Podcast: Mackenzie Dern Talks Transition to MMA, Megaton Dias & More!

2015 has been the year of Mackenzie Dern. Her highlights includes winning the Five Grappling Super League Championship, defeating BJJ legend Michelle Nicolini twice to...

John Evans Talks What It Take to Open Own Academy

Opening a new BJJ academy in the already saturated Los Angeles market can be a very daunting task. Cobrinha Purple Belt John Evans recently...

ADCC Champion Orlando Sanchez Discusses His Run to ADCC Championship, Overcoming...

Jiu Jitsu Times Podcast Episode 3:  2015 ADCC Champion Orlando Sanchez was kind enough to sit down with us to talk us for the Jiu-Jitsu...
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Edwin Najmi

Full Name: Edwin Najmi Birthday: January 22, 1992 Affiliation: Gracie Barra / Romulo Barral Team Edwin Najmi is an American-born rising star in the sport of...

Podcast: 18-Year Old 2015 NoGi Pans Double Gold Purple Belt Champ...

We first learned of Amanda Leve from viral Youtube videos of her choking out teenage boys in tournaments. Amanda, an 18-year old Purple Belt under Ricardo Almeida, has...
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A UFC Vet, A BJJ Competitor, And A Self-Defense Instructor Talk...

The contrast between self-defense and sport is a seemingly constant conversation between competitors and “purists.”  I recently had an opportunity to sit down with...

World Champion Aaron Johnson on the Sport of Grappling and the...

Aaron Johnson has a grappling resume that would put most to shame. He has trained as part of Team Foxcatcher at the famous Foxcatcher training...
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Beneil Dariush Discusses what it takes to transition from BJJ to...

Beneil Dariush is one of the most prolific Brazilian jiu jitsu black belts around. He had studied under Bruno Paulista and Romulo Barral, and...

Sophia McDermott Drysdale: Jiu Jitsu Champion And Fitness Coach

Sophia McDermott Drysdale is considered one of the top grapplers of her generation. She is a 4-time pan American Jiu Jitsu Champion and she...

Podcast: Evolve MMA and One Championship Owner Chatri Sityodtong

I am currently on the road for the next few months to visit and train at martial arts academies around Asia and Europe. During...