• 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...
  • Catching Pain With Erik Paulson

    We hear it all the time, “keep an open mind”. I think it’s safe to say that Minnesota native Erik Paulson is among the crop of people that continually keeps an open mind towards the subject matter of the combative arts. Having been around martial arts virtually his whole...
  • Her M.O. is the Gold Standard: Bald Strong Mona Bailey

    It is a very common adage within our community to imply that technique conquers strength. However, there is what can be considered the counterpoint to that notion, that strength itself is the technique. In the case of Houston native Mona Bailey, the latter is most definitely the method of...
  • Allow Him to Reintroduce Himself: Tim Spriggs

    Evolution is paramount in life. At its core it’s an implication on what we view and consider, “improvement”. To look at what an 1890’s era TELEphone looks like in relation to a CELLULAR phone of today. You would think that they serve two completely different purposes. However, that’s not...
  • Mickey Gall; Throwback Jiu-Jitsu

    To say that the effect that UFC 1 had on the martial arts landscape was “groundbreaking”, would still feel like a mild understatement. To buy into the mantra of all of the martial arts that always claimed to be effective towards bigger and badder opponents is one thing. But...
  • Love & Jiu-Jitsu

    Valentine’s Day. That special time of the year where people make an attempt to make special acknowledgments to their mate to show them how much they value their love towards one another. It is a commonly accepted notion that jiu-jitsu in some fashion is a “brother/sisterhood”. It is not...
  • First Quarter New Year Training: The Break-In

    New Year fitness goals are extremely popular especially because it allows us to start fresh no matter where we are in our fitness journey. Regardless if you have been training for years or you are just getting started, something has lead you to this specific section in Jiu-Jitsu Magazine...
  • Nicky Ryan – He’s Got Next Pt. 2

    (Part 2 of a 2 part series) For Part 1 of this series CLICK HERE The Crown Prince: noun – The second most important position, second to the King, and is his designated successor. If you are of the mindset that Gordon Ryan is “the King” of the jiu-jitsu...
  • Nicky Ryan – He’s Got Next Pt. 1

      (Part 1 of a 2 part series) Because this particular feature falls towards the beginning of the New Year, the general vibe of our society tends to focus on resolutions and commitments, which brings us directly to our cover feature of Nicky Ryan. To see what Nicky has...