• Before the Surge; A Look Back to the Day of Challenge Matches

    Before the glamorous events of MMA that we watch today, we had many fights between martial artists. Gym invasions or even fights at the beach were common back then. The rivalry between Jiu-Jitsu and Luta Livre in Rio de Janeiro was brutal and you can watch a historical fight...
  • 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...
  • Streetwear and Jiu-Jitsu – A Short Dissertation

    Streetwear and the hype surrounding it is a fairly recent phenomenon that has been amplified through the proliferation of social media and 24/7 access to celebrities and news cycles. Fashion is highly disposable and pieces are acquired for an Instagram flex rather than long term utility which can give...
  • TBT: Watch How Braulio Caught Galvão With an Inverted Triangle Seven Years Ago Today

    It was seven years ago today, in Barcelona, Spain. Braulio Estima fought the 88kg division final at the 2009 ADCC against the also great Andre Galvão. The fight was a non-stop sequence of great moments, but it was the final act that remained in everyone’s minds. With a very...
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