• 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...
  • Fighting For A Better Future.

    Terere’s Social Project Aims To Change Lives With the Power of Jiu-Jitsu It’s a little after six on a Monday evening in Rio. Kids start appearing at the gym door in small groups of twos and threes. As they enter they kick off their flip-flops and quickly take to...
  • Getting To Know Victor Estima…

    Currently ranked #6 in the black belt middleweight division of the IBJJF rankings (last year he was #3), and looking to regain his foothold in the top three in 2014, Gracie Barra Nottingham’s Victor Estima is always a threat on the mats. At 28, the Ze Radiola trained veteran...
  • Jackson Sousa

    An Unassuming Black Belt World Champion Pays it Forward The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy…Martin Luther King, Jr. You won’t meet a more humble or down-to-earth world champion than...
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