• 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...
  • Berimbolo with Levi Jones-Leary, Jiu-Jitsu’s hottest sensation

    The 2019 IBJJF European championship ended this past Sunday, in Lisbon, and among all the black belt champions, one name stood out. Australia’s Levi Jones-Leary did the unthinkable and beat Lucas Lepri in the lightweight final. We take the opportunity and bring you some knowledge from Levi himself. Press...
  • Mastering Spider Guard: With Mauricio “Tinguinha” Mariano

    Baseball has “Buck” Showalter, basketball has Larry Brown, football has Bill Parcells, and boxing has Emanuel Steward.  All leaders and “hired guns” in their respective sport who put things in order to create a formula for success to take established programs to the next level. Jiu-jitsu has its equivalent...
  • John Danaher: The Squad Leader

    John Danaher is known for many things within the jiu-jitsu community: the mastermind behind no-gi wizards Garry Tonon, Eddie Cummings, Gordon Ryan, and Nicky Ryan, grappling coach to UFC Champions Georges St. Pierre and Chris Weidman, and the guy who wears a rashguard to mostly all occasions, on and...
  • How To Get a BJJ Sponsorship

    Sponsorship by a major brand might seem to be the pinnacle of BJJ lifestyle achievements. Sponsored athletes get a ton of free gear, appear in magazine advertising and videos, and all sorts of cool publicity, and some even get paid to travel the world and compete. Trying to earn...
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