Wand Fight Team coach launches book about the didactics of BJJ instructorship

Martial arts in general are powerful tools for inclusion and education. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fits this category and can assist the development of structural and moral values in the society. With that in mind, the black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, Leandro Lorenco launched his book titled “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructorship: the student-to-teacher transition”. The book is…



A brief history of Brazilian jiu-jitsu

From the samurai to the UFC champions and IBJJF gold medalists   Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ (also written as jujitsu or jujutsu) is a martial art of Japanese origin in which one essentially uses levers, torsions and pressure in order to take one’s opponent to the ground and dominate them. Literally, jū in Japanese means ‘gentleness,’…



Build an arsenal of finishes from side control

[We’re updating this with another free video. You can buy individual programs here or get All-Access here.] Develop an aggressive, finishing game without losing sight of the positions you’ve acquired throughout your matches. The math is simple: if you pass your opponent’s guard, stabilize side control and move to the finish or to an even…



Spyder King of Kings: Behind the scenes in South Korea

“I was working in a computer room for R$ 400, and there I’d watch the videos of Rodolfo Vieira and Leandro Lo,” Kaynan Duarte said in a conversation with GRACIEMAG in Seoul, South Korea after winning the final of Spyder Championship: King of Kings, outlasting the idols he used to see only on the internet,…



Guard defense techniques with Gregor and Renzo Gracie

[We’re updating this with another free video. Forty percent off until Black Friday: Get All-Access here. Or find individual programs here.] Unlike what many people think, keeping an opponent in one’s guard is not a luxury meant only for the most flexible and skilled among us. Recovery techniques, when mastered, are more important than any talents.…



Video: Julia Boscher’s finals at Rio BJJ Pro

An athlete from Soul Fighters, Julia Boscher did really well at Rio BJJ Pro, held last Saturday. She went home afterwards with two new titles and a check for 4,900 reais. None of this was handed to her, though, as she faced Sabatha Laís (Ryan Gracie JJ) in the medium heavy final and Izadora Cristina…



Julia Boscher wins double gold at Rio BJJ Pro

BJJ Pro, the traditional circuit in professional BJJ, held this Saturday its latest edition in Rio de Janeiro’s Municipal Club. Julia Boscher, who lives just nearby, wound up being the weekend’s big standout. Representing Soul Fighters, she not only beat the medium heavyweight field — defeating Sabatha Laís (Ryan Gracie JJ) in the final —…



Paulo Guillobel: Master this to mount every time

Paulo Guillobel analyzes the four key points for you to exert control over your opponent’s body. By controlling these points, you become capable of shutting down their movements and reach the mount, foiling their reactions. Guillobel shows this in practice, with an efficient progression from side control to the mount. gallerr.com/en/rgoa