• Olympic Grips and Takedowns with Travis Stevens

    Travis Stevens is an American born grappler who’s been involved in martial arts since he was just a kid. Travis’ mom wanted to put him into an after-school sport. Originally he thought he had checked the box for football, but by some act of the universe, the box for...
  • Living The Dream – Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu

    After Overcoming Many Obstacles on the Road to Beijing, ADCC Worlds 2013 Absolute Champion, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu is Now Living the Dream We all have dreams, big and small, and they drive us to our greatest heights. Sometimes we hold the same dream close for a lifetime, other times...
  • Knee Slice and Dice with Leticia Ribeiro

    One of the greatest female competitors of all time, member of the IBJJF Hall of Fame, Leticia Riebeiro shows us us her knee slice pass to armbar as featured in Issue 35 of Jiu-Jitsu Magazine. THE KNEE SLICE PASS TO ARMBAR Commonly used by competitors today, this pass involves...
  • Garry St Leger Sweep the Leg

    In the movie “Forrest Gump”, one of the many iconic phrases uttered was “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”. That about sums up my experience when I traveled to NYC and visited the iconic Renzo Gracie Academy. Whenever I travel to...
  • No-Gi Finishes With Vinny Magalhaes

    Fresh off of his ACB BJJ victory over Gordon Ryan, we look back when Vinny was kind enough to spend an afternoon with us. He showed us some great sequences of attacks. In this video clip (available now on iRoll.tv) Vinny shows us a clever toehold from the 50/50...
  • None Shall Pass!

    JJM is always looking to bring you, our readers, the latest and greatest of all things jiu-jitsu and we know how everyone loves new and unique guards. Over the course of just over a year Yuri Simoes has conjured up a new, innovative version he calls the Body X-Guard....
  • “Invisible Jiu-Jitsu” Weight Distribution with Henry Akins

    The concept of invisible jiu-jitsu was taught to Henry over the years by Rickson Gracie. What Rickson coined as the term “Invisible Jiu-Jitsu” is actually based on two concepts, weight distribution being one and being in connection with your opponent the other, larger part. In interviews Rickson talks a...
  • CONTROLLING AND FINISHING YOUR OPPONENT

    Playing the Trujitsu Game with Matt Baker MATT BAKER IS A LONG TIME FRIEND OF THE MAGAZINE. HE’S A SECOND-DEGREE BLACK BELT UNDER JEAN JACQUE MACHADO. Over the years, he’s been developing what he calls Trujitsu. According to Matt, it is a foundation of basic rules and concepts that...
  • He’s Got Your Back! – Felipe “Preguiça” Pena

    The Portuguese term “Preguiça” roughly translates into “lazy” or “sloth” and just happens to be the nickname of one of, if not the hottest rising star in jiu-jitsu. If you’ve watched Gracie Barra’s Felipe Pena compete, you’d know that his nickname is far different from his character, as he’s...
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