ADGS: Day 1 in Abu Dhabi crowns purple-, brown-belts

The show is back in town! After great anticipation, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam landed in the UAE on April 2nd for the final leg in the challenging but fulfilling 2020/2021 season. Over 200 athletes in the adult and masters divisions of the purple and brown belts competed this Friday. As usual, the mats in the…



Prof. Rodrigo Rato, from Soneca Jiu-Jitsu, is dead at 39 of covid-19

Sunday, March 21st, brought the death of the black-belt Rodrigo Pereira Gomes, known in BJJ circles as “Rodrigo Rato.” A teacher at a Soneca Jiu-Jitsu branch in Osasco, Rato was 39 and had healthy habits. Even so, he was unable to resist the disease’s rapid evolution. Very shaken with the death of his student and…




The method to the madness of rolling with 2 opponents at once

There are many ways to sharpen technical ability and speed of thinking in jiu-jitsu. To Prof. Aparecido Bill, who leads Bill Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Florida, one effective method consists of submitting students to the attack of more than one opponent at a time. The method is shown in the following video, with students fighting two…



Leo Tunico teaches how to go from the turtle to half-guard

To escape the all-fours position migrating to the half-guard, Leo Tunico controls (by the sleeve) the hand with which his opponent is trying to choke him. In parallel, he grips his opponent’s pants and thus manages to follow his movement. Watch how he shrimps laterally, reaching a position transversal to his opponent’s body. That’s how…





ADGS Moscow: one month away from the show, stars line up to compete in Russia

We are one month away from the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Moscow, the third stop in the 2020/2021 season. After two hugely successful events in Miami and Rio de Janeiro, the ADGS Tour now travels to Russia for a whole day of exciting matches on February 7. The AGDS Moscow reaches its second edition in…