August2019

  • After Spotless Campaign in Tokyo, Hope Douglass Wants Another Gold Medal at the ADGS Los Angeles

    The female adult brown/black belt division is fruitful when it comes to new talent. The latest name to stand out is Hope Douglass, from Australia. She competed at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo, on July 27-28, less than two months after becoming a black belt. Nevertheless, Hope feared...
  • The Martial Scientist; Asaf Michaelovitz

    “To get the armbar, you need to grab the elbow and lift it to your chest. Not here (he grabs the partner’s wrist), not here (he grabs his forearm), and not here (he grabs near the elbow, the students laugh). At the elbow! It makes a huge difference.” This...
  • Always Have a Plan

    If anyone old enough to remember the old tv series “The A-Team” will fondly remember their fearless leader, Col. Hannibal Smith’s catchphrase at the end of every successful mission, “I love it when a plan comes together”.  Well, we could only imagine how happy Hannibal would have been if...
  • Meet India’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pioneer; Arun Sharma

    The martial arts are truly an international community. However, the term “martial arts” is such a broad title that varies in popularity according to region. One thing is for sure though, the “Brazilian” expression of jiu-jitsu is rapidly growing all over the globe, and with that continues to grow...
  • Abu Dhabi King of Mats heads to Los Angeles for another action-packed bracket in the middleweight division

    The Abu Dhabi King of Mats is coming to Los Angeles. The groundbreaking event scheduled September 14, at the Azuza Pacific University will feature an eight-men bracket that brings together some of the most accomplished middleweight competitors today. The winner of the bracket in Los Angeles will secure a...
  • Streetwear and Jiu-Jitsu – A Short Dissertation

    Streetwear and the hype surrounding it is a fairly recent phenomenon that has been amplified through the proliferation of social media and 24/7 access to celebrities and news cycles. Fashion is highly disposable and pieces are acquired for an Instagram flex rather than long term utility which can give...
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