February2018

  • Controlling and Finishing Your Opponent

    Playing the Trujitsu Game with Matt Baker MATT BAKER IS A LONG TIME FRIEND OF THE MAGAZINE. HE’S A SECOND-DEGREE BLACK BELT UNDER JEAN JACQUE MACHADO. Over the years, he’s been developing what he calls Trujitsu. According to Matt, it is a foundation of basic rules and concepts that...
  • He’s Got Your Back! – Felipe “Preguiça” Pena

    The Portuguese term “Preguiça” roughly translates into “lazy” or “sloth” and just happens to be the nickname of one of, if not the hottest rising star in jiu-jitsu. If you’ve watched Gracie Barra’s Felipe Pena compete, you’d know that his nickname is far different from his character, as he’s...
  • I Sweat, You Sweat, We All Sweat!

    “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” Dan Gable   We sweat when we train, a lot. With the possible exception of Crossfit, I have never seen so many people in a single room generate so much perspiration....
  • Show Me the Money! Professional Jiu-Jitsu is Here to Stay

    The Jiu-Jitsu environment is changing. More and more, the professional circuit is taking over the landscape. Events, big and small, are offering cash prizes to top athletes and treating the fans with great matches in several different rules set. The biggest stars are for some time now able to...
  • 2018 ADWPJJC to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Over a US $ 1 Million in Prizes and New King of the Mat Event

    The UAEJJF unveiled this week the plans for the 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship. The event will once again span over a period of two weeks, on April 16-29, once again at the Mubadala Arena, at the Zayed Sports City, in Abu Dhabi, UAE....
  • Jiu-Jitsu Vacations

    With the new year comes time to plan a vacation! The daily challenges of life can take a toll on all of us. It’s good for body and soul to get away now and then and enjoy some time off, recharge the batteries, and experience life’s unique pleasures. This...
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