Tags: Jiu-Jitsu

Training, nutrition and rest: 6 tips to get more out of your training

SHARE THIS NEWS *The title above reflects my simple concept for a fighter’s productivity. If you follow the three items in the sequence I write them in, your training will certainly yield more. If you swap the order — or, worse, repeat one of them, — your training will not produce the expected results. Through…

SHARE THIS NEWS The main bout of UFC 206, set for Dec. 10 in Canada, looks like it will be a good one. Anthony Pettis and Max Hollaway will meet for the interim featherweight belt, and the winner will take on José Aldo to consolidate somebody’s reign. Pettis has been honing not only the impressive…

SHARE THIS NEWS Absolute world champion Bernardo Faria has built a winning career for himself with an aggressive style and plenty of technique, and his seminars have become a sensation across the planet. In one of these classes, Faria told students he would submit every last one of them by using only the omoplata. The…

SHARE THIS NEWS In August 2015, Garry Tonon and João Miyao were face to face in the first edition of the Grappling Super League. Other great matches also took place at the event, whose main attraction was an eight-man GP. The fight between Tonon and Miyao was one of the superfights, a 10-minute no-gi encounter.…

SHARE THIS NEWS Held early in November, the Rio BJJ Pro shook up Tijuca Tennis Club in Rio de Janeiro. In search of glory and a share of the prize pool, some of the finest athletes were present, including Beatriz Mesquita (Gracie Humaitá). With solid play, Mesquita reached the middleweight final against Marília Vieira (Gracie…

Gordon Ryan to face Felipe Preguiça in one hour submission-only superfight

SHARE THIS NEWS Felipe Pena “Preguiça” will fight Gordon Ryan, one of the biggest American grappling breakout stars. The match is scheduled for Dec. 17 at Studio 540 in Solana Beach, Calif. The superfight will be a one-hour, submission-only affair. In the event of a draw, the fight will be decided on overtime under the…

Victor Honório, Tayane Porfírio win double gold at South American BJJ Championship

SHARE THIS NEWS José Correa Gymnasium, in Barueri, Sao Paulo, was once more the stage to a great BJJ competition. The South American BJJ Championship, held Nov. 25 through 27, brought a group of talented athletes to town, from juveniles to masters. The weekend saw the adult black belt contests, with Victor Honório (GFTeam) and…

Dillon Danis, Edwin Najmi, Bill Cooper to fight at the Five Grappling Super League

SHARE THIS NEWS The Five Grappling Super League will return December 3 with an eight-man welterweight tourney. The Welterweight Pro Invitational, set to take place at Lincoln High School in San Diego, CA, will feature Dillon Danis, Edwin Najmi, Bill Cooper, Michael Liera Jr., Sean Roberts, John Combs, Marcelo Mafra and Brian Morizi. They will…

SHARE THIS NEWS BJJ is as democratic as it is functional, and, accordingly, it is sought by women who wish to efficiently ward off real-life abuse situations. Cases of aggression, sexual abuse and rape are not rare in the news, and often the aggressor takes advantage of only his size or muscular strength — something…

SHARE THIS NEWS A pupil of Carlson Gracie, Ricardo de la Riva has shaped many champions as a teacher, among them former Pride and UFC champion Rodrigo Minotauro and his brother Rogerio Minotouro. At 51, de la Riva continues to teach and shape new talents at his Copacabana, Rio gym. He talked to Graciemag to…

SHARE THIS NEWS A sparring session between two BJJ world champions is something to pay attention to. Two thousand seven champion and current World Master Championship title holder Rafael Lovato Jr. paid a visit to five-time world champion and four-time ADCC winner Marcelinho Garcia in New York, and you get to see how it went…

John Danaher, Marcelo Garcia agree to end hostility between their students

SHARE THIS NEWS Standouts of professional BJJ competitions, the athletes under John Danaher and Marcelinho Garcia have been exchanging some harsh words online about each other, and last weekend they had a non-competitive confrontation during the North American ADCC trials in New York, leading Garry Tonon, of the Danaher Death Squad, to send out a…

Exclusive: Erberth Santos will represent Atos at 2017 BJJ Worlds

SHARE THIS NEWS Erberth Santos will have some serious help in his next attempt at winning absolute gold at the BJJ World Championship. After losing the 2016 final to Marcus Buchecha, Santos will now have behind him Atos Jiu-Jitsu, the gym led by André Galvão. In an exclusive interview with Graciemag, Santos cleared up the…