• Athlete Gustavo Batista Adapts His Training During Coronavirus Outbreak

    At the beginning of the quarantine, professional athlete Gustavo Batista passed the days of confinement deprived of his usual jiu-jitsu training. The black belt fighter found it impossible to do the workouts he used to daily but decided to set new short-term goals to align with his long-term ones....
  • 10 Online Resources to Practice Jiu-Jitsu During Quarantine

    Experts are saying that social distancing is the most effective way to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Because of this, most of the world is attempting to work, learn and resume normal lives from home. But with gyms being one of the first types of business to shut...
  • Coronavirus: Jiu-Jitsu Gyms Close Down, Capacity and Routines Change

    Jiu-jitsu academies are usually crowded this time of year as students prepare for championships, but with the recent coronavirus outbreak, the scene is quite different. The number of students showing up to classes has dropped, and in some places, there are government orders in place to enforce the temporary...
  • Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments Affected by Coronavirus

    The worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, already declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an ongoing pandemic, has affected the jiu-jitsu community in many ways, just one week before the IBJJF Pan American Championships.  The tournament was scheduled to start on March 18 but has now been canceled with no...
  • Jiu-Jitsu Academies Are Temporarily Closed During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    A virus outbreak that began in China nearly three months ago has now infected more than 1,000 people in the United States and killed 36. The World Health Organization declared the virus, newly identified as COVID-19, a “pandemic”. Amid the outbreak, jiu-jitsu schools are temporarily closing as the large...
  • Kenny “Ken Flo” Florian His Own Brand of Flow

    Meraki (adjective) – This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be. Insert Kenny Florian and his business partner Jason Hunt. Together they opened...
  • Who Is Rodrigo Teixeira?

    Many people may not recognize the name, Rodrigo Teixeira. But that is no indication of his contribution to the jiu-jitsu community. Rodrigo has been involved in the jiu-jitsu scene for over 25 years. He has shared the mats with the who’s who of jiu-jitsu either in competition, with the...
  • Presenting the Art Within the Art; Henrique Kraychete

    To many who are uninitiated to the art of jiu-jitsu, it is common that once you tell them that you are a practitioner in the art the first thing they may spring into is the stereotypical karate stance or some sort of extravagant pose straight out of “Kung Fu...
  • RICARDO DE LA RIVA GETTING HOOKED

    Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo De La Riva Main Achievements: ❖❖World Bronze Medallist ❖❖Copa Cantao Champion FAVORITETECHNIQUE/POSITION: De La Riva Guard. WEIGHT DIVISION: Peso Pluma/Super Featherweight (64Kg – 141lbs). TEAM/ASSOCIATION: Fought for Academia Carlson Gracie, but has formed his own team as a...
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