3 Commonly Cited Reasons For Heel Hook Hate

I want to talk about a very important topic. This is something that is used often in some academies and treated as the dark...

Ralph Gracie’s Legal Team Gives Statement Responding To Altercation At No-Gi...

Over the past few days, the jiu-jitsu community has been abuzz with reports that Ralph Gracie had allegedly assaulted Flavio Almeida at...

Upper Belt Promotions in BJJ

By William F. Murphy, Ph.D.,IBJJF Black Belt 3rd Degree, USJA San Dan Judo Promotions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are tricky. It usually takes between 8 to 12...

Bruno Malfacine Retires From Competitive Jiu-Jitsu After Winning 10 World Championships

Alliance black belt Bruno Malfacine has announced his retirement from competitive jiu-jitsu. The highly decorated athlete broke the news nonverbally by untying his belt and...

The Re-Re-Match That We Need To See!

So much of the time I write on controversial topics in order to engage the readers, but I want to take a second to...

Why The Average JiuJitsuka Should Compete

So, one of the most debated questions in Jiu Jitsu, is how often one should compete in Jiu Jitsu? There are people at both...
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Aj Agazarm Gets Slapped In The Face, Opponent Disqualified At IBJJF...

If you are an established jiu-jitsu fighter, you expect to get thrown around a bit, perhaps even injured. However, you probably don't expect your...

Xande Ribeiro vs Lucas Leite Worlds 2015 Heavyweight Final

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGDEOv0e3pY Xande Ribeiro vs Lucas Leite at the IBJJF Worlds 2015 Finals

Jiu-Jitsu: IBJJF Failing As An Organization?

By no far stretch of the imagination am I a fan of the IBJJF. They charge too much for their tournaments and give very...