Rickson Gracie — How to escape the mount

  Having a hard time thwarting opponents’ mounts? Don’t fret — here’s Rickson Gracie to show what you may be doing wrong. In this video focused on self-defense and basic BJJ concepts, Gracie discusses the main details of the mount. Click the image above to be taken to Gallerr.com, where you can find a bevy…



Video: Nathiely de Jesus’ sly foot lock at the Houston Open

PSLPB Cícero Costha’s Nathiely de Jesus, who has been having a prolific period as a competitor, won another couple of gold medals last Sunday. At the Houston International Open, she took on Brazil 021’s Kristin Mikkelson, a lightweight, in the absolute final. Nathiely dexterously worked from the open guard, and with a swift motion hooked her opponent’s foot,…



Don’t drink the wine of wrath, and more lessons: the art of war for fighters

Around 25 centuries after they were put to paper, the tactics described by Chinese General Sun Tzu, the author of The Art of War, can still be very useful to a fighter like yourself. To Sun Tzu, a legendary strategist who lived in the 5th century before Christ, defeat in battle was never a matter…



Nathiely de Jesus wins double gold at Atlanta Open

Last Saturday, the Georgia International Convention Center held another edition of the Atlanta Open. Three fighters ended up getting double gold: Nathiely de Jesus (Cícero Costha) and the Alliance duo of Matheus Diniz and Marcos Tinoco. Without any opponents in her weight division, Nathiely fought twice in the absolute: first she defeated Jennifer Case (Renato Tavares BJJ) and then she…



Rickson Gracie — a defense to an over-the-arm rear attack

This February, the Jiu Jitsu Global Federation, War Tribe, and Gallerr Academy will bring you Self.Defense.Unit, the first-ever online course taught by Master Rickson Gracie. Jiu-Jitsu Magazine’s Mike Velez attended one of the recording sessions and shares some pics of one of the moves, the Defense to over-the-arm rear attack. Clicking the image above will take…



Mission: open guard – Part 2

Continuing with the theme studied last week, Renzo Gracie and Leo Tunico teach fundamental techniques starting from the open guard, further widening your range of options so you never again have to feel unsafe when your opponent opens your guard. You will learn that the space and mobility your opponent has when they open your…



The best finishes and KOs by Ronaldo Jacaré, who headlines Saturday’s UFC show

After nine months away from the Octagon, Ronaldo Jacaré is back. A two-time absolute BJJ world champion and former Strikeforce champion, the middleweight will be fighting in a rematch with Derek Brunson this Saturday at UFC Charlotte. Following a stint sharpening his wrestling in the U.S. and taking care of his battle-worn body, Jacaré should be in good…



Learn Rodolfo Vieira’s favorite choke

BJJ world champion Rodolfo Vieira, like every fighter, has a favorite submission. To allow him to walk you through a choke he commonly uses after he’s reached side control, please click the image above. This will take you to Gallerr.com.