Kate Bacik – One to Watch – Fighter Profile

Instagram: @purplesupernova7 Name: Kate BacikAge: 27D.O.B: 25/05/93Nationality: PolishLocation: Croydon, London, EnglandGym: New Wave Academy, CroydonBJJ Rank: Purple BeltHeight: 5”7Weight Class: Lightweight Kate Bacik is a name that’s been popping up a lot recently not just regarding BJJ, but MMA too. Bacik is a fierce cage fighter and grappler, ranking in at purple belt in BJJ.... Read more

How to Succeed in BJJ with Black Belt Steve O’Keeffe

Photo Credit: Instagram @stevethespartan Grappling Insider speaks with Steve O’Keefe a 1st Degree Black Belt under Marco Canha at Checkmat and pro MMA fighter from Kent, England to discuss his career, how he kept focused and what the key to success in BJJ is. As well as an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and pro MMA... Read more

Demi Lovato Speaks About Jiu Jitsu being “Meditative” and “Empowering”

The hype of celebrities jumping on board the jiu jitsu train has increased over the past decade, and the sport is gaining more recognition now – in terms of global and celebrity – than it ever has done before. Grappling Insider also looked into 10 BJJ Celebrity Black Belts, and there’s some celeb black belts... Read more

AJP Tour 2020/2021 season features events in Brazil, Ukraine, Australia and Russia in the coming weeks

The 2020/2021 season of the AJP tour is heating up again. The coming weeks will feature several events in several cities all over the world. The AJP is working diligently with its local organizers to offer athletes and fans events that are both highly competitive and safe for all. The calendar shows events scheduled for... Read more

Pedro Sauer vs Mr. Utah with commentary

This is one of my favorite displays of Gracie Jiu Jitsu against someone who is much, much larger. The classic video has been updated to include an interview and commentary with Master Sauer thanks to Savvas at The Impaired Grappler. Cheers! https://youtu.be/fDdqJIk3WOg

The Unorthodox Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall did what no other person has done before in his match with BJ Penn at UFC 232 this past weekend. Ryan submitted BJ; forcing him to tap to a devastating heel hook. Ryan is one of the best grapplers on the planet with a unique style for unorthodoxy. This style was on clear... Read more

Countering the Lockdown

One good turn deserves another. In a previous post I shared a clip of Master Rigan Machado showing a sweep from lockdown. So, here's a clip of Rigan sharing a technique for countering the lockdown. Thanks to Northwest Fighting Arts for sharing this clip. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/n6UsV65JhNY Master Rigan Machado