu-Jitsu Giant Killer

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 […]

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Explosive Bodyweight Exercises For BJJ

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. […]

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QUINTET 3 Heads Stateside to Las Vegas

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 […]

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Gordon Ryan shakes up IBJJF NoGi Pans

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 […]

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Cage Warriors and Polaris team up for a weekend of MMA and Grappling!

Get ready welsh MMA and grappling fans, Polaris is headed back to Wales to join the Cage Warriors celebration! on December 8th Cage Warriors will  be at the Cardiff Ice Arena for their 100th show, and to top the weekend, Polaris will be having one of their biggest events to date on Sunday December 9th! […]

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EXCLUSIVE – Grappling Industries’ announces first UK date and venue

It’s been a long time coming, but Grappling Industries have finally made the move to start running their highly successful Brazilian Jiu-jitsu tournaments in the UK, and we have the first date! Grappling Industries arrives to the UK on 12-13th Janurary 2019 and will be held at the Kensington Leisure Centre, London. While no prices […]

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The Kimura – A History & Techniques

Named after the famous Judoka “Masahiko Kimura”, this submission goes by numerous different names, in catch wrestling it’s called the double wristlock, in freestyle wrestling it’s known as a chicken wing and in Judo it is traditionally known as a gyaku ude-garami, but all eventually tap to the same finish and shoulder pressure that this […]

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BREAKING – Khabib Nurmagomedov faces Conor McGregor at UFC 227

There had been hints that the champ champ would return to the octagon and now the wait is over. Conor McGregor is back. This time the Notorious one will be facing his toughest opponent yet, Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. The announcement was made at the special 25th anniversary press conference with Dana White. The announcement […]

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Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Pro Season 4 Kicks off in Japan

The UAEJJF’s Abu Dhabi Grand Slam kick’s off it’s 4th year of running with an exciting tournament in the land of the rising run. Season 4 of the Grand Slam looks to be the biggest one yet! With a cash prize pool of $125,000, it’s no wonder top jiu-jitsu athletes from all belt and weight […]

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Best Barbell Squat Pad

If you squat hard and you squat heavy, you’re going to want a barbell pad. In fact, you’re probably going to need a barbell pad. Going without one when you’re squatting light weights is fine and you can get away with it. But when you’re putting yourself under some seriously heavy weight, all of said […]

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Exclusive Polaris 7 Gallery

So while we weren’t at Polaris 7 to cover it live, our very good friends at The Grapple Club have very kindly shared their images with us and we have an exclusive look at all the mat-side action! The Grapple Club is the product of photographers and videographers Josh Halvatzis (@Josh.hal) and Helena Curtis (@Helenacurtis). […]

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Exclusive Amazon Prime Day Special Offers

If you’re like me, you’re always after the latest equipment and the best prices, so to help you get your next gi, rashguard or foam roller at the best price, we have scoured the web to give you some of the best Amazon Prime Day deals for grapplers and fighters. Jiu-Jitsu MMA Exercise Equipment Recovery […]

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Polaris 7 Results

On July 14th at the London O2 arena Polaris 7 took place and it was the exciting setup for the end-of-year finale. Prelims Polaris 7 gets straight out of the blocks with a 1 minute finish from Tom Haplin, who submitted Igor Terreco with a fantastic Kimura trap transition to an armbar. Was this a […]

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Polaris 7 Preview

Polaris 7 returns at the familiar Indigo the O2, London and this time, they’re turning the Summer heat up to the max. This exciting card is considered to be one of their best to date, not by the names of their stars but by the caliber of their fighters. We take a look at each […]

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UFC 226 Betting Odds & Predictions

UFC 226 Predictions Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier For the first time in UFC history, the heavyweight and light heavyweight champions will square For the first time in UFC history, the heavyweight and light heavyweight champions will square off in the Octagon when Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier meet at UFC 226 in Las Vegas […]

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