• BJ Penn: The Prodigy on Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, and Life

    If you’ve followed MMA or the UFC in the last few decades then you definitely have heard the name BJ Penn. BJ Penn became a household name to combat sports fans through this meteoric career in the UFC. But before that, BJ became “The Prodigy” through jiu-jitsu and his...
  • 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...
  • Rhalan Gracie – Pushing Through

    Challenges are a part of life. Everyday we’re faced with challenges, some so small they might just feel like routine. But other times, challenges hit us so hard that we might question ourselves on how and if we’ll ever overcome them. Right...
  • Magid Hage The Tao of Magid

    There typically are certain events in jiu-jitsu that are clearly identifiable and act as milestones in your jiu-jitsu journey. These are events like the first day you started training, the day you got your blue belt, or the first time you stepped onto a podium. Other events, however, are...
  • Clock Choke from Turtle Position – The Tactics of Tarsis

    Tarsis Humphreys is a veteran competitor who has certainly earned his position among the elite. He has won every major IBJJF event and has defeated some of the best names in jiu-jitsu at the most prestigious events. Humphreys is known for his well...
  • 5 Jiu-Jitsu Accomplishments That Surely Made Your Life Better in 2016

    Another year is coming to an end and we naturally look back to see what we were able to accomplish in the past 12 months. We have listed 5 goals we hope you were able to achieve in 2016. We know that if you did, your life is now...
  • Attack the leg lock from closed guard with Hannette Staack

    7X black belt world champion, among many other titles, Hannette Staack is one of the most accomplished grapplers of all times. Here she teaches a simple and great way to attack the leg lock as the opponent stands up to open your guard. Watch and go practice....
  • Rolling On Top Of The World

    Literally, well almost. Check out these photos sent to us by Arlo Gagestein. Arlo and four friends decided to compete in the first ever Summit and Submit tournament, high in the mountains of Utah. Not only was it a round robin submission-only jiu-jitsu tournament at 11,500 feet elevation, but...
  • WHITE BELT INQUIRIES

    Would judo throws be illegal and considered slams in jiu-jitsu tournaments? Short answer – No. Most Judo throws are performed in a continuous motion. That’s typically the standard to which slams are considered “slams.” The IBJJF rule book mentions the word “slam” only once to say they’re illegal at...