ADGS Miami: Will Safford’s guide to the black belt division

As the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami nears, the adult black belt division fills up with big names ready to compete and take the gold medal home. The sport’s elite will be in Florida on September 27 as the 2020/2021 ADGS season kicks off at the Miami Airport Convention Center. The final registration deadline is…



The time Flavio Behring summed up the essence of jiu-jitsu for us

At the age of 82, the red-belt Flavio Behring continues to be quite an inspiration to our team, as well as to the entire jiu-jitsu community. The father of Marcelo and Sylvio Behring, Master Flavio once summed up, in the 250th issue of Graciemag, the essence of BJJ — one of the biggest lessons he…



Video: Wanderlei Silva’s son debuts in amateur boxing

Wanderlei Silva, the Brazilian MMA hero from the aughts, has a brand-new reason to be proud. On Saturday, Aug. 22, his 17-year-old son Thor made his debut in amateur boxing at a Venum Private Fight event. Displaying an aggressive style, Thor won by decision after three three-minute rounds. You can watch the fight below.



Learn how to attack from half-guard, at Renzo Gracie Online Academy

We’re updating this article with an extra free video: — This week, Renzo Gracie Online Academy goes back to examining the half-guard, emphasizing the position’s offensive aspects. Go to www.gallerr.com/rgoa to see Leandro Slaib teach five very efficient attacks, almost always wrapping with his arm one of the passer’s legs — a detail that keeps…



Becoming fluid: Learn Ronaldo ‘Jacaré’ Souza’s relentless fighting style

[First published in 2014. Scroll down for plain text.]   [ Marcelo Dunlop & Raphael Nogueira ] Becoming fluid This fast-paced, relentless fighting style that leaves opponents at bay is now within your reach. That’s what unforgiving champions Ronaldo Jacaré and Flávio Canto teach next. Check it out! GRACIEMAG: What does the nimble game mean…



IBJJF confirms 2020 Pan for October in Florida

The big-tournament circuit is back! After confirming some Opens, now the IBJJF has provided a new date for the start of the Pan. The event will take place in Florida, at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, between the 8th and 11th of October. Following the local protocols of hygiene and safety, the federation has…



Training for Warriors: Add strength, stability and speed with suspension training

[First published in 2013. Part of the Training for Warriors series, by Martin Rooney*] * Martin Rooney is the author of Training for Warriors: the Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Workout and Ultimate Warrior Workouts: Fitness Secrets of the Martial Arts. He has trained champion fighters for the UFC, Pride, ADCC and Olympics. Information about upcoming…



Black-belt Esdras Junior is teaching BJJ to public safety professionals in the U.S.

Esdras Junior is a key player in the spread of Jiu-Jitsu as a martial art in Phoenix, Arizona. The Ares Jiu-Jitsu black-belt teaches free classes to public safety professionals with the aim of making them increasingly capable of controlling situations that require physical contact, without the use of firearms or strikes. The techniques covered range…