Tags: Jiu-Jitsu

Buchecha has surgery to reconstruct ACL on left knee; recovery to take at least 5 months

SHARE THIS NEWSThree-time black belt open class world champion Marcus Buchecha had surgery this Friday, in Brazil. The procedure was to reconstruct the ACL ligament on his left knee, injured during the quarterfinal match against Ricardo Evangelista, at the 2015 Worlds. The surgery went well and Doctors gave Buchecha a five-month minimum recovery period until…

Could Pride FC be returning to the MMA scene? Here’s what we know

SHARE THIS NEWSIf you started following MMA after 2007, you haven’t experience the thrills of Pride FC. From 1997 to 2007, the Japanese promotion was the main force in mixed martial arts and its demise left millions of fans feeling like the end of the world. To this day, eight years after the company was…

SHARE THIS NEWS  Victor Estima is one fo the most talented and accomplished talents of his generation of black belts. In 2009, just before the ADCC, he and his brother Braulio developed a fast and powerful way to finish the opponent when he or she uses the foot to push you back as you try to…

SHARE THIS NEWS  Dominyka Obelenyte is celebrating her 20th birthday this Thursday, July 30. By all means a prodigy in Jiu-Jitsu, in 2015 she became the youngest competitor to achieve the gold medal at the black belt open class division of the Worlds. After the double gold campaign in Long Beach last June, she was…

ADCC Classics: the day Cachorrão and Jacaré fought the mother of all fights

SHARE THIS NEWSThe headline on GRACIEMAG #77 read: “The mother of all fights.” That’s how we tried to put in words one of the most thrilling matches in the history of the ADCC. Ricardo “Cachorrão” Almeida and Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza met in the semifinal of the -88kg division of the 2003 ADCC, in São Paulo, Brazil.…

SHARE THIS NEWS  The 2015 Worlds was one of the most thrilling moments of the season. Watch the highlight video here and relive the great things that took place in the Long Beach Pyramid. If you are over 30 years old, don’t forget to register for the 2015 Worlds Master. The price will change after…

Find your balance. Add a cup of peppermint tea to your daily routine

SHARE THIS NEWSPeppermint (Mentha piperita) is a noted digestive aid that stimulates the salivary glands, helps to eliminate nausea, eases heartburn, promotes burping, and calms stomach spasms and cramps. Because of its action on the gastric lining, peppermint actually shortens the amount of time food spends in the stomach. This herb is traditionally used to…

Worlds Master: sign in until July 29 to save more on the registration fee

SHARE THIS NEWSIf you are thinking of competing at the 2015 World Master Jiu-Jitsu championship, know that you have until this wednesday, July 29, to register for the lowest fee. Hurry up and sign in now to pay $97. The price will go up to $120 and stay at that until August 19. The final…

2015 ADCC: Glover, Lepri, Lovato, Popovitch, Magalhães, Sanchez added; schedule’s out

SHARE THIS NEWS  The 2015 ADCC has fewer and fewer spots left for those still waiting for an invitation. Actually, there are 17 spots left. The latest round of names added to the roster includes Jeff Glover (-66kg), Lucas Lepri (-77kg), Rafael Lovato Jr. (-88kg), Pablo Popovitch (-88kg), Felipe Pena (-99kg), Hector Lombard (-99kg), Vinny…

The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour kicks off in Tokyo on August 29

SHARE THIS NEWS The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam JJ World Tour is on. The kick off event is scheduled August 29th and it will take place at the Sumida City gymnasium, in Tokyo, Japan. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top 3 athletes of each division. For the first World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Tour, the UAE…

Staack, Terêncio to teach charity seminar in Brazil on August 8

SHARE THIS NEWSGMA members and leaders of Brazil 021 in Chicago, Hannette Staack and André Terêncio will be in Brazil for a very special seminar on August 8. The seminar will raise funds for the social protect Staack and Terêncio lead in Rio de Janeiro, called Projeto Brazil 021. All the proceeds will go to…

Master International: Saulo Ribeiro, Thiago Gaia, Fabiana Santos stand out, other results

SHARE THIS NEWSThe IBJJF also held the 2015 Master International championship this weekend in Rio de Janeiro. Among thousands of participants, some familiar names made it to the podium. In the master 1 black belt, Thiago Gaia did great with double gold at the ultra-heavy and open class divisions. Fabiana Santos also won double gold…

SHARE THIS NEWS  Keenan Cornelius has another weird guard technique to teach. He calls it the Mantis guard and it involves making a grip on your own shin (or pants). Watch the video and see if this works for you. He teaches two ways of sweeping the opponent with variations for the waiter sweep and…

Learn the how-to of the balloon sweep with black belt Christian Uflacker

SHARE THIS NEWS GMA member and and leader of Uflacker Academy in Chicago, black belt Christian Uflacker teaches one of his favorite sweeps. Pay attention to the video and learn the how-to of the ballon sweep, an efficient way to go from the closed guard to the full mount using the ooponent’s own moment. Know…

Jiu-Jitsu community mostly pleased with $10K prizes for adult black belt ranking leaders

SHARE THIS NEWSThe IBJJF announced this week a big incentive for black belts in the adult division. At the end of the 2015/2016 season, the entity will award the leaders of the male and female rankings with $10,000. The immediate reaction to the news was mostly positive with a few critics. On GRACIEMAG’s Facebook page,…

Try a melon juice with watermelon to be hydrated in the summer

SHARE THIS NEWSHave you ever tired mixing a variety of melons to make one unique juice? Besides being tasty and refreshing, this laudable drink can provide many health benefits to Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. According to www.diethealthclub.com, Melon juice has a cleansing, diuretic, mineralizing, and alkalinizing effect on the body and is very effective in eliminating harmful toxins.…