Tags: Jiu-Jitsu

Countdown to the 2016 Worlds: the thrills, the drama and the most amazing pictures of last year’s edition

SHARE THIS NEWS   With the 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu championship rapidly approaching we still have time to look back into last year’s edition. As always, there were all kinds of thrills and drama and we have the images to prove it. Here are 50 pictures covering the camps before the action all the way to…

SHARE THIS NEWS Black belt world champion Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro is our professor for the day. Straight from his academy in New York City, he teaches us a sweep that starts in the half guard and ends in the opponent’s back. Take some time and learn from the fifth-degree black belt that recently had a…

Live your life to the fullest: 5 lessons you can learn from Rolls Gracie

SHARE THIS NEWS   Rolls Gracie would be 65 years old if he was still with us in 2016. Victim of a paragliding accident in 1982, the 15th son of Grandmaster Carlos Gracie had only 31 years to leave his mark within the gentle art community. Here are 5 lessons Rolls left us through his…

7 mindset tips to improve your Jiu-Jitsu from white belt to black belt

SHARE THIS NEWS Anyone who subscribes to or buys GRACIEMAG at the newsstand every month always has an arsenal of tips, pieces of advice and teachings on hand to help them out in training when they need it most. You have your doubts? Today, GRACIEMAG.com serves up seven lessons for practitioners of any age or…

SHARE THIS NEWS   JT Torres is one of the greatest American talents in Jiu-Jitsu today. He has been collecting great results all around the world. As he trains for another run at the world title as a black belt, we feature one of his most crafty techniques. Pay close attention and add this clock choke…

Train with Cobrinha, Terra, Grippo, Marte, others and help submit the stigma of mental illness

SHARE THIS NEWS Marcelo Garcia’s brown belt Erin Herle has put together a very special event on March 21 (the day after the 2016 Pan). Studio 540, in Solana Beach, CA, will host an all-star seminar to help raise funds to a very good cause. Show up to train with the likes of Rubens Cobrinha, Caio…

10 advices from Jiu-Jitsu super champions you need to follow to be a better competitor

SHARE THIS NEWS   Competing is a tricky thing. Being successful at it is the result of multiple factors combined. You need to be in top shape physically and you need to be very well trained with your game ready for whatever your opponents throw your way. Perhaps, more than anything else, you need to…

SHARE THIS NEWS Still not very famous in 2005, the black belts Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles and Rafael dos Anjos fought hard for their dreams. In the America Golden Cup event in Rio de Janeiro, Rafa and Cobrinha tested their games in Jiu-Jitsu, one against the other. The duel finished with Cobrinha’s victory. Almost ten years…

10 presents every Jiu-Jitsu player would love to get from Santa

SHARE THIS NEWS Christmas is upon us and we thought of preparing a list for those who still haven’t decided what to ask good old Santa (or Father Christimas). Of course, our list is Jiu-Jitsu related, so don’t expect finding an Iphone 6s, a PS4 or that gorgeous Prada handbag. All itens go in the direction of…

Anti-cramps menu: 10 foods with more potassium than a banana

SHARE THIS NEWS Potassium is an important mineral in the Jiu-Jitsu fighter’s menu not just for its performance in the muscles. Besides avoiding cramps, potassium prevents acne, constipation, depression, fatigue, growth problems, insomnia, weakness, nervousness, and respiratory and cardiac problems. However is not right to think that only bananas are a rich source of this…

12 life lessons kids learn fast in Jiu-Jitsu

SHARE THIS NEWS   Do you think your son or daughter should practice Jiu-Jitsu? Why? If you do not have the answer on the tip of your tongue, GRACIEMAG highlighted here 12 life lessons that the little ones will take to the rest of their lives as soon as they start training at a good…

Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle: Smoothie or Juice, what’s healthier for you?

SHARE THIS NEWS The true is smoothies and juices are both very good for you. However you will only enjoy the full benefits of each drink, if you understand the nutritional differences between one and the other. Although both drinks use raw ingredients, like fruits and vegetables, and because of that are filled with healthy…

Sunday Classics: the day Marcelinho fought Kron in a 14-minute war in Barcelona

SHARE THIS NEWS “This is the closest we’ll ever get to seeing Marcelo vs Rickson.” wrote user PitchfeverAcademy in his comment on the You Tube video of one of the best grappling matches of all times. On September 27, 2009, in Barcelona, Spain, Marcelo Garcia and Kron Gracie battled for a spot in the -77kg semifinals.…

Lifestyle: Boost your immune system and avoid missing Jiu-Jitsu

SHARE THIS NEWS The winter time brings low temperature and along with it a higher risk of us getting a cold and/or flu. This way a few measures should be taken in order to fortify our immune system and avoid missing Jiu-Jitsu classes in this period. According to the Havard Medical School, “Your first line…

SHARE THIS NEWS   Master Rickson Gracie celebrates another birthday this November 21. Let’s celebrate it watching Rickson do what he loves the most, teach Jiu-Jitsu. Do you find difficult to escape from the mount position? Do not panic. Rickson is here to correct what you might be doing wrong. In the video, study the mount…