A simple, effective option for a side attack, with Lucas Valle

Today, Lucas Valle, a Start BJJ Academy teacher in Pembroke Pines, FL, is aided by Rafael Gordinho in teaching an option for finishing on the arm after reaching the north–south. After stabilizing the position in side control, Lucas shifts to the north–south and works on positioning his opponent’s arms to adjust the armbar. Allow him to walk…



Renzo Gracie, Ryan Gracie, Jorge Macaco and the value of enmity

BJJ can help the introverted among us get to know new people, strengthen ties and cultivate friendships. Renzo Gracie, notorious for his good mood, has an endless list of friends — but the value of a good enemy is not lost on him. To the New York-based teacher, there’s no bigger motivator than a great…



The study of the mount goes on at Renzo Gracie Online Academy

This week, Renzo Gracie Online Academy (RGOA) goes on in search of the perfect mount. Renzo Gracie and Paulo Guillobel demonstrate infallible techniques to enable you to have full control over your opponent once you reach that position. You will become able to identify the right moment for attacking with inexorable moves like this americana…



The invisible wrist lock to confound your opponents

Today’s technique comes from YouTube channel BJJLibrary. Alongside Saulo Ribeiro, Fabio Santos, a 7th-degree red-and-black-belt who teaches in San Diego, shows an invisible wrist lock that is sure to catch your sparring partners unprepared. As one commenter said, “The old guys have the sneakiest shit.” So don’t miss out on this one.



ABCs of the mount

In another week packed with learning at the Renzo Gracie Online Academy (RGOA), you will be making your BJJ much more efficient when fighting on top in the ultimate dominant position. Renzo Gracie and Paulo Guillobel show numerous tips to make your mount unstoppable, from both a perspective of stabilization/control (you will stop giving your…



Roberto Gordo teaches an armbar from side control

Always looking for simple, efficient BJJ, Roberto Gordo of Start BJJ Academy in Pembroke Pines, FL, brings you an option to finish your opponent after you reach side control. Gordo shows, step by step, how to control your opponent and move to an armbar. He shows details of arm-positioning in order to completely lock the…



Renzo Gracie on upcoming Sakuraba rematch, and how the UFC lost its way

Renzo Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba will meet again almost 18 years after their classic fight in Pride FC, TheBodyLock’s Jake Nichols reports. At 51, Renzo has signed with ONE FC and, as he tells Graciemag, he can’t wait to throw down with the Japanese legend who submitted him via kimura at Pride 10 back in 2000. “The…



15 years ago: Marcelo Garcia’s historic RNC on Vitor Shaolin in the ADCC

Stars aren’t born overnight, but Marcelinho Garcia, with his intelligence on the mat, had a meteoric rise in BJJ. Before winning his first world title in 2004, the Alliance representative had a remarkable run at ADCC 2003, held 15 years ago in São Paulo. Fighting in the 77kg division alongside Renzo Gracie, Fernando Tererê, Márcio Feitosa, Vitor Shaolin…