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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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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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 […]
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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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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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 […]
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). […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]