judo

  • Jiu-Jitsu Geometry

    One of the first phrases you’ll hear when you start training jiu-jitsu is “position before submission”. This principle, which is a helpful rule of thumb, introduces the importance of controlling your opponent before attempting to submit them. However, I believe that there is an even more important phrase, which...
  • F2W103; Big State, Biggest Party

    Houston, TX – When you mention Houston Texas, you think of everything being big. Well, you can now chalk up Fight2Win 103 as another big thing that just took place in Texas. The biggest party in grappling showcased another night of exciting jiu-jitsu and continuing their “old-school rules” judo...
  • The Wild-Wild West; F2W Style

    Rio Rancho NM – The wild west spirit is still alive in the southwest. Fight2Win rode through town with its 102nd showing and let’s just say that there was enough gi slinging and tusslin’ to make the cowboys of the past green with envy. Also featured in the evening’s...
  • Mile High Action A Mile High: F2W 101

    Denver CO – Fight2Win returned to its HQ to host the 101st installment of the most exciting party in jiu-jitsu! However, F2W101 returned to Denver offering a slight twist with its inclusion of competitive Judo. With its usual brand of matches in the “super fight” format, F2W101 featured plenty...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Submission Grappling Universe Has Just Expanded

    Go to any jiu-jitsu tournament and you will most definitely witness competitors from multiple academies competing against each other and their teammates rooting them on from the sidelines. Some of the larger teams may even break into a chant/counter chant that represents their academy in competition.  In the larger...
  • Break the opponent’s grip and finish the armbar just like Ronda Rousey

    Ronda Rousey needs no introduction, but we’ll do it anyway. A judo olympic bronze medalist and possible MMA’s biggest star ever, Rousey has been away for almost a year now, since she lost the UFC bantamweight title to Holly Holm, in 2015. Ronda was on the cover of Jiu-Jitsu...
  • Rio 2016: Kayla Harrison wins back to back gold medals at judo’s 78kg division

    She did it again. After becoming the first ever American athlete, men or women, to win a gold medal in judo at the Olympics, Kayla Harrison repeated her London 2012 feat and once again won gold in Rio this Thursday. From Middletown, Ohio, Kayla made to the top of...
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