Video: Loop choke dossier with Felipe Ninja

A teacher at Brazil Academy in Lenexa, Kansas, Felipe Ninja, in a recent video made in English for the Graciemag YouTube channel, broke down one of the most beautiful, sneakiest submissions you can apply on an opponent’s neck: the loop choke. See it here:



French judoka’s winning streak broken after 10 years, 154 fights

After an undefeated stint that started in 2010, the French judoka Teddy Riner, 30, was surprised last week during the Paris GP. After 154 victorious matches, nine world titles and two Olympic gold medals, Teddy suffered a counterattack and was toppled at last. The man who did it was Japan’s Kokoro Kageura, 24, in Teddy’s…




Fellipe Andrew passes Buchecha to take top spot in IBJJF rankings

After shining with absolute gold at the 2020 European Championship, Fellipe Andrew became the No. 1 male BJJ fighter in the world. Following the event but before the rankings update, Fellipe was already confident he was going to pass Marcus Buchecha. Only 30 points separated Fellipe from the top. Now he has jumped to 985.5…



Euros: Rui Alves, Eleftheria Christodoulou reign in the purple belt

After the thrills provided by the blue belt contests, it was time for the purple-belts to enter the arena in Odivelas, Portugal. Split across two days, the purple belt brought highs and lows for some athletes, with glory reserved for a few who refused to give up. In the men’s section, for example, Rui Alves…



Video: Carlos Diego finishes former champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 246

A BJJ fighter hailing from Manaus and living in the U.S., Carlos Diego Ferreira just achieved a win in the toughest bout of his MMA career. Last Saturday, Jan. 18, he faced Anthony Pettis — and jiu-jitsu played a decisive role. Pettis, a former champion of the UFC and WEC, brought his flashy moves and…



Training Program: Find your balance and pass that guard, with Abi-Rihan

[First published in 2010. Scroll down for plain text.]   Raphael Abi-Rihan teaches an all-around lesson on innovative methods to improve your guard passing Black belt Raphael Abi-Rihan had a formidable 2009. The Grandmaster Carlson Gracie disciple crowned himself Bra zilian and Rio Open International champion in grand style. A Jiu-Jitsu working man, Abi-Rihan gave…



Roger Gracie seminar: Learn an armbar from the mount

In this program, you will see the positions and techniques preferred by Roger Gracie at an exclusive seminar held at the Renzo Gracie – Upper West Side NY gym. Roger details how his experience and emphasis on the basics made him a great champion. Details to Roger’s game are revealed, with several important points about…