• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rigan Machado: Looking to Change the Jiu-Jitsu Landscape Forever

    BIG Plans Ahead Eighth degree red and black belt, Master Rigan Machado has some big plans for the Brazilian jiu-jitsu community and when I say, “Big,” I mean BIG! If you’ve ever met Rigan or have had the opportunity to spend some time with him, you know he only thinks...
  • 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...
  • Who is: Bong Abad

    When you hear the name Bong Abad you might think maybe it’s some metal band, or may be a reggae act. But since you’re into jiu-jitsu, then you’re probably more aware of Bong Abad than you know. If you own any “comic book” looking rashguards, there’s a pretty good chance...
  • Nick “The Tooth” Gullo

    A couple years ago, I started looking into writing and taking photos for jiu-jitsu. In search of inspiration, and that je ne sais quoi of what made for good content, I stumbled upon the works of Nick Gullo or better known as Nick “The Tooth.” I began reading articles...
  • Ben “Killa B” Saunders UFC fighter aka “Mr. Omoplata” Makes History with Jiu-Jitsu

    Ben “Killa B” Saunders UFC fighter aka “Mr. Omoplata” Makes History with Jiu-Jitsu

    Ben Saunders is a UFC fighter in the welterweight division. He is also a jiu-jitsu black belt under the legendary Master Ricardo Liborio of American Top Team (ATT). As a Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, you probably know who Ben is. For those who don’t, Ben is predominantly a striker, and...
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