Don’t choke your partner too fast with this move shown to Kyra by a blind teacher

Always looking for new experiences, Kyra Gracie from Gracie Kore, located in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, recently welcomed a special guest. Luciano Jatobá, a blind competitor, is a black-belt in BJJ. And today you’ll learn his favorite submission starting from the guard. Jatobá applied the choke on Kyra with his hand on her…



Watch BJJ Stars 2 live this Saturday; new names added

You won’t have to wait long for the explosive second installment of BJJ Stars Black Belt Edition. The event will be held this Saturday at the Hebraica gymnasium in São Paulo, Brazil. As well as the superfights arranged by the experienced team of Prof. Fepa Lopes, a GP featuring giants of the sport promises to…



A No-Gi Pan champion, brown-belt sensation wants to repeat feat at No-Gi Worlds

The newest Jiu-Jitsu brown belt star is a fine example of tenacity. Today, at age 26, Roosevelt Sousa had to sell water on the streets of João Pessoa, Paraíba, in 2017, to realize his dream in the sport. Now, two years later, he finds himself in Miami, Florida, well trained and living as a professional…



A Training Program based on Rickson’s storied career (part 1)

[First published in 2010. Scroll down for plain text.] [Wanna learn self-defense straight from Rickson Gracie? You can!] 30 years ago a phenomenon was born, from an unforgettable fight against King Zulu. Ever since much has been said of his virtues as a fighter; however, due tribute hasn’t yet been paid to his flair as…



Prof. Christophoros is teaching police and firefighters to neutralize threats with BJJ

The team Leader of Atos in Orlando, Florida, Jiu-Jitsu Professor Christophoros Constantinidis has been doing a great job with the local police forces, as well as units of the city’s fire department, giving a series of specialization courses in self-defense. Many of the techniques covered in the courses are used in extreme risk situations where…



ADCC 2019: Sunday’s semifinals have been defined

After an intense set of 78 matches at the Anaheim Convention Center, we now know the 28 athletes that will make up the semifinal round of the 2019 ADCC Worlds. New faces and veterans are in the mix, gifting the grappling fan with what is sure to be a fantastic final day, which will also…



Watch Paulão Filho vs. Fernando Margarida at the ADCC 1999 trials

We’re two days away from the start of the 2019 ADCC Words. So this Thursday the Graciemag team dug deep to retrieve a piece of grappling history. Twenty years ago, at Jardim Guanabara Yacht Club in Rio de Janeiro, trials were taking place for ADCC 1999 — the second edition of the event created by…



Julia Boscher, Rafael Paganini win absolute gold at Brazilian No-Gi Nationals

The rain that poured this Sunday, September 22, wasn’t close to enough to scare away the athletes wishing to test their skill at the Brazilian No-Gi Nationals, an event held by the CBJJ at the Arena da Juventude, the Olympic stage located in Rio’s Deodoro neighborhood. Out of the ten areas set up in the…