Celebrated fighters secure their spots at World Master Championship

It’s almost time for the strongest veterans in BJJ to let their competitiveness loose in Las Vegas at the 2019 World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship. The event, scheduled for Aug. 21–24, is already guaranteed to feature a whole bunch of talented folks, and Graciemag brings you the list. Fighters who are already veterans of this…



Training for Warriors: Better guard? Get a grip!

[First published in 2008. Scroll down for plain text. Part of the Training for Warriors series, by Martin Rooney*] During the last decade of training Jiu-Jitsu, one of my main wishes was to develop a “frustrating guard”. For all who know what I am talking about, I mean that I wanted to have a guard…



BJJ Stars confirms absolute GP in California for October

Whom would you like to see in the next BJJ Stars absolute GP? The question hangs in the air after the confirmation by Fepa Lopes this week, on Instagram, about the next edition of the event that rocked the BJJ community in February of this year with breathtaking matches. The new card will be presented…



UFC 239: Watch Amanda Nunes’s K.O. and a historic flying knee

Packed with great match-ups, UFC 239, held in Las Vegas last weekend, had some good moments. As well as Jon Jones’s win over Thiago Marreta in the main event, we saw Amanda Nunes launch a precise attack on Holly Holm in the co-main event, for the bantamweight crown. After studying Holm in the striking portion…



What is the most amazing triangle you’ve ever seen in BJJ?

Inspired by a photo from our archives, published on @graciemagoficial, we started asking ourselves: What is the coolest triangle in recorded BJJ history? Our quest began with the attack launched by Mario Reis over Fredson Paixão at the 2003 Worlds, and, with the help of our readers, we came up with five triangles that earned…



Bruno Bastos on team’s success at IBJJF’s Kids International, own gold at American Nationals

Bruno Bastos is the man who is responsible for spreading jiu-jitsu around Midland, Texas. And his work is getting paid off, as each year that goes by his team continues to improve and grow. June 22th was another day that his team’s success was proven, as they won the IBJJF’s Kids International scoring 281 points,…



A champion’s mind: Gezary Matuda’s lessons for you to win in BJJ

Although it may not look that way to you, Gezary Matuda is 35 years old. Yes, 35, the typical age of a fighter in the masters’ age group. The Curitiba native, however, carries on fighting much younger opponents in the adults’ group. That was, by the way, how Matuda won her three world titles in…



Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo: The stars confirmed so far for the July event

[Press release.] The 2019/2020 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour debuted with a bang on June 15-16, in Moscow, Russia. The tour now travels east for the second leg, scheduled July 27-28, in Japan. The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour Tokyo reaches its 5th edition as a consolidated event that mobilizes the entire…