BJJ and Street Fighting

There is no questioning the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in combat.  For decades the Gracie family competed in no rules Vale Tudo matches around Brazil, facing off against many different styles of martial arts.The Gracie family built a name for itself and their revolutionary new fighting style. With the debut of the UFC in 1993 the fight game was changed forever, and even the casual fight fan knows that some fundamental knowledge of jiu jitsu is essential to keep you from getting choked inside the octagon. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has grown in leaps and bounds since it hit the

UFC on Fox 23

Fraught with title implications throughout the card, UFC on Fox 23 didn’t disappoint to bring a great show. From tactical submissions to quick, and often surprising, knockouts the high-level talent showcased their skills and the underdogs fought with everything they had until the final bell. Below is a fight by fight recap of the event.

A Guide to Increasing Muscular Strength for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

No matter what stage or class of Brazilian BBJ you are in you will, at one point or another, reach a strength plateau. It can happen when you are starting out, when you are looking to take the next step and compete, or even to seasoned professionals looking to improve their strength to weight ratio. It’s important to understand that the key priority for any BJJ practitioner is to be strong in relation to his weight.

Judo Gi VS. BJJ Gi: The Major Differences

You may be looking to expand your knowledge or simply wondering what would benefit you most in your training. Or this annoying little question may keep coming up and you just aren’t sure what the answer is. Well we’re here with some answers. What are the differences between Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gis and Judo gi? Can both types of gis be used interchangeably for both martial arts. While the two types of gis may look similar there are several differences that you should know about, whether you are looking to use your current BJJ gi for Judo, or the other way

The Gracie Diet: A Diet for Keeps

Everywhere we turn we are told about how to stay healthy and what the best diets to follow, with greatly differing advice from the various people that you speak to, whether it is mom or your GP. The LCHF diet and the Atkins diet are both examples of low-carb diets that have soared in popularity and have been tried by thousands of people all over the world. For a while now these diets have been widely hailed as a breakthrough in healthy living, but as more research has been done and results examined, there is more and more confusion about