Dear White Belts – Leave Your Ego At the Door

@chilarekiphotography One of the first things you should learn in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is to leave your ego at the door. Ego’s cause injuries and no one wants to be injured, especially not by a training partner. When you’re starting to learn BJJ the fundamentals seem endless, so it’s understandable that a few concepts may... Read more

SUG 25 Results and Highlights: Pedro Marinho Guillotines Andy Varela in Regulation

On Sunday, Submission Underground (SUG) 25 took place live from Portland, OR. In the main event, Pedro Marinho capped off an excellent weekend of competition with a submission win over former SUG title challenger and 10th Planet black belt Andy Varela. Marinho made his SUG debut just a few weeks ago, earning second place at... Read more

ADGS Events in 2021 to count points in the 2020/2021 AJP Tour Ranking

The AJP informs that due to the special circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, a change in the period of the AJP Tour Ranking was put in effect. Although the 2020/2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam World Tour Ranking was concluded with the recent ADGS Abu Dhabi, on April 2-3, 2021, the AJP Tour Ranking will... Read more

Craig Jones Out of ‘Road to ADCC’ with Injury

Commonly known as “2nd best”, one of the worlds best grapplers, Craig Jones, has had to pull out of the upcoming Road to ADCC event due to a hand injury. Jones’ match was supposed to be against IBJJF World Champion Lucas ‘Hulk’ Barbosa, but now it looks like someone else will have to fight the... Read more

Fabricio Werdum Wants Rematch With Fedor Emelianenko: ‘I’m ready to go to Russia’

MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko will fight at least one more time, and Fabricio Werdum is campaigning hard for a second bout with the Russian. Werdum — a two-time ADCC champion — earned one of the most shocking upsets of all time when he handed Emelianenko his first real career loss in 2010. Bellator MMA recently... Read more

Rapper Action Bronson Loses 140lbs and Starts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

@bambambaklava via Instagram: WHAT A DAY OF TRAINING WITH YODA @ryrongracie AND MY BROTHER @evidence When March 2020 came around, rapper Action Bronson (real name Ariyan Arslani) decided it was time for a change – right at the beginning of the pandemic. Since March 2020, Bronson has lost 140lbs (64kg) – an insane amount of... Read more

Roger Gracie & Mauricio Gomes Grapple With Men’s Mental Health

10x BJJ World Champion Roger Gracie and father Mauricio Gomes have been featured in a forthcoming book aiming to increase awareness for men’s mental health issues. With ever-mounting pressure on men to behave, speak and even look a certain way, [Mask]ulinity is more than a book about male athletes. This human study explores the diverse... Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with 10th Planet’s Kyle Boehm

Boehm after he won ‘King of the Mats’. @kyle.boehm – “Won the tournament championship over the weekend at @kingofthematgrappling I faced four world class black belts and got four subs. Three RNCs and an outside heel hook. Three finished in regulation. $10k and absolute champion until next year thanks to king of the mat for... Read more

‘Korean Zombie’ Awarded BJJ Black Belt After Win Over Dan Ige at UFC on ESPN 25

Chan Sung Jung, AKA “The Korean Zombie,” picked up a hard fought decision win over fellow featherweight contender Dan Ige in the main event of UFC on ESPN 25 on Saturday. Immediately following the win, Jung was awarded his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from his instructor, Santino Defranco. After a dominant performance, @KoreanZombieMMA received... Read more