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 […]
Talented chef, story-teller and BJJ blue belt Anthony Bourdain has committed suicide at the age of 61. The ‘Parts-Unknown’ chefs found a love for jiu-jitsu after his former partner and Renzo Gracie brown belt Ottavia Bourdain introduced him to the lifestyle. After swapping his addicted lifestyle for jiu-jitsu, his mats became his home. He was […]
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War Tribe state that their values are all about Innovation, Passion and ultimately, Excellence. If you peruse their collection of Gi’s, rash-guards, shorts, etc. you’ll see that is 100% true. Everything that they make looks incredible. Everything is at the cutting edge of style. They’ve managed to meld their own innovation and unique designs but […]
Before most of the people training today even knew that BJJ existed, Fuji were killing it with their BJJ gi’s. But before even that, Fuji were already dominating the Judo gi market. Fuji know their gi’s. They have the knowledge and experience in how to make the best possible gi’s, that most other companies will […]
When it comes to major BJJ tournaments, preparation is 90 percent of the battle in winning the event. Everyone who goes there is willing to put their best out on the table in hopes of bringing home a medal, but it’s not all about wanting it. What you are willing to sacrifice and do in […]
For the people who do not understand Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu may automatically picture men rolling around half naked punching each other in the face and trying to rip their throats out. The phrase a lot of people respond with when you say Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is “isn’t that like UFC.” Furthermore, you proceed to explain to them […]
While passing the guard of an opponent, continuously attempting one pass into another is an idea that has escaped very few. If you are feeling close to a pass, you take it. If your opponent is defending it well, switch to the next attack until they don’t defend as quickly. However, the idea of constantly […]
It’s come out of no where and even if you’re bit of a jiu-jitsu geek you would have heard a little about quintet. But what’s it all about? We’re here to help fill in the blanks A Brief Overview Quintet is owned and ran by the famous IQ grappler Zakushi Sakuraba, Quintet was founded to […]
Smash them, or evade? Fast, or grinding? Push, or pull? Rock, or water? The art of Jiu Jitsu sometimes circles around these questions. Whether you are a small or large competitor, the idea of using a ‘brick wall’ or a ‘quicksand’ method is always there. The best answer to these questions does not rely on […]
When it comes to your Jiu Jitsu, takedowns will give you a huge advantage. On today’s mats, there exists a large percentage of “guard pullers” and there are also many practitioners who prefer to work from the top so being able to put your opponent or training partner on their back is a massive weapon […]
Lifting weights is mostly a safe activity. BJJ and MMA are understandably filled with many more obvious hazards that come with the territory; getting punched or kicked, being thrown and falling awkwardly, busting your knees trying to stop a takedown and the list goes on. You don’t have to be worried about any of that […]
Kicks are a vital part of the MMA game. You can train them by striking against the heavy bag and the banana bags in your gym and of course, by using them in sparring. However, if the bulk of your kicking training is only kicking heavy bags and then trying to land those same strikes […]
While there is no doubt that keeping yourself in peak physical condition is essential for any athlete, you should also maintain and improve your mental strength as well. Adhering to a well-honed drill and technique is part and parcel of any type of martial arts, but especially so with Jujutsu, and no matter what level […]
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While Polaris becomes a more established brand the overall operation is becoming slicker, this year’s weigh in setup is a little different. After taking inspiration from their streaming partner UFC fightpass, Polaris are switching up the weigh in process, with fighters being weighed in the morning and a ceremonial weigh in during the evening. For […]
Your elbows and other joints are taking a constant beating when you’re training hard. Your muscles might be growing and getting stronger but the joints and ligaments just can’t grow and strengthen the same way that your muscular tissue can. They can’t adapt as fast and they can’t adapt as well as muscle which is […]
The bad blood between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov continue to simmer as their April 7 date in New York’s Barclays Center nears. El Cucuy has promised to ‘dance around’ Nurmagomedov, leave him bloody and finish him with liver shots. Nurmagomedov meanwhile, threatened not only to break Ferguson’s face but to break El Cucuy’s arm […]
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After the success of their last event, the Polaris Jiu-Jitsu Invitational returns to the Indigo at The O2, London. This time we’re looking at a slightly newer format, with contender matches and titles on the line. The 6th installation of the world-renowned Jiu-Jitsu event pulls no stops again, with familiar faces, local favourites and big […]
The bench press is arguably the king of exercises. It might not be as functionally important as the deadlift or the squat, but it is still in the top five of the best compound exercises. It’s the exercise that everyone knows and that all newbies automatically gravitate to when entering a gym for the first […]