October2014

  • No-Gi Submission Spree With Garry Tonon

    In the promotion of his match against Kit Dale leading up to Metamoris 4, we got a glimpse of Garry Tonon and his work ethic. The term “the hardest working man in…” is very cliché, but in the case of Garry Tonon, it might just apply. Garry (with two...
  • Jackson Sousa

    An Unassuming Black Belt World Champion Pays it Forward The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy…Martin Luther King, Jr. You won’t meet a more humble or down-to-earth world champion than...
  • Mike Terpstra

    Age: 38  |  Height: 5’7”  |  Starting Weight: 267 Current Weight: 170  |  Belt Rank: 4 stripe blue Home Town: Fort Collins CO Home School: Infinite MMA Instructor: Adam Martinez/Royce Gracie Mike Terpstra’s journey took a unique path in the beginning, but now he’s reached some milestones that will...
  • Douglas Fulwider

    Age: 39  |  Height: 5’10” Starting Weight: 230lbs Current Weight: 172lbs Belt Rank: White Home Town: Columbus Ohio Home School: Grove City BJJ Instructor: Dave Freetage   “Dear Jiu-Jitsu Magazine, In the summer of 2012 I received some disheartening medical news as a result of a routine physical. I...
  • Caffeine

    If you had a conversation with a jiu-jitsu practitioner who received his black belt in the 1990’s, chances are he’d tell you how much the game has changed in so many ways. The evolution of jiu-jitsu has transformed old school fundamentals into its own style, while modern jiu-jitsu has...
  • Make Every Movement Count

    Being economical with your strength and conditioning I’m willing to wager that the vast majority of Jiu-Jitsu Magazine readers are not full-time athletes. You have a full-time job/school, a family, friends, and other responsibilities off the mat. Jiu-jitsu is your therapy; it is where you can escape for a...
  • The Keys To Building Deadbolt Strong Grips

    Have you ever rolled with someone with a REALLY strong grip? It can be incredibly frustrating when you cannot break their grip and they seem to control every situation. Whether it’s controlling the position or finishing submissions, grip strength is an essential piece of any jiu-jitsu player’s game. While...
  • 10 Tips For Coaching At A Tournament

    You don’t need to be a professional jiu-jitsu instructor to coach somebody at a tournament. In fact, chances are that if you have a child, spouse, or friend who is a student of jiu-jitsu, you have been to a tournament and can benefit from becoming a better coach. Tournaments...
  • Side Control Sequences With Mike Diaz

    Recently on a trip out to California we had the pleasure of meeting up with Mike Diaz and Allen Hopkins. In Issue 25 Allen demonstrated some simple and effective escapes from back control. In this issue Mike’s going to show us two sequences from side control that are demonstrating...
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