Does listening to music before a fight help an athlete perform better?

It’s common to see, matside in competitions, fighters enjoying some music before performing. The playlists are of the widest variety, and each athlete listens to their favorites with their own intention: to get pumped, or relax, or get inspired. But in the scientific field, is there any indication that music helps a fighter do better…



ADCC 2019: Who’s fighting in Anaheim in late September

Scheduled for September 28 and 29, the 2019 ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. The no-gi event created by Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed, which takes place every other year, once again will gather a legion of the world’s top grapplers in search of glory and cash…



Interview: The lessons of Master Armando Wriedt

In an interview given to Graciemag in 2014, Grandmaster Armando Wriedt (1925–2019) spoke of the essence of BJJ, recalled the day he met Helio Gracie, and analyzed the best lessons gathered from an entire life dedicated to the art of teaching. Here it is. GRACIEMAG: What is the best life lesson BJJ has taught you?…



Kléber Buiu teaches a double attack from the kata-gatame at GB Parque Olímpico

An experienced teacher and competitor, GMI Kléber Buiu, leader of Gracie Barra Parque Olímpico, has some refined versions of classic BJJ moves up his sleeve. In a recent visit to his gym, our team recorded an exclusive lesson that can be a valuable addition to your finishing options. Buiu showed his favorite way of finishing…



Fabio Gurgel teaches how to escape the 50/50 guard (part 2)

Fábio Gurgel ensina com exclusividade aos leitores de GRACIEMAG.com a saída para polêmica guarda 50/50



Interview: Roberto Cyborg details his wins from the IBJJF No-Gi GP

At 38, Roberto Cyborg is an undeniable force in worldwide BJJ. The ADCC’s 2013 absolute champion was brought into the IBJJF’s Heavyweight GP, held last weekend in Las Vegas, as a substitute. He took on fighters in their first years of top-level competition, and his experience spoke louder, enabling him to win three matches and…



Fabio Gurgel teaches how to escape the 50/50 guard (part 1)

Fábio Gurgel ensina com exclusividade aos leitores de GRACIEMAG.com a saída para polêmica guarda 50/50.



World Master Championship: Formiga, Pé de Chumbo, Titi and more champions

On the second day of action in Las Vegas, this year’s edition of the World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship brought another series of exciting matches. Among the standouts in the master 2 age group, there were absolute champions Formiga (Soul Fighters) and Sarah Black (Nova União). Rafael Formiga, the 2018 champion, returned this year to…