Patrick Almeida sets sights on ADCC 2021

Hailing from Campo Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Patrick Almeida has an interesting history in Jiu-Jitsu. This black-belt under Everaldo Penco, age 26, almost became a doctor before turning into a voracious competitor in the sport popularized by the Gracie family. The opportunity came at a college in Kursk, Russia, due to Patrick’s good performance in…



Video: Remember Erberth vs. Gaudio and warm up for Saturday’s BJJ Stars

In one of the fights set to take place at Saturday’s BJJ Stars (streaming live on pay-per-view on bjjstars.tv), we will get to see Patrick Gáudio and Erberth Santos face off again. Long-time rivals, the two have fought a few times, with multiple wins to each side and even a tie. One of these exciting…



Video: 5 top-notch techniques with 5-time world champion Rubens Cobrinha

Back in 2016, Graciemag had the pleasure of having Rubens Cobrinha over to produce its December cover story. His accomplishments from the aughts had already safely put him among the legends of the sport, with four consecutive world titles in the gi — plus two in no-gi — between 2006 and 2009. His final no-gi…



AJP invites BJJ community to second round of online rules course

The AJP is offering another round of the Online Jiu-Jitsu Rules Course – Level 1 for both athletes and practitioners. The Jiu-Jitsu Rules Course will be taught both in English and Portuguese. The AJP has gathered a world class team of instructors, including Master Julio Cesar Pereira, Oliver Geddes, Alvaro Bobadilla, Gabriel Rainho, Mauricio Gomes…



Ginástica Natural: Snake movement without use of arms

[First published in 2009.] By Álvaro Romano A – Lie down with your arms backwards, as Alvaro Romano demonstrates in the photo. B – Try to raise your body without using your hands, using your legs as leverage for the movement. Bring one of your legs forward at the same time you throw the other…



BJJ Stars returns July 25 with no live audience — here’s the pay-per-view line-up

Even as the coronavirus rages in Brazil, Fepa Lopes, an experienced martial arts event promoter, has been working intensely to return with a big card for BJJ Stars. The comeback event, slated to take place on July 25, will be headlined by Felipe Preguiça vs. Kaynan Duarte. But the challenge faced by Fepa went beyond…



Learn the solo drills Julia Boscher has been doing at home

You can never have too many ways to stay in shape, so here are the exercises the black-belt Julia Boscher has been doing as she waits to be able to compete again.



Video: Rodolfo Vieira teaches a seven-point transition

Despite having made the jump to MMA, Rodolfo Vieira is still a BJJ teacher through and through, occasionally traveling to teach a packed seminar somewhere in Brazil. A few years back, he paid a visit to Escola de Jiu-Jitsu Brasileiro, led by Edgar Guimarães in Blumenau, and taught a maneuver he used at the highest…